Media highlights of
Balsam funded organizations

Living Cities Canada Fund will create new green spaces in 28 communities in 2023-24
October 2023  |  Green Communities Canada  |  Living Architecture Monitor

Micro-grants available for young 'changemakers' in Ontario
March 2023  |  8 80 Cities  |  Cambridge Today

Evergreen unveils Canada’s first Climate Ready School Ground
October 2022  |  Evergreen  |  Newswire

TOA’s Active Transportation Coordinator Selected as an Ontario Community Changemaker
August 2022  |  8 80 Cities   |  Town of Ajax

New Black-focused Social Prescribing Project aims to improve health in Black communities with a proven holistic approach grounded in Afrocentric principles of wellbeing
July 2022  |  Alliance for Healthier Communities  |  Newswire

Applications begin for Ontario Changemaker's program
April 2022  |  8 80 Cities  |  Cambridge Today

Oculus at South Humber Park may be headed for city's heritage register
September 2021  |  Park People  |  Toronto Star

U of T researcher launches project to collect data on Black experience with COVID-19
July 2021  |  U of T Dalla Lana School of Public Health

How Climate-Ready Design is transforming Canadian school grounds
March 2021  |  Evergreen

It Takes a Village: Black-Led Database is Accepting Canadian Data
January 2021  |  U of T Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Halton reimagining the old school yard
October 2020  |  Evergreen  |  Bay Observer

The Oculus hosts new public art installation
October 2020  |  Park People  |  Canadian Architect

Ontario expanding mental health services for children and youth
October 2020  |  Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario CAMH  |  Ontario Newsroom

How a space age public toilet went from an architectural gem to sad and derelict - and back again
October 2020  |  Park People  |  Toronto Star

Stepping up: How one man's push to get his neighbours walking is starting to bring a Toronto community together
September 2020  |  Park People  |  The Globe and Mail

'We will no longer raise children': New partnership aims to keep kids out of child welfare system
November 2019  |  Children's Aid Foundation of Canada  |  The Globe and Mail

New four-year program aims to keep Toronto kids out of foster care
November 2019  |  Children's Aid Foundation of Canada  |  Toronto Star

Transformational early intervention program to strengthen families and dramatically reduce the number of kids in care launches in Toronto
November 2019  |  Children's Aid Foundation of Canada  |  Newswire

Pop-up garden in Toronto has deep roots in Guelph
July 2019  |  Park People  |  Guelph Mercury

Park People's Public Space Incubator tests new ideas for public spaces
August 2018  |  Park People  |

5 new projects receive grants to shake up underused public spaces
August 2018  |  Park People  |  Toronto Star