ONTARIO HELPING MISSISSAUGA-LAKESHORE NON-PROFITS IMPROVE COMMUNITY SERVICES
MISSISSAUGA ― MPP Rudy Cuzzetto announced today that the Ontario government is providing over $400,000 in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help four non-profit organizations in Peel Region deliver much-needed community support programs.
“Non-profit organizations like Armagh House and DEEN Support Services play such an important role in our community,” said Cuzzetto. “These grants will support organizations that are making a positive impact in our community, providing vital services like the only second stage transitional housing programme for women and children fleeing abuse in Peel, and safe and accessible services for people living with intellectual disabilities.”
“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 the Hon. Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why capital grant support is so important. With this funding, we’re helping to ensure that the spaces that provide these vital services remain the heart of Ontario’s communities.”
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, including $1,926,000 for 24 non-profit organizations in the Region of Peel.
Locally, this includes:
- $150,000 for Armagh House;
- $150,000 for DEEN Support Services;
- $78,000 for the Mississauga Canoe Club; and,
- $22,200 for the Mississauga Aquatic Club.
“We would like to thank the OTF for supporting this critical capital project to provide accessible and essential programming space for the families at Armagh House,” said Jannies Le, Executive Director of Armagh House. “Space where they can gather and make meaningful connections while we provide life changing programming to help them rebuild their lives free of violence.”
“We are very grateful for the support that we have received for our renovation project,” said Rabia Khedr, CEO of DEEN Support Services. “This will go a long way toward our program expansion goals. As a small, grassroots organization, being eligible for such funding is critical to our growth and sustainability.”
“The grant that the Mississauga Canoe Club received from the Provincial Government through the OTF has been instrumental in our plans to upgrade our fleet of boats and replace our truck that pulls our trailer to regattas across Canada,” said Coach Doug Tutty at the Mississauga Canoe Club. “These much needed resources will have a direct impact on our programs at all levels, from kids to adults, with our goal of getting as many people as possible from our community onto the Credit River in Port Credit.”
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.
“The OTF does a remarkable job supporting organizations across the province to ensure important services many Ontarians rely on have the resources they need to expand and grow,” said the Hon. Michael Parsa, Associate Minister of Housing. “We will continue to support non-profit organizations so they can continue to step up in a big way and help as many Ontarians as possible.”
“Women and children deserve to live free of violence and intimidation,” said the Hon. Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity. “Transitional housing is a key resource in aiding women leaving abusive environments. This funding is a great step forward and will support organizations that are providing life saving resources to women across the province.”
“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 of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These capital projects are vital and are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.”
Please visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.
- Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, working to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario through investments of local grants to non-profit organizations. Its programs support the arts, culture, sports and recreation, heritage, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.
- 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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