Youth Opportunities Fund Grants

Youth Opportunities Fund

YOF prioritizes investing in projects that positively impact youth or parents, guardians and caregivers with the following intersecting lived experiences or identities: 

  • being in conflict or at risk of being in conflict with the law, 
  • being in contact, or at risk of being in contact with child welfare services 
  • being at-risk of dropping out or have dropped out of school 
  • living with disabilities or special needs 
  • identifying as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) 

The Youth Opportunities Fund is launching our latest year of granting, supporting grassroots groups and community-based collaboratives led by people who share identities and lived experiences and who face the same systemic barriers as those who will benefit from their projects is integral to the YOF’s funding principles.

This year, the YOF is celebrating 10 years of investing in community-led projects that play an essential role in creating safe spaces, empowering youth and families, supporting career pathways and addressing issues faced by communities across Ontario, prioritizing those who are Indigenous and Black.

Find out more about our grants and new deadlines! 

Connect with us to get support!

Eligible groups are invited to connect with the YOF team and access support to discuss their project idea and alignment to YOF outcomes:  

Contact the YOF team at 1 800 263-2887 or 

Step 1: Expression of Interest deadline: April 17, 2024, at 5 PM ET.  Only shortlisted groups will be invited to complete the Grant Application. 
Step 2: Grant application deadline: July 10, 2024, 5 PM ET.   Includes submission of a collaborative agreement with an Organizational Mentor.

Online March 17, 2024 Learn More

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