Emo gets Trillium grant

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is investing in 16 not-for-profit and charitable organizations across Northwestern Ontario.
Many of the grants announced today support community organizations that are responding to local needs and forging stronger communities. OTF funding will be used to expand programs for people of all ages and abilities, and to increase public participation in community activities and programs. These initiatives work together to create more economic, cultural and social opportunities for the benefit of families and individuals across the province and to help enhance the quality of life for all Ontarians.
In addition to local Community grants, OTF is announcing 35 Province-Wide grants. The social and economic impact of this broad funding to larger organizations will benefit communities across the province.
“Supporting not-for-profit and charitable organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation is part of our government’s plan to strengthen the economy and create jobs. With OTF’s support, community organizations are able to enhance their programs and services so that even more Ontarians can receive benefits from learning, social inclusion and recreation,” said Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
“OTF invests for impact in the community and will be looking more and more for organizations that can work together, making the most of investments through partnership, collaboration and inclusive programs. It is the best way to serve Ontarians and their communities across the province,” said Keith Nymark, Chair of Northwestern Ontario, Grant Review Team, OTF

In this region the following received funding:
Pioneer Club Atikokan
$10,000 over six months to assist in the purchase of a handi-transit vehicle, which will provide accessible transportation for older adults and people with disabilities in the Atikokan area.
Township of Emo, as lead organization on this collaborative
$46,600 over one year to install a wheelchair lift in the Public Library. This will help provide access to both the lower and upper levels of the library for people of all ages and abilities.