Simcoe-York

2010-2011

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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 opportunities.

Catholic Community Services of York Region 
$225,000 over 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 collaborative
$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 playwrights.

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 
$96,400 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. 
$225,000 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 
$91,500 over 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 York region.

Ladies of the Lake Conservation Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$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 area.

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 community venues.

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 Region 
$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 Cancer 
$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 volunteer base.

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 efforts.

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 Midhurst.

The Couchiching Conservancy, as lead organization on this collaborative 
$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 1812 celebrations.

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 obtain sponsorships.

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 collaborative 
$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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July 1 deadline

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

Association of Ontario Snowboarders, as lead organization on this collaborative
$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 Region)
$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 York region.

Blue Veil
$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.

Elder Connections
$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 York-based programming.

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 Services
$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 collaborative
$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 events.

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 fundraising plan.

Nature Conservancy of Canada, as lead organization on this collaborative
$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.

Ontario Streams
$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 volunteer participation.

Reena, as lead organization on this collaborative
$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 collaborative
$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 catchment area.

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 and history.

C.O.P.E. Canine Opportunity, People Empowerment
$128,000 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 this collaborative
$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 administrative functions.

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 community.

Gildas Club Simcoe Muskoka
$135,000 over 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 collaborative
$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 County.

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 Choir
$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 collaborative
$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 experience.

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 in Aurora.

The Veneto Educational and Cultural Centre
$5,000 over 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
$207,500 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 collaborative
$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 operating costs.

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 crafts.

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 band.

York Professional Care & Education Inc.
$43,000 over 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.

Zareinu Educational Centre of Metropolitan Toronto , as lead organization on this collaborative
$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 training.

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