Ontario Investing in Local Projects and Creating Opportunity in Brighton

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Province Supporting Local Organizations

Ontario is investing in local projects across the province to create opportunity for families and build healthy and vibrant communities.

Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West was in Brighton today to announce that local non-profit and charitable organizations will receive support from the province through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The Municipality of Brighton will receive support to improve infrastructure with a $100,000 grant over 6 months to build a new, community stage for public events at Memorial Park. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative is helping arts, culture and heritage have appropriate spaces, and has an impact on the lives of 2,500 people in the community.

This project is funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s latest round of grants that will support 225 organizations across the province, and make a difference in the lives of 545,000 people across Ontario.

Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


“Our government’s ongoing support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation helps non-profit and charitable organizations create positive change. These organizations are the heart of local communities, and I’m encouraged to see how their invaluable work benefits the lives of so many across our province.”

— Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport


“This funding will not only create a new community stage but will be the launching pad for many innovate community programs through arts and cultural events. It will give the citizens of Brighton a dynamic new location to host important public events and performances. I look forward to attending events at the new community stage.”

— Lou Rinaldi M.P.P. Northumberland Quinte West


“I want to thank Lou Rinaldi and the Provincial government for their support for a new community stage for Brighton. This will mean a whole host of community events and performances will now be able to take place on this new stage. This will provide opportunities particularly for public performances that might otherwise not have taken place without this new piece of community infrastructure.”

— Mark Walas, Mayor, Municipality of Brighton


“At the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we understand that the projects we fund are as diverse as Ontario’s population. We are committed to ensuring that we reach all of Ontario, and we are inspired and encouraged by the innovative projects that will improve the well-being of all Ontarians.”

— Tim Jackson, Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation



  • Ontario is investing more than $37 million to support 225 projects as part of the Capital Fund, Projects with a Provincial Impact and Collective Impact Grants.
  • The Municipality of Brighton received $100,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
  • Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $489 million in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.
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