November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of
Directors on March 6, 2009
$112,500 over three years to enhance the capacity of the
Actors Theatre of Windsor through the employment of a full-time artistic
Barn Again - Historic Barn Renewal, John R. Park Homestead
Conservation Area c/o Lions Club of Kingsville
$74,600 over one year
to enhance the John R. Park Homestead through the preservation of two historic
Big Sister Association of Sarnia-Lambton
$62,700 over two years to officially launch the Go
Girls mentoring program to several schools across Sarnia-Lambton, as well as
offer the program to existing Little Sisters.
Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society
over one year to retrofit an existing building into a fully accessible and
barrier-free washroom facility, enhancing the Harrow fairgrounds for better
comfort and use by people of all abilities.
Corporation of the Town of Petrolia
$39,600 over one year
to install a fire-sprinkler system in the Petrolia heritage library building,
which will help to minimize damage to this historical structure in the event of
Delaware Nation Council, Moravian of the Thames First
$180,400 over three years for equipment and a language
technician to help develop a Delaware language program. The four remaining
elders who are fluent in Lenape will be recorded and language learning resources
will be developed.
Erie North Shore Basketball
$11,500 over one year to
enhance the capacity of the Kingsville league through the purchase of equipment
for a new instructional program for children aged 5 to 8 years.
Essex County Associated Growers
$1,800 over one year to
enhance the capacity of the organization through the purchase of a computer,
which will enable it to maintain and enhance its website as a source of public
information about the fruits and vegetables grown in Essex County.
Fort Malden Guild of Arts & Crafts
$27,700 over one
year to restore the floor joists and underlying structure of the 112-year-old
historic Michigan Central Railroad station in Amherstburg. The building houses
an art gallery that provides arts and cultural activities to the community.
Grand Bend Community Foundation
$24,400 over one year to
increase awareness of environmental issues impacting the region through the
development of an environmental festival.
J.G. Taylor Community Centre Inc.
$73,400 over one year
to renovate the existing kitchen at the centre in Chatham. It will then be used
as a community teaching kitchen to help adults learn the importance of fresh
foods and how to prepare healthy, wholesome meals for their families.
Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club
$9,000 over one
year to purchase an enclosed cargo trailer, barbeque and food-service equipment
to safely and conveniently transport supplies to community events and activities
in order to generate revenues to support youth programming.
Lambton County Developmental Services
$75,000 over one
year to fund accessibility improvements and install new windows in the Olde Post
Office in Petrolia. The upgrades will create a space for people with
developmental disabilities to participate in social enterprise projects.
Leamington Cougars Basketball Association
$8,000 over one
year to purchase equipment, rent space and promote the expanded program, which
will provide more opportunities for children aged 6 to 14 years in the community
to participate in basketball.
Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex
$50,700 over one year to enhance the organization by funding
programs that will address gaps and expand services for people with learning
Mnaasged Child and Family Services
$20,000 over one year
to further consult with seven First Nations communities about the development of
a network of potential foster families for children in need. (Another OTF grant
will support this activity)
New Horizons for Youth (Windsor)
$12,000 over two years
to expand programming and provide outings for inner-city children aged 8 to 14
years, helping to broaden their understanding and respect for other
North American Black Historical Museum & Cultural Centre,
$76,800 over two years to help retain an executive director and
purchase equipment. The organization will then be able to make more effective
presentations to educate audiences and recruit volunteers in the Amherstburg
Phoenix Wholistic Health Centre
$74,300 over one year to
relocate the Challenges for Success Ropes Course site to a more suitable
environment and purchase new equipment so more youth in Essex County can
participate in this program that promotes physical and emotional health.
Réseau des femmes du sud de l'Ontario
$7,800 over one year to buy books, DVDs, CDs and
audiovisual equipment, which will help the organization complete its library of
French-language resources and facilitate support for Francophone women in the
Riverside Figure Skating Club
$10,000 over one year to
purchase skates for a SkateShare program, and stay with the club to be available
for participants who can't afford to buy skates and therefore would be unable to
Sandwich Community Health Centre Inc.
$14,400 over one
year for renovations to create a safe, more ergonomically sound space for
seniors and clients and staff with disabilities, and to purchase equipment to
deliver smoking prevention and cessation education to youth in Windsor.
Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation
over one year to continue to provide the Lambton MainStreet Players, a student
entertainment group that promotes small, rural downtown communities during
summer months by presenting free musical productions.
Sarnia-Lambton Community Concerns for the Medically
$15,000 over one year toward the total cost of an outdoor
recreation centre for medically fragile young adults. The centre will provide
opportunities for people with disabilities to develop physical strength and
Shores of Erie International Wine Festival
one year to enhance tourism opportunities, develop volunteer programs and reduce
operating expenses by creating a part-time volunteer co-ordinator position and
Thames Horizon Shuffle Club
$14,900 over one year to
purchase 10 portable deluxe rollout shufflecourts, which will allow activities
to continue at this, the only shuffle club in Chatham-Kent.
United Way of Sarnia-Lambton
$106,800 over three years
for a program co-ordinator who will help to implement the Sarnia-Lambton Drug
Strategy by developing and delivering the programs and services required to
address the strategy's recommendations
Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association
$13,100 over six
months to purchase goalie equipment to meet the new safety standards set by
Ontario Lacrosse Association.
Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers Inc.
one year to purchase 10,000 lanyards for distribution to secondary-school and
university students during presentations by police and event co-ordinators
designed to heighten awareness of the Crime Stoppers program.
Windsor Lifeline Outreach Inc.
$52,700 over one year to
purchase new equipment, including a cooler/freezer and forklift, that will
replace aging and under performing equipment in this food and clothing bank.
Windsor Pride Community
$105,000 over two years to
increase the capacity of the organization by hiring staff to build
infrastructure, initiate a strategic planning process and stabilize this
organization that promotes acceptance and celebrates the LGBTT community.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
October 30, 2008
Youth Centre Optimist Club
$94,500 over two years for a
co-ordinator, expenses and computer costs to maintain operations at this centre
that provides rural youth with activities and educational programs.
Brooke Alvinston Skating
$5,800 over one year to purchase team uniforms for youth
competing in synchronized skating at a provincial level. This will enable club
fees to remain stable so more youth can participate in this healthy form of
Centre francophone pour immigrants de Windsor
$5,100 to purchase equipment to set up a minicomputer lab.
This will be used as a homework club facility for children and will help
newcomers acquire valuable computer literacy skills.
A Community Affair, Practice Sun Safety
Everywhere Initiative c/o Riverside Optimist Club
$75,000 over one
year for displays, brochures and research to deliver Where's The Shade? This
initiative will increase awareness and knowledge of sun safety and skincancer
prevention in Essex, Kent and Lambton counties.
Community Gathering Centre c/o Corporation of
the Township of Pelee
$7,300 to purchase tables and chairs for the
Legion hall, which will improve the capacity of this small community meeting
place to host municipal and community events.
Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex
$12,000 over one year for advertising, design fees and
printing to launch a public awareness campaign. This will increase awareness of
the centre's services and reach isolated members in the community.
Essex and Community Historical Research
$36,700 over one year to purchase archiving and
computer equipment. This will help the organization catalogue and classify
materials and develop this resource centre for the entire community to
Essex County Chinese Canadian
$75,000 over one year for drywall, electrical, plumbing
and heating/cooling systems. The organization will be better able to accommodate
more participants in social, active and educational programs.
Go For Health c/o YMCA of Windsor-Essex
$130,000 over two years for staff, communications and
administration to support the Go For Health initiative. The program is committed
to promoting health and reducing the high rate of chronic disease among
residents in the community.
The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County
$165,000 over three years for staff, materials and website
design. These will help implement the organization's communications plan,
effectively educating the community about the full range of care and support
Pelee Island Community
$46,000 over one year to install a septic system and accessible
washroom in a facility shared by three community groups. This will facilitate
program delivery, encouraging local artists and community interest and
appreciation of the arts.
Rose City Athletic
$52,200 over two years for instructors and materials to
deliver the Akido Youth Empowerment and Safety (YES) program to local community
agencies. This will help to reduce bullying and violence among youth in
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 18 -
$25,000 over one year toward the cost of installing an
elevator in the Legion hall. This will allow access to all areas of the building
for people of all abilities, especially seniors and veterans participating in
social and recreation programs.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 338 -
$15,000 over one year to replace ceiling tiles, refinish the
hall's exterior and landscape the cenotaph. These repairs will make the property
a more welcoming and safer environment, encouraging greater use of the facility
by members and the community.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 403 - Pelee
$59,400 over one year for a new septic system, replace floor
and folding door, and install a new exhaust system in the hall's kitchen. The
legion will be able to continue to host groups and volunteer activities in the
only meeting space in the area.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 635 -
$12,000 over one year to replace the roof of this rural
Legion hall. This will help ensure that it continues to be safe and available
for use by its members and the community.
Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre
$115,000 over two years for a co-ordinator, printing
and French translation expenses to offer the Knowledge is Power project. This
program teaches awareness and safety around sexual assault to community
Union Culturelle des Franco-Ontariennes
(UFCO), Place du Partage, Place Concorde, Centre Communautaire de Chatham-Kent
Girouette a/s Carrefour des Femmes du Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario
$25,600 over one year for staff and workshops to offer four
culturally sensitive meeting circles for Francophone women at risk of domestic
violence in London, Chatham and Windsor. (Another OTF grant will support this
United Way of Chatham-Kent
over one year to hire a part-time co-ordinator who will promote local food
security and develop a sustainability plan for the Food Link Chatham-Kent
Community Gardens Program.
Victim Services of Sarnia -
$3,500 over six months to purchase equipment and supplies
that will be used to create durable, secure and easily recognizable
photo-identification badges for the organization's volunteers, board members and
Victorian Order of Nurses Chatham-Kent,
Ontario Branch c/o VON Canada - Ontario Branch
$142,600 over two
years for two community relations co-ordinators who will implement a
marketing/promotion and volunteer recruitment strategy. These programs will
increase volunteers and awareness of VON programs and services in small
Windsor Endowment for the Arts
over eight months to retain the services of a development consultant and provide
board training. Strategic priorities and operational goals will be set to
support the long-term direction and future of the organization.
Windsor Essex Community
$56,600 over two years for a new grants and
communications co-ordinator position. This will help to increase the
organization's grantmaking capacity, creating awareness of its services and a
higher profile in the community.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 26,
Adult Language and Learning
$57,500 over one year for
renovations to the centre's washrooms and work areas. These will make the
facility fully accessible to newcomers and people of all abilities who need
settlement services in the Chatham area.
Art Gallery of Windsor
$150,000 over one year to upgrade
the facility's heating and ventilation systems. Energy efficiency and water
consumption will improve, ensuring the museum retains its Class A rating as it
promotes and delivers art to the public.
$75,000 over one year for artist
fees, equipment and a trailer to host a three-day fire-sculpting festival in the
Town of LaSalle. Fire awareness education will also be taught as the community
is presented with a new art form.
Blenheim-Kent Golden Eagles Gymnastic Club
one year toward the purchase of a quality, safe gymnastics training floor. The
new floor will improve safety, extend the facility's lifespan and enhance
gymnastics as recreation for 500 children in the area.
Boys and Girls Club of Windsor and Essex County
over one year to enhance this community program through the purchase of
computers, furniture and equipment for after-school programs that benefit
children who are disadvantaged.
Chatham Camera Club c/o Canadian
Association for Photographic Art
$14,000 over one year to purchase
photographic equipment to be used for competitions, editing workshops and
exhibits. The equipment will further increase membership and help promote the
enjoyment of photography in the community.
Chatham Masonic Temple Association Inc.
$36,300 over one
year to renovate the Masonic Hall, thereby preserving the building for use by
the community and members and making it more energy efficient and
Chatham-Kent Safe Communities c/o Safe Communities
$20,000 over one year to develop a comprehensive resource
of injury prevention programs and contact information. This resource will be
available in Chatham-Kent and distributed free in various formats, including
hard copy and on-line.
Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum Inc.
over one year to install three sun canopies that will enhance visitor comfort
and replace the engines steam boilers with alternative energy-efficient and more
economical mechanical operating systems.
Family Service Windsor-Essex County
$5,000 to research
programs to support children and their parents through the process of separation
and divorce utilizing proven strategies.
Goodwill Industries, Essex, Kent, Lambton
one year to help fund a cube truck. The new vehicle will ensure donations
continue to be picked up and that the organization can continue providing
services to the community.
Harmony for Youth Inc.
$12,000 over one year to purchase
hand bells that will be used to provide an instrumental program to youth with
learning disabilities in the Sarnia area.
Inn of the Good Shepherd (Sarnia) Inc.
$40,000 over one
year to purchase furnishings for a new facility. These will house a 25-bed
emergency shelter and support program that assists people who are homeless,
unemployed or working poor.
Lambton County Science Fair
$10,400 over one year to
increase participation in the Lambton County Science Fair. A marketing plan will
be developed to increase awareness of the fair in the community and in more than
50 schools throughout Lambton and Kent counties.
Lawrence House Centre for the Arts
$135,900 over two
years to research, develop and present a processional theatre program in Lambton
County. A band of marching troubadours will cross the city of Sarnia presenting
Maynard Avian Rehabilitation Centre
$24,000 over one year
for equipment, building upgrades and a part-time co-ordinator. These
enhancements will help attract volunteers and increase the organization's
capacity to promote wildlife rehabilitation activities in the community.
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
over one year for reports, meetings and a co-ordinator. A program may then be
launched that will raise awareness of health concerns related to environmental,
workplace and personal chemical exposures in Essex
Outdoor Sports Field Fencing Project c/o Leamington
Minor Soccer Association
$75,000 over one year to enhance the new
soccer facility through the installation of fencing. This will improve safety
for over 700 children and youth who participate in this healthy form of
Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO)
$87,000 over two
years for educational materials, camping equipment and an executive director to
increase the observatory's operational capacity. Fundraising activities and
educational programs will expand to enable research to continue.
Points Eagle Radio Inc.
$44,000 over one year for
furniture and renovations to create office space in the station's existing
building. New staff positions may then be accommodated as this First Nation
radio station expands into a larger market in Sarnia.
Premier Baseball Diamond Project c/o Amherstburg Minor Baseball
$75,000 over one year to construct an all-inclusive
premier baseball diamond at Larry Bauer Park. The new structure will increase
participation and allow more tournament play to take place.
Prism Centre for Audiology and Children's
$111,000 over two years for a program co-ordinator
who will help develop resources to support youth with developmental disabilities
in Chatham-Kent. The recreational programs will help youth make the transition
Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society - Windsor Chapter c/o
Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society
$15,000 over one
year to complete cosmetic restoration of a heritage locomotive located on the
waterfront in Windsor.
Spirit of Windsor Youth Band
$6,600 over one year to
provide new uniforms for the youth marching band. These will enhance the
capacity of the organization to attract new members.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
$64,000 over three
years to grow the Sarnia Greekfest into a regional event. A project co-ordinator
will be hired and capital purchases and improvements made to help ensure the
long-term viability of the event.
Windsor Community Concert Band Inc.
$31,000 over one year
for theatre rentals, music supplies, promotion and office space to assist the
group in delivering shows and concerts to the community in 2008.
Windsor Essex County Festival Network
$113,400 over two
years for staffing and upgrades to office equipment. Improvements will help to
build the capacity of the network so it can better serve its members and
increase tourism in Essex County.
Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association
over three years for staffing and renovations to implement new programs for
youth at risk. Programming for out-patient therapy in conjunction with a local
mental-health program will also continue.
Windsor International Film Festival
$121,000 over three
years to enhance the capacity of the organization through increased fundraising
activities and volunteer recruitment, specifically in diverse cultures.
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