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Trillium grants for poverty, seniors

halton poverty roundtableOntario Trillium Foundation grants were recently announced, and groups working on poverty and with seniors in Halton are among the recipients:

  • Halton Poverty Roundtable is receiving $20,000 over 12 months to convene with key stakeholders to develop a business model that will embed community benefits agreements in poverty reduction strategies in the Halton region.
  • Acclaim Health is receiving $177,400 over 36 months to expand a home care expertise program for Halton’s older adults.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. $20,000 so a group can sit around & discuss poverty! While people that “do” something like the Compassion Society are cut off from Trillium. Something is definitely wrong here & I say this as a person who is familiar with “poverty” in Halton through working with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

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