Youth Opportunities Fund
Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $400,000 over 48 months to provide youth with free group fitness classes and sport-specific team training, as well as nutrition, leadership and cultural workshops. In exchange, they will provide community service in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne to help other young people make better fitness and nutritional choices.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to offer volunteer training workshops for racialized, newcomer youth, as well as youth with disabilities, to increase volunteer opportunities and engagement in Halton-Peel's social services sector.
Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $285,600 grant over 36 months to expand its artist residency initiative, teaching spoken word to disengaged and vulnerable students at 12 high schools and seven middle schools in Hamilton. The program will reinvigorate educational spaces, engaging youth in their schools and communities.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $210,000 grant over 36 months to connect youth from the black community in Durham Region with resources for personal and leadership development opportunities that build on students' academic and creative talents. The group will support racialized youth through mentorship and workshops, develop personal networks and engage in creative forums.
With a grant of $1,205,300 over 60 months, this collaborative initiative will strengthen the capacity of youth-serving organizations and youth leaders in northern communities, empowering and engaging young change-makers to build social infrastructure in Northern Ontario.
Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $381,000 grant over 48 months to deliver workshops and pop-up art events that engage youth. Young people will be engaged in a creative dialogue about the powerful impact of language, discrimination and social exclusion, and learn about resources for coping with, and reporting, bullying in Brampton.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $140,000 over 24 months to create conditions for Indigenous youth in vulnerable situations to become engaged in their community through recreation opportunities, skill building, traditional language learning, and becoming a vital resource of community support in Bear Lake, Temagami.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $206,200 grant over 36 months to provide digital literacy, and entrepreneurial education, resources and supports for low-income, racialized youth in Toronto. Youth will learn to harness the power of business and technology and have a space where they feel a part of, share their ideas and work collaboratively.
With a grant of $545,200 over 36 months, this collaborative will strengthen the service delivery system for youth who are at risk of, or are currently experiencing, homelessness in Leamington. It will provide a one-stop, no wrong door approach to keep youth connected to the community and enable young people to navigate and access needed services.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $190,200 grant over 36 months to provide weekly mentoring opportunities and workshops for racialized and newcomer youth in Toronto. The group will expand peer and youth support networks, empower and inspire youth to continue with high school and post-secondary education, participate in school activities and become more involved in their communities.