Ontario Investing in Local Projects and Creating Opportunity in Cramahe Township
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 Colborne today to announce that local non-profit and charitable organizations will receive support from the province through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Cramahe Township will receive support to improve infrastructure with a $150,000 grant over 12 months to expand library space for various programs by adding an addition, and restructuring interior space. 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 6,355 people in the community.
These projects are 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
“I am excited today to announce this critical funding for the Cramahe Library expansion. Libraries are becoming more and more a significant community hub. This funding will provide long term support for this key community institution.” Said
— Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West
“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
“We are very excited about receiving this support from the Trillium Foundation. The Colborne Library has exploded with activity over the past few years – mostly due to the work of our dynamic Library CEO Mary Norton Stack and her staff. This grant will not only support making our facility fully accessible but also provide badly needed extra space for all types of programs & activities that are serving patrons of all ages”.
— Marc Coombs, Mayor, Cramahe Township
- 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.
- Cramahe Township received $150,000 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.