November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
March 4, 2010
African Canadian Social Development Council
two years to enhance the delivery of after-school support programs in Toronto. A
plan will be implemented to encourage low-income and African-Canadian children
and youths to improve their educational achievements and stay in school.
Alameda Theatre Company
$150,000 over three years to
build the capacity of this Latin American theatre company in Toronto. The
initiative will engage artists and youth within the Latin American community
through outreach, audience development, training and mentorships.
Alliance Française de Toronto
$8,000 to hold a
Francophone concert entitled Féminin Pluriel in June 2010 at Glenn Gould Studio
in Toronto. The program will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Oasis Centre des
Femmes and the role of women in society.
Anne Johnston Health Station
$14,700 over two years to
conduct outreach and deliver an adapted exercise program for people with
physical disabilities in North Toronto. This will increase participation in
recreation by supporting a healthy and physically active lifestyle.
Batuki Music Society
$13,500 over one year to purchase
computers, printers and other office equipment. This Toronto-area African
arts-and-music organization will then be able to produce its own promotional
materials and develop and maintain an informational website.
Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough
$101,900 over one
year to replace the club's 6,350-square-foot gymnasium floor. An additional 200
children will then be able to attend after-school programs and this
designated-priority neighbourhood will have a much-needed community meeting
Canadian Children's Dance Theatre
$150,000 to install
solar panels on the roof of the theatre building in Toronto. Heating costs will
then be reduced and excess energy could be sold to the hydro grid, generating
revenue to help sustain the company theatre.
Charles St. Video and Performing Arts Society
over one year to renovate this downtown Toronto artist-run centre. A workshop
training area will be built, voice-recording capacity upgraded and an equipment
drop-off area created to enhance community-based education and in-house
Community Action Resource Centre in Toronto
three years to hire staff and renovate the centre's lobby/atrium with input from
the community. A community hub space will be created to help the organization
better provide resources and social services to people in need.
Community Head Injury Resource Services of
$15,000 over one year to create a multipurpose garden space
with more accessible pathways, a gazebo and raised vegetable and flower beds.
This will improve quality of life for clients with physical disabilities and
community members in Etobicoke.
CyberEquality c/o Community Action Resource
$14,700 over one year to purchase equipment for a
computer-refurbishing-and-recycling workshop. This will reduce electronic waste,
provide a source of affordable computers and support a social enterprise for
people with disabilities or low-incomes.
Delisle Youth Services
$150,000 for renovations to create
a new drop-in and multiuse space for youth in the Yonge-Eglinton area. This
will support enhanced access to after-school, recreational and expressive arts
Développement du quartier francophone a/s Coopérative radiophonique
$25,000 over one year to hire staff and conduct a
feasibility study. It will examine the possible creation of a designated
Francophone quarter in the Yonge-College area to stimulate the social, economic
and cultural development of the community.
DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project c/o Toronto
$25,000 over one year to carry out DiverseCity
Perspectives, an initiative that will provide tools and resources for the
community to engage in discussions that will lead to the identification of
leaders from the diverse communities of Toronto. (Other OTF grants support this
Etobicoke Dolphins Girls Hockey League
three years to purchase equipment, train players, coaches and officials and
develop the infrastructure to host a yearly tournament, which will become a
major source of revenue for the organization.
Eva's Initiatives For Homeless Youth
$149,400 over two
years to hire staff and purchase sports equipment for a recreation program
(RacAction) targeting homeless youth. This and other shelter programs will
encourage increased physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Fire Basketball Association
$14,900 to purchase
scoreboards, shot clocks and equipment for players and coaches. These additions
will enhance the basketball program and provide more development opportunities
for 150 children and youths in Toronto.
Friends of the Rouge Valley Watershed Inc.
four years to hire staff, purchase supplies and train youth and volunteers to
plant trees, seeds and wildflowers to restore Rouge Park sites and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. (Another OTF grant supports this
The George S. Syme Seniors' Centre of York
two years to help purchase and install an elevator. This will enable
barrier-free access to the agency's social and recreational programs for seniors
and people with disabilities in the York community.
Green Change Collaborative c/o Jane/Finch Community and Family
$225,000 over three years for staff, supplies and travel
costs to implement a Green Change Agent training program. This will engage
residents to reduce their carbon footprint by conserving energy, cutting waste
and actively engaging in green living.
Harriet Tubman Community Organization
$148,500 over three
years to obtain staff and fund a youth-led research project to identify and
recognize community leaders. This will develop intergenerational connections,
expose youth to role models and help them learn about community programs.
Institute of Leadership for Women of Ontario/Institut de Leadership
des femmes de l'Ontario
$15,000 over one year to obtain hike
leaders, maps and materials needed to guide immigrant women on hikes through the
Niagara Escarpment. This English, French and Farsi program will teach
participants about Canadian culture and the environment.
$15,000 to purchase a 15-passenger van
to transport youths including autistic youths to and from their base camp. This
will significantly reduce costs and enable hundreds more young people to
participate in and benefit from these wilderness experiences.
The Learning Collaborative c/o Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning
Centre of Toronto
$225,000 over three years to obtain staff, program
and training materials and equipment. Targeted recruitment-and-retention
strategies will be developed and specialized training given to volunteer
adult-literacy tutors across three agencies.
Leslieville/Riverdale Tree Planting and Tree Preservation Pilot
Project c/o South Riverdale Community Health Centre
$64,700 over two
years to obtain staff, computer equipment and print materials. These will
support neighbourhood volunteers as they learn to plant and maintain trees that
improve air quality and increase community adaptability to climate change.
$215,000 over three years to obtain expert
services, materials and equipment that will help transform Mabelle Park in
Etobicoke into a vibrant public space that reflects the stories, hopes, and
desires of the people living in the community.
Making Noise Media Collective c/o Urban Alliance on Race
$200,000 over three years for staff, promotions and
expenses. Young people will acquire the skills to use new media, photography and
video to increase community awareness about gender violence, identify how it
occurs and how to challenge it.
The Massey Centre for Women
$195,000 over three years to
develop, implement and evaluate a three-year pilot program that will provide
community-based volunteer mentors, advocates and community supports to young
women who have graduated from the centre's residential program.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
$150,000 over one
year to build a ramp at the centre's main entrance, make renovations to
accommodate it, and install automatic doors. These upgrades will increase
accessibility to this Toronto community centre for people of all abilities.
Mimico Mountaineers Jr. B Lacrosse Association
over six months to rent space and equipment, provide awards and generally assist
with the costs of hosting the seven-day Canadian Championship for Jr. B.
Lacrosse (2010 Founder's Cup).
Multipurpose Collaborative c/o San Romanoway Revitalization
$150,000 to install a chair lift and an automatic
door-opener and renovate washrooms in the facility. These upgrades will improve
accessibility to social and recreational programming for seniors, children and
youth in the Jane-Finch community.
Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto Inc.
over three years to fund the executive director's salary, develop a volunteer
base and expand the centre's outreach. This will support sustainable operations
so the organization can provide resources and services to more First Nations
Northern Visions Independent Video and Film
$15,000 to upgrade computer equipment and software.
These improvements will enhance the organization's capacity to support
volunteers and in-house systems, enabling it to produce its annual festival more
efficiently and effectively.
$150,000 over one year to help this
Toronto-based classical music company renovate its administrative offices,
purchase new computers and software, and implement new telephone and database
Outer Harbour Dragon Boat Club
$15,000 to purchase new
floating docks that have stairs and ramps. These will replace aging fixtures,
helping to improve safety and accessibility for members of this Toronto
People to People Aid Organization (Canada) Inc.
over two years to hire staff and train volunteers to provide an HIV/AIDS and
reproductive-health-awareness program. Ethiopian mothers and fathers will
receive help and guidance to increase parent-to-child communication about sexual
The Queensmen of Toronto Male Chorus
$8,400 to purchase a
portable keyboard, microphones, and amplification equipment to enhance sound
production. This will encourage youth participation and enable the chorus to
expand the number and types of venues in which they can perform.
Rexdale/Jamestown Community Hub c/o Rexdale Community Health
$149,600 over one year to install an elevator and automatic
door-openers in this community hub. The upgrades will improve the centre's
accessibility, so various groups can continue offering social services and
programs to meet more residents' needs.
Rouge Valley Foundation
$45,000 over one year to improve
energy efficiency at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre in northeast Toronto.
Solar panels, a high-efficiency furnace and other retrofits and replacements
will reduce energy use.
Smart Saver c/o Working Women Community Centre
over 18 months to hire staff, buy materials and provide workshops that will
improve the financial literacy of low-income families. Participation in
government-offered programs to help save for children's education will then
Songwriters Association of Canada
$7,400 to purchase
equipment for the organization's new downtown Toronto location, which will
increase activities and programs for the songwriter community, students and the
St. James United Church - Etobicoke
$150,000 over one
year to purchase equipment and renovate the space used to deliver the Food
Basket program, which supports over 1,700 Etobicoke residents annually.
Accessibility will also improve for community groups who use the space.
Table sectorielle des groupes de femmes en entreprenariat du GTA a/s
$245,000 over three years for workshops, mentorships and
placements. A collaborative of six organizations will provide an intensive
training program for Francophone immigrant women about entrepreneurship.
$76,000 over 11 months to hire a project
co-ordinator, replace carpeting and do renovations. These will expand the venue
in Toronto, improve technical aspects and safety and enhance the quality of
The Redwood...For Women and Children Fleeing
$225,000 over three years for a unique project in which
service users will mentor newcomer women. Educational workshops will be provided
on a variety of parenting and esteem-building topics in various communities
throughout the city.
Toronto Chinese Orchestra Association
$11,700 over one
year to purchase musical instruments, a set of four timpani and one vibraphone.
More practice and learning opportunities will then be offered to young musicians
and the group's performances, concerts and workshops will
Toronto Cyclists Union
$98,000 over two
years to hire staff, provide training and evaluate the organization's services.
Membership development, renewal systems and better volunteer engagement will
then strengthen the organization's sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Toronto Society of Architects c/o Ontario Association of
$50,000 over two years to develop and conduct a
walking-tour program and recruit and train volunteers. Community awareness of
Toronto's architectural excellence will then be enhanced.
Women in Thorncliffe Park:
Transforming Community in Public Space c/o Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office of
Toronto for Social & Multi-Cultural Development
over three years to hire staff and performers, rent space and purchase
equipment. A public space will then be transformed into one that connects
neighbours and increases community access to recreation, arts, employment and
Zata Omm Dance Projects
$15,000 over one year to buy
office furniture, computer hardware and visual technical equipment. This will
enable new performances to be created that integrate dance and technology and
promote collaborations with other arts groups.
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ArtReach: Youth Engagement through Arts Funders Collaborative
Project c/o The Laidlaw Foundation
$150,000 over two years to
develop a transitional process and sustainable model for this collaborative
granting program in Toronto. It aims to increase the engagement of youth who
have experienced exclusion through active participation in the arts.
$184,000 over three years for a
strategic initiative aimed at increasing youth engagement through year-round
artistic, cultural and volunteer opportunities. A young patrons circle will be
created in order to cultivate new leaders and philanthropists.
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre
three years to improve the capacity of this Scarborough-based organization by
supporting its volunteer program and fund development initiative.
Brandon Street Community Development Foundation
over one year to hire a recreational co-ordinator to enhance recreation programs
and a marketing co-ordinator to develop materials that will increase awareness
of the organization within the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West
The Cabbagetown/Regent Park Museum Incorporated
to support community heritage preservation by purchasing multimedia equipment
and archival materials for this neighbourhood-focused museum in Central East
Canadian Organic Growers, Toronto Chapter c/o Canadian Organic
$35,000 over one year to co-ordinate a conference in
Toronto. The event will increase community awareness and knowledge about health
and environmental solutions provided by local consuming and growing,
specifically regarding genetically modified foods.
Centre interculturel d'études afro-canadiennes
paint the organization's office space, replace carpeting and purchase furniture
and computers. These upgrades will ensure a more welcoming and accessible space
is provided for social and cultural activities for seniors and youth.
$80,000 over two years to expand the
organization's youth program by hiring a youth co-ordinator. A centre for
learning will be created, more screenings, workshops and seminars provided and
the junior jury program expanded for over 4,000 students.
Citizens' Environment Watch
$150,000 over two years for
staff, communications and expenses to support environmental education programs
by providing information and helping to instill a culture of environmental
stewardship amongst youth across Toronto.
Consortium Haiti Afrique a/s RDÉE
$30,000 over eight
months to create a three-year strategic and action plan, organizational
structures and a sustainability plan. These will enhance the capacity of this
new consortium in order to better serve the Haitian community in
Creative Mosaics c/o Scarborough Arts Council
over one year to conduct a community needs and capacity-building assessment for
an arts and cultural program that integrates after-school, mentorship and
intergenerational components to respond to the needs of newcomers in
Crescent Town Club Inc.
$137,700 over one year to
renovate this community centre, making it more accessible to people of all
abilities and increasing community access to recreational and social support
opportunities in Central East Toronto.
Danforth East Community Association
$7,500 to plan and
implement Art of the Danforth, a local art walk and community engagement and
transformation project that will encourage pedestrian traffic and help improve
the aesthetic appearance of the neighbourhood.
Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services
$15,000 to revamp a
community resource space in the Jane-Falstaff community, installing signage,
creating a private counselling space, and replacing outdated computers,
telephones and desks.
Downsview Services to Seniors Inc.
$75,000 over one year
to carry out a multilingual outreach and marketing strategy in six languages,
raising the profile of the agency and its programs for seniors living in
Downsview and adjacent areas.
EcoSpark Environmental Organization
$150,000 over two years for staff, communications and expenses to support environmental education programs by providing information and helping to instill a culture of environmental stewardship amongst youth across Toronto.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto
$99,300 over two years
to build capacity and develop governance, communications and operations policies
and practices. These will increase organizational resiliency and responsiveness,
optimizing programs for women in conflict with the law.
Francophonie en Fête Corporation
$20,000 over eight
months for workshop expenses and promotion costs to conduct a strategic planning
session with community members. Management and operational systems, a
communication strategy and a long-term financial plan will also be
Glacier Ski Club Inc.
$14,700 to purchase netting, an LED
display board and a backpack sprayer. The equipment will be used for races and
will increase safety for those participating in the programs.
GreenHere: Community Reforestation and Greening
$225,000 over three years to enhance green
infrastructure and local stewardship of the urban forest. This will increase
canopy coverage, improve environmental and community well-being, and provide
volunteer and employment opportunities for residents.
Greening Sacred Spaces - Toronto c/o Faith & the Common
$121,000 over four years to engage 200 faith communities in
greening activities that promote education and action on environmental issues by
supporting the development of Green Teams throughout Toronto.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc.
$25,300 over one year
to hire contract data-entry staff who will upgrade the existing donor/volunteer
database and help manage information that supports this organization in building
affordable housing for families in need in Central East Toronto.
$228,900 over two years for metering,
data collection and analysis to build a sustainable strategy to reduce the
carbon footprint of this world-renowned arts and cultural facility located on a
10-acre site at downtown Toronto's waterfront.
$14,900 to support the purchase of 12 canoes, equipment,
lumber for canoe racks and canoe maintenance kits. These will enable Camp
Shomria to enhance its water programming and increase safety for campers.
$10,000 to upgrade community meeting
facilities at Lambton House and purchase computer and audio-visual equipment for
this volunteer-run historic building in the Lambton-York community.
Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Inc.
over three years for staff, equipment and furniture to enhance youth programming
and build the fundraising capacity of this arts organization in Toronto.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
$131,000 over three
years for volunteer development with a focus on succession planning.
Intergenerational connections and organizational sustainability will then
improve in this North York East cultural and heritage centre.
Kensington Market Action Committee
$6,000 for a
community-based neighbourhood-beautification initiative that will install a
bicycle rack shaped to spell out the word KENSINGTON at the corner of College
and Augusta streets in downtown Toronto.
$144,400 over three years for workshops
and exhibition programs for youth and artists from underserved Francophone
groups and students from local French-language schools. Marketing strategies
will be launched to increase the visibility of the centre.
Madison Avenue Housing and Support Services
renovations, furnishings and arts program supplies to increase the energy
efficiency and comfort of this facility, helping to engage residents and
community members who have serious mental health issues in Central East
Making it Work c/o York Community Services
$143,400 over two years to enable this collaborative to hire
a community animator who will build community awareness and promote the
resources available through the Weston-Mount Dennis-Tretheway community services
MUJER a Latin American Coalition to End Violence
over one year to organize a conference for young Latin American women living in
the Downsview and Weston neighbourhoods of Toronto. The conference will aim to
enhance community participation and leadership among the participants.
No. 9: Contemporary Art & the Environment
over one year for the ART TRUCK, an educational project that will deliver a
fully integrated art experience to over 8,000 students across Toronto and offer
thousands of community residents a free, hands-on art and environmental
North York Harvest Food Bank
$158,500 over three years to
support transportation services, food drive co-ordination, and agency
communications. This will enable this food bank to increase the amount of
emergency food collected in order to meet the increasing demand.
North York Seniors Centre
$53,000 over one year to
renovate office space, upgrade flooring and install new phone systems and
kitchen cabinetry, which will enhance the facilities for seniors in central
Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club
$163,500 over two
years to increase the club's capacity to provide programming to more people
interested in the sport of synchronized swimming by training coaches and
volunteers, purchasing needed equipment and renting additional pool time.
Partnership for Integrated and Sustainable Transportation c/o
CultureLink Settlement Services
$225,000 over three years to
implement a cycling promotion program as part of a green-immigrant-settlement
strategy. This joint initiative of CultureLink and Toronto Cyclists Union will
promote cycling as a sustainable form of transportation.
Russian - Canadian Theatrical Community Centre
over one year to purchase theatrical stage equipment for this Toronto-based
community arts organization. The equipment will include light and sound systems,
a projector and projection screen.
SCAN Capacity Building Work Group c/o Agincourt Community Services
$225,000 over three years to build the capacity of
grassroots projects, community groups and associations providing services and
programs in Scarborough. Activities will include workshops, trusteeship
supports, mentoring and producing a manual.
Second Base (Scarborough) Youth Shelter
$43,600 over one
year to upgrade and replace the tools and equipment used in the kitchen at a
youth shelter in Scarborough. The kitchen is used for shelter meals, a hot
breakfast program, training programs and a youth-led catering social
Slovenski Dom of Toronto
$15,000 to purchase energy
efficient radiators to replace aging ones in this well-used community hall. This
will reduce operating costs, increase energy efficiency and make the space more
comfortable for seniors in Central East Toronto.
Théâtre français de Toronto
$75,000 over one year to
purchase, install and train staff to use a new integrated computerized
ticketing-and-fundraising system and database software. The new tool will
improve processes and efficiencies, customer service, marketing and
Toronto Arts Foundation Collaborative c/o Working Women Community
$25,000 to commission and oversee a study to determine the
feasibility of creating dedicated cultural programming space in the Victoria
Village community hub in North York East.
Toronto Chamber Choir
$13,000 to refurbish the pipe organ
and purchase shelving for the music library of this Toronto-based baroque
Toronto Festival of Arts, Culture and Creativity (DBA
$225,000 over three years for an education and outreach
program for various communities of Regent Park. Workshops and an artist
residency program will be included to engage the whole community in a deeper
Toronto Green Community Inc.
$290,000 over four years for
part-time staff who will provide operating support to increase organizational
sustainability and expand environmental stewardship initiatives across
Toronto Scottish Rugby Football Club
$41,900 over one
year to reduce the cost of participation, thereby increasing access to the
sport. Funds will also be used to purchase a scrum machine, certify coaches and
referees and enhance training programs.
UrbanArts Community Arts Council
$374,700 over three
years to establish a new cultural hub for the York-Weston community. Office
equipment and furnishings will be purchased and programming provided that will
create a centre for community arts programming.
Warden Woods Community Centre
$254,000 over three years
for staff, training and equipment to increase the capacity of this
Scarborough-based agency to actively engage the community in addressing needs,
developing programs and finding solutions to problems it faces.
York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors
$162,700 over three
years to support yoga and fitness classes for children and youth from diverse
communities led by certified instructors with volunteer support from
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The Art Gallery at Harbourfront
$210,000 over two years
to develop a new brand for this contemporary public art gallery. A new website
and signage will be developed to expand outreach, raise awareness of the gallery
and increase participation in its programs and visitor services.
$27,300 over one year to improve the
technological capacity of this Toronto visual arts organization by purchasing
computers, workstations and website upgrades.
Art Starts / Toronto Arts Council Foundation Collaborative c/o Art
Starts Neighbourhood Centre
$150,000 over three years for a
co-ordinator, training and promotional materials to develop a network for
neighbourhood arts hubs. The organization will provide ongoing support for the
delivery of professional arts programs across Toronto.
Better Living in Don Mills c/o Better Living Health and Community
$300,300 over three years for renovations, office equipment
and staff to expand the space and enhance recreation opportunities for seniors
in this central-east Toronto organization.
Cabbagetown Preservation Association
$15,000 over one
year to produce French-language resource material about historical heroes for
students in French and French-immersion programs in Toronto's Cabbagetown. The
program will include walking tours, a CD and internet site development.
Canadian Centre for Torture Victims (Toronto)
$201,900 over three years for volunteer co-ordinators and
expenses. More volunteers will be recruited to reach out to the community and
provide homework clubs in Scarborough, Etobicoke and downtown Toronto for
children and youth affected by torture.
Centre for Local Research Into Public Space
seven months to create an on-line library cataloguing laws, regulations and
policies regarding urban parks and public spaces without walls. This will
provide useful information for local community groups regarding Toronto public
CIUT FM University of Toronto Community Radio
$100,000 over six months to replace broadcast equipment with
digital gear. This will provide an enhanced learning environment for students
and community volunteers, and improve production values for diverse populations
$107,400 over two years for a project
manager, instrument rentals and equipment. These will help expand programming to
include a Jazz 4 Kids series, youth big band and adult learning workshops in
Toronto, enhancing awareness of jazz in the community.
Developing Youth Leaders Through Sports c/o Family Service
$52,600 over three years for coaches, equipment and supplies
to expand soccer and basketball recreation programs for Somali children and
youth in Lawrence Heights, Jane/Finch and Martin Grove/West Way in
Dovercourt Boys' and Girls' Club
$50,000 over two years
to hire a recreational co-ordinator and purchase much-needed equipment in order
to expand recreation programs to help meet increasing demand in the
Drum Artz Canada
$95,000 over three years for staff,
transportation and instruments to build capacity and engage youth from the
Jane-Finch and St. Jamestown neighbourhoods through arts and music education,
leadership programs and part-time employment.
Eritrean Canadian Community Centre of Metropolitan
$67,600 over one year for consultants, focus groups and
renovations to the organization's new office space. Strategic planning and board
development will be launched, helping to expand information and settlement
services to newcomers to Toronto.
Etobicoke Services for Seniors
$14,500 over six months
for equipment and resources to deliver a four-part wellness program for seniors
and adults with disabilities, their partners and/or caregivers and their
families. The program will help them maintain strength and improve health.
Etobicoke Y.C. Junior Sail Program
$123,000 over four
years to support purchase of boats and regatta costs for sponsored youth in the
program. The program promotes excellence in sailing and reserves one-fourth of
its available spots for youth who are financially disadvantaged.
Famous People Players
$150,000 over four months to
purchase kitchen, staging and office equipment for a new dinner theatre facility
Filipino Youth Athletic Association of Toronto
over one year for referees, facilities rentals and awards to host the North
American Basketball Association Tournament, which will take place in Toronto in
For Youth Initiative in Toronto
$222,500 over three years
for staff, consultants and expenses to carry out an organizational
capacity-building program. Effective policies and procedures will be developed
and other youth-led organizations in Toronto will be mentored.
Get Active Toronto c/o Toronto Community
$225,000 over three years for operating costs to enable
the organization to lead actions, form partnerships and launch communications to
increase physical activity of Torontonians.
Greening Pride Week c/o Pride Toronto
$140,000 over three
years for an event co-ordinator, workshops and communications to develop
environmentally sustainable procedures and processes that will reduce the
footprint of the Pride Toronto festival.
Hellenic Home for the Aged Inc.
$101,300 over one year to
renovate the home's lounge and common area, including new slip-resistant
flooring and energy-efficient lighting. This will provide a safer, more
welcoming environment for Toronto seniors participating in recreational
$150,000 over one year to repair the
foundations and footings of buildings at a residential summer camp in
Haliburton. This will benefit children and youth from Toronto with learning
disabilities and mental-health problems who use the facilities.
$225,000 over three years for an
artistic director, facilitators and promotions to carry out a program to mentor
young artists, support newcomers and engage children, youth, families and
seniors in creative programming in Scarborough.
Lakeshore Arts Committee
$150,000 over three years for
staff, promotion costs and expenses to improve services and programming and
produce 1000 Acts of Art, a marketing initiative to engage artists, residents
and businesses in promoting art in the Lakeshore neighbourhood.
Latino-Canadian Cultural Association
$8,500 over one year
to purchase furniture, a computer and audio-visual equipment for new premises at
the Wychwood Barns site in Toronto. Workshops and exhibitions will then be
provided to increase awareness and enhance community arts services.
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
seven months for an architectural feasibility study and a business plan. For a
capital project to upgrade existing space and find satellite space in East
Toronto to reach over 100,000 children and youth.
The Macaulay Child Development Centre
$224,000 over three
years for a co-ordinator, expenses and volunteer training costs to support local
leadership and engage the Eglinton-Oakwood neighbourhood, enhancing the
organization's capacity for service to families and community development.
Malvern Family Resource Centre
$225,000 over three years
for a co-ordinator, volunteer training and program costs to develop and
implement volunteer development and recreational initiatives for seniors living
in the Malvern community of Scarborough.
Manifesto Community Projects Inc.
$215,000 over three
years for staff, operating activities and events. The organization will be able
to continue producing innovative youth-arts-driven programming, including a
four-day festival that showcases leaders in the youth-arts sector.
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
three months to renovate the facility's Rainbow Room that will create a second
classroom and two meeting rooms. This will enhance this well-used community
space and increase areas available for broad community use in downtown
$12,300 over one year to assist in the
implementation of the Express N' Play program for girls in priority Toronto
neighborhoods. The funds will be used to purchase equipment, first-aid kits and
supplies and facility rentals.
North York Concert Orchestra Society
$51,000 over three
years for a general manager who will build the organizational capacity of this
orchestra in North York by enhancing its outreach, programming and
Ontario Bengali Cultural Society
$14,700 over three
months to purchase computer equipment, musical instruments and office furniture
to be used in shared space to benefit community members in the Crescent Town
community in east Toronto.
Ontario March of Dimes
$14,800 over three months for
computers to support adult literacy training for people with disabilities across
Toronto, enhancing the range of employment opportunities and lifelong learning
QWAC c/o Parkdale Liberty Economic Development
$62,900 over two years for staff, marketing and expenses
to develop the annual Queen West Art Crawl. This will help to build capacity and
self-sustainability for the festival which is becoming an economic stimulus for
Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood.
Toronto Centre for Community Learning &
$122,000 over one year to furnish and equip a new centre
of learning with computer and related technical equipment, increasing access to
educational and economic opportunities for residents of Regent Park, Moss Park
and St. Jamestown.
Toronto Choral Society
$3,000 over three months for
choral music folders for singers to use in longer concerts. These will support
the choir's ability to offer choral music concerts to communities across
Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
$98,200 over one year to
renovate washrooms, the studio dance floor, and roof, and make the entryway
accessible to people of all abilities. This will benefit many cultural,
recreational and social groups using this downtown Toronto heritage
Tropicana Community Services Organization
three years for youth workers, tutors and expenses to better engage Scarborough
youth who are not in school or employed. Programs will be provided to encourage
leadership development, vocational support and peer relationship support.
Upfront Theatre Foundation
$75,000 over one year for new
flooring, soundproofing and equipment to renovate this cultural hub for theatre
music and dance in the Keele/Finch neighbourhood. Funds will also help produce
Rastafest, an annual Jane/Finch community festival.
UrbanNoise c/o Arts Etobicoke
$225,000 over three years
for workshops and expenses to expand the urbanNOISE program and festival, which
fuse hip-hop culture with social activism to address and stop crime. It will be
expanded in the Jamestown and Weston Mount Dennis communities.
Victoria Park Cricket Club
$15,000 over one year to
purchase safety equipment for juniors and youths for a cricket club in
Scarborough. This will improve the quality of the cricket program and its safety
for 250 players.
Working Women Community Centre
$150,000 over two years
for staff, supplies and costs to engage newcomer artists, gardeners and youth in
the Peanut Town community of northeast Toronto in Expressions of Life Through
Art, an intergenerational, multidisciplinary arts project.
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