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November 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 4, 2010

Ancaster Soccer Club
$52,300 to purchase soccer equipment that will enhance the training and competitive soccer program offered to 2,450 youth in Ancaster.

Ancaster Township Little League
$70,000 over six months to help create a safer baseball viewing area for residents of Ancaster by installing grandstands.

Blessed Sacrament  Yellow Jackets Basketball Club
$15,000 to purchase shot clocks in order to ensure compliance with International Basketball Federation (FIBA) guidelines as requested by Basketball Ontario for this league in which 1,000 youth play annually.

Canadian International Tattoo Association Inc.
$20,000 over one year to develop a stronger marketing plan, which will help increase attendance and revenue at this celebration of military music and tribute to Canadian soldiers held at Copps Coliseum.

Canadian Red Cross Hamilton Branch c/o Canadian Red Cross Society Ontario Zone
$33,100 over one year to hire a program co-ordinator, deliver preparedness workshops and train disaster-management volunteers to deliver emergency aid in Hamilton.

Child Abuse Prevention and Education (CAPE) c/o Community Child Abuse Council of Canada
$35,000 over one year to hire a researcher and develop child-abuse-prevention materials and related education initiatives. These will help facilitate early intervention and prevent victimization of children in Hamilton.

Coopérative de couture UMOJA
$12,500 over one year to conduct a feasibility study on the possible development of a sewing co-operative that will create employment opportunities for Francophone immigrant women in the Hamilton, Milton and Burlington areas. (Another OTF grant will support this project.)

EcoArt c/o Hamilton Naturalists' Club
$29,400 over one year to support the EcoArt program, which links education about nature and art for 200 elementary-school students in urban-core schools.

Hamilton Cycling Club
$8,100 to purchase indoor and outdoor training equipment that will introduce youth to the sport of cycling, attract new members and encourage healthy physical activity.

Hamilton Eco-Action Network
$52,400 over one year for a co-ordinator and computer equipment to produce Go Green, a program that rewards schools, businesses, and non-government organizations for reducing waste and taking action to help the environment.

Hamilton HarbourTownSound Chorus
$5,300 to purchase a trailer to transport equipment for choral performances in and around Hamilton.

Hamilton Naturalists' Club
$53,300 over one year to hire staff and train volunteers. These will help educate landowners about opportunities to protect their land, develop management plans and increase a base of experienced volunteers.

Hamilton Urban Theatre Association
$14,200 to purchase a wireless microphone system that will enhance the artistic performances of Hamilton Urban Theatre.

Hamilton Wrestling Club
$49,800 over one year to hire a co-ordinator and coaches, purchase equipment and deliver training that will expand opportunities for children and youth to engage in amateur wrestling.

Interval House of Hamilton-Wentworth
$52,900 over one year to obtain a co-ordinator, purchase equipment and develop training materials. More volunteers will then be able to help abused women with children navigate the justice system.

Leander Boat Club of Hamilton
$52,700 over one year to increase access to winter training for 500 members of the rowing club through the purchase of exercise and training equipment.

Ludowa Nuta Polish-Canadian Choir Inc.
$15,000 over one year to help purchase costumes for a 42-member adult volunteer Polish folk choir. The group will help promote Polish culture at local and international gatherings and festivals in Hamilton.

Mental Health At Work: Survive, Strive and Thrive c/o Mental Health Rights Coalition of Hamilton
$75,000 over one year for staff, training and marketing costs to provide employment opportunities for people living with mental illnesses and integrate peer-support services into the corporate and government sectors.

Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club
$23,500 over one year to purchase uniforms, equipment, trophies and awards to pilot a subsidized soccer program for children and youth in the inner city of Hamilton.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton Chapter c/o Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
$34,600 over one year for a volunteer co-ordinator to provide training and create governance policies to improve recruiting and support new and existing volunteers.

Optimist Club of Stoney Creek
$13,500 over one year to purchase a transportable building, which will be used to store equipment and provide a meeting space for the 450-member Stoney Creek Little League Baseball Association.

Ottawa Street Farmers' Market
$13,600 over one year for a marketing manager and to rent space so the farmer's market and food production of Hamilton's east-end Ottawa Street neighbourhood can help promote the local economy.

Restorative Justice of Hamilton c/o John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and Area
$75,000 over one year to train 610 youth and family workers, school-liaison police officers and educational staff to use restorative justice as a mechanism to enable youth who are at risk of expulsion to stay in school.

Royal Botanical Gardens
$91,200 over one year for staff and production supplies to update and develop communication tools and programs that which teach children and families about the environment.

Seniors Activation Maintenance Program of Hamilton Inc.
$27,000 over one year to train staff and purchase equipment to create a safe, accessible gym and computer lab for seniors at the Waterdown SAM location.

Seniors Outreach Services - Stoney Creek
$9,800 over one year to purchase 12  snow blowers for a volunteer snow-removal service that will assist 500 seniors and increase their safety.

Today's Family - Caring for Your Child
$15,000 to help this daycare service in Hamilton provide learning materials for children up to age 12 years and expand its library of Aboriginal and French-language reading materials for parents and children.

Welcome Inn Community Centre
$73,400 over one year to support the expansion of the bizPLAN Project with staff, materials and administration. The organization provides people who are marginalized with skills to develop small businesses.

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July 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on November 2nd, 2009

713 Thunderbolt Squadron
$20,000 over one year to help purchase new musical instruments, which will enable the squad to continue its instruction and development for youth aged 13 to 25 years who participate in this Air Cadet Squadron.

Applegrove Co-Operative Homes Inc.
$50,000 over one year to purchase playground equipment, which will increase access to a safe, recreational play structure for children in the community on Hamilton Mountain.

Centre français Hamilton Inc.
$95,500 over two years for start-up funding for new cultural programming aimed at, and ultimately managed by, Francophone youth in Hamilton. Youth will be engaged in developing activities that promote cultural identity and ensure leadership renewal.

Comité fondateur du Centre multiservices de Hamilton a/s Centre français Hamilton
$50,000 over one year to allow the founding committee of this multi-service centre to produce and implement a communication plan to promote their centre, and to retain an architectural firm to help find a new site for it.

Golden Horseshoe Orienteering
$86,300 over two years to develop Adventure Kids and Adventure Hike, programs, which combine the sports of orienteering and running/hiking with exploring nature in Hamilton. Funds will be used to develop maps and increase participation by 40 per cent.

Hamilton Out of the Cold Program Coalition
$67,000 over three years for a co-ordinator who will engage and organize the activities of 400 volunteers who serve hot meals to homeless people in Hamilton. Volunteers will receive improved support, training and recognition.

Hamilton's Centre For Civic Inclusion
$10,000 over one year to develop a business plan, which will assist the organization with marketing its services in order to achieve sustainability.

YWCA of Hamilton
$125,400 over two years for a full-time diversity/inclusion project manager who will integrate diversity initiatives and support diversity program audits.

Industry-Education Council of Hamilton
$124,400 over two years for a volunteer co-ordinator, who will help to raise awareness of the importance of mentoring and the value of programs that will generate 400-more-volunteer-career mentors for youth.

John Laing Singers, The
$47,400 over three years for database management, advertising and equipment that will help to increase access to choral music performances in Hamilton for more community members and better engage those who attend.

The Living Rock Ministries Inc.
$47,200 over three years for staff, transportation costs and laundry equipment to enable weekend access and emergency support for street-involved youth who need food, support and clean laundry.

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
$90,800 over two years to install energy efficient lighting, co-ordinate 360 volunteers and increase the number of staff who collect food donations for this food bank on Hamilton Mountain.

Programme de bénévolat francophone communautaire de la région de Hamilton a/s Centre de santé communautaire de Hamilton/Niagara
$110,000 over two years to recruit and train new Francophone volunteers and help retain existing ones in health care activities that serve Francophones living in Hamilton and the surrounding area.

Reach Forth
$13,400 over one year to purchase additional sports equipment to create greater access to recreational programs for people of all ages in Hamilton.

Rockton Agricultural Society
$71,800 over six months to ensure a safe and affordable location for community members to meet. Funds will be used to replace roofing on agricultural buildings used for the Rockton Fair and by other horticultural and agricultural societies.

SURCH c/o Wayside House of Hamilton
$141,000 over two years to move 75 people with addictions from the prison system into treatment, housing and employment. Funds will help to demonstrate this unique collaborative model in order to secure permanent funding for supportive programming.

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March 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors June 25th 2009

Community Centre for Media Arts
$130,000 over two years to engage 200 Hamilton-area youth and volunteers in youth media arts projects. Staff will be hired to help build the organization's capacity to meet the communication needs of the not-for-profit community.

Disabled and Aged Regional Transit System
$31,000 over one year for a pilot project that will provide a community bus for seniors, training and incentives to encourage and enable greater use of the public transit system by seniors in the two rural areas of Ancaster and Flamborough.

Dundas Pipes and Drums
$30,600 over three years for instruction fees, recruitment costs and to provide free quality musical instructions which will be offered to engage youth in Dundas and increase the number of public performances.

E-Counselling Pilot Project c/o Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
$73,000 over two years to pilot an on line counselling services project for people with limited access to transportation or those wishing to remain anonymous.

Hamilton Women for Women India c/o Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton
$11,500 over one year to pilot an Indian dance program for 40 women, using a train-the-trainer model to increase participation in healthy exercise while learning about Indian culture.

Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts
$130,000 over two years to build an artistic and creative industry incubation program in Hamilton.  Funding will provide 16 artistic ventures with low-cost studio space and opportunities for mentorship in business management.

Iraqi-Canadian Association of Hamilton
$17,700 over two years to purchase promotional materials and equipment for Mesopotamia Heritage Events, which will celebrate diversity and create a greater understanding of Iraqi culture in the Hamilton.

Opera Hamilton Incorporated
$140,000 over two years to build the capacity of Opera Hamilton through audience development and volunteer training and recruitment.  Funds will be used to hire a part-time volunteer co-ordinator and a part-time audience development co-ordinator.

Settlement and Integration Services Organization
$75,000 over one year toward renovating the roof and insulating the attic of the New Dawn Reception House, which will be used to house government -sponsored refugees in Hamilton.

Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area)
$107,500 over two years for staff, equipment, and training and marketing materials that will be used to provide sexual harassment prevention and intervention resources to employers and employees in Hamilton workplaces.

Steel City Steelers Football Club
$8,000 over one year to purchase protective helmets and field practice equipment for Atom-level players, aged 11 to 12 years, which will help to improve safety and enhance skill development.

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
$14,000 over one year for office equipment and resources to develop a strategic plan for the organization, which will provide a more formalized structure for an active network of volunteers and service providers who are engaged in suicide prevention.

ThinkFirst Canada-Hamilton Chapter c/o ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada
$6,800 over one year to purchase bicycle helmets, presentation equipment and supplies. These will enhance presentations made by volunteers and help to improve safety and physical activity for youth.

Waterdown Rod and Gun Club Inc.
$50,000 over one year to purchase new competition-calibre trap machines and trap houses for this Olympic sport, which will help to ensure greater safety for participants in trap-shooting in Flamborough and surrounding area.

Women's Coalition Initiative c/o St. Joseph Immigrant Women's Centre
$29,900 over one year to conduct a feasibility study to determine the efficacy of establishing a broad coalition of women's organizations in Hamilton,  strengthening the sector and providing better co-ordination of services to the community.

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