Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport invests $99,400 into Community Care Durham

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                March 12, 2024

WHITBY – Whitby MPP Lorne Coe and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier announced today that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be providing $99,400 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund into Community Care Durham.

“I am thrilled that Community Care Durham has been selected as a recipient of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund grant,” said Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier. “This funding will allow this vital community organization to build its resilience and sustainability by acquiring staff and resources to develop and implement a new marketing strategy that builds awareness, and engages new clients, volunteers, donors, and partners.”

Resilient Communities funding can be used by the organization to acquire new staff and resources, optimize community engagement, enhance existing programs, develop, and implement new strategies, and support staff and volunteer wellness initiatives.

“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 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 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.

“To often we hear in our community ‘I had no idea you offered these services’ or ‘I wish I would have known when my parents or a friend needed help. This grant will help enhance our community’s awareness of the wide array of resources we offer to help clients live connected, safely, and independently wherever they call home.”

  • James Meloche, CEO, Community Care Durham




Eric Hutchins

Office Manager

Lorne Coe

MPP Whitby