Got a great idea for a sex ed initiative and looking for funds to be able to achieve it?

The Jeunes Queer Youth (JQY) Program is looking to find queer, trans or allied youth leaders who are keen to make sexual health information accessible and meaningful for our community. Check out the details below on how to apply!

How do I apply?

01. Video application

Submit a one to two minute video that describes your project and tells us why you feel it’s important to you and your community.

02. Written application

Submit a written paragraph (300 words max) that describes your project and tells us why you feel it’s important to you and your community.

For either option, to access the form to submit your proposal!

What should I consider?

JQY is looking for proposals that address sexual health specifically for queer and trans youth living in the Greater Montreal Area. Ideally the project will:

01. Increase

Increase the sexual health knowledge of youth and staff in our community

02. Promote

Promote harmonious and respectful relationships between peers

03. Develop

Develop project management and leadership skills

04. Transform

Positively transform our community by combating LGBTQ+ phobia and promoting inclusion

Okay, I’ve submitted something. Now what?

Great! Once you’ve submitted your proposal, you should receive an e-mail confirming that we received your application. The JQY staff and our Youth Selection Committee will review the applications and will inform you of their decision within a maximum of three weeks.

My project got approved!
What happens next?

When the JQY staff person gets in touch, they’ll set up an appointment with you so that you’ll get to meet in person and start working on creating a plan your project! This means figuring out a timeline, budget (up to $500), materials and who else you’d like to be involved with your project. The JQY staff person is there to help and support along the entire process so don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you might have!

My project didn’t get approved.
Boo.

Boo indeed! JQY only has funding for 20 projects a year so if we have a large number of applications, we unfortunately won’t be able to fund every project. If you would like to receive feedback on your application though, feel free to get in touch with the JQY staff at jqy@accmontreal.org so that you could potentially apply next year!