Community Grants

2021 SEED GRANT RECIPIENTS

Future Possibilities for Kids
Future Possibilities for Kids is a charity in the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on building leaders through its one-of-a-kind community leadership and life skills development programming which is offered to children and youth aged 9-12 years. The JLT provided funding for Future Possibilities to extend its “Ready, Set, Connect” virtual summer programming to additional neighbourhoods in the GTA. The goal of the program is to provide over 600 children with meaningful programming over the summer months, and to provide an opportunity to connect, and continue learning and developing skills in a guided and structured way.

 

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.