"When people think of people with disabilities, they always think in terms of limitations. They never think about the possibilities." - Toronto Blind Tennis player
"I was told that I didn't fit the 'demographic'. That scarred me after he said that. It is a reminder, that based on me being BLACK, I don't make the cut. This is the reason I coach now, so this doesn't happen to anyone of color." - founding member of Change Through Sport
May 1, 2023
Ontario Trillium Foundation Awards $8500 to Change Through Sport
With the incredible support of Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), Change Through Sport (CTS) received financial support to test and innovate its capacity to sustain its work for the future.
“The support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation was of incredible timing,” said Jessica Poon, chairperson of the board of directors at CTS. “The funds enabled us to test new approaches to generate new resources as we returned to in-person programming. The results from the testing will enable us to optimize approaches for years to come and thus, sustain our work for the long haul.”
The contribution from OTF will impact our participants from the Rexdale neighborhood in the city of Toronto and the visually impaired community in the Greater Toronto Area.
Change Through Sport is a sport for development organization that utilizes sport as a vehicle to increase socio-economic outcomes for its participants. Visit www.changethroughsportcanada.com to find out more about its programs and services.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
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