Improving women and girls’ participation in sport has benefits beyond the sport and recreation sector. Ontario is calling on all sport organizations across the province to match the province’s commitment to promoting equal and fair opportunities for women and girls in sport and recreation.
Ontario is supporting a record number of festivals and events this year to showcase the province as a vibrant place to live and visit during Ontario’s 150th anniversary.
Ontario is supporting 87 community-based projects that will empower and engage the next generation of leaders. The Ontario150 Partnership Program provides youth with opportunities to actively participate in their communities.
Ontario is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a province by improving and renovating over 200 sports facilities, parks, seniors centres, and other community spaces.
Ontario is developing a new Indigenous Culture Fund that will support community-centred Indigenous cultural activities.
Before launching the fund, the ministry and the Ontario Arts Council are seeking feedback about the fund’s design and implementation from Ontario’s diverse Indigenous communities — online and through engagement sessions across the province.
One thousand participants from across the province are set to take part in the 2017 Ontario 55+ Winter Games in Cobourg.
This one-of-a-kind event, which is developed in partnership with the Ontario Seniors Games Association, is the only major provincial sporting event in Ontario for the 55+ age demographic.
Ontario is supporting local arts and culture with an investment in Crow's Theatre, a nationally recognized, award-winning contemporary theatre company based in Toronto.
Additionally, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is providing support to Crow's theatre that will help with marketing and branding as the theatre grows as a performance facility and community cultural centre.