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

TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - The Ontario Trillium Foundation will announce $2 million in Future Fund grants to seven community projects. Organizations will use the funds to foster community entrepreneurship in Toronto and Thunder Bay, and boost the skills and job prospects of a wide range of Ontarians - from displaced industrial workers to single moms in southern Ontario.

    
    What:  These latest Future Fund grants will be made public at an event in
           Toronto Tues. Feb. 9.

    Four Toronto projects totaling $729,900 are being awarded. The recipients
    are:
           Access Community Capital Fund (http://accessccf.com/)
           Social Investment Organization (http://www.socialinvestment.ca/)
           Homeward Bound Partnership c/o Woodgreen Community Services
            (http://www.woodgreen.org/index.html)
           Artscape Inc. (http://www.torontoartscape.on.ca/index.php)
    

Other Future Fund recipients are Waterloo's Lutherwood (http://www.lutherwood.ca/), the Ojibwe community of Pikangikum First Nation (http://www.whitefeatherforest.com/pikangikum_first_nation/introduction.php) north of Red Lake and PARO: Centre for Women's Enterprises (http://www.paro.ca/) in Thunder Bay.

Ontario Culture Minister Michael Chan will congratulate the recipients at the OTF recognition event. Media wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to akooij@trilliumfoundation.org

    
    Date:     Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    Time:     2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Ontario Trillium Foundation
              45 Charles Street E, 6th Floor Boardroom, Toronto
    

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

View vignettes of Future Fund recipients (http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/cms/en/accesscommunity.aspx)

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: Angela Kooij, Ontario Trillium Foundation, (416) 963-7917, akooij@trilliumfoundation.org


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