2019 - 2020
$440,400 over 24 months for the collaborative to establish the groundwork to improve access to leadership opportunities within the education system for Black and other racialized youth. The initiative will also help improve the students' parents' ability to advocate effectively on their behalf. This collaborative will create tools, models and policy recommendations to build a sense of belonging and ownership in the education system
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $250,000 grant over 36 months to create online and physical spaces that are safe, and empower Black youth, through the creation of strategic partnerships with black and Afro Caribbean university student groups in Ottawa, Hamilton, and Toronto, to explore the breadth of their cultural identity. They will also participate in live events and an online magazine that captures traditional African culture, ideas, philosophy, aesthetics, value systems in Ontario
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $254,600 grant over 36 months to provide family and parenting services, as well as mentoring Black/Afro-diasporic newcomer parents, guardians and/or caregivers living in Ottawa.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $252,500 grant over 36 months to address racism by providing disadvantaged Black youth in Toronto with the infrastructure to build their artistic, entrepreneurial, and technological capacity. The group will host two cycles of a 7-week artist development boot camp that aims to provide Black young creatives with knowledge, tools, and access to resources to help advance their music careers
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to address the adverse effects of poverty and cultural barriers by providing young Black women in Ottawa with opportunities to creatively develop and express themselves, effectively communicate, exemplify practical life skills and lead in their communities. Black young women will access a three phased component, bi-weekly program sessions that promotes empowerment, creative expression and release, and practical life skills through mentorship
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $254,900 grant over 36 months for a photography program, designed for marginalized Black boys and girls from the Regent Park community of Toronto that cultivates a safe space to build meaningful relationships with each other and the community through art. Annually, two cycles of programming will be offered to a group of young men and a group of young women.
$1,350,000 over 72 months for groundwork and implementation of strategies to transform and strengthen the education system for youth in the Shibogama tribal area in the Treaty 9 Territory. The collaborative, along with young leaders, will create pathways for Indigenous youth to become active agents of change in influencing the policies and processes that determine their access to education
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to provide Black and racialized youth in Toronto and Hamilton with opportunities to lead and be involved in anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia education. The program will involve interactive workshops and annual conferences for high school students
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to engage Indigenous youth from Eabametoong First Nation to form a committee encouraging leadership, learning new skills, building healthy relationships and leading initiatives based on traditional understandings of mino biimaadiziwin - an Indigenous principle for living a good life
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $255,000 grant over 36 months to address discrimination and barriers faced by Black Muslim girls between 14 to 18, providing access to mentorship, leadership as well as fitness and wellness opportunities that foster more community engagement in the Kitchener-Waterloo region