Ontario Trillium Foundation, Andrea Cohen Barrack

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Andrea Cohen Barrack

As an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has offices all across the province. In between meetings, I’ve used the Trail on many occasions. It’s a great way to explore a community—the Trail takes you past the river where people fish, and to the sports field where kids play soccer—it gives you the inside view of the life of a community. As a proud Canadian organization, we want to do something concrete to create a legacy around 2017. When we celebrate our 150th anniversary as a country, having a Trail that stretches to all three of our coasts will be a tangible way of honouring Canada as a united nation. In 2015, we partnered with the TD Bank Group to fund three Trail sections in northern Ontario. It’s a good combination: When private and public sectors collaborate, we can deepen the impact we have in Canadian communities.