“By and For Youth” calls for projects

Last updated October 17, 2023

In order to fight injustice, discrimination and violence in Montréal, the city would like to support initiatives led by youth. Community organizations are invited to submit projects that were designed and delivered with help from people ages 30 and under.

Deadline has passed


This $1.4 million program is funded through the city’s youth fund.

Two calls for projects will be launched in order to allocate these funds to community organizations in Montréal. The first will be held from October 13 to November 30 for a total of $800,000 and the second in summer, for a total of $630,000.

Eligibility criteria

Projects must be proposed and implemented by young people ages 30 and under in collaboration with a community organization.

The community organization must: 

  • Be a legal entity under Québec law for non-profit purposes whose business is managed by a board of directors. 
  • Be a registrant in good standing with the Registraire des entreprises du Québec.
  • Have expertise that is relevant to the project being submitted.
  • Be in good standing with other levels of government as well as other city departments.
  • Not be in default under any applicable laws.

 The project must:

  • Take place in one of the city’s 19 boroughs.
  • Have a maximum budget of $100,000.
  • Be launched in compliance with all applicable legislation, particularly with regards to occupancy of public places.

Eligible projects

Projects must fall under one of the following three focus areas:

  • “Montréal, A Democratic City”: Raising awareness of fundamental rights, fighting racism and systemic discrimination. Examples might include a debate evening, watching a documentary or an engaged art exhibition.
  • “Montréal, A City of Opportunities”:Developing accessible and inclusive arts, sports or recreational activities. Examples might include an engaged writing workshop, a sports tournament or shooting a short film. 
  • “Montréal, A Safe City”: Improving social cohabitation or developing awareness or prevention activities concerning community violence. Examples might include a pacifist march for a cause, creating an engaged artists’ collective or awareness activities on social media.

Financial assistance

The maximum contribution for each project is $100,000.


Projects submitted during the first project submission period in fall 2022 must begin on January 1, 2023 and end no later than December 31, 2023.

Support for creating a project

Do you have ideas and need some help to turn them into a project? Write to us to participate in personalized clinics.

Free ideation sessions will be offered to young people and community organizations who are trying to come up with ideas. These sessions will be offered in October and November for the first project submission period. The dates of these sessions will be confirmed soon.

Submit an application

Applications must be submitted no later than November 30,  2022 at 11:55 p.m.

See this How-To to learn more about the stages of submitting a project.

This informational brochure (in French) is especially for youth who have a project in mind and would like to participate in the “By and For Youth” call for projects. The document presents the context of the call for projects and its objectives as well as the process for submitting a project.

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