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$1 million in provincial Trillium grants support Newmarket and Aurora non-profits through pandemic, MPP says

Bereaved Families, Inn from Cold, Canadian Mental Health, women's group among recipients
May 6, 2022
Lisa Queen

Almost a dozen non-profit organizations in Newmarket-Aurora affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to continue delivering critical services, thanks to $1 million in provincial grants, MPP Christine Elliott said.

The grants, through the Resilient Communities Fund, will support:

Bereaved Families of Ontario -- York Region

Canadian Mental Health Association -- York Region

Cedar Centre

Girls Incorporated of York Region

Inn From The Cold

Job Skills

Marquee Theatrical Productions Inc.

Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association

Ontario Water Centre

Women's Centre of York Region

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,” Elliott, also the minister of health and deputy premier, said in an April 29 statement.

“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.”

The province is providing $95.8 million through the fund this year to help 1,146 non-profit organizations across the province.

The fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to cover a range of needs, such as mental and physical health and well-being supports for staff or volunteers, to adapt program delivery and service, to incorporate new health and safety processes or purchase new technology and personal protective equipment and for renovations and facility updates.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has committed to supporting those struggling the most,” Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, said. “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 fund is administered through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, a provincial agency.

The foundation will offer the fund in 2022-23 to help other non-profit organizations impacted by the pandemic.

Application details and a full list of grant recipients to date are available at