REMINDER - July 30 Deadline for MCCSS Expanded Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund
We wanted to write to remind you of the call for applications to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Service’s (MCCSS) expanded Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund and the upcoming July 30, 2020, 5:00 pm EDT deadline for applications.
This is a one-time application process for up to five years of funding (2020-21 to 2024-25). Together, the funds will provide $46 million for community-based and Indigenous organizations across Ontario. The Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund is approximately $19 million over five years and the Community Supports Fund is approximately $27 million over five years. There is no funding cap for applications and Indigenous communities or organizations are permitted to apply to both Funds, however, a different proposal must be submitted for each Fund.
Investments will prioritize early intervention and increased protection for child and youth victims of sexual exploitation and dedicated survivor supports, such as:
Trauma-informed programming developed and delivered by survivor-led organizations;
Dedicated services for victims under age 18, including residential placements and treatment, peer mentoring, as well as education and employment training programs;
Culturally appropriate, Indigenous-designed supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis victims, families, and communities;
Targeted supports for sexually exploited boys, individuals with developmental disabilities, LGBTQ2S individuals, and racialized and newcomer populations; and
Specialized programs for children and youth involved in or transitioning out of child welfare or the youth justice system.
Our goal is to build a more comprehensive network of anti-human trafficking services across Ontario. Increasing supports for child and youth victims of sex trafficking services and survivor-led programming, including Indigenous-specific services, responds to critical needs heard in discussions over the past year with frontline agencies and survivors.
More information about the MCCSS Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund call for applications can be found on the Available funding opportunities page on ontario.ca (https://www.ontario.ca/page/available-funding-opportunities-ontario-government#section-2). In addition to resources on ontario.ca, MCCSS staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to respond to questions and provide support with the application process.
Thank you for your contribution as a partner in the fight against human trafficking. We hope you will explore this funding opportunity.
Assistant Deputy Minister
Indigenous Relations and Programs