2008-2009March 1July 1November 1
November 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 6 2009
$26,000.00 over one year to enable animation of King William ARTWalk through installation of artworks produced through mentoring and skill development of emerging artists.
Best Buddies-Community Living Hamilton c/o Best Buddies Canada
$97,800 over two years to expand the Best Buddies program into 11 high schools, where youth are linked with a buddy who has intellectual challenges in partnership with Hamilton Association for Community Living.
Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton
$33,000 over one year to purchase equipment, which will enable people of all ages to participate in Japanese recreational and cultural programming.
Christ's Church Cathedral
$41,400 over two years to co-ordinate volunteers and promote a social enterprise market for organic growers and local artists in three Hamilton locations.
Confederation Marine Modellers Club
$5,200 over one year to increase membership and promote the hobby of marine modeling to hospitalized children and to the general public of Hamilton.
Environment Hamilton Incorporated
$193,200 over three years to build the capacity of the organization in order to enhance volunteer opportunities and the potential for green jobs/green economic development.
Flamborough Fire Basketball Association c/o Ontario Basketball Association
$3,300 over one year to purchase shot clocks that will enable youth who play basketball in Flamborough to comply with the FIBA rules as specified by the provincial association.
Glanford Curling Club Incorporated
$15,000 over one year to install energy-efficient lighting, which will help reduce utility costs so membership fees can be kept low for seniors and youth who participate in this healthy physical activity.
Greening Sacred Spaces Hamilton c/o Faith & The Common Good
$56,000 over two years to engage 130 faith communities in Hamilton in greening activities that promote education and action on environmental issues.
Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs
$142,800 over two years to hire two site supervisors who will recruit, retain and manage over 200 active volunteers in downtown and east Hamilton sites.
Hamilton Junior Football Club Inc.
$6,200 over one year to purchase two blocking sleds, which will be used as training equipment for youth aged 15 to 20 years who play football in downtown Hamilton.
Hamilton Pride Festival Inc.
$51,800 over two years to expand the Hamilton Pride Festival from one day to three, increase the number of events and include more members of the general public.
Hamilton-Wentworth Green Venture
$83,000 over two years to enable Green Venture to attract new members, re-vamp their interpretive displays and bring in more visitors to encourage greening practices for a cleaner environment.
The Irish-Canadian Club
$15,900 over one year toward installing a chair lift that will provide better access, and help obtain an instructor who will provide Irish cultural education in music, language and dance.
L'Age d'Or Notre-Dame
$9,600 over one year to purchase kitchen and office equipment and accessories for a Francophone seniors meeting place in Hamilton, which will make it more efficient, comfortable and practical for social functions.
LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton ('The Well')
$57,000 over two years to co-ordinate volunteers and services to provide education, counselling and support to Hamilton's marginalized LGBTQ community.
Metis Women's Circle
$147,400 over two years to provide cultural programming to Aboriginal high-school students in downtown Hamilton and offer various retention programs using peers and elders.
Niwasa Head Start Preschool
$35,300 over one year to purchase a vehicle that will be used in the delivery of Aboriginal programming to pregnant women, parents and children in the Hamilton area.
North American Spiritual Revival (NASR)
$41,200 over one year to co-ordinate conferences, meetings and events that reduce myths about Muslim culture and promote the idea of people of different faiths working together to create greater understanding and partnerships in Hamilton.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 30, 2008Amity Goodwill Industries
$122,100 over one year to establish a social enterprise café in downtown Hamilton. The café will provide employment training for youth at risk and persons with disabilities and generate sustainable operational revenue.
Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton/Burlington
$10,000 over one year to develop a strategic plan for the organization. The resources required to maintain programs for children and adults who are experiencing loss will be identified.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington
$42,000 over one year for an intake case manager, promotional costs and equipment. These will help increase opportunities for 80 youth to realize their full potential by recruiting and matching them with volunteer mentors.
Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Foundation Inc.
$50,000 over one year for a site supervisor and to develop a garden and rest area at the hospice in Hamilton. A labyrinth, fountain and lit gardens will offer a therapeutic place for people to gather, rest and meditate.
Dundas Valley School of Art
$66,000 over six months to install four new kilns and purchase equipment for the children's pottery program. The new equipment will increase learning opportunities and participation in programs while offering a safe and energy efficient facility.
Financial Coaching c/o Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
$62,600 over one year to expand credit counselling through a coaching model called Financial Fitness. The program will help adults, seniors and students in need learn how to manage money and debt effectively.
Glanbrook Home Support Programme Inc.
$130,000 over two years for staff, promotions and transportation costs to offer the new Meals Made Easy frozen meal program. It will augment the Meals on Wheels Program, providing nutritious, easily prepared meals to seniors in rural Glanbrook.
Hamilton All Star Jazz Band Inc.
$50,000 over one year to support the organization's 25th Anniversary Concert, two new jazz choirs and the Alumni Nights program. Funds will be used to purchase sound equipment, upgrade the website, commission music and produce a CD.
Hamilton Children's Choir
$34,000 over one year to develop a strategic plan, increase rehearsal time, and purchase new music and equipment for the growing number of children involved in the children's choir.
Hamilton Victoria Club
$15,000 over one year for roof repairs to maintain a community-based curling facility. This will improve safety for adults and youth curlers, encouraging participation in sport by more community members.
Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter of Native Women Incorporated
$75,000 over one year for a co-ordinator, materials and costs. A series of programs and workshops will be offered to help men and boys increase awareness of the need to prevent violence against Native women and children.
Polonez Polish Canadian Folk Ensemble of Hamilton
$20,000 over one year to showcase Polish cultural heritage through the purchase of traditional costumes for use by 50 children in the choir and folk dance programs.
STAR of Hamilton-Wentworth
$57,900 over two years for an executive director and support staff to deliver the Skills Through Activities and Recreation (STAR) Program. This targets youth aged 5 to 15 years living in low-income housing projects in east Hamilton.
Sudanese League of Hamilton
$13,000 over one year to pilot a Sudanese choir, purchase traditional musical instruments and hire an instructor to teach Sudanese youth about traditional Sudanese music and dance.
YMCA/HHS Healthy Weights Demonstration Project c/o YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington
$112,700 over 18 months for staff and specialists to pilot a community-based, family-centred weight management program. Nutrition and exercise advice will be provided to over 50 families and 500 local students.
Youth Engagement & Action in Hamilton (YEAH) c/o YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington
$75,000 over one year for staff, program incentives and supplies to increase activities and youth leadership in arts and recreation programs in Hamilton.
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March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 26, 2008.
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara
$50,000 over one year to create a central volunteer training and management program. A volunteer co-ordinator will be hired to train and place volunteers in various Francophone organizations in the area.
The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton-Wentworth
$75,000 over one year to install an elevator that will provide easier entry to the facility's second floor. This will help volunteer drivers who bring children in the Society's care to supervised, court-ordered visits with their parents.
Community Child Abuse Council of Canada
$130,700 over two years to train community members in Hamilton about child sexual abuse and its prevention. Policies and procedures will be implemented and a new volunteer program developed.
Croatian Village Folklore Ensemble of Holy Cross R.C. Parish
$15,000 over six months to purchase authentic Croatian musical instruments. These will allow the ensemble to continue to play and provide learning opportunities for children in Hamilton.
Dundas Valley Skating Rink Trust
$50,000 over one year toward the cost of installing a compressor for an artificial ice skating pad. This upgrade will allow family skating from December to March each year.
Hamilton Council on Aging
$100,000 over two years for a program director and operational costs to develop an age-friendly city initiative. The Hamilton community will develop plans and specific strategies to engage seniors in community life.
Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys' and Girls' Club
$49,800 one year for staff, equipment and materials to help evaluate the club's programs. Barriers to participation will be identified and strategies developed to engage under-represented populations and provide effective programs to the community.
Hamilton Executive Directors' Aboriginal Coalition c/o Urban Native Homes Incorporated
$150,000 over two years for staff to co-ordinate Aboriginal services and improve information and access to 13 Aboriginal organizations in Hamilton.
Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club
$40,000 over one year to purchase a training machine that will help to increase safety and prevent injuries for Hamilton rugby players. New office equipment and kitchen renovations will also improve the comfort of the club's facilities.
Hamilton Hurricanes Football Club
$25,000 over one year to purchase football equipment as well as medical and office supplies to allow the revival of a former football club for Hamilton youth.
Hamilton Transway Basketball c/o Ontario Basketball Association
$14,000 over six months to purchase 11 shot-clocks that will be used to implement the new International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules at the community level. This will help to prepare the players for international competitions.
Innovations in Early Learning and Child Care in Dundas c/o Today's Family - Caring for Your Child
$72,300 over one year to pilot a project in Dundas that will increase access to quality child care and resources for parents and caregivers. The project will help to enhance health and learning prospects for children.
The Malhar Group Music Circle of Ontario
$14,200 over one year to conduct lecture demonstrations that will introduce Indian Classical Music to children in 16 Hamilton schools.
$70,900 over six months to renovate the facility's kitchen and bathroom, replace the roof and expand the hallway. These upgrades will enhance the safety and comfort of this transitional housing shelter for refugee claimants in Hamilton.
Mohawk Minor Hockey Association
$8,000 over six months to purchase goalie equipment to enable young players to practice and enhance their skills. Office equipment will also be obtained to help increase the effectiveness of this volunteer hockey club in Hamilton.
Optimist Club of Stoney Creek
$3,800 over six months to purchase tear-away bases for baseball diamonds in Stoney Creek and in Binbrook. These new, anchored bases will improve the safety of the little league players when sliding on the bases during a game.
Welcome Inn Community Centre
$70,300 over one year to support The New Horizons Thrift Store by obtaining a van and a co-ordinator. These will enable the centre to launch a community economic-development venture in Hamilton North.
Wellwood Resource Centre of Hamilton
$68,500 over two years to expand and enhance volunteer recruitment and management. This will enable a second site to be created, increasing access to care programs and enhancing quality of life for people living with cancer in Hamilton.
Women's Centre of Hamilton
$16,500 over one year to facilitate the amalgamation of the Women's Centre with another women's organization so that employment, counselling and other support services for women in need can be provided in a more cost effective manner.
Youth Empowerment Community Centre c/o Hamilton Church of God
$42,100 over one year for basketball equipment, renovations and youth programming. These improvements will enable recreation to be offered for youth in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club on the Hamilton mountain.
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