In May 2021, St. Luke’s Anglican Church (also known as St. Luke’s Anglican Church and Community Center) received a $79,200 grant from the Resilient Communities Fund of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help rebuild and recover from the effects of COVID-19.
OTF support helped St. Luke’s hire two part-time coordinators, provide health and safety training, cover the costs of a cleaning consultant, and purchase safety equipment and supplies ( including PPE, heavy duty fogger, sanitizer jugs, hand sanitizers and gel cartridge refills).
Over the past 10 months of this grant project, St. Luke’s has worked hard to create a safe and inviting environment, providing the community with a better location to access outreach programs and events.
“This investment from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help St. Luke’s recover from the effects of COVID-19 is great news for many in our community,” said Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP for Oakville North. -Burlington.
“There are many in the community who will benefit from this, and it ensures the space remains clean, safe and functional for everyone.”
St. Luke’s is used by a variety of community organizations and individuals for meetings, celebrations, fundraisers and community events. Thanks to a grant of $79,200 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the organization can continue to offer this service to the community.
“The impact of this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation cannot be underestimated,” said Garfield Wu, Principal of St. Luke’s Anglican Church and Community Center.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us face challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming. This grant supported our employees and enabled St. Luke’s to continue its weekly Nourishing Neighbors food program, create mental health programs for seniors, run a volunteer program and ensure we provide a supportive environment. safe and clean for our community.
St. Luke’s is committed to providing programs and events that support the social, cultural, recreational and health needs of the wider community, that are inclusive and safe for all. If you would like to inquire about using the space for your meeting or hosting an event, please visit the website at https://stlukepalermo.ca/
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s premier granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112 million was invested in 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s not-for-profit sector. In 2020-21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping not-for-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Visit otf.ca to learn more.