Youth Opportunities Fund

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Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $499,600 grant over 48 months to address issues around self-identity and confidence for 12-16 year-old Black young women in Toronto. The grant assist with a culturally-driven component to hiphop and gymnastics programs that promote leadership abilities. Girl Power’d will offer four cycles of 10-week programs, with an additional two cultural sessions, and annual performances involving program participants

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $92,400 grant over 36 months to provide supports to families with navigating the education system, and create a culturally relevant network for both Black and newcomer parents to learn from and educate one another in the Jane and Finch community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $253,500 grant over 36 months to provide supports that help Black parents, guardians, and caregivers across Windsor and Essex County navigate effectively the education system.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to support Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrant families, specifically mothers and women, who are facing socio-economic struggles and culture shock by providing services and systems navigation to facilitate integration into the Canadian community.

$806,400 over 48 months for groundwork and implementation of strategies through this collaborative initiative that will strengthen the education system and outcomes for Black and racialized newcomer youth between 12-25 years-old in Hamilton. The collaborative will conduct research that informs and tests the School Readiness Academy model to improve education outcomes.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to support digital literacy skills and STEM knowledge programs for Black young women between 13-17 years-old to develop their economic empowerment. There will be eight monthly bilingual digital literacy workshops and an annual two-week, bilingual summer camp to learn about future opportunities in the technology sector.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $238,400 grant over 36 months to deliver a program focused on strengthening financial literacy, sharing tools and building economic empowerment for Black mothers across the GTA.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to create a safe, creative space to address anti-Black racism while building cultural connections among young Black people in Toronto. The program connects youth with prominent Black figures in Ontario to learn more about Black Canadian history and be part of a seven-month podcast project of conducting interviews and developing skills involving the collection of oral histories, promotion and podcast production

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $169,000 grant over 24 months to create the Black Families Advisory Bureau App to with assist systems navigation and accessing services to improve the economic and social wellbeing of Black families in the GTA.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $245,800 grant over 36 months to create a child-centred, culturally-responsive learning space for men, fathers and families of African descent in the GTA.

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