Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village receives $61,100 OTF grant

April 4, 2023

HANOVER – On Friday, March 31, 2023 MPP Rick Byers was at the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village for a Community Engagement Workshop, which brought together community organizations to discuss challenges, opportunities, and collaborative strategies to achieve the vision of being the #1 place for a child to grow up health and safe. MPP Byers had the chance to hear how a $61,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant awarded in 2022 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), enabled the group to invest in safety programming, staffing, technology, and equipment as well as an updated strategic and community collaboration plan following COVID-19.

“The Saugeen Valley Safety Village will make a difference in the lives of those children who have had the chance to participate in the wonderful hands-on safety programs offered. It was my pleasure to visit and learn more about the village and what it has to offer” said MPP Rick Byers, Bruce Grey Owen Sound.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said Marilyn Rosner, President, Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village. “If we can make a difference in the life of just one child we have been successful but this past year has seen “thousands” of children participate in interactive hands-on safety programs during school focused sessions and special community events that were generously assisted as a result of the $61,100 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”

The Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village is committed to making a difference in the lives of our children and providing an innovative and interactive educational safety facility to aid in the elimination of preventable childhood injuries and death. For more information visit our website at or send queries via email to [email protected].

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grantmaking in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit to learn more.

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