Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth

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November 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 3, 2011

Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$35,900 over one year to pilot a youth-led Dark Skies light conservation project in Tobermory to increase citizen awareness and reduce light pollution in the Bruce Peninsula region.

Community Living St. Marys and Area, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$62,400 over two years to implement a collaborative approach to building family networks and supportive learning groups for persons with developmental disabilities and their families in Perth County.

Durham Curling Club 
$60,000 over one year to enhance the facilities of the Durham Curling Club to enhance opportunities for increased physical activity. Improvements include upgrading the brine header, rink piping and insulation for the rink operations.

Gallery Stratford 
$13,600 over one year to install interactive computer stations, which will reduce barriers to art information and enhance visitors' experience. LED lamps and fixtures will also be installed to improve the energy efficiency of the gallery.

Goderich Columbus Club 
$44,000 over one year to complete upgrades to the existing washrooms to enhance energy efficiency and accessibility. These hands-free improvements will benefit those with reduced dexterity and limited mobility.

Howick Agricultural Society 
$34,500 over three years to create a sustainable farmers' market to enhance access to locally grown food and increase tourism to Howick Township within Huron County.

Huron Manufacturing Association Inc. 
$1,300 over one year to boost the economic health of Huron County by providing workshops that will improve innovation skills among participants in Clinton, Wingham, Exeter and Goderich.

Menesetung Bridge Association Incorporated 
$51,700 over one year to repair piers that support a 695-foot converted railway bridge over the Maitland River which connects two large walking trail systems in Huron County.

Milverton Agricultural Society 
$63,500 over one year to renovate the interior of the Milverton Fairgrounds building with a fully functioning kitchen facility and accessible washrooms to accommodate all users, especially those with mobility limitations.

Municipality of Grey Highlands 
$51,700 over one year to install accessible shelving, high-visibility signage, assistive technology devices and computer software in the Flesherton, Markdale and Kimberley library branches to provide better service to all patrons.

Municipality of Morris-Turnberry 
$15,000 over one year to publish the book "A Harvest of Memories from Morris-Turnberry" to increase residents' knowledge of their heritage and the local history. The book will be publicly available through area schools, libraries and historical and genealogical societies.

Municipality of West Perth, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$28,000 over one year to replace unsafe swings with an accessible pavilion with picnic tables and park benches in order to provide a safe, barrier-free environment for people of all ages and abilities at Mitchell Lions Park.

Perth County Information Network 
$12,000 over one year to develop a plan for strengthening the organization's ability to expand its membership and the scope of services to all communities in Perth County.

Purple Valley Women's Institute 
$14,600 over one year to replace water systems, floors and the picnic shelter at the Purple Valley Community Hall in Wiarton to improve current conditions and broaden community use of this popular gathering place.

Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron Inc. 
$38,800 over one year to complete a comprehensive master plan for a sustainable community food centre.  This social enterprise will be located in Clinton.

SaubleGuitarFest Cultural Services Inc. 
$10,000 over two years to promote this four-day festival of classical guitar music in Sauble Beach and enhance community awareness of music education.

St. Columban Soccer Club 
$50,000 over one year to complete an addition to the existing clubhouse, increasing space and ensuring accessibility for all users of this facility and its adjacent sports fields.

St. Lawrence Lodge No. 131 
$13,600 over one year to share the history of Freemasonry through the creation of a large informational exhibit. It will initially be displayed at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre to increase knowledge of local heritage, then loaned out to other communities in Ontario.

Stratford / Perth Shelter Link 
$56,800 over two years to increase public awareness and community partnerships that will reduce youth homelessness in Perth County.

The Owen Sound Artists' Co-operative Incorporated 
$103,800 over four years to provide a range of opportunities for rural youth in Grey and Bruce counties to develop creative skills within a variety of art and crafts areas that are not currently offered within the school curriculum.

Town of Saugeen Shores, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$15,000 over one year to improve the safety of the Saugeen Shores Lawn Bowling Club facilities on the occasion of its 100th anniversary and to purchase equipment for children and youth to increase their participation in the sport of lawn bowling.

Victim Services of Huron County 
$32,500 over three years to develop a rural domestic violence emergency response program to enhance the safety and protection of local families identified as high risk.

Wiarton Propeller Club 
$86,300 over three years to establish a youth centre that will provide programs and a safe supportive environment to local rural youth aged 12 to 19.

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July 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 28, 2010 

Alzheimer Society of Huron County Inc.
$74,000 over two years to provide community outreach services to enhance the volunteer companion program for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and to develop volunteer information ambassadors in six rural communities within Huron County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron, as lead organization on this collaborative
$47,800 over two years to build the capacity of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron and North Huron to deliver a broad range of programs and services for children and youth in Huron County.

Bruce Coast Lighthouse Partners
$8,000 over one year to develop a plan for strengthening the organization's ability to promote member lighthouses for the next five years.

Community Foundation Grey Bruce
$35,100 over one year to implement a marketing and promotional campaign to further awareness of the foundation and double the Permanent Endowed Funds by 2013. This will allow an increase in the number of grants and amounts available to local charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Living-Central Huron
$17,000 over one year to develop a website for increased access to local information on available emergency and planned short-term respite care for children, youth and adults in Huron Country.

Dundalk Lawn Bowling Club
$7,000 over one year to purchase a new greens mower that will provide an excellent bowling surface for local residents who enjoy the outdoor sport of lawn bowling. The new mower will replace the club's current 20-year-old equipment and be more environmentally friendly.

First Baptist Church Thornbury
$21,400 over one year to renovate the kitchen in the church hall. Nutrition programs, such as congregate dining and a community kitchen, will then be offered for local older adults at risk of isolation and poor nutrition. The hall will also be offered for use by other community groups.

Grey Bruce Palliative Care Hospice Association Inc.
$31,200 over 18 months to pilot a rural model of respite palliative care at The Dove Loft in Owen Sound. With trained volunteers, infrastructure and community partnerships in place, individuals with life-threatening illness can stay for short periods of time to provide their caregivers with needed respite.

Highlands Community Co-operative Inc.
$30,000 over one year to hire a leadership coordinator and partnership facilitator to help volunteer leaders build cooperation across communities and break down barriers. The leaders will create new ways of responding to issues, needs and challenges in Feversham, Maxwell, Priceville, Flesherton, Kimberley, Rocklyn, Eugenia and Markdale.

Holland Centre & Williamsford District Lions Club
$25,700 over one year to outfit the kitchen in the new Williamsford Community Centre with new appliances and equipment that meet current health and safety standards. This will increase use of the facility by community groups and generate rental income to sustain the only community space serving approximately 750 residents.

Kincardine Summer Music Festival Inc.
$45,000 over three years to build organizational capacity by hiring a general manager who will enhance the summer festival concerts series and reach out to local community members to attract more youth and volunteers.

Midwestern Adult Day Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$9,200 over one year to produce and distribute a short informational video and online ad to increase public awareness of adult day programs. These two information items will be created to reach seniors, adults with special needs, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public in Southwestern Ontario. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

Municipality of Grey Highlands
$24,300 over one year to provide an accessible entrance and washrooms in the Euphrasia Memorial Community Centre located in Rocklyn. The barrier-free features will improve independent access to programs and services for people with limited mobility and ensure they retain their dignity when at the community centre.

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled
$53,800 over one year to increase accessibility of portable structures containing classrooms, training space, quiet space, training equipment, a kitchen and washrooms at the Craigleith Ski Club location. These accessible facilities will benefit the children and young adults with disabilities who participate in Track 3 programs.

Osprey Museum
$15,000 over one year to support renovations and repairs to the staircase and upper level of this historic building, which will allow for expansion of programs that serve Feversham and surrounding rural hamlets.

Owen Sound Little Theatre
$11,000 over one year to complete roof repairs and retrofit the air conditioning system of the 90-year-old Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. Improvements will ensure the building continues to offer quality performances to residents and tourists and is available for use by other community groups requiring an accessible 400-seat venue.

Quality in Lifelong Learning Network Inc.
$53,100 over two years to increase access to literacy programs for clients of community health and social services agencies in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties by training front line staff on clear writing and literacy awareness. Workshops will be available to all local groups that work with and for the general public.

Rotary Club of Listowel Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$45,000 over one year to purchase and install manufactured skateboard equipment to replace existing unsafe equipment. These upgrades to the skateboard area in Listowel's Memorial Park will enhance safety and encourage more children and youth to use this designated space for physical activity.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 208 - Wiarton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment to build the capacity of this reinstated local pipe band in order to meet the demands of more members and increased performance requests throughout Bruce County.

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,000 over one year to hire a youth coordinator who will work with members of the Youth Roots coalition to continue building positive relationships between youth and adults in Hanover. This will enhance youth culture, recognize the achievements and successes of young people and make Hanover more youth-friendly.

Separated town of St. Marys, as lead organization on this collaborative
$43,300 over one year to install accessible playground and outdoor fitness equipment that will encourage children, adults and seniors of all abilities to become physically active at the Pyramid Recreation Centre in St. Marys.

Swing, Spring and Flip Club
$12,500 over one year to complete minor renovations and purchase equipment to increase safety and the quality of training available to amateur gymnasts of all ages within the Saugeen Shores community and surrounding Bruce County area.

The Kiwanis Club of Stratford
$13,200 over one year to purchase trailers to transport a demonstration kitchen for Stratford Garlic Festival, which will enhance access to locally grown food. The resource will be made available to local groups for other community culinary events.

The MacKay Centre for Seniors
$9,600 over one year to replace heavy tables, chairs and well-used kitchen items to enhance safety and increase community usage of the seniors centre in Goderich.

Town of Blue Mountains
$15,000 over one year to make the Thornbury library more accessible for people with limited mobility. The doors to the washrooms and at the east entrance will be upgraded with automatic door operators to allow independent access to the various programs, services and resources available.

United Way of Perth-Huron
$81,300 over two years to build the organizational capacity of the recently merged agency by developing informational systems and integrated marketing resources. Enhanced communication services will increase public awareness of the new organization in both Perth and Huron counties.

World Snowsports Events Group
$261,300 over two years to host International Ski Cross events in the Town of Blue Mountains. The event will also offer volunteer development programs, promote active living in schools across Grey Bruce and Simcoe Counties as well as provide legacy opportunities for freestyle skiing in Ontario. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

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March 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2010

Above the Falls Community Project
$7,700 over one year to purchase and install four waterless composting toilets at the Above the Falls Challenge Course site in Goderich. This demonstration site for green technologies will provide local youth with an outdoor adventure education program and opportunities for challenges, self-discovery and personal growth.

Almost Famous Players
$17,300 over one year to purchase portable lighting, sound and projection equipment to enhance the theatrical performances of the Almost Famous Players, adult performers with a range of developmental and physical disabilities. The equipment will increase their ability to perform in five communities throughout the Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth region.

Avon Thames Tsunami Aquatic Club
$12,500 over one year to purchase training and timing equipment to support the growing interest in the sport of swimming for children and youth in the St. Mary's and Stratford area.

Bruce Grey Trail Network , as lead organization on this collaborative
$35,000 over six months to upgrade a 380-meter segment of the Tom Thomson Trail to allow users to comfortably and safely access the trail, which connects Owen Sound and Meaford.

Central Peninsula Sno-Drifters
$15,000 over one year to develop an additional three-kilometre multi-use trail in Bruce County's north forest section of Stokes Bay. This northern extension will provide accessible opportunities for people of all abilities to become physically active.

Electric Eclectics
$4,700 over six months to purchase LED stage lighting equipment and two electrical generators for use in remote-location exhibitions and installations at the festival's annual three-day concert held each summer at Funny Farm near Meaford. The new equipment will help to reduce the Festival's carbon footprint.

G&B House
$10,000 over six months to install certified energy-efficient windows and external doors in this Owen Sound facility, which houses a residential recovery program for men. The energy consumption to heat and cool the building will be reduced by 15 to 20 per cent.

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce
$51,800 over one year to hire an environmental program manager to supervise a pilot e-waste recycling program through Restores and satellite depots in Grey and Bruce counties. More than 50 volunteers will help with collecting and shipping electronic waste and hosting green community events in partnership with other community organizations.

Hanover Chamber of Commerce
$6,000 over one year to help youth develop leadership skills by coordinating events and creating and running two haunted houses at the first annual Hanover Haunt Festival scheduled for the weekend before Halloween October 2010.

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre Inc.
$15,000 over one year to complete environmental upgrades to the Stonehouse Retreat Centre by installing insulation and oil and grease recovery devices in the kitchens to increase energy efficiency and reduce water pollution. Information about these environmental measures will be part of the nature and environmental programming of the children's summer camp.

Lake Huron Fishing Club
$7,100 over one year to purchase measurement equipment and software to improve online access and provide reliable information for the Chantry Chinook Classical Salmon Derby. This annual sport fishing event attracts 1,200 people into the local area over a 15-day period.

Listowel Minor Baseball Association
$50,000 over one year to replace the baseball diamond with a larger regulation-sized field to expand usage to more age groups and to install fencing to ensure the safety of players and spectators.

Marsh Street Community Centre
$30,000 over one year to upgrade the Centre's kitchen, including electrical, plumbing and HVAC ductwork. This will improve the functionality of Clarkburg's only community centre. It is home to theatre productions and concerts, dance and fitness classes, meetings of various sizes, a seniors group and social gatherings.

Municipality of South Bruce
$45,800 over one year to complete improvements to increase energy efficiency and enhance community usage of the Formosa Community Centre.

Participation Lodge Grey Bruce
$19,300 over six months to expand and upgrade the Lodge's lower-level kitchen adjoining a banquet room available for community groups and organizations to rent. Rental income supports the programs and services for resident adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities who live in the facility.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 383 - Tara
$19,000 over one year to grade and pave a section of the existing gravel parking lot and designate it as accessible parking spaces to improve accessibility to the Tara Legion.

Rural Response for Healthy Children , as lead organization on this collaborative
$35,000 over one year to replace the 11-year old mobile toy lending library to improve access to community-based resources for at-risk and isolated families with young children in the rural communities of Huron County.

Saugeen Sustainability Volunteer and Resource Centre
$16,000 over four months to determine community needs and develop a feasibility plan for a sustainable volunteer centre in Port Elgin, a small rural community in Bruce County.

Scenic City Order of Good Cheer , as lead organization on this collaborative
$46,900 over one year to build a splash pad in Owen Sound's Kelso Beach Park. By providing safer and accessible water play for families and children, it will promote integration and independence for individuals of all abilities and support physical activity and social interaction.

South Bruce Game & Fish Protective Association
$25,000 over one year to complete renovations at the Walkerton Clubhouse and install both a kitchen area and an accessible washroom to accommodate the needs of male and female participants and broaden community usage.

South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council
$50,000 over two years to hire a part-time Tutor Learner Link to help improve outreach to families with children with learning needs, increase the Council's volunteer base, expand its community and corporate support and boost its youth literacy and numeracy programs in Southern Grey and Bruce counties.

Stratford Perth Museum Association
$40,800 over one year to digitize, organize and safely store the museum's collection of artifacts at its new site. This will preserve the heritage of Canadian artifacts viewed by thousands of visitors at this Perth County site.

SweetWater Music Festival
$9,500 over one year to pilot the development and presentation of a children's classical music concert in Owen Sound and to hire a part-time administrator who will manage the project and recruit and train more community volunteers.

The Lions Club of Dublin & District Inc. , as lead organization on this collaborative
$25,800 over one year to convert the existing washrooms at the Dublin Community Centre into fully accessible washrooms to accommodate the mobility needs of all facility users.

Town and Country Support Services , as lead organization on this collaborative
$73,000 over two years to complete phase one of the merger of Town and Country Support Services, Stratford Meals on Wheels & Neighbourly Services, and Midwestern Adult Day Services. The merger will improve effectiveness and integrate services to seniors and adults with disabilities in Huron and Perth counties, improving the quality of life of local citizens.

Town of Hanover
$33,200 over one year to purchase core gymnastics equipment that will be used in a fun, safe and quality gymnastics program for children aged 3 to 13 years. The program, which promotes many physical, social and emotional benefits, will be located at Hanover's Family Centre and will be also available to residents of surrounding communities.

Town of North Perth
$48,500 over one year to purchase lockers, replace flooring and complete accessibility upgrades to the community centre. The upgrades will benefit the community, ensuring the building is fully accessible and sports organizations can store their equipment safely.

Township of Huron-Kinloss
$20,000 over one year to improve accessibility to the Lucknow Town Hall and increase its energy efficiency. Funds will be used to replace windows and restore a ramp and stairwells, resulting in enhanced community use of the building.

Trivitt Memorial Church , as lead organization on this collaborative
$21,500 over one year to present five concert series of classical music in South Huron and help develop the Bach Music Festival.

Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services of Huron
$25,300 over 18 months to increase public awareness of services available to abused women in Huron County through a series of events for women, youth and key community leaders.

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