Ontario Investing in Non-Profits in Mississauga Region

Published on April 01, 2019

Support for 10 Initiatives Helping to Build Strong Communities

Ontario’s Government for the people is supporting 10 non-profit organizations in Mississauga to improve community spaces in the province and expand or adapt projects that are already making a difference in the community.  

MPP Natalia Kusendova announced today that 10 local non-profit and charitable organizations in Mississauga will receive through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“These organizations are delivering initiatives that are already contributing to strong social and cultural communities in Mississauga,” said Natalia Kusendova, MPP for Mississauga Centre. “Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our Government is helping to expand these initiatives, which will benefit even more residents in the region.”

“It is encouraging to see the great work of so many non-profit organizations in our province,” said Minister Tibollo. “I am delighted that our Government for the people is supporting their valuable projects. Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are bringing economic, social, environmental, and health benefits to people across Ontario.”

“These grants enable organizations like Eden Food for Change to positively impact the lives of 17,500 people in our community.” Said Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills.” Our For the People government is committed to supporting organizations that work hard to have a positive impact on our society.”

Deepak Anand, MPP for Mississauga-Malton said “Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting remarkable organizations like Interim Place and Our Place Peel. These organizations are already doing incredible work, and OTF’s funding is much-needed and much-appreciated.  Community-based initiatives are critical in building vibrant and healthy communities and cities, and these grants will go a long way in ensuring that.”

“By helping Interim Place to provide shelter and support for women and children experiencing violence, and assisting the Story Garden with literacy programs for children and youth, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is making a significant investment in building strong, vibrant and healthy communities throughout Mississauga,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact of these OTF grants, as women and children build new lives free of abuse, and new Canadians are welcomed into communities where everyone belongs, regardless of age, race, religion, or language.”


  • Ontario is investing over $80 million to support 404 non-profit initiatives as part of the Grow Investment and Capital Investment streams through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations.
Our Place Peel  $14,000  Mississauga-Malton Deepak Anand
Interim Place $88,000  Mississauga-Lakeshore Rudy Cuzzetto
The Living Arts Centre $150,000 Mississauga Centre Natalia Kusendova
Eden Food for Change  $148,500 Mississauga-Erin Mills Sheref Sabawy
The Dam  $74,100 Mississauga-Streetsville Nina Tangri


OTF GROW GRANTS   Amount   Riding MPP
Art Gallery of Mississauga $434,000 Mississauga Centre Natalia Kusendova
EcoSource Mississauga  $664,500 Mississauga Centre Natalia Kusendova
Start2Finish $220,500 Mississauga Centre Natalia Kusendova
Regional Diversity Roundtable  $500,000 Mississauga Centre Natalia Kusendova
The Story Garden $154,700  Mississauga-Lakeshore Rudy Cuzzetto
Interim Place $200,900 Mississauga-Lakeshore   Rudy Cuzzetto


“One of the priorities of Interim Place’s three year strategic plan is to provide supports to marginalized communities, so Interim Place was very excited to learn that we were successful in obtaining funding from Trillium to develop a low barrier Peer Support Program. The ‘On Our Own,’ peer led program aims to reduce barriers women face to accessing services and create a sense of community, where women can take a leadership role in determining what supports they require to end violence.“ -Rebecca Rogers, Manager of Programs and Services, Interim Place.

“The Art Gallery of Mississauga has received a grant support for the delivery of a community engaged project: border crossings, that builds upon the success of the AGM’s proven model with a $434,000 grant over 36 months to assist with staffing and program costs involved, expanding on an empowering community arts initiative. This project engages with the ‘archeology of the present’ and activates at the AGM and across and within Mississauga’s diverse communities through multidisciplinary workshops centering the idea of borders as a conduit for connectivity through the act of storytelling. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative supports individual engagement with community-based arts creation, and will impact on the lives of 10,500 people in the community.”

“We, at Eden Food For Change, are grateful for the recently awarded $48,000 capital funding by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Their generosity will help us build momentum of our Learning Kitchen programs.

The grant provides us with the kitchen equipment and infrastructure improvements necessary to operate proficiently. To us, the grant is more than just an infrastructure improvement. It is an investment in Eden Food For Change as an organization and is a catalyst to expanding our programs that build food skills, increase access to healthy food and contribute to our community’s economic and social health.”

“Ecosource is thrilled by the Government of Ontario’s support for its urban agriculture program. This funding will promote environmental sustainability in the Region of Peel by helping us reach new audiences and eliminate barriers for participation in hands-on food education. With this generous investment, we will be able to engage more Peel residents than ever before in learning about local food systems through field-to-table programs at our Iceland Teaching Garden and new Local Food Hub in the heart of Mississauga.”

“The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR Peel), has realized its equity and inclusion vision with the collaborative support from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports along with other provincial granting bodies such as the Ontario Trillium Foundation to develop, implement and evaluate innovative programs that serve and support diverse communities in the region. As the community needs become more complex, RDR hopes the funding to the not-for-profit sector and Peel region especially remains sustained and responsive.”

“Our Place Peel has operated an emergency youth shelter for 33 years.  A capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation will enable us to replace much used appliances and maintain the level of service we wish to provide to our clients.”

For more information, please contact:

Office of MPP Natalia Kusendova

[email protected]