Increasingly the Ontario Trails Council works with a significant number of government departments and projects in order to promote the creation, development, preservation, management, and use of trails throughout Ontario.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Ontario's lead Ministry for trails provides policy support for trails through consultation with trail groups. It's lead partner is Ontario Trails Council. It's lead annual fund recipient - Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Provides direct support to municipalities building trails.
Provides a series of grants such as COMRIF which improve green infrastructure.
Ministry of Health
Provides funds to health units to promote healthy and active living.
Ministry of Agriculture
Provides direct support to rural development projects through its RED program and others.
Ontario Heritage Fund
Provides government directed funding to projects it deems preserve important heritage elements.
Northern Ontario Heritage Funding Corporation
Provides developmental and support funding to organizations maintaining the heritage of Northern Ontario.
Provides personnel who can provide options to trail organizations looking to improve trail development skills.
Ministry of Natural Resources
Provides funds to operate parks, supports OTC, and manage land that provides trails.
The Ministry of Tourism
Provides direct support through the Tourism development fund.
Provides funds to innovative practices and new business.