Kia Communities in Motion announces the 2022 recipients of funding to nine charities and non-profits driving movement and innovation in their communities
TORONTO, May 25, 2022 – Today, Kia Communities in Motion announces nine charities and non-profits across the country that have been selected to receive funding in the program’s inaugural year. This comes on the heels of the program’s announcement in December where Kia Canada, in partnership with Community Foundations Canada (CFC), launched Kia Communities in Motion, a grassroots endeavour to invest $1.4M over four years to support local projects that are building inclusive communities through innovative programming that encourages movement.
As Canada continues to face challenges brought on by COVID-19 – widening inequalities and increasing the barriers that certain groups face – charities and non-profits play a critical role to create transformative change at the local level.
“The first year of Kia Communities in Motion is going to see several incredible opportunities to drive innovation, inspiration and movement at a grassroots level, supporting the various needs of people across the country,” says Elias El-Achhab, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kia Canada. “At Kia we recognize the importance of the incredible work being done at a local level. Communities know better than anyone what they need, and we’re so excited to support these important initiatives empowering the betterment of our world and the critical change that accompanies it.”