Trillium grant provides EWCS new van

ERIN – On Nov. 9, Wellington Halton-Hills MPP Ted Arnott met with the team at East Wellington Community Services (EWCS) to hear more about the $92,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) used to purchase a van for the service’s transportation program. 

The project provides the people in the community improved access to much needed medical and social service appointments. 

“I want to express my sincere thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting the good work done by East Wellington Community Services,” said Arnott. 

“With the purchase of a new van, their transportation program will be safer and made even better for our area residents.”

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said volunteer engagement and transportation services manager Barb Carscadden.

 “This grant has allowed us to provide more rides to individuals in our community and ensures the safety of our volunteer driver and clients with the added plexi glass barrier in the van.”

CEO Kari Simpson said EWCS will continue providing programming and services to the community and is raising money through its Christmas campaign to fund those programs and services.

“We are kicking off the Christmas campaign to raise much needed funds to ensure all programs and services are able to sustain the increase in need in our community,” Simpson said.

Christmas campaign collecting donations

Donations can be made at, by e-transfer at, or by calling Stephanie Conway at 519-833-9696 ext. 227.