Grants News

RTOERO Foundation announces Funding for Six New Projects

May 02, 2023


The RTOERO Foundation is thrilled to announce we are awarding grants to six new projects, for a total funding amount of $213,000. These projects, which were reviewed and scored by our Peer Review Panel, cover a range of important priority issues including geriatrics research, social engagement and seniors’ health and wellbeing.


Funding of these projects is made possible through the generosity of the RTOERO Foundation’s donors, most of whom are RTOERO members. Thank you for your continued support.


Here is a list of the projects made possible through funding from the RTOERO Foundation in 2023:


Ageism, intergenerational learning, and age-conscious student development

  • Organization: Trent University
  • Funding amount: $50,000

Community connectors: Seniors helping seniors

  • Organization: Compassionate Communities Kingston Canada
  • Funding amount: $43,000

Stronger together: Making Canada dementia inclusive

  • Organization: The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • Funding amount: $50,000

Using visual arts to address social isolation in older adults

  • Organization: Sheridan College
  • Funding amount: $50,000

Planting the roots of wellness

  • Organization: Canadian Organic Growers-Senior Organic Gardeners
  • Funding amount: $15,000


Friendship circle

  • Organization: Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay
  • Funding amount: $5,000