Future Fund

2012-2013

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November 1

November 1 deadline

Bancroft Community Transit, as lead organization on this collaborative
$191,400 over three years to fund a regional community of practice to support and engage youth aged 11 to 22. Two part-time coordinators will be hired to help create a youth-driven regional social enterprise and evaluation platforms while building capacity and skills through training opportunities.

Brampton Board of Trade
$145,000 over two years to help establish the infrastructure for youth social entrepreneurship in Brampton. Funding will support the hiring of a coordinator, training and business idea pitch sessions, as well as the development of mentorship and micro-lending programs.

CCEJ Centre de consultation pour l'embauche des jeunes, as lead organization on this collaborative
$138,500 over three years to hire a co-ordinator to enable the project collaborative to provide skills development, employment opportunities and social enterprise development for Francophone youth in need of additional support in Hearst and area.

Centre français Hamilton inc.
$144,300 over two years to increase opportunities for Francophone youth and community members to learn and develop new media arts and audio visual skills. The project will support the development of a youth social entrepreneurship model.

Communitech Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$926,600 over three years to establish and pilot a social enterprise acceleration program (AScEnt) and network for youth social entrepreneurs in at least three locations across Ontario: Waterloo Region, Sudbury Region and one other. Three Regional Innovation Centres will add social entrepreneurship programming to their entrepreneurship offerings with the goal of cross-fertilization among social entrepreneurs and business entrepreneurs. Resources to support the development of additional connector hubs of social entrepreneurship support will be developed and shared. Young social entrepreneurs will develop social ventures and have access to mentorship, training and start-up capital.

Greater Sudbury Environment Network
$149,400 over two years to fund operating expenses to establish reThink Green, a social enterprise and hub to incubate projects by young social entrepreneurs in Greater Sudbury. This will strengthen the environmental sector in Greater Sudbury and increase economic opportunities for youth.

Huron Business Development Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$112,000 over two years to hire a project coordinator to recruit volunteers from the local arts, culture and heritage community that will mentor youth from the South Huron area and encourage them to develop social entrepreneurship skills.

Manifesto Community Projects Inc.
$326,600 over three years to plan and create an online marketplace for products of artistic young social entrepreneurs. The Freshest Goods Market will support emerging talent in fashion, music and art to assist them in transforming their art into businesses that can provide sustainable incomes and viable careers. Eight communities throughout Ontario will be involved in the initiative, which will also support the young social entrepreneurs through mentorship and coaching.

Millennium Network Community, as lead organization on this collaborative
$834,600 over three years to provide custom support and to play a connector role for more than 400 youth social entrepreneurs. Funding includes the development of a youth-driven online platform for connecting peers, a social impact measurement tool, and access to capital for youth social entrepreneurs.

Municipality of Central Huron, as lead organization on this collaborative
$53,000 over one year to hire a project coordinator to identify opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship, volunteer recruitment and new active living programs throughout the small, rural communities within the central region of Huron County.

Niagara Peninsula Community Resource Centre
$177,400 over one year to renovate a building for use as a community training centre. Funds will be used to upgrade roofing, insulation and windows and doors, as well as purchase office fixtures and equipment Youth with employment barriers will be trained to carry out the renovations. A project manager will be hired to establish the centre and create a social enterprise and business incubation hub to assist youth to start small enterprises.

NIshnawbe Aski Nation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$747,000 over three years to support youth social entrepreneurs across the 49 NAN communities in Northern Ontario by developing and delivering culturally appropriate curriculum that will engage youth social entrepreneurs as advisors. Program development will be collaborative with other key community partners PARO and Keewaytinook Okinakanak. Funding will help train 45 regional Economic Development Officers to support youth social entrepreneurs in First Nations, help develop online high school programming via a portal, and support travel costs for youth attending community engagement sessions.

Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge (NORDIK) Institute, as lead organization on this collaborative
$535,000 over three years to develop Northern Ontario's infrastructure to enhance and expand current efforts to build youth social entrepreneurship (YSE) in this vast region. Funding will help the organization create a constellation model of collaboration and leadership to address the geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the region.

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
$352,600 over three years to support salary costs, training expenses and program materials for a training and mentoring program to support women and youth entrepreneurs to start and grow enterprises as well as gain access to procurement opportunities that create employment in 36 Northern Ontario communities.

School for Social Entrepreneurs, as lead organization on this collaborative
$551,600 over three years to establish the Social Intrapreneurship Fellowship (SIF) which will support young social entrepreneurs and their adult allies who are working in organizations serving youth who are at risk. Learning opportunities will include face-to-face sessions with experts, mentorship and peer networking. Social ventures will be created to address important community issues, while creating opportunities for youth. Funding will support program and staffing costs.

SoJo Education, as lead organization on this collaborative
$326,600 over three years to strengthen the capacity of Sojo to provide every youth in Ontario (regardless of culture or financial status) with access to online educational resources, training and support that will help them to engage in social entrepreneurship. Funding will support program costs, with a focus on Francophone communities, translation costs and some staff salaries.

Sustainable Waterloo Region
$230,800 over two years to launch Sustainability CoLab, a charity with a mission to enable community-driven and action-oriented approaches to business sustainability. This new organization will provide the administrative framework and organizational support for scaling Sustainable Waterloo Region's successful model for engaging businesses in measurable greenhouse gas reduction initiatives to communities across Ontario.

Township of Cramahe, as lead organization on this collaborative
$159,000 over three years to hire a general manager to strengthen the capacity of local food enterprises through the opening of an agri-food incubator and processing facility at the Colborne Industrial Park. This facility will promote investment in the local food economy, support the development of local food entrepreneurs and encourage healthy lifestyles and eating practices throughout the community.

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July 1 deadline

Actua
$465,000 over three years to provide science, technology, engineering and math programming for Aboriginal youth in Northern Ontario communities. Partially funded through the Future Fund program, the organization will also research models and partner with industry, corporations, government, and universities and colleges to develop programs to foster innovation, build entrepreneurial skills for youth to better compete in the knowledge-based global economy and to share their learnings.

Community Opportunity and Innovation Network Peterborough Inc.
$158,200 over two years to hire a social enterprise developer to increase and encourage social entrepreneurship and innovation through the development of the Peterborough Centre for Social Innovation, a shared space for socially responsible enterprises and groups in Peterborough and the surrounding area. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by widening the window of entrepreneurial opportunity and providing for learning opportunities.

Haliburton County Community Co-operative Inc, as lead organization on this collaborative
$112,300 over three years to purchase equipment and to support the development of a youth social entrepreneurship model. The project will increase opportunities for community members, particularly youth, to learn new media and animation skills. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will enable the collaborative to deepen the impact of the grant by enhancing the structure, professional support and breadth of mentorship, engage local businesses and organizations to provide realistic opportunities for youth enterprise, as well as implement a realistic plan to sustain the model over several years.

Industry-Education Council (Hamilton-Wentworth)
$266,500 over four years to hire a coach/liaison to create a broadly based volunteer career and entrepreneurial mentorship program for youth by working in partnership with the Alumni Associations of the three post secondary institutions in Hamilton as well as local entrepreneurial networks. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by connecting existing entrepreneurs with youth developing their own enterprises, provide for participating in learning opportunities and allow for the development of post-mentorship networks.

Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs
$160,000 over two years to hire a business counsellor and administrative staff who will provide intensive support to entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses in order to increase employment opportunities and economic prosperity in Elgin County, an area negatively impacted by manufacturing job loss. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by supporting a longer term of core funding and providing for learning opportunities.

Mozilla Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$365,000 over two years to partner with 19 youth-serving organizations to further develop Hive Toronto and build the infrastructure for similar partnerships in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo. Members of Hive networks collaborate to share research and best practices, host events, and build and launch joint projects that shift the focus of youth learning from the consumption of information, to the creation of projects and ideas. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by providing for networking and learning opportunities.

The Ground Floor Centre for Innovation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$221,200 over three years to continue the development of Chatham-Kent as a creative community by building the capacity of the organization to support entrepreneurs. The shared coordinator will ensure that the Culture Factory festival continues to provide an increased range of cultural experiences for members of the community. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by allowing this incubator to support young entrepreneurs, specifically in the creative sector, and to provide knowledge sharing.

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March 1 deadline

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