$111,700 OTF Grant Gives Regent Park Community Health Centre a Lift
Toronto – In late 2019, the Regent Park Community Health Centre received a $111,700 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to renovate the Pathways to Education program space. The project was completed in May, and it will give youth and parents/guardians in the community improved access to safe spaces, programs and events.
“Congratulations to the Regent Park Community Centre on the completion of their new welcoming youth hub,” said Suze Morrison, MPP for Toronto Centre. “Space for children and youth is an important priority for our community. This new space will help young people develop strong social and emotional skills, build their confidence and connection with their community, and help empower them to reach their full potential.”
The basement has been renovated and will become a hub of youth-centered programming for years to come. Everyone at the Centre looks forward to welcoming students back to the space when COVID-19 restrictions allow. The Centre will offer students established programming that they have experienced and new ones that they have helped develop with us, including the Anti-Black Racism Book Club, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshops, Career Nights, game nights, and a whole lot more.
The OTF grant came at a crucial time for the Regent Park Community Health Centre. In addition to the basement renovation, the funds were used to expand and upgrade its computer lab on the second floor. This grant has also allowed it to create a new space on the second floor to house a key tutoring program in which students access homework help from the fabulous team of tutors who provide supports four nights per week.
The Regent Park Community Health Centre is committed to preserving this space and ensuring that its programs deliver important services to the members of the Regent Park community. If you wish to enquire about the program, please visit our website at: https://regentparkchc.org/
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
Paulos Gebreyesus, Executive Director
Regent Park Community Health Centre