Youth Opportunities Fund

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Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to create a space to offer entrepreneurship training for low- income immigrant parents and newcomers to allow them to become self-employed in Vanier, a neighbourhood in the City of Ottawa’s east end.

$440,400 over 24 months for the collaborative to establish the groundwork to improve access to leadership opportunities within the education system for Black and other racialized youth. The initiative will also help improve the students' parents' ability to advocate effectively on their behalf. This collaborative will create tools, models and policy recommendations to build a sense of belonging and ownership in the education system

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to provide Black and racialized youth in Toronto and Hamilton with opportunities to lead and be involved in anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia education. The program will involve interactive workshops and annual conferences for high school students

$492,500 over 24 months to strengthen the work of child and youth workers by improving post-secondary education experiences of Black and racialized young adults in the Greater Toronto Area. The collaborative will address systemic racism by decolonizing the child and youth care curriculum while expanding research and knowledge production that benefits students, professionals and service users. The grant will be used for staffing, hosting meetings and workshops, as well as buying equipment and developing information materials

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

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