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Ontario150 Community Grant Programs

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Ontario150 Community Grant Programs

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

As part of its celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Ontario will help communities mark the occasion in a way that is meaningful to them and invest in programs and infrastructure that will leave a lasting legacy for people across the province.

There are three one-time application-based Ontario150 community grant programs.

Visit the Ontario150 webpage to learn more about the Ontario150 celebration, including how to apply for grant programs.

Community Capital Program

The Ontario Trillium Foundation will administer a program for not-for-profit community organizations to renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase accessibility, improve safety and maximize community use (applications close on September 14, 2016).

Eligible projects include:

  • Multicultural centres
  • Playgrounds
  • Sport facilities
  • Cenotaphs
  • Elderly person centres
  • Other types of public meeting places and spaces.


Partnership Program

Supporting new partnerships, collaborations and models that engage, enable and empower youth (applications close on September 30, 2016).

Eligible projects will engage and empower youth through:

  • Creativity and cultural expression
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Healthy living
  • Civic engagement.

Community Celebration Program

Helping communities and community organizations celebrate this historic year in a way that is meaningful for them (applications close on September 2, 2016).

Eligible projects include celebratory events and activities, such as:

  • Multicultural festivals
  • Art exhibitions
  • Ontario 150-themed public workshops and forums
  • Commemorative ceremonies.

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