CORNWALL, Ontario – Thanks to a $90,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), members of the Seaway Senior Citizens Club are now able to breathe easier in their 506 Pitt Street building. This grant, awarded in 2021, will help the Club rebuild and recover from COVID-19 by supporting ventilation improvements.
“This Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will allow the Seaway Senior Citizens Club to continue their hard work as they enhance the quality of life of seniors by offering excellent services in a healthy and safe environment,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
The OTF grant has enabled installation of new windows, which allow for improved ventilation in the building as well as a reduction in utility costs. These improvements were started in late 2021 and completed in January 2022. In addition to building renovations, this OTF grant allows the club to continue engaging the services of certified line dancing and fitness instructors, offering some sessions both on-site and on-line by Zoom.
“The ability to open our windows and circulate fresh air though the building, particularly during our fitness and line dancing classes, is one more way we can contribute to the overall health and well-being of our members” remarks Liz Collymore, Director of Public Relations.
Founded in 1982, The Seaway Senior Citizens Club is a mainly volunteer-run non-profit club for active seniors 50+ years. Our mission is to ensure that older adults in the Cornwall area have opportunities and choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. A guide to our activities can be found on our website at www.seawayseniors.ca and on our Facebook page, Seaway Senior Citizens Club 1201.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.