Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. How will your community be celebrating?
As one of the founding members of Confederation, Ontario will mark this milestone with a number of events and opportunities across the province showcasing the province’s rich history, innovative spirit and diverse culture.
Municipalities, community organizations and Indigenous groups will also be able to access funding programs designed to bring people together, while laying the groundwork for a strong economic, social and cultural legacy for Ontario’s next 150 years. These include:
- A Community Capital Program that will be administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and will provide $25 million to help municipalities and non-profit organizations renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase accessibility, improve safety and maximize community use (applications close on September 14, 2016).
- A Partnership Program that will provide $5 million to support new partnerships and collaborations that engage, enable and empower youth as the next generation of Ontario leaders (applications close on September 30, 2016).
- A Community Celebration Program that will provide $7 million to help connect Ontarians to their communities and with opportunities to explore their heritage, allowing Ontarians the opportunity to celebrate this historic year in a way that is appropriate and meaningful for them (applications close on September 2, 2016).
If you have questions about one of the programs, please use the links above. For general questions about the Ontario150 program, visit Ontario.ca/150 or contact us directly at:
Phone: (416) 212-8846
Toll-free: 1- 888-450-0495
TTY: 416-325-0866 or 1-800-853-2137
Source: MTCS Email Correspondence to Provincial Sport Organizations