$121,200 OTF Grant Gives Epilepsy South Central Ontario a Rebuild Plan

April 25, 2022

Mississauga Ontario – In 2022, Epilepsy South Central Ontario (ESCO) received a $121,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to rebuild and recover from impacts of COVID-19 over the next 12 months by hiring expertise and upgrading technology for fund development, facilitation of staff training, digital transformation, and increased organizational social impact.

“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation will ultimately strengthen ESCO’s ability to fulfill its mission over time, thereby enhancing ESCO’s ability to have a positive impact on people living with epilepsy and reduce the burden of care for institutions and health care professionals,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga Lakeshore.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will allow us to meet or exceed the financial objectives of ESCO in 2022 by developing an annual and 3-year strategic plan to diversify fundraising streams and identify new opportunities, such as social enterprises and private-public partnerships,” said Cynthia Milburn, CEO of Epilepsy South Central Ontario. “In addition, this grant will allow us to build capacity by educating our board members and staff on fundraising best practices and conduct quarterly workshops within this 12 month grant period.”

Please visit the website at: www.epilepsysco.org

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF 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.


Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Trevor Gordon, Media & Government Relations
Epilepsy South Central Ontario
905 450 1900 x 206