09 September 2008

Trillium Foundation Genealogy Grant

I missed the announcement of a new round of Trillium Grants in early August, but an article in the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder drew attention to a $47,500 grant to La Regionale St. Laurent Historical and Genealogical Centre. It will be used to create an electronic database of the books and documents currently being housed at their Anthony Street location.

Amongst other grants awarded in the most recent round is:

The Dominion Institute
$150,000 over two years for the Veteran Appreciation Project that trains educators and youth to document oral histories of World War II veterans. Stories will be preserved in an interactive on-line archive and will commemorate remembrance in Ontario.

Of local interest:

Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum
$75,000 over one year to help renovate this important historical site and bring it to acceptable City of Ottawa fire standards.

The press release quotes Minister Aileen Carroll: “The McGuinty government recognizes the numerous benefits that arts, culture and recreational programs bring to our communities.”

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