2015 - 2016

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$700,000 over 48 months to engage youth, supported by adult allies, to research and identify needs of youth facing barriers in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington communities. The collaborative wants to: decrease barriers to youth development; increase relevancy and participation of youth programs and services; and increase positive outcomes for youth. Funds will be used for salaries of staff and youth leaders, convenings and activity supplies.

$900,000 over 48 months to systematize opportunities for Indigenous education and learning for First Nations youth by launching youth ambassador models for First Nations youth aged 13 to 24 to foster cultural resilience, cultural identity, and self-confidence. Funds will be used for staffing, curriculum development and delivery as well as ambassadors training and mobilization.

$400,000 over 48 months to expand its rites of passage initiative for Haudenosaunee youth facing barriers in order to provide more year-round support, skill-building, and community connecting in Akwesasne, and will share the initiative with other Haudenosaunee communities across Ontario. Funds will be used for project staffing, mentoring, travel and meeting costs, and project supplies including a shared garden.

$400,000 over 48 months to provide mentorship opportunities for youth in Hamilton and ensure they have access to safe spaces, can connect with other youth, and become active members in their communities. Funds will be used for youth salaries, program delivery and outreach.

$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.


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