Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming
November 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 6, 2009
2009 Temiskaming International Plowing Match
$35,000 over one year to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by over 1,000 international Plowing Match 2009 volunteers by purchasing vests to be worn throughout the event and hosting a volunteer appreciation gathering at its conclusion.
The Almaguin Highlands Council for the Arts
$71,100 over one year to design marketing materials, create an inventory of local artists and arts groups and consult with them to develop a strategic plan. This will help the organization to co-ordinate, promote, and grow the local arts sector.
$90,100 over 22 months to develop local infrastructure and co-ordination to help create an attractive tourism destination for cyclists between Toronto and North Bay. (Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Bonfield & District Lions Club
$14,900 over one year to install a new ceiling and upgrade the facility's heating and lighting systems. These upgrades will improve energy efficiency, increase hall usage and provide a more comfortable space for the club and its community to gather.
Classic Theatre Cobalt
$14,300 over one year for the installation of a cinema-quality projector and a dance floor. These additions will increase the range of arts education and entertainment programming available to area residents of all ages and abilities.
Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing
$120,800 over two years to promote education and awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. A collaborative, community-wide approach to early diagnosis and intervention will be developed to support people living with FASD and their families.
Corporation of the Municipality of Callander
$50,000 over one year to install electricity and lighting at the new Four Seasons Centre, creating expanded opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to participate in sport, recreational and social activities.
Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake
$70,000 over one year to expand the existing skateboard park into an extreme park with apparatus for bicycles. This will provide a unique and safe place for youth to participate in casual and organized sport and recreation activities.
The Edge of the Woods Collaborative c/o The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival
$44,600 over six months for five, one-day theatre festivals and various arts education activities in the Muskoka and East Parry Sound area. Partnerships among local artists, youth and seniors will engage more people of all ages in art and theatre.
Hudson Lakes Association
$20,000 over two years to develop a stewardship plan for the Hudson Lakes. A consultative process will better inform local residents, the municipality and other key stakeholders and facilitate plans for the ongoing environmental health of the lakes.
Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services
$48,700 over one year to plan and deliver a two-day conference for women survivors of sexual abuse, assault or domestic violence. Moving Forward: From Survivor to Thriver, will give victims an opportunity for learning and networking.
Nipissing First Nation
$57,200 over one year to deliver workshops based on traditional Ojibwe knowledge, create language and cultural teaching tools, preserve existing heritage collections, expand library resource materials and replace four windows at the library.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 599 - West Ferris
$11,600 over one year to install an automatic door at the entranceway and a unisex barrier-free washroom in the upper level of the branch facility, making it a more accessible space for people of all ages and abilities to gather.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 227 - Charlton
$55,600 over one year to install a stair lift, new entrance doors, and replace duct work, tables and chairs. This will create a more accessible, comfortable place for people of all ages and abilities to gather for social and recreational activities.
Ski Friends of the Frost Centre
$26,800 over one year to purchase two new Skandic snow machines to enhance the grooming of the club's cross-country ski trails in the Township of Lake of Bays , providing improved and more reliable winter recreational opportunities for all users.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 30, 2008Bala Cranberry Festival
$20,000 over one year toward the cost of a sound system and promotional program. Local residents and visitors of all ages and abilities will be invited to participate in the celebration of the organization's 25th year anniversary milestone.
Bala Curling Club
$50,000 over one year to replace the refrigeration plant. This will ensure consistent ice conditions so quality curling programs can continue for local and area community members of all ages.
Community Living Parry Sound
$40,800 over one year to hire a facilitator to engage individuals and organizations in the practice of inclusiveness in their everyday lives. This will result in a community that is more inclusive and accepting of everyone, regardless of age or ability.
The Corporation of the Town of Kearney
$17,800 over one year to replace shelving, carpeting, ceiling tiles and lighting at the Kearney Library. These renovations will improve access to library materials and provide patrons of all ages and abilities with a cleaner, friendlier community space.
Corporation of the Township of Bonfield
$45,300 over one year to install and equip one new playground area in both Bonfield and Rutherglen. This will encourage healthy outdoor activity for all children and families within the municipality.
Corporation of the Township of Brethour
$13,800 to install an access ramp, new entrance door and barrier-free universal washroom at the community hall. This will improve access to and usability of the hall for people of all ages, regardless of age or physical ability.
Corporation of the Township of Hudson
$12,100 over one year for new furniture, kitchen appliances and washroom fixtures. This will complete the municipality's hall renovation project and provide a more accessible, better-equipped gathering place for residents of all ages and abilities.
Jeunesse en Marche du Timiskaming
$37,700 over one year to repair the roof, interior walls and ceilings and install shower rooms at this camp facility. These renovations will ensure that programs and services continue to be available and offered to Francophone youth and their families.
Mattawa 125 Celebrations c/o Corporation of the Town of Mattawa
$75,000 over one year for advertising, event costs and memorabilia to commemorate the Town of Mattawa's 125th year anniversary in 2009. These festivities will celebrate the community's rich and diverse culture and honour its achievements.
Municipality of Powassan
$63,900 over one year for kitchen and hall renovations and new equipment in the Powassan recreation centre. A new rink apron will also be installed at the Trout Creek Community Centre, providing a safer and better community facility.
Muskoka Community Foundation
$11,500 over one year to help purchase marketing materials and host a prospect meeting with potential donors in the District of Muskoka. This will help to build the foundation's capacity for making grants to local registered charitable organizations.
Nipissing Transition House
$15,800 over one year for a youth worker to deliver a homework support program in this emergency shelter. This will help ensure that children who are victims or witnesses of domestic violence receive the after-school support they require to succeed.
Northern Caledonia Pipes and Drums
$31,200 over one year for proper Scottish highland attire and drums to outfit this newly established pipe-band. Members of all ages and levels of musical ability will learn and be able to perform professionally at local and provincial events.
Round Lake & Area Local Services Board
$7,000 over one year to erect a billboard, replace the furnace, remove mold and repair the walls at the community hall. This will make the hall a safer, better community space for people of all ages and abilities to engage in a variety of activities.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161 - Bracebridge
$66,400 over one year to replace the roof and heating system in the Legion hall. Energy efficiency will improve and a more comfortable place will be provided for people of all ages to gather for social and recreational activities.
Township of Chamberlain
$11,900 over one year to install an access ramp and renovate the washrooms at the Chamberlain Recreation Hall, making it a safer and more accessible community facility for people of all ages and abilities.
Township of Lake of Bays
$59,200 over one year for new kitchen appliances, fixtures and an ice-track system harness at the Lake of Bays Community Centre. This will result in expanded use of this community facility and enhanced skating programs for local youth.
Warriors of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Racing Team
$4,800 over one year to refinish the dragon boat, replace the protective cover and apply logo decals to its sides. These repairs will encourage participation in this activity and ensure that the boat continues to serve this group for many more years.
Wasi Cross Country Ski Club Inc.
$46,800 over one year to purchase a new Skandic snow machine and ATV to enhance the grooming of the club's cross-country ski trails. The parking lot will also be expanded and maintained, ensuring safer recreational opportunities for all users.
White Water Gallery
$31,200 over 14 months towards the costs of promoting and hosting exhibitions, rent and board training and development. This will help strengthen the organization's capacity to continue offering professional art exhibits to the North Bay and area community.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors June 26, 2008.
Bonfield Agricultural Society
$150,000 over one year to upgrade the well, electrical and alarm systems, buy equipment and landscape the area. These improvements will make the facility a safer, well-maintained community space for heritage, recreational and social activities.
The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc.
$79,500 over 18 months for a co-ordinator, workshops and supplies to establish a mentorship program. Small business entrepreneurs in the districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing will receive training and assistance to manage their businesses.
The Corporation of the Municipality of Charlton and Dack
$45,800 over six months to extend the use of the outdoor rink facility by installing a fabric roof, end walls and lights. It will then be available year-round for local citizens of all ages and abilities to participate in a variety of activities.
The Corporation of the Township of Seguin
$30,000 over one year to install an elevator that will improve access to the upper-level facilities of the Humphrey Community Centre. This will allow more people of all ages and abilities to participate in activities taking place at the centre.
Huntsville Curling Club
$48,300 over one year to upgrade washroom facilities, install an ice-area dehumidifier and replace hall flooring at the club. Improvements will increase accessibility, enhance the ice quality and make the facility a more inviting place for all.
Muskoka Heritage Trust
$106,200 over two years for a co-ordinator to assess the natural values of the trust's properties and interests. The ecological significance of lands will be determined and protected by establishing nature reserves or easement agreements.
New Liskeard Agricultural Society
$15,000 to purchase portable metal sectional fencing. This equipment will improve safety and security at annual fall fairs and reduce the time required to set up and tear down each event.
The North Bay Literacy Council
$40,300 over one year to establish and deliver a literacy and health program in partnership with regional literacy providers and the local health-care sector. The program will serve as a model for other literacy councils across the province.
North Bay Theatre and Arts Community Centre (Capitol Centre)
$15,000 over a year to revitalize the performing arts centre's lobby area with a custom-built grand concession bar and cash register. The additions will beautify the area for patrons and provide a professional, modern working space for volunteers.
Restoule & District Lions Club
$15,000 over a year to construct a lighted helipad that will provide local citizens and visitors to this rural area with emergency airlift services on a year-round, 24-hour basis.
Temagami First Nation
$15,100 over six months for equipment, performers and supplies for the 2008 Traditional Pow Wow. The event enables members of the First Nation community and their neighbours to increase and celebrate their knowledge of Anishnabai culture and spirit.
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