Future Fund


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November 1 deadline

Anishnabeg Outreach Employment and Training Inc.
$150,000 over two years to enhance service delivery for urban Aboriginal youth and to increase community engagement through a highly structured, culture-based learning program and readily identifiable meeting space.

Boys and Girls Club of London, as lead organization on this collaborative
$137,400 over one year to expand a youth employment initiative into three neighbourhoods in London. The initiative uses a neighbourhood driven model where community leaders work with service providers to engage the community, identify priorities, plan services and outcomes. Youth will be trained in business development skills or in employment readiness skills.

Community Centre for Media Arts (CCMA)
$183,100 over three years to support youth in Hamilton to develop employment skills while supporting the not-for-profit sector and developing a sustainable social enterprise.

Grand River Employment & Training Inc.
$35,000 over one year to increase opportunities for Six Nations youth to access apprenticeship, training and work placements through the purchase of a 16 seat mini-bus.

Halton Industry Education Council
$113,600 over two years to build a culture of mentorship in Halton Region, creating Career Coaches Unlimited. This program will provide extensive interactions between mentors and youth and adult students to share and explore workplace challenges and opportunities.

Kawartha World Issues Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$220,400 over three years to develop the Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science Program, which will blend cultural and indigenous knowledge with scientific knowledge. The program will benefit Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth, provide a link to economic opportunities and help build strong communities. Funding will support staffing, resource development and program costs, honoraria and evaluation.

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July 1 deadline

Adolescent's Family Support Services of Niagara, as lead organization on this collaborative
$159,500 over three years to provide meaningful employment, economic and social opportunities for youth and families in the Eastdale Cordage neighbourhood of Welland, through the delivery of leadership, recreation, nutrition, dental, literacy and employment programs.

Committee for Innovative Thinking for Youth Inc.
$106,800 over two years to hire a co-ordinator who will recruit volunteers and participants to establish a youth centre in Trenton. Programs will be developed that are geared to skills development and entrepreneurial training, and community partners will be engaged to help ensure the centre's sustainability.

Education Through Media
$373,600 over three years to hire an operations manager, buy equipment and renovate a building in Toronto's Bloor-West Junction community to create a centre for information and communications technology and digital media. Geared to at-risk and marginalized youth, the centre will provide equipment for three flagship programs that offer employment training opportunities and mentorship in a dynamic, socially-aware environment.

Hot Docs, as lead organization on this collaborative
$483,500 over three years to provide youth from diverse Ontario communities with information, skills, and opportunities to embark on a career path as media arts professionals through training, mentorship, workshops and networking.

Huron Business Development Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$62,500 over one year to hire a project manager who will develop a long-term sustainability plan for the HealthKick project. This initiative will provide workforce development activities to encourage high school students in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties to pursue careers in the rural healthcare field.

Les Entreprises Forma-Jeunes Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$79,000 over two years to hire a project co-ordinator and renovate this collaborative's facility in order to create a social enterprise that receives and recycles furniture. This intergenerational business will have seniors provide mentorship to youth in Hearst, helping to give them formal entrepreneurial experience, employment skills, abilities and knowledge.

Social Planning Council of Ottawa / Conseil de planification sociale d'Ottawa, as lead organization on this collaborative
$224,700 over three years to support the "Building Greener Futures Together" initiative to create additional meaningful employment opportunities for young people facing barriers in the labour market in the green residential renovation sector. Funds will be used for training and co-op job placements facilitating entry into the workforce. Initiatives to grow the demand for green technology and increase the skill level of the renovation sector will also be implemented.

Softech Alliance Network
$95,000 over three years to provide young entrepreneurs in the technology sector with shared desk space at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator as well as support and mentorship from industry partners. The Softech Alliance Network will forge partnerships between business, not-for-profits and educational institutions and develop a youth and young entrepreneur support program to encourage youth retention and employment opportunities in the region.

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March 1 deadline

Dream Now Canada Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$484,500 over three years to provide 500 young people between the ages of 18 - 30 with the opportunity to identify, pitch for, and self-define their own career paths. This will be done by piloting YourPath, an online gaming module for job training that is flexible, mission-based, and built on a learning model that will enable it to be adapted by individuals following their own unique path. The program will enable young people to understand their own leadership styles, learn how to educate themselves in a shifting employment landscape, and finally connect them with organizations and partners working at the new intersection of the not-for-profit, corporate and public sectors.

Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations
$317,100 over three years to pilot a program to provide aboriginal youth with hands-on experiential learning and internships with multi media employers. This will connect youth with higher education, further training and gainful employment while building an aboriginal multi media industry.

Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique
$395,000 over three years to develop entrepreneurship among young immigrants from francophone, racial and ethnocultural minority communities in the Greater Toronto Area. The program will include 18 culturally adapted training modules on entrepreneurial skills development and a 20 week virtual business exercise where participants will take part in different simulated business start-ups. Mentoring and networking activities will be integrated throughout the program. Participants will be matched with established business leaders, creating a functional synergy between business people and youth. Eighty youth will directly benefit from this initiative.

San Romanoway Revitalization Association
$344,500 over three years to launch the Palisades Media Arts Academy which will expand meaningful economic opportunities for youth in Toronto's Jane and Finch neighbourhood. Funds will be used to hire a coordinator, program staff and purchase program materials for the media arts centre.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited, as lead organization on this collaborative
$458,900 over three years to expand YOU's food services program in order to provide formal and extensive hands-on training for up to 40 youth per year in a functioning cafe. This social enterprise project is being launched in a historical building in the heart of London.

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