H’art Receives Funding from the Community Services Recovery Fund

Jun 14, 2024 | Current Projects, Featured Stories, News

Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund supports EDI training at H’art

[Kingston, Ontario ] H’art Centre, a leading charitable, non-profit inclusive arts organization was selected for  funding from the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. This funding enabled the organization to continue to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within its operations and activities.

With the support of this funding, H’art Centre engaged consultants to deliver comprehensive training sessions on equity, diversity, and inclusion to its staff, volunteers, and board members. These sessions will not only enhance the understanding and awareness of EDI principles but also foster a more inclusive and welcoming environment within the organization.

“The Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund will help us advance understanding,” said Katherine Porter, Executive Director at H’art Centre. “Their support will enable us to strengthen our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and further our mission of providing inclusive arts for all abilities. Our team is committed to enhancing our understanding, updating our practices, and continuing to lead in the area of creating an inclusive arts environment for all.”

“Community service organizations are at the heart of communities like Kingston, creating a sense of belonging from coast to coast to coast. The Community Services Recovery Fund will enable organizations like H’art Centre that serve our diverse communities to adapt and modernize their programs and services and to invest in the future of their organizations, staff and volunteers. Together, we can rebuild from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more just and equitable future for those in Kingston.

– Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

H’art Centre would like to express its gratitude to the Government of Canada for providing this support. H’art’s staff, volunteers, and board will continue to share their expertise and what they learn with the community, and the arts sector as a whole, through its MixAbilities Inclusive Arts program.


About the Community Services Recovery Fund

This fund is a one-time, $400 million investment to help community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, adapt and modernize, and build internal organizational capacity. This investment will strengthen the sector as it supports recovery in communities across Canada.

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H’art Centre is located below Good Life Fitness. The building’s main entrance is off of Barrack Street. Wheelchair access and audience access to THE BOX inclusive performing arts space is available through the entrance on Wellington Street.

237 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 0B5

T: 613.545.1392

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