$47,900 OTF Grant from the Ontario Government Gives Sutton Legion a Lift

April 26, 2024

SUTTON – On Friday, MPP Caroline Mulroney stopped in to meet with members of the Sutton Legion Branch 356 to hear how a $47,900 Capital grant from the provincial government’s Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has made an impact. The grant, awarded in 2022, has been used by the Legion to make needed a few needed upgrades to the building.

“I’m pleased to see how the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the provincial government, continues to invest in local non-profit groups, and I am proud that our government has assisted the Sutton Legion Branch 356 with facility improvements that are making a difference,” said Caroline Mulroney, MPP for York-Simcoe, “Organizations like yours are the cornerstone of our community and this funding will ensure Veterans and their families have a safe and enjoyable space to bring people of all ages together.”

The Capital grant was put to work to help the Legion add a new patio and shed, purchase a new dishwasher and stove, as well as buy chairs for the patio area. The grant was also used to install a new furnace and air conditioner, create an accessible washroom, purchase doors, new computers for administrative work, and make needed repairs to the Legion’s roof.

“The OTF grant provides such a great relief for many organizations that need it,” said Scott Olar, Vice-President for the Sutton Legion. “The process and people were very helpful. This will give our branch some breathing room up upcoming years. The impact the grant has on our branch and our community is tremendous.”

The Sutton location is a local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization, and are committed to providing support and community to veterans within our local area. It has dinners every Friday for any community members.

The Sutton Legion Branch 356 is located at 21 East Street in Sutton, Ontario.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.” The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Ontario government with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities across the province. Last year, OTF invested more than $110M into 1,044 community projects and multi-sector partnerships.

Projects aim to enhance economic well-being, foster more active lifestyles, support child and youth development, provide spaces for people to come together and connect, and create a more sustainable environment. Visit otf.ca to learn more.


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