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Ontario Supporting Kanata and West Carleton Organizations Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding to help non-profits deliver vital services to create a stronger Ontario

Kanata ― Today, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata—Carleton, announced that following organizations will receive over $230,000 to help them offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can deliver the best service possible for the people of Kanata and West Carleton and create a stronger Ontario. This grant has been provided through the Resilient Communities Fund.

  • Kanata Sailing Club                                              $36,100
  • Lotus Centre for Special Music Education     $52,500
  • The International Love Project                           $149,900

“Volunteer and non-profit organizations are a valuable part of any community, and in Kanata and West Carleton we have many that add to our quality of life,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton. “Countless people rely on their services, and even facing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they still deliver. This provincial funding will help offset the impacts of the pandemic and support the organizations with the delivery of programs and services in our community.”

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 Kanata—Carleton 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 the OTF website.


Quick Facts

  • The Resilient Communities Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) – an agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries – and has supported 2,191 projects across Ontario since it was announced in August 2020.
  • In 2020-21, OTF redirected provincial funding previously allocated for the 2020 Grow and Capital grant streams into the $83-million Resilient Communities Fund to rebuild the capacity of non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19.
  • OTF awarded $94.3 million to 1,238 projects in 2021 through its Seed grant stream and Resilient Communities Fund to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

Additional Resources

2021 Budget – Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.


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