2022 SEED GRANT RECIPIENTS
Flemingdon Park Ministry
The JLT provided funding for their Healthy Soil to Healthy Bodies program, a Food Security project in the Flemingdon Park community providing education on healthy eating and access to organic produce grown at the Common Table Farm.
Seed Grant funding will assist with purchase of refrigeration equipment, hand-trucks to transport produce from the gardens, cooking class ingredients, printing of materials, and waterproofing the roof at the learning hub.
The Flemingdon Park neighbourhood is very culturally diverse with many families, seniors, newcomers and refugees, and the number of households living under the poverty line is higher than the average for Toronto.
Shadowpath Theatre is a professional theatre company and charitable organization that serves disadvantaged, homeless, and youth who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and non-binary in York Region.
The JLT provided funding for their Stories of the Alphabet Community (SOTAC) initiative empowering 2SLGBTQ+ youth to share their stories/experiences through a variety of art forms. This culminated in a show featuring different rooms for each colour of the rainbow flag during Pride Month.
This program provided opportunities for youth to share their voice and invest creatively in their community. Youth also had a chance to complete training in community engagement and build a deeper sense of connectedness with their peers, developing new skills which could be applied to future employment.
2021 SEED GRANT RECIPIENTS
2020 SEED GRANT RECIPIENTS
Aura Freedom International
Aura Freedom International promotes the human rights of women and girls and prevents gender-based violence by advancing gender equality. The JLT provided funding for their Male Allyship Engagement Initiative to engage young men and boys in combatting human trafficking and gender-based violence. The presentations will include how and why men are forced to conform to society’s version of masculinity, take a stand against violence and exploitation.
Trails Youth Initiatives
Trails Youth Initiatives works to instill practical skills, relevant knowledge, and the self-confidence to use them. Ultimately Trails Youth Initiatives aims to increase the youth’s chances of success. With the JLT funding, students will participate in workshops/guest speakers to help them understand healthy risk-taking, provide outlets to promote physical health and answer questions about mental health/sexuality.