We want your ideas for LGBTQ* Youth Projects

The LGBTQ Youth Initiative is looking to support initiatives, activities, and/or projects by and for 2SLGBTQ youth in Toronto. Some examples of activities include making something (such as a video, pamphlet, comic, or poster), facilitating a workshop, hosting a discussion, organizing an event, planning an action, etc. It can be anything that supports 2SLGBTQ youth! Selected projects will be provided with up to $1000 as well as practical support from 2SLGBTQ Youth Initiative staff, youth advisory committee members, and collaborative partners.


  • Initiative, activity, or project led by and for 2SLGBTQ youth aged 25 and under
  • Individuals and grassroots groups are eligible
  • Projects must be located in Toronto
  • Project budgets can be up to $1000
  • Support can be either for an entire project or to benefit an existing initiative (for example, to provide ASL interpretation at an event)
  • We will prioritize initiatives that are unique, build community and that meet the needs of 2SLGBTQ youth
  • Funds must be used by May 1, 2019
  • Recipients are expected to provide a short report on how the funds were spent and on the outcome of the initiative, activity or project
  • We particularly welcome applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), Muslim, newcomer, transfeminine, undocumented, consumers/survivors of mental health systems, and disabled youth.

application process

To apply, provide a written, one page submission. This doesn’t have to be very formal. Feel free to write in point form notes and be yourself. Please tell us about yourself and your project idea, including a rough timeline, and about how your idea will benefit other 2SLGBTQ youth. Please also include a proposed budget, using this template: http://bit.ly/2o48Ttf.

Please submit proposals and questions to Anna Penner at apenner@ppt.on.ca by September 14, 2018. Let us know if you need any support writing your application. If your project is shortlisted, we will invite you to meet with us in late September.

*This includes youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans, intersex, queer, two-spirit, genderqueer, non-binary, asexual, and other minority sexual or gender identities.

The LGBTQ Youth Initiative is led by Planned Parenthood Toronto in collaboration with Sherbourne Health Centre, LGBT Youth Line, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Gender-Based Violence Prevention Office, Toronto District School Board, Central Toronto Youth Services, Griffin Centre and Eagle Canada. It aims to create stronger, more integrated, and better aligned support system for LGBTQ youth in Toronto. The LGBTQ Youth Initiative has been made possible through the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.