Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming
November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 4, 2010
Almaguin Highlands Community Living
$112,900 over two years to hire two staff members who will help adult clients in the Almaguin area develop and achieve their personal goals and create a client-centered delivery model for youth.
Le Centre d'alphabétisation ALEC du Nipissing
$12,500 to purchase new display units for le Centre's EduPlaisir West Nipissing location. This will support the organization's social enterprise endeavor by ensuring the safe and proper display of French-language books, DVDs, games and materials.
The Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan
$30,300 over one year to renovate washrooms, install automatic door operators in the main entranceway and create a new kitchen space at the Senior Friendship Centre. These renovations will improve accessibility to the centre for all community members.
Corporation of the Township of James
$48,900 over one year to install new bleachers, players benches and a pavilion at the baseball park. The area will then be a safer and better-equipped place for people of all ages and abilities to gather.
Dokis First Nation
$12,500 for accessibility-related renovations to the library. Entrance modifications and the installation of a new washroom will allow people of all abilities to have better access to the library and the services it offers.
Georgian Nordic Ski and Canoe Club
$14,700 to purchase classic skate and roller skis, poles and bindings. The equipment will enable this Parry Sound club to offer more programs and make competitive skiing more accessible to those who would not otherwise be able to participate.
$14,500 to purchase a new phone system and computer and office equipment. Replacing outdated technology will help the organization meet the growing demand for services more effectively and efficiently.
The North Bay Literacy Council
$135,600 over two years to deliver a local literacy and health program. This will help sensitize the health care sector to the population's literacy needs and deliver a summer learning program to help youth aged 8 to12 years succeed in school.
North Bay Symphony Society
$46,200 over two years to purchase a new computer system and hire two string-school teachers. Training will be given to develop teachers and address the organization's attrition needs by engaging greater youth participation in the string school.
Township of Casey
$108,100 to purchase an ice resurfacer and hockey nets and install a new dasher-board system, protective netting and scoreboard. The penalty and timekeeper areas will be renovated to make the rink a safer, better-equipped place for all citizens.
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July 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on November 2nd, 2009
2010 Ontario Winter Youth Games c/o Town of Huntsville
$79,300 over six months to recruit, recognize and celebrate the contributions made by over 1,000 local community volunteers who will serve at the 2010 Ontario Winter Games held throughout the district of Muskoka from March 4 to 7, 2010.
The Corporation of the Township of Perry
$125,000 over one year to install a gazebo amphitheatre at the new Almaguin Highlands Information Centre site. This will create more opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities to gather and participate in activities.
Mattawa Bonfield Economic Development Corporation
$55,700 over one year for workshops, marketing and equipment to create and promote new, unique tourism products and experiences in the Mattawa area and help the local community learn to plan, organize and deliver activities.
Muskoka Heritage Foundation
$62,000 over one year to develop a master stewardship program. A project co-ordinator will be hired to work with volunteer master stewards to contact landowners and help them protect the natural values of their property.
Muskoka Rowing Club
$15,000 to purchase a new four-person rowing boat. This new lighter and more-modern boat will meet the needs of aging members and help to attract more youth to the sport of rowing.
Muskoka Trails Council
$40,000 over one year to support the capacity building work of the organization. A regional trails co-ordinator will be hired to maintain a website, promote trail usage, design workshops, increase volunteerism and liaise with municipal stakeholders.
NECO Community Futures Development Corporation
$100,500 over two years to hire a project manager and support the operating costs of Stepping Stones-La Passerelle Business Incubator. Small business entrepreneurs in North Bay and area will receive support services to help them succeed.
Town of Gravenhurst
$34,700 over one year to purchase portable bleachers, public address and stage systems. This equipment will help enhance a variety of local community events hosted by the municipality and other local not-for-profit organizations.
Township of McMurrich Monteith
$11,900 to increase the municipality's inventory of sports and recreation equipment for soccer, hockey, basketball and baseball. A new swing set will also be purchased and the soccer field will be seeded.
Trout Creek Seniors Friendship Club c/o United Senior Citizens of Ontario Inc.
$15,000 to purchase a quilting machine and four computerized sewing machines. This equipment will be used by local seniors to teach sewing and quilting skills mostly to youth, but also adults, creating positive social interactions across generations.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 25th 2009
Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of North Bay and District Incorporated
$104,000 over two years to establish and implement an in-school mentorship program for young boys. This new program will address the physical-activity, balanced-eating, and positive-self-image needs of boys aged 11 to 14 years.
Canadian Ski Patrol System Algonquin Zone c/o Canadian Ski Patrol System
$6,000 over one year to purchase 10 replacement radios for patrollers to use, which will help to ensure safer skiing on Laurentian Ski Hill in North Bay.
Centre Communautaire de Lavigne Community Centre
$33,300 over one year to upgrade washroom facilities, ceilings, and lighting and purchase chairs. These renovations will help reduce energy and water consumption and provide a more comfortable recreation space for people to gather.
The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing
$79,900 over one year for display cases and sound and presentation equipment at the municipal complex and to replace kitchen appliances at the museum. These facilities will then be better equipped to meet local community needs.
The Corporation of the Township of Larder Lake
$40,000 over one year to furnish a senior's meeting room in the new Larder Lake Municipal Complex. This will provide a modern, up-to-date, fully accessible space where seniors in the community can participate in social and recreation activities.
Corporation of the Village of South River
$14,900 over one year for a circulation desk, printer table and a workstation for the new library. This furniture, designed to meet the special needs of people with disabilities, will enhance services for all patrons, regardless of age or ability.
Corporation of the Village of Sundridge
$12,700 over one year to purchase a sound system, web cams, entertainment and advertising for the Sunflower Festival to be held Aug. 14 to 16. These will increase the participation of people of all ages and abilities in celebrating local community.
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Environmental Education Initiative c/o Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Inc.
$50,000 over two years for an education facilitator to expand environmental learning for students in West Parry Sound. Youths, teachers and volunteers' knowledge of stewardship and the Eastern Georgian Bay ecosystem will then increase.
North Bay Metis Council c/o Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat
$149,500 over two years to develop and publish a board governance/community engagement training manual that is culturally sensitive and a local Metis community assets map. These will promote Metis culture and engage citizen participation.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 445 - Callander
$15,000 over one year to update the branch's kitchen facility by replacing 20 year-old floor tiles and appliances with modern, energy efficient equipment and flooring. This will make for a safer, better equipped work area for staff and volunteers.
Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club
$14,000 over one year to purchase a new snowmobile and chainsaw to enhance snowshoe and cross-country trails. Additional ski and snowshoe equipment will be purchased so that more people of all ages can participate in outdoor winter activities.
Waterfront Expansion/STATO c/o Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores
$75,000 over one year toward the development of a 19.7-kilometre non-motorized active trail system to connect the former municipalities of New Liskeard, Haileybury and Dymond. This will promote physical activity for people of all ages and abilities.
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