By Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Six Milton organizations have benefitted from recent funding announcements.
Four groups have received grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Resilient Communities’ Fund
- Italian Canadian Club of Milton (ICCM): $69,900
- Milton Community Resource Centre (MCRC): $150,000
- Milton Marlins’ Swim Club: $150,000
- St. Paul’s United Church: $42,300
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has committed to supporting those struggling the most, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Lisa MacLeod said.
Two other organizations have received funding through the Skills Development Fund to help create higher-paying jobs. Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Organization: $2.6 million. “The landscape horticulture trade, like many others, is struggling to find a skilled workforce,” Landscape Ontario’s Getting Ready for Opportunities at Work (GROW)’ Program Manager Amanda Lazcz said.
Community Living North Halton (CLNH) received $526,000 in funding. “The funding will provide opportunity for students with developmental disabilities across Halton to access internships at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, and Milton Hospital,” CLHN Executive Director Greg Edmiston said.
The funding is meant to provide both organizations with opportunities to train workers for higher-paying jobs. The Ontario Skills’ Development Fund is funding in part through labour market transfer agreements between the federal, and provincial governments.