Ontario provides funding for Carassauga and other cultural tourism events in Mississauga


Published May 21, 2021 at 10:44 pm


The province has announced that it will be providing funding for cultural tourism organizations and events throughout Ontario, including three in Mississauga.

Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills, said three Mississauga cultural organizations will receive $160,000 through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF).

“Mississauga’s arts and culture organizations are important to the local economy,” Sabawy said.

“This support from the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund will help Mississauga continue to provide accessible programming in our community and develop new ways for residents to experience culture right here in our own backyard.”

According to OCAF’s website, three Mississauga organizations recently received funding and are planning upcoming events:

  • Carassauga Festival Inc. (Carassauga 2021)
  • MonstrARTity (#BollywoodMonster Mashup 2021)
  • Canadian Arabic Orchestra (2021 Festival of Arabic Music & Arts, 2022 Canada Tour and Local Music Series)

“Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries were among the first and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic — and will take the longest to recover,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

“To support the province’s economic and social recovery, it is critical that our government continues to support organizations that are finding new ways to engage with and reconnect Ontarians, while preserving jobs and supporting local economies.”

More information on the OCAF and all recipients is available at ocaf.on.ca.

Photo courtesy of Carassauga 2019

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