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  • December 10, 2013

Supporting At-Risk Youth in Scarborough-Guildwood

Youth Opportunities Fund to Help Young People Gain Skills for Success

Supporting At-Risk Youth in Scarborough-Guildwood  

Youth Opportunities Fund to Help Young People Gain Skills for Success


December 10, 2013


Ontario is providing more opportunities for at-risk youth to build the skills they need to succeed in Scarborough-Guildwood and elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Youth Opportunities Fund is a $5 million annual grant program that will help community-based organizations, including grassroots and youth-led initiatives, deliver services that help at-risk youth. These services will create opportunities for young people to:

  • Receive mentorship from supportive peers and adults
  • Develop strong social and interpersonal skills
  • Learn about and navigate available support services
  • Participate in projects that strengthen their communities

Community organizations serving at-risk youth aged 12 to 25 are encouraged to apply.

Creating more opportunities for at-risk youth to gain skills for success is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.


“The Youth Opportunities Fund will help at-risk youth to seize the right opportunities and make the right choices. I believe that the positive impacts that young people make are key to building vibrant, strong communities. With this fund, Scarborough-Guildwood youth will be better equipped to harness their talents and realize their potential that our communities and our province need.”

— Mitzie Hunter, MPP, Scarborough-Guildwood

“Our government is investing in people by helping to build the capacity of local youth groups and by supporting youth leadership in the not-for-profit sector. We are pleased to work with the Ontario Trillium Foundation to build on initiatives that are already underway in the GTA and invest in ideas and projects that provide opportunities for youth to reach their full potential.”

— Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services



The Ontario Trillium Foundation


Pdf icon Youth Opportunities Fund News Release

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