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Support for MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families Helps Build Healthy, Vibrant Community

Today, MPP Dipika Damerla announced that the MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families will receive a grant of $175, 300 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The funding will be utilised to deliver a program to increase involvement and enhance the skills of educated immigrant women in Peel. Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative will help people who are marginalized take on leadership roles in their communities, and has an impact on the lives of  4,200 people in the community.

Ontario is supporting 152 non-profit initiatives to help bring positive change to communities across the province over the next three years. This funding will help non-profit organizations deliver a broad range of community projects that make a difference in people’s lives.

Investing in local communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.



“Peel is a better place to live thanks to the work of our non-profit organizations. The government’s investment through the Ontario Trillium Foundation will help to deliver valuable benefits for residents of our community.”

— Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville.

“I’m very excited about the investment our government is making in non-profits across Ontario. Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we’re supporting projects that provide vital programs and services, make differences in people’s lives and have positive impacts in communities.”

— Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“Immigrant women have a great potential to be active citizens; however, they lack skills that help them to adapt the society. Funding for this program will help in fostering  community involvement and creates a better sense of belonging. 

— Huda Abbas, Executive Director, MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families 



–  The province is investing $31.6 million in non-profit initiatives through this latest round of funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, supporting 474,000 people across the province.

–  The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s largest granting foundations.

–  Since April 1, 2013 the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested almost $349 million in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.

–  The foundation makes granting decisions based on what research shows will help create community well-being. They rely on community-based volunteers across Ontario to review applications and guide granting decisions for maximum impact. 

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