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Energizing Life Community Fund

We’re committed to supporting Ontario organizations and communities by funding projects that focus on the physical, 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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We're giving back to local communities.

Indigenous communities, charitable organizations or municipalities seeking funding to support programming for Ontario communities were invited to apply for the Energizing Life Community Fund.

2022 Fund Recipients

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan will implement lighting repairs to promote safety and encourage outdoor physical activity.

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Animbiigoo Zaagi igan Anishinaabek

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.

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Autism Dog Services

Autism Dog Services fosters the integration of children and youth with autism by training, placing and supporting service dogs that offer safety, companionship and independence.

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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will be developing accessible boardwalks to improve safety, which will support intergenerational opportunities for land-based cultural learning, revitalization, and environmental stewardship education.

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Community Care Durham

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.

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Connaught Community Association

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 resilient communities.

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Conservation Halton Foundation

Conservation Halton Foundation established Healing Projects in 2020, working in partnership with Halton Black Voices, to offer environmental educational opportunities and healing experiences to black youth and families.

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County of Simcoe

The County of Simcoe is launching a new project called "Interactive Motion Technology for Seniors" to address social isolation through fun and cognitively stimulating activity.

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Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

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.

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Empower Simcoe

Empower Simcoe’s "Respitality" program provides parents and guardians of children with an intellectual disability with respite services to add to their quality of life while their loved one is cared for.

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Helping Hand Food Bank

Helping Hand Food Bank provides emergency food – with a specific focus on providing Halal food – for those experiencing food insecurity in Bradford West Gwillimbury

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Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre

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 environment.

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Investing in Children

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.

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Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children and Families

Lighthouse for Grieving Children provides peer support for grieving children, youth and their families in Halton and Peel to offer support after the death of a parent or sibling.

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Matachewan First Nation

Matachewan First Nation will develop community enhancements for elder safety to increase their ability to participate in activities within the community.

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Moose Cree First Nation

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.

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Myles Ahead, Advancing Child & Youth Mental Health

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.

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Our Kids Count

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 skills workshops.

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Pays Plat First Nation

Pays Plat First Nation will be making enhancements to their Community Centre, which will create a more safe and accessible space for the community to gather together.

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Trans Wellness Ontario

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 validating environment

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Welcome Friend Association

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 programming.

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Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House provides help and support to women and children experiencing domestic violence. The Mothers in Mind® program offers parenting support to mothers and their young children to strengthen parent-child relationships.

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Funding criteria

Organizations met the following criteria:

  • A Canadian registered charity, non-profit or First Nation community; non-political affiliation

  • Focused on improving community physical, psychological or emotional safety
  • Committed to cultural diversity in their communities through programs, services and funding
  • Have operations in Ontario
  • Able to report accurately and transparently on community investment activities and impact
  • Willing to collaborate on stakeholder and employee engagement opportunities

Together, we’re building safe communities. For any questions about the Energizing Life Community Fund, please email CommunityInvestment@HydroOne.com

2022 Fund Recipients

See how we supported organizations through our Energizing Life 2022 initiative