Youth Opportunities Fund
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to create a culturally anchored healing and learning space for Afro-Caribbean mothers whose children have been impacted by anti-Black racism in the education system. The project will provide support with system navigation and workshops to build parenting and coping skills.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $235,000 grant over 36 months to deliver professional development and mentorship opportunities from people with lived experience for youth leaving care and the justice system in Thunder Bay. Programs will take place in a safe space, enabling youth to develop healthy relationships, confidence and learn new skill sets
Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven program model with a $499,600 grant over 48 months to expand a program addressing Black youth unemployment and under-employment for young adults between 16-25 years-old living in Toronto Community Housing communities. The grant will help increase information around employment supports, opportunities and culturally-relevant, wrap-around resources. There will be two, 10-week, pre-employment, life-skills and personal development programs promoting economic resiliency and independence for Black youth
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to work with Black youth between the ages of 16-20 from under-served communities, creating greater access to arts and positive mental health spaces through 16 workshops and activities
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to increase access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities and culturally specific wellness workshops for Black youth in Rexdale. The program will deliver bi-weekly STEM and wellness workshops, a mentorship program, a one-week summer boot camp, and increase learning opportunities for personal and professional skills development
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $152,800 grant over 24 months to enhance social awareness and solidarity among young women of colour in Toronto, providing a safe space to connect and gain insight on issues relevant to their livelihood
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $160,000 grant over 24 months to deliver bi-weekly, employment mentorship opportunities and workshops for Somali students in Grade 12 to post-secondary school and who are living in Toronto's west end
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $147,400 grant over 24 months to establish a weekly drop-in space for Black youth in London. The program will help youth in becoming part of a strong community of peers and leaders with shared cultural identity and experiences. Over eight months, weekly drop-in meetings will support Black youth by providing a safe space for leadership workshops, connecting with mentors and engaging in discussions around addressing racism and anti-Blackness in their communities
Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $464,600 grant over 48 months to launch the Three Phase Pow Wow Project. The program provides cultural, traditional activities and learnings that focus on building a sense of empowerment, promote a healthy lifestyle, and offer mentorship opportunities. Youth will participate in regalia-making, take part in the Summer Pow Wow Trail and bring back the Brunswick House Community Pow Wow
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $252,900 grant over 36 months to provide entrepreneurship training and supports for racialized, low-income parents, guardians and caregivers living in Windsor-Essex.