Quinte, Kingston, Rideau
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November 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were ratified on March 6,
Active Seniors Koalition c/o North Lanark Community Health
$5,000 over one year to develop two regulation-size
shuffleboard courts that will provide a local and affordable physical and
recreational activity for seniors at the Watson's Comers Community Centre.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington,
$7,000 over one year to purchase new signage and display
systems to help the community better understand the services being offered and
the volunteer needs of this newly amalgamated organization.
Brockville Concert Association
$10,000 over two years to
establish a series of jazz concerts that will feature Canadian artists at
Brockville heritage sites and make them a permanent feature of the annual jazz
Canada DanceSport Community Organization Inc.
over one year to host the 2008 Canada DanceSport Tournament in Kingston in
September 2008. The event will offer wheelchair dance workshops and competitions
and increase community and educational dance activities in the Kingston
Carleton Place Water Dragons (CPWD)
$34,300 over one year
to purchase new equipment that will enhance the swim program, provide training
for coaches and allow the club to hold two skills-and-fitness training
Celebrate Youth Movement c/o North Hastings Community Integration
$34,800 over two years to engage youth aged 11 to 22
years in discussing their concerns and ideas for improving life for North
Hastings youth. A youth-driven community action plan and three improvement
projects of concern to youth will be completed.
Corporation of the Municipality of North
$15,000 over one year to purchase new large-print and arts
books for the North Grenville Library system and develop a new collection of
literary and educational DVDs.
The Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place
one year to improve community access to information at the library through the
installation of wireless Internet connections and the purchase of two complete
Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands
over one year to provide enhancements to the newly relocated Tatlock Community
Hall, making it a safer and more accessible space for community groups to
County of Lennox & Addington
$75,000 over one year to
establish teen centres in 10 public libraries serving rural communities in
southern Lennox and Addington, including the purchase of equipment, furnishings
and resources. Two teen advisory committees will guide the project.
$26,000 over one year to build the
capacity of the organization to offer new cycling training and awareness
programs in the Kingston area. These will encourage more people of all ages to
cycle, resulting in both health and environmental benefits.
Experience Summer c/o North Hastings Community Integration
$77,200 over three years to offer a free, integrated
day-camp program to 200 children aged 5 to 13 years each summer. A new
counsellor-in-training program will also be offered to provide leadership
training and jobs to six local youths.
The Festival Players of Prince Edward County Inc.
over one year to offer a three-week season of professional theatre in the summer
of 2008. The festival will feature four contemporary Canadian and international
plays and offer a seven-week youth mentorship program to eight local youths.
Food for All Food Bank Serving South Grenville Area
$84,600 over three years to increase the organization's
capacity to deliver efficient, quality food services to the people of Prescott,
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal and Augusta.
Harp of Tara Branch Comhaltas
$12,300 over two years to strengthen the presence
of this Kingston-area cultural organization by purchasing sound equipment and
educational materials, increasing advertising and enhancing community
Kanyen'keha Language Nest Initiative c/o Tsi
$34,500 over 15 months to offer the Kanyen'keha
Language Nest Initiative, a Mohawk language-immersion pilot program for children
from birth to six years and their parents or caregivers on the Tyendinaga Mohawk
Kingston Aeros Trampoline Club
$15,000 over one year to
improve the capacity of this club to deliver safer, better-quality trampolining
by purchasing a new floor and jumping equipment.
Kingston Impact Basketball Club c/o Ontario Basketball
$10,400 over one year to purchase 10 shot clocks that
will be used by the club to support the implementation of International
Basketball Association (FIBA) rules.
Kiwanis Club of Belleville
$75,000 over one year to build
an accessible skate park facility in West Riverside Park in Belleville,
providing opportunities for area children and youth to skateboard, bike and
Lakeland Alliance c/o Peterborough Green-Up
$10,000 over three years to educate shoreline property
owners, municipalities, realtors and marina owners about lake stewardship in the
Kawartha Lake watershed. Another OTF grant will support this activity.
Maggie's Resource Centre of North Hastings
two years to help offer the Young Women Thriving Violence Prevention Program to
more than 60 young girls and women at risk aged 11 to 18 years in the Bancroft
and rural North Hastings areas.
Martha's Table Community Program
$77,800 over one year to
construct a fully accessible washroom at the new Princess Street location of
Martha's Table. The renovations will improve accessibility for people who are
economically challenged in Kingston.
Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy
one year to launch this organization and build its capacity to promote the
protection and preservation of land through membership development and
Municipality of Centre Hastings
over one year to purchase six new computers and related software for the public
library in Madoc, enabling it to offer expanded computer and high-speed Internet
access to residents of Centre Hastings.
Municipality of Centre Hastings
$78,400 over one year to
build a splash pad in the Madoc Skate Park so it can offer a free and accessible
outdoor summer recreation facility for local children and youth and their
Municipality of Hastings Highlands
$15,000 over one year
to help obtain new books and resources for emergent readers, adults and seniors.
New shelving and furnishings will also be purchased for the public library in
Maynooth, benefiting the 4,000 rural residents of Hastings Highlands.
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
$58,400 over one year
to increase awareness of the history of health care by preparing and opening a
permanent gallery devoted to the history of nursing in
Northern Frontenac Community
$60,600 over 18 months to create youth volunteerism
opportunities and expand recreation programs and activities for youth aged 10 to
15 years throughout rural North, Central and South Frontenac.
Pakenham Fiddle and Stepdance Association Inc.
over one year for part-time staff, promotion and materials. These will help to
build the sustainability of this local cultural event for people of all ages and
increase the level of community involvement.
Perth and District Food Bank
$18,500 over one year to
enhance the food bank's capacity to deliver services and increase its volunteer
base through strategic planning activities.
Prince Edward County
$52,100 over two years to strengthen the organization's
capacity to promote arts and culture in Prince Edward County. Community arts
programs and events will be expanded, volunteer management improved and
community partnerships strengthened.
Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club
$13,100 over one
year to reduce energy costs by installing energy-efficient lighting in the arena
portion of the club. This will also improve visibility and make the facility
more attractive to curlers and other community groups that use it.
Southeast Region Children's Mental Health Education and
De-Stigmatization Project c/o Children's Mental Health
$60,000 over six months toward a public education project
that raises awareness of mental health issues and available support services
among children and youth across rural and underserved communities in
St. Lawrence Shakespeare Theatrical Company
two years to provide administrative assistance that will help increase the
organizational capacity of this community festival in
Thousand Islands Playhouse
one year to improve organizational efficiency by updating the ticket system at
the Thousand Island Playhouse with the purchase and installation of new software
Trillium School of Gymnastics
$15,000 over one year to
obtain safe, current and standardized equipment that will reduce the risk of
injuries and help the organization offer quality and diverse gymnastics programs
to the Kingston community.
Wilton Women's Institute c/o Federated Women's Institutes of
$14,800 over one year to equip the new kitchen facility in
the Wilton Women's Institute Hall, which will improve the facilities so they may
better serve the residents of the village of Wilton and the surrounding rural
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July 1 deadline
The Community grants listed below were
ratified on November 1, 2007
Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada
$50,000 over one year to make electrical upgrades to the
organization's hall in Maynooth, helping to improve safety and enhance its use
by the community.
Bancroft Community Lunch
$20,000 over 15 months to improve and expand a free
nutritious lunch program serving over 185 primarily low-income community
residents in the Bancroft area each week.
Bancroft Seniors Club c/o United Seniors
Citizens of Ontario
$14,100 over one year to purchase new furniture,
kitchen appliances and a wireless microphone system for the Bancroft Seniors
Club's 580 club house. Upgrades will help improve access and enjoyment of this
well-used community facility.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark
$115,000 over three years to provide more children in Lanark
County with traditional mentoring partnerships and to help the Big Brothers Big
Sisters agency engage in long-term planning.
Brockville & Area Community Living
$46,700 over one year to help the association enhance
the social, emotional and physical well-being of people with intellectual and
other disabilities by purchasing and installing Snoezelen Room equipment
especially designed to assist them.
Centre social et culturel
$43,300 over one year to install energy-efficient lighting
throughout this Kingston centre, purchase tables and chairs for the theatre, and
hire a communications officer to develop and implement a plan that will enhance
Child & Youth Wellness Centre of Leeds
$10,400 over one year to maintain community-based
mental health services for children, youth and their families in the Gananoque
area by repairing deteriorated brickwork at Sampson House where youth services
Cloyne and District Historical
$27,200 over two years to improve accessibility to
historical information by archiving holdings belonging to this historical
society. Funds will also help to research and revise information for its fifth
publication of local history.
The Corporation of the Village of
$47,200 over one year to purchase materials and
equipment. This will facilitate the expansion and enhancement of resources and
services offered by the Merrickville-Wolford Public Library to the surrounding
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Treatment and Education
$25,000 over one year to expand programs and services to
people with FASD in the Belleville area, offer educational workshops to service
providers and hold community prevention programs.
Friends of the Kingston Blue Marlins Swim
$19,900 over two years to build the organizational capacity of
the swim club by developing a comprehensive guide for parent volunteers and
improving communications. Coaches will then be better able to focus on the skill
development of swimmers.
The Glenwood Cemetery
$24,800 over one year toward restoring, cataloguing and
computerizing historical burial records for the Picton area and improving public
access to the information.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Kingston &
$44,900 over two years to enhance the capacity of the
organization by hiring a volunteer co-ordinator to manage its volunteer
resources and applicant expectations.
Hastings Prince Edward Land
$30,800 over one year to help raise funds and enlist
public support for the creation and protection of the McMahon Bluff Nature
Reserve, a 97-hectare nature reserve and a home to endangered species in Prince
Hospice Lennox and
$40,700 over two years to establish a children's
bereavement program that supports children dealing with loss in southern Lennox
and Addington County. A fundraising feasibility study for the organization will
also be completed.
Independent Living Centre
$71,900 over two years to enhance the economic potential of
people with disabilities in the Kingston area. Partnerships will be developed
with employers and employment-service providers, helping to increase
employability for individuals.
Lennox and Addington Seniors Outreach Services
$15,000 over one year to help purchase a new freezer,
furnishings and equipment for the organization's new facilities. The upgrades
will help furnish space for program delivery and improve community care services
to Lennox and Addington seniors.
Madoc Nursery School and
$24,000 over one year toward building repairs and
improvements for the facility, enabling greater use of it by the community and
better access to childcare and children's services in Centre
one year toward Socks for Stalks, a cultural and health-promotion program for
adults and youth. It offers community workshops on traditional Aboriginal
horticultural practices and helps to restore indigenous plants in the Stirling
Napanee District Community
$20,000 over one year to enhance the organization's
capacity to improve fund development, awareness and grant making for the benefit
of Lennox and Addington charities and residents. The Youth and Philanthropy
Program will also be expanded.
North Frontenac Little
$15,000 over one year for a new roof and electrical upgrades
to the North Frontenac Little Theatre Hall in Tichborne, making it more
functional, accessible and safer for theatre and community use.
North Grenville Curling
$23,200 to purchase proper-sized stones for youth curlers and
an ice scraper to enhance the quality of the ice surface for the enjoyment of
all curlers in the community.
Pakenham Curling Club
one year to purchase equipment that will improve ice conditions and play,
enhance safety and provide a safer kitchen area. These upgrades will help to
maintain membership and attract newcomers to the sport.
Prevention Awareness for
$50,000 over one year to develop an age-appropriate and
youth-focused assessment tool for substance abuse. Screening and assessment
services will also be provided for youth aged 12 to 18 years with concurrent
issues in the Kingston area.
Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre
$14,600 over one year to purchase 10 stationary bikes, which
will help expand physical fitness programming to youth, adults and seniors in
Prince Edward County.
Prince Edward Learning
$15,000 over one year to help purchase new furniture and
equipment, improving classroom facilities and resources available to
adult-literacy learners attending programs at the centre in Picton.
Prince Edward/ Lennox & Addington
Community Futures Development Corporation
$50,000 over one year for
research, idea exchange and policies to support economic development in rural
Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington counties. Funds will also help to host the
Eastern Ontario Rural Economic Development Conference in May 2008.
Quinte Branch of The Ontario Genealogical
Society c/o The Ontario Genealogical Society
$12,700 over one year
to purchase a digital microfilm reader-scanner and related equipment to better
store and provide access to Quinte-area community and family history.
Quinte Tennis Club
$28,000 over one year to repair playing surfaces, improve
lighting and watering systems and update equipment. Upgrades will help provide
affordable tennis instruction and greater opportunities to play and enjoy the
benefits of physical activity.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 491 Seeleys
$69,100 over one year to make the entrance, washrooms and
flooring in the facility more accessible to all members of the community. This
will improve safety and enable greater use of the building for meetings and
$15,000 over one year to purchase new bleachers for the
fairgrounds in Tyendinaga Township. These will accommodate an additional 500
people attending the annual agricultural fair, sports and recreational
Smiths Falls and District Club for
$29,600 over one year to hire a program co-ordinator who will
work with and mentor youth in Smiths Falls and area, helping them to develop
Smiths Falls Girls Hockey
$25,000 over two years to purchase equipment and provide
skills development training for coaches and players.
St. Lawrence Speed Skating Club c/o Ontario
Speed Skating Association
$25,000 over one year to improve the
club's capacity to deliver a quality speed skating experience to people of all
ages and abilities in the St. Lawrence Seaway region. Equipment will be
purchased and community and regional awareness increased.
Thousand Islands Habitat for
$25,000 over one year to undertake planning that will
increase the long-term capacity of the organization to manage programs and
operate its business and ReStore facility.
Township of Addington
$15,000 over one year to purchase new large-print books,
DVDs, and children's books and bookbags for the Flinton and Denbigh libraries. A
new accessible entrance for the Denbigh Library will also be
Township of Limerick
one year to help construct a new outdoor playground at the Limerick Community
Centre, offering new recreation opportunities to children aged 2 to 12
Volunteer and Information
$47,300 over two years to improve services and resources that
will help Hastings and Prince Edward not-for-profit organizations recruit and
manage volunteers and provide them with meaningful and satisfying volunteer
Volunteer Bureau of Leeds &
$74,500 over two years to develop volunteer clubs in Leeds
Grenville for children and youth, helping them to develop a better appreciation
and understanding of the value of volunteering.
Youth Action Kommittee of Perth and
$55,000 over two years to increase engagement opportunities
for rural children and youth aged 12 to 18 years by hiring a program director
who will also enhance the organizational capacity of the agency.
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March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28,
608 'Duke of Edinburgh' Royal Canadian Air Cadet
$15,000 over one year toward the purchase of musical
instruments and uniforms that will help equip the squadron's pipe-and-drum band
and benefit young people in the Belleville area.
Belleville Youth Swim Team
over six months toward hosting the first annual Belleville Youth Swim Team meet
in Trenton in October 2007. The event will host 350 swimmers from throughout the
region with the support of 100 volunteers.
Cherry Valley and District Lion's
$8,100 over one year to build a gazebo in the public park,
which will provide a shelter, improve the facilities and encourage a broader
range of outdoor activities and greater use by the community.
$145,200 over three
years to provide a safe opportunity for rural youth in South Grenville to
receive support, assistance, services and access to resources concerning health
and social issues.
The Corporation of the Village of
$35,000 over one year to enhance the ability of the Village
of Westport Library to serve the community by expanding its holdings and
improving building efficiency.
Eastern Zone Children's Aid Society c/o Children's
Aid Society of Ottawa
$50,000 over one year to develop and implement
a comprehensive social-marketing campaign throughout Eastern Ontario. It will
highlight the importance of reaching out to children and encourage families to
commit to foster caring and adoption. (Additional grants of $50,000 to Champlain
area and $50,000 to Durham, Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge area will
support this activity.)
Festival of the Islands Inc.
over one year to improve efficiency and community involvement by purchasing
security fencing and a storage trailer. These improvements will make the
festival's tent, stage and equipment more accessible for other groups in the
Flinton Recreation Club
two years toward hosting the Annual Jamboree. This will offer a weekend of live
entertainment and festivities in August 2007 and 2008, attracting over 1,000
visitors to the hamlet of Flinton.
$30,000 over one year to
support Quinte's Francophone community and increase the organization's
visibility. A permanent location will be secured, a co-ordinator hired, an
outreach and fundraising plan developed, and volunteer involvement
Greater Napanee Gymnastics
$15,000 over one year toward new equipment that will provide
better opportunities for gymnastics training and participation to over 400 local
girls and boys. The boys' gymnastics program will be enhanced, resulting in
Kingston Family YMCA
$50,000 over one
year to assist with converting the existing swimming pool into a
state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool, addressing special needs programming for
children with disabilities, seniors and adults with chronic pain.
Kingston Ringette Association c/o Ontario
$25,000 over two years to improve skills
development and increase opportunities in Kingston and area for children and
volunteers to participate in the sport of ringette.
$35,000 over six months to replace the current van with
a new vehicle that is fitted with a wheelchair lift. The association will be
able to continue providing accessible, affordable transportation service to
residents of all abilities in the area.
$15,000 over one year toward the construction of an
additional show ring at the Lansdowne Fair Grounds. It will increase the number
of events and participants, and enhance audience interest in the annual
Lennox Community Theatre
one year toward a new roof and related repairs to this well-used community
theatre serving the rural Napanee area.
The Merrickville and District Historical
$25,000 over three years to preserve, photograph and
digitize fragile and historically significant archive materials. The information
will also be featured in English and French on the Merrickville and District
Historical Society's website.
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
over two years to establish a community fitness and resource centre. Access to
physical fitness programs and support services will then be improved for people
of all ages at the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Municipality of Hastings
$15,000 over one year toward repairs of the ball diamonds,
soccer fields and outdoor rink at the Herschel Recreation Complex. Accessibility
to safe and enjoyable sports activities will then improve for 4,000 community
Napanee and District Curling
$24,000 over one year toward equipment repairs and improvements
that will ensure the continued safe operation of the curling rink, which serves
the greater Napanee community.
North Frontenac Community
$47,600 over one year to undertake renovations that will
improve accessibility and privacy for women, girls and people with disabilities
in this 30-year-old community facility.
North Hastings Community Trust
over one year to purchase a computer and office equipment, which will enable the
organization to more efficiently serve low-income area residents in need of
$24,400 to complete a feasibility study that will put forward
recommendations pertaining to this Smith Falls museum's exhibitions, programs,
space and equipment needs as it determines its direction for the
Rideau Environmental Action League
$20,000 over one year to obtain a co-ordinator, who will help
improve the organization's capacity as it grows to meet increased community
demand for environmental programming in the Smiths Falls area.
Rideau Friendship Circle # 541 c/o The United
Senior Citizens of Ontario
$10,100 to purchase new upgraded kitchen
equipment for the North Crosby Community Hall. This will improve its safety and
reliability for seniors and others who use the hall for social, educational and
health activities, and meetings and celebrations.
Township of Carlow/Mayo
one year for renovations to the Hermon Public Library in the local public
school. A new accessible washroom and entrance will be built, enabling greater
access and learning opportunities for over 770 township residents of all
Township of Stirling-Rawdon
over one year toward an accessible entrance and new computers, software and
books for the public library. These will improve library services for 4,500
residents of all abilities in Stirling-Rawdon.
Township of Stirling-Rawdon
over one year toward renovations and accessibility improvements to the historic
1879 Grand Trunk Railway Station in Stirling. A new accessible community meeting
room, railway heritage centre and information centre will be created.
Upper Canada Swim Club
two years to introduce more children to swimming as a lifetime activity by
establishing a fun, competitive summer swim program for children aged six to 14
years in the Brockville area.
Verona Lions Club
$75,000 over one
year to sustain and increase community use of the Verona Lions Hall. Upgrades
will be made to the heating and cooling system, summer kitchen and
Volunteer & Information
$37,200 to enhance the delivery of community services by
the not-for-profit sector. An affordable and accessible space in downtown
Kingston will be created, where volunteers and organizations can gather for
training, education and meeting purposes.
Wolfe Island Early Years Drop In Centre (WIEYDIC)
$48,600 over three years to enhance the development of
volunteers connected with the Wolfe Island Early Years Drop In Centre.
Opportunities to increase skills and knowledge about a variety of relevant
topics will be identified and
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