November 25, 2022
$340,300 OTF Grants to Re-Build Programming at L’Arche Daybreak
Richmond Hill, ON – On Friday, local MPP Michael Parsa met with members of the L’Arche Daybreak community to hear more about the impact of the $340,300 Resilient Communities Fund grants it received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) this year. The funds will be used to re-build the organization’s day support programs to serve individuals with intellectual disabilities who continue to be impacted by the pandemic.
“L’Arche Daybreak is a vital space for people with developmental disabilities in our community and this grant alleviates pressures so that staff can focus on doing their work” said Michael Parsa, MPP for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill. “Supporting the enhancement and improvement of community agencies is an important part of ensuring that people can reliably access the services they depend on.”
Funds from the first, 12-month grant it received in the spring, totalling $147,900, are being used to assist with staffing costs for three full-time day support assistants as well as with IT needs for hybrid programs. The second, two-year long grant L’Arche Daybreak received in the summer, totalling $192,400, will also assist with additional staffing costs so that it can continue delivering programs as well as looking into new models of support programming, while connecting with external partners in the community.
“Support for re-building our day support programming will allow us to welcome back those most in need of engaging, and meaningful activities and will provide critical support for families who lack support and resources for their family member,” said Trish Glennon, Community Leader, L’Arche Daybreak. “In addition, the support will enable a focused re-visioning of our programming to create more capacity, more flexibility, and opportunities for greater social connections. We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting our efforts to be a resilient community.”
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
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Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1L1