HAMILTON ― Hamilton-area MPPs Neil Lumsden and Donna Skelly announced today that the Ontario government is providing more than $1.4 million in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help 14 non-profit organizations in the region deliver much-needed community support programs.
“Non-profit organizations across our community deliver programming that makes a difference – whether it’s here in the Hamilton area helping people train for new careers, learn new things or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and MPP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek. “That’s why capital grant support is so important. With this funding, we’re helping to ensure that the spaces that provide these vital services remain the heart of our community.”
“Non-profit organizations have a positive impact on the lives of people in their communities,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook. “The OTF investments in infrastructure will improve accessibility and ensure that the programs that enhance participants’ experiences will continue to be delivered.”
To improve the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive, this funding is a part of an Ontario government investment of more than $37 million in capital grant funding to help 417 non-profit organizations across the province deliver much-needed community support programs. These grants will support organizations that are making a positive impact in communities throughout the province. This includes the YMCA of Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford.
"The YMCA is committed to opening doors for more children, youth and seniors, particularly those that are underserved," said Manny Figueiredo, President & CEO, YMCA of Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford. "This funding is much more than an investment in physical upgrades to our aging building; it creates renewed opportunities to welcome children, youth and seniors of all abilities and diverse backgrounds to YMCA programming that will enrich their well-being and sense of belonging. We are extremely grateful to our government for this critical investment."
“Safe, accessible and well-equipped infrastructure is essential for healthy, vibrant communities. Having appropriate spaces and equipment ensures that non-profit organizations can deliver high-quality programming to the communities they serve,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These capital projects are vital and are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.”
Funded projects will:
- Improve access to facilities, programs, activities and services
- Improve existing spaces and support new build projects
- Make better use of technology
Hamilton-area capital grant recipients are:
- Art Gallery of Hamilton
- Eva Rothwell Centre
- Goodwill, The Amity Group
- Hamilton Literacy Council
- Hamilton Music Collective
- Interval House of Hamilton
- Liberty for Youth
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Royal Canadian Legion Waterdown
- E.A.D. Equestrian Association for the Disabled
- The Bridge: From Prison to Community (Hamilton)
- Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
- YMCA Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
- YWCA Hamilton
Please visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.
- The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, working to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario through investments of local grants to non-profit organizations. Its programs support the arts, culture, sports and recreation, heritage, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.
- Since 2018, the Ontario government has invested nearly $545 million in more than 4,900 projects through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, creating more than 4,600
- Full-time jobs and generating more than $828 million in economic benefits to communities across Ontario.