Government grants are critical to the strength and vitality of the Ontario Philharmonic and its long-term sustainability. Grants are vital in helping to ensure the OP's high performance standards and important to all the orchestra's activities. They help in ensuring a cultural legacy and, through the OP, contribute in maintaining the cultural well being of the community.
Arts and cultural activities are at the heart of communities – they make communities more attractive places to live, they help bring a community to life, they define a community’s unique characteristics... they help communities compete economically around the world.
Canada Council for the Arts