Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation has funded community-responsive programming and events at Aptus Teaching Landscape. This 3-year project (2018-2021) offers community-responsive programs such as:
• seniors experiencing horticulture therapy and opportunities to get connected
• youth, ages 14 to 21, of all abilities gaining vocational and leadership skills, as well as the opportunity to earn volunteer hours towards high school completion
• community members of all abilities connecting through Saturday community gardening
• community members of all abilities building connections at monthly events
Outreach and community idea-sharing drives new programs and events. Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative is helping people have a say in shaping the services and programs that matter to them. Share your ideas by calling/texting 416-407-5062 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weston Family Parks Challenge
The Weston Family Parks Challenge is the founding sponsor for the Aptus Teaching Landscape. The Weston Family Parks Challenge funded the creation of a nature-focused educational environment and activity hub for students with complex disabilities and the greater Toronto community. School ground improvements, including a fruit orchard, edible garden and mini-arboretum, complemented the City’s recreational improvements to the adjacent de Havilland "Mossie" park. Three years of education and stewardship opportunities engaged students and local residents in environmental programs. This project demonstrates how public, private and non-profit partners can work together to place parks at the heart of communities.