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 ( and the
              Ojibwe community of Pikangikum First Nation

              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

    Date:     Friday, February 5, 2010

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

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


Learn more about the Future Fund recipients (

Read vignettes about the PARO ( and Pikangikum First Nation ( projects

Learn more about the Ontario Trillium Foundation (

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),

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