Work at the Ontario Trillium Foundation

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Make a real difference

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awards millions of dollars to hundreds of projects annually.

Are you interested in helping us build healthier, more vibrant communities across Ontario? OTF is recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. We are always looking for dedicated people to help our grantees bring people together, make neighbourhoods better, and solve often complex challenges in communities around the province.

The results are all around you. Read some success stories to see what you can become part of.

Available positions

What does it take to succeed at OTF?

Our staff demonstrate our core competencies of accountability, agility, and excellence in their work.

They embrace our values in everything they do with us:

  • Act with integrity and fairness
  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Lead change that matters to communities
  • Pursue excellence in all we do
  • Improve through knowledge and learning
  • Build trust through transparency and accountability
  • Pursue diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do

See our mission and values.

Why join our team?

We are a team of high-performing, passionate, responsive, agile and life-long learners.

You make a real difference

Each year, we award millions of dollars to hundreds of projects across Ontario to help build healthier and more vibrant communities. Your work will be meaningful and engaging.

You will feel included and valued

We value a culture where everyone feels respected, valued, heard, and included. OTF is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization for all individuals in our workplaces. This includes supporting people living with disabilities, people from the Black, Indigenous, People of colour (BIPOC) and from the two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) communities. OTF is also a certified Positive Space employer, which means we create and promote safe spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

You can be successful

We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment, including learning and growth opportunities.

You can contribute

We seek out new talents and insights, and embrace the unique differences, diverse backgrounds, and experiences of all our employees and volunteers.

How do we hire?

Our Talent & Engagement Team ensure that our hiring practices reflect our values and core competencies. Throughout the hiring process you will have an opportunity to highlight your knowledge, skills, proudest achievements, share how you embody our values and core competencies, and assess whether OTF is the right fit for you.

We welcome applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve.

Accommodation for applicants

OTF is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

French language tests

Applicants may apply in English or French. For positions in areas of Ontario designated under the French Language Services Act, where we provide our services to the public in French, we ask successful candidates to undertake a formal linguistic evaluation.


We thank all applicants for their interest in OTF.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note

OTF is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. We are not linked to the health sector and have no direct or indirect affiliations with other governmental bodies that may carry the name “Trillium.” Before applying for a position with us, please make sure you are applying to the right organization.