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November 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were ratified on March 6, 2008.
Alzheimer Society of Haldimand-Norfolk
$90,000 over six months to make the Haldimand Abilities Centre more energy-efficient and accessible to people of all abilities. This multi-agency hub will improve access to services for seniors and people with disabilities in Hagersville and area.
Bird Studies Canada
$85,000 over one year to replace roofs and upgrade the water system at the Turkey Point Research Education Centre. The centre will create new opportunities for conferences, research and the accommodation of students and visiting scientists.
Brant County Provincial Envirothon Program c/o Ontario Forestry Association
$14,600 over one year for signs, site preparation and equipment to support the naturalization of two areas in a conservation area in Brant County. Students will plant grasses and place bird, butterfly and duck boxes as they learn about conservation.
The Great Tree Hunt c/o Norfolk Field Naturalists
$15,000 over seven months to engage residents of Norfolk County in identifying and recognizing various tree species. Selected trees will be mapped to promote eco-tourism, education and celebration of the area as the forest capital of Canada.
Haldimand-Norfolk Work Group of Simcoe - Abel Enterprises
$15,000 over six months to help purchase a seven-passenger van. The vehicle will ensure that people with serious mental illnesses continue to have appropriate transportation to social and recreational activities.
Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM) Brant c/o Contact Brant for Children's and Developmental Services
$8,400 over one year for a family surveyor and equipment to evaluate the Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Program. This is the third and final phase of this program that helps children aged 3 to 18 years with developmental challenges.
Lighthouse Festival Theatre
$93,000 over one year for expert advice and a new entrance, windows and larger lounge area in the theatre in Port Dover. These will create a safer, more accessible, energy-efficient and comfortable space for the community to enjoy.
Master Aging Plan for Brantford c/o Alzheimer Society of Brant
$53,000 over one year to create a master aging plan for the County of Brant. This will serve as a detailed road map for change and development in the local service sector in preparation for the aging population and its demand on services.
Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club
$14,800 over one year to increase programming and events offered at the Mt. Pleasant Community Centre through the purchase of new tables and audiovisual, sound and kitchen equipment.
Niagara Wetlands Partnership c/o Ducks Unlimited
$63,200 over three years for staff, materials and equipment to help restore between three and five wetland areas in the Grand River area. Another OTF grant will support this activity.
OMOD/ARTC c/o Ontario March of Dimes
$22,600 over seven months for staff, sporting equipment and travel costs. A weekend camp experience will be planned and delivered to people with stroke-related aphasia and their caregivers in Brantford.
Paris Figure Skating Club Inc.
$13,400 over one year to purchase sound, video and sporting equipment that will enhance the club's programming and improve skill levels of skaters aged 3 to youth.
Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise
$85,000 over one year to increase recreational opportunities for residents of all abilities in Norfolk County and visitors to the area by constructing a four-kilometre walking and bicycling trail.
Royal Canadian Legion, Major Walter Barnard Branch #125
$9,800 over six months to increase the accessibility and reduce operating costs of this well-used community facility in Delhi by installing a chair lift and replacing the old furnace with a modern high-efficiency unit.
Six Nations Polytechnic
$90,000 over one year for 40 computers, monitors and software at Six Nations Polytechnic. The equipment will help reduce barriers for post-secondary students and prepare them for the technology they will encounter as they continue their education.
St. George Lawn Bowling Club c/o Ontario Lawn Bowls Association
$13,300 over one year to purchase maintenance equipment, benches and lawn umbrellas. These items will help maintain and improve this club's ability to host successful tournaments, attract new members and sustain its financial independence.
Stop Bullying Today
$29,000 over 18 months to support salary and program costs and build the group's capacity to deliver their anti-bullying program in Brantford and surrounding communities.
Diversity Training Initiative c/o Youth Employment Centre
$31,800 over one year to offer four two-day diversity training sessions to volunteers and frontline staff of the centre, Children's Aid Society of Brant and Immigrant Settlement Services in order to improve their support to their client groups.
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July 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were ratified on November 1, 2007
The Ally Stories Collaborative c/o Community Builders
$49,900 over 18 months to enhance youth leadership training for students in Brantford and Caledonia. First Nations storytelling traditions will be incorporated and the Ally stories published, which will help make schools more caring and inclusive.
Arts After School Kids Program Collaborative c/o Wesley United Church
$42,300 over one year for staff and program planning support, which will strengthen and expand opportunities for children and youth to develop music skills in the Eagle Place community of Brantford.
Arts Education for the Very Young in Haldimand County c/o Haldimand Art Works
$45,000 over one year to increase opportunities for young children in Haldimand to learn through exposure to the arts. The program will help increase positive social behaviour, decrease aggression and improve school readiness.
Brant Development Services Public Relations Committee c/o Contact Brant for Children's and Developmental Services
$9,900 over two years to support the implementation of a public relations plan for the developmental services sector in Brant County. The plan will help to encourage more youth to select the developmental services field as a career choice.
Briers Basketball Club
$7,500 over one year to purchase seven shot clocks, which will help the club implement International Basketball Federation rules and conform to Basketball Ontario standards at the community level in Brantford.
Caledonia Old Mill Corporation
$38,000 over six months to undertake a comprehensive community consultation. This will increase public buy-in to a vision for adaptive reuse of the Caledonia Old Mill as a working mill, museum and park for all in Haldimand County to enjoy.
Canboro Community Centre
$26,900 over six months to update the hall's lighting, replace kitchen equipment and purchase a floor scrubber and a new sound system. These upgrades will increase the centre's ability to provide functional meeting space for the Canboro community.
Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre Incorporated
$23,500 over one year for strategic planning and a feasibility study, which will increase the organization's capacity for long-term planning and the exploration of residential options for people with developmental disabilities in Brant County.
The Dufferin Club of Brantford
$22,600 over one year to enhance physical and recreational opportunities for seniors at this tennis and lawn bowling club. Facility and safety upgrades will be made, lawn-bowling shelters installed and training bowls purchased.
Grand River Employment and Training Inc.
$70,300 over 18 months to increase employment opportunities for Six Nations members through an innovative employment-readiness project, which includes the development of stronger relationships with employers in the area.
Haldimand & Norfolk Rural Transportation Initiative c/o Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services
$39,000 over one year to increase access to a variety of services for residents of Haldimand and Norfolk by developing a feasibility study and business plan for a co-ordinated transportation strategy.
Indigenous Elders and Youth Council
$59,400 over one year to research and document the traditional knowledge of Haudenosaunee women. This will help to preserve and share traditional practices in pre- and post-natal care and early child development for people at Six Nations.
Name It to Change It Committee c/o Haldimand-Norfolk Resource Education and Counselling Help
$63,900 over 18 months to raise awareness of anti-bullying practices in Haldimand and Norfolk through a media campaign, community safety surveys and an annual youth forum.
The Norfolk Association for Community Living
$46,500 over one year to develop a system for recruiting volunteers and tracking their activities. This will help save time, identify needs and gaps in service and lead to better, more productive recruitment.
Roots of Empathy Collaborative c/o Kids Can Fly, Early Child Development and Parenting Support
$42,200 over one year to increase access for elementary school children in Brant, Brantford, Haldimand and Norfolk to Roots of Empathy, an innovative anti-bullying and character-building program.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #154, Caledonia
$3,100 toward the cost of replacing the hall's furnace and air-conditioning unit with a more energy efficient model. This upgrade will ensure continued access for Caledonia residents to a well-maintained community meeting space.
Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
$15,000 over six months to increase access to the library's collection and programming for residents of Six Nations. Funding will be used to purchase computers and software, library furniture and archival equipment.
Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations, Indian Reserve No. 40 - Six Nations Health Services (New Direction Group)
$10,000 over six months to increase access to culturally appropriate health-promotion resources for Six Nations residents. Addiction and safety information will be translated for children enrolled in Cayuga and Mohawk immersion programs.
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March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2007
Addiction Services of Brant Inc.
$23,400 over one year to expand the respite experience program. Increased relief services for parents of children with mental health or behavioural difficulties and youth at risk in Brant County will then be provided.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brantford and District
$52,800 over two years to increase volunteer opportunities for high-school and college/ university students in Brantford to act as mentors for children and youth in need of positive role models.
Brant Waterways Foundation
$35,000 to construct four kilometres of paved, multiuse recreational trail, which will provide a safe off-road link from the growing neighbourhoods in West Brant to the existing Brantford trail system.
Brantford Children's Chorus
$29,300 over three years for program costs and expertise to help the organization achieve sustainability as it expands, adding a junior choir and increasing the number of children who participate.
Brantford Community Foundation Inc.
$63,700 over three years to support the organization's operations while it strengthens its capacity and expands its endowment funds. The foundation will be better able to serve charitable groups in the community over the long term.
Caledonia Ringette Association
$9,800 over six months to maintain access for Caledonia and area youth to high-quality ringette through the purchase of shot clocks, goalie equipment, ringette and practice rings.
Cancer Support & Resource Program of Haldimand-Norfolk
$9,600 over six months to increase access to local information and peer support for people with cancer and their families. The funding will allow the production of a resource booklet on cancer support for Norfolk County residents.
Chiefswood Museum National Historic Site
$107,800 over two years to increase the number of visitors to this Ohsweken-area museum through the development and marketing of new programming and special events.
GIRLS Power Camp c/o Haldimand and Norfolk Women's Services
$42,000 over three years to maintain access for Grade 8 girls to an interactive group-learning experience in a camp setting. The camp fosters the development of strong, confident girls with high self-esteem and positive body images.
The Grand River Chorus Association Inc.
$6,000 over six months to provide a one-day choral music development workshop for local choirs in Brantford and Brant County. The workshop will increase access to affordable, local training for choristers.
Houghton Agricultural Society
$14,700 over six months to complete interior and exterior upgrades of the Houghton Community Hall in order to maintain this well-used community space.
Ichthys Theatre Productions, Inc.
$6,700 over one year to purchase equipment that will enhance theatre productions, provide additional training opportunities for young actors in Brantford and increase outreach to the community.
Literacy Council of Brantford
$18,200 over one year to purchase equipment and books in order to increase adult literacy and numeracy resources for over 90 adult learners annually.
Old Town Hall Association
$75,000 over one year to increase the accessibility of the Old Town Hall in Waterford by creating a street-level entrance and installing a full-size elevator that will travel to all three levels of the building.
Paris Minor Hockey League Association
$10,000 over one year to purchase IT equipment in order to enhance the technological capacity of this organization, which provides physical activity programs for over 300 children and youth annually.
Paris Youth Softball Association
$14,800 over six months to purchase bats, equipment bags and new safety equipment for catchers of 22 softball teams. The new equipment will help maintain youth's access to this affordable sport.
Rotary Club of Caledonia
$35,000 over one year to help develop the final two kilometres of the Rotary Riverside Trail between Caledonia and York. Completion of the trail will increase access to safe, affordable recreational opportunities for residents of Haldimand County.
Springtime In Paris Festival
$4,400 over one year to purchase computer equipment and a digital camera in order to enhance the technological capacity of this festival, which attracts over 3,000 local residents and visitors to the community.
St. George Apple Fest
$10,000 over six months to purchase signage and vertical banners that will assist in promoting the festival, attracting larger audiences and directing visitors to its various attractions and areas.
Victim Services of Haldimand-Norfolk
$21,100 over two years for a major media campaign to engage more volunteers, train them and reimburse them for their expenses. Awareness of the agency will also be increased, helping it to more effectively raise funds in the community.
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