$106,000 Grant from the Ontario Government increases the services for Cornwall’s vulnerable population

Centre 105 Cornwall
$106,000 Grant from the Ontario Government increases the services for  Cornwall’s vulnerable population

Cornwall, ON – On Friday, local MPP Nolan Quinn met with the team at Centre 105-Cornwall, the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s Drop-in Day program, to hear more about the $106,800 Capital Grant from the provincial government’s Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was awarded to the Diocese to fund the construct two individual accessible washrooms and a shower facility. This project will help improve the health, hygiene, and self esteem of the increasing numbers of vulnerable citizens in the City of Cornwall.

“I am proud that our government is investing in resources for our community’s most vulnerable individuals. Organizations such as Centre 105 are the pillars of our community. This support will enable them to continue making a positive difference,” said Nolan Quinn, MPP for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry.

The funds were used to construct two gender inclusive, accessible washrooms in the church hall adjacent to the space used for the breakfast meal and socializing. A shower facility including a toilet and sink was constructed in a room next to the laundry facility. These improvements are expected to improve the services offered by Centre 105.

“Here at Centre 105, we are incredibly grateful to have received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation”, said Taylor Seguin, Executive Director. “This allowed us to construct two significant capital projects on our campus. They will be instrumental in filling gaps that exist in  our community, as well as improving this social space that is used by many of our community’s most vulnerable individuals”.

Centre 105 is located in the central core of the City of Cornwall and is a Drop-in Day Program of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. They provide a healthy breakfast to all who visit in a friendly, safe, accessible, non-judgemental space. This environment encourages social interactions and offers professional visits from a mobile health unit, housing, income tax preparation and literacy. They provide a laundry facility in addition to the newly added accessible washrooms and shower unit.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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