City distributes $450,000 in grant funding to enhance the Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy
The City of Toronto announced it is distributing $450,000 to support the Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake among vulnerable youth.
The Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy – in partnership with the City and the Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC) – is part of the City’s COVID-19 Community Mobilization and Engagement Plan, focused on reducing barriers to COVID-19 vaccines among vulnerable youth, and increasing vaccination uptake in equity-deserving communities.
The Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy grant, which was awarded to four youth-serving community organizations, will be in place through September 15, 2022 and utilized for youth-centric outreach and engagement activities in focused neighbourhoods. The following agencies were selected as recipients:
WoodGreen Community Services (South, Lead organization)
Shakespeare in Action (West)
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women (North)
Agincourt Community Services (East)
The selected organizations will work with the Toronto Youth Vaccine Advisory Committee (TYVAC), as well as with Vaccine Engagement Teams (VETs), to enhance and develop city-wide COVID-19 vaccine engagement strategies with a youth-focused lens.
Further information is available on the City’s COVID-19: City Immunization Program webpage.