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November 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were ratified on March 6, 2008.
The Boys and Girls Club of Niagara
$150,000 over two years for program supervision, transportation and administration to launch a club in St. Catharines. It will provide recreational, educational and social programs and activities for children at risk in an underserved area.
Community Care - St. Catharines and Thorold
$15,000 over six months to enhance community awareness, increase visibility and generate additional revenue to meet the organization's needs so it can continue to provide basic necessities to community members living in poverty.
Family Violence - It's Everybody's Business Project c/o Women's Place of South Niagara Inc.
$113,000 over three years to roll-out and implement a workplace toolkit and training program, which will help reduce the economic impact of family violence in the community.
Filipino Canadian Association of Niagara
$6,000 over six months to purchase recreational and culinary equipment and folk dancing props that the organization will use to promote Filipino cultural programs in Niagara.
Fort Erie Arts Council
$69,000 over 18 months to cover operational expenses, which will allow the organization to deliver more artistic activities and offer more programs, increasing opportunities for new artists and community members to be exposed to art.
The Foundation of Resources for Teens (FORT)
$97,500 over three years to hire a resource development manager who will support organizational capacity-building initiatives so that FORT can deliver critical services and programs to vulnerable youth in West Niagara.
The Grimsby Pipe Band
$10,000 over one year to purchase costumes and musical instruments, which will help improve performances and enhance the drum and pipe band's image throughout the community of Grimsby.
Grimsby Skating Club
$14,600 over one year to purchase a sound system and jumping harness, which will enhance the quality and improve the safety of skater training in Grimsby.
Information Niagara Inc.
$112,500 over 18 months to provide operational support to 211 Niagara, the easy-to-remember, three-digit phone number that provides access to non-emergency social, community and government services in Niagara Region.
Lincoln Garden Club and Horticultural Society
$6,500 over six months to renovate the Lincoln Millennium Forest pathway and install two benches, which will make it more accessible to seniors and people of all abilities.
Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council Corporation
$75,000 over one year to co-ordinate a bicentennial celebration in Niagara Region. The festival will feature a full spectrum of events and activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812.
Niagara International Green Arts Festival c/o Niagara Natural World Film Festival
$130,000 over two years to plan and co-ordinate this festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2009. The event will use film to explore social and ecological issues and act as a catalyst for awareness, discussion and action on the environment.
Niagara Olympic Club of St. Catharines
$57,600 over nine months to repair the track and purchase track and field equipment, which will enhance performance and safety and allow athletes to train and compete in a variety of track and field events.
Niagara Wetlands Partnership c/o Ducks Unlimited
$63,200 over three years for staff, materials and equipment to help restore between three and five wetland areas in the Niagara region. Another OTF grant will support this activity.
The Port Colborne Social and Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens
$6,000 over six months to purchase new furniture in order to ensure the safety and comfort of club members, and install new signage to increase the centre's visibility.
Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation, Canada
$30,000 to purchase and install a new assistive listening system in the Shaw Festival's three theatres in Niagara-on-the-Lake, increasing the quantity and quality of plays available for individuals with hearing difficulties.
Welland 150th Anniversary Sports Committee c/o Welland Raiders Minor Lacrosse Association
$33,900 over one year to promote healthy living by providing free access to a variety of sport and recreational clinics for children and youth as part of the 150th anniversary celebration in the City of Welland.
West Lincoln Historical Society
$10,000 over six months to print and publish a book on the history of the Village of Smithville, which will promote historical interest and preserve a record of the community's past.
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The Community grants listed below were ratified on November 1, 2007
Autism Ontario - Niagara Region c/o Autism Society Ontario
$85,000 over three years to develop and implement more services for individuals from preschool age to adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Niagara Region. Better programs will enable them to improve their social skills and quality of life.
Bethany Mennonite Church
$15,000 over six months to replace existing handbells and equipment in order to improve the quality of the Niagara Bethany Handbell Choir performances.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines - Thorold & District
$15,000 over one year to redesign and renovate a portion of the current facility, providing better utilization of administrative and programming space, which will have a positive impact on children, volunteers and staff.
Casa El Norte Refugee Assistance Program
$15,000 over six months to renovate the existing second storey of the Casa El Norte refuge in order to provide a clean, safe, welcoming and comfortable temporary accommodation for refugee claimants in Fort Erie.
Centre multiservices étude de faisabilité a/s ACFO Niagara
$25,000 over six months to engage the Francophone community of Niagara in a feasibility study. The project will determine the best way to integrate existing services into a regional Francophone multiservice centre.
The Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
$15,000 over six months to purchase a digital microfilm scanner for the public library. This equipment will allow students, researchers, cultural and historical groups greater access to the unique local history collection of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Fort Erie Environmental Youth Corp c/o Friends of Fort Erie's Creeks
$96,000 over three years to develop volunteer activities that will expand environmental awareness and educational opportunities for youth in the Town of Fort Erie.
Garden City Productions
$12,000 over one year to install a new high-efficiency furnace that will improve the comfort of the theatre building, reduce its fuel consumption and allow it to remain open to the St. Catharines community.
Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects
$40,000 over two years to hire a part-time artistic director who will support all aspects of the organization's administrative and artistic development. This will help grow and raise awareness of the theatre in St. Catharines.
Mildred M. Mahoney Silver Jubilee Dolls House Foundation
$10,500 over one year to assist with researching and documenting the history of this museum in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its opening in Fort Erie.
Niagara Falls Red Raiders Basketball Association
$9,000 over one year to purchase shot clocks and help the association implement International Basketball Federation rules and conform to Basketball Ontario standards at the community level.
Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Association Inc.
$10,000 over one year to purchase performing jackets and musical instruments, which will enhance the drum-and-pipe band's image throughout the community and help promote interest and membership growth.
The Niagara Region Model Flying Club
$7,500 over one year to make the parking lot more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities. Benches and tables will also be purchased so that all may better enjoy the club's new outdoor space.
Niagara United Mennonite Church
$12,000 over six months to install multiple automatic door openers, which will ease access into and within the building for persons with physical disabilities and enable the entire community to better know and visit this local heritage.
Pelham Minor Baseball Association
$5,500 over one year to purchase training equipment that will assist in developing the skills of children and youth playing the sport of baseball in Pelham.
The Port Colborne Operatic Society
$31,600 over six months to purchase a sound system, which will enhance artistic quality, improve audience satisfaction and contribute to the cultural and artistic needs of the community.
Port Colborne Youth Basketball Association
$5,000 over one year to purchase shot clocks and help the club implement International Basketball Federation rules and conform to Basketball Ontario standards at the community level.
The St. Catharines and Area Arts Council
$168,300 over three years to help build the capacity of Niagara's cultural community by enhancing fund-raising skills, training and a shared cultural facility. New education, community art, expressive art and art in public places will be developed.
Small Business Club Niagara
$66,200 over two years to support Women's Employment Mentoring in Niagara. The program increases the success of women facing barriers to employment by pairing them with professional mentors who will help them navigate a return to the workforce.
Stamford Skating Club
$50,000 over three years to provide coaching and purchase computer and video equipment. The organization will then be able to better maintain and provide affordable skating programs for children and youth in Niagara Falls.
Suitcase In Point Arts Performances
$46,000 over two years to hire a general manager who will expand programming, initiate community outreach, provide administrative leadership and build the organizational capacity of this St. Catharines performance ensemble.
Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre
$130,300 over two years to hire a community development manager who will work with volunteers, cultural groups and the community to help in the planning and development of a multiuse cultural community centre.
Welland Minor Basketball Association c/o Basketball Ontario
$7,000 over one year to purchase shot clocks and help the club implement International Basketball Federation rules and conform to Basketball Ontario standards at the community level.
Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce
$72,700 over one year to establish a special events resource centre that will provide support and expertise in volunteer management and house equipment required by not-for-profit organizations to run festivals, events and community programs.
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March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2007
Children's Services Sector Forum c/o Contact Niagara for Children's and Developmental Services
$216,700 over three years to pilot and evaluate a support program for 30 families with children who have significant mental health issues. It will teach anger management, social skills, child development and parenting and provide respite care.
Church of St. John the Evangelist (Niagara Falls)
$45,000 toward replacing the roof on the meeting-facilities building attached to the church. This will help provide a safer and more comfortable meeting space for a variety of community groups.
Community Living - Fort Erie
$15,000 over six months to purchase a fuel-efficient vehicle, which will provide transportation to help people with developmental disabilities take advantage of employment and education opportunities.
Corporation of the Town of Pelham
$34,900 over one year to review existing volunteer policies, recruit and develop volunteer groups and examine current programs for seniors. Seniors will be surveyed about their needs and sustainable programs will be developed to address them.
Corporation of the Township of Wainfleet
$50,000 over one year to purchase an ice-re-surfacing machine, which will benefit numerous community groups that use the Wainfleet Arena for recreation.
Employment Resource Network c/o Employment Help Centre
$39,000 over one year to purchase new computers and software, which will provide better tools to help Niagara-area clients in their job searches.
The Essential Collective Theatre
$47,000 over two years to further develop an original, contemporary theatre program in Niagara. The project will feature a three-play season premiering new works by local artists at the Carousel Players Studio Theatre in St. Catharines.
The Fergie Jenkins Foundation
$14,600 over one year to purchase new technology, which will enhance operational efficiencies and broaden learning opportunities for youth interns in Niagara.
Grimsby Garden Club
$4,700 over one year to purchase a computer and office equipment that will enable the club to be more effective. Multimedia presentations will be created and stored, a website developed and information management improved.
Hungarian Self Culture Society
$15,000 over one year to renovate the washrooms in this community hall facility, which promotes Hungarian culture, arts and heritage in Welland.
Jordan Lions Ringette Association Inc.
$7,000 over one year to purchase equipment that will assist in the growth and accessibility of the game of ringette and help develop the skills of players.
Jordan Skating Club
$8,600 over six months to purchase a copier, audiovisual training equipment and a jumping harness, which will enhance operational effectiveness and increase the quality and safety of skater training in Lincoln.
Niagara Falls International Marathon Inc.
$43,300 over one year to renovate office space for staff and volunteers and hire a full-time office assistant. Operational effectiveness will be enhanced and community participation increased in Niagara Falls marathon activities.
Niagara Peninsula Homes Inc.
$15,000 over six months to replace the organization's computer and telephone systems. Improvements will help build organizational capacity and efficiency in co-ordinating, maintaining and managing supportive housing programs and services in Niagara.
Resource Association for Teens
$75,000 to provide telecommunications, information systems, security monitoring and kitchen upgrades. Enhancements will enable this newly opened location to better support homeless and potentially homeless youth in Niagara.
Royal Canadian Legion Frontier Branch 71
$60,000 over six months to improve accessibility and replace the air conditioning and heating systems in this facility, which provides a community gathering place that supports activities, social events and meetings in Fort Erie.
Scouts Canada - Tri-Shores Region
$23,200 over six months for accessibility improvements and pool repairs at Camp Wetaskiwin in St. Catharines to maintain the facility. (An additional grant of $51,500 to Essex, Kent and Lambton area will support this activity.)
St. Catharines Minor Lacrosse Association
$3,900 over six months to purchase player and goalie equipment, which will help enhance the quality and safety of the lacrosse program in St. Catharines.
St. Catharines Rowing Club
$50,000 over six months to purchase new rowing shells, which will be used primarily for the youth rowing school and adult recreational league programs in Niagara.
TALK - Teams of Adults Listening to Kids c/o Niagara Pride Support Services
$224,800 over three years for communication materials, administrative costs and a project co-ordinator. Safer schools and communities will then be maintained by promoting discussion and addressing youth victimization in Niagara.
Welland Canals Parkway Mural Collaborative c/o Friends of the Greater Niagara Circle Route
$39,000 over two years to support the services of a graphic artist and complete the last eight murals depicting the history of the four canals and Thorold with the goal of increasing tourist and community use of the trail.
West Niagara Second Stage Housing and Counselling Inc.
$80,000 over two years to hire a full-time executive administrator who will manage the administrative, development and fundraising programs needed to enhance the success and viability of programs and operations in West Niagara.
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