Creating Innovative Economic Opportunities

One of the granting priorities of the Ontario Trillium Foundation is to enhance employment and economic potential for people living in Ontario. In 2008-2009 the Board of Directors made a decision to invest $2million through the Future Fund to support initiatives that create significant opportunities for communities, networks and individuals to participate in the labour market.

The grants of the Future Fund were intended to break down barriers to employment and self-employment.

As we assessed many exciting ideas which were proposed, some general themes came to light. To better understand these themes and provide background on an emerging field, we published a series of research briefs on the following topics:

These documents serve as an introduction to each area, to inform and provide direction for further discussion and work.
We hope you find them useful.