McGuinty Government helping diverse cultural groups enhance
TORONTO, June 24, 2011 /CNW/ -
20 non-profit community groups in the Greater Toronto Area,
Kitchener-Waterloo, Welland, Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Ottawa are
receiving support for infrastructure projects that serve cultural
Through the province's Community Capital Fund (CCF), these organizations
will renovate buildings and update equipment which will offer a wider
range of cultural activities to more people and make community spaces
more efficient and welcoming to all.
The CCF helps Ontario's non-profit organizations deliver important
services to diverse cultural communities. These community groups
provide support for cultural and social activities as well as training
and learning needs of Ontario's growing diverse populations.
Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation on behalf of the
government, the CCF supports Ontario's 2011 Budget — Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs for Ontario families and strengthen local economies.
"The McGuinty Government is helping to strengthen one of our strongest
assets - our people. These community groups can now better serve their
community members in bright, safe and accessible places and connect
them to services that will foster great leadership, a strong workforce
and a prosperous Ontario."
Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture
"The Ontario Trillium Foundation is pleased to put its grant-making
experience to work to deliver this strategic government
initiative. These Community Capital Fund grants will support equipment
upgrades and renovations that help diverse cultural communities get on
with the business at hand - helping people."
Acting Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation
These 20 non-profit organizations will share $5,210,500 through the CCF program. The CCF is a one-time
$50 million investment.
All capital projects funded under the CCF must be completed by December
The next deadline for the next round of Community Capital Fund CCF is
July 1, 2011.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation administers Ontario's Community Capital
Fund. An OTF Board committee assesses and analyzes applications.
ABOUT THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION
A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation
strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in
community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario,
OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
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SOURCE Ontario Trillium Foundation
For further information:
Alexis Mantell 1.800.263.2887 ext. 218
Mobile: 416 819-6798