Youth Opportunities Fund

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Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $241,000 grant over 36 months to address the lack of safe performance spaces and learning opportunities in the music industry for Black queer creatives within Toronto

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $170,400 grant over 24 months to provide supports to facilitate systems navigation and improve access to community services for Black newcomer parents, caregivers, and guardians living in Sault Ste. Marie and area, and ensure social integration is done in an informative, socially and culturally anchored safe space.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to strengthen Indigenous youth's connection with their identity and culture. A series of workshops, summer camps and mentorships will generate a youth-led cultural revitalization providing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people living in Simcoe County, Beausoleil First Nation, Moraviantown, Aamjiwnaang and surrounding communities with intensive, land-based training for traditional hide tanning skills, teachings and responsibilities

$255,000 over 36 months to conduct community-based research exploring how a lack of belonging, discrimination, and social isolation contribute to racialized young men feeling disengaged from society and engaging in street level violence in Ottawa.

$200,200 over 36 months to provide skills training for Black and racialized youth, and LGBTTQ+ youth regarding the Canadian film industry. Issues involving racism and lack of media representation in popular Canadian media will be addressed. The program will culminate with film screenings and panel discussions with Canadian filmmakers in seven communities across southern Ontario, Kingston and Ottawa.

$168,900 over 24 months to enhance the knowledge and skills of Black, racialized and low SES families in the Weston Village area of Toronto in order for them to effectively navigate the education system, have access to opportunities for their children, and meaningfully support their children's education.

$489,200 over 48 months to provide a space for youth living in Toronto Community Housing communities to participate and lead conversations that will address rape culture and gender-based violence within the Black and African-Caribbean Diasporic community.

$255,000 over 36 months to empower Indigenous youth to reach their full potential, gain independent life skills and employment experience through mentorship in Wabaseemoong Independent Nation.

$254,200 over 36 months to establish a healing and culturally-relevant creative space for Black single mothers/caregivers who have experienced trauma in Toronto.

$254,800 over 36-months to create career pathways in the field of technology entrepreneurship for Black, racialized and newcomer secondary school students in Durham Region. The grant will assist with the salaries for part-time staff, honorariums for youth mentors, and program costs.

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