Ontario Providing Capital Funding to Non-Profit Organizations in Dufferin-Caledon

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is enabling infrastructure repairs and upgrades to deliver critical community programming

DUFFERIN-CALEDONMPP Sylvia Jones announced today that the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is providing Caledon Seniors Centre with $198,000 in funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Capital grant stream. This funding will help to make crucial improvements to the facility, both indoors and outdoors.

“Since 1995, the Caledon Seniors Centre has provided programs and services for seniors in our community,” said Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon. “Our government’s investment for a state-of-the-art audio/visual system in the new multipurpose rooms, and the addition of the outdoor canopy and furnishings expanding the programable space, means more seniors will benefit from the excellent programs offered by CSC.”

A $148,000 Capital grant was awarded in November 2022 funded the purchase and installation of a high-performance audio/visual/lighting system to create an age-friendly space for active living, lifelong learning and engagement for the Centre’s Seniors.

A second Capital grant of $50,600 Capital grant was awarded in September 2023 to fund the installation of a canopy to cover their multi-purpose patio space to make it a safer and more comfortable space for seniors to participate in outdoor programming.

“The funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation grants provides the seniors centre with a high-performance audio/visual and lighting system, ensuring a more enjoyable, energizing and cognitive experience when participating in small groups or large gatherings, members will have greater interactive opportunities without a doubt. The new outdoor program space enhancement with the new canopy, outdoor furniture and program equipment will increase our programable space and shield the seniors from the sunlight and inclement weather said Beverley Nurden, Manager of the Caledon Seniors Centre. “These grants have allowed the purchase of needed technical and physical equipment that will optimize participatory opportunities for many seniors. We also want to congratulate the Ontario Trillium Foundation on 41 years of granting and building healthy and vibrant communities across the province.”

Provincial funding that is received through the OTF’s Capital grant stream improves the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, these grants support projects that are having a positive impact in Dufferin-Caledon.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference – 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 the capital grant support that my ministry is providing is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

Capital grants improve access to programs and technology in community spaces, making it easier for Ontarians to participate in community programs. Funded projects:

  • Improve access to facilities, programs, activities and services
  • Improve existing spaces and support new build projects
  • Make programs and services better and more efficient
  • Make better use of technology.

Please visit the OTF’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. Its mandate is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by investing in community-based initiatives and strengthening the impact of the province’s non-profit sector. OTF programs support the arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.
  • Nearly $682 million has been invested in more than 5,900 projects since 2018, creating more than 7,300 full time jobs and generating nearly $981 million in economic benefits for communities across Ontario.


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Heather Grégoire, EA to MPP Sylvia Jones