TORONTO, November 28, 2018 – The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is making it easier for at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth to access the services and support they need at Covenant House Toronto by awarding a $97,800 Capital grant earlier this year to the agency for the purchase of a new accessibility lift, bathroom renovations and interior door replacements.
“Covenant House does invaluable work to support young people in downtown Toronto as they face a variety of challenges. These upgrades are a key step towards making sure that all young people in our city have a safe, warm, accessible place to sleep and connect with the services that they need to thrive.” - MPP Suze Morrison – Toronto Centre
Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer Maggie Broda attended a special meeting of Covenant House staff to announce the grant and learn more about how it will enhance the lives of the youth who depend on the agency every day.
“We are so grateful for OTF’s support. This grant allows us to make upgrades that will extend the life of our facility, enhance access and improve safety,” says Covenant House Toronto Executive Director Bruce Rivers.
As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day. More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and after-care.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects this year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
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