Youth Opportunities Fund

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$84,900 over 24 months to host workshops addressing the impact of trauma by empowering racialized, self-identified girls, young women and non-binary people in Greater Toronto Area, giving them opportunities to lead dialogues towards healing.

$1,387,000 over 72 months to develop a model of support for Black youth that will enable institutions to understand the barriers they face and make changes collaboratively so that they can access employment and education systems that provide services that meet their needs based on their lived experience.

$255,000 over 36-months to develop an online services directory and app connecting street youth to their communities. The program will help marginalized, racialized and street-involved youth in Toronto who are not currently connected to education, employment or training programs to break-free of poverty and social assistance.

$407,000 over 24 months for groundwork that will support the collaborative to develop a framework for schools and community groups to create safe, alternative education spaces that celebrate, affirm, culturally engage, heal, nurture and grow the skills of Black and racialized youth. The collaborative will strengthen the education system for diverse Black students experiencing marginalization in Toronto.

$170,000 over 24 months to develop safe spaces for youth between 14-24 in Sagamok where traditional teachings and interaction with Elders, deepening self-knowledge and cultural connections will be offered. The program will also focus on addressing the issues of lateral violence, racism and abuse.

$255,000 over 36 months to create safe spaces for Indigenous youth, creating stronger community and cultural connections within the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory through visual arts and hip hop culture.

$255,000 over 36 months to operate the Queen's Plate Youth Mentorship program, creating a safe space for 100 Black youth in Rexdale and offering programs that address systemic and structural barriers. The grant will help with part-time staffing, interactive workshops and program costs. .

$254,200 over 36 months to assist with the staffing and program costs involved with providing a safe space for Black youth in Ottawa where the focus is building community through a culturally-anchored music production and songwriting program.

$500,000 over 48 months to provide Black newcomer girls living in Ward 1 Etobicoke access to programming that offers support in mentorship, leadership, building high self-esteem, mental wellness, and relationship building to help equip them in becoming leaders and changemakers within their communities.

$1,500,000 over 72 months for the collaborative to do groundwork and implement strategies that will transform the public education system for urban Indigenous youth in Ontario. The collaborative will mobilize urban Indigenous community-based learning practices situated in Friendship Centre communities across Ontario.

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