Waterloo, ON – Sustainable Waterloo Region is rebuilding and recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, thanks to a Resilient Communities Building Fund Grant over 12 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, OTF. The OTF grant helped the organization invest in the hiring of a change management specialist and program evaluator to help with virtual program delivery and a transition plan.
“I am thrilled to hear that the Resilient Communities Building Fund grant provided by OTF has allowed Sustainable Waterloo Region to continue and grow their important work during the pandemic. As pressures from climate change continue to build, it’s fantastic to see this support for Sustainable Waterloo Region and the important work they are engaged in,” said Catherine Fife, MPP for Waterloo
Sustainable Waterloo Region’s programs focus on organizational sustainability practices, commuting behavior, re-generative buildings, community Green House Gas, GHG impacts and electric vehicles. Among the different programs, offered by the organization are:
- The Regional Sustainability Initiative to improve operational sustainability
- TravelWise to better employees’ commute and parking issues
- ChargeWR to encourage electric vehicle technology adoption
- ClimateActionWR to reduce Community GHG emissions’ impacts
- evolv1 and evolvGREEN to inspire Green Buildings and Clean Economy cluster development
Sustainable Waterloo Region is a social enterprise non-profit organization that helps local businesses to become more environmentally and economically sustainable. The mission of the organization is to catalyze transformation to sustainable systems of energy, mobility, and buildings to build a cleaner, more diverse economy.
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.
Tova Davidson, Executive Director
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