ArtHouse is super grateful to its many donors and granting organizations – today we thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its very special support to help us through an unprecedented time in our 12-year history – the Arts and Resiliency have never been more compatible than they are today.

MPP Crawford Announces $37,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant for ArtHouse

Oakville (January 20, 2021): On Wednesday morning, MPP Stephen Crawford joined Board Members and the Staff of ArtHouse in a virtual meeting to formally congratulate the organization on receiving a $37,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The Resilient Communities Fund was developed to help non-profit organizations recover and rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19 to continue meeting the needs of Ontario communities.“

It is a great pleasure for our government to make this investment in ArtHouse, where dedicated staff and volunteers are deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth, notably during this difficult time.”

Funds from the nine-month long grant will be used to help with the costs involved with creating a platform for ArtHouse to use for safely delivering the programs that young people in the community have come to rely on.

“Thanks to the generous support from the OTF, ArtHouse can move forward with confidence through Covid and beyond retaining our mighty team, who together will continue to engage our children and youth throughout Halton. This grant will help to further our research on the powerful connection between the Arts and positive mental health and provide us with the tools we will need to remain a relevant organization in the years ahead, focusing on donor recognition strategies and setting the highest standards of excellence in the ongoing delivery of innovative virtual and live programming.” – Don Pangman, Founder and Executive Director, ArtHouse

Since 2009, ArtHouse has engaged over 9,000 vulnerable young people by providing 634 accessible Cost-free Neighbourhood and Community Arts Programs, delivered at 90 Subsidized Housing locations, Community Hubs and in collaborative partnerships with front-line Agencies throughout Halton. Led by strong role models, programs also include homework help, cooking, gardening, environmental education and maybe just a great conversation. With a goal to support the Whole Child – creatively, physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, educationally and nutritionally in an atmosphere that is supportive and safe, ArtHouse is often the child’s only extra-curricular activity. For more information on ArtHouse Programs and Activities, please visit www.arthousehalton.com

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.

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For media enquiries, please contact:
Don Pangman, Founder and Executive Director
ArtHouse for Children and Youth

View the official media release here