United Way marks International Youth Day with call for 2013/14 Youth in Action Grant applications

MISSISSAUGA (August 12, 2013) — In celebration of United Nation’s International Youth Day, United Way of Peel Region and its Young Leaders Council have put out a call for applications for the 2013/14 Youth in Action Grants.

From August 12th to October 11th, 2013, Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga youth ages 14-24 have the opportunity to submit applications for youth-led projects that align closely with one of the three areas in United Way’s investment strategy:  to move people from poverty to possibility; to help kids be all they can be; and to build strong communities. Each admissible project can be awarded a one-time grant of up to $2,000.

There are two information sessions that interested applicants are encouraged to attend:

Session #1:
September 10, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Community Door Mississauga (Boardroom)
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300, Mississauga ON

Session #2
September 12, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Community Door Brampton (Boardroom)
7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601, Brampton ON

To RSVP for an information session or to receive access to the online application, contact Philip Manzano at or (905) 602 – 3623.

The Youth in Action Grants Committee has distributed over $80,000 to 47 projects since 2009. Visit the following link to see the innovative youth projects that received grants in 2012/13 –

For more information, contact:

Philip Manzano, Coordinator, Communications and Engagement
United Way of Peel Region
Desk: 905-602-3623
Cell: 416-721-5273