November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 6, 2009
Accessible Niagara Project - Ontario March of Dimes Niagara Chapter c/o Ontario March of Dimes
$31,000 over two years to update the Accessible Niagara.com website, develop an on-line assessment tool for people with disabilities to audit tourism-related venues and produce an educational DVD about accessible tourism for service providers.
$20,500 over six months to help replace the floor in the kitchen and hall of this facility in Welland. This will allow all community members to enjoy social and recreational activities in a safer and more comfortable environment.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines - Thorold & District
$85,600 over three years to support teens as mentors for elementary school-aged children. The program encourages leadership development, improved academic success, enhanced self-esteem and includes homework clubs and a co-op placement program.
Club Social Inc.
$36,400 over one year to hire a full-time co-ordinator to help the club expand programming and operating hours. The organization will then recruit and train volunteers to support the delivery of services to the francophone community in Niagara.
Community Care of West Niagara
$89,100 over 30 months to hire a full-time resource manager to enhance the adult and youth volunteer base, manage the warehouse, increase food-and-clothing acquisitions and fundraising to better meet the needs of its increasing number of clients.
Community Living - Fort Erie
$15,000 over one year to enhance the technological capacity of the organization by purchasing computer equipment that enable it to improve its operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Corporation of the Town of Pelham
$37,200 over one year to complete accessibility improvements to the library in order to meet barrier-free design requirements and enable community members of all abilities to participate in activities.
Habitat for Humanity Niagara
$97,200 over two years to hire a staff person who will assist with administrative, fundraising and volunteer functions that facilitate homebuilding. A consultant will also be retained and equipment purchased to enhance fund development and marketing.
Heartland Forest Nature Experience
$38,500 over one year to develop a business plan and provide barrier-free outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to children, youth and the general public in Niagara through the Forest Discovery Program.
In the Orchard Programming for the Arts
$16,000 over one year to deliver multidisciplinary after-school arts programs that builds confidence, awareness and life skills for youth in the Town of Pelham.
Italo Canadian Club of Fort Erie Inc.
$50,000 over nine months to complete accessibility renovations to the community hall located in Fort Erie. The project will benefit cultural, recreational and community groups utilizing the facility.
Mainstream: An Unsheltered Workshop
$57,500 over two years to expand the graffiti-removal training program in St. Catharines. The project will reduce graffiti, educate young people about its negative effects and provide meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
Niagara Eco-Inclusion Initiative c/o Land Care Niagara
$106,000 over two years for the Niagara Eco Program, which removes barriers to community participation and provides skills training to volunteer work crews while assisting local organizations with environmental projects.
Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre
$27,200 over one year to pilot a summer family literacy program, which will help junior kindergarten children from a family of schools which are identified with delayed emergent-literacy skills to better prepare for school and academic success.
Niagara Pride Support Services
$73,000 over one year to provide training to agencies that support clients, and ensure a safer community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in Niagara.
Port Colborne Community Association for Resource Extension
$15,000 over one year to renovate the entrance and washrooms of this facility, which will make its employment and social programs fully accessible to members of all abilities in the community.
The Port Colborne Operatic Society
$15,000 over one year for a new roof and washroom renovations at this production and rehearsal facility. Capital improvements will assist in sustaining the quality and standard of performances.
$20,000 over two years to promote the festival, which will increase attendance at the annual community celebration.
Project Green Program c/o Niagara Peninsula Community Resource Centre
$140,000 over two years to support staffing, energy audits and educational resources needed for this integrated social-housing, employment training and environmental conservation program.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479 - Niagara Falls
$66,700 over one year to upgrade the heating and air-conditioning system of the facility, which will result in energy savings and increased utilization by community groups.
The School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank
$150,000 over two years to establish a documentation program to preserve essential information about historic and culturally significant places in Niagara. The program will provide summer employment to students who will record key information.
Les Social Silver Jammer's a/s Club Social Inc.
$5,000 over one year to buy new musical equipment and allow the Social Silver Jammers to continue their French-language and folklore musical performances for seniors across the Niagara peninsula.
Welland Historical Museum
$30,000 over two years to provide operational funds, which will enhance educational, historical and cultural programming for tourists and families in Welland.
Welland International Flatwater Centre Collaborative c/o Welland Recreational Canal Corporation
$77,100 over two years to support infrastructure development, purchase equipment and build the organization's capacity as a premiere event hosting and training site for flatwater sports in the province. (Another OTF grant will support this activity).
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 30, 2008The Beachcombers Senior Citizen Association
$23,600 over one year to purchase equipment that will expand recreational and arts programs. Repairs will be made to the organization's building that will increase energy efficiency and enhance seniors' comfort at this community centre in Ridgeway.
Beamsville Senior Citizens' Club
$9,000 over one year to purchase musical, fitness and recreational equipment, which will help increase membership and enable seniors in Lincoln to remain healthy and active.
Canadian Red Cross Niagara Region c/o Canadian Red Cross Ontario Zone
$64,300 over two years to train disaster management volunteers. These volunteers will deliver emergency aid, manage emergency shelters and deliver emergency preparedness workshops.
$15,000 toward the purchase of a new riser system that is safer, portable and lightweight. The equipment will accommodate up to 150 choristers so they may perform at a wider array of community events and will be shared with other community groups.
Community Kids Quest c/o Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
$52,500 over three years for a co-ordinator to expand the Kids Quest after-school homework and tutoring program. Volunteers will be recruited so more children may participate in this program that enhances literacy, numeracy and social development.
Community Outreach Program Erie
$5,000 to repair the roof of the group's office and program facility. This will improve its safety and comfort so that more help can be immediately provided to individuals who need food, shelter and social support in Fort Erie.
Downtown Alliance for the Performing Arts (DAPA), St. Catharines c/o Carousel Players
$10,000 over six months for advertising and promotion costs to develop the Courthouse Arts Pass program. This collaboration of six theatre and dance companies will organize cultural events and improve public attendance.
Goodwill Industries Niagara
$150,000 over three years to hire a manager and upgrade the washrooms, floors and electrical work at the Stokes Community Village in St. Catharines. This will also help recruit volunteers and provide employment services to the community.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Welland
$75,000 over six months to repair the gymnasium roof and install energy-efficient windows and doors in the community-use sections of the church. These will ensure safer and more comfortable use of this community gathering place.
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Native Arts
$65,300 over 18 months for a researcher, writer and graphic designer. An Aboriginal arts-and-culture education program will be developed and delivered to the community at large in Niagara.
Niagara Antique Power Association Inc.
$33,200 over one year to repair and upgrade equipment and the association's tractor. These improvements will reduce operating costs and enable greater use of this community facility that showcases Niagara's agricultural heritage.
Niagara Environmental Task Force (NEST) Collaboration c/o Friends of Fort Erie's Creeks (FOFEC)
$20,500 over one year for a co-ordinator, website development costs and expenses. Organizational-development workshops will be held and a web-based information portal designed to link all the environmental groups in the Niagara region.
The Optimist Club of Grantham, St. Catharines, Ontario
$68,700 over six months to repair the roof and install an energy-efficient heating/cooling system in the club's facility. This will ensure the safer and continued use of the building by community groups.
The Port Colborne Social and Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens
$9,500 to purchase equipment for the woodworking program, which provides an enjoyable leisure activity and social opportunity for seniors.
Red Roof Retreat
$106,800 over two years to hire staff for the respite and therapeutic riding programs. This will enable more and better programming to be offered to children and youth living with special needs and their families in Niagara.
Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI) c/o Canadian Mental Health Association
$111,900 over three years for a project co-ordinator, resources and equipment to expand this program's delivery to secondary school students in Niagara. Youth will become more aware of mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.
Thorold Community Activities Group
$48,200 over one year to complete renovations to the kitchen, meeting room and washrooms of this community centre. The upgrades will provide additional space so that more programs, sports and activities can be offered to the community.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 26, 2008.
The Adult Literacy Council of Greater Fort Erie
$66,900 over 30 months for a program assistant and a computer to support training programs. These additions will enable the Adult Literacy Council to meet increasing demands for literacy support and training in Fort Erie.
Brain Injury Services of Hamilton, Haldimand-Norfolk, Niagara (BISH)
$56,500 over nine months to install a vertical platform lift, which will make consumer programs and training in this supportive facility in Vineland fully accessible to all members of the community.
Celebrate Old Downtown Community Corp.
$70,000 over nine months for street performers and equipment rentals for the inaugural Daredevil Days Busker Fest. The festival will provide entertainment for the community and assist in the downtown revitalization of Niagara Falls.
Club social inc.
$15,000 over six months to paint the facility and replace washroom fixtures with new and more efficient water-saving models. The new upgrades will make this Francophone banquet hall in Welland more appealing and help it to increase rentals.
Grimsby Affordable Housing Partnership
$93,200 over two years to hire a co-ordinator who will ensure that those in need of supportive housing receive access to the pool of local resources. These services will help them as they move to self-sufficiency and secured housing.
Head Injury Association of Fort Erie
$2,900 over six months to replace the furnace in the facility, which will allow the organization to continue delivering services to individuals with acquired brain injuries in Fort Erie.
Niagara Community Foundation
$81,100 over two years to hire a manager of community initiatives. A community investment strategy and an integrated information management system will be developed and implemented to improve the efficiency of this philanthropic organization.
$15,000 over six months to improve the stage lighting system of the Niagara Centre for the Arts in Niagara Falls. This will enable greater use of this multiuse performance facility by numerous public and private cultural groups.
Niagara Falls Art Gallery - The Passion of Christ William Kurelek Art Collection
$115,600 over three years to develop a community arts program in Welland. Children's art classes will be delivered, a public art gallery established and the Kids Arts Day program will be able to continue.
Niagara Falls Lions Club
$75,000 over one year to install a fully accessible children's splash pad at Niagara Falls Lions Club community park. This addition will provide free, informal recreation opportunities for children and families and attract more visitors to the park.
Niagara Regional Literacy Council
$41,400 over two years for administration and office equipment to support the ongoing operation of the learning centre. These additions will enable the organization to meet increasing demands for literacy support and training in St. Catharines.
Niagara Regional Police Pipes and Drums Inc.
$15,000 over nine months to purchase musical instruments that will enhance the drum and pipe band's image throughout the community and support its youth mentorship program.
Niagara River Restoration Council (NRC)
$97,400 over two years for staff, tree-planting and signage to help preserve the Thorold-Lake Gibson Natural Heritage Corridor. The biodiversity and ecosystem of the area will then be restored and protected and community education will be provided.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 - Fonthill
$44,200 over nine months to renovate the main community hall and kitchen, and purchase appliances and equipment. These upgrades will enhance the facility, which is utilized extensively by community organizations in the Town of Pelham.
SOFIFRAN (Solidarité des femmes immigrantes francophones du Niagara)
$160,000 over three years for a co-ordinator, publicity and office expenses. A support service agency will then be created that will offer educational services, arts and social programs and a support network to Francophone immigrant women in Niagara.
St. Barnabas Anglican Church
$15,000 over six months to construct accessible washrooms in the church's community hall, which is used to provide social and recreational programs to a neighbourhood at risk in St. Catharines.
St. Catharines Curling Club
$25,200 over nine months to purchase and install new ice-cooling equipment. This upgrade will maintain the ice surface so that curling can continue to be offered to all members of the community in St. Catharines.
Thorold Community Theatre
$29,600 over nine months for sound equipment, a billboard and multipurpose theatre seating. These purchases will enhance the quality of performances and increase community usage of the Nick Basciano Community Centre in Thorold.
Waking the Sleeping Dragon Initiative c/o Breast Cancer Research & Education Fund
$20,000 over one year to purchase a dragon boat for the Breast Cancer Survivor Team of Niagara. This purchase will allow them to train regularly and compete, while creating a feeling of harmony and togetherness that will improve their well-being.
Welland Lions Club
$31,600 over nine months to purchase a lawn tractor, furniture and a furnace for this club's facility. These additions will help it reduce costs, improve efficiency and continue providing an important meeting place for the community.
Winter Festival of Lights
$64,800 over two years for a co-ordinator who will expand funding opportunities. The festival's operational effectiveness will then be enhanced and the organization will be able to deliver additional programming to the Niagara community.
YWCA of St. Catharines
$25,000 over one year to assist in bringing the Beautiful Women Project exhibit and associated workshops to the Niagara region. The program will help to increase understanding, awareness and self-confidence about appropriate body image.
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