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  • November 28, 2017

Ted McMeekin Announces Trillium Investments that enable the Tremendous Work of Non-Profits in Hamilton Region

NEWS                                                                                                              November 28, 2017

Ontario is supporting 145 projects that will make positive changes in communities across the province.


In our Hamilton Area, the province is supporting the following projects:

  • LaRocha Canada to expand their ‘Operation Wild’ program, for persons with disabilities
  • Royal Botanical Gardens for Cultural Heritage Programming and digitally preserving Archives
  • Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, to equip low income residents with financial resources to help achieve financial independence


The projects are part of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Grow Investment Stream, which helps organizations expand an existing, proven not-for-profit project. Additional projects are part of the Collective Impact Grants, which will help organizations work together to address complex issues in their communities.


Our investments will make a difference in people’s lives through activities that encourage active lifestyles, promote arts and culture, build engaged communities, support a healthy and sustainable environment, and invest in the positive development of youth and children. 


Supporting strong, healthy communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.






“With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, local non-profits in can continue to deliver services and initiatives that make a real difference in the lives of residents in the local Hamilton area. I am thrilled our government is supporting these valuable organizations and look forward to seeing the positive impact it has on the community.”

— Ted McMeekin MPP, Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale






“We are excited to implement this collaborative project in a city-wide approach to improving the financial condition of low-income residents of Hamilton.  Their enhanced economic security will lead to better outcomes for health and well-being in our community.”

Don Jaffray,Executive Director  Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton


“We are proud to support excellent projects across Ontario, and we thank all our volunteers for their work in assessing these great grants. With projects like these, communities will thrive. We are glad to support Francophone, Indigenous, rural communities and other underserved communities with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to ensure that we are building healthy and vibrant communities.”

— Tim Jackson, Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation





  • Ontario is investing over $50 million to expand 145 non-profit initiatives that are helping to build strong social and cultural communities across the province. 134 initiatives are receiving a total of $49 million in funding as part of the Grow Investment Stream, and 11 programs are receiving a total of $780,000 as part of the Collective Impact Grant.
  • Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $452 million in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.
  • Sixteen Grant Review Teams across Ontario, composed of active community-based volunteers, review applications and guide granting decisions for the OTF.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations.








For further information, please contact Ted McMeekin 905-690-6552




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