The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA-S/M) received a $43,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to purchase equipment and renovate office space within its downtown building located at 111 Elm Street.
Recognizing the OTF grant, Jamie West, MPP of Sudbury stated: “I’d like to congratulate CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin on attaining this grant, which will help the organization support our community’s increased need for mental health and addictions services. The North needs this kind of support and our non-profit sector needs help recovering from the pandemic.”
The renovations project included the demolition and reconfiguration of the building’s boardroom to create an additional six office spaces as well as the construction of a walk-through area to eliminate congregation in the front reception area. “This grant has allowed much needed renovations to be made,” said CEO Patty MacDonald, CMHA-S/M. “This will position the organization to thrive in a post-pandemic environment while meeting the growing needs for mental health and addictions supports in our community.”
Indeed, the renovated space will enable staff to safely return to the full scope of services offered while ensuring public health guidelines for COVID-19 prevention are followed.
About Canadian Mental Health Association, Sudbury/Manitoulin
CMHA-S/M was established in 1984 and is a not-for-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors. The branch is mandated to provide services for individuals living with mental health and/ or addiction challenges within the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts. For more information, visitsm.cmha.ca.
About Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.