McGuinty Government helping diverse cultural groups enhance infrastructure

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 communities.

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."

-Michael Chan
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."

-Janet Passmore
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 31, 2012.
  • 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.

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

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