Seven more non-profits in Oshawa, Ajax and Bowmanville benefit from Trillium funding


Published December 20, 2022 at 12:53 pm

Seven non-profits in Durham Region – in addition to five more in Whitby announced last week – will benefit from more than $525,000 in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help non-profit organizations in the region deliver much-needed community support programs.

“Non-profit organizations across our province deliver programming that makes a difference – whether 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.

“Non-profit organizations, such as Minds on Math, address community needs by improving the infrastructure Pickering-Uxbridge residents and residents across Durham Region need to thrive,” added Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge and Ontario’s Finance Minister. “The Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant program will help their organization improve their workstations, chairs, laptops and conduct a wider range of activities, reach a wider audience, and provide funding over one year to help respond to the needs of residents in Pickering-Uxbridge and Durham Region.”

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.

“For many years, the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Capital Grant program has been instrumental in building strong communities with investments in projects and support for non-profit organizations that have served thousand of residents” said Todd McCarthy, MPP for Durham. “Ongoing success of the OTF Capital Grant program is important for building community spirit and responding to the needs of Durham residents who benefit the most from these services and I fully support the program and these initiatives.”

“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; and make better use of technology.

Ajax capital grant recipients are:

  • Community Development Council Durham – $60,100
  • Community Living Ajax, Pickering and Whitby – $44,300

Durham capital grant recipients are:

  • Bowmanville Older Adult Association – $22,000

Oshawa capital grant recipients are:

  • AIDS Committee of Durham Region – $106,400
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres – $127,300
  • Simcoe Hall – $112,300
  • The Robert McLaughlin Gallery – $150,000

Five non-profits located in Whitby were awarded $341,800 in grant funding last week, including Minds on Math, which was given $127,300.

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.

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