251 projects awarded over $26M through the Resilient Communities Fund

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) announces the seventh and last round of grant recipients of the Resilient Communities Fund.

The Resilient Communities Fund has helped empower the non-profit sector to strengthen its capacity to be more resilient and better able to adapt. It enabled organizations to respond to changing community needs and evolve their strategies and plans to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of essential programs and services.

With its flexible funding, the Resilient Communities Fund supported non-profit organizations to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability. These grants helped non-profits with new approaches to program and service delivery, essential equipment procurement, renovations and other important adaptations. 

The Hon. Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced the round of grants today. Learn more about this announcement

Explore the list of Resilient Communities Fund grant recipients.

“Since 2020, the Resilient Communities Fund has helped non-profit organizations increase their capacity to deliver programs and services and plan for future uncertainties. In this seventh and last round, we’re supporting 251 projects that will help strengthen plans and boost the resiliency of each grant recipient. We look forward to seeing these projects delivered across Ontario to build healthy and vibrant communities and build a stronger non-profit sector,”
said Katharine Bambrick, CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Project Highlights 

Strengthen awareness, knowledge, and opportunity for 2SLGBTQIA+ French-speaking seniors in the Greater Toronto Area

With a $198,800 grant, La Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO) will implement the Pride Network for Francophone 2SLGBTQIA+ Seniors in Greater Toronto. The program will build stronger connections, a deeper sense of belonging, and strengthen awareness of French-language support services that are currently lacking and/or underrepresented in this community. 

Adapt wellness programming for bereavement services in Dufferin County

Hospice Dufferin, with a $117,600 grant, will adapt programming for bereavement services to include peer support groups, gentle exercise, and social and educational programming in a hybrid format. Staff and volunteers will be trained on updated health and safety policies to deliver each wellness program. Programs support clients, caregivers and community partners living in Dufferin County. 

Develop new programming at an insectarium in Sault Ste Marie

Entomica Insectarium will use a $70,200 grant to develop and implement new programming by hiring new staff and securing new funding partnerships, to ensure their sustainability. Entomica serves as the primary science-based organization and natural history museum in Sault Saint Marie and Algoma district and is the only Insectarium in Ontario. 

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 3,299 projects across Ontario with over $294 million since it was announced in August 2020. 
  • Over the last 40 years, OTF has invested more than $2.6 billion into 28,000+ grants to build healthy and vibrant communities. Discover more about OTF’s 40 years of impact.