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Community Care Durham receives $99,400 OTF grant

Community Care Durham receives $99,400 OTF grant

Whitby MPP Lorne Coe and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier announced today that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be providing $99,400 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund to Community Care Durham.

“I am thrilled that Community Care Durham has been selected as a recipient of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund grant,” said MPP Coe. “This funding will allow this vital community organization to build its resilience and sustainability by acquiring staff and resources to develop and implement a new marketing strategy that builds awareness, and engages new clients, volunteers, donors, and partners.”

Resilient Communities funding can be used by the organization to acquire new staff and resources, optimize community engagement, enhance existing programs, develop, and implement new strategies, and support staff and volunteer wellness initiatives.

Community Care Durham CEO James Meloche said far too often he hears people say they didn’t know Community Care Durham provided the services it does.

“I hear this too often. We are an invisible partner in the community until people need us or it’s too late. This funding will help us change that conversation,” he said. “This grant will help enhance our community’s awareness of the wide array of resources we offer to help clients live connected, safely, and independently wherever they call home.”

Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport said non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference.

“That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the Ontario Trillium Foundation is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs remain the heart of communities across our province.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit to learn more.

The Resilient Communities Fund supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience, and sustainability.