Youth Opportunities Fund

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Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to host biweekly meetups (one active and one social), as well as monthly skill sharing and mentorship workshops for trans and queer youth aged 15-25 in Hamilton.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $300,000 over 36 months to expand on weekly artistic gatherings, as well as continuing its annual celebration and conferences for racialized youth in Toronto. These events provide a welcoming, supportive and positive space for young people and artists in the community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $140,000 over 24 months to host weekly peer support meetings and community engagement opportunities for youth with mental health or addictions concerns in Oakville. It will give youth access to tools and resources supporting personal development and provide opportunities to lead initiatives in support of the community, such as overdose awareness campaigns and gardening programs.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $400,000 grant over 48 months to expand a drop-in program, focusing on youth and enhancing programs to include Traditional Teachings for 2Spirit/LGBTTQ Indigenous youth in Toronto. The initiative will help youth develop leadership and life-building skills, while strengthening a sense of community and belonging.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $122,100 over 24 months to facilitate activities that promote, strong, healthy and cross-cultural relationships between refugees and Canadian-born youth and adults in Sault Ste. Marie. The initiative will help newcomer youth integrate successfully into their new community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $201,200 over 36 months to organize weekly opportunities for newcomer Syrian youth to meet in a safe setting, build relationships, integrate into society using their first language, and become engaged in the community.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $97,200 over 36 months to offer costume design workshops and Pride events for queer and trans youth with disabilities in Scarborough. Leadership opportunities will also be offered to engage the youth in their community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $209,600 over 36 months to deliver individual and group mentoring, artistic training and education programs for youth experiencing mental health issues in Elgin County. Using the arts, storytelling and one-on-one training with professional mentors, a creative resource space will be set up in Springfield where youth can feel safe to experiment creatively, while accessing mental health information and resources.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $298,400 over 36 months to deliver Bridge the Gap, giving racialized and newcomer youth in the Firgrove and Swansea Mews areas access to hands-on trades training in the construction sector, and to provide personal development workshops.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to engage youth and give them opportunities to be heard, share their voices and ideas, feel more connected to the community, provide opportunities to learn leadership skills and address barriers that youth experience accessing services in Onigaming First Nation.

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