Youth Opportunities Fund

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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.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $250,000 grant over 36 months to create online and physical spaces that are safe, and empower Black youth, through the creation of strategic partnerships with black and Afro Caribbean university student groups in Ottawa, Hamilton, and Toronto, to explore the breadth of their cultural identity. They will also participate in live events and an online magazine that captures traditional African culture, ideas, philosophy, aesthetics, value systems in Ontario

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $254,600 grant over 36 months to provide family and parenting services, as well as mentoring Black/Afro-diasporic newcomer parents, guardians and/or caregivers living in Ottawa.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $252,500 grant over 36 months to address racism by providing disadvantaged Black youth in Toronto with the infrastructure to build their artistic, entrepreneurial, and technological capacity. The group will host two cycles of a 7-week artist development boot camp that aims to provide Black young creatives with knowledge, tools, and access to resources to help advance their music careers

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to address the adverse effects of poverty and cultural barriers by providing young Black women in Ottawa with opportunities to creatively develop and express themselves, effectively communicate, exemplify practical life skills and lead in their communities. Black young women will access a three phased component, bi-weekly program sessions that promotes empowerment, creative expression and release, and practical life skills through mentorship

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $254,900 grant over 36 months for a photography program, designed for marginalized Black boys and girls from the Regent Park community of Toronto that cultivates a safe space to build meaningful relationships with each other and the community through art. Annually, two cycles of programming will be offered to a group of young men and a group of young women.

$1,350,000 over 72 months for groundwork and implementation of strategies to transform and strengthen the education system for youth in the Shibogama tribal area in the Treaty 9 Territory. The collaborative, along with young leaders, will create pathways for Indigenous youth to become active agents of change in influencing the policies and processes that determine their access to education

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