These Organizations Just Got a Little Bit More Money in Brampton


Non profits do a number of things for various aspects of communities everywhere. But as their name implies, they’re not out for making profit, so on many occasions a little financial support from the government is needed.

In the province of Ontario, that support comes in the form of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ontario government and one of Canada’s leading grant foundations. Last year, OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects to, in their words, “build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.”

On Wednesday, October 31, the OTF announced over $57 million in funding for 141 non profit projects across the province. The aim is to improve the lives of 417,000 people across Ontario.

“Helping local people is at the core of everything we do at the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With these Grow grants, Ontario’s government and the Foundation will provide support for local community projects by nonprofits that will improve the lives of Ontarians,” said Tim Jackson, the Board Chair of the OTF.

Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $580 million in projects that help build healthy and vibrant communities. Those investments are targeted and come through a variety of funding streams, such as seed grants, grow grants, capital grants, transform grants and youth opportunities funds.

Here’s a video explaining how one of those streams, grow grants, works:

The OTF provides a helpful online search tool for grants dating back to 2012 in specific communities. Here’s an example of non profits that have received funding in Brampton within the last two fiscal years:

  • Aspire for Higher Elite Basketball - $396,700.00 over 48 months to offer a year-round youth development program focused on mentorship, basketball, and educational programming for black youth in Peel. Fiscal year 2017-18.

  • Volunteer MBC - $69,100 over 9 months to study barriers to volunteerism in early adolescent newcomer youth. Fiscal year 2017-18.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Peel - $659,900 over 36 months expand a program that strengthens parent/child relationships, connects residents to the community, and improves physical literacy. Fiscal year 2018-19.

  • CEREFRAC - $75,000 over 12 months pilot an employment training program for Francophone immigrant youth. Fiscal year 2018-19.

  • Family Education Centre - $31,600 over 12 months to hire a researcher to update materials and strategies that overcome social barriers for grieving children. Fiscal year 2018-19.

For more information on the Ontario Trillium Foundation, click here.

Do you know any other organizations or projects in Brampton that could use some extra money?

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