November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
March 3, 2011
Aurora Festival of the Arts
$25,000 over one year to
expand the Aurora Festival of the Arts, a two-year-old artistic and music
festival, by developing partnerships, community engagement and promotional
Catholic Community Services of York Region
three years to pilot an intervention model to children and families with
moderate mental health issues, on waiting lists for more intensive services or
working towards family reunification in order to divert children from the formal
mental health system and/or stabilize them during the long wait time.
Chippewas of Georgina Island
$101,500 over one year to
complete The Buzzy Big Canoe Memorial Arena on Georgina Island. Fencing, seating
and paved access for the zamboni to clean the ice will be provided for the
outdoor ice-rink that offers year-round recreational opportunities for residents
of all ages.
Church Street School Cultural Centre, as lead organization on this
$79,700 over three years to help aspiring playwrights
take their work from early drafts to production-ready scripts through a new
mentoring program, the Writers' Springboard Project, which matches experienced
theatre professionals and local theatre companies with beginning
Citizens for Affordable Housing
$349,100 over five years
to enhance the System Navigation Program, an integrated information, referral
and short-term case management program for York region residents who have low
incomes, are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who do not meet eligibility
requirements for service from other single-focus agencies.
Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Incorporation
over one year to assist with accessibility renovations at this community-owned
facility. A stair lift will be installed to ensure access to all levels and
accessible washrooms will be constructed.
GTA FAITH ALLIANCE
$26,500 over one year to increase
employment and job training opportunities for newcomers and youth at risk in
York region by expanding a computer-repair training and job-search program. The
Richmond Hill-based program includes co-op placements at various corporations as
well as employment counselling.
Habitat for Humanity Orillia/Lake Country Inc.
over three years to engage a full-time store manager to establish a Restore for
communities in Orillia that will divert items from the landfill while creating
revenue to support the building of new, affordable homes
Islamic Shia Ithna asheri Jamaat of Toronto
two years to hire a volunteer coordinator who will ensure the continuity of
sport, recreation and cultural programs for the Shia Muslim community in the
Ladies of the Lake Conservation Association, as lead organization on
$175,900 over three years to hire a project
coordinator and provide administrative, marketing and communication support to
launch a series of Splash Floating Festivals that will celebrate water through
music, film and other creative events around Lake Simcoe.
Lagoon City Yacht Club
$35,200 over one year to increase
participation of youth, Able Sail and adult participants and enhance the safety
of all community members who participate in club programs by hosting three
Learn-to-Sail programs on Lake Simcoe and purchasing a new safety boat.
MacLaren Art Centre
$150,000 over one year to install a
new heating and air conditioning system that will maintain temperature and
relative humidity at museum standard levels. Simcoe residents and other visitors
can then continue to enjoy the 26,500 artworks within the MacLaren's permanent
collection and borrowed exhibitions from other public galleries and museums.
Mariposa Wrestling Club
$35,000 over one year to upgrade
safety mats and scoreboards thereby enabling this Orillia-based club to expand
and improve the quality of programs and encourage safe participation in
wrestling activities for children and youth aged 8 to 20.
Markham Chinese Soccer Association Inc.
$21,000 over 18
months to recruit and train volunteer coaches and support the expansion of both
summer and winter leagues for Chinese Canadians of all ages in the Markham
Markham Concert Band Inc.
$45,800 over one year to offer
new music and purchase loaner instruments and an inflatable band shell. These
supports will attract a more diverse audience, foster member recruitment and
transform outdoor venues into acoustically-appropriate mini-amphitheatres.
Markham Symphony Orchestra
$20,000 over one year to
increase the availability of classical music in Markham and provide performance
opportunities for music students at the high-school and university level by
supporting the orchestra's presentation of three chamber music concerts in
Newmarket Ringette Association
$15,000 over one year to
support the development of an equipment lending program in York region that will
increase access to sport and recreation opportunities for girls and women up to
age 18 by eliminating financial barriers.
Nin Os Kom Tin Native Cultural Friendship Centre of York
$105,000 over two years to increase the sense of community
and availability of culturally appropriate services for people of Aboriginal
descent living off reserve in York region by establishing a new Native
Friendship Centre in the Newmarket area. Programming will include health and
wellness programs, cultural activities, peer support and youth mentoring.
Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with
$92,900 over two years to hire an administrative coordinator
to support implementation of a five-year sustainability plan and provide
assistance to families affected by childhood cancer in Barrie.
Philippine Heritage Band
$85,000 over two years to hold
the Proud to be Canadian: York Multicultural Tour in 2011 and 2012 in
celebration of this Vaughan-based marching band's recent 30-year anniversary and
its contribution to York Region's diverse cultural landscape. The tour will
feature performances at over 20 parades and five gala shows.
Richmond Hill Acquatic Club
$68,500 over one year to
develop online volunteer resources and purchase timing equipment that will
increase the quality of programs for participants of all ages and support their
Simcoe Community Services Foundation
$40,400 over one
year to hire a full-time fundraising coordinator and part-time web and social
media developer who will enhance the Foundation's profile and fundraising
The Couchiching Conservancy
$125,500 over three years to
promote a community-based stewardship model for long-term active management of
Copeland Forest by completing a four-season biological survey of the property,
conducting an outreach campaign and developing an advisory board in
The Couchiching Conservancy, as lead organization on this
$80,200 over two years to further a collaborative
community-based approach to protecting the natural heritage and species at risk
on the Carden Plain in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Ramara Township. The
project will promote a green, sustainable economy by holding regular forums for
stakeholders, an annual nature festival and habitat stewardship projects. This
grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
The Sharon Temple Museum Society
$42,000 over one year
to hire an executive assistant who will be responsible for day-to-day operations
enabling the executive director to develop new strategic and operating plans,
create and implement new programs and build donor and volunteer support for this
renowned East Gwillimbury heritage site.
The Ship's Company of Penetanguishene
$15,000 over one
year to purchase a sail, motor and trailer for a replica gun boat which will be
used to preserve, share and present 19th-century marine heritage to the public
in sailing programs and at historical reenactments including the town's upcoming
The Sound Investment Community Choir
$18,000 over two
years to increase this Georgian Triangle choir's profile, audience and financial
sustainability by performing six concerts of four major choral works, featuring
guest soloists and orchestra players. More sophisticated programming will
attract larger audiences, increasing ticket revenue and positioning the choir to
Theatre Collingwood Association Inc.
$125,500 over three
years to increase reach and revenue sources by expanding programming and hiring
a full-time fundraiser.
Township of King, as lead organization on this
$12,800 over one year to restore the habitat
diversity of the Dufferin Marsh by completing a background study, installing an
adjustable weir to control water levels and completing restoration projects in
the Township of King.
Vaughan Soccer Club Inc.
$200,000 over three years to
enhance the skills and knowledge of volunteers by offering volunteer
certification programs in line with the Canadian Soccer Association's Long-term
Athlete Development (LTAD) program.
York Region Youth Outreach
$134,400 over three years to
hire an executive director and a program director who will expand sport and
recreation programming for East, Southeast and South Asian newcomer children and
youth aged 7 to 18.
Youth Assisting Youth
$125,000 over two years to
introduce the Girls Only (GO) program in York Region. The program is designed to
provide social and recreational activities and workshops that engage, educate
and empower girls aged 12 to 15 while increasing confidence and self-esteem.
This program also engages female volunteers age 16 to 29.
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Association of Ontario Snowboarders, as lead organization on this
$130,500 over three years to provide event management
training and supports for volunteers. Funding will also support the Ontario
Provincial Championships at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (Lake Ontario
$116,100 over two years to expand youth-led activities,
promote youth leadership, and expand the alumni network in order to support
organizational membership development and personal growth for Jewish youth in
$110,000 over two years to increase
availability of full-day programming for people with special needs aged 21 and
older, by establishing the Sara Elizabeth Centre in Vaughan. The program will
focus on music, dance and drama, as well as physical activity and training in
computers, literacy, numeracy and life-skills.
Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum
$31,000 over one year
to enable this community museum to extend its operating season and expand its
school program by building the infrastructure needed for a new, accessible
outdoor washroom. Funds will be used to dig a new well and install a
low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly septic system.
Community Living Huronia
$141,300 over two years to
enhance recreation programs by hiring a qualified full-time recreation
coordinator in Midland.
Community Living York South
$219,000 over three years to
increase the capacity of youth, aged 16 to 30, living with disabilities to learn
and work within the York region community. A coordinator and part-time support
staff will help educate families and plan for their child's future through
outreach activities, educational seminars and opportunities for experiences and
transitioning to the individual's ideal living situation.
DeafBlind Ontario Services
$150,000 over two years to
expand an expressive arts therapy program into Simcoe County and York Region,
offering people with sensory impairments, such as blindness, deafness, and
deaf-blindness, greater opportunities for artistic and creative expression and
improved quality of life.
$30,000 over one year to build this
seniors organization's long-term sustainability by reducing its dependence on
bingo and nevada ticket proceeds with the creation of a fundraising plan for its
Fletcher's Fields Limited
$150,000 over three years to
renovate the building, athletic fields and catering facilities in Markham in
order to enhance athletic programs, improve access to qualified coaches and
expand use of the fields to a wider variety of sports players. This grant will
enhance the organizational capacity and economic opportunities of the
organization by hiring a full-time general manager.
Home Horizon Georgian Triangle Residential
$106,500 over three years to provide additional support in
the home to vulnerable individuals and families in transitional housing in
Collingwood so they are better able to remain in stable housing. Funds will also
support enhanced statistical tracking of services provided.
Hospice Richmond Hill
$100,000 over three years to
increase organizational capacity to better meet the ongoing needs of clients and
volunteers. Funding will support staffing and will ensure they achieve new
standards for hospice accreditation.
Human Endeavour Inc., as lead organization on this
$150,000 over two years to increase economic
opportunities for people from marginalized communities by establishing a small
business incubator. EPIC (Enterprise Promotion & Investment Centre) will
providing training, mentoring and support for new service-based businesses in
the Vaughan area.
Huronia Community Foundation - La Foundation Communautaire de la
Huronie, as lead organization on this collaborative
$176,900 over 30
months to increase organizational capacity by developing collaborative marketing
and communications strategies for Community Foundations in Bradford, Barrie,
Orillia and Midland.
Inn From the Cold Inc.
$140,000 over two years to expand
the capacity of this Newmarket emergency shelter by developing strategic,
operating, communications and fundraising plans, keeping the shelter open seven
nights a week during the winter, operating a cooling centre during the summer,
and offering a weekly meal program year-round.
Innisfil Pipes and Drums Band
$12,800 over one year to
purchase new instruments and thereby enhance the quality of the music played by
this local Scottish pipes and drum band at community parades and special
Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold
$133,500 over three
years to build the capacity of this winter emergency shelter provider to add
host sites, make more beds available, help more people and build referral and
on-site services in southern York Region, by implementing a recently-prepared
Nature Conservancy of Canada, as lead organization on this
$150,500 over three years to implement the Minesing
Wetlands Management Plan with the support of collaborative partners and
community members in Simcoe County.
New Path Youth and Family Services of Simcoe County, as lead
organization on this collaborative
$125,000 over two years to build
bridges between mainstream and Aboriginal service providers to better meet the
needs of Aboriginal children, youth and families in Simcoe County by developing
more culturally appropriate services.
$165,300 over three years to support the
Adopt-A-Stream program in York Region and Simcoe County. Funding will be used to
provide program coordination, public education and engage communities in a
variety of stream rehabilitation projects.
Opera Belcanto of South Simcoe
$26,700 over one year to
build the profile and audience base of this community opera company by staging
four opera concerts in Simcoe County and York Region.
Orillia Figure Skating Club
$50,000 over one year to
update the club's technology for program development and office equipment for
the new recreation centre.This will allow local competitive skaters to train in
their own community and the club to host a skating carnival in conjunction with
its 60th anniversary, helping to raise interest in the sport and enhance
Reena, as lead organization on this
$150,000 over two years to develop an
interdisciplinary model of service delivery for frail seniors and people with
physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities in a new residence in
Vaughan. A program coordinator will develop assessment, referral and direct
service protocols to provide holistic support to people with multiple health
issues and facilitate a more inclusive community.
Richmond Hill Canoe Club
$70,600 over one year to
purchase safety equipment and new boats to enhance and expand both recreational
and competitive programs at the club.
Thornhill Community Band, as lead organization on this
$7,000 over one year to increase opportunities for
Richmond Hill residents to enjoy band music, as players and listeners, by
establishing a new, inter-generational concert band, in partnership with the
Thornhill Community Band.
Victim Services of York Region
$182,000 over three years
to adapt current programs and services to meet the needs of York Region's
growing cultural communities. Bilingual staff will be hired to help develop an
integrated service delivery model.
Voice of the Vedas Cultural Sabha Inc.
$19,200 over one
year to increase capacity by developing a comprehensive strategic plan for the
organization that will guide programs and services offered to the Hindu
community of Richmond Hill.
World Snowsports Events Group
$261,300 over two years to
host International Ski Cross events in the Town of Blue Mountains. The event
will also offer volunteer development programs, promote active living in schools
across Grey Bruce and Simcoe Counties as well as provide legacy opportunities
for freestyle skiing in Ontario. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF
York Region Skating Academy Winter Club
$35,100 over one
year to purchase office equipment, skating equipment used in all competitive and
recreational programs, and to upgrade the audio system.
Zephyr Art Gallery Inc.
$15,000 over one year to provide
more development opportunities for emerging artists and to increase exposure of
visual arts in Orillia and surrounding areas by engaging artists to work on
shared projects, showing artwork in a variety of community spaces and inviting
guest curators and instructors to give workshops and lectures.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
June 28, 2010
Alzheimer Society of York Region
$142,300 over two years
to open a satellite office in Vaughan to provide increased services to people
with Alzheimer Disease, their families and caregivers.
Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle
$75,000 over one year
to better meet the recreational and cultural needs of Simcoe County Aboriginal
youth who are at risk by implementing a Medicine Horse program, which promotes
emotional health and self-awareness by bringing horses and youth together. Youth
will learn about horse care and riding, outdoor camp set-up and cooking, and,
with local Elders, natural elements, drum-making and First Nations ceremonies
C.O.P.E. Canine Opportunity, People Empowerment
over two years to help youth at risk in Simcoe County develop self-esteem,
responsibility and transferrable skills by strengthening a unique program that
involves them in training service dogs for people with disabilities. The grant
will support public relations and fundraising activities to build this
organization's long-term sustainability.
Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Ontario
$157,400 over two
years to provide meaningful skills training and work experience for boys at
risk, aged 15 to 19, from York Region's Jewish community by recruiting them to
assist with renovations of a camp site in Haliburton, as well as participate in
recreational camp activities and motivational counselling.
Collingwood and District Information Centre, as lead organization on
$185,900 over two years to help non-profits in
Simcoe County and York Region develop their own capacity and sustainability by
promoting the benefits of community hubs, where several agencies share space and
Cookstown Curling Club
$75,000 over one year to upgrade
old and unsafe ice-making equipment with a new refrigeration unit and rink
surface and upgrade electrical systems. This will enhance a South Simcoe
community-based space that has served people of all ages and abilities for more
than 54 years.
Elephant Thoughts Global Development Initiatives , as lead
organization on this collaborative
$150,000 over two years to raise
awareness of climate change and biodiversity through environmental restoration
projects, personal eco-footprint reduction challenges, community gardens and
school-based co-op programs, that broaden the learning experiences of children
and youth in the Simcoe area. This grant will be used to develop leadership
skills of youth to become stewards of the environment and their
Gildas Club Simcoe Muskoka
two years to increase organizational capacity to better meet the social and
emotional needs of people living with cancer and their families in Simcoe
County, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Grey-Bruce and Dufferin Counties. Funding will
support volunteer recruitment, training and retention in both program
development and fundraising.
Habitat for Humanity York Region
$121,700 over one year
to establish a ReStore in Vaughan, a store that accepts and resells new and used
building materials, serving communities in Southern York Region. Revenues from
retail operations are used to address the affordable housing shortage in the
community and provide a hand up to families in need.
Lapani Dramatic Theatre Inc.
$70,000 over two years to
support professionally performed Shakespearean theatre in Barrie and surrounding
schools. Funding will provide the organization with full-time staff to ensure
active participation in the arts.
Learning Centre for Georgina , as lead organization on this
$198,700 over three years to create a partnership
among agencies that will enhance community-based resources by combining
literacy, child-minding and counselling services in one building in the
community of Georgina. This grant will enhance community-based learning
opportunities and remove barriers to participation by allowing learners to
access these services locally.
Learning Disabilities Association
of Simcoe County (LDASC)
$135,000 over two years to increase
organizational capacity by completing strategic plans, enhancing fundraising
programs and developing sustainable programs in Barrie and across Simcoe
Marquee Theatrical Productions Inc.
$149,500 over three
years to provide more theatrical training and performance opportunities for
children and youth in Aurora and Newmarket by launching a marketing and
fundraising campaign that will increase program enrollment, theatre ticket sales
and overall sustainability.
Men of Note Male Voice
$4,800 over six months to purchase risers and enhance safety
and performances for this York Region choir. The equipment will accommodate up
to 64 choristers and will be shared with other community groups.
Newmarket Soccer Club Inc.
$255,500 over two years to
provide the club with operating support and equipment for Newmarket's first
indoor soccer facility. Funding will be used for staffing to ensure the facility
is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
Scarborough Housing Help Centre , as lead organization on this
$210,000 over three years to increase access to
affordable rental units for low-income families in York Region by creating a
region-wide database of available housing, and by hiring housing workers to link
landlords with tenants and provide ongoing support to ensure that once housing
is found, it is also retained.
Silverthorn Symphonic Winds
$48,200 over three years to
support the efforts of this unique community concert band to establish a
permanent presence in York Region by expanding its music library, retaining its
music director, developing its fundraising efforts and performing before a wider
audience. This will allow accessible musical performances by local musicians to
reach a broad community audience.
Sutton Agricultural Society
$15,000 over one year to
complete electrical repairs and upgrades to the Sutton Fairgrounds. This
initiative will ensure participants and vendors have a safe, enjoyable
SYNCHRO STARS SWIM CLUB INC.
$50,000 over two years to
expand recreational synchronized swimming programs in Markham, Richmond Hill,
Stouffville and Vaughan while reducing economic barriers to participation. This
grant will enhance professional development and training opportunities for
coaches and provide affordable synchronized swimming opportunities for children
and youth in York region.
Te-Amim Music Theatre
$50,000 over one year to hold
arts-based tolerance education sessions in school, after-school and community
settings conducted by professional artists in the York Region. This initiative
will provide young people and community members with the skills and
understanding to take a stand against racism and discrimination, and contribute
to an inclusive Ontario.
The ABLE Network Corporation
$120,000 over three years to
increase organizational capacity building. Funding will support staffing as well
as program enhancements for young adults with an intellectual disability living
The Veneto Educational and Cultural Centre
one year to keep the culture and heritage of northern Italy alive in southern
York Region by producing and distributing a CD featuring traditional songs, sung
by this organization's community choir.
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
over three years to build organizational capacity by developing new programs and
audiences in Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Markham and through increased
marketing and outreach activities and equipment upgrades. This grant has an
impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
Township of Clearview , as lead organization on this
$100,000 over one year to complete renovations and
repairs to the aging Sunnidale Corners Community Centre which is used by 900
area residents each month for social and recreational programs. Facility
upgrades will ensure access and increase facility bookings while decreasing
Unionville Village Conservancy Inc.
$10,000 over one year
to raise awareness of the need to restore Unionville's 100-year old Stiver Mill,
as well as funds for the restoration, by expanding a Farmer's Market operated on
the Stiver Mill property. The market not only draws attention to the restoration
initiative, but provides community members with access to local produce and
White Heather Pipes & Drums
$13,100 over one year to
purchase new instruments in order to attract new musicians and improve the
quality of music played at parades by this Aurora-based Scottish pipes and drum
York Professional Care & Education Inc.
one year to enhance summer camping experiences for children from mid- to
low-income families in York Region, by purchasing equipment for waterfront
activities at a new 48-acre camping site in Mt. Albert.
Educational Centre of Metropolitan Toronto , as lead organization on this
$256,600 over three years to increase job
opportunities for people aged 18 to 22 with mild to moderate developmental
disabilities in southern York Region by expanding a vocational training and job
placement program that includes literacy, social and communications skills
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