Giving back to our communities

Community Grants are designed to encourage all RTOERO Districts to support and partner with local organizations to promote projects that will help our organization to meet our strategic goals of improving the lives of members and seniors; being the trusted voice for the broader education communities; and broadening our membership base. Since the inception of this grant 21 years ago, we’ve donated $1.85 million for 523 projects.

This year RTOERO Districts are eligible to receive grants of up to $2,500 for community projects that advance these strategic goals. Districts interested will serve as the project sponsor and will submit the application for a Community Grant in partnership with a community organization.

How to apply

Applications are to be completed online via the apply button found below. Progress can be saved and returned to at a later date if desired.

Please read thoroughly the following Application Instructions before completing your application.

When completing your application please refer to the Rubric, which outlines in detail the project evaluation criteria.

Applications are due by June 1, 2021. For more information contact [email protected].


This year’s projects

2020 Project – Service to Others Project Funding

District Project Amount
3 Algoma Audio books and large print for seniors at the Ontario Finnish Rest Home $4,000.00
5  Cochrane, Temiskaming Villa Minto Long Term Care: Promote engagement in meaningful activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s or cognitive impairment $4,000.00
6  Parry Sound Community Oven Project $4,000.00
7  Windsor-Essex Survive the Cold – Sleep Warm $4,000.00
9  Huron Perth Camp Klahanie- (Youth Camp) $2,000.00
10  Bruce Grey Dufferin 72 Hour Family Emergency Kit $4,000.00
12  Norfolk Quilts for Those in Need $4,000.00
13  Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand Good Shepherd’s Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre $2,000.00
15  Halton Burlington Able Sail – Volunteering in the Summer Program $4,000.00
17  Simcoe County Days for Girls Barrie $4,000.00
18  Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes Combat Climate Crisis Poster Contest $2,000.00
23  North York Stronger Minds Make for Stronger Kids $4,000.00
23  North York Supporting the Period Purse Project:  Menstruation Nation $4,000.00
26  Kenora N.O.W. (Nutrition on Weekends) $4,000.00
27  Ottawa-Carleton Kids Today! | Les Enfants d’aujourd’hui $4,000.00
31  Wellington COVID-19 Survival Lifebags $4,000.00
32 Prescott-Russell Courtepointes Victoria’s Quilts (combined Project – total $8000) $4,000.00
45 EstaRiO Courtepointes Victoria’s Quilts (combined Project – total $8000) $4,000.00
35  Dryden Cycling Without Age: Ami Trishaw Bike for Seniors $4,000.00
43 Nipissing Reducing Barriers to Education in Cameroon, Africa (combined project – total $3000) $1,500.00
44 Région du ciel bleu Reducing Barriers to Education in Cameroon, Africa (combined project – total $3000) $1,500.00
47 Vancouver Island Makeover of Intake Transition Room $4,000.00
48 Leeds & Granville Days for Girls – Hybrid Kits $4,000.00
Total  $77,000.00