Earlier this year, Surrey Place learned that it had received a $146,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Thanks to the grant, it will implement a Learning Management System platform that offers virtual and recorded services with user-friendly interactive software to continue to support individuals and families remotely post-pandemic. The interactive platform will not only provide an enhanced engaging user experience but allow Surrey Place to broaden its reach.
“Congratulations Surrey Place on receiving this well-deserved grant,” said Jessica Bell, MPP for University-Rosedale. “Your work enabling people of all ages with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder to lead healthy and socially inclusive lives is critical. Thank you for supporting Ontarians throughout the pandemic and beyond.”
Funds from the grant will be used to assist with staffing costs, as well as software, honoraria for focus groups and some key administrative costs too.
“Continuing to offer remote services has become essential for families and service providers as we plan for post-pandemic recovery,” said Terri Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer of Surrey Place. “Now, thanks to the support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Surrey Place will be better equipped to serve all clients no matter where they live in Ontario.”Terri Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer of Surrey Place
About the Ontario Trillium Foundation
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. Visit otf.ca to learn more.