Ontario is supporting 204 new and innovative projects that will respond to local needs and help build healthy and vibrant communities across the province.
Two examples of the recipients are:
– Empowerment Squared’s new digital literacy program, which will help more than 100 newcomer parents learn how to use computers, tablets, smartphones and web-based platforms so they can take an active role in their children’s education.
– The Eva Rothwell Centre, which will support women’s employment in the skilled trades, science, technology, engineering and mathematics through an education and employment program.
Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, made the announcement today on behalf of Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport, at the Immigrants Working Centre in Hamilton.
Projects are part of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Seed Investment Stream, which helps communities meet local needs through new ideas and projects, such as helping people find work, helping newcomers settle in a community or helping volunteer organizations boost their membership.
Supporting strong, healthy communities is part of the Liberal Governments plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
QUICK FACTS about the Trillium Foundation:
– The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations.
Empowerment Squared is receiving $70,000 for its digital literacy program.
– The Eva Rothwell Centre is receiving $47,500 for its education program.
– Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $444 million in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.
– Sixteen Grant Review Teams across Ontario, composed of active community-based volunteers, review applications and guide granting decisions for the OTF.