Strategic Collaborations

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The Strategic Collaborations Stream supports collaboratives that are working to enhance the quality and responsiveness of services for young people facing multiple barriers. Initiatives funded through this stream are focused on improving systems of services and opportunities for marginalized youth. The YOF believes that it takes many partners, youth themselves, and champions from different sectors, backgrounds and experience to make this kind of change. The YOF also recognizes that this kind of work takes time, trust and resources.

Types of Initiatives: The YOF supports collaboratives that are striving to make systemic changes in at least one of the YOF outcomes (pdf) and for one or more YOF beneficiary groups. As examples, initiatives may be working to:

  • Build social infrastructure for youth engagement and youth-led work
  • Strengthen services/programs within a neighbourhood and/or for a specific YOF youth population

Amount: up to $250,000 per year
Term: 3 to 5 years

Please Note YOF does not fund new projects, the expansion of new projects, or service delivery. For these types of initiatives, see OTF’s Investment Strategy.

More information on the Strategic Collaborations Stream (pdf)​

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