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For Organizations: Grant Information
Government of Ontario
This section provides information and links to Ontario government grant and funding programs.
- Ontario Trillium Foundation
Provides grants to strengthen the capacity of the voluntary sector to help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario.
- Ministry of the Attorney General
Ontario Victim Services Secretariat
Provides direct services to victims of crime across Ontario, and funds community organizations that deliver support services to victims.
- Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Newcomer Settlement Program
Provides funding to non-profit organizations for programs to support the early and effective settlement of newcomers to Ontario.
Language Interpreter Services
The Language Interpreter Services program helps community organizations to develop and deliver spoken language interpreter services in communities across Ontario. They provide these services to victims of domestic violence who have limited English skills.
- Ministry of Community and Social Services
Violence Against Women
- Emergency shelter and related services provided by Violence Against Women shelters
- Counselling provided by community agencies, transitional support to help women connect with services and supports
- Early intervention for child witnesses of domestic violence, and a province-wide crisis helpline.
This ministry is also a partner in the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy, which funds emergency shelter and related services to reduce family violence and improve health in Aboriginal communities.
Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program
Provides incentive and education grants to ministry-funded agencies in Northern Ontario. This funding supports the recruitment of social service professionals to full-time positions in these agencies.
- Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
Community Capital Grants Program
Provides capital grants to community and friendship centres that promote healthy lifestyles and provide skills training, especially among Aboriginal children and youth.
- Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Women’s Campus Safety
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities provides colleges and universities with an annual campus safety grant (officially called the Women’s Campus Safety Grant), to assist with the prevention of all forms of violence against students, faculty, staff and visitors. The grant supports a variety of initiatives on campus, including: establishing sexual harassment prevention policies; improving the physical plants, safety and security measures; and providing prevention / public education activities. For more information, telephone 416 325-1816.
The Ministry’s Literacy and Basic Skills program helps people whose literacy skills are below the Grade 9 level.
Employment Programs and Training
Provides funding to help organizations deliver employment programs and training. Also provides businesses and community organizations with wage support to help create employment opportunities for youth and newcomers.
- Office of Francophone Affairs
Violence Against Women Prevention Public Education Program
Provides grants to support public education and activities to prevent violence against Ontario’s Francophone women.
- Ontario Arts Council
Provides grants for Ontario-based artists and arts organizations and awards, prizes and scholarships.