Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth
2007-2008 March 1July 1November 1
November 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were ratified on March 6, 2008.
Corporation of the Municipality of West Perth
$43,500 over one year toward the overall cost of improving the physical accessibility of the Carnegie Library. An elevator will be installed and fully accessible washrooms constructed for residents of all abilities in West Perth.
Corporation of the Township of Southgate
$31,800 over three months to replace playground equipment in Dundalk's Memorial Park with safe play structures that encourage children to become physically active.
Crime Stoppers of Perth County Inc.
$20,000 over one year for signage and advertising costs in order to promote the organization and encourage community engagement in the reduction of crime in Perth County.
$12,500 over nine months to develop partnerships that promote expanded cultural programs at the Emancipation Festival in Owen Sound. These programs highlight Canadian Black culture, history and education.
Festival Sound Chorus Incorporated
$12,600 over one year to provide music education, purchase equipment and promote the choir in order to increase its skill level and the number of performances offered each year in Perth County.
Four County Labour Market Planning Board
$195,200 over three years to develop an interactive trailer to share information with youth, unemployed, underemployed and employed persons about available career options in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties.
Friends of Hullett
$130,000 over two years for staff, training and equipment to help sustain native warm-season grass environments through prescribed burns. Local volunteer resources will be developed to help build community capacity in Huron and Perth counties.
The Georgian Triangle Earth Day Celebrations
$25,500 over 20 months to create and carry out a program of environmentally-focused activities, for Earth Day for youth in Grey and Bruce counties.
Grey Bruce Children's Alliance c/o Bruce County Children's Aid Society
$77,400 over two years to involve human and social service organizations in community planning projects. Comprehensive and integrated services and supports for children, youth and families in Grey and Bruce counties will then be enhanced.
Healthy Headwaters Initiative c/o Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation
$165,000 over three years to co-ordinate the restoration of wetland habitat in Huron and Middlesex counties and educate landowners on the importance of that habitat. Another OTF grant will support this activity.
Hepworth Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 586
$39,200 over one year to renovate the kitchen and remove access barriers in the Legion hall, which will increase programs and services offered in Hepworth and make them more accessible to people of all abilities.
Huron Friends of the Community Food Bank Resource Centre
$15,000 over one year to install a main entrance ramp, create a fully accessible washroom and adjust interior walls. These upgrades will help to develop a youth resource centre that is accessible to people of all abilities in Clinton.
Lewis Park Revitalization c/o Ripley & District Lions Club Inc.
$48,000 over eight months to revitalize Lewis Park in Ripley and replace playground equipment with accessible and safe play structures. Improvements will encourage children of all abilities to become physically active.
Mildmay & District Lions Club
$33,800 over ten months to install walking trails and footbridges in Mildmay Lion's Wilderness Park to restore this natural area and provide a safe access point to the Bruce County Rail Trail.
The Monkton Curling Club
$5,600 over one year to purchase equipment in order to improve the quality of the ice surface and provide opportunities for youth to participate in the sport.
Ontario Native Literacy Coalition
$26,400 over six months to develop a model for a social community enterprise that will help to enhance the organizational capacity of this native literacy coalition located in Owen Sound.
Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum
$15,000 over one year to upgrade the electrical system and install proper lighting at the Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum. These will ensure better safety and improve the learning environment for museum visitors.
Sara's Place c/o Kiwanis Club of Stratford, Inc.
$46,000 over two years for a resource development assistant to deliver training to volunteers and staff. Funding will help to build the capacity of the organization to deliver a broad range of programs and services to teenage mothers.
Seaforth ON Chapter, SPEBSQSA, Inc.
$28,900 over one year for leadership training and equipment to build the capacity of this local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Membership will increase and additional performances will be offered throughout the Huron community.
Southampton Tennis Club
$15,000 over one year to undertake building upgrades which will maintain the structural integrity of this well-used Southampton facility and to ensure that youth programs remain viable.
Town of the Blue Mountains
$55,000 over one year to make the main entrance and washrooms in Ravenna Community Hall fully accessible, increasing its comfort and enabling greater community recreational use for people of all abilities.
Trout Creek Collaborative c/o Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
$28,200 over one year to conduct community consultations and implement a community-based watershed strategy for the Trout Creek watershed in Perth County. Another OTF grant will support this activity in Oxford County.
Western Ontario Athletic Association
$33,700 over one year for a lift, ramp and automatic doors to make the association's building in Wingham fully accessible. Volunteers of all abilities will then be able to participate in sports-related meetings and training sessions.
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July 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were ratified on November 1, 2007
Ad hoc Committee to Renovate Lucknow Community Centre c/o Lions Club of Lucknow
$50,000 over nine months to make the entrance to the Lucknow Community Centre fully accessible and improve energy efficiency to increase comfort and community usage.
Big Brothers & Sisters of Stratford and District
$79,700 over two years to build the capacity of the organization, expand its resource base and implement a fundraising plan in order to deliver a broad range of programs and services for children and youth.
Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living
$30,000 over one year to purchase and install a commercial lift in the Wiarton facility, which will improve the accessibility of the group home's basement level for programs open to the community.
$52,800 over one year to install an alternative septic system and water filtration system in Kimbercote's Community Conference Centre. Environmental education programs about greener technology and alternative septic systems will also be provided.
The Corporation of the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
$23,500 over one year to build a safe playground area at Allenford Community Park in order to promote physical activity for all children.
The Corporation of the Municipality of West Grey
$50,000 over one year to upgrade the heating and ventilation system at the Neustadt Community Centre and improve the energy efficiency and comfort of the facility for recreational and cultural activities.
Durham Curling Club
$46,400 for new equipment to improve the efficiency and comfort of this well-used facility. The upgrades will increase its capacity to involve Durham community members of all ages in healthy physical activity through the sport of curling.
Formosa and District Lions Club
$32,200 over six months to replace playground equipment at the Formosa Lions/Lioness Park with accessible, safe play structures that encourage children of all abilities to become physically active.
Huron County Child Abuse Prevention Committee
$67,800 over two years to develop, implement and evaluate the Rural Father Involvement pilot, a community-based project to prevent child abuse and neglect in Huron County.
Lions Club of Meaford
$15,000 over six months to repair and rebuild the skateboard park in Meaford, helping to encourage more youth to utilize this designated space for physical activity.
Partners in Process Equine Learning Center
$50,000 over six months to make capital improvements to the Owen Sound facility. It will then be able to provide better equine-assisted programs for youth within the Youth Justice System and to children, youth and young adults at risk.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183
$15,000 over six months to renovate both main-level washrooms in the Kincardine Legion Hall, making them more accessible and family friendly, thereby increasing community participation and usage of the Hall.
Saugeen Economic Development Corporation
$43,800 over three years to develop and implement a strategy that promotes Bruce County food producers, retailers and caterers at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and other community venues.
Stratford and Area Basketball c/o Basketball Ontario
$12,600 over one year to purchase shot clocks and help the club implement international Basketball Federation rules and conform to Basketball Ontario standards at the community level.
Stratford Civic Orchestra
$50,700 over two years to develop and implement a marketing campaign in order to strengthen the presence of the orchestra in the community and increase public attendance at concerts.
Teeswater-Culross History Book Committee c/o Teeswater Lions Club
$15,000 over eight months toward publication costs of an extensive history book that highlights the past 150 years in the Teeswater-Culross community and helps to increase residents' knowledge of their heritage.
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
$40,000 over one year to resurface the tennis courts and expand the baseball diamond in Bluewater Park. Upgrades to these well-used facilities will increase opportunities for citizens to participate in sports and recreational activities.
Township of Huron-Kinloss
$45,000 over six months for renovations that include a new entrance and main floor washrooms to make Lucknow Library fully accessible to people of all abilities in the community.
West Perth/Mitchell Kinette Playground Project c/o Municipality of West Perth
$35,000 over one year to purchase and install new playground equipment in the community park in order to create a safe play space and promote physical activity for community children.
March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2007Allenford Curling Club
$37,500 over six months to undertake building upgrades that will reduce electricity consumption and costs. The improvements will help to ensure that operations of this extensively used community facility remain viable.
Bayfield International Croquet Club (BICC)
$13,000 over one year to purchase and install an irrigation system to help convert a former gravel pit into courts for international croquet. Both permanent and summer residents will then be provided with healthy outdoor activities for all ages.
Brussels Flying Club
$12,500 over six months to upgrade and refurbish aging airplane equipment. Funding will improve safety and help ensure that aeronautical volunteers continue to encourage youth and other Huron County community members who are interested in flying.
Carolinian Canada Coalition and Thames Canadian Heritage River Committee Collaborative c/o Carolinian Canada Coalition
$10,000 over one year to publish the Thames Watershed Landscape Guide, a comprehensive description of the natural heritage and history of the Thames watershed. (Additional grants of $10,000 to Essex, Kent and Lambton area and $15,000 to Thames Valley will support this activity.)
Corporation of the Township of Howick
$42,500 over one year to upgrade the outdoor pool change house and deck in Gorrie. The pool serves the entire population of the amalgamated communities and the upgrades will make the facility safer and more accessible.
Dublin Lions and DDAA Collaborative c/o The Lions Club of Dublin and District Inc.
$35,000 over six months to upgrade the playground in the village of Dublin with accessible equipment for use by children and visitors. Safety will improve and enjoyment and activity will be provided for children of all abilities in the community.
Elma-Logan Minor Hockey
$39,200 over one year for coaches training, skill development clinics and upgrades to the Elma-Logan Arena equipment. These enhancements will help increase participation in physical activity and ensure the sport of hockey is affordable for youth.
G & B House
$15,000 over one year to purchase and install an exterior commercial wheelchair lift. Accessibility of the front entrance of this Owen Sound residential support and treatment facility will then be improved for residents and visitors of all abilities.
Georgian Bay Concert Choir
$22,000 over one year to increase the capacity of this Grey-Bruce choral group by hiring a general manager. Membership, donations and community profile will increase, and a special concert in honour of its 35th anniversary will be undertaken.
Georgian Bay Folk Society
$14,000 to purchase new equipment that will enhance the organization's capacity to support over 600 volunteers, performers and staff in producing quality programming for the Summerfolk Festival, schools and other events in Grey and Bruce counties.
Grey Bruce Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee c/o Children's Aid Society of Owen Sound and the County of Grey
$33,500 over eight months for conference costs and follow-up. The event will bring together organizations, community leaders and youth to develop better cross-cultural understanding and strategies for a more inclusive Grey-Bruce community.
Hanover Lawn Bowling Inc.
$7,500 to purchase a lawn mower and roller, which will help this club continue maintaining its greens for members to use in healthy, outdoor activity and for various tournaments that attract hundreds of visitors each year.
Listowel Agricultural Society
$28,000 over one year to undertake repairs and renovations to the Agriculture Hall in Listowel, which will ensure its safety and increase its usage by the community.
Lucknow 2008 History Book Committee c/o Lucknow Kinettes
$11,000 over one year to help produce an extensive community history book as part of the celebration of Lucknow's 150th reunion in 2008.
Maitland Trail Association
$9,400 over one year to update the Maitland Trail guidebook, incorporating the use of GPS technology in order to promote the trail and increase its usage.
Markdale Chamber of Commerce
$41,600 over one year to build the volunteer infrastructure and support not-for-profit organizations and new or existing cultural events throughout the Municipality of Grey Highlands.
Maxwell Seniors Young at Heart Club #772 c/o The United Seniors Citizens of Ontario
$15,000 over six months to construct a fully accessible washroom in the club facility. Seniors and community members of all abilities will be better able to participate in recreational and cultural activities in this well-used community centre.
Monkton World's Invitational Fastball Tournament Inc.
$23,500 over one year for training resources and equipment, and to upgrade the second ball diamond in Monkton. These improvements will increase tournament attendance and expand opportunities for children and youth to be physically active.
Owen Sound Celtic Society
$45,000 over two years to build the capacity of the festival with increased volunteers, memberships and income. Year-round programming will be enhanced and community participation and support expanded.
Paisley Curling Club Inc.
$7,500 over six months to purchase an ice scraper and nipper, which will improve ice conditions and enhance the club's ability to host high level events.
Parkinson Society of Canada, Southwestern Ontario Region c/o Parkinson Society of Canada
$60,000 over three years for community development programs for people with Parkinson's disease in Grey, Bruce and Perth counties. (Additional grants of $75,000 to Essex, Kent and Lambton area and $75,000 to Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin area will support this activity.)
Perth County Transition Home for Women
$23,500 over eight months to determine the needs of women and children who are or have been victims of abuse. The public will then be engaged in a discussion about how to meet the identified needs based on the recommendations being made.
Reading Rescue c/o Participation Lodge - Grey Bruce
$16,500 over one year to purchase materials and obtain staffing. These resources are needed to meet the demand for this unique literacy program for children and adults with learning disabilities in Grey and Bruce counties.
The Royal Canadian Legion (Paisley) Branch #295
$10,800 over six months to upgrade this heritage building and make accessibility improvements to its exterior doors. Renovations will ensure the facility's continued use by the Legion, community groups, families and others in the community.
Saugeen First Nation
$20,000 over one year for an accessible, compostable washroom at the Saugeen First Nation Amphitheatre. More people will be then able to participate in cultural workshops, camps and rental activities and environmental stewardship will improve.
Saugeen Railtrail Association
$20,000 over one year to improve the safety and accessibility of a major trails system. A natural area in Southampton that serves as a memorial of two trainmen who died during Hurricane Hazel in 1954 will also be restored.
Southampton Lawn Bowling Club c/o Ontario Lawn Bowls Association
$7,300 over six months toward the purchase of equipment that will ensure playing greens are properly maintained. The membership of this club will then be able to continue engaging in healthy physical activity.
Southgate Public Interest Research Group
$12,000 over 18 months to increase community engagement and dialogue on environmental and economic issues by funding the production and distribution of 10 issues of the group's newsletter, Common Ground.
Spokes Collaborative c/o Huron Business Development Corporation
$63,500 over one year to expand a very successful Huron-Perth on-line learning information tool into Grey and Bruce counties as a test for possible further expansion to other rural areas.
Stratford Artists Alliance
$14,500 over six months to purchase welding equipment, which will allow professional artists to offer affordable courses in artistic welding to community members wishing to produce their own art or work in the production arts, theatre or television.
Sweet Adelines International Bluewater Chorus
$8,500 over one year to build the capacity of this organization, helping it to retain and increase membership and undertake additional performances throughout the Grey-Bruce community.
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