Learn more about OTF programs
- Is my Project a Good Fit for the Grow Investment Stream (video)
- The building blocks of a Grow Application (pdf)
- Tips for a Great Grow Application (pdf)
- Grow basics (pdf)
- Seed Information and Support Forum (pdf)
- Tips for Great Seed Applications (pdf)
- Top Reasons Applications Don’t Move Forward (pdf)
- Building a Capital project from the ground up (pdf)
- Introduction to OTF Strategy (pdf)
- Ten steps to building an OTF Capital project (pdf)
- Seed Grantees (pdf)
- Grow Grantees (pdf)
- Ontario150 Community Capital Program and Seed Grantees (pdf)
- Building out your project idea (video)
Collaborative and Financial: Resources
- Collaborative Agreement tip sheet (pdf): Questions to consider before entering a collaborative agreement with other organizations applying for OTF funding.
- Financial Assessment Worksheet: Calculate your organization’s financial health/need with this Financial Position Calculator. These sample calculators for a deficit and a surplus are part of the Organization Registration Checklist (pdf).
Please note that the links below are not an endorsement by OTF of their contents.
Capital Projects: Resources and Links
- Ontario Building Code (Ontario Building code overview, fact sheets, etc.)
- Building Regulation Hot Topics (Building regulation overviews and fact sheets)
- Ontario Building Code Act (Law and regulations)
- Accessibility Amendments to Ontario’s Building Code
- National Model Construction Codes and Guides (for First Nations)
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) (Law and regulations)
- Guide to the AODA (AODA Alliance)
- Accessibility and the Built Environment (Standards for design of public spaces)
- Barrier-Free Design Consultation (March of Dimes)
- Guidelines for Barrier-free Design of Ontario Government Facilities
- A guide to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (pdf)
Below you will find a list of current resources of interest to the nonprofit sector in Ontario.
Nonprofit Sector Research
- CIW Ontario Report - Canadian Index of Wellbeing
- VitalSigns Reports - Community Foundations of Canada
- Social Planning Council Ontario Landscape Report (pdf)
- Evolving the Competitive Edge: Rural Community Engagement (pdf) – Economic Development Council of Ontario
Self-Serve Tools and Resources
- Municipal Data
- Canadian Council on Social Development
- Community Data Program
- Imagine Canada’s Standards Program offers a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen sector capacity in five fundamental areas: governance, financial accountability, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.
- Ministry of the Attorney General - Not-for-Profit Incorporator’s Handbook - The purpose of this Handbook is to provide both the layman and the professional with some general information on the nature of a not-for-profit corporation and guidelines on how to incorporate such a corporation.
- SPARK Ontario - Linking volunteers and nonprofits.
Know of a good resource related to Ontario’s nonprofit sector, but don’t see it here? Send our Support Centre an email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the resource, and we’ll consider adding it.