November 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
March 6, 2009
$86,100 over one year to expand
the office and art gallery, and purchase new interactive website technology to
increase the community's engagement in its arts education programs.
Association marocaine de Toronto
$63,600 over two years
to build the organization's capacity and the community's infrastructure by
producing organizational manuals, developing volunteer skills, hiring staff and
creating a resource director for the French-speaking Moroccan community.
Association of Spanish Speaking Seniors of the
$75,000 over 18 months to develop and support a wellness
leadership program for Hispanic seniors in North York. Volunteers will be
recruited and trained to reach out to isolated seniors and facilitate active
participation in recreational activities.
Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living
$47,200 over two
years to develop a senior-focused, user-friendly website. This will provide
updated information about this North York centre and add learning,
entertainment, and health-promotion capacities to the website.
Big Day Out Collaborative c/o World Literacy of
$222,600 over three years to provide excursions and literacy
day camps for 315 youth in the Jane and Finch community. Training workshops will
also be developed for other communities interested in replicating the
Canadian Children's Opera Chorus
$9,000 over six months
to purchase video and audio equipment, educational DVDs and music, office and
computer equipment in order to improve the professional image of this Toronto
organization and enhance its efficiency and customer service.
Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre
one year for upgraded computer resources to digitize this Toronto centre's
collection of 2,800 films. An on-line Web-based revenue-generating model and
marketing initiative named cfmdc.tv will also be developed.
Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre
$15,000 over one
year to renovate the centre's office space to make it more functional, hygienic,
welcoming and secure for Tamil youth living in Scarborough.
Clay and Paper Theatre
$225,000 over three years to
develop bicycle-based theatre in the downtown core. An annual internship program
that promotes active living by bringing cyclists to the theatre and the theatre
to cyclists will be offered.
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
$150,000 over eight
months to renovate and improve the accessibility of 304 Parliament St. as a
dance facility in the Regent Park community that offers a multidisciplinary
performing-arts program, including creation, presentation and education.
$289,800 over four years to build capacity
and offer mentorships through an innovative outdoor dance program in four
communities in Toronto. The program will stimulate local dance creation, and
audience and community development.
The Esprit Orchestra
$225,000 over three years to expand
the organization's capacity to deliver a multidisciplinary arts initiative to
young children, seniors and diverse community groups across Toronto.
fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company
$70,000 over two
years for a marketing and development director who will develop marketing and
fundraising strategies to increase the company's Asian-Canadian and general
Toronto audiences and improve its financial viability.
Gord Summers Memorial Hockey League Lions Collaborative c/o Lions
Club of Toronto Central
$57,500 over one year to build the capacity
of this no-fee hockey league for youth at risk in the Moss Park/Regent Park
area. The group will become incorporated, develop a business plan and improve
its administrative capacity.
Jane Finch Community and Family Centre
three years to build the capacity of the centre to better address and enhance
community safety. The project will engage staff, volunteers, participants and
the community in root-cause analyses, asset building and strategy
Jessie's Centre Non-Profit Homes c/o June Callwood Centre for Women
$150,000 over one year for building renovations to
improve the health and safety of programs offered at this central-east Toronto
organization, which provides social services and housing support to pregnant and
parenting teens and their children.
John Howard Society of Toronto
$220,500 over three years
to build the community's capacity to address the issues of safety and crime. Key
stakeholders will be engaged to develop local priorities and strategies in the
Lansdowne-Bloor and Jane-Falstaff neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Kids Up Front Foundation (Toronto)
$105,000 over three
years to increase the foundation's capacity to respond to the growth of the
Can't Use Your Ticket? program. More children in Toronto will then have the
opportunity to participate in recreational, cultural and educational events.
Lakeshore Area Multi-Services Project Inc.
three years to expand sports and recreational programming in south and central
Etobicoke for youth and children who face economic barriers to
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
six months to complete the renovations and millwork of the organization's new
downtown west-Dupont-Avenue site. High-definition video packages will also be
purchased to help build the capacity of its youth training program.
Mammalian Diving Reflex Theatre Group
$32,400 over three
months to purchase computers, digital equipment and office furniture. The
purchases will enhance this Toronto organization's infrastructure so that it can
present innovative theatre-based performances to diverse
Mid-Toronto Community Services
$105,400 over one year to build the organization's fundraising
capacity and purchase a 20-passenger bus, increasing access to health,
recreation and social activities for frail clients in central-east Toronto.
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
over six months to develop a business plan for a sustainable Aboriginal arts,
culture and entrepreneur centre, which will enhance the economic vitality of
Aboriginal communities across Toronto.
Motion Basketball Association
$7,200 over six months to
purchase supplies for coaches and six shot clocks. The shot clocks will enable
this Etobicoke club to adhere to the Federation of International Basketball
Association's rules, and increase the quality of its programs.
Neighbourhood Link/Senior Link
$222,700 over three years
to expand the Kick-Start Youth Drop-in Homework Club for children aged 8 to 12
years in this central-east Toronto community, increasing volunteerism and
enhancing student success.
Oolagen Community Services
$26,700 over one year for
website and communications-capacity development, which will increase the
organization's ability to attract and retain volunteers and supporters in
PH Painting c/o Houselink Community Homes
four years to establish a social-purpose enterprise that will provide employment
opportunities for people with psychiatric disabilities and others at risk of
homelessness in Toronto.
Regent Park School of Music
$18,200 over three months to
support the provision of music lessons and to purchase instruments that will
increase access to lessons and music appreciation for children and youth in
Regent Park and North York.
Scarborough Access Centre Working Group c/o Tides Canada
$75,000 over one year to conduct a feasibility study
concerning the development of a one-stop access centre for women fleeing
domestic violence in Scarborough. The study will examine the governance and
operational requirements of the project.
Serve Canada Youth Service Organization
$85,500 over one
year for renovations to reduce energy costs and increase program space and
access to technology in this central-east Toronto organization that provides
experiential learning opportunities for youth through volunteerism.
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
one year to create a website, public legal education materials and a toolkit for
frontline workers. Training and resources will be made available to agencies
regarding forced marriage, enabling them to respond to forced-marriage
St. Clair West Services for Seniors
$150,000 over one
year to renovate a storefront location in order to establish a community drop-in
centre. This new facility will enhance access to recreation and social programs
for older adults in the Keele/Eglinton area.
Stop Community Food Centre
$238,100 over four years to
expand The Stop's Green Barn, a greening project that offers a place for
community members to gather and connect, learn new skills and increase
understanding about the interconnected dimensions of our food system.
$98,000 over two years for capacity
building to transition this new-media arts organization to full-time staff, with
administrative support to fundraise, develop markets, increase awareness and
deepen audience and public participation in Toronto.
Theatre Passe Muraille
$12,400 over six months to make
necessary upgrades to computer equipment in order to handle the increasing
activity of this Toronto theatre. The improvements will result in enhanced
support to artists, volunteers, staff and the general public.
La Toile des Carrières / The Career Net
$22,800 over nine
months to consult with 2000 employers and 2000 high-school students and youth.
Interests, expectations, needs and participation conditions will be determined
for two potential employment-experience programs for Francophone youth.
Toronto Children's Chorus
$116,700 over two years to hire
a project manager to co-ordinate a focused rebranding and marketing campaign.
Integrated software solutions will also be purchased to enhance organizational
Toronto City Roots Festival Association
$25,000 over one
year to hire a part-time fundraiser and volunteer co-ordinator who will help
increase revenues and recruit and retain year-round volunteers for the
association's annual City Roots Festival in Toronto's Distillery District.
Toronto Dance Theatre
$14,700 over six months to upgrade
this Winchester Street theatre's lighting system, which will enable it to match
those of other comparable theatres and help to provide a high-quality facility
for the Toronto arts community.
Toronto Environmental Alliance
$31,800 over nine months
to complete a comprehensive strategic planning process, which will review the
organization's, goals, communications activities, fundraising and volunteer
Toronto Orienteering Club (TOC) c/o Ontario Orienteering
$20,800 over seven months to increase participation in
the sport by purchasing timing equipment and creating maps. Events may then be
held within the city, providing more convenient opportunities for people who
live in Toronto to take part.
Transition House - Toronto
$14,700 over three months to
carry out capital improvements, including purchases of a new refrigerator, bed
frames, mattresses and lockers. This will assist the organization in providing
comfort to men recovering from substance abuse.
Ward's Island Recreation Association (WIRA)
six months to make the clubhouse, which plays a central role in the recreational
and cultural life of this community, more accessible to people of all abilities
by installing a barrier-free washroom and a level entrance.
Willowdale United Church
$38,800 over three months for
renovations to the church building in order to make this well-used community
space in central-east Toronto more accessible to people of all abilities.
WoodGreen Community Services
$85,000 over one year to
replace a 16-seat fully accessible bus. The bus will provide seniors and people
with disabilities in Toronto with 7,000 trips annually to medical appointments,
groceries shopping and social outings.
York Lions Steel Band
$14,000 over one year to purchase
new steel drums. This will support the continued operations, providing learning
opportunities for youth as well as performances to the community at events,
parades and concerts.
Young Diplomats Ethiopian Youth Development
$150,000 over two years to build the capacity of a
youth-driven organization serving the Ethiopian community in Toronto. The
funding will be used to hire staff and deliver mentorship and leadership
$75,600 over one year for renovations to
enhance and expand program and office space. The upgrades will help increase
social support and recreational programs at Beatrice House, a transitional
residence for women and children in west-central Toronto.
Youth at Risk c/o Ontario Australian Football
$151,200 over three years to expand the successful Aussie X
program and bring the sport of Australian football to youth in at-risk Toronto
neighbourhoods. Police, schools, and community parks and recreation programs
will collaborate in the delivery.
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October 30, 2008
Accès arts canada c/o Théâtre français de
$25,000 to establish Accès Arts Canada, an organization to
promote Afro-Canadian Francophone artists from the GTA. Staff, facilities and
furniture will enable this new collaborative to develop workshops and present
CHRY Belka Media Literacy Project c/o CHRY
Community Radio Incorporated
$75,000 over one year for staff,
training and facility rental fees to offer media-literacy programming to
children and youth in North York. This will provide opportunities for
African-Canadian youth especially, to learn about radio and
C.S.A.C. Creative Spirit Art
$64,000 over two years for a managing director who will
implement a succession plan, help build the centre's capacity and develop its
financial sustainability. The centre will be able to deliver programs to artists
with disabilities in Toronto.
two years for a co-ordinator, transportation and costs to offer a social and
physical recreational program. Activities will be offered to isolated and
underserved Bangladeshi seniors in Crescent Town and the Kennedy Park
Canadian Lesbian and Gay
$150,000 over six months to furnish, equip and renovate the
organization's new permanent home in downtown Toronto. More space will be
available for public programs and collecting, storing and processing archival
Canadian Music Centre
over one year to renovate and protect Chalmers House, a designated heritage
building in Toronto. This will preserve the organization's national and Ontario
regional offices, which house Canada's largest collection of Canadian concert
Centre for Aboriginal Media
$11,400 to purchase office furnishings, computers and
updated technical equipment in order to support the growth and improve
efficiency of the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto
$150,000 to renovate the organization's new premises,
providing state-of-the-art access for members, volunteers and staff of all
abilities. The upgrades will facilitate safety, comfort and the effective
functioning of this organization.
$375,000 over three years to renovate a community space, hire
a youth engagement manager and deliver developmental and arts programming to
youth aged 13 to 15 years in the priority neighbourhood of Eglinton East-Kennedy
Common Thread: Community Chorus of
$67,500 over three years for a co-ordinator, software and
website redesign costs. Outreach and volunteer programs will be launched to
enhance and diversify membership, develop audiences and acquire technological
Community Association for Riding for the
$137,500 over one year to replace the facility's old roof.
This repair will help the organization maintain a safe and healthy space for its
comprehensive therapeutic horseback-riding programs for people with disabilities
in the Toronto area.
Coopérative radiophonique de
$125,000 over two years for an interactive Web portal
featuring arts, culture and social services for this community-based Francophone
radio station. A community development officer and a journalist will be hired to
increase community engagement.
Crescent Town Youth Support Network c/o Family
$225,000 over three years for a co-ordinator,
volunteer training and computer equipment. These will build the capacity of
groups and service providers by offering mentoring, leadership development and
other engagement opportunities to youth.
Curtain Call Players
purchase portable staging equipment to improve the safety of volunteers and
enhance the quality of rehearsals for this community theatre group in
Descant Arts and Letters
$225,000 over three years for staff, marketing and
administration to expand the Now Hear This! Program in Toronto. High-school
students and the community will improve literacy, analytical and expression
skills in reading and writing workshops.
Dorset Park Youth Engagement Collaborative
Project c/o Agincourt Community Services Association
three years for staff, workshops and appreciation events. Part-time youth
animators will be hired to identify the needs and provide meaningful engagement
opportunities to the young people of the Dorset Park neighbourhood in
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance
$4,900 to purchase computers and audiovisual equipment for
this dance company in Toronto. The tools will improve workshops and seminars and
enable performances to be featured on the website, raising awareness and
creating interest in this dance form.
Expect Theatre Inc.
three years for an artistic director, writers, youth commissions and costs to
support HIGH RISE. The project engages youth from the Rexdale- Jamestown area in
theatrical productions that describe growing up in this unique
FCJ Refugee Centre
one year to install an access ramp, make repairs and purchase office equipment.
These will provide an enhanced facility for newcomers to Toronto, so people of
all abilities can receive help with settlement and integration needs.
Focus Young Adult Addiction
$18,100 over one year for an instructor, equipment and
transportation for the after-school InControl Martial Arts program in Toronto.
Youth at risk aged 13 to 17 years will improve their health, self-esteem,
self-control and nutrition knowledge.
Future Possibilities for
$150,000 over three years for staff, activity costs and
ceremonies to expand mentorship programs to children and youth in Toronto
priority neighbourhoods. Participants will set and achieve goals that benefit
communities and teach life skills.
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
over two years for staff, supplies and training. This project will provide
children with opportunities to care for urban green spaces in an environmentally
sustainable manner and expand the organization's ecological food gardening
Groupe artisanal féminin francophone de
$97,500 over two years for a co-ordinator, sewing
equipment and workshops to train women in arts and crafts. A summer camp and
workshops will also be organized to expose children and youth to making
traditional African arts-and-craft.
Humbercrest United Church
over six months for a renovated main entrance, new elevator, ramp and washroom.
These upgrades will increase accessibility to the many recreational, cultural
and social programs offered in this well used community space.
IMPACT - Indian Martial & Performance Art
Collective of Toronto
$125,300 over two years for instructors,
equipment and computer equipment. The project will promote physical and mental
health by teaching South Asian performance and martial arts to youth at
$90,000 over two years for an executive director, marketing
costs and overhead. The organization will then be better able to support
Filipino youth and community art activities and programs in its Kensington
Latvian Canadian Cultural
$25,000 over one year to replace sections of the original
sanitary drains in this North Central Toronto community centre. This will enable
the centre to continue offering social and cultural activities to the local and
LGBT Giving Network c/o Community One
$126,500 over two years for a co-ordinator, advertising
and meeting costs. The foundation will promote LGBT philanthropy by creating
projects related to professional and organizational development, resource
sharing and public engagement in Toronto.
Management Advisory Service of
$36,000 over three years to contribute to the salary of a
program co-ordinator. This position will help the organization to expand,
doubling the number of consulting assignments it can manage in support of
Toronto's not-for-profit organizations.
Mayworks Festival of Working People and the
$36,600 over one year for staff, a consultant and expenses to
support board development, strategic planning and marketing. This will build the
organization's capacity to offer community arts programs in Toronto and reach
Monaco Place c/o Davenport Perth Neighbourhood
$130,500 over two years to install an elevator, a kitchen/
meeting space and community garden. This will make this facility accessible to
people of all abilities, providing housing to enhance the quality of life for
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
over three years to enable this Toronto choir increase education, volunteer
engagement as well as improve its technology and administration. This will allow
this Afrocentric choir raise awareness and instill pride in African
Putting Our Best Foot Forward Collaborative
c/o FoodShare Toronto
$286,200 over three years for a co-ordinator,
garden supplies and a cargo van. This food-centred, environmental education
pilot program will encourage low-income, high-rise communities to create green
spaces in the inner suburbs.
Scarborough Village Youth Service Provider's
Network c/o YouthLink
$220,700 over three years for staff, training
sessions and travel costs. The organization will develop leadership
opportunities to engage vulnerable youth, build skills, provide education and
enhance the capacity of youth services.
South Riverdale Community Health
$222,000 over three years for a co-ordinator, program space
and office equipment. These will help this community centre provide better
services to newcomers and marginalized community members, building confidence
St. Stephen's Community
$150,000 over one year for flooring and furniture for a
gymnasium. These enhancements will increase space for activities and recreation
for people of all abilities in downtown west Toronto.
The Storytellers School of
$12,000 to complete renovations and buy furnishings and
equipment for the organization's new office in the Green Arts Barn complex. The
upgrades will provide a more functional and welcoming space to engage the
community in the art of storytelling.
Street Soccer Canada
one year for staff, marketing materials and administration costs. The
organization will be better able to increase participation in a soccer program
for individuals who are homeless, promoting social inclusion through sport in
Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario c/o
Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre (TCCC)
$150,000 over one year to
create accessible washrooms, a kitchen, and a stage for performances. This will
provide more usable space for people of Tibetan and non-Tibetan descent to
engage in physical and cultural activities in Toronto.
Toronto Community Employment
$8,200 to purchase a new telephone system with improved
messaging and a printer for the centre's computer lab. These upgrades will
improve services for job-seekers and enhance organizational
Toronto Green Neighbours Collaboration c/o
Conservation Council of Ontario
$28,600 over 18 months to carry out
a neighbourhood based climate change initiative. Volunteers will be trained to
provide educational information to local residents, and will engage 200
household in conservation actions.
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
to move and store office contents, and purchase floor coverings and furniture.
The choir's office space will be renovated and refurbished to improve working
conditions for staff and volunteers.
Toronto Signals Band
$15,000 over six months to purchase
new equipment and instruments. These new tools will enable band members to
continue providing high-quality performances at the many community events in
which they participate.
Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir
$6,800 over one year to
purchase portable risers. The choir will be able to perform in more venues and
to larger audiences, expanding its programming and encouraging appreciation of
Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra
$66,000 over one year for
staff, new instruments and transportation costs to present a matinee concert
series to middle- and high-school students. A band camp will be established to
enhance young people's exposure to music.
York Community Services Centre
$84,800 over six months to
purchase a 14-seat accessible minibus. The vehicle will transport seniors,
youth, young families, and local residents of all abilities to health and
community services at the new Weston/Mount Dennis/Trethewey community hub.
YOU Dance c/o National Ballet of Canada
seven months for staff to expand the Youth Outreach and Understanding (YOU)
dance program. Canada's National Ballet school will co-present performances and
workshops to more than 10,000 students across Toronto.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
June 26, 2008.
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
$150,000 over eight months
toward renovations to co-locate three Alzheimer Societies: Toronto, Ontario and
Canada. This will decrease overhead costs and increase access to coordinated
services and resources for clients with dementia across Toronto.
API Run Jump Throw Inc.
$13,500 over six months to
purchase 15 sets of RunJumpThrow equipment. The kits will be used to train
instructors and deliver this Athletics Canada program to engage children in
healthy activity throughout Toronto.
Art on the Move Group c/o Arts Etobicoke
three years for staff, communications and administration to produce art-wrapped
buses. Artists and community groups will creatively paint buses to become
travelling artworks in the GTA, crossing boundaries, cultures and
Aspergers Society of Ontario
$9,800 to purchase a
computer, office equipment, and furniture for the organization's office in
Toronto. This will increase the society's capacity to provide effective
assistance to individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their families.
Beaches Jazz Festival Society
$250,000 over 42 months for
staff, staging and artists' fees to develop a year-round Youth in Jazz Program
in Toronto. The program will nurture young jazz musicians and help to teach
youth about this music genre.
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
(Lake Ontario Region)
$73,500 over two years for staff, workshops
and tools to expand youth-led recreation activities, promote leadership and
expand an alumni network. Programs will increase membership and promote personal
growth for Jewish youth in North Central Toronto.
Braeburn Neighbourhood Place & Boys and Girls
$200,000 over three years for staff, supplies and renovations
to support new and expanded programs. These will increase access to emergency
food and clothing, a toy library and a parenting resource centre for community
members who are in need.
Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
over five years for a communications officer and equipment. The organization's
communications capacity and profile will grow, giving better support to social
planning in communities and strengthening the volunteer sector across
Crescent Town Bangladeshi Youth Initiative c/o Thorncliffe
$220,500 over three years for staff, promotions
and fees to enhance programs and services that provide Bangladeshi youth in East
Toronto with after-school programs, educational assistance and mentoring.
$90,900 over two years to develop and
implement an outreach program aimed at increasing community involvement in this
Toronto theatre. This will result in larger audiences and an increased number of
volunteers, helping to strengthen sustainability.
$9,600 over one year to refurbish two
elevator panels in this design-promotion organization's historic downtown
Toronto building. The lifts will then be accessible to people of all abilities,
and its buttons updated to include tactile Braille.
Écoles en santé région de Toronto c/o Centre francophone de
$68,000 over two years for staff, expenses and
administration to implement an action plan to enhance the wellness of
Francophone school-age children, youth and their parents. Education will be
provided about healthier lifestyles and improved diets.
Emerging Arts Professional Network
$55,000 over two years
for staff and administrative help to provide community support networks,
mentorship, volunteer involvement and professionals development opportunities
for emerging arts in Toronto.
$223,400 over three years for staff, garden
supplies and expenses to expand community gardens in three Toronto
neighbourhoods. Spaces will be transformed to contribute to greater individual,
community and environmental health and well-being.
The Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation and Support
$50,000 over one year for a webmaster, training and website
development to provide on-line support to staff, volunteers and abuse victims.
An age-appropriate website will be built to support children and youth not yet
ready to disclose abuse.
GTA Diving Corporation
$15,000 over one year to purchase
a trampoline and harness system to aid in the development of divers' aerial
skills. This will help this young club attract members and encourage interest in
the sport of diving.
KidSport Toronto c/o Sport Alliance of Ontario
over four years to develop a Toronto branch of KidSport, a community-based
program that funds registration fees and provides equipment enabling children
and youth from low-income families to participate in organized sports and
Malaysian Sports and Cultural Association
one year to purchase sports and office equipment for a community organization in
Scarborough. This will increase membership and enable more recreational
activities to be provided to the Malaysian community, especially youth.
Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Visual
$148,000 over six months to relocate and help renovate the
gallery exhibition and office spaces. A fully accessible gallery will then be
created in West Toronto in order to present accessible, innovative contemporary
Montage Support Services
$150,000 over one year to carry
out renovations to the organization's premises. New meeting and training rooms
will be created for use by the local Oakwood/Vaughan community of the former
City of York.
Music Africa Incorporated
$25,000 toward the production
of the 20th anniversary of Afrofest, a festival of African music and culture
featuring performances by international and local African music and dance groups
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
six months to renovate the ground floor of the agency's new building, featuring
a community service mall. This will facilitate integration of social service
programs to Aboriginal children, youth and parents.
$94,700 over one year to modify the entrance,
renovate the washrooms and install a lift that will improve the accessibility of
this emergency shelter for women in Toronto for all members of the
$40,000 over two years for a volunteer
consultant and a board-of-directors development program. This women's theatre
company in Toronto will then be able to build its capacity in governance,
volunteer engagement, technology and audience development.
North York Judo Club
$14,300 for new judo mats to replace
worn-out equipment. These upgrades will improve the safety of this martial arts
club and promote youth athleticism in North Central Toronto.
Ontario ALS Parkinson Volunteer Program Partnership c/o Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis Society of Ontario
$149,900 over two years for a
volunteer co-ordinator and expenses to create a joint volunteer-development
initiative between Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society Ontario and Parkinson
Society Canada, Central and Northern Ontario Region in Toronto.
The Parkdale Village Arts Collective Inc.
one year for a gallery director and consultant fees to review the gallery's
financial structure and develop a long-term business plan. This will strengthen
the gallery's ability to continue providing arts education programs in
Psychology Foundation of Canada
$225,000 over three years
for a program co-ordinator, translation costs and communications to help build
the capacity of the social-service system to address the mental-health needs of
newcomer families in Scarborough.
Salon du livre de Toronto
$85,000 over three years to
hire a part-time staff member who will help to enhance the visibility of the
festival, increase and diversify its audience, recruit new volunteers and
attract new sponsors.
Seeds of Hope Foundation
$150,000 over one year to
renovate the 6 St. Joseph House facility to increase efficiency and create
program space. The organization will be better able to offer arts and social
programs to adults facing homelessness and livelihood challenges.
$75,000 over six months for a co-ordinator and
expenses to create a green and sustainable studio space and expand multimedia
programming. New technology equipment will be purchased to engage
street-involved and homeless youth in downtown Toronto.
Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
$42,800 to upgrade
five computer training labs and a job search centre by purchasing computer
monitors and chairs. This will provide a more conducive learning environment for
newcomers studying English and learning new skills.
St. Michael's Homes
$67,500 over one year to carry out
renovations and building improvements to four halfway houses in downtown and
west Toronto. This will enhance the comfort, safety and security of their
Théâtre français de Toronto
$150,000 for equipment
purchases and renovations to a new rehearsal and office space at a location to
be shared with TFO, Ontario's French-language educational television, at Yonge
and College in downtown Toronto.
$7,500 over one year to purchase
computer and audiovisual equipment for a theatre company in Toronto. The
upgrades will help the theatre improve outreach and promotions, enhancing the
delivery of arts programs in the community.
Toronto Botanical Garden
$139,900 over two years for
staff and supplies to launch a new winter children's program that uses indoor
and outdoor facilities to increase access to nature education for students from
North Central Toronto.
The Toronto Consort
$64,500 over two years for a
development and communications director who will enhance the organizational
capacity of this chamber ensemble. Educational outreach, marketing, development
and administration will all be improved.
Toronto Eagles Soccer Club Inc.
$67,000 over three years
to enrol 350 volunteers in community coaching certificate courses. The training
will improve coaching quality for the club and help recruit new coaches who are
reluctant to volunteer because they feel unqualified.
Toronto Fashion Incubator
$150,000 over one year for
renovations, furnishings and equipment. The upgrades will enhance work space and
support better employment opportunities and economic potential for emerging
fashion-design entrepreneurs in West Central Toronto.
Toronto Lords Community Association
$75,000 over five
years to support a community basketball program that offers postsecondary
educational scholarships to girls living in communities at risk.
Toronto Sports Council
$245,000 over five years for a
co-ordinator, promotions and office supplies. The organization's capacity to
promote the interests of community sport will improve and opportunities to
participate in sports for all citizens in Toronto will increase.
Toronto Wildlife Centre
$216,700 over three years for a
campaign co-ordinator, public relations consulting and communication materials
to increase community awareness and promote behaviour change concerning urban
Working Skills Centre
$145,400 over six months to
purchase and install computers, equipment and software. This will enhance the
organization's technological and operational capacity, ensuring relevant and
high-quality training for immigrant job seekers in Toronto.
Workman Arts Project of Ontario
$190,000 over three years
for a co-ordinator to develop fundraising strategies and support audience
development and volunteers. Arts programs will be enhanced for members of the
community challenged by addiction and mental-health issues in
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