TORONTO, January 9, 2020 – Covenant House Toronto welcomed local MPP Suze Morrison and Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team member Janine Manning to a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of much needed interior renovations and plumbing upgrades to the century-old building. Covenant House Executive Director Mark Aston was on hand to help cut the ribbon and provide a tour of the agency that offers the widest range of 24-7 services to about 350 young people each day.
“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to install new doors and make plumbing and structural upgrades to bathrooms in this heritage building is great news for many in our community,” said Suze Morrison, MPP Toronto Centre. “There are many in the community who will benefit from this grant.”
The $98,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation enables Covenant House to ensure that its facilities are as comfortable as possible for youth who are homeless or trafficked.
"The impact of this grant cannot be underestimated,” said Mark Aston, Executive Director of Covenant House. “We are so grateful for OTF’s support because it allows us to make upgrades that will extend the life of our facility.”
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, they offer the widest range of 24-7 services to about 350 young people each day. Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 95,000 young people.
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