As we say goodbye to The Year of the Turtle we’d like to thank the our incredibly committed volunteers, our 100+ members and many more private donors, and the grantors who helped us get through the busiest year in KTTC history. We’re looking forward to working with you all again in 2012 in our quest to make Ontario a safer place for Turtles!

Ontario Trillium Foundation: $118,700 over 3 years to hire a development/sustainability co-ordinator, who will enhance the organization’s capacity for fund development, outreach and community engagement. This will increase awareness of Ontario’s native turtle populations and provide opportunities for professionals, students and volunteers to become involved and learn about turtle rehabilitation.

Friends of the Environment Foundation:  Granted KTTC the $5,000 we requested to buy food, medicine, UV lights and filters for the turtles, and an additional $25,000 after seeing a story about the centre in the Toronto Star!

The Schad Foundation: Provided $5,000 toward the cost of operating the turtle hospital.

Helen Mcrae Peacock Foundation: Granted funds to cover the cost of our 2011 hatchling program, including an incubator, x-rays and operating and staffing costs for the “nursery”.

The McLean Foundation: Donated funds in 2011 to support the turtle hospital.