November 1 deadline
Approved by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 6, 2009.
Active Circle c/o Motivate Canada
$400,000 over two years to build capacity among youth and community leaders to develop, implement, and sustain culturally relevant sports and recreation programs in remote and underserviced Aboriginal communities.
$158,100 over 22 months to help make Ontario a leading bicycle-tourism destination. Partnerships and plans will be developed for the Bike Train to transport cycle tourists between major cities in Ontario. (Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Association for Canadian Educational Resources
$99,300 over 18 months for a project co-ordinator to replace the retiring volunteer president and to develop a vision and plan for the organization that will continue to deliver relevant environmental learning experiences for children.
Association francophone de parents et d'enfants dyslexiques (AFPED)
$26,000 over one year to develop a strategic plan, create a new, interactive website so this organization can continue offering support to Francophone children who have learning disabilities as well as their parents and teachers.
Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships Canada
$158,800 over two years to conduct workshops to develop leadership and enhance the community engagement of people with communication disabilities by developing supports to increase their capacity to communicate and participate more fully.
Canadian Conference of the Arts
$116,400 over two years to build provincial membership, assume leadership in policy research, organize public engagement activities and conferences, and provide internships for emerging arts professionals in cultural policy.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
$200,000 over two years to host the 2010 International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. A summary of the knowledge generated will be disseminated in a series of community-based training workshops for practitioners across Ontario.
Canadian Women's Foundation
$450,000 over five years to support the Canadian Centre for Women's Economic Development to help low-income women in Ontario to increase their economic self-sufficiency.
Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR)/
Groupe de travail canadien sur le VIH et la réinsertion sociale
$292,500 over two years to create the Ontario Episodic Disabilities Network and related information and referral centre which will identify and respond to provincial issues and needs from a cross-disability perspective.
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
$161,600 over two years to address problems of air quality in rental and multi-unit accommodations by providing educational resources. This will help ensure healthy, green living environments for Ontarians including individuals with environmental sensitivities.
Centre for Social Innovation
$66,700 over one year to document the centre's shared-space model to enable other organizations to open similar spaces in Ontario. A Web-space and the Cookbook for Shared Spaces will include recipes and how-to's for all aspects of the work.
Corpus Dance Projects
$129,000 over 18 months to tour Le Grand Peepshow and Les Moutons to shopping malls and Francophone cultural centres and conduct free workshops for community theatre groups across Ontario.
$203,200 over two years to create youth adult partnerships that address environmental concerns across Ontario. Ecosource will research best practices, reach out to youth projects across Ontario, host a symposium and create a youth network.
Les Éditions David
$246,000 over three years to launch a series of programs, workshops and literary camps that will help increase reading among students aged 13 to 18 years in the French language schools of Ontario.
Environics Institute for Survey Research
$150,000 over one year to conduct the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study, surveying First Nations, Metis and Inuit people living in urban centres of Ontario in order to advance the conversation with Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Environmental Program Development in Three Ontario First Nations c/o Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
$130,200 over 18 months to build environmental programs that engage youth leadership and public participation within three First Nations communities.
FitSpirit Community Organization/Organisme communautaire FitSpirit
$125,300 over 18 months to train athlete mentors and deliver physical activity, nutrition and self-esteem programs for girls aged 13 to 17 years. Girls across Ontario will be inspired and motivated to lead more active healthy lifestyles.
HIGH FIVE - Offord Sport Review and Development c/o Parks and Recreation Ontario/Parcs et Loisirs Ontario
$249,400 over one year to conduct research on children's mental health with respect to competition and early sport specialization. Findings will be incorporated into the HIGH FIVE quality assurance program to improve sport experiences for children.
Inclusive Recreation Steering Committee c/o Community Living Thunder Bay
$40,000 over one year to host Recreation-Able, a three-day, inclusive recreation forum that will provide recreation and leisure professionals with the education and resources to increase access to recreation for people with disabilities.
The Land Between Collaborative c/o Kawartha Heritage Conservancy
$90,000 over one year to create a formal structure for governance, operations, and management of The Land Between collaborative. The collaborative fosters conservation of the natural, cultural and economic features of this unique area.
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
$98,700 over one year to develop a provincial framework for a youth mentoring initiative that will match First Nation, Metis and Inuit youth with mentors to guide and support them as they search for ways to succeed.
Noojimawin Health Authority
$45,600 over six months to conduct research and an environmental scan that will help develop an emergency preparedness plan for both urban and rural Aboriginal populations in Ontario.
Ontario Nonprofit Network c/o Centre for Social Innovation
$338,500 over three years to strengthen and develop organizational capacity. Links will be built between sub-sectors and organizations in Ontario's not-for-profit sector to support the dissemination of new ideas, approaches and knowledge.
Ontario Shelter Research Committee c/o Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services of Huron
$248,200 over two years to complete the first phase of research to develop an inventory of Ontario shelter services for abused women, and identify the roles shelters play in linking women to community-based services.
Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER) c/o Canadian Community Economic Development Network/Le Réseau canadien de développement économique communautaire
$170,500 over two years to develop the organization through a strategic consultation process. A common understanding of social economy will result, and two practitioner summits and a report on the potential impact will be produced.
Ontario Volleyball Association
$205,000 over three years to purchase six complete, portable court systems including floor tiles, poles and nets that will enable more communities to host large-scale events and developmental programs for coaches, athletes, and officials.
Picasso Pro c/o Creative Trust for Arts & Culture
$215,000 over 30 months to build a network for artists with disabilities that will connect those with hearing and other disabilities to performing arts companies, train youth artists and transform creative practices in Ontario's arts sector.
Sampradaya Dance Creations
$245,000 over three years to produce 'Dance Intense' residencies, leadership and management mentorships and community dance partnerships to develop South Asian artists and audiences in Ontario.
Sogo Active Ontario c/o Participaction
$100,000 over one year to train youth leaders who will develop the Ontario Youth Coalition and 10 regional youth advisories. These groups will plan and execute the Sogo Active program, which engages youth to increase physical activity in Ontario.
Spark of Brilliance c/o Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services
$190,700 over three years to expand into the Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton and London areas. This arts and recovery initiative aids healing by providing a safe place for people with mental health issues to express themselves without judgment.
Springtide Resources Inc.
$196,600 over two years to give people with disabilities in Toronto, Sudbury and Niagara Region control over their own adult lives by providing them and their personal service attendants with the skills to protect their sexual health and safety.
$250,000 over three years to build a Web portal and engage young people, educators and province wide audiences in orchestral music through digital recordings, webcasts, podcasts, social networking and educational gaming.
Theatre Museum Canada/Musée Theatre Canada
$25,000 over one year to tour an exhibit celebrating the career of theatre designer Cameron Porteus, and present educational activities for students and audiences in Guelph, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto.
$76,600 over two years to hire staff and build Web tools to improve services, communications and expand membership through virtual networks for theatre artists, semi-professional and amateur groups.
Welland International Flatwater Centre Collaborative c/o Welland Recreational Canal Corporation
$100,000 over two years to develop the infrastructure of the Welland Canal, purchase equipment and build the organization's capacity to provide a premier site for flatwater sports in the province. (Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Your Spirit is Your Voice c/o Tikinagan Child and Family Services
$133,800 over one year to develop radio programming in Treaty #3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nations Territories in order to explore the strength and resilience of community members who have survived the residential school experience.
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July 1 deadline
Approved by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 30, 2008
Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation
$450,000 over three years to assist 200 Ontario high schools in setting up their own CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) program. Youth will then be given the skills and knowledge to save lives.
Agrienergy Producers' Association of Ontario
$58,000 over two years to develop industry solutions and policies to support farm-based renewable energy projects in rural communities.
Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects
$65,000 over two years to deliver composing, orchestral and opera workshops in schools led by professional musicians in Dunville, Gravenhurst, North Bay, Peel Region, Thunder Bay and Windsor.
Arts Educaton in your Community c/o Community Arts and Heritage Project
$180,000 over 2 years to enhance operating capacity to disseminate an arts and heritage education model. This will bring communities together through intergenerational activity in 15 Northern Ontario towns.
$280,000 over three years for an executive director, workshops and administration costs. Small and mid-sized arts organizations will receive assistance to help address gaps in Ontario's capital infrastructure.
Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO)
$25,000 over one year for facilitators, space rentals and travel costs. Volunteers will be engaged in developing strategies to strengthen volunteerism in the provincial early childhood educator community.
The Canadian Hearing Society
$191,600 over 12 months to support Phase 2 - Advancing Sign Language Equality, which will create and maintain ASL and LSQ visual interpretation of content on the Canadian Hearing Society's website.
Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA Canada)
$212,900 over 42 months for staff, training materials and equipment to expand the Youth as Facilitative Leaders program in several Northern Ontario communities. The program trains youth in facilitation and leadership in community development.
Centre for City Ecology c/o Sage Centre
$143,500 over two years for staff, web design and equipment to expand Jane's Walk, a walkable guided tour of local meeting places. The program will help consolidate existing community-level partnerships and develop new ones across the province.
Community Information Online Consortium
$246,000 over two years to further develop the organization's information-referral and volunteer software. New technology will support major public information programs such as 211, early years centres and Telehealth.
Community Power Training Collaborative c/o Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
$505,700 over three years to create new job opportunities in the Community Power sector. Ontarians will become advocates and owners of renewable energy, and thereby benefit from local renewable resources economically, while offsetting gas emissions.
COSTI IMMIGRANT SERVICES
$384,600 over two years to increase access to employment services for immigrants by developing on-line services. Three areas of curriculum will be delivered, along with mentorships and support.
Cultural Pluralism in the Performing Arts Movement in Ontario c/o CCI-Ontario Presenting Network
$90,000 over 25 months to integrate equity and diversity policies into the presenting network and connect them to culturally-diverse, performing arts organizations.
Distress Centres Ontario c/o Ontario Association of Distress
$37,800 over six months for a consultant and expenses to review existing sector accreditation models. A model will be recommended for distress and telecare centres that provide telephone support and crisis and suicide intervention to Ontarians.
Earth Rangers Foundation
$171,500 over two years for staff, transportation and accommodation to deliver a high-quality environmental education show that will inspire elementary-school children in Eastern and Northeastern Ontario to care for the environment.
Environment & Diversity Project c/o Sustainability Network
$112,000 over one year to place ethnoculturally diverse professionals in environmental not-for-profit organizations. This will represent and engage diverse communities in environmental programs. (Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Environmental Defence Canada
$79,200 over eight months for management, promotions and signage to raise Blue Flags at more Ontario beaches. Communities will receive support, programs and education to enable them to earn this international accreditation of clean, safe beaches.
Faith & the Common Good
$262,000 over four years for staff, conferences and expenses for the Green Sacred Spaces program. Thousands in faith communities will be encouraged to take action on pollution and climate change through home energy audits and other programs.
$249,200 over three years for technical and support staff to produce new knowledge, software and solutions that support today's needs in the not-for-profit sector.
$242,200 over two years for Aboriginal consultants, honoraria and equipment to develop a culturally appropriate toolkit and province-wide training. The program will focus on preventing early childhood obesity in Ontario's Aboriginal populations.
Hockey Development Centre for Ontario
$143,400 over two years for a co-ordinator, equipment and communication materials. On-line training, risk management, injury prevention and safety programs will be developed.
International Fun and Team Athletics
$240,000 over two years for staff, materials and resources to implement the Sportshall Program for youth aged 13 to 18 years. This program uses fun and inclusive activities to increase physical activity among youth.
Laboratoire d'idées sur l'économie pour les petites municipalités a/s Regroupement économique et d'employabiliité de la francophonie ontarienne
$21,800 over one year for meeting and travel costs to hold a series of community-based initiatives and consultations. Ways to counteract the economic downturn for Francophones in small to mid-size communities in Southcentral Ontario will be explored.
Les Éditions du Vermillon
$170,000 over two years for administrative support for this publishing house. Additional staff will help it establish new connections with the franco-Ontarian marketplace throughout the province.
Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win: North-South Partnership for Children
$188,500 over one year for co-ordination and travel costs to develop an operating structure and document the relational model that creates partnerships between Northern First Nations and southern resources to address community conditions.
Menaka Thakkar Dance Company
$120,000 over 30 months to build touring capacity through partnerships and performances, residencies, dance education workshops in schools in Ontario.
Notre santé, notre priorité a/s Le Centre de services de santé - Peel et Halton (CSSPH)
$350,000 over two years for staff, communication materials and office expenses. A collaborative of volunteer organizations will have the resources to promote French-language health services available in Central and Southwestern Ontario.
Ontario Genealogical Society
$179,400 over 2 years to build online capacity and preserve genealogical materials and provide training for volunteers in digitalizing archives in Ontario communities.
$205,000 over three years for staff, volunteer training and equipment to organize Young Naturalist clubs and conservation events. The program will engage children and youth aged 6 to 17 years in environmental stewardship across Ontario.
Ontario Walkable Communities Collaborative c/o Green Communties Association
$248,500 over three years to work with 50 communities and four First Nations to make walking and cycling a cultural and social norm. This will move active transportation to the top of the road user hierarchy.
Ontario Yoga Association
$25,000 over six months for consultants, a workshop and travel costs to conduct a feasibility study. The assessment will determine a long-term growth and operating plan for this training and registration organization.
Programme de développement d'économie sociale a/s Regroupement de développement économique et d'employabilité de la francophonie Ontarienne
$374,800 over two years for support agents, training costs and equipment. Project management support and technical expertise will be provided to social enterprises to create employment in Francophone communities throughout Ontario.
$225,000 over three years for staff, travel and community program costs. Two new programs will give children and youth exposure to hands-on science programs, and volunteers will be trained to continue offering science events in their communities.
True Sport Foundation
$475,900 over three years for a project supervisor, animators, Web development and office equipment. Community sports leaders will be invited to create True Sport Communities, supportive of educational, healthy, fair and ethical sport programs.
Voices of Positive Women & PASAN c/o PASAN (Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network)
$50,100 over one year for a consultant, travel costs and administration. A provincial plan will be developed to engage volunteers to increase provincial fundraising capacity.
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Foundation
$148,200 over 18 months to develop and pilot a province-wide program called LEAF at Work. This public education program will teach youth about their legal rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Women's Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition: Woman Abuse Screening Protocol Project Committee c/o London Abused Women's Centre
$58,600 over eight months for a co-ordinator, meeting costs and a computer. Three communities will develop an inter-sectoral collaboration of woman abuse, mental health and addictions agencies to improve woman abuse screening and support.
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March 1 deadline
Approved by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 26, 2008.
The ABC's of Safe Sleep c/o The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
$206,400 over two years to educate parents, caregivers and frontline staff on methods to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. An on-line certification course and five training sites will be established.
$527,500 over three years to deliver interactive extra-curricular science, technology and environmental programs to Ontario youth. These will be targeted to girls, Aboriginal youth and youth living in remote communities or disadvantaged families.
Algonquin Wildlands League
$250,400 over two years to assist remote First Nations understand the potential impact of development on their communities and to increase public awareness of the impact of climate change on the Ontario Polar Bear. Funds will support the hiring of a bilingual, Cree-English mining co-ordinator.
Boxing Ontario Incorporated
$217,600 over two years for a project co-ordinator and training-and-volunteer development to help form new clubs for Northern Ontario, Aboriginal and low-income participants. A club-development program will be implemented for all Ontario clubs.
The Bruce Trail Conservacy
$325,100 over three years for staff, training and promotion to increase membership engagement, retention and support. A comprehensive land-stewardship program will be developed to ensure the lands are managed in an environmentally sound manner.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
$212,600 over three years for skills, expenses and materials to produce seminars for lawyers and organizations and a referral database of lawyers. Access to legal information and services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) will then increase.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Ontario Division
$96,000 to purchase a customized, fully accessible mini-bus for the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre. The bus will be used to transport guests to and from the camp, and for various off-site activities during their stay at the centre.
Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance - Alliance canadienne du tourisme sportif
$214,400 over three years to offer sport tourism and economic-impact workshops for provincial sport organizations, municipal staff, and community volunteers. Communities across Ontario will be better equipped to bid for and host more sport events.
The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada
$540,000 over four years to deliver the artsVest program and engage municipalities and businesses to invest in arts and culture. Workshops, online tutorials and public events will also be organized across Ontario.
Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators
$25,000 over one year to organize Pulse Ontario. This youth dance conference brings artists, educators and students together in workshops, performances and films to create networks encouraging more artists to undertake school residencies in Ontario.
The Dominion Institute
$150,000 over two years for the Veteran Appreciation Project that trains educators and youth to document oral histories of World War II veterans. Stories will be preserved in an interactive on-line archive and will commemorate remembrance in Ontario.
Elmer Iseler Singers c/o Soundstreams Canada
$200,000 over two years for staff and artistic costs to tour "Pimooteewin", a Cree opera. Free intergenerational arts education workshops will also be delivered to Aboriginal, Francophone and Northern residents across Ontario's north.
Ensemble pour l'empathie a/s Racines de l'empathie
$106,000 over two years to produce and distribute a training DVD that will provide 15 Francophone schools in the province with the necessary didactic materials to initiate Roots of Empathy programs in their communities.
For My Homework Inc.
$76,400 over one year to create, launch and promote a free, on-line tool that provides all Ontario high school students and their parents with step-by-step written and audio homework help.
The Hearing Foundation of Canada
$210,000 over 16 months to develop, demonstrate and refine Sound Sense Two, a provincial strategy regarding a noise-induced hearing-loss-prevention program for high school students.
$225,000 over three years to enhance operational capacity and expand "Docs in the Schools", "Doc it!" and "Doc U" programs. Partnerships with schools, colleges and galleries will engage youth in documentary film screenings and production.
Media For Change c/o Family Service Thames Valley
$74,600 to develop an interactive web-based marketing tool for youth. It will enable them to develop anti-stigma campaigns associated with mental health, specifically barriers associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada
$217,000 over two years to hire three Ontario community outreach facilitators. They will work with selected Ontario chapters to rebuild public confidence, recruit leadership-and-resource-development volunteers and provide fund-development guidance.
Music and Film in Motion/Music et film en movement (MFM)
$35,000 over 10 months to hire consultants, conduct an organizational review and create strategic and business plans. This will help to better serve Aboriginal, Francophone and Northern Ontario music and film professionals.
Neegoni Wabun Gi Gay Win Lodge Inc.
$90,800 over two years to build the administrative capacity of the Aboriginal healing lodge in Algoma. This will help the organization administer its grants and respond to requests for traditional healing. Another OTF grant supports this activity.
Ontario Crafts Council
$215,000 over three years to enhance operational capacity. This will improve service delivery, online programs and communications. Regional networks will be strengthened and partnerships and new markets developed for craftspeople across Ontario.
Ontario Land Trust Alliance Inc.
$300,800 over three years to build the organizational capacity of Ontario's land trusts by delivering Assessing Your Organization (AYO), a program that assists land trusts in achieving the Standards and Practices for Canadian land trusts.
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
$415,700 over three years to enhance safety by developing, implementing and promoting a province-wide information, referral and support line for seniors at risk. The Seniors Safety Line will be accessible 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
Ontario Peer Development Initiative
$196,200 over 18 months for staff and consultants to help build the capacity of consumer/ survivor organizations across the province. Workshops will facilitate knowledge exchange on best practices concerning peer support and self-help strategies.
Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association
$93,000 over two years to develop a new strategic plan, improve the organization's IT capacity, and implement a new provincial kayaking program.
Oshki Aayaa'aag Bimaadiziiwin Foundation (Good Life for Young People)
$50,000 over six months for research and consultations with Grand Council Treaty #3 First Nations communities and Aboriginal groups concerning the establishment of this new foundation. An organizational structure and business plan will be developed.
Ovarian Cancer Canada / Cancer de l'Ovaire Canada
$70,000 over one year for a co-ordinator, materials and expenses to determine how Ovarian Cancer Canada can best support women with ovarian cancer and deliver educational and awareness programs to Northern Ontario communities.
$117,000 over three years to build operational capacity and strengthen relationships with presenters through skill transfers, monetary incentives and online tools, enabling communities to host classical musicians in Ontario's towns and rural areas.
Planet IndigenUs Mentorship Circle c/o Harbourfront Corporation
$275,000 over three years for the Planet IndigenUs Festival to mentor Aboriginal staff and interns in arts leadership skills, producing arts projects and establishing creative networks across Ontario.
Raising The Roof/Chez Toit
$100,000 over one year for staff and program costs to support the Youthworks initiative. The program will develop and disseminate a national strategy to reduce homelessness among youth aged 16 to 24 years.
Reach for the Rainbow Ontario
$295,100 over three years to pilot a decentralized model for the organization. Volunteer community advisories will be set up in three communities to increase recreational day and residential camps services for children and youth with disabilities.
$130,000 over three years to increase the technical capacity of agencies and landowners in southern Ontario to recover tallgrass prairie and to build the overall organizational capacity of Tallgrass Ontario.
Tapestry and Canadian Diabetes Association c/o Tapestry New Opera Works
$200,000 over two years for artists' fees and touring costs to develop and stage a tour of Get Stuffed. This 40-minute, community-informed music-theatre work will teach children aged 6 to 10 years across Ontario about healthy food choices.
Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
$87,000 over six months for the purchase and installation of a generator at the Rainbow Lake camp facility in Waterford. The generator will ensure a reliable source of power for the children with cancer and their families who attend the camp.
Weengushk Film Institute
$50,000 over 18 months to implement resource development strategies and support media education programs for Aboriginal youth from Ontario communities. Another OTF grant will support this activity.
World University Service of Canada
$70,600 over one year to conduct community consultations and build training resources and new partnerships in five communities across Ontario. This will increase the capacity of volunteer support to link student refugees to employment services.
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