Ontario Providing Capital Funding to Non-Profit Organizations in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston


November 16, 2023

Smiths Falls, Ont. ― The Ontario government is providing 12 non-profit organizations in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston with just over $1 million in funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Capital grant stream. This funding will help to ensure that communities have safe and ready access to critical programming, activities and spaces.

“Our government believes these local organizations enrich the lives of many people in our riding and play an important role in building a strong and prosperous economy in Ontario. That’s why I am proud that they are receiving capital funding support,” said John Jordan, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. “These organizations are the pillars of our community. This support will enable them to better serve  residents and continue to make a positive difference.”

The OTF’s Capital grant stream helps to improve the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, these grants support projects that are having a positive impact in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston.

The organizations welcomed the funding.

“We’re thrilled to receive the support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for our capital project,” said Heather Rogers, Executive Director of Southern Frontenac Community Services. “The contribution will ensure there are safe, well-lit, private spaces for vulnerable seniors and rural families to seek support.  We’re thankful the government is making strides to support community services providing care close to home.”

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference – whether it’s helping people train for new careers, learn new things, or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why capital grant support is so important. This funding will help ensure these spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

Capital grants improve access to programs and technology in community spaces, making it easier for Ontarians to participate in community programs. Funded projects:

•            Improve access to facilities, programs, activities and services

•            Improve existing spaces and support new build projects

•            Make programs and services better and more efficient

•            Make better use of technology.

“Tay Valley Township is pleased and grateful to be awarded this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Reeve Rob Rainer. “The grant will help support interpretation of the historic, cultural, and ecological setting of the Forest Trail Park. This park is a significant new greenspace and recreational area in our community, and the early indications are that it is going to be a popular destination. The OTF grant will help augment the experience of Township residents and Township visitors to the park.”

Michael Rikley-Lancaster, Executive Director/Curator of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, said the museum will put the funds to good use.

“Food is a beautiful part of culture, forming an integral part of gatherings, and we are so pleased to receive funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create a fully accessible kitchen at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. This will open up opportunities not only for the Museum, but for our community here in Mississippi Mills. As a centre for community, we look forward to the partnerships that we can forge and strengthen by facilitating accessible experiences, showcasing local products, and bringing people together through food.”

Organizations that received funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation:

Carleton Place Curling Club ($95,000) – installing a new chiller to allow the club to remain open for recreation, fundraising, gatherings and emergencies.

The Township of Lanark Highlands ($149,400) – renovations to Clyde Memorial Baseball Diamond.

Southern Frontenac Community Services ($150,000) – installing windows and doors in their new building and increasing capacity to serve clients and deliver programs.

The Town of Carleton Place ($76,900) – rehabilitate gymnasium floor.

Tay Valley Township ($98,300) – building a timber frame pavilion for community partners to offer outdoor active living programs.

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum ($29,900) – creating an accessible kitchen to enable the museum to expand its capacity to host community partners and events.

Montague & District Senior Citizen Forget Me Not Club ($90,300) – waterproofing and drainage improvements to protect the only space in the community for seniors programs and events.

McDonalds Corners Agricultural Society ($114,400) – renovations to roof and siding and creating an emergency shelter for the community.

North Lanark Agricultural Society ($80,000) – repairing the roof on its Grandstand, new steel doors and refrigerator coolers to extend the life of the facility.

YAK Youth Services ($23,300) – upgrading their kitchen facilities.

Watersheds Canada ($52,200) – acquiring equipment and working with local partners to protect the health of lakes and rivers across Cataraqui watershed.

Kingston Literacy & Skills ($62,500) – installing a chairlift to improve accessibility to their programming spaces.


The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mandate is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by investing in community-based initiatives and strengthening the impact of the province’s non-profit sector. OTF programs support the arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.

Nearly $682 million has been invested in more than 5,900 projects since 2018, creating more than 7,300 full time jobs and generating nearly $981 million in economic benefits for communities across Ontario.



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