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The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has a mandate to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As we work to deliver that mandate, we are committed to accountability, transparency and openness.

In compliance with the Government of Ontario’s "Open by Default" Open Data Directive, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is committed to post its past grant data in a simple and easy-to-use format.

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Community organizations, researchers and policy makers can access the data to collaborate and be more innovative.

The published data includes all approved OTF grants:

In accordance with Section 5 of the Government of Ontario's Open Data Directive, OTF publishes a list of all data sets held by the Foundation. View the OTF Data Inventory. If you have any questions, please email us at

We will continue to update this page on regular basis on the spirit of the government’s commitment to “Open by Default” and welcome your feedback at

map of ontario - small These two concordance files match OTF Catchment geography to Statistics Canada Census Divisions municipalities. Use of these files allows for OTF Open Data to be linked to any other dataset using Statistics Canada geographic definitions, increasing the usability of OTF Open Data.

NEW As a part of OTF’s commitment to transparency and openness, we are making the analysis of our grant making prepared for the Board available to the public.

All Ontarians and the public benefit sector can access the board-level analysis to understand the impact of our investments in communities, and help us all to learn and improve. For more information, please see the Government of Ontario’s Open Data Directive and OTF’s Open Data Policy.

OTF Investment Summary Reports

2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
November 25, 2015 June 23, 2016 June 15, 2017
March 24, 2016 September 29, 2016 November 9, 2017
  December 1, 2016 March 1, 2018
  March 30, 2017  
June 14, 2018    
September 27, 2018    
January 10, 2019    


In compliance with the Management Board of Cabinet's expense disclosure requirements, OTF publicly posts travel, meal and hospitality expense information. Our staff can claim — and be reimbursed for — necessary travel, meal and hospitality expenses they pay for, during the course of their work for the Foundation. Expense claims are governed by strict rules which outline what can be repaid with public funds, and what maximum amounts can be claimed.

More information about the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Directive.

OTF has also made our governance documents publicly available. You can view our Memorandum of Understanding with our government ministry, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and our Agency Mandate Letter. You can also read our most recent business plan .

Expenses will be disclosed in the period that they are claimed and are net of refundable sales tax.

Past expenses by Quarters: (.xlsx):

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Fiscal Year 2016-2017
Q4 - January to March, 2015

Q1 - April to June, 2015
Q2 - July to September, 2015

Q3 - October to December, 2015
Q4 - January to March, 2016

Q1 - April to June, 2016 
Q2 - July to September, 2016 
Q3 - October to December, 2016 

Q4 - January to March, 2017

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Q1 - April to June, 2017 
Q2 - July to September, 2017 
Q3 - October to December, 2017 

Q4 - January to March, 2018

Q1 - April to June, 2018
Q2 - July to September, 2018 
Q3 - October to December, 2018
Q4 - January to March, 2019

Q1 - April to June, 2019



Executive Compensation Framework

At OTF we believe in the importance of being open and transparent, and accountable to the Ontario communities we serve. As part of this accountability, OTF is committed to responsible and transparent administration of the compensation for all members of its Senior Leadership by reporting the details of how their compensation is determined.

Compensation is a key element in attracting and retaining the necessary talent to deliver high quality public services while managing public dollars responsibly. Our current executive contracts comply with all applicable legislation, and also align with the Executive Compensation Framework regulation that came into force on September 6, 2016.

As part of our commitment to the highest standards of accountability, we are sharing publicly our executive compensation framework program and are engaging in public consultations when determining the compensation we may provide to our designated executives. We are proud to be one of the first government bodies to do so since the regulation came into effect. To provide feedback to Ontario Trillium Foundation, please contact us at:

The draft executive compensation program was posted for a period of 30 days (date of posting: November 15), and was posted as final on December 15, 2016.

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