Enhanced Support Coming to a Community Near You

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Outreach

Seed Information and Support Forum Details

Since the launch of its outcomes-based Investment Strategy in 2015, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has heard from grant applicants that they want more personal support from OTF program staff, and today, we’re pleased to announce the first in a series of enhanced support sessions for the Ontario public benefit sector.

 

Not only will enhanced support help the sector and potential applicants better understand our Investment Strategy, but it will also provide added value for the sector as a whole so that organizations become stronger, not just better OTF applicants.

These sessions are in person. For those unable to attend in person, there will also be an opportunity to join the sessions by telephone, with a video link for those with good internet connections, and some sessions will be available as Coffee Chat webinars.

The in-person sessions will include general information about organization registration, tips for writing great grant applications, and group activities. One-on-one coaching sessions will also be offered at each in-person outreach session.

This will give applicants the chance to interact and engage with Program Managers and our Strategy Leads for our six Action Areas.

Going forward, applicants can book time with OTF staff at the outreach sessions. If you are unable to attend one of our in-person outreach sessions, you can join by telephone and video link (details to come), and you can join one of the Coffee Chat webinars.

You can also book phone meetings with our specialized team any time. The OTF Support Centre is open to take calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and specialized staff will be available to answer more in-depth questions by telephone. Call the Support Centre at 1-800-263-2887, or contact us by email otf@otf.ca.

You may also find the answer to your question on our resources page posted on our website, or in our Frequently Asked Questions.

These first sessions, offered as a follow-up to our October 25 announcement about new granting deadlines, will focus primarily on the Seed stream.

We have planned full-day information sessions in communities across the province with 18 in English and four in French scheduled between January 10 and February 10 in 2017. Noting that the application deadline for Seed grants is February 22, 2017, please ensure your organization is registered by February 1, 2017 at 5 pm by the atomic clock.
  

LOCATIONS:

Toronto – English & French

Kitchener-Waterloo

St. Catharines

London – English & French

Dryden

Thunder Bay

Kingston

Ottawa – English & French

Mississauga

Timmins

Sudbury – English & French

Peterborough

Windsor

Brantford

Stratford

Hamilton

North Bay

Newmarket

Please note: All sessions will proceed regardless of weather conditions.

Access a session from anywhere in the province by telephone and with a video link on January 17, 18, 27, 31.

Coffee Chat Webinar dates: January 13, 20, 31, February 8, 10

Register for one of our upcoming Seed Information and Support Forums.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not find information about a session, or webinar rest assured that we are working on it, and please check back for updates. We will also post updates on our social media channels as new information becomes available.

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Our Support Centre is open to take calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and specialized staff will be available to answer more in-depth questions by telephone. Call the Support Centre at 1-800-263-2887, or contact us by email otf@otf.ca
  

Quick facts:

  • The organization registration deadline for Seed grants is February 1, 2017 at 5 pm by the atomic clock
  • The application deadline for Seed grants is February 22, 2017 at 5pm by the atomic clock
  • More information on the Seed Grants Stream (PDF)

 

Quote:

“At the Ontario Trillium Foundation we have always been focused on ways that we can improve our work so that we can better serve communities in a way that is fair, transparent and accountable. Today, we’re delivering on our promise to offer enhanced support to community organizations across Ontario, including offering individual support to potential applicants. Our hope is that this support will build their capacity to submit stronger and more competitive grant applications that will help us to achieve our mission of building healthy and vibrant communities. I’m confident that this will help not just potential OTF applicants, but also the larger public benefit sector in Ontario.”

 Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO

 

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