Media Advisory - Ontario Trillium Foundation Future Fund focuses on new
approaches, fosters entrepreneurship

TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - The Ontario Trillium Foundation will announce $2 million in Future Fund grants to seven community projects. Organizations will use the funds to boost the skills and job prospects of a wide range of Ontarians - from displaced industrial workers and single moms in southern Ontario to women entrepreneurs in Thunder Bay and First Nation forestry technician trainees in Northern Ontario.

    
    What:     In Thunder Bay, two projects totaling $781,600 are being
              awarded on Friday, February 5, 2010. The recipients are: PARO:
              Centre for Women's Enterprises (http://www.paro.ca/) and the
              Ojibwe community of Pikangikum First Nation
(http://www.whitefeatherforest.com/pikangikum_first_nation/introduction.php).

              MPPs Bill Mauro (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) and Michael Gravelle
              (Thunder Bay-Superior North) will congratulate the recipients
              at the OTF recognition event.

              Media wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to
              amantell@trilliumfoundation.org

    Date:     Friday, February 5, 2010

    Time:     2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST (1-2 pm Central)

    Location: Nishnawbe Aski Development Centre
              Boardroom
              106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
    

MORE

Learn more about the Future Fund recipients (http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/cms/en/ff_grants_08_09.aspx)

Read vignettes about the PARO (http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/cms/en/paro.aspx) and Pikangikum First Nation (http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/cms/en/pikangikum.aspx) projects

Learn more about the Ontario Trillium Foundation (http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/cms/en/index.aspx)

SOURCE Ontario Trillium Foundation

For further information: For further information: Alexis Mantell, Ontario Trillium Foundation, 1-800-263-2887; Feb. 5: (416) 819-6798 (cell), amantell@trilliumfoundation.org


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