Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport - Ontario is investing $53.5 million in non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This investment will benefit nearly one million people across the province.
The grants are supporting 326 projects in the social services, environment, sports and recreation, and arts and culture sectors. The grants will support many important projects, such as building a seniors' community centre, upgrading a nature trail, developing a youth basketball mentorship program, and helping urban Aboriginal women make connections in their communities.
Today, Minister Coteau announced the successful projects at Inner City Angels, which received an OTF grant totalling $150,000 over three years. With this investment, the organization is creating an arts education program to develop the creative and social skills of almost 8,000 elementary school students in 210 classrooms in Toronto.
Supporting local communities is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
OTF is an agency of the Government of Ontario and Canada’s largest grant-making foundation, providing funding to four sectors: social services, environment, arts and culture, and sports and recreation.
OTF awards approximately $110 million to nearly 1,000 organizations each year.
OTF publishes its granting data in a raw, machine-readable format. This is part of the Ontario government’s Open Government commitment to increase transparency by making government data more publicly available.