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With a grant of $749,900 over 60 months, this collaborative initiative will improve the system of supports in Toronto for young people in conflict with the law. It will improve the effectiveness of targeted reintegration supports and reduce recidivism through enhanced community partnerships, communications, improved knowledge and understanding of current services, collaborative case planning, and increased youth and community stakeholder involvement.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to deliver a multi-dimensional trades mentorship and training program to LGBTTQ+ youth in Scarborough. It will utilize a diverse, gendered perspective to create a trades work curriculum, teaching tangible and creative skills in woodworking, bike mechanics and electronics, while enabling youth to foster and maintain healthy, close relationships.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $300,000 over 36 months to deliver film and media training programs focusing on technical, creative and teamwork skills for racialized youth in the Jane/Finch and Rexdale communities.

With a grant of $882,000 over 48 months, this collaborative initiative will improve the system of care to detect psychosis symptoms early, and access appropriate services for youth with psychosis who live in Northwestern Ontario. The collaborative initiative will increase connections between sectors, redesign existing resource tools, increase the availability and capacity of service providers, improving the pathways for youth who experience psychosis.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to host biweekly meetups (one active and one social), as well as monthly skill sharing and mentorship workshops for trans and queer youth aged 15-25 in Hamilton.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $300,000 over 36 months to expand on weekly artistic gatherings, as well as continuing its annual celebration and conferences for racialized youth in Toronto. These events provide a welcoming, supportive and positive space for young people and artists in the community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $140,000 over 24 months to host weekly peer support meetings and community engagement opportunities for youth with mental health or addictions concerns in Oakville. It will give youth access to tools and resources supporting personal development and provide opportunities to lead initiatives in support of the community, such as overdose awareness campaigns and gardening programs.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $400,000 grant over 48 months to expand a drop-in program, focusing on youth and enhancing programs to include Traditional Teachings for 2Spirit/LGBTTQ Indigenous youth in Toronto. The initiative will help youth develop leadership and life-building skills, while strengthening a sense of community and belonging.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $122,100 over 24 months to facilitate activities that promote, strong, healthy and cross-cultural relationships between refugees and Canadian-born youth and adults in Sault Ste. Marie. The initiative will help newcomer youth integrate successfully into their new community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $201,200 over 36 months to organize weekly opportunities for newcomer Syrian youth to meet in a safe setting, build relationships, integrate into society using their first language, and become engaged in the community.

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