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  • April 05, 2018

Ontario Investing in Local Projects and Creating Opportunity in Ottawa-Vanier

Province Supporting Four Local Organizations

Ontario is investing in local projects across the province to create opportunity for families and build healthy and vibrant communities.

Four local non-profit and charitable organizations will receive support from the province through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.   

Organizations receiving support are:

  • Fédération de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne (FESFO) to expand the Exprime-toi program, engaging Francophone youth in the preservation of their cultural heritage;
  • SAW Gallery to acquire new equipment for its major expansion project;
  • Hockey Eastern Ontario to purchase rink dividers for kids to play cross-ice hockey;
  • Voice Found to launch a specialized development program for sexually-trafficked persons, resulting in a conference to share results.

These projects are funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s latest round of grants that will support 225 organizations across the province, and make a difference in the lives of 545,000 people across Ontario.  

Ontario's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


“Our government’s ongoing support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation helps non-profit and charitable organizations create positive change. These organizations are the heart of local communities, and I’m encouraged to see how their invaluable work benefits the lives of so many across our province.”

— Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“The work of FESFO, SAW Gallery, Hockey Eastern Ontario and Voice Found is inspiring and addresses community needs in a significant way. Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our government is able to support projects that make a difference in people’s lives and enrich our communities.”

— Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier

“At the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we understand that the projects we fund are as diverse as Ontario’s population. We are committed to ensuring that we reach all of Ontario, and we are inspired and encouraged by the innovative projects that will improve the well-being of all Ontarians.” 

— Tim Jackson, Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation


  • Ontario is investing more than $37 million to support 225 projects as part of the Capital Fund, Projects with a Provincial Impact and Collective Impact Grants.
  • Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $489 million in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.







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