The Future Fund

2010 - 2011

Economic Opportunities for Ontario Youth

Approved by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 3, 2011

Hamilton Printmakers Arts Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$489,500 over 54 months to hire coordinating and artistic staff who will implement a program to incubate and strengthen the personal skills, talents and interest of street-involved youth in Hamilton and help to increase economic opportunities for them.

The Remix Project 
$624,000 over four years to hire staff to support two arts-based initiatives, which will assist young people in Toronto in finding realistic and meaningful career opportunities, including self-employment and social enterprise work.

Town of Ingersoll, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$606,300 over four years to develop and implement a program that will provide hands-on and experiential learning opportunities for youth aged 12 - 24 years in Oxford County, which will help provide job skills and prepare them for careers.

United Way of Perth-Huron, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$280,200 over three years to establish a practice firm and a social enterprise as part of a broader digital media-hub and learning model to retain local youth who are seeking challenging and rewarding careers while remaining in Huron and Perth counties.

Building Skills for the Green Economy
Approved by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 28, 2010

Ecology Ottawa, as lead organization on this collaborative
$509,000 over four years to create the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario, a collaboration of organizations, businesses, community groups, municipalities and other partners. The Network will support businesses and community organizations to create new jobs for the green economy, and support awareness of emerging opportunities to access job training and skills-building programs in the region. It will also focus on consumer-demand for green products and services that will act as the sustainable engine for continued growth and expansion making Eastern Ontario a leader in green energy.

Electrical Workers, Local Union 353 Non-Profit Centre
$446,000 over three years to enhance the reach and delivery of the centre's training courses to union and non-union members including internationally trained electrical workers, and provide skills development and improved employment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Roof-mounted solar equipment and related power conditioning systems will be installed to the non-profit training centre to serve as demonstration and teaching tools for its new renewable energy courses.

Munsee-Delaware Nation
$531,000 over three years to develop and deliver a fully accredited First Nations Forestry Training Program. Upon completion, graduates will be employed in the forestry sector's emerging bio-mass industry across Ontario.

Social Housing Services Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$521,000 over three years to provide training and employment in "green economy" retrofit jobs. Youth will be part of social housing retrofitting work in communities with high unemployment such as Toronto, Kingston and London.