$250,000 grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation Supports Children Through Play


The London Children’s Museum is so grateful for the support of the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. With this investment, we were able to support children with free and low-cost play activities throughout the pandemic. The Community Building Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

Pictured, left to right: Emily Schinbein, London Children’s Museum Board of Directors Vice-Chair; Amanda Conlon, London Children’s Museum Executive Director; Peggy Sattler, MPP for London West; and Terence Kernaghan, MPP for London North Centre.

Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation provided hundreds of children with programs and services from the London Children’s Museum. During pandemic-related closures, we focused on accessible and meaningful play opportunities for children in the community, including take home play kits, interactive virtual shows, and outdoor park programs.

Play is essential to children’s cognitive, physical, emotional, and social growth. The ongoing pandemic has deeply impacted children’s wellbeing. Play is one way we were able to meet children where they were and support them through big changes and challenges.

Thank you to the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting children and families in our community!

About the Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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