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We’re committed to supporting Ontario organizations and communities by funding projects that focus on
psychological and emotional safety of Ontarians. By supporting organizations who energize life for so
many, we are able
to build safer and more resilient communities.
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August 15, 2022
Hope Haven provides children and adults with disabilities a safe space to connect, have fun and find
joy through equine-based programs and activities.
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July 4, 2022
Welcome Friend Association is creating safe spaces that honour creativity, individual choice and
May 19, 2022
Energizing Life recipient Autism Dog Services trains and places service dogs with families and their
child with autism for immediate support.
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April 26, 2022
Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families provides free resources to Ontario youth
Indigenous communities, charitable organizations or municipalities seeking funding to support programming
for Ontario communities were invited to apply for the Energizing Life Community Fund.
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan will implement lighting repairs
to promote safety and encourage outdoor physical activity.
Animbiigoo Zaagi igan Anishinaabek’s “Let’s Get Active” program will introduce a kayaking initiative
and safety training to keep community members active and promote mental health and well-being.
Autism Dog Services fosters the integration of children and youth with autism by training, placing
supporting service dogs that offer safety, companionship and independence.
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will be developing accessible boardwalks to improve safety,
will support intergenerational opportunities for land-based cultural learning, revitalization, and
environmental stewardship education.
Community Care Durham's "COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Excellence)" program is a
community-based mental health service offering group support to adults aged 16 and older.
Community Resource Centre's "GameON!" is a free weekly activity program that works to create a healthier community by offering year-round sports and recreation activities to children and youth in Renfrew County.
The Connaught Community Association is installing an outdoor sports court to provide an opportunity
for residents to stay active and healthy, while also creating a place for the community to gather
safely. In a time where not many people know their neighbours, creating spaces where social
connections can be made and strengthened improves peoples’ emotional wellbeing and leads to more
Conservation Halton Foundation established Healing Projects in 2020, working in partnership with
Halton Black Voices, to offer environmental educational opportunities and healing experiences to
youth and families.
The County of Simcoe is launching a new project called "Interactive Motion Technology for Seniors"
address social isolation through fun and cognitively stimulating activity.
The Distress Centre of Greater Toronto provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to
individuals in our community at risk and the most vulnerable via hotline and text, and face-to-face
individual and group counselling.
Empower Simcoe’s "Respitality" program provides parents and guardians of children with an
disability with respite services to add to their quality of life while their loved one is cared for.
Helping Hand Food Bank provides emergency food – with a specific focus on providing Halal food – for
those experiencing food insecurity in Bradford West Gwillimbury
Hope Haven's "Saddle Up for Success" program provides elementary and high school students with
disabilities and/or unique needs with free, therapeutic equestrian programming in a safe
Investing in Children provides a variety of inclusive programming designed to build the skills and
compassion needed to influence the safety of all children in the community.
Lighthouse for Grieving Children provides peer support for grieving children, youth and their
in Halton and Peel to offer support after the death of a parent or sibling.
Matachewan First Nation will develop community enhancements for elder safety to increase their
to participate in activities within the community.
Moose Cree First Nation will be building a new playground at their existing recreation fields to
provide a safe and secure play space for children and youth.
Myles Ahead, Advancing Child & Youth Mental Health is dedicated to bridging gaps and scaling best
practices that will ensure children, youth and their families/caregivers have timely access to
appropriate mental health services with the ultimate goal of mitigating child and youth suicide.
Our Kids Count of Thunder Bay provides programming to children and families designed to promote the
health and development of young people through safe space youth training and counselling, and other
Pays Plat First Nation will be making enhancements to their Community Centre, which will create a
safe and accessible space for the community to gather together.
Trans Wellness Ontario’s Peer Support Program provides the opportunity for Queer and Trans people to
connect with others from the community with shared lived experiences and identities in a safe and
Welcome Friend Association's Rainbow Camp® provides a safe and inclusive summer camp experience for
2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults, including artistic, education and activism and active outdoor
Yellow Brick House provides help and support to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Mothers in Mind® program offers parenting support to mothers and their young children to strengthen
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Together, we’re building safe communities. For any questions about the Energizing Life Community Fund,
See how we supported organizations through our Energizing Life 2022 initiative