Not-for-profit groups build local community capacity with OTF
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ -
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is making this province a better
place to live, work and play by investing in 324 not-for-profit and
charitable organizations across Ontario.
Through investments announced today, local organizations have the
support they need to make their counties, towns and cities stronger.
Each unique community in Ontario, with its challenges and assets,
contributes to a dynamic and united province.
In addition to community grants, OTF has announced 27 grants that will
support larger, province-wide projects. By working with not-for-profit
organizations at the local level, and other groups that operate on a
larger scale, OTF is maximizing the impact of our investments and
helping to build a healthy and vibrant Ontario.
OTF is the largest granting foundation in Canada, and our participatory
model of grant making means that local volunteers in each of 16 areas
are responsible for selecting successful grants.
OTF is a provincial agency that awards about 1300 grants every year, and
more than one in five organizations that receive OTF grants are run
solely by volunteers.
The Foundation has a mandate to fund across four sectors: social
services, environment, arts and culture, and sports and recreation.
"The Government of Ontario is proud to partner with our diverse and
dynamic not-for-profit and charitable organizations through our lead
agency the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Our support for innovative
local initiatives helps to build healthy and vibrant communities across
the province and enrich the quality of life for Ontarians."
- Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
"The Ontario Trillium Foundation has the unique opportunity to partner
with a diverse range of not-for-profits and charities, all of whom are
passionate and committed to helping their communities. I am excited to
see what this round of grantees will accomplish with our support."
- Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario
$391,300 over two years to coordinate and execute community and
province-wide events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the French
presence in Ontario through the production of promotional materials and
the creation of an interactive website.
Canadian Red Cross Society, Ontario Zone
$147,700 over one year to renovate five utility service trailers into
mobile command units, and to purchase registration and administration
resource kits, which will enable the organization to deliver relief
more efficiently for disaster events in Ontario. Mobile command units
will be permanently stationed in Kenora, Sudbury, Ottawa, Barrie and
The 519 Church Street Community Centre , as lead organization on this
$587,400 over three years to implement a comprehensive engagement and
activation strategy for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ)
communities in Ontario during and leading up to the 2015 Pan / Para-Pan
Am Games. More than 650 volunteers will be trained in Toronto and eight
other Ontario communities to provide inclusion training to
organizations in their communities, and to activate hundreds of events,
games and celebrations to engage LGBTQ communities in sport and
Rural Ontario Institute, Inc # 1815005 , as lead organization on this
$138,800 over eight months to document case studies and share knowledge
on effective rural regional transportation approaches in Ontario and
potential business models and financing sources for cost-shared rural
See all the community grants here
Learn more about OTF Province-Wide grants here
SOURCE: Ontario Trillium Foundation
For further information:
Gabrielle Gallant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 800 263 2887