• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Investing in New Opportunities for Children and Youth

July 13, 2021

OTTAWA — The Ontario government is investing more than $13 million through the Youth Opportunities Fund to support 36 youth and community-led grassroots projects across the province that help build stronger communities. These projects will provide supports that help children, youth and families develop new skills, overcome barriers, and strengthen relationships within their communities. "Our government knows that local, grassroots organizations are in the best position to address the unique needs of their communities and make a direct impact on young people’s lives,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “The Youth Opportunities Fund allows us to invest in communities by forming partnerships with youth and local leaders who are creating new opportunities for young people and families.” The Youth Opportunities Fund is a grant program administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation that provides funding and capacity-building supports to local community-driven and youth-led projects that focus on improving the well-being of young people and families facing barriers to success. Some examples of projects receiving funding this year include:

  • Anishinabek Employment &