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MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                    October 6, 2022

$72,500 OTF Grant Helps Support Local Women and Children’s Shelter

Alliston, ON – On September 29th, local MPP Brian Saunderson met with the team of staff and supporters at People In Transition (Alliston) Inc., My Sister’s Place prior to their Annual General Meeting to hear more about the $72,500 Resilient Communities Fund grant it received in 2021 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).  The grant was used to increase the overall capacity of the organization. Grant projects were completed throughout the past year and have enabled women and children in the community who use the services to continue to access space in a safe and inclusive environment, as well as support the agency to be stronger for years to come.

“I am very pleased to see that My Sister’s Place is receiving this significant funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for capital improvements to its facilities and to support the critical programs and services it provides to women and children in crisis. The Ontario Government is committed to working with organizations like My Sister’s Place to provide shelter and supports for women and children facing domestic abuse.” ~Brian Saunderson, MPP Simcoe-Grey

In addition to the installation of new bathrooms in the shelter for individual use, capacity supports included the development of a five-year fundraising plan for the agency to follow, and the hiring of a Fundraising Coordinator to see the plan through. My Sister’s Place is an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing abusive situations, and supports over 100 women and children through it’s shelter and outreach services yearly, in the South Simcoe County area.

“This grant will further support the stability of the organization to continue at it’s high levels of service going forward,” said Deborah Herrington, Executive Director of People In Transition (Alliston) Inc., My Sister’s Place.  “We are excited at the base line changes in the shelter environment and also look forward to working with our new team member to put our action plan in place in the community.”

My Sister’s Place is committed to continuing on its journey as a not for profit organization providing a broad range of services for women and their children living with the consequences of violence and abuse, and expanding those services in the community as needs grow.

To find out more about our services and to see how you can support People In Transition (Alliston) Inc., My Sister’s Place, please visit the website at

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, 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. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.  

Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:

Deborah Herrington, Executive Director

People In Transition (Alliston) Inc., My Sister’s Place

(705) 435 9400 ext 226

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