Identify 'N' Impact - Instructions & Details

Ten INI Grants of up to $10,000 each 
support youth to lead and deliver projects that advance
the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy 

Deadline Extended to July 21, 2017


You MUST complete and submit this online form no later than 11:59 pm on July 21, 2017 to be considered for 2017 INI funding. Late applications will not be considered.

Read the INI Guidelines before completing the Application Form.  Please note that Letters of Support are not required for the 2017 INI Investment Grant application.


Your application must demonstrate that your youth-led group will plan and deliver the proposed project for other youth. Priority for funding will be given to project proposals that:
  • Show that youth (15-29 years old) are the leaders in the project planning/design, management and delivery
  • Involve youth from and/or based in one of the City's 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas;
  • Are led by or work with MVP youth – MVP stands for Most Vulnerable People, and is the acronym use to describe "youth most vulnerable to involvement in serious violence and crime".
  • Work to advance the issues outlined in the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) including: education attainment, employment, housing, youth justice, mental health, life skills, mentorship and/or gender-based youth violence.
  • Are youth-led by groups that did not receive 2016 INI funding

TYES recognizes that there are various and intersecting factors that affect youth's resilience and vulnerability to involvement in serious violence and crime. The term MVP youth (Most Vulnerable People) is used to describe youth who face multiple and/or intersecting vulnerabilities identified in the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services' Roots of Youth Violence report. These roots include: Poverty, Racism, Community Design, Issues in the Education System, Family Issues, Health/Mental Health, Lack of Economic Opportunity and Issues In the Justice System. Through the City's work on gender based youth violence, Ability, Homophobia & Transphobia have been added as roots of youth vulnerability.'


You do not have to complete the Application Form in one sitting. You may return to your online Application Form at anytime (before you submit and/or before the deadline) to add or update your information. You must answer ALL questions in the form.


  1. Click on the "Save and Continue Later" button located at the bottom of every page of the form. This will take you to a new page.
  2. The new page will display a personalized link to your INI application form.  You can copy and paste this link into a document and save it to your computer for your reference, create a bookmark of the link in your web browser, or write it down on paper to refer to later.

  1. Copy and paste the personalized link into your web browser or if you used the "Email me this Link" option, go to the email sent to you and click on the FluidSurveys link.
  2. You must provide your email address and click the "Email me this Link" button to have the personalized link to your INI application form sent to you by email from Corporate Grant Information System <cgis@toronto.ca>.


25 Finalists
  • A panel of youth will review all eligible online applications submitted and make recommendations for the 25 project ideas that will be shortlisted to be Finalists.
  • All applicants will learn by late August if their project has been selected to be selected as a Finalist or not.
  • The 25 Finalists will be invited to connect with a Project Idea Mentor (PIM) and submit a workplan and budget for their project. 
  • A panel of youth and youth-sector leaders will review the workplans and budgets and recommend the then best ideas for funding to City Council in December 2017
Funding Approvals
  • Ten INI projects will be recommended for funding to City Council in December 2017
  • If approved, projects will receive funding and can start in January 2018

If your project is approved, you will receive a written contract that explains the terms and conditions of the funding. Once the letter is signed by you (and your project's Trustee/Administrative Partner, if necessary), and returned to the City, and any funding conditions are met, the funds for your project will be paid to your group or the trustee/administrative partner organization.

Remember to complete and submit this online INI Application Form by 11:59 PM on July 21, 2017 to be considered for 2017 INI funding.

If you have any questions or need help completing the INI Application Form, please contact:

By Email: cgis@toronto.ca

Suzanne Paes at 416-392.9271
Zannalyn Robest at 416.392.8691

Special Needs & Disclosure of Information

  • Accommodation of special needs (e.g. documents in alternate formats, sign-language interpreters, off-hour meetings) is available as required to ensure that groups can fully participate in the funding process. For accommodation of special needs please contact the Supervisor, Community Funding at 416-392-8334 or by email at cgis@toronto.ca. 
  • As mandated by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M. 56, s. 27 and By-Law 974-1998 all information collected on this form, including personal information may be subject to full public disclosure which may include posting to a web site. 
  • Questions about this collection can be directed to the Supervisor of Community Funding at City Hall, 15th floor, East Tower, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 or by telephone at 416-392-8334.