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RFP: Toronto Homeless Community Economic Development Program

Information Session: January 10, 2000; deadlines January 20 & 27, 2000

This program seeks to support community economic development (CED) projects for the homeless and at-risk-of-homelessness populations in Toronto. The program is a unique collaboration between the federal, provincial, and municipal governments and United Way of Greater Toronto.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks proposals for three separate activities. Any individual, firm, or community organization can only be funded for one of these activities. All funding is for a 12 month period.

CED Projects

The program seeks to support CED projects delivered by community organizations. Funding will be provided for: training; directing CED work; connecting with appropriate services and supports; outreach, referral, and follow-up; associated business start-up costs; and securing space where necessary. Funding available for projects: Up to $85,000.

Proposals Due: 4:00 pm, January 27, 2000

Business Advisory Development Support

The program seeks to enhance the capacity of the community sector to develop and implement CED projects by securing Business Advisory Development Support services, to provide on-going advice to projects related to community economic development, and to help link projects with appropriate resources. Funding available for this service: Up to $70,000.

Proposals Due: 4:00 pm, January 20, 2000


The program seeks to secure evaluation services to assess the success of the CED projects and their impact on participants. Funding available for this service: Up to $80,000.

Proposals Due: 4:00 pm, January 20, 2000

Information Session

It is strongly recommended that organizations and consultants attend an RFP information session on Monday, January 10, 2000, from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, at: United Way of Greater Toronto, 26 Wellington Street E, 11th Floor. Please RSVP to the contact below. To obtain a copy of the complete RFP document, please contact: Ms. Ellen Chang, United Way of Greater Toronto Tel. 416-777-2001 ext. 237 Email:

The RFP is also available on the United Way website: