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Youth Success Grants

Youth Success Program Grants offer funding to agencies with either proven or promising employment programs designed for youth. The life-changing funding investments support a diverse range of youth facing multiple barriers. In many cases, programs include support for a variety of youth demographics, including those who are racialized, homeless, have disabilities, identify as LGBTQ2+ or are in conflict with the law.

To better address the interconnected barriers that prevent young people from accessing meaningful careers, YSS offered two grant streams—Development Grants and Program Grants.

Here are just a few programs supported by our Youth Success Grants:

  • The 519’s Trans Youth Mentorship program offers skill training and wrap-around supports for vulnerable or hard-to-employ trans youth seeking meaningful career opportunities.
  • CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals hosts an intensive 8-month program incorporating career training, wrap-around supports, job placements and industry-recognized certifications.
  • The Refugee Youth Engagement for Success program run by The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) engages marginalized refugee youth, predominantly from Syrian and Roma, connecting them to culturally-appropriate soft-skills training and work-relevant networks.
  • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment offers youth programming that provides wrap-around supports, academic upgrading, self-employment training and pre-apprenticeships.
  • Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre increased meaningful career opportunities for marginalized youth. Through the LOFT Kitchen’s Cooking Up Success program high school graduates gain training and employment in the food and hospitality industry.