November 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
March 6, 2009
2009 Canadian Men's Senior Fastball Championships c/o The
Centennial Sports Club of St. Thomas Inc.
$54,000 over one year to
host the 2009 Canadian Men's Senior Fastball Championships in St. Thomas.
The Arts & Cookery Bank....a community heritage
$45,800 over one year to complete renovations and equip the
venue with technology and equipment. A multi-use space will be created that will
increase the community's access to cultural and heritage programming.
Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario,
$105,500 over two years to set up a small business
centre and help newcomer Francophone entrepreneurs manage the day-to-day
operations and growth of their new ventures.
Ausable Community Centre
$108,100 over three years to
facilitate the hiring of a full-time program director who will develop and
implement services and arts, recreation and educational programs for the Lucan
Belmont Lions Club
$18,000 over three years to maintain
the club's community park and plant trees and shrubs in order to complete an
upgrade plan and encourage greater use of the area for recreation and
$14,400 over one year to organize the second
provincial competition and a follow-up concert in London for young brass
instrument players aged 16 to 20 years from across Ontario.
Elgin International Club
$14,300 over one year to upgrade
the entrance way of the club's facility, which is located between West Lorne and
Rodney, and to purchase round tables to make this well used rural community
centre more flexible and capable of producing revenue.
Hickson and District Lions Club
$74,700 over one year to
upgrade the Hickson Ball Park and Pavilion by improving the electrical service,
renovating the washrooms and installing a new septic system to make the facility
more accessible and safer for all community members.
Imadon Street Painting Performance Group
$40,000 over one
year to expand and grow the Expressions in Chalk street-painting festival in
London, and to add programming that will attract a diverse and multicultural
Kee-mo-kee Campsite of the United Church of
$37,200 over one year to replace and upgrade the septic
system at Camp Kee-mo-kee in Komoka, helping it to accommodate increased
enrolment and bring the camp's system into compliance with new
Lambeth Lawn Bowling Club
six months to purchase a new lighting system, which will enable the club to
offer programs in the evening when younger members are
London Heritage Council
$70,000 over one
year for an executive director, training and volunteer support to further
develop and implement this umbrella group's programs and help bring together
London's built and cultural heritage.
London Ontario Pipe Band
$31,600 over one year to
purchase new uniforms and instruments to outfit the large number of new members
of all ages.
Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum Project c/o Township of
$90,000 over three years to hire a curator who will
help to develop displays and educational programs for the newly built
Mnaasged Child and Family Services
$40,000 over one year
to further consult with seven First Nation communities about the development of
a network of potential foster families for children in need. (Another OTF grant
will support this activity)
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
$11,800 over one year to
complete the renovation of the Poplar Hill Log Cabin, helping to make it and the
nearby cenotaph a more popular destination for school tours, youth groups and
the general public.
Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc
$15,000 over one year
toward the cost of replacing old playground equipment in the northwest portion
of Strathroy, to make safer for children's unstructured play activities in an
area with many young families.
Oneida First Nations - First Link Program c/o Alzheimer Society of
London and Middlesex
$118,400 over three years for staff who will
expand the organization's services so it can provide support, counselling and
education to those affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in this
First Nations community.
Oneida Nation of the Thames
$13,600 over one year to
purchase equipment to support the program activities of the Oneida Language
& Cultural Centre, which will help this community preserve its language and
culture for future generations.
Oxford Children's Water Festival c/o Upper Thames River Conservation
$43,500 over six months to help organize and implement a
water festival in the Pittock Conservation Area in Woodstock, so students from
Grades 3 to 5 will learn more about water conservation, protection, and ecology
in their communities.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 190 - Norwich
six months to help the Legion installa new roof and offer its members and the
whole community a better venue in which to gather and socialize.
Sound Sense c/o The Hearing Foundation of Canada
over one year to educate Grade 6 children in the Thames Valley catchment area
about noise-induced hearing loss, its impact on their lives and how they can
change their listening behaviour.
St. Sava Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
$43,500 over one
year to renovate the existing washrooms in the Serbian Cultural Centre, which
will make them more accessible and provide a healthier environment for people of
all abilities who use the centre.
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
$5,000 over one year
to make 50 copies of the publication 40 Years available for free to schools and
libraries. The book celebrates the 40th anniversary of the St. Thomas-Elgin
Public Art Centre and provides information about its collection.
Taking Action on Community Matters c/o Elgin-St. Thomas United Way
$51,600 over 18 months to develop enhanced programming,
services and resources that will address community priorities identified in
Elgin County: youth, poverty and unemployment, medical and mental health and
Terry Fox Memorial Track Operating Committee Project c/o Oxford
$90,000 over one year to help resurface the Terry Fox
Memorial Track in Woodstock and allow the city to successfully host the 2009
Ontario Parasport Summer Games.
The Tillsonburg & District Historical Society
over one year to enclose the local cenotaph and make it a more dignified and
respectful area. This will help maintain a local monument of historical
significance and preserve it for future generations.
Township of Norwich
$90,000 over one year to improve
accessibility at the Otterville pool, provide necessary equipment to expand the
swim-team program, and bring the only pool in the Township of Norwich up to
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
October 30, 2008
27 (City of London) Squadron Air Cadet
$7,000 to provide members with 30 Inverness
rain capes, which will help protect their uniforms and instruments. Funding will
also provide additional kilts for new members.
Best Buddies-Community Living London c/o Best
$72,000 over two years for a manager who will expand
a friendship program that pairs students with intellectual disabilities with
others. Up to 38 schools may take part, increasing student success and enhancing
Canadian Latin American Association of London,
$60,000 over one year to conduct an assessment of the needs of
London's Latino community. A resource guide will be compiled and a workshop
series expanded, enhancing the accessibility and availability of essential
services for new Latino Canadians.
$63,000 over one
year to renovate the space at this London child development centre. A new
classroom, a safer housekeeping area and an enlarged toy-lending storage area
will be created to increase professional development opportunities and
Encore the Concert Band
purchase a portable sound system and musical synthesizer for this London-area
concert band. This will ensure better sound quality and allow the volunteer
musicians to perform pieces that previously were not possible.
Etonia United Church c/o Princeton Pastoral
$4,800 over one year to upgrade County of Brant's Etonia
Parish Hall with a new furnace, kitchen fixtures and parking lot lights. This
will improve the safety of this community meeting place. (Another OTF grant will
support this activity.)
Forest City Flyers Inc.
purchase a replacement tractor so this model aircraft club can maintain the
field where the radio-controlled model aircrafts fly. Well-maintained facilities
will encourage new membership and help ensure the continued existence of the
Forest City Gymnastics
$15,000 to purchase new and upgraded gymnastics equipment,
which will enhance programs, improve safety and encourage greater participation
in this physical activity in the London area, especially by young boys and men.
Hutton House Association for Adults with
$114,000 over two years for staff, marketing and
equipment to develop and implement a program specific to the fitness needs of
people with disabilities. This will reduce barriers to participation for many
people with disabilities in London.
London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Club c/o Ontario
Sledge Hockey Association
$8,400 to purchase sledges, training
balls, a video camera and computer to improve the training program for disabled
athletes and help encourage physical activity for all people.
London Chapter, Sweet Adelines,
$13,000 to purchase modern technology and new uniforms. These
acquisitions will help this women's choral group improve its coaching and the
professional quality of its performances in the community.
London Curling Club
one year for electrical work, drywall and a fire alarm system that will update
the club's locker and change rooms. The renovations will help make the facility
more attractive for rentals, increasing the Club's revenue.
London Rowing Club
one year to recruit a co-ordinator for the club, who will organize volunteer
efforts and events. The club will be actively promoted so it can continue
offering healthy recreation to all members of the community.
London Titans c/o Ontario Basketball
$15,000 over one year to purchase uniforms for seven
basketball teams in order to conform with FIBA rules. The uniforms will enable
500 girls aged 7 to 18 years to compete in Ontario Basketball Association
North America Railway Hall of
$150,000 over one year to renovate spaces in the Canada Railway
Station, an important heritage building now being restored in St. Thomas. When
completed it will provide a tourist attraction, rental facility and landmark in
the downtown area.
North Dorchester Agricultural
$75,000 over one year to renovate the kitchen, washrooms and
entrances of the Society's fall fair building. This will improve safety and make
the facility accessible to people of all abilities so they may enjoy its many
community programs and events.
Ontario Students Against Impaired
$37,300 over two years for a co-ordinator and
project-related costs to implement the Ambassador Youth Volunteer model into
high schools. This will reduce impaired driving in southwestern Ontario.
(Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Plattsville Curling Club
to purchase 32 granite curling rocks for this club, enabling it to continue
offering healthy active recreation to all members of the community, especially
Polish Canadian Club
$75,000 over one year to build a lift at the entrance and a
new barrier-free washroom. The upgrades will help make the Club's building fully
accessible for people of all abilities to take part in its social events and
Project Candy c/o Children's Aid Society of
London & Middlesex
$30,000 over one year for a project
co-ordinator who will help nine social service agencies and educational groups
explore the feasibility of co-locating in London and service site.
Seniors Community Association c/o Boys' &
Girls' Club of London
$187,300 over three years for staff and
administration costs for Connecting London Seniors. This project will help
engage community members to address seniors' needs and provide co-ordinated
services in five neighbourhoods.
Springwater Catfish Collaborative c/o The
Friends of Springwater
$26,000 over 10 months to build a
barrier-free washroom in the Springwater Conservation Area's camping facility.
This upgrade will improve accessibility so that people of all abilities can take
part in outdoor activities and recreation.
St. John Ambulance, London Branch c/o St.
John Council for Ontario
$37,000 over one year to replace the
building's HVAC system with a newer, more efficient model. This purchase will
save energy, reduce costs and improve the comfort of the facility for staff,
program volunteers and participants.
St. John's Anglican Church -
$7,400 to install a ramp and replace two doors. These
upgrades will make this community hall safer, more energy efficient and
accessible to community members of all abilities.
St. Thomas Seniors' Centre
to purchase new and safer chairs that will make the centre more senior-friendly
and comfortable for its 375 members and those who rent the facility.
Tillsonburg Senior Centre
to replace countertops and faucets in the senior centre's kitchen so that it can
continue to provide food services for programs operating in the
Town of Ingersoll
one year for recording equipment for the Fusion Youth Activity and Technology
Centre. The Centre will provide hundreds of area youth with professional
recording opportunities, encouraging creativity, new skills and
Union Community Centre
over one year for a barrier-free washroom, storage space and a drywall-ceiling
system that meets fire code specifications. The centre will then be safer and
more accessible to people of all abilities in this Elgin County
Union Culturelle des Franco-Ontariennes (UFCO), Place
du Partage, Place Concorde, Centre Communautaire de Chatham-Kent Girouette a/s
Carrefour des Femmes du Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario (CFSOO)
one year for staff and workshops to offer four culturally sensitive meeting
circles for Francophone women at risk of domestic violence in London, Chatham
and Windsor. (Another OTF grant will support this activity)
Women's Employment Resource
$133,000 over three years to improve the business processes,
promotion and marketing of this sewing social enterprise.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
June 26, 2008.
Across Languages Translation and Interpretation
$15,000 over one year to purchase software and develop it to
manage the organization's services in London-Middlesex. The new tool will
increase the ability for interpreters and clients to communicate through a
Active Elgin c/o Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit
over one year for staff, training and fees to develop a comprehensive,
user-friendly searchable web-based inventory of all recreation and leisure
opportunities within Elgin County.
Alzheimer Society of Oxford
$112,000 over three years for
a co-ordinator and costs to implement a program for individuals with Alzheimer
disease or related dementia and their families who are dealing with the early
stages of the disease.
ARE-U-READY c/o YMCA of London
$64,000 over two years to
increase physical-activity levels for people with disabilities in Oxford County.
A free adapted-equipment loan program will be expanded to the county and
opportunities to engage in adapted community sports will increase.
Canadian Diabetes Association
$40,000 over one year to
restore the building's exterior and basement. These repairs will help to
preserve and present the collection of Banting House in London, a National
Historic Site of Canada, which is known as the birthplace of insulin.
Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, London
$3,300 over one year
to purchase digital equipment and convert an existing slide collection to a
digital format. This upgrade will enhance educational presentations to members
of the guild and the general public.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
$15,000 over one year
for set-up costs and equipment to transform a resource library in London into an
interactive media theatre. Vital historical documentation about Canada's medical
heroes will then be more available to a larger public.
Connecting People with Nature through Bird Conservation c/o Bird
$61,200 over one year for staff, educational
materials and a computer. The upgrades will increase community and youth
awareness and attract more volunteers to help conserve and protect birds and
their habitat in Thames Valley.
Cultural Advisory Roundtable c/o The Arts & Cookery
$13,700 over one year for a web designer and project
co-ordinator to develop a comprehensive inventory database. Tangible cultural
and heritage elements will be catalogued from the four municipalities in the
West Lorne area.
Gail Graham Eco Park c/o Boys' and Girls' Club of
$60,400 over 18 months for a development manager to expand
programs at this park in northeast London. Children and youth from the Boys and
Girls Club and other community organizations will participate in activities that
focus on the environment.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community of London &
$25,000 to purchase equipment and enhance the soccer field.
Improvements will enable soccer to be provided as healthy recreation for
hundreds of youth and adults in the community.
Home County Folk League
$50,000 over two years to hire a
part-time marketing and development manager for this festival and event
organization in London. The long-term financial stability of the Home County
Folk Festival will then improve.
Ingersoll Services for Seniors
$4,800 over one year to
install a sound-reducing divider between the commercial kitchen and dining room
of this building. This will allow better use of the facility's space and improve
the comfort and privacy of this community service provider.
Ingersoll Soccer Club
$15,000 over one year to renovate a
room in the Ingersoll Soccer Club facility, which will create accessible
washrooms for use by members and the public at large.
Ingersoll Speed Sharks c/o Kiwanis Club of Ingersoll Charitable
$10,000 to purchase a timing system and other office equipment
for this club. Upgrades will facilitate the swimmers' development and improve
the organization's internal reporting system.
Karen Schuessler Singers
$24,000 over six months to
produce a recording of this London organization's Road to Freedom concert. The
production celebrates Black history and freedom with music and readings telling
the history of Canada's part in the Underground Railroad.
Lights On c/o Optimist Club of Aylmer
$60,000 over one
year to help purchase and install permanent light standards around a heavily
used athletic field. This will enable greater use of this facility for community
sports events at night.
London Community Resource Centre
$40,000 over one year to
hire a communications-and-fund-development consultant to promote the
organization's food security programs. Donations and sponsors will increase.
London Jewish Community Village
$66,000 over one year for
a librarian, furniture and computers to create a Holocaust library and resource
centre. This development will advance public awareness and provide specialized
London Potters Guild
$113,500 over one year to replace
the heating and cooling system and renovate a heritage building in the Old East
Village. The renewed facility will be used to create the London Clay Arts Centre
for the entire community to enjoy.
Military Family Resource Centre (London)
organize, implement and evaluate Heroes' Day 2008. This event enables members of
the community to celebrate veterans and community-service personnel through
events, displays and ceremonies.
The Optimist Club of Komoka-Kilworth
$35,000 over one
year for the installation of a splash pad at the Kilworth Westbrook Park. This
addition will provide healthy recreation, especially for younger children in the
Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres Inc.
$100,000 over one
year to revitalize the Oakridge Optimist Community Park in London. The current
field house will also be renovated to allow for accessible washrooms and
walkways, a canteen and a community meeting room.
Orchestra London Canada Inc.
$100,000 over two years for
a marketing associate, materials and set up costs to help the orchestra develop
and produce an annual opera project.
Pearce Williams United Church Christian Centre
over one year to replace two roofs and an aging dishwasher. These upgrades will
ensure that the centre in Elgin County can continue to provide service to its
many summer campers and other groups who use the facility all year.
$25,000 over one year for a co-ordinator,
trees and promotions to improve the Glen Cairn neighbourhood. Trees will be
planted in backyards, city boulevards, schools, businesses, places of worship,
parks and other public areas.
Rotary Club of Aylmer Charitable Trust
$10,000 over one
year to add modules to the skateboard park in Vienna, which will encourage more
experienced skaters and boarders to continue participating and using the
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 510 - Melbourne
one year to upgrade the kitchen, air conditioner and interior paint to make the
facility a more welcoming and safer environment for the many community groups
that use it.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55 - Woodstock
help replace the roofs of the Legion facilities in Woodstock. These repairs will
make the buildings safer and more comfortable for the many community members
that use it.
Sparta and District Historical Society
$6,000 over one
year to replace the museum's old shingles with roofing designed to look like
cedar shake. This will enhance the facility's authenticity and make it safer and
St. Thomas and District Minor Baseball
$22,000 over one year to purchase batting cages and
related equipment. The upgrades will help to increase players' skill levels and
flexibility while reducing the risk of injury among children and youth aged 7 to
Tavistock and District Rod & Gun Club
one year to renovate the interior of their club house. New wiring, heating and
electrical systems will be installed so programs can continue to educate the
Oxford County community about the environment and natural resources.
Thames Talbot Land Trust
$106,500 over two years for an
executive director, workshops and board and volunteer training. The
organizational capacity of the trust will improve by providing strategic staff
support to the volunteers in the Thames River watershed.
The Stork Club Big Band Museum & Hall of Fame
over one year to assess community support, and develop a business case and
implementation plan for a project to preserve, promote and highlight the music
and dance of the big band era in Port Stanley.
The Woodstock Camera Club c/o Canadian Association of Photographic
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment that will enable the
club to further their transition into the digital photographic world. Services
will improve and more exhibit and educational opportunities will be available to
Women's Athletic Alumnae Conference c/o London Sports
$7,000 over nine months to host a one-day conference for
girls in the London area who are involved in high school sports and are
interested in pursuing athletics after high school.
Zorra Skating Club
$8,400 over one year to replace the
sound system, purchase office equipment and make renovations at the Embro Arena.
The upgrades will improve the club's facility and make skating programs more
available to the community.
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