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Northwestern Ontario non-profits receive grant funding

By CJ Goater Feb 27, 2024 | 5:12 PM

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The province is providing over $26 million in grant funding this year to support 251 local projects at non-profit organizations across the province through the seventh and final round of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s  Resilient Communities Fund.

The fund was created in August 2020 to help Ontario’s non-profit organizations address pandemic-related challenges so they could continue to provide local services.

“Non-profit organizations are critical to the success of communities across the province, delivering programming that helps people find jobs and live healthier, happier lives,” said Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Neil Lumsden. “Communities across the province have overcome significant challenges in the past couple of years and supports like the Resilient Communities Fund have enabled non-profit organizations to continue to deliver valuable programming and services to those who need it the most.”

Eligible non-profit organizations are provided with grants of up to $200,000 over a maximum of a two-year period to recover and build capacity, and sustainability.

Numerous non-profits in northwestern Ontario have received funding through the first six rounds of the fund, but the final round contains only nine recipients from the region including:

  • Children’s Centre Thunder Bay – $200,000 – over 24 months
  • Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple – $150,000 – over 23 months
  • Thunder Bay and Area Victim Services – $147,100 – over 24 months
  • The United Way of Thunder Bay – $118,800 – over 18 months
  • Kenora Sexual Assault Centre – $100,000 – over 12 months
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch – $40,600 – over 12 months
  • Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre – $84,800 – Over 12 months
  • The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay – $99,100 – over 12 months
  • Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario – $195,900 – over 24 months

To date, the fund has supported 3,299 projects with $294 million in support.