Ontario Investing Nearly $1 Million in Mississauga-Lakeshore Non-Profits

MISSISSAUGA ― Today, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga―Lakeshore, announced that nine local non-profit organizations will receive $969,000 in grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. The grants will help local non-profits  deliver the best service possible to those in need and ensure our community will have ready access to their programming.

“Non-profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Mississauga―Lakeshore,” said Cuzzetto “Countless people rely on their services every day, and our government is ensuring that they can continue supporting those who need it most.”

Local grants include:

  • $200,000 for Armagh House, the only transitional shelter in Peel for victims of domestic violence;
  • $200,000 for the Crane Creations Theatre Company, for staff to build new partnerships in the community;
  • $200,000 for DEEN Support Services, to expand their services for people with intellectual disabilities;
  • $90,000 for the Don Rowing Club of Mississauga, for a safety boat and rowing shells to expand their programs in Port Credit;
  • $79,400 for Epilepsy South Central Ontario, for staff to expand their programs in the community;
  • $75,600 for the Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival, for new community development strategies;
  • $46,300 for MonstARTity, for staff training on virtual communication and digital skills, to better address program demands;
  • $40,200 for the Embrave Agency to End Violence, to help convert to cloud-based IT infrastructure, to increase their operational efficiency and reduce cyber security risks;
  • $37,000 for the BridgeWay Family Centre, for a new strategic plan on future service delivery, outreach strategies and growth opportunities.

In total, the Ontario government is providing $31 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund for 295 non-profit organizations across the province. The fund provides grants of up to $200,000 over two years to eligible non-profit organizations to build capacity, resilience and sustainability.

“Non-profit organizations are vital to the success of communities across the province. They deliver programming that helps people find jobs and live healthier, happier lives,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why successful programs like the Resilient Communities Fund are a priority. This funding helps non-profits adapt and grow – ensuring they can continue providing the best service possible to the people of Mississauga and make a positive difference.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is proud to have supported thousands of community organizations over four decades to strengthen the social and economic fabric of Ontario. For a full list of grant recipients and details on how the OTF might be able to help your non-profit organization, please visit the OTF website.

MPP Rudy Cuzzetto speaks about Resilient Communities Fund grants


  • The Resilient Communities Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) – an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – and has supported 3,048 projects across Ontario since it was announced in August 2020.