Greater Toronto Airports Authority pledges $350,000 to help tackle underemployment

Despite the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on Toronto Pearson’s operations, commitment to surrounding communities remains a priority

TORONTO, March 21, 2022 /CNW/ – The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has announced a call for proposals for its 2022 Uplift Fund, committing $350,000 for organizations dedicated to removing barriers to employment and creating opportunities for communities around Toronto Pearson. Interested organizations can apply up to $75,000 in funding one-year projects.

Since 2018, the GTAA Uplift Fund has invested in and partnered with programs, advocacy, and research to help area residents gain the skills, connections, and opportunities needed to be employed. in a significative way. Given the dramatic effects COVID-19 has had on employment in the communities Toronto Pearson serves, never before has support of this nature been more important.

“As from Canada the busiest airport, Toronto Pearson connects people from far and wide to opportunity and adventure. We are an integral part of the communities we serve and we are committed to uplifting our neighbours,” said Robyn Connelly, Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, GTAA. “While COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on our business, it has also had a disproportionate impact on our neighbors. Our Uplift Fund is just one way for us to continue to collaboratively fight underemployment and , in doing so, to support a strong post-pandemic recovery for the Greater Toronto Area.”

This call for proposals will close on April 20 at 5:00 p.m.. To learn more about the Uplift Fund and the 2022 call for proposals, and to apply, please visit

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is the operator of Toronto – Lester B. Pearson International Airport, from Canada largest airport and a vital connector for people, business and goods. Toronto Pearson was named “Best Large Airport in North America serving more than 40 million passengers” for five consecutive years by Airports Council International (ACI), the global trade representative of the world’s airports. In recognition of its Healthy Airport program, ACI also awarded Toronto Pearson the “Best North Americafor two consecutive years, and Toronto Pearson was the first Canadian airport to receive ACI Global Health Accreditation for its response to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit Toronto Pearson on Twitter (English and French), Facebook Where instagram.

SOURCE Greater Toronto Airports Authority

For more information: GTAA Media Office | [email protected] | (416) 776-3709

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