November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 6, 2009
Associated Youth Services of Peel
$150,000 over two years to hire a program co-ordinator to build upon the work of the Youth Beyond Barriers program. Funds will increase the capacity of the program to provide individual and group support and resources to queer/transgendered youth.
The Brampton Community All Steel Percussion Concert Band
$73,600 over two years to operate a six-week summer music camp for children and youth learning to play steelpan instruments. This will provide the participants with enhanced cultural, musical, academic and social skills.
BSO/BNRC 'Wave of the Future' Collaborative Project c/o Brampton Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
$105,500 over three years to provide music instruction to youth at risk aged 8 to16 years. Mentors will be recruited to work with youth, and the orchestra will provide instruments and instruction.
Burlington Masters Swim Club Inc.
$15,000 over one year to purchase electronic timing equipment including hardware and software that will be used for the recreational, fitness, and competitive activities of this growing swim club.
Caledon Community Services
$375,000 over four years to purchase equipment and hire staff to operate a salvage and household goods recycling program that will reduce landfill waste, train and employ youth and create a social enterprise to generate funds for the agency.
Caledon Countryside Alliance
$225,000 over three years for staffing and operating support that will enable the continued growth of Eat Local Caledon, an initiative that focuses on rebuilding a local, green food and farming system with projects that include farmers' markets.
Canadian Community Arts Initiative
$49,500 over nine months to hire festival staff and equipment. This will assist in the organization and promotion of Mosaic 2009, a celebration of South Asian culture in Mississauga.
FarmStart / Ferme en marche
$318,800 over three years to build infrastructure, purchase equipment and fund the operations of an incubator farm facility in Brampton. The program will support new farmers, including newcomers, with training, networking and business supports.
Folklore Ensemble Croatia Mississauga
$8,000 over one year to purchase new costumes and pieces specific to Croatian folkloric traditions. The organization will then be able to continue providing arts involvement for young people and delivering quality performances in the community.
Halton Centre for Social Innovation (HCSI) c/o Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
$36,000 over six months to conduct research on the sector's need for, and interest in, a shared space model, and to organize a conference that will facilitate community dialogue and awareness about current best practices in the field.
Kahaniya - Sisters Sharing Stories and PCHS Collaborative c/o Punjabi Community Health Services
$57,500 over 18 months to implement Weaving Stories - Closing the Intergenerational Gap, an initiative that will involve senior and young Punjabi women in exploring self-identity and gender oppression through film, photography and the Internet.
Mississauga Independent Film Festival Group
$31,500 over six months to support the growth of this five-day independent film festival, including a complementary independent music series. The event will provide a venue for educating and involving the public in independent film and music.
Mississauga Mandarin Association
$74,700 over two years for staff and rental space, which will help to ensure the continued growth of the association's various activities and services for seniors, youth and families of the Mandarin speaking community in Mississauga.
Mohawk Park Tennis Club
$119,700 over one year to reconstruct the club's tennis courts. The initiative will help improve the safety and quality of the courts, help the Mississauga club attract new members, as well as develop and grow its community programs.
Oakville Feis Association (OFA)
$50,100 over one year to purchase stage equipment and sound and communication systems that will improve the safety and quality of Irish dance competitions hosted by the association.
One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization
$75,000 over one year to enhance the organization's capacity to deliver a character based leadership
development program to over 500 children and youth in Peel and Halton.
Peel Music Festival
$15,000 over one year to develop a user-friendly Web system that will enhance the administration of the annual festival, which involves over 3,000 participants from a variety of musical disciplines.
Peel-Halton-Dufferin Training Board
$60,800 over three years to provide professional development opportunities to front line staff of immigrant serving organizations. Training will enhance the capacity of service providers to meet the diverse needs of the newcomer community.
Peer Outreach Support Services and Education (POSSE) Collaborative c/o AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County
$63,300 over three years to continue and expand The Undercroft magazine to South Halton. This will create better knowledge of services among the youth population as well as expand youth leadership and involvement.
Polish-Canadian Vocal Group Inc.
$7,000 over one year to purchase and produce decorations that will highlight Polish culture and traditions for audiences at the Carassauga festival in Mississauga. Additional funds for sound and lighting equipment will add to pavilion enhancements.
The Riverwood Conservancy
$303,600 over four years to implement Education Naturally, an outdoor science program for secondary students in Mississauga as well as small social enterprise to sustain the program.
St. John Ambulance - Brampton Branch c/o St. John Council for Ontario
$75,000 over one year to hire two additional staff members who will carry out fundraising and marketing activities and support the work of the branch in the Brampton and Caledon communities.
St. Leonard's House (Peel)
$209,500 over three years to hire a co-ordinator who will support the growth and development of License to Clean, a social purpose enterprise that enables people with mental health disabilities to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem.
Summit Housing & Outreach Programs
$31,500 over one year to purchase a minivan, which will provide transportation to activities and services for clients with severe mental health disabilities in the South Halton area.
Support & Housing - Halton
$225,000 over three years to hire outreach workers and recruit volunteers to develop best practices and expand a recovery focused wellness program into South Halton for people with mental health disabilities.
Trade Wind Science & Technology Group
$25,000 over 18 months to rent a facility, purchase materials and promote a summer hands-on skills training program in Oakville that introduces youth to career options in trade, science and technology.
United Achievers Community Services
$15,000 over one year to create workstations and make repairs and improvements to the Brampton agency's facility. This initiative will enhance the work environment and improve safety for both staff and clients of this well-used community centre.
Vychodna Slovak Dancers
$20,000 over one year for cultural dance training, costumes and the promotion of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Vychodna Slovak dancers' performances for the Mississauga community.
Windmill Theatre Productions Inc.
$12,000 over two years to purchase new music and set designs, and to enhance the group's vocal and instrumental content. This initiative will support the growth of this emerging performance group in Mississauga.
Young Achievers of Halton (YAH)
$22,900 over one year to hire a co-ordinator who will establish networks and conduct promotional activities that will attract more youth and community volunteers and sponsors to the educational and social programs.
Youth Unlimited Potential (YUP) Project c/o Brampton Bramalea Christian Fellowship Inc.
$96,300 over two years to purchase recreational equipment and hire a project co-ordinator who will support the expanded summer youth and family programs provided by the Sikh Soccer Club and the Brampton-Bramalea Christian Fellowship Church.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 30, 2008
557 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadets - Support Committee c/o The Army Cadet League of Canada (Ontario)
$37,400 over two years to purchase equipment for the biathlon team and instruments for this Brampton unit's pipe-and-drum band. Two part-time music instructors will also be retained to help increase recreational opportunities for youth.
Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton/Burlington
$10,000 over one year for consultant services to develop a strategic and fundraising plan that will help the organization provide bereavement support services to the community. (Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington
$10,500 over one year for an intake case manager, promotional costs and equipment. These will help increase opportunities for 20 youth to realize their full potential by recruiting and matching them with volunteer mentors in Burlington.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
$375,000 over five years for staff, supplies and office expenses to support teen mentors of elementary school-aged children. Homework clubs and a co-op placement program will help encourage leadership, self-esteem and academic success.
Brampton Minor Basketball Association
$14,800 over one year to purchase training and other program equipment to improve the overall development of young basketball players in the Brampton area.
Burlington Humane Society Inc.
$11,000 over one year to install fencing that will provide a safer and more secure activity space for volunteers to interact with animals receiving care.
BurlingtonGreen c/o Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
$132,100 over two years to hire staff who will help the organization develop and implement programs. Youth and local neighbourhoods will be engaged in environmental action to create a greener Burlington.
Caledon Chamber Concerts
$15,900 over two years for artistic fees, website creation and marketing services that will increase the profile of the organization and enhance appreciation for chamber music in the community.
CanAfric Théâtre CanAfrique
$110,000 over two years for an artistic director, an operations manager and tools to help strengthen this theatre group. It will continue to deliver Afro-Canadian arts programs and workshops for people in Peel Region.
Carassauga Multicultural Festival Inc.
$223,000 over four years to hire an executive director who will help develop the organization. This will support continued growth of the annual multicultural festival in Mississauga, now entering its 25th year.
chamberWORKS! Music Ensemble
$108,300 over two years for an artistic/managing director and musician fees. This will enable chamber music concerts to be provided to elementary students in Halton, helping them understand the elements of classical music and teamwork.
Community Foundation of Oakville
$103,000 over two years for a project manager, website development and the publication of Vital Signs. This annual report card on the key determinants of community health will highlight 11 areas of need, generating community discussion and action.
Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius
$100,000 over one year to provide equipment and learning resources for the new Coptic Heritage Centre in Mississauga. The initiative will help raise awareness about the Coptic culture as well as promote inter-cultural dialogue.
DADA (Dad's Against Dirty Air) c/o Halton Environmental Network
$70,000 over one year for a co-ordinator, materials and costs to pilot an anti-idling initiative. The school community in Halton will be engaged to stop vehicle-idling in school environments and help reduce the health risks to young children.
Dance/Drama Performance Collaborative c/o West End Studio Theatre
$65,900 over one year for equipment upgrades to this shared facility for theatre and dance in Oakville. This initiative will make better use of the facility and help enhance shared programming for two local performing arts organizations.
Elder Technology Assistance Group (ETAG)
$75,000 over two years for staff who will recruit volunteers and clients for a technology coaching program targeted to seniors in Halton. This will provide seniors with a program that accommodates their technological learning needs.
Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre c/o Catholic Family Services of Peel Dufferin
$55,600 over one year to hire a co-ordinator who will engage community partners in developing a workable shared-space, shared-service model for this centre in Peel.
Family Services of Peel & Catholic Family Services of Dufferin-Peel Collaborative c/o Family Services of Peel
$211,500 over three years to develop a comprehensive service system providing support to men who have been abused in childhood. Twenty-one community agencies will work together to support program participants.
Georgetown Lawn Bowling Club
$12,000 over one year to carry out minor renovations to the clubhouse and purchase a new greens aerator. These will improve playing conditions and increase the club's capacity to host tournaments.
Grace United Church
$150,000 over two years for contractor services to repair the church's brick exterior. This will restore the structural integrity of this heritage-designated building so it may continue to provide extensive outreach programs in the City of Brampton.
Higher Ground Neighbourhood Outreach
$50,600 over two years for staff, space rentals and equipment to provide musical training to children and youth aged 7 to 18 years in northwest Brampton. The experience will broaden learning and personal growth and promote appreciation of the arts.
Limehouse Kiln Restoration Project c/o Limehouse Kiln Society
$150,000 over one year to stabilize and rebuild the draw kiln, a significant feature of the industrial lime-manufacturing heritage complex. This will improve safety and enhance interest in this unique historic site.
Maple Grove United Church
$110,000 over one year to install an elevator in this multilevel facility. This addition will make the church fully accessible to the many community groups in Oakville who use it as a gathering place for people of all abilities.
$2,400 over one year to develop promotional materials and purchase a laser printer. This group will be able to better promote their performances, helping to increase appreciation of the music arts in the community.
Milton Concert Band (MCB)
$15,000 over one year to purchase musical instruments and music folders. The new equipment will help this community band offer a greater variety of quality music to the community as well as help increase its membership.
Mississauga Festival Choir
$27,300 over two years to hire section leads, obtain rehearsal space and develop a marketing plan. A chamber choir will be created, increasing the choir's repertoire and enabling it to perform at smaller community venues in the area.
North Halton Power and Sail Squadron c/o Kiwanis Club of Georgetown
$8,000 over one year for training equipment, promotional activities, and the delivery of boating courses. This initiative will enhance the quality of safety training and promote boater safety to hundreds of boating-licence students.
The Oakville and District Humane Society
$89,700 over one year to acquire software, hardware, and hire a contract staff to support staff training. This initiative will improve the society's management and delivery of services, support fundraising, and enhance community outreach.
Peel Region Project c/o Epilepsy Peel Region
$53,500 over one year for a program co-ordinator, training costs and materials. Educational forums will be provided to raise community awareness, and new support programs and services will be offered to individuals with epilepsy and their families.
Ringette Association of Burlington
$14,600 over nine months for coach development, equipment and a promotional initiative. These will enable the club to promote the sport of ringette to the wider community, encouraging healthy activity for girls aged 4 years and older.
Royal Canadian Legion - Lt. Algie V.C. Branch 449 - Alton
$121,200 over one year to create a barrier-free community facility in Alton. Improvements to the entranceway, washrooms and a mechanical lift will allow the Legion to meet increased demand for accessible community space.
Senior Tamils Society of Peel
$139,300 over two years for a project co-ordinator, space and equipment to help Tamil seniors overcome isolation. Outcomes will include increased volunteerism, participation in recreation and fitness programs, and education about environmental issues.
Supportive Housing In Peel
$75,000 over one year for a co-ordinator, supplies and a vehicle to expand the DC Business program. This social enterprise will be able to grow, providing skills, employment training and opportunities for mental-health survivors.
Tora Martial Arts Club
$66,200 over one year to host specialized clinics, purchase mats and install a new sub-floor that will improve the quality and safety of martial arts programs for the Brampton community.
Trout Unlimited Canada
$126,000 over two years for a water-steward specialist and equipment to implement a restoration project in Lowville. Local landowners and the community will be engaged in activities to restore the aquatic health of the Bronte Creek Watershed.
Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon (Volunteer MBC) c/o Social Planning Council of Peel
$375,000 over five years for staff, communications, office furniture and equipment to establish and develop a new volunteer centre. This initiative will help strengthen volunteerism in Peel and increase local organizations' support to volunteers.
Way To Your Future c/o Goodwill, The Amity Group
$147,200 over two years to expand the employment and school retention program in North Halton. Support will be given to secondary school students at risk of dropping out, and training will be provided to help them build a viable economic future.
The Women's Centre
$96,400 over two years to provide language-appropriate peer counselling for immigrant women who are facing crisis and distress in Halton Region.
World of Threads Festival
$11,900 over one year for materials, signage and advertising to help grow the World of Threads Festival in Oakville. Marketing and infrastructure support will help boost attendance and enhance appreciation for this unique community artistic event.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 26, 2008.
Advocacy Committee for an Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan c/o Georgetown Choral Society
$32,900 over one year to organize and deliver a two-day symposium. This meeting will engage stakeholders in creating a community-based arts, culture and heritage action plan, which will be an important framework for local arts decision making.
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Halton/Peel
$116,800 over two years to hire an executive director who will take the lead in refocusing the organizational and fundraising capacity of this organization based in Mississauga.
Best Practices for Greening Corporate Grounds c/o Evergreen
$219,800 over 42 months to implement Greening in Corporate Grounds in Mississauga. This initiative will promote environmental stewardship and naturalization activities in corporate and institutional landscapes.
Brant Hills Presbyterian Church
$60,000 over one year to improve accessibility to the basement of this church in Burlington. The renovations will create barrier-free access to the community hall for people of all abilities.
Burlington Gymnastics Club Inc.
$73,400 over one year for capital improvements to the club's 27-year-old facility. The improvements will help improve safety, enhance energy use and create a positive physical environment for hundreds of children and their families.
Burlington Hoops Basketball Club
$20,000 over one year to help operate and support the development of this new basketball club. This will increase access, participation and skills development for children involved in the sport.
Burlington Kolumbus Club
$85,600 over one year to renovate the washrooms, doors and entrance of the Burlington Kolumbus Hall. These upgrades will make it barrier-free and more attractive as a community meeting place.
Canada Odisha Society of Americas (CanOSA)
$13,500 over one year to purchase musical instruments and other entertainment equipment. The quality of artistic performances will then improve and help promote and preserve the cultural heritage of the Orissa community in Brampton and area.
Community Diversity Leadership c/o The National Movement for Harmony in Canada
$225,000 over three years to implement a diversity leadership-training program for students and adults in Peel. It will help to promote cultural awareness, diversity competence, harmony and respect.
Community Foundation of Mississauga
$175,000 over three years for additional staff to help strengthen the Foundation's capacity. It will then be able to further grow endowed assets, build leadership, and enhance healthy benevolent activities and culture in the community.
Community Living North Halton
$150,000 over two years for staff to engage volunteers and develop community partnerships in North Halton. These efforts will raise awareness of the organization and help set up an aggressive fundraising campaign.
Culture Philippines of Ontario
$30,500 over one year to acquire indigenous musical instruments, props, staging and sound equipment. These improvements will help to enhance and expand this Peel cultural group's repertoire of music and dance performances.
Full Circle Judo Club
$42,900 over three years to hire a part-time co-ordinator. This staff member will collaborate with community groups to develop new programming and expand physical activities for children, youth and families in Burlington and Halton.
Halton Healthy Community Funding Consortium c/o Regional Municipality of Halton
$25,000 over one year to contribute to the Halton Healthy Community Consortium's funding pool, which helps support community-based initiatives that promote healthy and sustainable communities.
Home Suite Hope Shared Living Corp
$192,000 over three years for staff who will help grow and expand a transitional housing and support program in Halton. The program helps individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless as they move toward self-sufficiency.
Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre (KCCC)
$141,600 over four years to hire a co-ordinator to work with the centre's many volunteers. These volunteers support the wide range of arts, recreation, social and fundraising programs offered by this Filipino cultural organization in Peel.
Masterworks of Oakville, Chorus & Orchestra
$37,000 over two years for musicians, new music and an administrative co-ordinator. These will help to elevate the level of performance and artistic excellence of the group, enhance its administrative operation and promote organizational growth.
Maximilian Kolbe Foundation
$12,400 over one year to improve the quality of table tennis activities at the Polish Cultural Centre by purchasing eight new tables. This will allow the group to offer their activities to more community members in Mississauga.
Mississauga Children's Choir
$12,200 over one year to furnish an office and music library. This will assist the choir in running effectively and efficiently as well as provide additional space for music theory and vocal coaching lessons for children.
Oakville Chamber Ensemble
$55,000 over two years for administrative, marketing, fundraising and artistic personnel and infrastructure. Programs will be created to ensure the ensemble's sustainability and provide the community with professional musicians and chamber music.
Oakville Parent-Child Centre
$50,000 over six months toward the renovation of a new satellite location of the centre. The facility will provide early years programming and access for children and their families living in the Kerr Street neighbourhood in Oakville.
Ontario Inter-Cultural Community Services
$110,000 over two years for a project co-ordinator and an executive director. These staff will deliver an after-school program for children and youth in Mississauga and support the development of this young organization.
Partners for Youth c/o Rotary Club of Palgrave
$73,100 over one year to support outdoor recreation opportunities for community members in Bolton. Chillers and a refrigeration system will be installed at a multiuse sports pad, enhancing skating opportunities in the area.
Peel Children's Centre
$225,000 over three years to strengthen and expand the centre's volunteer program. A co-ordinator will be hired to recruit and engage more volunteers in the delivery of highly specialized mentor and tutor programs for children and youth.
Peel Poverty Action Group c/o Social Planning Council of Peel
$75,000 over one year to create a greater awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness in the Peel region by designing a community awareness package that will be disseminated throughout the region.
Performing Arts Burlington
$197,000 over three years for staff and equipment to help enhance support to local arts organizations. Focus will be on capacity building, promotion and marketing, to facilitate the development of a permanent performing arts centre in Burlington.
Polish Canadian Women's Federation
$48,000 over one year to mentor young women volunteers to develop a website and exhibits in Peel and Hamilton. These information sites will highlight the contributions of 50 Polish-Canadian men and women to Ontario's heritage.
Rapport Youth & Family Services
$206,900 over five years to support and evaluate the success of the Fund Development Capacity Building Strategy of this key community agency in Peel.
Sandhill Pipe Band
$11,900 over one year to encourage youth participation in this local band. New uniforms will be purchased for use by youth members in the Brampton-Caledon area.
Sierra Club Ontario Chapter c/o Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
$48,000 over 10 months to support the development of an annual community car-free day event in Mississauga. It will target the participation of 1,000 individuals to help reduce approximately 14,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Team Futures School of Gymnastics Inc.
$58,300 over 10 months to acquire new equipment that will enhance safety and provide young amateur athletes in Mississauga with the opportunity and tools to develop to their fullest potential.
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