2015 - 2016

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$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.

$137,500 over 36 months to implement a music instruction and mentorship program for 15 to 24 years old racialized youth in the Weston Road Mt. Dennis area of Toronto to build healthy relationships and develop leadership, teamwork and self-confidence. Funds will be used for staff salaries, musician mentors and resources.

$100,500 over 36 month to work with a professional job coach to enhance the skills of youth with developmental disabilities in York Region in order to increase their self-confidence and their employable skills. Funds will be used for staff salaries and honorariums for youth.

$107,700 over 36 months to deliver an after-school program, using a peer-learning model, for middle school youth in Toronto’s neighbourhood improvement areas. Local post-secondary students will provide supports, helping the youth to form and maintain healthy, close relationships. Funds will be used for program delivery and staffing costs.

$387,000 over 48 months to coordinate a local support network for LGBTTQ youth and provide support and services to youth and youth-serving agencies in the Toronto neighbourhood of Rexdale. Funds will be used for project staffing, programming and marketing materials.

$400,000 over 48 months to work with Aboriginal youth across Ontario to mentor young leaders and create sustainable resources that can improve personal and community health and wellness. The Network will hold a youth summit and a Circle of Support, expand its ‘Media as Arts Justice’ programming, and provide capacity and guidance to Indigenous youth living in remote, low-income areas throughout Ontario. Funds will support salaries and programming, and the planning and staging of the Youth Summit, gatherings and conferences.

$300,000 over 36 months to create a Creative Economy Co-op’ program for racialized and newcomer youth in Peel Region. They will mentor youth who seek entrepreneurial skills and support them to reach workable milestones. Funds will support staffing and program costs.

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