As a legacy of the National Black Canadians Summit, the Power of Youth is a one-time grant program that aims to support young people to realize projects that benefit their own communities, working towards recognition, justice and development for Black Canadians.
Projects will spotlight the Halifax Declaration as a vital and living document identifying an action plan towards racial equity.
- Empower young people to realize projects to benefit their own communities, working towards recognition, justice and development for Black Canadians.
- Spotlight the Halifax Declaration as a vital and living document identifying an action plan towards racial equity.
- Must be a Black youth between the ages of 16 and 30 who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Each project must be based in Canada and address a specific issue in the community, aligned with the objectives, intentions, and statements in the Halifax Declaration (e.g. identify an issue, propose a solution and implement it within their community).
- The proposed project can also be a new component or an expansion of an existing initiative. Must provide two letters of support from community partners/mentors endorsing the applicant (s) as well as the proposed initiative.
Other program information
Applicants can access a maximum grant of $5,000 for a project benefiting their local communities in Canada.
All applications will be assessed in summer 2023 and funded projects will be announced by September 2023.
Projects are expected to be executed before April 2024.
Project leaders may make a presentation at the 2024 National Black Canadians Summit in Montreal.
FROM THE HALIFAX DECLARATION TO NOW
Raising awareness, by Black youth, for all
The Power of Youth will contribute to increasing community capacity around the issues presented in the Halifax Declaration and the role that Black Canadian youth can play in advancing solutions and promoting recognition, justice, and development.