Youth Opportunities Fund

Investing in projects led by youth and families to improve the wellbeing of communities across Ontario.

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The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) invests in community-led projects that play an essential role in creating safe spaces, empowering youth and families, supporting career pathways and addressing issues faced by our communities.

YOF prioritizes grassroots groups that are looking to address the experiences of Indigenous (First Nation, Metis or Inuit) and/or Black youth who continue to face systemic barriers and oppression.

Supporting grassroots groups and community-based collaboratives led by people who share identities, lived experiences and who face the same systemic barriers as those who will benefit from their projects is integral to YOF’s funding priorities. Projects led by and for communities play a key role in developing solutions that are tailored to the needs of communities and providing appropriate support for those with similar experiences.

Investments made through YOF extend beyond project funding. Grant recipients receive capacity building support to learn and grow through specialized coaching and mentorship.

Whether your group wants to pilot a new project or expand an existing one, YOF offers a range of grants that may be the right fit for your group. 



For more information about YOF grants and eligibility requirements, contact or 1 800 263-2887.


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Discover YOF resources

For each stream, get to know the tools that can help you plan your application. They include sample expression of interest applications, project plans and budgets.

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