Northwestern

2010-2011

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November 1 deadline

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

Big Grassy First Nation 
$27,000 over one year to purchase a festival tent to provide shelter for participants, especially elders and children, during special events, festivals and traditional celebrations held in the community.
  
Centre des Femmes Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario 
$16,000 over one year to purchase equipment which will enable the organization to increase programs and services to Francophone women in the Greenstone area.   

Deer Lake First Nation 
$98,400 over two years to renovate a youth centre and hire a coordinator to provide programs and activities for youth aged 12 to 18 in this remote First Nation community.
  
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake) 
$34,000 over one year to develop a community wellness action plan that will engage people of all ages in discussions about social and economic issues in this remote First Nation.   

Matawa First Nations Management 
$86,000 over two years to hire a facilitator to help implement a quality management system based on ISO 9001:2008 certification. This will increase the capacity of the organization to work with stakeholders in developing economic opportunities for the First Nation communities served by the Tribal Council. 
  
Municipality of Greenstone 
$25,600 over one year to assist in building a skateboard and BMX park in the community to provide a safe recreation venue for children and youth in Longlac and surrounding area. 
  
Northwestern Ontario Air Search and Rescue Association 
$30,500 over one year to replace the overhead door on the hangar. This will contribute to a safer and well-maintained facility for use by people of all ages and abilities participating in air search and rescue and flying school activities in northwestern Ontario.
  
Pic Mobert First Nation 
$66,000 over two years to hire instructors and implement a drum program for youth aged 12 to 18 years. This will help increase opportunities for the development and transfer of traditional cultural skills and knowledge in this First Nation community. 
  
Save the Children Canada 
$39,100 over one year to deliver the Supporting Security parenting program in three James Bay communities to strengthen the experience of bonding, attachment and security between First Nations parents or caregivers and their infants in order to improve children's overall mental, physical and behavioural development. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area. 
  
Sioux Lookout Creative Arts Circle Inc
$100,000 over two years to increase the capacity of the organization to deliver arts programming, improve fundraising efforts and increase volunteer and sector partnerships in the community for people of all ages and artistic ability. 
  
Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$98,000 over two years to hire a coordinator and develop resources to implement online counselling services within three community agencies. This will help to increase accessibility to timely and affordable counselling for people in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario. 
  
Township of Emo 
$83,500 over one year to fund an addition, including an accessible entrance and washroom, for the Emo Public Library. This will help ensure that the facility is functional for people of all ages and abilities.

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July 1 deadline

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

City of Kenora
$68,000 over one year to pave 500 metres of trail and install safety rails on the Rabbit Lake trail, making it a full loop. The trail will be safer and more accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

Dilico Children's Foundation
$65,000 over one year to hire staff to develop See Us, Hear Us, a photo voice project that will create awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by youth in First Nation communities in the Thunder Bay region. The project will help engage key stakeholders to become involved as mentors and donors with the foundation.

EcoSuperior Environmental Programs, as lead organization on this collaborative
$115,000 over three years to provide safe cycling programs for riders of all ages and skill levels in order to improve the safety of cyclists in Thunder Bay and region. The project will also train and certify local instructors to ensure the continuation of bicycle safety programs in northwestern Ontario.

Italian Alpini Choir
$3,400 over one year to purchase a portable keyboard, microphones and sound amplifier. Through music, the choir will showcase Italian cultural traditions and heritage in Thunder Bay.

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute (KORI)
$15,000 over one year to purchase camping equipment to be used in leadership training programs for youth on First Nation traditional lands. The activities are designed to preserve culture and reunite youth to the land in five remote communities.

Lake of the Woods Aero Modelers
$4,500 over one year to purchase an accessible, portable washroom that will help enable barrier-free participation for people of all ages and abilities attending aeromodelling events in Kenora.

Lakehead Express Soccer Club
$15,000 over one year to purchase sport, office and audiovisual equipment that will help to enhance the provision of soccer programs for children, youth and adults in Thunder Bay.

Muskrat Dam First Nation
$50,000 over one year to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a bridge over the Severn River, which would provide access to the proposed hydropower developments and generate potential economic investment for this remote First Nation community.

Port Arthur Ski Club
$75,000 over one year to purchase race gates, safety netting and timing and communication equipment to enhance the quality and safety of the club's training programs for children, youth and adults in the community. The equipment will enable the club to host the Alpine ski event for the Ontario Special Olympics Winter Games and the Provincial K2 Age Class Championships in Thunder Bay in 2011.

Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre
$15,000 over one year to purchase canoes, paddles, a trailer and life jackets, which will enable the organization to provide culturally relevant programs and activities for local youth and families.

Sandy Lake First Nation
$72,000 over one year to purchase equipment and hire professional artists to deliver a youth media outreach project, which will train youth aged 9 to 18 in media arts. Participants will learn skills to work collaboratively on music and video projects that will help to engage the community in discussions important to youth.

Special Olympics Ontario Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,000 over one year to hire a legacy outreach coordinator for the Ontario Special Olympics Winter Games taking place in Thunder Bay in January 2011. The coordinator will develop a pre- and post-Games outreach and legacy plan to engage new volunteers and new athletes and develop new partnerships for the Games. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.

The Chimera Project Dance Theatre
$74,000 over one year to hire artistic and program staff to create contemporary dance opportunities in Sioux Lookout. The project will help the organization build its capacity within the community to continue offering dance programs for people of all ages and abilities.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario
$27,100 over six months to clarify the organization's role in the community, develop effective partnerships and create a fund development strategy. This will assist in delivering better services for women in conflict with the law in the Thunder Bay area.

The John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District
$99,000 over two years to hire a community case worker to implement an intensive support program for hard-to-service, homeless clients in Thunder Bay. Working in partnership with other agencies, the program will help participants achieve success in completing education and employment programs.

Town of Rainy River
$25,600 over one year to conduct a structural assessment of the community's recreational facilities, including the community centre, arena and curling rink, and develop a long-term replacement plan. This will help ensure safe and well-maintained facilities for use by residents of all ages and abilities.

Township of Ignace, as lead organization on this collaborative
$13,600 over one year to install a walkway and benches and provide landscaping in a newly developed green space in the downtown core of the community. The space will become part of an urban trail network available to people of all ages and abilities.

Valley Adult Learning Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$11,500 over one year to purchase sound equipment and a trailer, risers, office equipment and resource materials for The Choraliers and Fort Harmonies choral groups in Fort Frances. The equipment will help to enhance the provision of choral performances in the community and region.

W.A. Bill Grant Royal Canadian Legion Branch 116
$11,600 over one year to replace the roof, soffit and fascia on the facility. This will enable the Legion to continue providing programs and services to people of all ages in the small, multicultural community of Nakina.

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March 1 deadline

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

Beaten Path Nordic Ski Club

$14,800 over one year to purchase a side by side all-terrain vehicle to maintain cross-country ski trails in the Atikokan-Quetico area. Well-maintained trails will encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in the healthy, active sport of cross-country skiing.

Cambrian Players
$12,900 over one year to purchase a theatre lighting system and cables for community theatre productions in Thunder Bay. This will enable the group to provide safer, higher quality shows for people of all ages.

Children's Centre Foundation Thunder Bay , as lead organization on this collaborative
$140,000 over two years to develop and implement a culturally diverse and inclusive awareness campaign to engage youth in addressing child and youth mental health issues and suicide prevention. The campaign will feature consultation workshops and activities for youth, children and service providers in the community.

Dryden Native Friendship Centre
$25,000 over one year to develop a strategic plan based on community consultation that will guide the activities of the Centre for the next three to five years.

Kenora Scottish Heritage Society
$16,000 over one year to purchase new bag pipes, chanters and drums for the Kenora Scottish Pipes and Drums Band. The equipment will be loaned to new members, providing an enhanced, free educational music program in the community.

Pass Lake Sports and Recreation Association
$4,400 over one year to purchase a commercial dishwasher to provide an efficient and well-maintained recreation facility for people of all ages in this small, rural community.

Portuguese Association of Thunder Bay
$150,000 over one year to renovate the Portuguese Association of Thunder Bay's cultural centre. Improvements will ensure that the facility is fully accessible and functional for people of all ages and abilities.

Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant
$60,000 over one year to purchase and rent equipment and train volunteers for the inaugural Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant. The event will be hosted in Thunder Bay in the fall of 2010.

Town of Fort Frances
$100,000 over one year for plumbing, electrical and structural renovations to the Sunny Cove Camp facility. This will help provide a safer and more comfortable residential camping experience for children and youth in the Rainy River District.

Township of Atikokan
$15,000 over one year to install insulation, siding and new windows in the Mount Fairweather ski chalet. Upgrades will help create a safer and well-maintained downhill ski facility in the community.

Township of Conmee
$7,400 over one year to purchase furnishings and computer equipment to modernize the library and increase its use. This will help improve service for people of all ages and abilities in the community.

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