2016 - 2017

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Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a $97,200 over 36 months to offer costume design workshops and Pride events for queer and trans youth with disabilities in Scarborough. Leadership opportunities will also be offered to engage the youth in their community.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $209,600 over 36 months to deliver individual and group mentoring, artistic training and education programs for youth experiencing mental health issues in Elgin County. Using the arts, storytelling and one-on-one training with professional mentors, a creative resource space will be set up in Springfield where youth can feel safe to experiment creatively, while accessing mental health information and resources.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $298,400 over 36 months to deliver Bridge the Gap, giving racialized and newcomer youth in the Firgrove and Swansea Mews areas access to hands-on trades training in the construction sector, and to provide personal development workshops.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to engage youth and give them opportunities to be heard, share their voices and ideas, feel more connected to the community, provide opportunities to learn leadership skills and address barriers that youth experience accessing services in Onigaming First Nation.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $74,800 over 24 months to create a mixed-media blog for newcomer, immigrant and second generation youth (NISY) and LGBTTQ+ youth. It will discuss their concerns and perspectives, expanding and diversifying sexual health conversations in the Greater Toronto Area. Using storytelling and the arts, NISY will be empowered to share stories that consider culture, religion and values, increase awareness of sexual health and build relationships among NISY.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $400,000 over 48 months to expand its slate of free art workshops facilitated by Indigenous artists for Indigenous youth. The initiative will offer a safe space for youth in Thunder Bay and eight rural First Nations communities to create, socialize and engage with others, while building confidence and self-esteem.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to provide mentorship and workshops for racialized youth in priority neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. Youth will access specialized skills development training in areas of interest and will be encouraged to reach personal goals through mentorship opportunities and networking events.

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $210,000 grant over 36 months to deliver culturally appropriate and patient-centred maternal health programming. Using an online application in conjunction with Maternal Healthcare Mentors for pre and post-natal racialized young women in Toronto, providing information to improve health outcomes.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $210,000 over 36 months to help build the skills of youth and adult allies in co-created safe places within Hamilton's McQuesten and Keith neighbourhoods. This initiative will help form and maintain healthy peer and adult relationships as a foundation for meaningful youth engagement in the community.

Delivering a project that builds on the success of a proven model or program with a grant of $400,000 over 48 months to provide culturally relevant, gender-specific empowerment programming for Indigenous youth in M’Chigeeng First Nation, helping young people become more engaged in the community and fostering a stronger sense of pride in their identity.

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