Ontario is investing $152,900, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), in three Hamilton-based charitable endeavours to help young people get and keep jobs, support low-income youth moving into post-secondary education and aid individuals who may feel isolated make links in their community.
Now, Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was at Hamilton’s Center for Print and Media Arts, to declare the nonprofit is receiving $75,000 for its Shift job. This position will help young people get jobs and remain employed by teaching them useful skills, including communication and conflict resolution, through organised art-based tasks.
Both other Hamilton jobs which are receiving OTF grants are at Mission Services Hamilton, including:
$17,900 for HOSTS, a plan that supports low-income youth between the ages of 11 and 15 to pursue a post-secondary education.
$60,000 to hire a coordinator that will help individuals who may feel isolated in their communities to offer and create valuable links with folks.
Investing in youth is part of the government’s economic strategy to build Ontario upward and deliver on its number one priority to grow the market and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding the use of high-quality school and university instruction. The program is making the biggest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transportation system in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by advanced, high-growth, export-oriented companies. The strategy can also be helping working Ontarians attain a more secure retirement.
OTF, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is among Canada’s greatest granting foundations.
Since 2003, the foundation has invested nearly $1.5 billion in projects to help develop healthy and vibrant communities.
OTF relies on active community-based volunteers across Ontario to review applications and right allowing choices for maximum impact.
OTF prints its allowing data in a raw, machine-readable format to help drive innovation and cooperation. This aligns with Ontario’s Open Government commitment to increase transparency by making authorities data more freely accessible.