Ontario Helping Etobicoke-Lakeshore Non-Profits Deliver Vital Community Services

Over $143,000 investment into two non-profits in the community to help make their services more accessible

NEWS JUNE 10, 2024

ETOBICOKE – Christine Hogarth, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore announced today that the Ontario government will be investing more than $143,000 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund into the Daily Bread Food Bank and the Ontario Track 3 Ski Association For The Disabled to help them deliver vital services to the community.

“The Daily Bread Food Bank and Track 3 Ski Association For The Disabled are focused on improving the lives of Etobicoke-Lakeshore’s most vulnerable residents. The investments will help improve program delivery and make their services more accessible for all those people who rely on them every day.”

The Ontario Track 3 Ski Association For The Disabled, with a $49,900 Resilient Communities Fund grant over 12 months, will build its resilience and sustainability by hiring a part-time staff to create and execute a strategic plan to attract and retain volunteers and meet the demand for their programs.

The Daily Bread Food Bank, with a $93,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant over 12 months, will build its resilience and sustainability by strengthening warehouse management and IT infrastructure that supports delivery of food to over 200 food programs across Toronto.

“We are deeply grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for investing in the resiliency of Daily Bread Food Bank’s warehouse management system. With one in ten Torontonians having to make use of food banks, it is essential that we regularly assess and improve our logistics and operational processes. Through this impactful grant, we will be able to ensure that the tens of thousands of families and individuals who rely on emergency food services can always access the food they need,” said Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces 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 otf.ca to learn more.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Saurabh Kapoor
Senior Communications Specialist

Office of Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
saurabh.kapoor@pc.ola.org
416-553-2909
195 Norseman St. Unit 21, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 0E9