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The Ten Oaks Project receives $20,000 Community Investment – Seed Grant

Ottawa – July 4, 2020 – Ten Oaks Project is growing with a $20,000 Community Investment Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Community Investment Seed grant allows non-profit organizations to help new ideas take root that will drive positive change in our communities. Every summer, around the campfire and under the stars, we create intentional magic for children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ communities. With this seed grant, we can spread our magic further and create intentional community spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ families.

Over the next year, Ten Oaks Project will launching new programs under the direction of a new Community Engagement Coordinator which will include an eight-week closed support group for parents of transgender and/or gender-diverse children, and a monthly discussion and education group for prospective 2SLGBTQ+ parents and a variety of community events.

“Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative will create opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ families to meet others with similar identities and family structure, receive peer support and form stronger connections.”

Stay posted on our website and social media for the launch of these programs and registration information! We look forward to growing with our community and extending our programs to include 2SLGBTQ+ families from prospective parents, to those looking for community and support year round.

The Ten Oaks Project is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects with and engages children and youth from 2SLGBTQ+ (two spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) identities, families, and communities.

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. Ontario Trillium Foundation

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