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  • July 12, 2016

Ontario Investing in Scarborough-Guildwood Non-Profit

Support for East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club Helps Build a Healthy, Vibrant Community

July 12, 2016 - Today, MPP Mitzie Hunter announced that East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club, a local non-profit and charitable organizations will receive a total of $71,600 in grants through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

Supporting community organizations is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.


“East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club is part of the heart of Sscarborough-Guildwood and plays a fundamental role in bettering our community. I’m delighted that this funding will help them deliver the best possible benefit to our residents.”

— Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood

“Our government is proud to invest in non-profit and charitable organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. By supporting the invaluable work of organizations such as [organization name] in [city], we can help grow our economy and provide people with better access to the essential tools and training they need to better serve their communities.”

— Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 

 “Seed grants are exciting because they’re about researching, developing, and studying new concepts. Supporting projects at the idea stage means we work together to find a better way to do things. At the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are always looking for new ways to support original and creative ideas, and these grants will do just that. We would also like to thank our volunteers in our Grant Review Teams who always go above and beyond when looking for fresh and innovative projects. Congratulations to all the grantees.”

– Janet Yale, Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation 


  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations.
  • Since 2003, the foundation has invested almost $1.5 billion in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.
  • OTF relies on active community-based volunteers across Ontario to review applications and guide granting decisions for maximum impact.
  • OTF publishes its granting data in a raw, machine-readable format to help drive innovation and collaboration. This aligns with Ontario’s Open Government commitment to increase transparency by making government data more publicly available.     


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