Community Capital Fund

2011


Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention
$49,600 over one year to add office and storage space, and install new doors and a security system in order to increase the capacity of this Toronto-based organization to provide counseling and AIDS prevention programming in a safe and confidential environment.

Catholic Family Services Peel Dufferin
$310,400 over one year to retrofit a Brampton building as a single stop for families and individuals impacted by violence and abuse. The Centre will offer counselling in 12 languages, interpretation services in 100 languages, newcomer assistance and specialized programs serving Peel Region's South Asian communities.

Dejinta Beesha (Somali Multi Service Centre)
$409,100 over one year to build designated office and programming space for organizations serving Somali and other East African communities, as well as a range of newcomer communities, in the Rexdale area in Toronto.

J. H. Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
$324,200 over one year to provide additional classroom and counseling space for this Toronto-based organization in response to the growing needs of newcomer professionals seeking certification in their chosen occupation.

Northern Lights Educational Services
$182,100* over one year to carry-out renovations and energy efficiencies to this community cultural space in west end Ottawa serving a number of newcomer communities, including those of Turkish origin. The renovations will make the space fully accessible and increase the ability to offer such services as language and job search training.

Parya Trillium Foundation
$439,200 over one year to retrofit this organization's Markham building This office building will be transformed into an energy-efficient community centre hosting educational, social, cultural, artistic and recreational activities for youth, women, newcomers and seniors for York Region's Farsi-speaking community and the community at large.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
$324,000 over one year to renovate space at this West End Ottawa organization to allow enhanced services for culturally-diverse communities, including Somali, Haitian and Arab-speaking populations. The renovations will also increase access for people with physical disabilities and provide more secure space for after-hours programming.

Sampradaya Dance Creations
$233,800 over one year to expand the performance and training spaces of this important South Asian dance company in order to increase opportunities for emerging and mature dance and performance artists to work together in Halton-Peel.

Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre
$500,000 over one year to build a 10,000 square foot addition to this Markham cultural centre serving the Hindu and broader Indian community of the Greater Toronto Area. The space will include classrooms for youth and seniors, youth/seniors drop-in centre, library, computer labs, indoor gymnasium and kitchen facilities.

The Church of Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius
$500,000 over one year to build a seniors recreation and wellness centre for the Arabic-speaking community in the Greater Toronto Area and Dufferin County as well as the broader Dufferin seniors community. The centre will be an addition to an existing retreat centre in Orangeville.

Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre
$200,000 over two years to renovate an existing structure to meet building codes and provide a more welcoming, accessible, safe facility serving newcomers to the Niagara region.


*$182,100 represents the approved grant amount for Northern Lights. Subsequent to approval, the scope of the initiative was reduced, thereby lowering the overall project cost. As a result, the grant amount was scaled back to $109,600.