Announcements

MEDIA RELEASE Date: March 1, 2021

OTF’s grant helps Middlesex Centre Archives in storing historically relevant documents

The Middlesex Centre Archives (MCA) gratefully acknowledges the financial support received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s, (OTF) Resilient Communities Fund, (RCF). RCF supports the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario. The $17,000 RCF grant spanning over 12 months, will help cover costs for archival storage materials and extra shelving to provide much-needed additional space.

Recognizing the grant, Monte McNaughton, MPP of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex stated “Like many industries, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the non-profit sector. I’m pleased to see the Resilient Communities Fund is helping non-profits, like the Middlesex Centre Archives, deliver their important programs and services now, and after COVID-19.”

Because MCA closed its doors from March through September, income was severely affected. However, residents were busy sorting through their boxes at home and discovering many historically relevant documents. As a result, MCA has experienced an increase in the number and volume of these documents being donated. “The impact of this grant is tremendous. We will be using this funding to provide PPE, archival supplies, space-saving rolling shelves, and additional furnishings required to quarantine documents due to Covid-19.” says Carol Small, Chair of the Board of Directors.

MCA was established in 2013 to preserve any records of enduring historical value in both private and public hands and in a variety of unsecured locations. The mandate of MCA is to acquire, preserve, and make available to the public, records of enduring value to Middlesex Centre and to the former Townships of Delaware, Lobo, London, and portions of Westminster.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

Media Contact
Carol Small
Chair, Board of Directors
Middlesex Centre Archives

.



April 11, 2019 – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 52 projects (including 47 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada.

The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2019-2020 were announced today at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Twelve projects submitted by organizations from Ontario will receive funding.

Middlesex Centre Archives was successful in receiving a grant for $13,500. The grant will enable the Archives to digitize negatives and create a Finding Aid that will be available on Archeion. Thus, the negatives from the 1990 “Heritage of Lobo” book will be more accessible to our community and further afield. 

A not-for-profit organization, MCA depends upon grants and donations as well the many hours of volunteer work to remain  a viable and valuable asset that preserves the historical records of the Middlesex Centre Community.

The Archives is grateful to Library Archives Canada and the Documentary Heritage Communities Program, and acknowledges the support and partnership opportunity.  This is the second Grant the Archives has received from this program.

The recipients of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for 2019-2020 were announced today at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Twelve projects submitted by organizations from Ontario will receive funding.

Middlesex Centre Archives was successful in receiving a grant for $13,500. The grant will enable the Archives to digitize negatives and create a Finding Aid that will be available on Archeion. Thus, the negatives from the 1990 “Heritage of Lobo” book will be more accessible to our community and further afield. 

A not-for-profit organization, MCA depends upon grants and donations as well the many hours of volunteer work to remain  a viable and valuable asset that preserves the historical records of the Middlesex Centre Community.

The Archives is grateful to Library Archives Canada and the Documentary Heritage Communities Program, and acknowledges the support and partnership opportunity.  This is the second Grant the Archives has received from this program.