Ontario Helping Scarborough Non-Profit Deliver Vital Services

Resilient Communities Fund for Frontline Community Centre to support the Tamil Community


May 26, 2023

SCARBOROUGH, ON ― Today, MPP Raymond Cho announced that Frontline Community Centre will receive more than $34,000 in grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for 2022-23. This funding will support this community organization as they build capacity, resilience, and sustainability.

“I am thrilled to announce the successful grant of $34,000 from the Resilient Communities Fund to the Frontline Community Centre,” said Raymond Cho, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough North. “This grant exemplifies our government’s commitment to supporting resilient communities and organizations that are at the forefront of driving positive change.”

“We are thrilled to have been approved for the Resilient Communities Funds by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as it will modernize our operations and streamline the entire internal operations of our organization” said Vijaya Kula, Executive Director of Frontline Community Centre. “This funding will allow us to embrace cutting-edge technology and transform our organization to better meet the evolving needs of our members. We are grateful to the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.”

The $34,000 funding over 24 months will enable the Frontline Community Centre to digitize their manual client management system and initiate cloud-based operations for staff and volunteers to work remotely and more efficiently. This crucial step will help stabilize the financial sustainability of the organization, ensuring continued support for our vital programs and services.

“I am incredibly proud that our government is providing this funding to Frontline Community Services to support the important work they do right here in Scarborough,” said Vijay Thanigasalam, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park. “Frontline Community Services offers vital programming that are very much needed for residents here in Scarborough.”

“Non-profit organizations are an important and valued part of Ontario communities,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Countless people rely on their services to find jobs and lead healthier, happier lives. Funding from the Resilient Communities Fund will help these non-profits to adapt and grow – ensuring that they are able to continue to assist those within our community who need them the most.”

The Ontario government is providing nearly $30 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to 283 non-profit organizations across the province. This funding will enable these organizations to deliver the best service possible and ensure that Ontarians will have stable access to their programming.


  • 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.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation is proud to have supported thousands of community organizations over four decades to strengthen the social and economic fabric of Ontario.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) – an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. This fund has supported 2,753 projects across Ontario since it was first announced in August 2020.