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  • February 03, 2014

Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka Receives Funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation




Today the Honourable Jeff Leal joined Junior Achievement Lakeland Muskoka at the Holiday Inn to announce funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and funding through the RED Program.


Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka has been awarded $190,400 over 3 years through the Ontario Trillium Foundation


With the assistance of this funding Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka will be able to hire project coordinators and fund the program costs of recruiting business mentors who will deliver programs to enhance the financial and business-literacy skills of 10,000-plus children and youth in rural schools and communities.


These programs will be delivered to students in Grades 3 to 12 throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes and the counties of Grey, Bruce, Simcoe, Haliburton, Peterborough, Frontenac and Hastings.


The Honourable Jeff Leal also announced $15,150 through the Rural Economic Development Program to Junior Achievement Peterborough Lakelands Muskoka (JA-PLM) Company Program.


The project involves the introduction and growth of the JA Company Program within rural areas of the JA-PLM region, over a 1.5 year period. The Company Program's purpose is to provide a framework of support to a group of 12 high school aged youth to turn their ideas, passions, hobbies into viable businesses.




“I am happy to take part in the announcements today to support the Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka.  I am thrilled that this funding will help this organization deliver programs to children and youth in our local rural schools and communities.” 

-The Honourable Jeff Leal, MPP




  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) distributes its funding to charities and not-for-profits through four granting programs: Community and Strategic Investments programs, the Future Fund and the Youth Opportunities Fund.
  • The RED Program has up to $4.5 million funding per year for three years to help rural communities remove barriers.
  • RED projects are cost-shared, with the provincial government investing up to 50 per cent of the project's eligible cost.




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Learn more about the Rural Economic Development Program


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