Investing in Child, Youth, and Family Wellbeing
The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides grants and capacity building supports to grassroots groups, community-based organizations and collaboratives focused on improving the wellbeing of children, youth and families who face multiple barriers.
The YOF is committed to enhancing the wellbeing of young people who face exclusion and barriers to full participation in community life.
YOF projects benefit youth aged 12 to 25 and their families, and those who are:
- Indigenous youth (i.e. First Nation, Métis or Inuit youth)
- Racialized youth
- Newcomer youth
- Francophone youth
- Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer youth
- Living with disabilities or special needs between the ages of 12 and 29
- Living in rural and remote communities
- Vulnerable of becoming or are in conflict with the law
- In care or leaving care
- In low-income situations or from low-income families
- At-risk of dropping out or have dropped out of school