Youth Opportunities Fund

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Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $209,700 over 36 months to develop a YouTube channel, an interactive website, and host a summit for racialized and newcomer youth in Halton and Peel and online communities. It will employ a supportive, interfaith and intercultural perspective enabling young people to engage in their communities by creating safe online spaces for learning, combatting Islamophobia and discussing concerns for Muslim youth.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $100,200 over 36 months to provide a support system for newcomer youth with Canadian-born peers and community. Young people will develop their English and communication skills through English Conversations Circles, social evenings and excursions to libraries, community centres and parks.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $76,500 over 24 months to organize and deliver in-person and online educational activities for racialized and newcomer young women in Toronto and York Region. It will provide encouragement and a sense of empowerment to engage in their communities and the political process.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $203,100 grant over 36 months to create a safe space, providing peer support, interactive programming and volunteer opportunities for York Region youth who identify as LGBTTQ. The programs will give youth an opportunity to build on their self-esteem and confidence levels.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $400,000 over 48 months to assist transgender youth in accessing services in their communities. It will provide training to youth-serving organizations, teachers, and schools in transgender sensitivity, making Northeastern Ontario communities safer for transgender youth.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $399,200 over 48 months to engage Indigenous youth leaders aged 14-18 to foster relationship-building and mentorship between youth and adult role models in First Nations and urban Indigenous organizations within Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

With a grant of $749,900 over 60 months, this collaborative initiative will improve the system of supports in Toronto for young people in conflict with the law. It will improve the effectiveness of targeted reintegration supports and reduce recidivism through enhanced community partnerships, communications, improved knowledge and understanding of current services, collaborative case planning, and increased youth and community stakeholder involvement.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to deliver a multi-dimensional trades mentorship and training program to LGBTTQ+ youth in Scarborough. It will utilize a diverse, gendered perspective to create a trades work curriculum, teaching tangible and creative skills in woodworking, bike mechanics and electronics, while enabling youth to foster and maintain healthy, close relationships.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $300,000 over 36 months to deliver film and media training programs focusing on technical, creative and teamwork skills for racialized youth in the Jane/Finch and Rexdale communities.

With a grant of $882,000 over 48 months, this collaborative initiative will improve the system of care to detect psychosis symptoms early, and access appropriate services for youth with psychosis who live in Northwestern Ontario. The collaborative initiative will increase connections between sectors, redesign existing resource tools, increase the availability and capacity of service providers, improving the pathways for youth who experience psychosis.

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