Grand River

2010-2011

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November 1 deadline

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

Alzheimer Society of Brant, as lead organization on this collaborative
$79,600 over two years to increase transportation, housing and recreational opportunities for seniors in Brant County and Brantford through the development and implementation of the recently completed community Master Aging Plan.

Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk 
$136,500 over one year to increase the accessibility of the Haldimand Abilities Centre in Hagersville and facilitate new client-education opportunities through the creation of a demonstration kitchen that is fully accessible to all members of the community.

Brant Men of Song 
$20,000 over one year to support Big Sing, an international concert that will feature male choral groups from the United States and Canada in Brantford. The concert series will have a strong economic impact on the local tourism industry and will support the organization in attracting new members.

Brantford & District Supervised Access Centre 
$40,000 over two years to offer a series of post-separation workshops for parents in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties. These workshops will increase parents' understanding of the issues of divorce and separation and how children are typically affected by them.

Father John Uyen Council No. 5095 Charitable Welfare Trust 
$45,000 over one year to increase community access to high-quality space for meetings and recreational activities in Delhi.

Habitat for Humanity Brant 
$68,000 over two years to strengthen the capacity of the organization by providing support to its board of directors in implementing Phase II of its strategic plan, fund development plan and volunteer recruitment strategy, enabling it to increase the number of builds each year in Brant County.

Haldimand and Norfolk Women Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$90,000 over two years to increase access to employment, health, education and recreational services in Norfolk County through the implementation of a pilot public-transportation service.

Haldimand Youth Soccer Club 
$15,000 over six months to purchase landscaping equipment, which will help volunteers maintain soccer fields so that 2,000 youth in Caledonia can continue to enjoy this sport.

Literacy Council of Brantford & District 
$98,700 over two years to implement a new adult literacy program for rural populations in Brant County. This program will ensure that over 400 adults and older youth have opportunities to increase their literacy skills in order to be competitive in our knowledge-based job market.

Nova Vita Women's Shelter Incorporated, as lead organization on this collaborative
$56,300 over one year to enable the organization to work with the Domestic Violence Awareness Committee of the Mayor's Task Force on Violence in Brantford to develop and implement a domestic-violence awareness campaign targeting hair salons and hairdressers.

Port Dover Yacht Club 
$47,700 over one year to increase opportunities for youth and adults from Haldimand and Norfolk to access high-quality learn-to-sail programs. This grant will increase safety at the Port Dover-based sailing school and create new opportunities for local students to receive higher levels of Canadian Yachting Association training.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 125 - Major Walter Barnard, Delhi
$44,200 over one year to maintain community access to this well-used hall in Delhi by renovating the kitchen so it complies with health and fire regulations.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 - Hugh Allan, Port Dover, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$10,000 over one year to fund the development and initial printing of 1,000 copies of a book about the history of Port Dover. Free copies will be provided to local schools and libraries and revenue from sales of the remaining copies will be used to pay for any future print runs.

St. Leonard's Society of Brant 
$15,000 over one year to purchase new signage and a web-conferencing system in the organization's new shared-space site in Brantford. The web conferencing system will benefit people living in the north end of the city and enable not-for-profit groups to improve training and communications for staff.

The Dunnville Optimist Club 
$32,300 over one year to fund renovations and maintain access to a well-used community hall in Dunnville that provides space to local theatre groups, day camps and programs for people with disabilities.

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July 1 deadline

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

Arts After School Kids Incorporated
$10,000 over one year to strengthen the organization's governance structure while maintaining service delivery for youth at risk. Funds are directed towards staffing and board leadership, which will provide the organization time to deliver quality music and art programs to youth at risk in a high density housing neighbourhood, while the Board works on strengthening their infrastructure.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters Association of Haldimand Norfolk Inc.
$52,900 over two years to strengthen services in Brant County by helping to increase the number of children being immediately served. The grant will also enable the board to focus its efforts on implementation of a business plan to strengthen their capacity.

Brantford Arts Block
$51,700 over one year to strengthen the capacity of the organization to build a local centre for the arts. Support will enable the Board to focus on the creation and implementation of development strategies.

Brantwood Residential Development Centre
$28,000 over one year to purchase client documentation software thereby building the organization's IT infrastructure systems. This software will enable 13 group homes to effectively share information where needed, while protecting client privacy.

Chiefswood Board of Trustees
$21,100 over one year to upgrade this national historic museum at Six Nations of the Grand River which attracts over 3,000 visitors annually.

Friendship House of Brant Inc.
$26,400 over one year to support the overall cost of building upgrades for this community-based facility in Brantford which provides food, security and leisure programs to low income families.

Kids Can Fly Early Child Development and Parenting Support, as lead organization on this collaborative
$10,500 over one year to support this unique youth engagement project. A published author will work with youth on the development, writing, editing, marketing and publishing of a 40-page youth focused magazine. This "Youth Writers Project" will provide a 12-week workshop series and one-on-one and group mentorship from a published author.

Living History Multimedia Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$84,800 over two years to support the overall cost of creating a three-part documentary series entitled, "Rural Raids and Divided Loyalties-Southwestern Ontario and the War of 1812". This documentary series will engage youth, descendents, historians and First Nations people in Grand River, Halton, Essex and Kent in telling the story of Western Ontario's involvement in the War of 1812. The documentary series and curriculum will be distributed to 900 elementary and high schools in Southwestern Ontario. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

No.6 RCAF Dunnville Museum 1999 Inc.
$18,200 over one year to replace their 1947 lawn tractor. The purchase of a new tractor will reduce volunteer labour on maintenance and grass cutting, and enable volunteers to focus their energies on supporting the museum.

Nova Vita Women's Shelter Incorporated
$25,000 over one year to purchase and install new computers and a security system at the expanded shelter space in Brantford in order to increase the safety of women and children who are escaping violence.

Simcoe Little Theatre
$15,000 over one year to replace stage curtains and upgrade electrical systems, washrooms and flooring in this rural theatre in order to ensure that the building meets safety requirements for public usage.

Simcoe Minor Baseball Association
$28,800 over one year to purchase a pitching machine and batting cages in order to provide opportunities for children and youth to improve their skill level.

South Dumfries Historical Society, as lead organization on this collaborative
$29,300 over two years to increase public access to historical information on the former township of South Dumfries and to raise the profile of four local museums. Funds are awarded to digitize the collection of these four museums along with collections of private citizens and make these collections available to the public via a website.

Why Not City Missions Brantford, as lead organization on this collaborative
$72,400 over two years to support the collaborative to work with community leaders and youth advisors to establish two rural drop-in centres for youth at risk. An evaluation framework will be developed to examine the impact of the program on the lives of youth and to provide recommendations for enhancing service delivery. These drop-in sites will also improve community health and clinical services for rural youth.

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March 1 deadline

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

Brantford Blessing Centre Inc.

$80,000 over six months to increase wheelchair accessibility to a location where free daily meals are provided to disadvantaged families and individuals.

Brantford Harlequins Rugby Football Club
$9,400 over six months to maintain access to well-used local sports facility through replacement of clubhouse doors and windows and purchase of field maintenance equipment.

Brantford International Jazz Festival Inc.
$76,500 over three years to increase the capacity of the Jazz festival to attract new audiences and build its financial sustainability.

Brantford Minor Lacrosse Association Inc.
$15,600 over six months to maintain access to safe, high quality lacrosse programs for youth in Brantford and Brant County though the purchase of goalie equipment which will meet new standards set by the Ontario Lacrosse Association. Grant will also be used to purchase a laptop computer and camcorder to assist volunteers and coaches.

BRIERS BASKETBALL CLUB
$12,700 over one year to maintain access to high quality basketball programming by updating equipment and offering clinics and workshops to attract new volunteer coaches.

Canadian Mental Health Association Haldimand-Norfolk
$62,500 over two years to increase opportunities for mental health promotion in Haldimand Norfolk through the creation of a Volunteer and Fundraising Co-ordinator.

Designing Routes to Education And Mentorship
$58,200 over two years to create opportunities to gain new job skills in food production, and preparation for Dunnville youth and adults experiencing barriers to employment and limited access to healthy food choices.

Dunnville Kinsmen Club
$10,900 over six months to renovate and maintain access to a well-used community hall. The upgrades will increase rentals, thereby contributing to the sustainability of the club and will also allow for winter rentals.

Federated Women's Institutes of Canada
$6,300 over six months to complete a professional assessment of the deterioration of the wooden clapboard exterior of the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead which can then be used to develop a plan for preserving this heritage building.

Grand River Employment & Training Inc.
$18,800 over one year to increase jobs and community knowledge of opportunities in the green economy for Six Nations and surrounding communities. A Green Conference will be held and a database of local green employers, training opportunities and green jobs will be created.

Haldimand-Norfolk Resource, Education and Counselling Help , as lead organization on this collaborative
$96,700 over two years to continue the implementation of a community-based project on bullying prevention. This work will engage youth in the creation of a strategy to address bullying and will result in adult and youth teams working to implement anti-bullying initiatives in at least 32 schools in Haldimand and Norfolk.

Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club
$14,600 over six months to upgrade equipment at a well-used community hall and nature park in Mt. Pleasant that will promote recreational activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Paris Soccer Club
$42,000 over six months to increase safety at a soccer facility in Paris by replacing worn backstops and fencing the fields.

Port Dover Yacht Club
$34,600 over six months to increase access to youth and adult sailing instruction by providing a launch ramp and floating dock at the Sailing School's new location in the Port Dover Marina.

Scientists in School
$130,400 over two years to bring Scientists in Schools, an award-winning science outreach program, to 23,000 elementary school students in Hamilton and Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk. The field trip comes to the classroom as students work directly with "real" scientists from their community. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

Sexual Assault Centre of Brant , as lead organization on this collaborative
$24,100 over one year to increase access to information and resources for preventing sexual assault of young children and adults with developmental disabilities. "Taylor the Turtle - My Body Belongs to Me" workshop kits and website will be developed with resources for parents, children and teachers.

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