Ontario Investing in Youth in Hamilton

Published on June 26, 2020

Province helping vulnerable youth improve education outcomes

News Release

Hamilton – The Ontario government is investing more than $806,000 in Hamilton to help Indigenous, Black and Immigrant youth to succeed.

Over 48 months, the investment will fund strategies to strengthen the education system and outcomes for vulnerable individuals between the ages of 12 and 25 years in Hamilton.

Research will be conducted that informs and tests the School Readiness Academy model.  Vulnerable youth and their families will learn to develop new skills, such as financial literacy. They will be encouraged to have stronger relationships with the community.

“This program will have a positive ripple effect for future generations”, said Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly.

The government is investing over $13 million across the province to support 43 community projects through the Youth Opportunities Fund.

The fund will be administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.