November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 4, 2010
Canadian Red Cross Society, Thunder Bay and District Branch
$75,000 over two years to pay staff, provide programs and train volunteers. The organization's volunteer capacity will then increase so it can provide emergency-relief aid and emergency-preparedness training to communities in Northwestern Ontario.
Grassy Narrows First Nation
$15,000 over one year to install a new heating system in the youth drop-in centre, which will ensure a safer and better maintained facility is provided for youth in this small rural First Nation community.
Keewatin Curling Club
$38,000 over one year to install a new boiler system and recondition curling stones, which will provide a safer and better-maintained facility in the Kenora area for curlers of all ages and abilities.
Kenora Fellowship Centre
$150,000 over three years to hire staff who will help provide more emergency shelter services for people who are homeless in the community. A year-round operation will then be provided and ongoing strategies developed to ensure long-term sustainability.
North Shore Golf Club Inc.
$63,900 over one year to purchase three greens mowers and an aerator to groom and maintain this community-run golf course. Course quality will improve, helping to retain volunteers and attract new members from the Nipigon area to this healthy form of active recreation.
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
$150,000 over two years to increase business leadership, social enterprise and economic opportunities. A mentoring program will connect Aboriginal women in rural and remote Northern communities. (Another OTF grant supports this project.)
Pic Mobert First Nation
$19,300 over one year to renovate the community centre with plumbing and electrical upgrades. This will help to ensure a safer and better-maintained facility for programs and services to benefit people of all ages and abilities in the community.
Red Rock Golden Club
$15,000 over one year to purchase a vehicle that will be used to transport seniors to medical appointments, social, cultural and recreation activities in the community and region. This will help them to remain in their homes and maintain active, healthy lifestyles.
Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee
$129,600 over two years to hire staff who will implement a mediation and conflict resolution workshop program and develop a youth restorative justice pilot project. Awareness of community diversity and an alternative dispute resolution process for youth will be created.
Thunder Bay Food Bank Inc.
$88,200 over one year to renovate and upgrade the organization's facility to ensure a more accessible, safer and better maintained food bank is provided for people of all ages and abilities in the community.
Township of Atikokan
$20,700 over one year to purchase and install new energy efficient doors and windows in the children's area of the public library. The upgrades will help to ensure a safer and better maintained facility is provided for people of all ages in the community.
Volunteer Action Centre of Thunder Bay
$20,000 over two years to hire a full-time co-ordinator who will help increase the effective participation of women in volunteer leadership in the community. The project will identify barriers to participation and help empower women to become leaders.
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July 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on November 2nd, 2009
Atikokan Intergenerational Centre for Arts and Alternatives
$34,000 over one year to assist with operating costs while the organization develops a strategic plan and builds its capacity to engage community support for arts and cultural activities in Atikokan and the region.
Corporation of the Municipality of Greenstone
$15,000 over one year to purchase new library automation software. This tool will provide a centralized integrated system and on-line self-serve functions that will make the library more accessible to the community.
Corporation of the Municipality of Machin
$28,500 over one year for supplies and equipment that volunteers will use to develop Post Park into a public recreation area for local families to enjoy swimming, boating and fishing.
Corporation of the Town of Fort Frances
$37,300 over one year to purchase two self-check stations for the new Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre. The equipment will increase speed of service and reduce theft, improving service for people of all ages and abilities.
Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay
$96,000 over one year for kitchen equipment and appliances to furnish the newly renovated community centre in this small municipality. The upgraded kitchen will be used by community and seniors groups for programs, services and fundraising events.
Kenora PreSchool Playgroup
$8,500 to install new flooring in the Playgroup facility. This will ensure that a safer, better-maintained environment is provided for programs that benefit children aged 2 to 6 years and their families.
Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association
$33,000 over one year for staff and equipment to build nine kilometres of new recreational hiking trail. This development will offer increased physical fitness opportunities for residents and visitors in the communities of Nipigon and Red Rock.
Naicatchewenin First Nation
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment to establish a community garden that will support families in improving their access to nutritious and affordable food.
North Shore Singers
$15,000 over one year to purchase a portable piano, sound system and electronic equipment. These upgrades will enhance the group's ability to rehearse and present concerts for people of all ages in the community and northern Lake Superior region.
Oshki Aayaa'aag Bimaadiziiwin Foundation (Good Life for Young People)
$75,000 over three years to build capacity, engage the community and strengthen connections with partners to build the first provincial Aboriginal foundation focused on supporting youth. (Another OTF grant supports this project.)
Pilot Accessibility Assessment and Planning Tool Collaborative - Canadian Hearing Society Thunder Bay Regional Office c/o The Canadian Hearing Society
$45,000 over one year to translate reference documents into DVD versions for people with hearing disabilities. Feedback will then be provided concerning the development and effectiveness of an accessibility planning tool.
Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club
$51,000 over one year to purchase ski and trail grooming equipment and construct an addition to the ski chalet for storage. The improvements and equipment will assist in the continued provision of cross-country skiing for the community.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 145 - Atikokan
$30,000 over six months to install a new roof on the Legion facility to stop leakage and ensure a well maintained space for community programs and services.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 238 - Ear Falls
$91,300 over six months to insulate and repair the roof of the organization's facility. This will help improve the building's comfort and safety so the organization may continue providing programs and services for people of all ages in the community.
Sioux Lookout Golf & Curling Club
$74,000 over one year to purchase a mower, ice-plant condenser and integrated computer system for the club. These upgrades will enable the club to continue offering curling and golf activities for people of all ages in the Sioux Lookout area.
Thunder Bay District Fish & Game Association Inc.
$75,000 over one year to help purchase a ventilation system for the indoor shooting range. The equipment will help provide a safe and well-maintained facility for indoor recreational shooting in the region.
Thunder Bay Nordic Trails Association
$150,000 over one year to purchase equipment to groom 100 kilometres of ski trails at three separate venues in the Thunder Bay area. This will help the association continue to provide opportunities for cross-country skiing for people of all ages.
Thunder Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group
$21,500 over one year to produce an educational and awareness DVD about prostate cancer and its effect on relationships. The tool will be used to facilitate discussions about prostrate cancer for men and their families.
Walkabout Thunder Bay Working Group c/o Little Lions Waldorf Daycare & Kindergarten
$37,700 over three years to design and print guidebooks and maps and publish a manual for a nature-based walking project to encourage active living among children and their families in Thunder Bay.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors June 25th 2009
Atikokan Youth Initiatives
$40,000 over six months for staff and equipment for a newly constructed youth centre. This will help the organization provide recreation and active living programs and services for youth aged 13 to 20 years in this small rural community.
City of Dryden
$15,000 over one year to purchase a security system for the public library. This will ensure the entire collection is available for people of all ages and abilities in the community.
Gillies Community Centre
$10,000 over one year to install a new metal roof and ridge vent. This will protect the recently renovated community centre from water damage and ensure its continued use for cultural and recreational programs for everyone.
Harbour Youth Services of Thunder Bay
$90,000 over two years for program staff, space and supplies for the Kids Come First Club. The program will help increase literacy and social skill development as well as expand services for children aged 6 to 12 years who are at risk.
Kashechewan First Nation Youth Video Project c/o Nishnawbe Aski Nation
$27,000 over one year for a video trainer, travel costs and supplies to help the youth of this First Nation community learn to create videos. The films produced will be used to engage adults in discussions about issues important to the community's youth.
Red Rock Indian Band
$15,000 over one year to purchase tables, chairs and a sound system, which will enhance the annual Opwaaganisiniing Traditional Gathering and other community events.
Rural 60 Plus Senior Citizen Organization
$150,000 over one year for construction materials, labour and to build an addition to this senior centre in the Kakabeka area. A proper woodworking shop will be constructed and space created for other senior programs and activities.
Speakers School c/o Lakehead Social Planning Council
$68,300 over two years to hire a co-ordinator to develop a speakers' school. The program will assist people who are economically disadvantaged in Thunder Bay to gain leadership skills and become involved in community issues and organizations.
Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club
$165,000 over one year for renovations, upgrades and to increase maintenance time to the club facility. This work will ensure a well-maintained venue for the club to continue its programming for children aged 4 to 18 years in a low-income neighbourhood.
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