Booster Grants Awarded

Theatre Orangeville Exceptional Players

Theatre Orangeville’s programming goes well beyond their critically acclaimed Main Stage season. Their commitment to grass roots programs like the Theatre Orangeville Exceptional Players offers youth and adults with developmental challenges an opportunity to shine in a safe and welcoming environment.
Through a long standing partnership with Community Living Dufferin, Active Lives After School and Dufferin Child and Family Services, participants develop self- confidence and reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.

Easter Seals
of Ontario

No child with a physical disability should have to go without the equipment they need to live with independence in their home. Every child deserves to have safety, inclusion and dignity.
Easter Seals assists families with the purchase of costly mobility and accessibility equipment.
Through this grant, a young boy in Dufferin County received a walker, enabling him to take his first steps to move around. Being able to use the walker will not only help him use and exercise his muscles, it will give him the motivation and encouragement to take more steps independently.
Children's Foundation Food & Friends Program

1 in 6 students report they go to school on an empty stomach daily. For many, the meal they receive at school is often the only one they receive that day.
Food & Friends student nutrition programs are not able to run normally, leaving many students who rely on these programs with the proper nutrition needed for a full day of learning.
This initiative fueled by volunteers of the Children’s Foundation and the Orangeville Food Bank packages and delivers boxes of healthy food to hungry minds. The bottom line is a student can’t focus on their studies if their stomachs are grumbling and they don’t have enough nourishment to feed their minds.