City of Toronto officially launches call for 2023 Youth Violence Prevention Grant applications – City of Toronto

Information Release

March 2, 2023

The Town of Toronto is accepting programs for the Youth Violence Prevention Grant to support the de-escalation of violence in precedence Toronto communities. The Grant, which will be open for programs until Tuesday, April 11 at midday, will see $2.2 million in total funding allocated to approved community local community companies in priority neighborhood zones that have been identified throughout Toronto.

Authorized applicants can get up to $200,000 each individual for up to a a few-year interval, starting in 2023. An supplemental $400,000 will remain committed to the ENAGB Youth Program to continue on supporting Indigenous youth through self-determined and culturally specific youth violence prevention programming in Toronto.

Youth most susceptible to involvement in serious violence and criminal offense (MVP youth) and those who are gang-affiliated, gang-included and/or justice-included are at the centre of the Youth Violence Prevention Grant. Group-led, grassroots-led programming is understood to be a very helpful way to achieve MVP youth and put into practice violence de-escalation approaches in nearby communities.

The six precedence zones in which group organizations could be eligible for funding incorporate:

  • Black Creek, Glenfield-Jane Heights, York University Heights, Oakdale-Beverley Heights, and Humbermede
  • Elms-Old Rexdale, Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, and Kingsview Village-The Westway
  • Beechborough-Greenbrook, Englemount-Lawrence, Rustic, Rockcliffe-Smythe, Yorkdale-Glen Park, Weston, Brookhaven-Amesbury, and Weston-Pelham
  • Kensington-Chinatown, Regent Park, Parkdale and Moss Park
  • Golfdale-Cedarbrae-Woburn, Oakridge, Malvern East, Eglinton East, L’Amoreaux, Morningside, West Hill, and Dorset Park
  • Flemington Park, Thorncliffe Park, and Victoria Village

To be eligible for the Youth Violence Prevention Grant:

  • Projects will have to deliver violence avoidance, intervention or interruption programming for youth among the ages of 10 to 29 who are most vulnerable to involvement in significant violence and criminal offense.
  • Programs need to be from partnerships that include an founded, local community-primarily based non-financial gain led business, as effectively as a grassroots team or organization.

The Youth Violence Prevention Grant evaluate panel will consist of youth from the precedence neighborhood zones who will be educated to review and propose proposals. This education, merged with the lived practical experience of the youth, will enable be certain funding goes specifically to addressing certain requirements of the Toronto communities and neighbourhoods where by de-escalation of violence is needed most.

Today’s announcement marks the 2nd call for grant apps, which was originally authorised by Toronto Metropolis Council in February 2020 and quickly manufactured offered to local community corporations throughout Toronto.

Whole grant software requirements and information for this granting time period are offered on the Youth Violence Prevention Grant webpage.


“The Youth Violence Avoidance Grants are an essential pillar of our holistic approach to community security and supporting youth and households. I motivate eligible organizations to use for funding to guidance grassroots and local community-degree, neighborhood-led violence avoidance and intervention programming for youth. This is just one critical system in our 10-year SafeTO approach, functioning to create a culture of violence avoidance and joining and supporting the fantastic community get the job done that is currently remaining finished throughout our city.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park)

“Expanding the capability of regional youth programming is 1 of the most impactful strategies we can make investments in our communities and our metropolis at large. Local community and grassroots corporations are already functioning tirelessly to protect against youth violence in neighbourhoods. The Youth Violence Avoidance Grant will further empower these corporations to arrive at our most susceptible youth and assist construct balanced, resilient communities throughout Toronto.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Financial & Local community Enhancement Committee

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