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November 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 3, 2011

128 Thorold Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets Sponsoring Committee 
$10,000 over one year to purchase musical equipment which will provide Thorold youth aged 12 to 18 with a free opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.

613 Lincoln And Welland Regiment Army Cadets 
$9,900 over four months to purchase camping equipment that will enable the safe participation of Niagara Army Cadets in more recreational activities and programs. These programs promote healthy living, develop responsible leadership and create interest in the land, sea and air elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Adolescent's Family Support Services of Niagara 
$10,400 over one year to repair the heating and air conditioning system and install push button doors to ensure comfortable and universal access to the programs delivered at the Welland facility.

Boys and Girls Club of Niagara 
$150,000 over two years to hire an assistant manager, enhance technological capacity and purchase recreational equipment for the new multi- service community facility that provides affordable access to social and recreational programming for children and adults in Niagara Falls.

Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,000 over one year to support the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation's first-ever Women's Under-25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships to be held July 17 to 23, 2011 at Brock University. This event will increase the sport participation levels of young women with physical disabilities and includes a mentorship program that will have impact across Ontario. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

Community Living Fort Erie 
$15,000 over one year to purchase a vehicle which will assist in the transportation of people with intellectual disabilities residing in a Community Living Fort Erie property. Accessibility modifications will be made to the vehicle to ensure access to all residents.

Early Childhood Community Development Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$70,000 over one year to create Parent Direct Niagara (, a one-stop online parent directory that will provide access to information on programs, services and resources available in Niagara to families with children up to age 6.

Folk Arts Council of St. Catharines 
$33,800 over one year to provide staffing, marketing, equipment and administrative support to Canada's oldest heritage festival. Showcasing the rich blend of cultures of Niagara, this festival will become more efficient in its day-to-day operations, increase community participation and grow its volunteer base and cultural club membership.

Grimsby Affordable Housing Partnership 
$94,100 over two years to hire a project coordinator who will implement the strategic plan, coordinate service delivery, build collaborative relationships, and support fundraising activities. This work will will assist individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and secure housing.

Hope Furniture Bank 
$15,000 over one year to purchase a vehicle that will increase the volunteer and service capacity of the organization to deliver and picks up furniture for residents in need in the Niagara Region.

Jericho House, Youth Leadership, Justice and Spirituality Centre 
$15,000 over one year to purchase and install audiovisual equipment and seating that will make the Jericho House in Wainfleet a better centre to facilitate and host presentations, programs and events for all ages.

Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$40,000 over one year to produce the first annual International Busker Festival, a free community event which will showcase in downtown St. Catharines the talents of international, national and local street performers, musicians and theatre artists.

Mental Health Rights Coalition, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$56,600 over two years to pilot and evaluate the use of WRAP, a self-management and recovery tool, to determine if the tool averts crises, medical interventions and hospitalizations. Volunteers and staff will be trained in the use of WRAP and 400 people experiencing mental illnesses in Hamilton and Niagara will be served. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

Niagara Chapter Native Women Inc. 
$42,300 over one year to develop a long-term operational plan that will increase the organization's capacity to identify and sustain services for Aboriginal women in Niagara.

Niagara Dance Company 
$35,800 over two years to hire a part-time artistic director to build the overall artistic and administrative capacity of the company, increase participation levels in all programs and improve community access to contemporary dance in St. Catharines.

Niagara Nitros Speed Skating Club 
$24,800 over one year to provide safety mats and speed skates for the Niagara-based club, which will increase access and improve safety of children and youth interested in learning a new physical activity.

Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair 
$25,600 over three years to broaden the learning experiences of youth in Grades 6 to 12 by offering access to a range of enriching and engaging science and engineering activities throughout Niagara. Activities include workshops, a science fair and a community outreach program.

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.

Paroisse St-Jean-de-Brébeuf 
$75,000 over four months to renovate the roof which will reduce heating costs and make a safer, more comfortable community hall for events in Port Colborne.

Project S.H.A.R.E. of Niagara Falls Inc. 
$111,300 over three years to hire a healthy communities coordinator who will provide knowledge of nutritious food choices, deliver food preparation and storage workshops and increase the supply of fresh produce to families with low incomes in Niagara Falls.

The Niagara District Homes Committee for the Physically Disabled 
$18,700 over one year to create an accessible, outdoor enclosure that will provide visual access to the forest, gardens and wildlife in the area for persons with physical disabilities living in Welland.

Thorold Community Activities Group 
$16,400 over six months to replace windows, upgrade locks and install a new phone system that will make the facility safer and better able to provide community programs and events in Thorold.

Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
$60,000 over one year to hire a community centre coordinator and purchase sports, fitness and audiovisual equipment which will enhance programming in the multi-purpose and multi-generational community centre.

Township of West Lincoln 
$24,500 over one year to hire a part-time arts coordinator to engage rural youth in community arts programming. A youth advisory board will be established to plan and develop a week-long youth arts event, as well the coordinator will expand the Music-in-the-Park summer concert series in West Lincoln.

United Way of South Niagara 
$30,000 over one year to engage in a community consultation that will establish a five-year funding plan with funding priorities and an evaluation framework. This work will enhance the agency's capacity to support and evaluate outcomes for programs delivered in Welland, Port Colborne, Pelham and Wainfleet.

Welland Historical Society, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$15,000 over one year to initiate four projects in the Welland area to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and in particular, the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Cook's Mills, the last land battle of the war fought in the Niagara Peninsula.

Welland Recreational Canal Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$7,400 over one year to develop volunteer resources and expand the number of events held in the Welland recreational waterway, which will enhance sports tourism and increase participation in open-water swimming.

Winter Festival of Lights 
$81,400 over two years to hire a manager who will develop Sportsfest, a winter event that will increase economic activity through expanded sports tourism opportunities in Niagara. The first Sportsfest is planned for January 2012.

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July 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 28, 2010 

AIDS Niagara
$15,900 over one year to enhance organizational capacity and program delivery by developing a strategic plan that will establish the overall direction and goals of the organization.

Canadian Chamber Academy
$40,000 over two years to implement a marketing and fundraising plan and expand the chamber music festival which attracts professional musicians and audiences to Niagara.

Carousel Players
$45,000 over one year to purchase a new touring van to transport the troupe's actors, sets, costumes and touring equipment throughout the Niagara Region in order to present theatre and arts experiences to children aged four to 14 years.

Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold, as lead organization on this collaborative
$72,300 over one year to expand the Talk 2 One program which provides unrestricted free access, for those living in poverty or at risk in Ontario, to social-based information and the ability to stay connected to employers, housing providers, case workers, family and friends. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

In the Orchard Programming for the Arts
$40,000 over two years to deliver multidisciplinary after-school arts programs which build confidence, awareness and life-skills for youth in the Town of Pelham.

Learning Disabilities Association Of Niagara
$157,300 over three years to offer literacy and social skills programs at low- or no-cost to vulnerable children and youth with learning disabilities in the Niagara region.

Lincoln Community Against Violence
$70,000 over two years to develop and manage the Farmers Marketplace and Local Life programs which will support the use of local food sources, provide healthy living and eating workshops and increase organizational revenues.

Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects
$40,000 over two years to hire a resource development manager to provide administrative and fund development support resulting in increased capacity to deliver professional live theatre in Niagara.

Niagara Child and Youth Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$6,500 over one year to work with community agencies and Brock University to create a database comprised of all the recent reports and research, completed by Niagara agencies, government organizations, the university and college, pertaining to the well-being of Niagara's residents.

Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$40,000 over one year to initiate a fund development strategy which will increase revenue and allow the three partner agencies to offer mentoring services to more children and youth in Niagara.

Niagara Hindu Samaj
$39,800 over two years to expand programming in Indian vocal and instrumental music, language, crafts, dance and cooking and to provide services to youth and seniors at this Niagara Falls community facility.

Niagara Historical Society & Museum, as lead organization on this collaborative
$20,000 over 18 months to develop a volunteer-delivered theatrical performance set during the War of 1812, a guided walking tour of the historic area and school resources to enable students to learn about domestic and military life in Niagara during this historic period.

Niagara River Restoration Council
$94,000 over two years to preserve and naturalize the Shorts Hills Park Natural Heritage Corridor in order to restore the biodiversity of the area through ecosystem restoration, protection and community education.

Niagara Sustainability Initiative
$47,100 over 18 months to support the coordinating resources of this new entrepreneurial organization to increase the number of companies participating in a carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction program.

Oak Centre; Alternative Community Support
$86,200 over three years to establish a club house in Port Colborne where people with serious mental health issues can learn new skills, make friends, engage in social activities and obtain employment opportunities.

Port Colborne Association for Resource Extension
$75,000 over one year to support renovations to make the Reach Out Centre facility accessible and increase its space and storage to serve more residents of Port Colborne.

Rose City - Kids Ministry
$67,800 over two years to provide free after-school and Saturday programs that provide tutoring support, life skills, social interaction and fun activities for children in Welland.

Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation, Canada
$44,300 over one year to purchase and install new Assistive Listening Devices system in three Shaw Festival theatres, increasing the quantity and quality of plays available to individuals with hearing difficulties.

St Catharines Catholic Youth Organization Minor Hockey League
$47,300 over one year to enhance administrative capacity and hockey programming. New technology, hockey equipment and coaching and training clinics will help the 250 volunteer coaches, trainers and administrators improve their skills and the skills of over 1,000 players.

St. Catharines Canadian Polish Society
$75,000 over one year to repair the roof and install an energy efficient HVAC system, which will ensure the safe and continued use of the facility by local community groups.

Suitcase in Point Theatre Company
$86,000 over two years to build organizational and fundraising capacity to enable the growth of arts programming and support the In the Soil Festival in St. Catharines.

The Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake District 7090
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment to facilitate and support various festivals and events in the Niagara Region.

United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie
$15,000 over one year to purchase new computer equipment that will improve administrative efficiency and allow for better communication and service to member communities, volunteers, donors and agencies.

West Lincoln Lawn Bowling Club
$5,000 over nine months to replace the roof, doors and windows of this rural facility in Smithville. The renovations will increase energy efficiency and lower operational costs of this recreational asset, which is used by several clubs and area schools.

Western Ontario Division of Canoe Kayak Canada, as lead organization on this collaborative
$52,100 over one year to support the hosting and staging of two Canadian canoe/kayak championship events to be held August 24-28, 2011 at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

YWCA of St. Catharines
$15,000 over one year to strengthen the capacity of the organization by expanding its media campaign to assist the women and their families in need in the Niagara region and by purchasing new computer equipment and tools.

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March 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2010

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln

$62,700 over three years to expand the In School Mentoring and Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds programs in Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln. The programs will help enhance a child's self esteem, increase school performance and offer informed choices about healthy, active living.

Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival Inc.
$17,900 over one year to enhance this music festival in Thorold by purchasing sound and music equipment to attract higher profile musical groups and bands.

$67,000 over two years to engage students in Grades 7 and 8 of the Niagara Region in a discussion of over-sexualization, sexual abuse and vulnerabilities. The strategies offered will enhance their quality of life and empower them to deal with these issues in a proactive, safe way.

City of Port Colborne
$15,000 over nine months to install new signage that will help draw more tourists to cultural and recreational attractions in Port Colborne.

Climate Action Niagara
$72,200 over three years to raise public awareness about local environmental issues and get Niagara residents involved in urban agriculture and the creation of sustainable community gardens.

Niagara Child and Youth Services
$116,000 over two years to research a plan to recruit and train more volunteers to support children, youth and their families receiving mental health services in Niagara and serve more children in need.

Niagara Community Foundation , as lead organization on this collaborative
$43,500 over one year to develop a business plan and model for the Leadership Niagara program that will nurture future local leaders and bring together the public, private and voluntary sectors to address community needs, issues and challenges.

Niagara Land Trust Foundation
$104,000 over two years to increase operational capacity by hiring an Executive Director to provide leadership in sustainable land stewardship through acquiring and mananaging environmentally significant lands.

Niagara Resource Service For Youth
$47,300 over one year to install new windows and complete energy efficient upgrades to the heating and cooling system at the community facility that provides shelter and community services for youth at risk in Niagara.

Niagara Workforce Planning Board
$104,600 over two years to hire a Regional Youth Strategy Coordinator to work with local government, education and community organizations on employment strategies that will make it easier for youth to choose to live, work and secure their futures in Niagara.

St. Catharines Art Association
$5,000 over nine months to purchase new presentation technology and exhibit display equipment that will enhance workshops, events and exhibitions for the visual arts community in St. Catharines.

St. Catharines Female Hockey Association Inc.
$100,900 over three years to improve the skills of female athletes aged 4 to 21 through a long-term player and coaching development plan to improve performance and promote a healthy lifestyle for participants in the Niagara area.

The Niagara Region Model Flying Club
$3,500 over one year to erect a shelter at the flying field that will provide an accessible, dry, shaded area for members, spectators and visitors to the model airplane field during inclement weather.

The Port Colborne Social and Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens
$9,700 over nine months to purchase office technology and maintenance equipment that will increase seniors' safety, reduce operating costs and make presentations and information-sharing more enjoyable at the Port Colborne seniors facility.

Wesley United Church
$51,000 over nine months to replace the roof of the community hall which provides accessible space for numerous social and recreational activities in Welland.

West Niagara Second Stage Housing & Counselling
$89,400 over two years to hire a Project Manager to develop local partnerships, create a French language website and resources, and make greater use of technology to reach more women in crisis in rural and West Niagara.

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