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Ontario Supporting Non-Profits Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding to help non-profits deliver vital services to create a stronger Ontario

NEWS                                                                                                                                April 29, 2022

NEWMARKET — The Ontario government is investing over $1 million in Newmarket—Aurora non-profits to help them offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring they can deliver the critical services needed by their local clients and create stronger communities.

This grant has been provided through the Resilient Communities Fund and will support the following non-profits:

  1. Bereaved Families of Ontario – York Region
  2. Canadian Mental Health Association-York Region
  3. Cedar Centre
  4. Girls Incorporated of York Region
  5. Inn From The Cold
  6. Job Skills
  7. Marquee Theatrical Productions Inc.
  8. Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association
  9. Ontario Water Centre
  10. Women’s Centre of York Region
  11. Women’s Support Network of York Region

“Our government recognizes how non—profit organizations are a crucial and valued part of any community, especially here in Newmarket-Aurora,” said Christine Elliott, MPP for Newmarket—Aurora. “Countless people rely on their services every day, and even facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to meet the needs of our community. This funding will help them offset those impacts and continue supporting those who need it most.”

In total, the Ontario government is providing $95.8 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to help 1,146 non-profit organizations across the province recover and rebuild.

The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to cover a broad and flexible range of needs, such as:

  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers.
  • Support to adapt or re-imagine program delivery and services to meet the needs of communities, employees and volunteers, incorporate new health and safety processes, or purchase new technology and personal protective equipment.
  • Renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has committed to supporting those struggling the most,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “That’s why it’s been a priority for us to fund successful programs like the Resilient Communities Fund, which helps non-profits adapt and grow – ensuring they can continue providing the best service possible to the people of Newmarket—Aurora and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2022-23 to help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details and a full list of grant recipients to date are available on the OTF website.


  • OTF redirected provincial funding previously allocated for the 2020 Grow and Capital grant streams into the $83-million Resilient Communities Fund to rebuild the capacity of non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19.


2021 Budget – Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.