Peterborough– In 2021, One City Peterborough received a $35,000 Resilient Communities Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create outdoor programming space and to provide wellness training for One City Staff as the organization continued to find creative ways to continue services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outdoor space was completed in the fall of 2021 with the training continuing throughout the year allowing One City to continue to offer safe and creative programming for years to come.
One City Peterborough is committed to supporting individuals who have or are experiencing criminalization and/or homelessness. This has been particularly important during the pandemic when many services have reduced and isolation has become more acute. Thanks to the $35,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we have been able to create outdoor program space which allowed for the continuation of programming.
"This Ontario Trillium Foundation grant has allowed us creative options for continuing our programming,” said Katelyn James, Operations Director of One City Peterborough. “Also, this has been a challenging time for staff and so investing in training that builds staff resilience is so valuable.”
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.