Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport invests $99,300 into SOVEREIGN Core

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                April 10, 2024

WHITBY, ON – Whitby MPP Lorne Coe and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier announced today that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be investing $99,300 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund into SOVEREIGN Core in Whitby.

“I am thrilled that SOVEREIGN Core has been selected as a recipient of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund,” said Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier. “This funding will allow this vital community organization to develop new strategies, and innovative programs and services that meet the needs of hard-working families in Whitby and other parts of the Durham Region.” 

“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 Ontario Trillium Foundation is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs remain the heart of communities across our province.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build health 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 to learn more.

The Resilient Communities Fund supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.

“SOVEREIGN Core expresses deep appreciation for being a selected recipient of a Resilient Communities Fund grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Jacqueline Peart, Founder, SOVEREIGN Core. “We are also grateful for the added support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. The funding will enable us to further our mission to break down barriers and normalize mental health supports to ensure that Black, Caribbean, and African peoples living in the Durham Region have access to the resources and support they need to live their best lives.”