Spotlight on on new Grants

The Trustees of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation have approved new funding to:
Ateliers Créatifs ($300,000)ateliers creatifs
To support community outreach and engagement activities that will allow Ateliers Créatifs to develop and manage more residential/commercial projects in neighbourhoods where artists have contributed to revitalization.
united way Toronto York-logoNational Housing Collaborative (United Way Toronto and York Region) ($100,000)
To support the National Housing Collaborative’s research and policy development, travel costs, stakeholder engagement, and meetings across the country.
PrintPeople for Education ($300,000)
People for Education will continue development of Measuring What Matters, an initiative that has identified five domains of student and school success: creativity, citizenship, social-emotional skills, physical and mental health, and quality learning environments.
pepiniere logoPépinère et Collaborateurs ($165,000)
Funds will be used by Pépinière et Collaborateurs to develop a sustainability strategy to promote the placemaking* movement in Montreal.  
The Upside Foundation of Canada ($150,000)
Support through the Social Innovation Fund will help The Upside Foundation to hire a general manager; strengthen the institution and its procedures; build a donor and partnership base; and scale the program across the Canadian startup community.
Evergreen ($300,000)
Evergreen will build partnerships and design a national program for a movement to enhance the civic commons in cities across Canada.
*”Placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.” (Definition from Project for Public Spaces)