Two-year Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund grant supports volunteer growth and capacity

This spring, we were honoured to receive a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund to build our resilience and sustainability by increasing volunteer capacity and scaling up our peer support programs.

This two-year grant has so far enabled us to welcome Sam Porte as our new Volunteer Coordinator. This new role will allow our team to build volunteer capacity through recruitment and retention initiatives. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of peer support facilitators we have so we can offer all BFO-MR programming with both virtual and in-person options thereby increasing our reach and the number of individuals who can be supported.

Funding through the grant also supports the planning and logistics work necessary to scale up our programs.

We look forward to sharing more updates about what this grant is making possible.