Minister Eleanor McMahon Announces Ontario150 Project

Minister Eleanor McMahon released a letter this week announcing the Ontario150 program, a provincial plan to celebrate Canada’s 150.  

The Ontario150 program is a series of events and initiatives that will stretch to every corner of our province, showcasing Ontario’s innovative spirit, our culture and our community diversity,” said McMahon in a letter released to Music Canada Live earlier this week.

In addition to a number of signature events planned across the province, municipalities, community organizations and Indigenous groups will be able to access funding programs designed to bring people together, while laying the groundwork for a strong economic, social and cultural legacy for Ontario’s next 150 years.

There are three application-based Ontario150 grant programs. They include:

  • The Community Capital Program — a $25 million fund to renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase access, improve safety and maximize community use (application period opens July 18 and closes  September 14, 2016);
  • The Partnership Program — a $5 million program to support new partnerships and collaborations that engage, enable and empower youth as the next generation of Ontario leaders (application period opens July 6 and closes September 30, 2016);
  • And the Community Celebration Program —a $7 million fund to help communities celebrate this historic year (application period opens July 6 and closes September 2, 2016).

To learn more about the programs and how to apply, visit ontario.ca/150.