Ontario Helping Kanata and West Carleton Non-Profits Improve Community Services

Capital funding will support vital programming and services for people who need it the most

KANATA, ON ― Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata—Carleton, announced today that the Ontario government is providing $136,500 in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help two non-profit organizations in the region deliver much-needed community support programs.

“Non-profit organizations across our province deliver programming that makes a difference – whether helping people train for new careers, learn new things or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why capital grant support is so important. With this funding, we’re helping to ensure that the spaces that provide these vital services remain the heart of Ontario’s communities.”

“Our local canoe club and gymnastics club were among the recent recipients of Ontario grant money, said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton. “These two community groups provide important outlets for our young people. The clubs are great recreation, social and physical activities and the provincial government’s financial support ensures their continued success.”  

To improve the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive, this funding is a part of an Ontario government investment of more than $37 million in capital grant funding to help 417 non-profit organizations across the province deliver much-needed community support programs. These grants will support organizations that are making a positive impact in communities throughout the province. This includes:

Ottawa River Canoe Club$112,900
Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club$23,600

“Safe, accessible and well-equipped infrastructure is essential for healthy, vibrant communities. Having appropriate spaces and equipment ensures that non-profit organizations can deliver high-quality programming to the communities they serve,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These capital projects are vital and are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.” 

Funded projects will:

  • Improve access to facilities, programs, activities and services
  • Improve existing spaces and support new build projects
  • Make better use of technology

Please visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.