Ontario Spending $13 Million to Improve Youth Programs

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ontario announced today it is investing $13 million to support projects that will improve the well-being of children, youth, and families facing economic barriers across the province.

The  2020 Youth Opportunities Fund will provide financial support to 43 community organizations that will benefit youths in the 12-25 age group and their families. 

The projects receiving funding this year are:

  • Black Moms Connection ― focusing on economic empowerment for Black mothers across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • Immigrants francophones d'Afrique pour l'intégration et le développement (IFAPID)― to support newcomers from Francophone African nations to navigate financial systems in Canada.
  • Earthling Art Collective ― to provide development and mentorship opportunities for youth leaving care and the justice system in Thunder Bay.
  • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training ― to help Indigenous youth in the GTA access employment and training opportunities in the skilled trades.   

The fund is intended to help youth across the province develop skills to better engage in school, empower young girls and young women to lead, and address racism and discrimination in our community.

For a full list of organizations that will receive funding  go to the Youth Opportunity Grants page from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.