Youth Opportunities Fund Releases Grant Application Deadlines

The Youth Opportunities Fund announced the deadlines for three grant streams that aim to support projects improving the wellbeing of children, youth, and families facing systemic barriers.


YOF supports initiatives led by and for:

  • Indigenous young leaders and parents, guardians, and caregivers;

  • Black young leaders and parents, guardians, and caregivers, and;

  • Other young leaders and parents, guardians, and caregivers facing systemic barriers to wellbeing.


Youth Innovations Stream invests in the work of grassroots groups that are youth-led or youth-adult partnerships by funding projects that test an idea or scale a successful project.

Test: up to $85,000 per year 1 to 3 Years Scale: up to $125,000 per year 3 to 4 Years

Expression of Interest Deadline: October 14, 2020



Family Innovations Stream invests in the work of grassroots groups led by parents, guardians and/or caregivers to test or scale culturally anchored projects that empower, support, and strengthen families.

Test: up to $85,000 per year 1 to 3 Years Scale: up to $125,000 per year 3 to 4 Years Expression of Interest Deadline: October 14, 2020



System Innovations Stream supports collaboratives that are strengthening the quality and responsiveness of systems so they work better for youth facing systemic barriers.


Up to $250,000 per year 2 to 6 years

Organization Registration Deadline: September 16, 2020 Grant Application Deadline: October 14, 2020



To learn more about the YOF and our granting opportunities, visit www.otf.ca/yof or contact the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) team at 1 800 263-2887 or yof@otf.ca


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