Strengthening Communities Youth Leadership Project

Strengthening Communities Youth Leadership Project

​Toronto Community Housing invests in strategies that engage youth in positive activities that lead to personal growth and community development in the areas of safety, leadership engagement, recreation, and economic development.​


The Strengthening Communities Youth Leadership Project was created in 2013 to advance the capacity of youth living in Toronto Community Housing. Youth develop eight-to-ten-week projects focused on making a positive impact in their communities. Individual projects are eligible for up to $5,000 in funding.

The Strengthening Communities Youth Leadership Project encourages youth to create meaningful change in their communities by focusing on building community leaders and local governance structures such as resident/youth associations. As decision makers, planners and implementers of projects, youth will also receive skill development and training on a number of topics, including life skills, governance, and gender-focused programming. 

Congratulations to the 2015 Strengthening Communities Youth Leadership Project recipients:

Visions of Science Network for Learning
Tiffany Lambert
Ever Imafidon
Antonio Blass
Althea Pereira
Krystyne Gunnis
East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club
Heartbeat Nation/DeenUP Athletics
Rachelle Woldegiorgis
Christopher King

Who can apply?

Social services agencies, not-for-profit organizations, resident councils and youth-led groups are encouraged to apply.

What's the deadline?

The application deadline for 2015 has ended.

Information on next year's program will be available in early 2016.​

Click here to see some of our progra​mming available​​​

Click here to learn more about job ​opportunities​

Stay tuned for information about events and economic opportunities designed specifically for youth. ​

To learn more, including key dates and how to register please email youth@torontohousing.ca, or call 416-981-6300​​​