MEDIA RELEASE December 7, 2021
$50,000 Community Building Fund Grant Given to the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
North York, ON – In September, the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre (LCCC) learned that it was successful in its application for a $50,000 Community Building Fund – Operating stream grant from the Government of Ontario and being delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The grant over will help the Centre to fund its operations and its ability to safely deliver popular experiences and programs for Ontarians both in-person and virtually over the coming year.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Ivars Mikelsteins, Board President of the LCCC. “This grant has allowed us to continue to keep our doors open by helping us cover our operation costs as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Community Building Fund grant is helping LCCC with the costs of delivering virtual programs, equipment and maintenance costs, purchasing cleaning and sanitizing supplies and helping with fixed operation costs. The LCCC is used by a variety of community organizations for meetings, celebrations, cultural events, and fundraisers. Thanks to the one-year $50,000 grant, the Centre will be able to continue to offer programs and services to the community!
The LCCC is committed to offering in-person and virtual community programs and services in our community. If you wish to enquire about using the space for your meeting or hosting an event, please visit the website at: www.latviancentre.org
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Ivars Mikelsteins, Board President
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre