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Ontario Investing $53.5 Million in Non-Profit Organizations

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Ontario Investing $53.5 Million in Non-Profit Organizations

Province Supporting 326 Community Projects Across Ontario

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Ontario is investing $53.5 million in non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This investment will benefit nearly one million people across the province. 

The grants are supporting 326 projects in the social services, environment, sports and recreation, and arts and culture sectors. The grants will support many important projects, such as building a seniors' community centre, upgrading a nature trail, developing a youth basketball mentorship program, and helping urban Aboriginal women make connections in their communities.

Today, Minister Coteau announced the successful projects at Inner City Angels, which received an OTF grant totalling $150,000 over three years. With this investment, the organization is creating an arts education program to develop the creative and social skills of almost 8,000 elementary school students in 210 classrooms in Toronto.

Supporting local communities is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • OTF is an agency of the Government of Ontario and Canada’s largest grant-making foundation, providing funding to four sectors: social services, environment, arts and culture, and sports and recreation.
  • OTF awards approximately $110 million to nearly 1,000 organizations each year.
  • OTF publishes its granting data in a raw, machine-readable format. This is part of the Ontario government’s Open Government commitment to increase transparency by making government data more publicly available.

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Michael Coteau

“I am proud that through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our government is investing in the non-profit sector and creating positive change in our province. Non-profit organizations are the heart of their communities and I know these grants will benefit people across Ontario.”

Michael Coteau

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“The Grant Review Teams have gone above and beyond to ensure that OTF is making the right decisions when making investments in communities. What’s even more exciting is that, with the new strategy, we will be able to measure the impact these organizations will have in the communities they serve. Congratulations to all our grantees – I am looking forward to hearing about your work and the successful stories that flow from your initiatives.”

Janet Yale

Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation

“The Ontario Trillium Foundation is ready to see the outcomes of its investments in communities. We have streamlined our process so that we can better support organizations to lead change that matters. We’re also using an evidence-based approach to create measurable, positive impact in communities. There are lots of wonderful initiatives to look forward to through these investments.”

Andrea Cohen Barrack

CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation

Media Contacts

  • Jeff Costen

    Minister’s Office

    Jeff.Costen@ontario.ca

    (416) 314-4266

  • Denelle Balfour

    Communications Branch

    Denelle.Balfour@ontario.ca

    (416) 326-1724

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