Ontario Investing in Non-Profits Across the Province

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Monday, January 21, 2019
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Ontario’s Government for the People is supporting 263 non-profit organizations to improve community spaces in the province, as well 141 organizations that are expanding or adapting projects that are already making a difference for the people of Ontario. 

Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, made the announcement today at 360°kids in Richmond Hill. Ontario is supporting 360°kids’ Nightstop program, which provides a safe bed for the night to more than 140 York Region youth in need of temporary housing.

“It is encouraging to see the great work of so many non-profit organizations in our province,” said Minister Tibollo. “I am delighted that our Government for the People is supporting their valuable projects. Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are bringing economic, social, environmental, and health benefits to people across Ontario.”

The projects are being funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and are expected to bring positive change to 417,000 people across Ontario and enhance over 2.4 million square feet of community space.

“Through Ontario Trillium Foundation funding, organizations can take their work to the next level. We’re very pleased to support 360°kids’ program expansion, which provides crucial help for youth through a Grow grant,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. “Capital grants are an opportunity to invest in essential infrastructure, and the Alzheimer Society of York Region is doing just that in purchasing two vans to ensure isolated seniors in communities stay connected. Congratulations to all successful grantees.”

“We are grateful for this OTF funding, which will allow us to build on the successes of our innovative Nightstop program that keeps young people out of the emergency shelter system,” said Clovis Grant, Chief Executive Officer of 360°kids. “We will now be able to engage and train more individuals from every corner of York Region and expand the number of partners to help in our efforts to end youth homelessness.”  

“The Alzheimer Society of York Region is thrilled to be a recipient of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant Program,” said Loren Freid, CEO, Alzheimer Society of York Region. “This grant will fund two new replacement vehicles that will ensure people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have necessary transportation to attend DAY programs in Thornhill and Aurora, decreasing social isolation and increasing connection to their community, while providing their caregivers necessary respite.” 

 

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Media Contact Name: 
Cynthia McQueen
Media Contact Organization: 
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Media Contact Phone Number: 
416-963-4561
Media Contact Email: 
CMcQueen@otf.ca
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