M’Chigeeng First Nation receives Trillium funding for sport worker

ONTARIO––The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has announced new investments in non-profits and charities across Ontario, including funding for the M’Chigeeng First Nation. With OTF support, local organizations are having a measurable impact on communities across this province by providing services that matter and strengthening local economies.

The M’Chigeeng First Nation will receive $75,000 to hire a sport and recreation worker to facilitate active living programs, increase awareness of health and physical opportunities and host a youth conference for residents and organizations of Manitoulin Island and the North Shore.

“OTF’s strategic investments are supporting program and projects that we know contribute to community well-being,” a press release from OTF states. “In addition to 266 community grants, with 14 of those grants in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury, OTF has announced 20 grants that will support larger, province-wide projects. We are proud to work with groups that operate at the local level, as well as partner organizations that work on a larger scale.”

“Our government is proud to invest in a diverse range of not-for-profit and charitable organizations through our lead agency, the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “These investments support innovative local initiatives, build healthy and vibrant communities and enrich the quality of life for all Ontarians.”

“Our new investments in communities across Ontario will have a positive and measurable impact on the well-being of this province. These grants will help non-profits and charities to reach more people, and I’m pleased to be part of the team at OTF that is supporting this important work,” said Sally Hagman, Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury Grant Review Team Chair for OTF.