CORNWALL April 21, 2022 – Today, Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, announced that seven organizations will receive a total of $609,500 to help them offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can deliver the best service possible for the people of the Counties and Cornwall and create a stronger Ontario. This grant has been provided through the Resilient Communities Fund.
The successful applicants are: the Association Canadienne-française de l’Ontario – Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry (ACFOSDG), Beyond 21, Centre Charles-Émile-Claude, centre polyvalent des aîné(e)s inc., Cornwall Township Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley, Seaway Senior Citizens Club #1201, and Seaway Valley Theatre Company.
“Non-profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry,” said MPP McDonell. “Countless people rely on their services every day, and even facing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they still deliver. This funding will help them offset those impacts and continue supporting those who need it most.”
In total, the Ontario government is providing $95.8 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to help 1,146 non-profit organizations across the province recover and rebuild.
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.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has committed to supporting those struggling the most,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “That’s why it’s been a priority for us to fund successful programs like the Resilient Communities Fund, which helps non-profits adapt and grow – ensuring they can continue providing the best service possible to the people of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”
The Ontario Trillium Foundation will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2022-23 to help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details and a full list of grant recipients to date are available on https://otf.ca/