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Notice of Call for Applications – Community Safety; Access, Equity & Human Rights Programs

Community Safety Investment (CSI) Funding program aims to build community capacity for violence prevention and increase safety for most vulnerable groups in Toronto by a) increasing access to information, skills and supports that prevent violence and increase safety; and b) increasing the capacity to address systemic causes of violence. (Deadline: June 10, 2015.)

Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Investment Funding program aims to address human rights, accessibility, equity, discrimination and hate crime concerns in neighbourhoods and communities. By providing funding to community organizations, the City is able to promote access, equity and respect for human rights in more ways than it would be able to accomplish on its own. (Deadline: June 17, 2015.)

The Program Guidelines for CSI and AEHR are also attached to this email.

Grant Program Details
• Funding is available for projects that start October 1, 2015 that are enhancements to existing programs or for brand new projects.
• Groups can be awarded up to $50,000 for a maximum of three years.
• We encourage projects that address community safety or access, equity and human rights issues of equity-seeking groups, with priority given to project that further the following Council-approved City strategies: a) seniors, b) youth most vulnerable to involvement in serious violence and crime, c) newcomers, d) undocumented workers, and e) Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs).
• Information sessions for community groups interested in applying will be held in late April/early May. Notice of the date and location will be posted on the Community Funding website by April 15.

Investment Funding Programs

Community Investment Funding programs provide time-limited funding to established and emerging not-for-profit groups in the City of Toronto to test new ideas or enhance existing models that lead to meaningful change in organizations and communities.

Grants help the City of Toronto achieve its social, economic and cultural goals for its residents. The City’s goals are better achieved by supporting the work of organizations that are closer to the communities they serve.

Please feel free to contact me for additional information.


Jenn Miller
Manager, Community Funding
Social Development, Finance and Administration
15 East City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M5H 2N2

Phone: (416) 397-7302 Fax: (416) 392-8492

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