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Ontario150 Partnership Program

The Ontario150 Partnership Program will provide funding to applicants whose projects are collaborative, engage youth and demonstrate alignment with one of the Priority Areas as outlined below:

Priority Areas:
Successful proposals will have clearly demonstrated impact in one of the following Priority Areas:

1. Supporting Young Artists – Encourages partnerships with and among arts-based organizations to give youth more opportunities for learning and development in the arts and creative sector

2. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion – Encourages collaborations with and among organizations serving diverse populations in order to better engage youth from all backgrounds, including rural, ethno-cultural, Francophone, Indigenous, and LGBTQ groups in their programming

3. Environmental Stewardship – Encourages partnerships with and among environmental-based organizations to support projects centering around environmental preservation

4. Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship – Encourages organizations to partner with businesses to support youth entrepreneurship opportunities

5. Promoting Active and Healthy Living – Encourages organizations to collaborate on projects that support youth in making healthy lifestyle choices

6. Youth Civic Engagement – Encourage organizations to collaborate and offer young people the skills and networks to take active roles in the community-building process, including through inter-generational mentoring

Preference will be given to applicants whose projects demonstrate a high level of collaboration with a new partnering organization. These partnerships within and across sectors should aim to promote knowledge sharing within one Priority Area and encourage innovative ways to engage youth. Cash contributions in themselves would not be an indication of a significant partnership.

Businesses are encouraged to forge partnerships with other eligible applicants including not-for-profits, municipalities or Indigenous communities.

Projects must be for youth, by youth or offer youth benefits. Projects should seek to engage youth as learners and leaders within one Priority Area. Recognizing that ‘youth’ can be a loose demographic description, applicants will be asked to specify the age range their project is targeting.


All Ontario150 Partnership Program applications must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on September 30, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements

Funding will be provided only to legal entities. Examples include those that are established by or under legislation; are federally or provincial incorporated; are band councils established under the Indian Act, Canada; or are other Indigenous organizations that are incorporated. Applicant organizations need to have been in existence for least one fiscal year (or less for some Indigenous communities) in Ontario as of January 1, 2017.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Businesses* and business associations

*Businesses are eligible for projects of a non-commercial nature. Preference will be given to businesses who partner with other eligible applicants.

Program Guidelines


Please contact your Regional Advisor directly or contact one of the following Regional Offices:

Central Region: 1-877-395-4105 East Region: 1-800-267-9340

North Region: 1-800-465-6861 West Region: 1-800-265-2189