Ontario Helping Durham Region Non-Profits Improve Community Services

Capital funding will support vital programming and services for people who need it the most

December 20, 2022

DURHAM ― MPPs Lorne Coe, Peter Bethlenfalvy, Patrice Barnes, and Todd McCarthy announced today that the Ontario Government is providing more than $866,900 in capital grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help 12 non-profit organizations in the region deliver much-needed community support programs.

“Non-profit organizations across our province deliver programming that makes a difference – whether helping people train for new careers, learn new things or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why capital grant support is so important. With this funding, we’re helping to ensure that the spaces that provide these vital services remain the heart of Ontario’s communities.”

“I am excited that five Whitby organizations were selected as recipients of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Capital Grant,” said Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier. “This funding will allow these organizations to address community needs through upgrades to their facilities, programs and services, and better serve the residents of Durham Region.” 

“Non-profit organizations, such as Minds on Math, address community needs by improving the infrastructure Pickering-Uxbridge residents and residents across Durham Region need to thrive,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “The Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant program will help their organization improve their workstations, chairs, laptops and conduct a wider range of activities, reach a wider audience, and provide funding over one year to help respond to the needs of residents in Pickering-Uxbridge and Durham Region.”

“For many years, the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Capital Grant program has been instrumental in building strong communities with investments in projects and support for non-profit organizations that have served thousand of residents” said Todd McCarthy, MPP for Durham.  “Ongoing success of the OTF Capital Grant program is important for building community spirit and responding to the needs of Durham residents who benefit the most from these services and I fully support the program and these initiatives.”

To improve the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive, this funding is a part of an Ontario government investment of more than $37 million in capital grant funding to help 417 non-profit organizations across the province deliver much-needed community support programs. These grants will support organizations that are making a positive impact in communities throughout the province. This includes WindReach Farm.

“This tractor is an essential piece of equipment for WindReach. One renowned unique activity that is a favorite for visitors and participants is our accessible, interactive tractor-pulled trailer ride through the farm property,” said Sarah Flogen, Executive Director, WindReach Farm, and Carol Dahlquist, Executive Director, WindReach Farm Foundation. “This is the mission that Sandy – our founder – worked so hard to accomplish – an accessible farm experience. This tractor makes it possible. Farming was always in Sandy’s heart and he loved to drive the tractor. He’d be thrilled that we can continue to offer this experience.  Thank-you to the Ontario Trillium Fund, we’re very grateful!”

“Safe, accessible and well-equipped infrastructure is essential for healthy, vibrant communities. Having appropriate spaces and equipment ensures that non-profit organizations can deliver high-quality programming to the communities they serve,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These capital projects are vital and are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.” 

Funded projects will:

Whitby capital grant recipients are:

Ajax capital grant recipients are:

Durham capital grant recipients are:

Oshawa capital grant recipients are:

Please visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.


  • Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, working to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario through investments of local grants to non-profit organizations. Its programs support the arts, culture, sports and recreation, heritage, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES2022 Ontario Budget, Ontario’s Plan to Build