Province Invests $521,100 in Community Services in Mississauga-Lakeshore

Published on June 25, 2020

Grants of $521,100 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation for Armagh House and MonstrARTity will help provide social service initiatives for youth and seniors, and mental health supports for those who have suffered abuse in Mississauga-Lakeshore

MISSISSAUGA – The Province of Ontario is providing two grants through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support social and mental health services in Mississauga-Lakeshore.

Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, announced today that the grants will include:

  • $447,800 for MonstrARTity, to expand existing programs for seniors who are living with dementia and other physical frailties, including art workshops for 3,500 seniors in the community; and
  • $73,300 for the Armagh House, to help support art-based after-school activities for children who have witnessed or experienced abuse.

“The volunteers at these non-for-profit organizations have worked tirelessly to enrich the lives of people in our community, including some of our most vulnerable, and a very difficult time for everyone,” said Cuzzetto. “Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our government is ensuring that these organizations can continue their important work, and can improve the vital services that they provide to the people of Ontario, now and in the future.”

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is mandated to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the volunteer sector through investments in community-based initiatives.

Grow grants through the Ontario Trillium Foundation help build on the success of a proven model or program. Activities funded include: launch, replicate or adapt a program; scale up a program currently being delivered, thus impacting more people; and improve the quality of a program currently delivered to increase impact.

Seed grants through the Ontario Trillium Foundation help start projects at the idea or conceptual stage. Seed grants focus on four types of projects, which enable us to see positive change in our communities: convene around emerging issues; conduct a feasibility study; research a new concept; and develop or pilot a new idea.


MPP Rudy Cuzzetto at Armagh House

 

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Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228