Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in local community groups
TORONTO, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ -
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is investing in 43 not-for-profit
and charitable organizations in Grand River, Thames Valley, Essex, Kent
Many of the grants announced today will help local community
organizations increase their impact and create sustainable benefits for
residents and neighbourhoods. OTF funding will be used to create more opportunities to help families
and individuals of all ages and abilities become more engaged in local
community life through access to community programs and infrastructure.
In addition to Community grants, OTF is announcing 30 Province-Wide
grants. The social and economic impact of this broad funding to larger
organizations will benefit communities across the province.
"The Government of Ontario is proud to partner with our not-for-profit
and charitable organizations to build strong and vibrant communities
across the province. Not-for-profit and charitable organizations are
well positioned to capitalize on local partnerships and collaborations
thanks to the investments made by the Ontario Trillium Foundation that
strengthen a variety of initiatives at the local level and throughout
- Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
"OTF invests for impact in the community. Whether it's a new roof on the
community hall, a strategic plan to move an arts group onto solid
financial footing or a program to get more kids playing team sports,
our grants help make all our communities healthier and more vibrant."
- Anne Tinker, Chair, Grand River, Grant Review Team, OTF
"Collaboration, inclusion, and civic engagement - these are three areas
in which OTF is particularly interested in because we know investing in
these types of initiatives will have a profound impact on individuals
and the communities they live in."
- Maurice Janisse, Chair, Essex, Kent and Lambton, Grant Review Team,
"Community organizations know the needs of local individuals and
families best. That's why we are so pleased to invest in community
organizations across the region - the goals are well known and the
- Ann Lapchinski, Chair, Thames Valley, Grant Review Team, OTF
Fisherville District Lions Club
$60,000 over one year to increase opportunities for free recreational
activity for residents of Fisherville and the surrounding rural area. A
new multipurpose and accessible outdoor facility will be constructed to
provide a large covered rink for outdoor skating in the winter and an
arena for ball hockey, basketball, tennis, shuffleboard and walking at
other times of the year.
Youth & Family Resource Network of Essex County, as lead organization on
$271,600 over four years to engage a youth-strategy coordinator to
facilitate the collaborative work of the Windsor Essex Youth Strategy
Action Committee as it develops networking and learning opportunities,
supports and services for youth 16 to 24 years.
Stevenson Children's Camp Foundation
$101,100 over one year to upgrade the kitchen to meet all public health
and fire safety requirements and ensure the safety of food programs
offered to youth at risk from the London area. Renovations and new
kitchen equipment will increase community use of facility for training
and retreats and enhance the delivery of nutrition and physical
activity programs to 120 children per week.
Ontario University Athletics
$265,900 over two years to align university athletic programs with Long
Term Athlete Development models of eight provincial sport
organizations. This will ensure a more seamless sport system, and
provide enhanced opportunities for student athletes to stay in Ontario
for their post-secondary athletic experience. Funding will also support
a partnership with the Ontario Football Alliance to deliver a
grassroots program to encourage youth football across the province.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The leading grant-maker 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 helps build healthy and vibrant communities.
SOURCE: Ontario Trillium Foundation
For further information:
Alexis Mantell email@example.com or 1.800.263.2887 ext. 218