Nonprofit organizations all across the province will get a little financial help from the Ontario government after suffering for nearly two years due to COVID-19.  

In a press release from October 5, 2021, the provincial government announced that they will be providing more than $46 million for 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations experiencing significant financial pressures due to COVID-19.  

This funding will be delivered through the Community Building Fund’s Operating stream to help non-profits operate and provide much-needed programs and services in their communities. 

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, said in a statement “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has been supporting those struggling the most.” 

“The Community Building Fund was designed with this in mind – to enhance the quality of life for Ontarians and support local jobs. These grants will help non-profit organizations sustain operations – providing funding so they can adapt to the pressures of the pandemic and continue to deliver programming that is critical to the economic and social well-being of communities across the province,” Minister Macleod continued.  

The Community Building Fund launched earlier this year as a part of the 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover.  

For the full list of Community Building Fund Operating stream recipients, click HERE