Toronto, ON (June 27, 2023) – Covenant House Toronto was able to perform much-needed renovations and repairs to its main site in downtown Toronto due to a $92,300 capital grant awarded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation in late 2022.
"I am thrilled to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Covenant House for receiving a $92,300 capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Kristyn Wong-Tam, MPP for Toronto Centre. “This support will be used to for crucial renovations and repairs, enhancing existing infrastructure to continue to provide shelter, comprehensive care, and hope to vulnerable youth in our community. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their unwavering commitment to empowering organizations like Covenant House."
The grant is helping the agency by providing funds to upgrade bedroom and bathroom facilities in its McGill Street building, where programming for young people ages 16-24 take place such as the Rights of Passage transitional housing program, secondary school education, employment services and the Cooking for Life culinary arts program.
“We are very grateful for the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s support because it has allowed us to extend the life of our facility and ensure we can provide programs and services that meet the increasingly complex needs of youth experiencing homelessness and sex trafficking,” said Mark Aston, Executive Director of Covenant House Toronto.
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, we offer the widest range of services to hundreds of young people every day. More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site, and in the community, along with education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and after care. Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 100,000 young people.
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 over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
For more information contact:
Michael Sheiner, Associate Manager, Public Relations
Covenant House Toronto