November 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
March 6, 2009
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of
$141,900 over two years to expand services to people with
ALS in York Region and Simcoe County. A community development program will be
launched that will increase support to existing and new ALS chapters.
Arts Society King
$171,600 over three years to strengthen
the capacity of the organization and to hire staff, support volunteers, produce
a quarterly newsletter and deliver the King Arts Festival, which supports a
variety of artistic endeavours in York Region.
Autism Ontario - Simcoe County Chapter c/o Autism
$30,000 over two years to increase access to social
recreation activities by children and youth with autism and their families.
Entry fees and venue rentals will be subsidized while this chapter strengthens
its fundraising activities.
Autism Ontario - York Region Chapter c/o Autism
$206,500 over three years to increase recreational
opportunities for children with autism by adding new programs to a specialized
day camp, offering subsidies to low-income families, and building this agency's
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian
$151,500 over three years to support organizational
capacity-building. The organization will restructure staff positions to enhance
programs, services and fundraising efforts in support of children and youth in
Bob Rumball "Home for the Deaf"
$225,000 over three years
to develop and implement a sign-language training program for staff and
volunteers. Once complete, residents of this Barrie "Home for the Deaf" will no
longer struggle to understand or be understood.
Boys and Girls Clubs of North Simcoe
$145,000 over three
years to help develop the internal fundraising capacity of the organization.
Staff will be hired to work with volunteer teams to raise operating funds while
increasing awareness of recreation programs for children and youth.
City of Vaughan Baseball Association
$150,000 over three
years to help build organizational capacity and ensure sustainability. Funding
will be used to hire a full-time administrator, enhance the organization's
website, purchase training equipment and help host National Championships.
Community Foundation of Orillia & Area
one year to raise this community foundation's profile among potential donors and
improve its long-term operating sustainability by building its capacity to
launch and run fundraising events.
Elder Connections and Tzivos Hashem Canada Inc. c/o Elder
$205,000 over three years to reduce isolation among
seniors from different cultural backgrounds, and to increase youth's involvement
in the Vaughan community and knowledge of their own heritage, by creating an
intergenerational mentoring program.
Holland Landing Literacy Garden Project c/o Friends of the East
$75,000 over nine months to create a literacy
garden at the Holland Landing Community Centre and Library. Funding will be used
to create a space for library programs as well as community-based horticultural
Humber River Shakespeare
$15,000 over six months for
staff, workshop and production costs to present a community theatrical
production. The project will provide communities along the Humber River in York
Region with free accessible Shakespearian workshops and theatre.
Irish Canadian Rugby Club
$15,000 over one year to
support the purchase of safety and training equipment as well as the
certification of club volunteers.
Ja'fari Islamic Housing Corporation - Crescent Village Trust c/o
Ja'fari Islamic Housing Corporation
$81,000 over one year to support
the recreational needs of area youth. Funding will be used to construct two
outdoor basketball courts and support programs in this Richmond Hill
Kids for Turtles Environmental Education
$70,000 over two
years to build organizational capacity, conduct community outreach, and develop
programs and services to increase revenues. Funding will be used to support the
part-time staffing costs for this Orillia-based organization.
Literacy Council of South Simcoe
$15,000 over one year to
increase access to one-to-one and group literacy training in South Simcoe by
renovating this agency's premises to make more space for learners.
MacLaren Art Centre
$15,000 over one year to make this
Barrie gallery's photographic collections more accessible to the public by
purchasing a new server that will enable the gallery to digitize the images and
then post them to its website.
Markham Concert Band
$7,200 over one year to increase
this amateur concert band's ability to play at a wide range of venues, both
indoor and outdoor, by purchasing folding chairs and a trailer to transport
percussion instruments and other heavy equipment.
Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians
one year to renovate and increase the size of the organization's community hall.
This will allow it to expand both its youth and seniors programs, providing more
events and activities for the Filipino community.
Midland Area Reading Council
$128,300 over two years to
increase the availability of literacy, numeracy and basic employment
skills-training in North Simcoe by building this agency's infrastructure and
expanding its programming to better serve young adults.
Quest Gallery and Huronia School of Visual Arts
over four years to build organizational capacity. Funding will be used to hire
staff, grow programs, foster community support and develop a long-term vision
for the arts in Penetanguishene and surrounding area.
The Scottish Rite Learning Centres for Children - Barrie c/o The
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
$89,500 over one year
to help establish a new Learning Centre for children and youth. Funding will
assist with facility renovations, the purchase of equipment and provide training
opportunities for volunteer tutors.
The Sharing Place Orillia Incorporated
three years to improve the provision of emergency food to people in Simcoe
County by building this agency's infrastructure and increasing its fundraising
Wasaga Beach Woodworkers Club
$9,100 over five years to
upgrade aging equipment and assist with increased operating costs.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
three years to support expansion and build long-term sustainability of this
community festival by building its infrastructure, hiring more professional
entertainers and purchasing equipment.
York Centre for Children, Youth & Families
over three years to increase awareness and usage of this agency's services to
children with mental health issues among families from different cultural
communities in York Region.
Zareinu Educational Centre of Metropolitan
$276,500 over five years to enable this agency to serve more
children with special needs in York Region by building its fundraising
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Affordable Housing Coordination Project c/o
Georgian Triangle Residential Resource Centre
$141,500 over three
years for a project co-ordinator and resource materials to increase affordable
housing in Collingwood by undertaking research, education and community
development with local government, landlords, residents and
Association des francophones de la région de
$25,000 over one year to hire a part time volunteer and
program co-ordinator who will develop programs and activities for the
Francophone population of York Region.
Aurora Historical Society
over six months to preserve the Town of Aurora's heritage by undertaking a
business plan to inform the future development and sustainability of Hillary
House, a National Historic Site.
Barrie Music Festival Association
$14,900 over one year to purchase office equipment and
fundraising software. These will build the organization's capacity to expand
programs and ensure volunteers have an efficient work space in which to
Between Friends, Aboriginal Clothing and Book
Drive c/o Kids Come First Child Care Services
$102,700 over two
years for a co-ordinator, supplies and training to organize two annual clothing
and book donation drives. These events encourage philanthropy and volunteerism
among Thornhill children and assist Anishinabe families in need.
Canadian Multicultural Links
$44,800 over three years for research, materials and
equipment to deliver informational workshops to schools, hospitals, churches and
corporations. The program will help foster greater acceptance and understanding
of diversity in York Region.
Canadian Museum of Hindu
$15,000 over one year to support operating costs at the
museum. Funding will be used to hire two part-time staff to train volunteers
and maintain the facility in Richmond Hill.
Canadian Spinal Research
$15,000 over one year to translate the After and Beyond
Spinal Cord Injury Resource Manual into French for distribution in York Region
and Simcoe County. This will help meet the needs of more than 300 Francophones
with disabilities in these regions.
$15,000 over six
months to complete club house renovations, including the installation of a new
furnace and air conditioning. Renovations will improve comfort and enhance the
cultural celebrations and events hosted at the Concord facility.
David Busby Street Centre
over three years to help develop the internal fundraising capacity of the
organization. Staff will be hired to develop volunteer teams to raise operating
funds and increase community awareness of homelessness issues in the Barrie
$108,200 over 18 months for consultants, training and
office equipment. Service standards and benchmarks will be developed and
evaluated to ensure the consistent quality of services provided to people who
are deafblind in York Region.
Elmvale Curling Club
one year to assist with mechanical and structural repairs at the curling rink.
The completion of the work will ensure the community has a safe and enjoyable
venue that meets their sport and recreational needs.
Federation of Chinese Canadians in
$248,000 over four years for staff, promotion and equipment
to hold an annual one day diversity job fair at a mall. This will be attended by
a wide range of employers and agencies and will give newcomers access to
Filipino Canadian Association of
$37,000 over three years for a part-time co-ordinator, gym
rentals and advertising. The resources will improve outreach, enhancing and
expanding recreational activities for Filipino-Canadian and other youth in
Fuerza Latina Community
$15,000 over one year to better meet the needs of different
cultural communities in Vaughan by purchasing office equipment with which to
improve this agency's outreach and volunteer recruitment.
Georgian Bay Native Womens
$139,000 over three years for an executive director,
training and equipment. These will help to build this family resource centre's
fundraising, marketing and networking capacity so it can provide better services
to Anishinabe families in Midland.
Georgian Triangle Tourist Association and
$75,000 over one year for an organizational
consultant, marketing materials and advertising. Strategic, fundraising and
marketing plans will be developed to help the association improve tourism
marketing services in the Georgian Triangle.
Georgina Military Museum
over six months to replace the HVAC system and acquire artefacts for display at
this community military museum in Keswick. These improvements will enhance
interest in the museum and make the facility more comfortable for visitors.
Georgina Trades Trading
$302,800 over three years for staff, equipment and furniture to
build this organization's infrastructure. More programs that enable high-school
students, youth and adults to learn skilled trades locally will be offered.
$135,600 over two
years for a co-ordinator to manage volunteer recruitment. Office equipment for
the new residential facility will also be purchased, strengthening the hospice
so it can enhance and increase palliative care services in Barrie.
Huronia Foundation for the
$60,000 over three years for an office manager who will assist
with organizational capacity building. This will help policy and program
development build a vibrant arts and culture community in North Simcoe and South
Losing Our Parents
one year for Web development and marketing materials. An information campaign
will be carried out to support the launch of a new website that provides support
to bereaved families in York Region.
Markham Aquatic Club
one year for a co-ordinator, marketing materials and training equipment. These
will help to promote and develop the sport of competitive swimming in the Town
Markham Centennial Bocce
$60,100 over one year to purchase kitchen fixtures, appliances,
furniture and bocce equipment. These will help furnish a new club facility and
increase participation in the sport of bocce.
Midland Small Set Co-operative Nursery
$6,500 over six months to purchase storage containers,
children's chairs and toys. The replacement of aging equipment will ensure
greater safety and a better quality pre-school experience for children and their
Orillia and District Arts
$112,500 over three years for staff, workshop materials and
office rent. The organization will then be able to better promote community
awareness of the arts and increase participation with expanded programs and
Oro-Medonte Minor Sports Association c/o
Oro-Medonte Minor Hockey Association
$94,200 over two years for a
co-ordinator, office supplies and registration software. These resources will
help to build the internal capacity of the association to provide
communications, marketing and easy-to-use, accessible recreation
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 414 -
$87,500 over one year to install automatic doors and an
access ramp at the hall entrance and upgrade the heating and cooling system.
These improvements will make this facility safer, more comfortable and
accessible to all members of the community.
Simcoe County Communities Foundation
Administrative Hub c/o Huronia Communities Foundation - La fondation
communautaire de la Huronie
$22,900 over 6 months to study the
feasibility of creating a single administrative hub for four community
foundations. The resulting economies of scale will increase funding
opportunities for non-profit agencies.
Simcoe County Farm Fresh Marketing
$75,000 over two years for a program manager and a
computer. These will help the organization build infrastructure and marketing
capacity to promote the availability of local food and build sustainable,
healthy local food systems.
The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum (Ontario)
Digitization Project c/o The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum
$225,000 over three years for staff and computer equipment
to catalogue and digitize the museum's collection. These will enhance public
accessibility and support the development of curriculum-based programming for
educational institutions in Ontario.
Special Olympics Ontario - Collingwood Alpine
Ski Teams c/o National Ski Academy
$40,000 over 12 months to
establish training programs for Special Olympics Ontario Alpine Ski Teams based
in Simcoe County. Special Olympic athletes will receive individualized training
programs supervised by National Ski Academy Coaches.
Windfall Ecology Centre
over two years for an education co-ordinator, office equipment and space to
develop education and employment programs at the centre in Aurora. Leaders will
be trained and developed to support a green economy, which will lead to green
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
June 26, 2008.
Artslink York Region
$25,000 over six months to enable
this organization to fulfill its potential as a sustainable, regional arts
council by undertaking a strategic planning process.
Aurora Youth Soccer Club Inc.
$170,000 over three years
to increase organizational capacity related to volunteer recruitment, player
development and marketing. Funding will be used to hire staff as well as
redevelop the organization's website.
Barrie Art Club, Inc.
$7,400 over six months to increase
participation in the fine arts among Barrie residents of all ages. New
furniture, equipment and supplies will be purchased to improve the
organization's premises and its website.
Barrie Folk Society Inc.
$30,400 over three years to
enhance and grow this local Barrie festival. Funding will be used to support
audience development, expand marketing efforts, increase ticket revenues and
support event volunteers.
CONTACT and Nottawasaga Futures c/o South Simcoe Community
$80,600 over one year to improve the delivery of
social and employment services in New Tecumseth. Community access to learning
opportunities will improve by establishing an accessible, integrated community
services centre or common roof.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe
$225,000 over three years for staff to provide skills
training and job experience to women with histories of substance abuse, domestic
violence, poverty or incarceration and to build the infrastructure for an
auction service business.
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre Inc.
three years for staff, supplies, furniture and equipment to establish a cultural
resource centre. It will help preserve and promote Aboriginal culture in the
Midland-Penetanguishene area and enhance this agency's core programs.
Gibson Cultural Centre Corporation
$35,000 over one year
for a volunteer co-ordinator, training and a computer to help build this
Alliston organization's capacity to manage volunteers. A program will be
developed to recruit, train and reward community volunteers.
Horses At Heart Therapeutic Equestrian Adventures
$120,000 over three years for staff, furnishing and supplies to
increase equine-assisted therapy in York Region for children with mental health
issues. Fundraising will also increase to provide riding experiences to children
from low-income families.
Huronia Players Theatre Group Inc.
$79,000 over one year
to purchase light, sound and video equipment for this community theatre located
in Midland. Funding will ensure access to a high-quality theatre space for a
variety of local arts organizations.
Literacy Council York-Simcoe
$218,200 over three years
for staff, training workshops and office equipment to implement fundraising and
marketing campaigns. These programs will enhance adult literacy and employment
services in York Region and increase the agency's sustainability.
Markham District Veterans Association
$41,000 over six months to support repairs and
renovations to enhance the safety and comfort of this aging community facility
in Markham. Funding will be used to replace the roof, paint the exterior and
replace walkways and flooring.
Markham Lions History c/o Markham Lions Club
one year to hire a researcher and a videographer to produce an exhibit at the
Markham Museum. The 65-year history and achievements of the Markham Lions Club
will be displayed, promoting volunteerism and celebrating the town's
Ontario Bocce Association
$20,000 over six months to
increase community awareness and participation in the sport of bocce among York
residents of all ages. Funding will be applied to the costs of hosting the North
American Bocce Championships in the City of Vaughan.
$186,200 over four years for a marketing
manager, advertising and equipment to increase and enhance professional opera in
York Region. This company's production values and its sustainability will be
improved with fundraising and marketing campaigns.
Orillia Area Community Development Corporation
over four years for a program co-ordinator, workshops and subsidies to develop a
social enterprise that will help youth and youth at risk become employed. Youth
aged 16 to 29 years will launch a business and grow it to be
Oro Station Community Hall
$90,000 over one year to complete much-needed repairs
and renovations to this 100-year-old community hall in Oro Medonte. Upgrades
will increase efficiency while lowering operating and maintenance costs,
ensuring community access for years to come.
Parkinson Society Canada, Central and Northern Ontario Region c/o
Parkinson Society Canada
$159,700 over three years to expand
services to people with Parkinson's disease in York Region and Simcoe County. A
co-ordinator will be hired for a community development program that supports
existing Parkinson Society chapters and creates new ones.
Richmond Hill Disabled Program/Service Feasibility Study c/o Richmond
Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation
$25,000 over six months to
conduct a feasibility study in the Town of Richmond Hill and determine program
and facility needs for people with disabilities. The study will focus on program
development at the new Crosby Park recreational facility.
Royal Canadian Air Cadets - 94 Newmarket Squadron
over one year to purchase biathlon equipment, which will help to promote both
recreational and competitive programs for youth aged 12 to 18 years.
South Simcoe Streams Network c/o Nottawasaga Community Economic
$157,100 over three years to complete
stream-restoration projects that will address land-use impacts. Staff will be
hired to engage the community in improving the health of streams and rivers in
the Lake Simcoe and Nottawasaga River watersheds.
Vedic Cultural Centre
$150,000 over one year for repairs
and equipment purchases to complete renovations at this Markham centre. Upgrades
will ensure community members have a safer, more accessible space to take part
in a variety of programs and services.
York North Family Resource Programmes
$52,000 over one
year to ensure the ongoing provision of family resource programs to the Mount
Albert community. Staff will be hired to ensure services continue and expand as
new funding sources are sought.
York Region Abuse Program
$35,000 over one year for a
consultant to complete a comprehensive review of the Abuse Prevention Program.
This project will ensure the program remains effective, sustainable and
responsive to community needs across York Region.
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