Ontario Trillium Foundation’s new Resilient Communities Fund

Published on August 11, 2020

The government is proud to invest $83 million in 2020-21 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s new Resilient Communities Fund to offer support to Legion branches and non-profit organizations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund will provide grants of up to $150,000 to help eligible non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Organizations can apply for a broad and flexible range of needs, such as mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers, identify new health and safety processes or purchasing of new technology and personal protective equipment.

The fund will also provide grants to support capital needs, such as renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.

Since 2018, the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries has honoured the courage, commitment and sacrifice of current armed services members, as well as veterans of the First and Second World Wars, and the wars in Korea, the Gulf, and Afghanistan by highlighting the importance of Remembrance Day and encouraging Ontarians to participate in a local ceremony. We are also building the Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan.

The Royal Canadian Legion is a valued part of Ontario’s history and culture and are integral to our communities. They help us honour our heroes – the soldiers, past and present – of all backgrounds who have fought to protect and uphold our values and freedoms.

Legion branches are also integral to their communities – sponsoring local sports, youth and seniors’ programs, and offering a safe, friendly space for community events.

The government encourages all Legion branches and non-profit organizations who may need assistance to contact the OTF for more information and support through the application process.

While we work towards recovery, we’re proud to support programs like the OTF Resilient Communities Fund that are making a positive contribution in communities across Ontario.

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