Youth Opportunities Fund

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$70,000 over 12 months to support local water experts and Indigenous elders and youth, to deepen their understanding of traditional knowledge and current, local and national issues related to water in Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge and Peterborough. Funds will be used for staff and youth salaries, space rental, training programs, and community gatherings.

$210,000 over 36 months to engage youth in Sachigo Lake First Nation through social supports and mentorship. Funds will be used for staffing, equipment and supplies.

$140,000 over 24 months to formally implement a youth council in the community of MoCreebec First Nation and create opportunities for youth to be engaged in meaningful ways. Funds will be used to support the engagement of youth, elders and community leaders.

$70,000 over 12 months to provide access to professional sports and fitness training to athletically inclined youth in remote and underserved First Nations community in Akwesasne. Traditional healers and teachers will train youth to fight depression and anxiety by traditional means, with a focus on the mind, body and spirit. Funds will be used for staff and program delivery.

$210,000 over 36 months to provide empowerment workshops, life skills training, camp retreats, and overall support for youth in Fort Albany First Nation. This initiative aims to increase the self-esteem and confidence of young people in the community. Funds will be used for staffing, training, and workshops.

$210,000 over 36 months to engage young people to design and maintain a greenhouse in Atikameksheng Anishinabek community. Funds will be used for garden supplies, youth engagement, and staffing.

$507,300 over 36 months to build a pre-charge diversion process to serve Toronto area youth. The collaborative will do this work with support from partners in policing services and school boards. Funds will be used for staffing, strategy design, community engagement and coordination of the initiative.

$785,400 over 60 months will be used by the Healthy City Stewardship Centre collaborative to make it easier for youth from marginalized backgrounds including racialized, newcomer, LGBTTQ, youth with disabilities or special needs to navigate and access employment resources in Peel. Funds will be used to hire a Youth Coordinator to oversee the project, develop and implement a strategy and deliver communications materials.

$300,000 over 36 months to provide leadership and mentorship opportunities for racialized and newcomer youth in the Toronto neighbourhood of Rexdale by offering workshops for their Men of Distinction and Ladies on the Rise programs. Funds will be used for staff salaries, workshops and educational excursions.

$108,800 over 36 months to deliver monthly and weekly activities as well as develop and maintain an online social-spiritual space for LGBTTQ youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Funds will be used for programming and outreach, to hire a Multidisciplinary Spiritual Arts Programmer, Coordinator, and a Youth Peer Facilitator, all of whom will be youth who reflect the audiences engaged at their events.

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