TRRUST Opportunities

Emergency Youth Housing Subsidy

TRRUST is currently offering an emergency youth housing subsidy. This subsidy is open to youth (up to age 30) who:

  • Have recently aged out of government care, or are aging out in the near future,
  • Have a connection to Vancouver (i.e., live or work there, were in care in Vancouver, or accessing direct services frequently – such as a transition worker or housing worker), and
  • Need immediate financial support for housing-related needs.

For further details and answers to frequently asked questions about this subsidy, please click here to view or download the FAQ form, or click here for a promotional flyer. Feel free to reach out to Keani at keani_trrust@outlook.com with any questions.

To apply for this subsidy, you can either fill out the online application form here, or print and scan the pdf version of the application, which can be found here, and return it to keani_trrust@outlook.com.

Join the CYL

Recruiting Collective Young Leaders

The CYL is a diverse group that provides leadership for the TRRUST Initiative in collaboration with the Strategic Advisory. Our voices inform all decisions and aspects of the initiative.

Qualities of CYL members: Dependability and dedication are important as the CYL is only as strong as the combination of its members and each member is a vital part of the CYL; Respect for divergent viewpoints is important, as the CYL will have different perspectives on issues. Everyone should feel able to contribute to the CYL’s discussions and debates; Respect for personal boundaries and freedoms should also be shown, through respecting the personal choices of others and enhancing personal dignity.

CYL members receive honorariums and transit support for their participation.

To learn more and apply, please contact Erica at Erica_TRRUST@outlook.com.

Graduation Fund

The graduation fund is designed to ensure every student preparing for graduation has equal opportunity to take part in their grad experiences. Grants of up to $300 are available to youth in and from government care in Vancouver to celebrate this achievement (such as purchasing photos and yearbooks; buying an outfit; paying for hair and makeup).

You can find the graduation fund application form here, which can be submitted to Erica at Erica_TRRUST@outlook.com.

Opportunity Fund

The opportunity fund is available for young people who are in or from government care who could use funding for extracurricular activities. Successful applications will receive up to $200 to support engagement in meaningful experiences. Past applicants have used this funding towards yoga classes, martial arts lessons, boxing supplies, and many more items and experiences!

You can find the opportunity fund application form here, which can be submitted to Erica at Erica_TRRUST@outlook.com.

Events

The next collective gathering will take place virtually on April 21st, 2021. The collective gathering is an opportunity for everyone involved with TRRUST to come together, network, ask questions, and offer input and ideas. Each cluster presents on what they have been working on between gatherings, and a keynote speaker presents to the entire collective.

For more information or to join us, please check back here or contact Erica Mark at Erica_TRRUST@outlook.com.

Join the Community

If you or your organization are interested in learning more about TRRUST or working with us, please connect with Erica Mark, CI-TRRUST Project Manager, Erica_TRRUST@outlook.com.

To stay up to date on events hosted by some of our partners, or share your own opportunities with the collective community, please contact Erica_TRRUST@outlook.com to sign up for our distribution list! We send out a weekly newsletter featuring upcoming events, programs, and other opportunities for youth and service providers.

The information on this page is developed and maintained by members of TRRUST Collective Impact.