WATERDOWN ― Today, Neil Lumsden, MPP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, announced that 11 Hamilton-area non-profit organizations will receive more than $1.03 million in grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. This funding will support these community organizations as they build capacity, resilience, and sustainability.
“Non-profit organizations are an important and valued part of Ontario communities, especially here in the Hamilton area,” said Minister Lumsden. “Countless people rely on their services to find jobs and lead healthier, happier lives. Funding from the Resilient Communities Fund will help these non-profits to adapt and grow – ensuring they are able to continue to assist those within our community who need them the most.”
The Ontario government is providing nearly $30 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to 283 non-profit organizations across the province. This funding will enable these organizations to deliver the best service possible and ensure Ontarians will have stable access to their programming.
“Without this support, non-profits such as Branch 551 of the Royal Canadian Legion would have trouble maintaining and improving our facilities,” said Sheila Latner, President of the Waterdown Legion Branch 551. “This will help us meet the needs of our community and members.”
“Ontario’s non-profit sector enriches our communities by providing a range of services such as food, shelter, education, therapy, and training,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook. “Throughout the pandemic non-profits addressed many challenges, including assisting with public health requirements and finding new ways to help individuals stay connected with others.”
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is proud to have supported thousands of community organizations over four decades to strengthen the social and economic fabric of Ontario. Please visit the OTF website for a full list of grant recipients and details on how the OTF might be able to help your non-profit organization.
- Local recipients of Resilient Communities Fund grants include:
- A Rocha Canada: $52,600
- Association Canadienne-Francaise de l’Ontario – Conseil Regional Hamilton: $56,700
- Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: $91,300
- Hamilton Victory Gardens: $25,000
- Interval House of Hamilton: $133,000
- Mission Services Hamilton Inc.: $200,000
- Rainbow’s End Community Development: $29,100
- Royal Canadian Legion Waterdown: $35,000
- Matthew’s House: $176,600
- Theatre Aquarius: $100,000
- Westdale Cinema Group: $133,100
- The Resilient Communities Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) – an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
- This fund has supported 2,753 projects across Ontario since it was first announced in August 2020.