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Provincial Supports for Local Non-Profits

April 15, 2021

NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing is pleased to announce that the Ontario government is providing a combined total of $440,600 to six local non-profit organizations help to rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant has been provided through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s $83 million Resilient Communities Fund.

“Non-profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Nipissing,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “Countless people rely on their services every day, and even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they still deliver.”

Local recipients of OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund includes:

  • $111,100 for One Kids Place. Funding will support children and families across the area by developing new fundraising strategies and purchasing a new data management system.
  • $92,100 for Les Compagnon des francs loisirs. Funding will support the developing digital infrastructure and fundraising strategies, and hiring a technician to make online artistic and cultural experiences available for Francophones living in Northern Ontario communities.
  • $85,500 for the Brain Injury Association of North Bay and Area. Funding will support hiring a coordinator to oversee a virtual response plan, developing new fundraising strategies, and purchasing computers for persons with Acquired Brain Injuries to stay connected.
  • $75,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District. Funding will assist by continuing to support young people by developing new methods of fundraising, volunteer recruitment and training, and delivering online programs.
  • $56,800 for Victim Services of Nipissing District. Funding will provide support by adapting programming to alleviate the pressure on staff and volunteers, redesign fundraising strategies, and purchasing technological equipment.
  • $20,100 for Creative Industries North Bay Inc. Funding will support upgrading computer and software technology to better support digital working structures, upgrading the website and re-designing programming for online delivery.

The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to cover a broad and flexible range of needs, such as:

  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers.
  • Support to adapt or re-imagine program delivery and services to meet the needs of communities, employees and volunteers, incorporate new health and safety processes, or purchase new technology and personal protective equipment.
  • Renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.

OTF will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2021-22 to help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details will follow soon. For more information on the OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund, including a full list of grant recipients, please visit the OTF website.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $94.3 million to 1,238 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
  • In 2020/2021, OTF redirected provincial funding previously allocated for the 2020 Grow and Capital grant streams into the $83 million Resilient Communities Fund.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 1,045 projects across Ontario since it was announced in August 2020.
  • Ontario is extending the nomination deadlines for the Volunteer Service Awards; the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism, and the Order of Ontario. Please visit Ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards-volunteering and Ontario.ca/page/order-ontario for more information.

 

 


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