Our Funders

CoBALT Connects wishes to acknowledge the following funders for their contributions to the Expressing Vibrancy project:

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Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. OTF funded the later stages of the Expressing Vibrancy project, including equipment and technology capital costs, as well as the development of final tools and platforms to communicate the study’s findings. 

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Creative Communities Prosperity Fund

Funding under the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund was provided by the Ontario Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. CCPF funded the initial stages of the Expressing Vibrancy project’s development, meant to connect the three audiences of municipal cultural planning including the local government, cultural practitioners and the public.

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Mitacs, a national non-profit research organization, partners with universities, government and industry to develop the next generation of innovators. Mitacs’ funding enabled the hiring of a McMaster Univeristy PhD candidate whose expertise supports Expressing Vibrancy objectives. 

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Ontario Arts Council

CoBALT Connects recevies annual operating funding from the Ontario Arts Council as an Arts Service Organization.