$115,800 OTF Grant helps Maltby Centre improve youth mental health services in KFL&A

KINGSTON, ONTARIO – In April 2022, the Maltby Centre received a $115,800 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to study gaps and reduce barriers in children and youth mental health services in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. This supports Maltby Centre’s Mission to make a difference and help create healthy communities. The one-year project begins in July of 2022 and includes the hiring of a Project Lead at Maltby Centre to coordinate the work with local partner agencies, including KidsInclusive, Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Ted Hsu expresses “Youth mental health has suffered during the pandemic and the Ontario Trillium Foundation is helping the Maltby Centre see that the damage to society is not permanent.”

“We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for this grant. It will aid our work in improving access to service for the children and youth who need mental health support in KFL&A,” said Karen Fleming, Executive Director of Maltby Centre. “With these funds, we will be able to work with our community partners to identify where gaps exist and then work together to find solutions to eliminate the gaps.”

For more than 25 years, Maltby Centre has been providing mental health and autism services to children, youth and their families in KFL&A. You can find out more at: www.maltbycentre.ca

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has 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.



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