November 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 6, 2009
Corporation of the Town of Rainy River
$37,200 over one year to purchase and install equipment in the arena and community centre. The upgrades will help the town to continue offering sport and recreation activities for people of all ages in this small, rural community.
Dryden Ukrainian Literary Society
$6,500 over one year to repair and paint the facility, repair doors and add new signage. The society showcases Ukrainian culture in the community and will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year.
Fort Frances Lions Club
$15,000 over one year to install a sidewalk that will help make the park, playground and washrooms more accessible and safer for people of all ages and abilities.
Ice Plant Replacement Project c/o Corporation of the Township of Nipigon
$110,000 over one year to replace the existing ice plant and upgrade equipment in the Nipigon Arena. This will help to maintain the facility for people of all ages to participate in physical fitness activities in the community and surrounding area.
Le Centre d'alphabétisation Alpha Thunder Bay
$11,800 over one year to purchase computer equipment and resources, which will increase Francophone adult literacy as well as activities in Thunder Bay and area.
Northwestern Independent Living Services Inc.
$97,000 over two years to hire a co-ordinator, purchase equipment and attract participants and volunteers. This will help the organization establish the only therapeutic riding program for people with disabilities in the Kenora area.
Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
$13,800 over one year to purchase a touch-screen kiosk, compact storage system, programming equipment and exhibit materials. These will help this museum in Thunder Bay enhance the delivery of sports-heritage programs and increase community participation.
Our Kids Count of Thunder Bay Inc.
$15,000 over one year to purchase computer and audio visual equipment, helping to increase the organization's efficiency in providing continued programs and services for children under 6 years of age and their families in Thunder Bay.
Pelimanni Orchestra Inc.
$13,800 over one year to purchase a portable sound system, band equipment, and a computer with editing/composing software. Through music, the orchestra will showcase Finnish culture in Thunder Bay.
Rainy Lake Ringers Handbell Choir c/o Church of St. John the Baptist-Fort Frances
$12,000 over one year to purchase handbells for the Rainy Lake Ringers Handbell choir. This will enable the choir to continue providing musical activity experiences for all people in the area.
Thunder Bay International Baseball Association Inc.
$95,000 over two years to purchase equipment, organize a cultural festival and provide volunteer training and recruitment for the IBAF AAA World Junior Baseball Championship. The event will be hosted in Thunder Bay in 2010.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 30, 2008Alpine Ski Team Lake Superior Ski Division Inc.
$10,400 over one year to purchase equipment to improve skill development and physical activity for youth participating in the sport of ski racing in Thunder Bay.
Association des Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario
$12,200 to purchase computer and projection equipment so that the organization can produce a newsletter and improve communication between Francophone member organizations and volunteers in the Thunder Bay area.
Centre des Femmes Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario
$50,000 over one year to train volunteers and deliver prevention programs to Francophone children, teens and women who are experiencing intimidation, aggression, or bullying in Thunder Bay and area.
Corporation of the City of Kenora Parks Department
$14,700 over one year for solar lighting, railings and a picnic area on a 365-metre walking trail. The trail will be accessible to people of all abilities, providing a source of healthy recreation and physical activity for the entire community.
Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay
$10,000 over six months to purchase equipment for its fitness centre. The equipment will assist in providing a safe physical fitness experience for adults, youth and seniors in the community.
Corporation of theTownship of Nipigon
$29,300 over one year to purchase equipment and genealogy software to help preserve historical data. The software will benefit eight public libraries in the region by creating access to genealogy information for community residents.
Dryden Youth Soccer Club
$55,000 over one year to develop mini soccer fields for players aged 3 to 8 years. This new site will help increase participation in this sport that gives children in the community the opportunity to be physically active.
EcoSuperior Environmental Programs
$125,000 over two years for a youth co-ordinator and administrative costs to develop an outreach plan, establish a youth advisory committee and involve young people in environmental stewardship activities in the Thunder Bay area.
Fort William Figure Skating Club
$11,000 over six months for equipment to enhance and improve the figure skating program for children and youth in the community.
Geraldton Nordic Ski Club
$14,100 over one year to purchase a snow machine, a shelter and safety equipment to assist volunteers in maintaining a safe and dependable ski trail system. The improvements will encourage people of all ages to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.
Kaministiquia Community Centre Association
$15,000 over one year to upgrade the heating system and install accessible doors in the community centre. The improvements will increase energy efficiency and accessibility for people of all ages and abilities in this small, rural community.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Northern Superior Chapter c/o The Kidney Foundation of Canada
$5,000 over one year to purchase computer equipment and office furniture, which will help increase efficiency so the organization can provide education and outreach to people of all ages in the community and region.
Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
$15,000 over eight months to purchase boats and motors to transport members of this First Nation community to remote traditional healing camps. The equipment will ensure accessibility to the camps for people of all ages and abilities.
Northern Trails Ski Club Inc.
$7,500 over one year to purchase grooming and maintenance equipment for the ski club. This equipment will assist in the continued provision of cross-country skiing for people of all ages in the Manitouwadge community.
Red Lake District Adult Learning Centre
$72,400 over one year for new windows, insulation and automatic door openers for the centre. Upgrades will increase energy efficiency and improve the building's accessibility for adult literacy-training programs in the Red Lake and Ear Falls area.
Sandy Lake Community Development Services Inc.
$15,000 over one year to implement an environmental study, education plan and build relationships with environmental groups, for the future removal of abandoned vehicles in the community. This will help create a healthier environment for all residents.
Shebandowan Lake Community Club
$36,000 over one year for a new entrance, furnace and windows. Upgrades will increase the club's accessibility and energy efficiency so that people of all ages and abilities in this small, rural community can continue to enjoy programs and services.
Thunder Bay Agricultural & Equestrian Corporation
$50,000 over one year for staff and office equipment and management systems. A strategic plan will be developed to increase the organizational capacity of the group and better serve the agricultural and equestrian community.
Thunder Bay Amateur Hockey Association
$8,500 over one year to purchase equipment for its volunteer training centre. The equipment will help improve training for volunteer coaches, trainers and officials in Northwestern Ontario.
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Association
$15,000 over one year to purchase furniture and equipment that will enable the orchestra to continue performing in the community and region. The equipment will also help to improve sound quality and safety for musicians.
Valley Adult Learning Association
$31,700 over two years to develop and deliver eight workshops to improve communication skills in the workplace. The workshops will be offered to workers and employers in the northwestern region.
Wasaya WeeCheeWayWin Incorporation
$45,000 over one year to hire a co-ordinator who will work with youth in the 10 member communities to assess needs and identify gaps in cultural/recreational programs. The resulting action plan will give the organization a strategy to fund projects.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 26, 2008.
Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts
$77,000 over two years to provide an emergency respite centre. The centre will offer day programs and services for people with Alzheimer disease and their caregivers in Kenora.
Corporation of the Township of Emo
$35,000 over one year for the installation of a spray park in Emo Lion's Park. The spray park will provide a safer summer outdoor activity for children from the community and neighbouring municipalities.
Finlandia Club of Port Arthur
$125,000 over one year for renovations to the Finnish Labour Temple, a significant cultural and historical building. The upgrades and new lift will help to create barrier-free accessibility for visitors and participants of all ages and abilities.
Fort William Curling and Athletic Club
$100,000 over one year to install an elevator in the facility. This will make the curling club accessible for people of all ages and abilities in the Thunder Bay area.
Kakabeka Falls Community Curling and Athletic Club
$75,000 over one year to install a new ice plant in the curling arena. This will enable the club to continue offering curling activities for people of all ages in this small, rural community.
Le Club Canadien Français de Thunder Bay CCF incorporé
$10,200 over one year for furniture and equipment to build the capacity of the organization to recruit Francophone youth, which will increase volunteerism in Thunder Bay and area.
Northwestern Ontario HD Video Conference Network for People With Disabilities c/o Handicapped Action Group Inc.
$50,000 over one year to complete a business plan for the purchase and installation of a video conference network. It will benefit service providers, community groups and individuals with disabilities in Northwestern Ontario.
Pass Lake Sports and Recreation Association
$12,500 over one year to replace shingles on the roof of the community centre. This will ensure a safer and well-maintained environment for the continuation of recreation programs and services in this small, rural community.
Port Arthur Curling & Athletic Club
$72,000 over one year for renovations that will upgrade the aging electrical infrastructure in the facility. This will increase the capacity of the club to continue providing curling activities and events for people of all ages in Thunder Bay.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 - Red Lake
$75,000 over one year for renovations to the facility's lighting, HVAC system and washrooms. This will increase its operating efficiency and improve its accessibility for people of all ages and abilities in the community.
Thunder Bay Military Museum and Historical Society
$15,000 over one year for a project manager to help capture the history of the military medical unit of Northwestern Ontario on DVD. The documentation will be used for promotion and educational purposes with students and visitors to the museum.
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