Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming
November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 3, 2011
Affirmative Dynamic Industries
$43,900 over one year to purchase a truck and enclosed utility trailer to transport workers and equipment. This new equipment will help to sustain current employment programs for persons with disabilities in North Bay who carry out yard maintenance, moving and snow removal services.
Community Living Parry Sound, as lead organization on this collaborative
$116,800 over one year to hire planning staff to increase children and youth's connections and participation in community life in Muskoka, Parry Sound and West Nipissing. Person-centered plans will be developed with youth support networks. This will help youth to achieve their personal goals and live life to their fullest capacity.
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Inc, as lead organization on this collaborative
$70,700 over two years to develop a State of the Biosphere Environmental Monitoring Program and Report Card for the biosphere reserve in eastern Georgian Bay. The program and the report card will outline the current conditions of the lands and waters so that necessary actions to improve the environmental conditions within the watershed can be taken.
Greening Nipissing Ecologisation Nipissing
$79,900 over two years to carry out a water education program in North Bay. Through a variety of workshops, film screenings, festivals, video competitions and symposiums, the general public will become more aware of the need for conserving and using water in a responsible and efficient manner. Residents will also recognize the value of water to society, the economy and their own wellbeing.
Mattawa Lions Club
$64,100 over one year to make the building more accessible and comfortable for its members and the general public by adding a ramp to the main entranceway and one accessible washroom. Upgrades also include renovating the existing washroom spaces, replacing exterior siding and insulation, and installing a new furnace and air conditioning unit.
Muskoka Victim Services
$12,800 over six months to purchase office furniture and telephone and computer equipment. This will provide the tools necessary for staff and volunteers to better and more economically promote the organization's services and respond to victims' needs throughout the district of Muskoka.
Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services
$12,000 over six months to purchase a new photocopier and four computers for the Bracebridge office and three computers for the Parry Sound office. Replacing outdated and unreliable equipment will assist the organization's staff to better carry out its day-to-day tasks.
North Bay Nordic Ski Club
$77,400 over four years to hire a ski program coordinator to coach athletes, train and mentor volunteer coaches, grow the club's programming and assist with administrative duties. This new position will help to ensure that the organization, currently working at full capacity, can meet the current and future demand for service and quality programming.
North Bay Soup Kitchen Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$115,800 over two years to expand the Coach4Food program, in which minor hockey teams get skills drills training in exchange for food or monetary donations to local food banks. The initiative, in Niagara, Guelph, Caledon-Dufferin, Thames Valley, Ottawa, and North Bay, will increase the capacity of food banks, boost players' and coaches' skills, and build community partnership between food banks, businesses, hockey teams, and the media. A resource guide and website will provide a template for other organizations run similar initiatives. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
Temagami First Nation
$37,300 over one year to hire a professional facilitator who will work with the Bear Island community to carry out the project From Legacy to Choice. Frontline workers and community members will together address healing the effects of generational trauma and its effects on individuals, families and communities.
Temiskaming Art Gallery
$14,200 over six months to install energy-efficient lighting systems and purchase a heavy-duty paper trimmer and two computer systems. This new equipment will allow for professional-looking marketing products and help artists to better showcase their work.
The Gravenhurst Senior Citizens Club
$38,900 over one year to install new kitchen appliances, flooring, cupboards and upgraded electrical and plumbing systems in the kitchen area. These renovations will help to ensure the organization is able to continue to serve the recreation and social needs of local seniors, as well as the community's.
Town of Englehart
$4,600 over six months to purchase mats which will allow for more recreation programs to be delivered at the gym facility located within the arena complex. Also installing easy access steps at Lee Pool will improve access to this seasonal outdoor facility for all persons, especially seniors and citizens with mobility issues.
Town of Huntsville
$62,300 over six months to install an electronic timing system and a competitor starting platform and purchase touch pads for the pool area at the Canada Summit Centre. This equipment will ensure competitive swimmers have access to more modern equipment during training exercises and will help the municipality attract more sport tourism events to the area.
Township of Georgian Bay
$28,200 over one year to paint and install new furniture and carpet at the Honey Harbour Library and create a children's literacy centre at the Port Severn satellite library location. These upgrades will provide better-equipped library spaces for use by all community members and visitors, regardless of age or ability.
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July 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 28, 2010
Corbeil Four Seasons Club Inc.
$108,600 over one year to make the entranceways and washrooms fully accessible, upgrade electrical and heating systems and create more seating space. These improvements will help to ensure that people of all ages and abilities continue to use this community space for social and recreational purposes.
Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake
$200,000 over one year to provide more recreational activities for children and youth by installing a fully equipped splash park. The park will be fully accessible in its design and offer families a free, healthy activity for their children.
Corporation of the Township of Matachewan
$8,000 over one year to install playground equipment at the beachfront. This will enhance the municipality's recreational programming and provide more community space for children of all ages and abilities and their families to gather.
Les Compagnons des francs loisirs
$101,900 over one year to install an elevator in this North Bay community centre and meeting space, making the facility more accessible to members of the Francophone community and the community at large.
Municipality of Magnetawan
$41,700 over one year to install new flooring and furnish the newly expanded library with ergonomic shelving, workstations, a table and chairs. These improvements will help to ensure continued accessibility to the library's services for people of all ages and abilities.
Nosbonsing Anglers & Hunters, Inc.
$14,900 over one year to complete renovations to make the hall entranceways accessible, making the clubhouse a safer, more accessible space for club members as well as the many volunteers from other local groups who regularly use the hall.
Rotary Club of Huntsville
$12,000 over one year to purchase a tent, banquet furniture and equipment, and an enclosed trailer. These will serve as a community events trailer for the organization and will be made available to other local not-for-profit organizations for fundraising activities and events.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 227 - Charlton
$24,800 over one year to install two accessible washrooms, an automatic door opener to the entranceway and new windows in the kitchen and main hall. These renovations will ensure that people of all ages and abilities continue to make use of this hall.
Shawanaga First Nation
$12,600 over one year to purchase a scanner, colour printer, workstations, tables and chairs and replace the obsolete computer systems at the library. This modern equipment will create a more functional and inviting learning environment for the entire community, including students.
The Alzheimer Society of North Bay & District
$76,700 over two years to establish an art therapy program for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in the District of Nipissing. This program will provide participants with a better quality of life and improve their sense of emotional well-being.
Township of Lake of Bays
$69,500 over one year to install a new playground and a community gazebo and make renovations to the public dock area in Dorset. These improvements will create more space for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities to gather for recreation and leisurely pursuits.
Township of Nipissing
$16,800 over one year to purchase three treadmills, two elliptical trainer units, two recumbent bikes and one powerplate for the fitness centre. This new equipment will support the fitness needs of all users, including those with special needs.
West Parry Sound District Museum
$37,000 over one year to reshingle the roof and purchase new display cases. This will ensure the safe preservation and professional showcasing of valuable, historically significant, local artifacts.
White Water Gallery
$127,800 over three years to purchase computer and office equipment, signage and gallery lighting for its new premises. A full-time director will be hired to run the gallery and host professional exhibits. This will help to ensure local artists and residents continue to enjoy the benefits of a professional artist-run gallery.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2010
Community YWCA of Muskoka
$230,800 over three years to develop and execute a community awareness and fund development plan in order to ensure the organization's long-term capacity for serving the social and economic needs of women throughout the District of Muskoka.
Discovery Routes Trails Organization
$82,800 over one year to work with trails partners across the Parry Sound and Nipissing region to design, build and install bilingual trail signage in high traffic areas and along the region's multi-use trails system.This will result in a better promotion of all trails in the Discovery Routes network and more people of all ages taking part in more recreational activities on those trails.
Green Timiskaming Development Co-operative Inc
$25,100 over one year to increase the board's capacity to carry out its mandate by undertaking board training with a recognized, Ontario-based sector champion and consulting with the local community to develop a strategic plan for moving forward.
Literacy Council of South Temiskaming
$8,700 over six months to replace the organization's unreliable photocopier with a multi-functioning network copier/printer. This new equipment will better serve the needs of both staff and their clients.
Muskoka Community Co-operatives Inc.
$36,200 over one year to establish a newcomers network that will identify the needs of newcomers, establish responsive community partnerships and celebrate Muskoka's diverse cultures.
Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce
$65,000 over two years to increase local tourism by developing and promoting Bike Train and Coach Tour programs, expanding the Bala Summer Market and introducing a new Port Carling Summer Market.
New Liskeard Agricultural Society
$31,100 over one year to improve the safety and longevity of the New Liskeard Fall Fair fairground buildings by installing a new roof on the multi-purpose portable unit and upgrading the animal barns with new electrical systems. The erection of two bilingual highway billboard signs will help to promote the Fair to the local community and visitors all year long.
North Shore Search and Rescue
$115,100 over one year to purchase new emergency equipment and storage. This will enable the group to transport equipment and volunteers for search and rescue operations.
$127,400 over two years to increase regional awareness of locally grown products and youth participation in farming activities throughout the districts of Parry Sound and Muskoka.
The Temiskaming Foundation
$7,300 over one year to increase the organization's technical capacity and community visibility by purchasing new computer and presentation equipment as well as promotional materials and office supplies.
Town of Mattawa
$11,000 over one year to improve the quality and types of community festivals and celebrations hosted by the municipality and its community partners by purchasing a high calibre sound and light system. Events such as Voyageur Days and a new summer concert series will benefit greatly from this equipment.
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