Ontario Supporting the Good Work of Non-Profits

GTA Weekly
Eleanor McMahon Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport MPP Burlington

Building Healthy and Vibrant Communities Across the Province

Ontario is supporting 145 projects that will make positive changes in communities across the province.

Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, made the announcement today in Toronto at Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique. This organization is receiving funding to provide training for Francophone immigrants and newcomers who are interested in finding work in the hospitality sector, one of eight Francophone projects receiving support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

In total, 134 total projects are being funded by the Foundation’s Grow Investment Stream, which helps organizations expand an existing, proven not-for-profit project. An additional 11 initiatives will receive Collective Impact Grants, which will help organizations work together to address complex issues in their communities.

Supporting strong, healthy communities is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan 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 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing over $50 million to support 145 non-profit initiatives as part of the Grow Investment Stream and Collective Impact Grant.
  • Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique received $631,600 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Grow Investment Stream.
  • Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $452 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.

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“It is always inspiring to see how non-profit and charitable organizations, such as Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique, play a key role in enhancing people’s lives by finding new and innovative ways to address community needs. Ontario believes in equal opportunity when it comes to grant initiatives that support cultural preservation in communities. Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our government recognizes the good work and positive impact of projects in communities all across the province.”

Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“I am pleased that our government is supporting Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique, an organization that helps Francophone newcomers find employment and integrate into the workforce. Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique is one of many non-profit organizations delivering important programs to Franco-Ontarians across the province, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they will continue to have in our communities.”

Marie-France Lalonde

Minister of Francophone Affairs

“We are proud to support Francophone newcomers and immigrants with excellent projects like the one at Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique. It is encouraging to know that this project will help so many people become and stay employed. We are glad to support Francophones and other underserved populations wherever they are in rural, remote or urban communities.”

Tim Jackson

Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation

“The increase in Ontario Trillium Foundation grants constitutes exceptional support to enhance a program with a proven track record. This funding, which is intended to enrich and enhance Tremplin Emploi, our Francophone human capital development program, will allow us to further develop and expand the strategies that we use to connect Francophone talents from all areas with the expectations of employers in the province. We appreciate the Foundation’s support for Franco-Ontarians.”

Léonie Tchatat

Founder and Executive Director of Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique

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