Ontario Community Changemakers seeks applications from residents aged 19-35 with innovative ideas to activate public space, enhance civic engagement, and/or foster social inclusion. This program is unique in that it offers both leadership development and training and a $5,000 microgrant to implement their idea.
The program strives to serve as a launchpad for emerging community leaders and create a network for young civic innovators and public space advocates that reflect the diversity of people and geography of Ontario. The program is funded by the Balsam Foundation.
This year’s program will kick off with a Studio that will consist of two half-day online sessions and a one-day in-person retreat in August 2022. Learn more about the Studio here.
The OCC program strongly encourages submissions from BIPOC applicants and individuals with lived experiences that are currently underrepresented in the placemaking sector. The program is accepting applications from residents from communities of all sizes including rural communities, small towns, cities, and First Nations territories within Ontario.
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