Trillium Foundation awards Community Care Durham nearly $100,000

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Published March 14, 2024 at 9:26 pm

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Trillium Foundation grant review team representative Stephen Linton (left), Whitby MPP Lorne Coe and Community Care Durham CEO James Meloche

Community Care Durham, which provides support to more than 12,000 mostly older clients in Durham Region, has nearly $100,000 more to work with after a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.

“To often we hear in our community ‘I had no idea you offered these services’ or ‘I wish I would have known when my parents or a friend needed help,” said Community Care CEO James Meloche. “This grant will help enhance our community’s awareness of the wide array of resources we offer to help clients live connected, safely, and independently wherever they call home.”

The organization will receive $99,400 from the fund, which is delivered through the Province’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

“I am thrilled that Community Care Durham has been selected as a recipient of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund grant,” said Whitby MPP Lorne Coe. “This funding will allow this vital community organization to build its resilience and sustainability by acquiring staff and resources to develop and implement a new marketing strategy that builds awareness, and engages new clients, volunteers, donors and partners.”

Resilient Communities funding can be used by the organization to acquire new staff and resources, optimize community engagement, enhance existing programs, develop, and implement new strategies, and support staff and volunteer wellness initiatives.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why (this) funding is so important.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. Last year the foundation awarded $110 million in grants to 1,022 community projects and partnerships.

 

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