$30M awarded through the Resilient Communities Fund
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) awards $30 million through the Resilient Communities Fund for 283 local projects across the province – helping to build stronger, more resilient non-profit organizations in Ontario.
The non-profit sector is vital to the social, cultural and economic fabric of Ontario and accounts for the many experiences and opportunities that Ontarians participate in every day. Over the last few years, investments in the sector have never been more crucial. Organizations continue to need support to deliver their essential programs and services and meet the needs of their communities.
The Resilient Communities Fund offers grants of up to $200,000 over two years to support organizations to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability. Projects funded help organizations:
- develop new approaches to generate revenue
- start new activities to meet community need
- adjust strategies and plans
- plan for future challenges
Discover the list of grants awarded.
Examples of projects receiving funding this round include:
- The Welcome Friend Association received a $199,600 grant to help deliver the Rainbow Camp near Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The camp supports 2SLGBTQIA+ and allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. It also includes leadership training and community education to broaden understanding of the Queer community.
- The Township of Bluewater received a $125,000 grant to introduce the Bluewater Builds Back program, an innovative approach to increase recreational programming and usage of community recreational facilities in Hensall, Zurich and Bayfield, Ontario. This project will increase recreational opportunities for local community members.
- The Weston King Neighbourhood Centre received a $127,100 grant to provide one-on-one technological support to residents of York-Weston, Ontario, helping them access online services effectively. This project will address concerns that seniors and vulnerable community members are being left behind by the shift towards exclusively online services.
- The Centre Novas received a $115,900 grant to provide sexual violence prevention programming and services for French-speaking youth living in the Town of Hawkesbury, Ontario. With OTF support, this organization will now be equipped with the personnel and supplies needed to meet growing demand for prevention workshops in the community on topics including consent and sexual cyberaggression, helping to reduce youth vulnerability.
“OTF’s investment in the non-profit sector ensures the development of stronger and more resilient organizations,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. “Through the latest round of the Resilient Communities Fund, 283 non-profit organizations across the province will be able to deliver critical projects in their communities. OTF grants continue to build healthy and vibrant communities and improve the well-being of Ontarians.”
- The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
- In 2022/2023, OTF awarded close to $60 million in grants over two rounds of the Resilient Communities Fund and awarded $37.5 million through the Capital grant stream, which it re-established in 2022/2023.
- The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 2,753 projects across Ontario with $237 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.