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House of Kin gets a facelift thanks to $50K Trillium grant

Lobby area has been upgraded, new tech installed
House of Kin in Sudbury.

The House of Kin in Sudbury is getting a facelift.

The Sudbury Kinsmen Family Centre Foundation received a $50,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant in 2021 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help it make needed renovations, purchase new equipment and make accessibility upgrades to the House of Kin. 

The grant program was developed by OTF to help non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

“I want to congratulate the Sudbury Kinsmen Family Centre Foundation on the successful completion of their $50,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant,” said Sudbury MPP Jamie West, in a press release.

“Thanks to the guidance of the foundation board, the renovations and health and safety upgrades were done with attention to detail. The House of Kin is critically important to the many out-of-town families who need accommodation when a loved one requires medical services, and now it’s even more welcoming and accessible.”

The project was finished in January and will give the community improved access to the House of Kin for years to come. 

Some of the work included updating the lobby area by adding automatic doors and making upgrades to the front desk, including the addition of plexiglass, that align with health and safety measures.

In addition, the OTF grant has helped the organization buy new computers, printers and install a new phone system at the front desk.

“We are pleased to announce our renovations to the entrance and lobby at the House of Kin,” said current president John Cimino, in a press release.

“We were able to achieve such a beautiful renovation, with the Help of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. These renovations will help serve the community of Sudbury and beyond. The board of directors and the community are really proud of this project, and are confident that the guests that use the House of Kin, will be as well.”

In addition to these upgrades ensuring the House of Kin now meeting standards recommended by the health unit, these upgrades have given the front lobby a well-needed facelift after nearly 25 years of the same décor.

The House of Kin is used by a variety of individuals and their families who travel to Sudbury for medical treatments. 

The House of Kin’s director/past president established the organization to give guests a comfortable home-environment where they can stay for a discounted rate with those who join them in their travels. 

The upgrades are pivotal in allowing guests of all needs to comfortably come and go as they please whilst ensuring that health and safety standards are maintained.