Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Sudbury
2007-2008March 1July 1November 1
November 1 deadlineThe Community grants listed below were ratified on March 6, 2008.Aboriginal Information Technology Center c/o Garden River First Nation
$75,000 over one year to support the operating costs of a training centre that will provide information technology training to Aboriginal people to enhance their employment prospects.Algoma Artist Education Project c/o Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie and District
$14,300 over one year to train artists to work as art educators with elementary school teachers and students in Algoma. This will expand opportunities for children and youth to develop skills and knowledge about art.Algoma Highlands Conservancy
$50,000 over one year to hire an executive director who will help form new partnerships and raise funds to purchase ecologically sensitive property for conservation and public use in the King Mountain area. Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH)
$58,000 over one year to purchase equipment for a new 10-bed residential hospice in Sault Ste. Marie. The facility will provide palliative care services to terminally ill clients and respite services to their caregivers.Christ the King Church Community Kitchen c/o Sudbury Jubilee Heritage Daycare
$30,000 over three years to assist with the cost of operating a collective kitchen program for low-income families in Sudbury. The program will help parents and children reach their full health and well-being potential.Club des Aînés l'Etoile d'Or
$45,200 over one year to repair the roof on the community building so it may continue to be used for meetings and recreational activities by Francophone seniors and the community in Elliot Lake.Club Soleil des Aînés
$7,700 over one year to purchase shuffleboard equipment. This group will then be able to implement a new activity, helping it to offer more social and recreational opportunities for Francophone seniors in Hearst.Corporation de développement économique de Hearst
$40,000 over two years to hire a project co-ordinator and to purchase equipment, software and promotional tools. The community's resource centre will then be able to increase volunteerism and support for community events in Hearst.The Corporation of the Township of Dubreuilville
$15,000 over one year to renovate the washrooms in the municipal arena, which will improve the facility's accessibility for people of all ages and abilities in Dubreuilville.Corporation of the Town of Spanish
$10,100 over one year to install an automatic door and new circulation desk that will improve access to the library for people of all ages and abilities in the town of Spanish.Corporation of the Township of Moonbeam
$13,700 over one year for roofing, windows and a new furnace to renovate the cultural centre in Moonbeam. This will help volunteers keep the building open for community use.Corporation of the Township of Sables-Spanish
$12,500 over one year to purchase sports equipment for youth in the Township of Sables-Spanish, which will increase the municipality's capacity to offer quality sports programming.Elliot Lake Moose Family Center
$15,000 over one year to obtain a new high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner and kitchen equipment for the Elliot Lake Moose Hall. These purchases will enhance its comfort and safety for community groups that use the facility.Fondation communautaire de Hearst Community Foundation
$44,200 over two years to develop strategies, create a website and purchase equipment. These will help build the foundation's capacity to create a permanent endowment that will make grants to local charities and not-for-profit organizations.The Human League Association
$100,000 over three years for expertise, travel expenses and computer equipment. These will help deliver breakfast and snack programs to more schools in the Sudbury area and to educate children on nutrition and proper eating habits.Iroquois Falls Access Transit
$15,000 over one year to install new roofing shingles on the Access Transit Hall, which will ensure its continued comfort, safety and availability to host fundraising events that support its service of people with disabilities.Joe McDonald Youth Football League
$15,000 over one year to purchase new football helmets for a youth football league in Sudbury that will ensure the participants' continued safety.Knights of Columbus Council 3422
$15,000 over one year to install an air conditioning system in the organization's hall, which will help provide a more comfortable setting for individuals and groups who use it during the summer months.Lake Abitibi Model Forest
$17,000 over one year to provide an interactive learning program on the environment to Grade 5 students from area schools in Cochrane District. This will help to increase their knowledge about the environment.Loyal Order of Moose - Sault Ste. Marie Lodge no. 535
$8,500 over one year to replace the flooring in the lodge's main hall, which will help improve its cleanliness for community groups that use the facility for activities and fundraising.Myths and Mirrors Community Arts Incorporated
$100,000 over two years to hire a full-time co-ordinator and purchase art supplies. This will help to engage youth in the outlying areas of the City of Greater Sudbury in the development of community art projects.Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
$25,100 over six months to operate a summer art camp for Aboriginal youth that will focus on Anishinaabe art, basket-making, painting and crafts.Old Mill Heritage Centre c/o Corporation of the Township of Billings
$15,000 over one year for lumber, windows and other building supplies to renovate the Old Mill Heritage Centre. Audiovisual equipment will also be purchased to record and preserve the history of the community.Porcupine Ski Runners Cross Country Ski Club
$45,000 over one year to help redevelop the club's chalet by renovating the septic system and water line. The improvements will enable the club to continue to operate, accommodating current users and enabling future growth.Radio communautaire KapNord Inc.
$24,500 over one year to update a radio production server and software, which will improve services to Francophones in Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls and area.Richard Lake Coalition c/o Sudbury Métis Council
$35,900 over one year to renovate the washrooms and activity centre and purchase camping equipment for the Richard Lake Campground in Sudbury. This will help provide a safer and more comfortable venue for cultural and recreational activities.Sault Ste. Marie Skatepark c/o Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie - Community Services Dept.
$75,000 over one year to assist with the cost of constructing a concrete skatepark in Sault Ste. Marie that will provide youth with a safe venue to pursue the sport.The Sudbury Kinsmen Family Centre Foundation
$75,000 over one year to install an elevator that will make the House of Kin in Sudbury more accessible. It will then be better able to meet the needs of individuals from all areas of Northern Ontario who travel to Sudbury for medical treatment.Timmins Volunteer Centre Inc.
$56,000 over two years for staff, training and facility expenses to develop a fundraising plan that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and increase volunteer opportunities for youth.White River Fitness Centre
$10,300 over one year to purchase a universal weight training machine, which will increase the variety of equipment available in the fitness centre and attract new members.Whitefish Lake First Nation
$10,000 over one year to promote active and healthy living by providing judo and dance programs to people of all ages in the community.
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July 1 deadlineThe Community grants listed below were ratified on November 1, 2007The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie and District
$13,000 over one year to upgrade photocopying and computer equipment in the Arts Council office. These new tools will improve its administrative operations and its ability to promote the arts in the community.Barrier Elimination Action Corp.
$80,000 over two years to hire a full-time co-ordinator who will increase awareness and eliminate barriers faced by people with disabilities in Timmins.Chapleau Education and Training Coalition Inc.
$103,000 over three years to assist with the operation of an innovation centre in the Chapleau area. It will provide access to job-related training, career counselling, job-search support and entrepreneurship opportunities for residents.Chapleau Figure Skating Club
$5,600 over one year to purchase an on-ice jump-training harness and a new sound system, which will enhance figure skating training and performances.Chapleau Gymnastics Club Inc.
$14,400 over one year to replace old and worn gymnastics equipment. The safety of participants will then be enhanced and the continuation of a quality recreational and competitive gymnastics program will be ensured in this small rural community.Christy's Light Foundation
$40,000 over one year to enhance the capacity of this emerging organization so it can provide support to people in Sault Ste. Marie affected by eating disorders.Club de ski de fond de Hearst Cross-Country Ski Club
$65,000 over one year to replace existing trail grooming equipment, which will enable the club to provide safer and better groomed trails and help promote skiing in the community.Cochrane Ontario Lions Club Inc.
$55,000 over one year to replace broadcasting equipment used to operate a community television station and electronic Bingo equipment for games that will help raise funds for charitable community projects.Corporation of the Town of Blind River
$9,400 over one year to purchase equipment that will enhance the fitness programs offered at the community centre and help to increase participation, especially by young people.Corporation of the Town of Gore Bay
$6,000 over one year to replace exterior doors at the community hall and assist with the cost of refinishing the basement floor. These improvements will provide a more comfortable and safer place for community groups to meet.Corporation of the Township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional
$10,000 over one year to drill a new well at the Sylvan Valley Hall to improve water flow. This will provide a safer water supply and ensure that the facility continues to be available for community groups to gather.Elliot Lake Granite Club
$50,000 over one year to replace the roof at the Elliot Lake Granite Club in order to ensure the continued operation of the only curling facility in the community.Hands-On Recreational Committee & Municipality of French River c/o Municipality of French River
$45,000 over one year to build a permanent concrete skate park in the Town of Noëlville. The park will provide children and youth with a safe venue for skateboarding and in-line skating.Howland Senior Citizens Club
$15,000 over one year for accessibility improvements to the Howland Senior Citizens Club hall in Sheguiandah. People with mobility difficulties will then be better able to participate in community activities at the hall.Municipalité de la Rivière-des-Français
$35,000 to undertake a feasibility and sustainability study, and prepare a business plan and preliminary drawings for a community recreation and performing arts centre planned for Noëlville.Municipalité de Mattice-Val Côté
$25,000 over one year to replace the chiller in the municipal arena, ensuring the recreational space remains available for hockey, curling, ringette and recreational skaters.Phoenix Rising Non-Profit Homes Inc.
$40,000 over one year to enhance the community profile and fundraising capacity of this Sault Ste. Marie organization dedicated to supporting women who have mental health concerns, are victims of violence or are living in poverty.Program Read (Sault Ste. Marie)
$5,000 over one year to purchase furniture and equipment that will enhance participants' comfort and increase the cost effectiveness of this adult literacy program in Sault Ste. Marie.Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de l'Ontario - RDÉE Ontario
$75,000 over one year for a multisectoral strategic development plan that will promote economic growth and employability for the Francophone community of the City of Greater Sudbury.Royal Canadian Legion Espanola Branch 39
$15,000 over one year for equipment, furniture and renovations to improve the safety and comfort of the hall for community gatherings.Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 70
$12,200 over one year toward the cost of completing Veteran's Park in Iroquois Falls. The location will commemorate local citizens who served in the Canadian Forces and provide a community gathering place for parades and memorials.Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 85
$10,300 over one year to replace roofing shingles at the Kapuskasing Legion Hall. Repairs will prevent leakage and damage to the newly renovated upstairs area and ensure the hall continues to be used for community events, activities and gatherings.Sampo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club
$7,000 over one year to purchase portable digital sound equipment for the volunteer coaches and accessories for the gymnasts. This will help to improve the delivery of the rhythmic gymnastics program at this Sudbury club.Sault International Youth Association (SIYA)
$80,000 over two years to enhance the capacity of this Sault Ste. Marie based, youth-focused organization to engage the youth of the community through the publication and on-line version of Fresh magazine and other activities.Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society
$15,000 over one year for renovations to garden plots and pathways at the Allard Street community garden. These upgrades will enhance accessibility and safety and increase the number of garden plots so that more people are able to participate.Shadows of the Mind Film Festival
$40,000 over one year to hire a co-ordinator for this Sault Ste. Marie film festival and purchase equipment, including an inflatable screen and projector. This will enable films to be shown in more venues and increase public access to them.Sudbury Better Beginnings Educational Fund
$93,800 over two years to operate a life skills club for children aged 9 to13 years in a low-income neighbourhood in Sudbury. School results will then improve and youth leadership among participants will be enhanced.Superior Children's Centre
$85,000 over two years to deliver a recreation program for children aged 0 to 6 years and their parents in isolated communities in Northern Algoma District.Theatre Cambrian
$12,700 over one year to purchase theatrical lighting equipment, helping the organization's dinner theatre productions in Sudbury to be more cost-effective and enhance artistic and cultural life within the city.Township of Chapleau
$13,600 over one year to purchase furnishings and equipment for a new teen drop-in centre in Chapleau. A safe and supervised location for recreational activities will then be provided for youth in the area.Whitefish River First Nation
$75,000 over one year to construct a softball field as a mean to increase physical activity and improve the health of residents of this First Nation community.
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March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2007 76 Hilltop Seniors Woodshop
$18,000 over one year to purchase a central dust-collection system for this seniors' woodworking shop in Sudbury. This will improve the work environment, making it safer and healthier for participants.Banque d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank
$33,000 over one year to hire a volunteer co-ordinator, who will assist the Sudbury Food Bank and its 40 member agencies to better manage their volunteer resources.Blind River Cross Country Ski Club
$7,000 over one year to purchase 25 cross-country ski packages and a secure storage locker, which will increase access to the sport of cross-country skiing and participation in the jackrabbit and biathlon programs.Blue Saints Booster Club
$25,000 over one year to purchase new musical instruments for this Sudbury drum-and-bugle corps, helping it to provide music and movement education for more than 65 youth aged 10 to 21 years.Camp Bickell Inc.
$15,000 over one year to purchase two freighter canoes for this children's camp at Chapman Lake in the Iroquois Falls area. The canoes will be used for eco-camp activities, helping to promote youth leadership and provide healthy outdoor activities.Canadian Red Cross-Sault Ste. Marie & District Branch c/o Canadian Red Cross, Ontario Zone
$11,000 over one year to purchase a surveillance camera system, install an observation window and undertake renovations to improve safety at the branch.The City of Greater Sudbury Sportlink
$56,000 over two years for workshops that will increase the community's capacity to bid on and host sporting events, as well as provide services aimed at increasing participation in sports and recreation in Sudbury.Club Richelieu - Sudbury
$50,000 over one year to complete renovations at the club's Vermillion Lake Camp property. Accessible washrooms and showers will be installed at the facility, which provides a camp experience to over 1,000 people in Sudbury District annually.Cochrane Food Bank
$75,000 over one year toward the costs of a new two-ton truck to deliver food from the Cochrane Food Bank, which operates as a central warehouse/distribution centre for 17 food banks in Northeastern Ontario.Community Living Iroquois Falls/L'Intégration Communautaire
$66,000 over one year to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van that will help transport people with mobility difficulties to day programs, medical appointments, and recreational and social events.Copper Community Theatre Group of Bruce Mines c/o The Corporation of the Town of Bruce Mines
$15,000 over one year to purchase sound and lighting equipment that will help establish this new local theatre group. Volunteerism will be encouraged and arts and cultural activities provided for people of all ages, especially youth.Corporation of the Township of Central Manitoulin
$15,000 over one year toward the cost of developing a park where local youth can skateboard, bike and rollerblade. This will encourage healthy physical recreation in a safe location away from traffic and pedestrians.Espanola Curling Club
$35,200 over one year to purchase a new brine delivery system and a condenser for the club. The new ice-making equipment will help the club continue to provide curling as a healthy winter activity for all ages in the community.The Gore Bay Curling Club Incorporated
$25,000 over six months toward the cost of replacing the existing ice-making plant in this curling club, benefiting curlers from Gore Bay and surrounding communities on Manitoulin Island.Independent Living Resource Centre Corp.-Sudbury
$75,000 over one year to provide computer skills and life-skills training to persons with disabilities, helping to improve the quality of life for this group and providing more opportunities for employment and community engagement.Iroquois Falls Cross Country Ski Club
$11,300 over one year to purchase cross-country ski trail-grooming equipment for the club. The new equipment will save many volunteer hours and result in better and safer trails for skiers.Iroquois Falls Curling Club
$10,000 over one year to purchase a new ice scraper, which will help improve ice quality for curlers and provide safer, more effective equipment for employees and volunteers to use.Les Concerts La Nuit sur l'étang
$94,000 over three years to enhance organizational capacity by hiring a festival director. This will enable more effective recruitment of volunteers, and an increase in partnerships, profile and outreach to the Sudbury community.Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre
$55,000 over one year to provide this railroad heritage centre in Capreol with additional exhibits. The new features will attract additional visitors and tourists, while improving and preserving this unique and educational historical site.Pauline's Place Non-Profit Homes Inc.
$75,000 over two years to assist with the cost of hiring qualified youth workers, which will help this organization continue to provide safe, emergency shelter for homeless youth in Sault Ste. Marie.Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 432
$15,000 over one year to purchase new chairs, tables, dishes and a refrigerator, which will ensure this gathering place is kept safe and comfortable for the many community groups in Massey that use it.Rydal Bank Historical Society
$13,400 over one year for renovations to the Rydal Bank Church, including the construction of a ramp to improve accessibility and the restoration of the stained-glass windows in this heritage structure.Sault Potters Guild Inc.
$10,500 over one year to purchase pottery equipment, which will help to re-establish this crafters guild in Sault Ste. Marie and increase opportunities for children and adults to learn the art of pottery. Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
$30,000 over 18 months to produce a community performance report for use by local decision makers in the not-for-profit sector. The report will guide strategic planning and decision making to improve the quality of life in Sault Ste. Marie.Star Lake Cottagers' Association Inc.
$13,000 over 12 months for improvements to 5.2 km of hiking trails at Star Lake near Timmins. Information panels that describe the flora, fauna, industry and history of the area will be installed at the interpretive centre located at the trail head.Sudbury Branch Navy League of Canada c/o The Navy League of Canada (Ontario Division)
$50,000 over one year to replace the boiler at the Navy League Hall. These renovations will allow the organization to continue providing affordable recreational activities for over 150 youth in Sudbury.Sudbury Laurels Gymnastics Club
$44,600 over one year to purchase additional gymnastics and trampoline equipment, enabling more boys to participate in competitive gymnastics and more girls and boys to participate in competitive trampoline activities.Sudbury Skating Club
$7,000 over one year to purchase instructional equipment, which will allow this club to continue providing safe and affordable skating instruction to over 200 young people aged 3 to 18 years in Sudbury District.Timmins Family YMCA
$15,000 over one year to purchase and install air conditioners in the upper level of this community facility, which will allow it to be used more fully for structured and unstructured physical activity during the summer months.Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury
$20,000 over six months to host the Youth Philanthropist Challenge. The event will help build research, teamwork and time-management skills while increasing volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Sudbury.
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