Apply for Funding

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)  is inviting organizations interested in operating their own YEP program to request funding to help them do so.

The YEP program is a unique opportunity for youth and adults/seniors. Unlike a traditional adult-education classroom, where one educator teaches a group of adult students, a YEP classroom consists of an educator training youth to provide effective one-on one tutoring for adults of the same linguistic background. Imagine, for example, a 14-year old teaching a 45-year old how to write an email, find directions using Google Maps, or fill out a job application. Adults learn key English and computer skills from their youth tutor and develop skills that enable them to function better in everyday life. Youth develop skills around maturity, leadership, and communication.


  1. Organizations applying for YEP Program Grants must:
    • be a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registered charity, and
    • intend to operate the program in the Greater Toronto Area.
  2. Applications from individuals are not eligible. We accept requests only from organizations.


Completed Letters of Intent must be emailed by applicants and received by YEP on or ​before​ ​11:59 p.m. EST of the deadline dates. We encourage you to apply early. There are three deadlines:

  • Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
  • Friday, June 30th, 2017
  • Friday, October 27th, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified of the outcome of our application?

We will notify shortlisted applicants of their outcome, and we will do this within 30 days of submission.

What feedback can you give me on our organization’s application?

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we may be unable to provide individual feedback.

Can we meet or discuss our application on the phone during the assessment period?

Yes, we encourage all to contact us before applying. You can send us a message using our contact form.

Can we submit multiple applications if we operate nationally?

Yes. You may submit up to four applications in total.

Can I ask for a multi-year grant?

No. At this time, we only offer a one-time grants.

How long can my project be?

As long as you wish. Most programs run for 12-weeks (once or twice a week, 90 minutes each), but it’s entirely up to you. You can set it up once per week, once every other week, everyday, every weekend, etc.