November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
March 6, 2009
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dufferin
$75,600 over two years for staff and administration
costs to help strengthen the organization so it can maintain services to more
than 120 children and youth each week while it engages in planning and
Canadian Organic Growers - Perth Waterloo Wellington Chapter c/o
Canadian Organic Growers Inc.
$106,500 over two years for
operational support to create a bioregional sustainable food system. Organic
demonstration gardens will be developed and an institutional buying club
designed that will link new organic products with institutional buyers.
Christopher Champlain Community Centre
$6,100 over one
year toward the overall cost of creating a neighbourhood community garden in
South Galt to support families in improving their access to nutritious and
Community Living Dufferin
$25,000 over one year for a
manager to support the organization in recruiting additional contributions and
donations for Building Dreams Together, a shared-space arrangement that will
house both Community Living Dufferin and Theatre Orangeville.
Community Resource Centre of North and Centre
$7,600 over one year to replace the centre's aging
fax/printer/copier with a modern machine to meet the needs of this multiservice
agency in Fergus.
Elora Centre for Environmental Excellence
one year to set up a green hotline as a source of practical environmental
information for people living in Wellington and Dufferin Counties.
Focus for Ethnic Women, Waterloo Region Inc.
over four years for a manager to strengthen and build the long-term capacity of
the organization. This will enable it to better meet the employment and
settlement needs of immigrant, refugee and visible-minority women in
Galt Curling Club
$74,300 over one year to install new
insulation, an HVAC unit and doors. These upgrades will ensure the club has an
even, better quality ice surface and is able to continue providing quality
weekly programs for 400 curlers.
Greening Sacred Spaces - Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin c/o Faith
& The Common Good
$108,000 over four years to create volunteer
green teams that will provide resources, tools, and support. Faith communities
and their members will then increase their environmental awareness and ability
to act on community environmental issues.
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival Inc.
over three years to build the capacity of the organization through increased
marketing, documented procedures and policies, volunteerism and community
The Guelph Little Theatre
$54,000 over one year to
replace the roof of the auditorium in order to maintain the building's integrity
for the theatre's 6,000 patrons annually.
K-W Water Polo Club
$11,000 over one year to purchase
essential equipment to support the growth of the sport of water polo in the
Kitchener Blues Community Inc.
$72,000 over 18 months for
part-time staff and support for a new indoor main stage at this annual festival.
Audience attendance, support for hundreds of volunteers, and partnerships and
sponsorships for the festival will increase.
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
$54,900 over one
year for the part-time co-ordination of this demonstration project that will
initiate peer-led support groups for men and women members of four cultural
linguistic groups: Spanish, Punjabi, Mandarin and Somali.
Kitchener-Waterloo Track & Field Association
over one year to purchase pole-vaulting equipment for able bodied athletes and
accessibility equipment for athletes with disabilities in order to enhance
opportunities for children and youth to participate in the sport.
Master Gardeners, Cambridge group c/o Master Gardeners of Ontario
$8,100 over one year to purchase equipment and provide training
to members and volunteers in order to increase the organization's capacity to
deliver horticultural-education workshops to the public.
Memory Clinic's Outreach Service for Vulnerable Seniors c/o Trellis
Mental Health and Developmental Services
$107,600 over 18 months to
support innovative partnerships in Waterloo Region that will help increase
access to health, social and recreational services for seniors with cognitive
impairments who are living at home and their caregivers.
Opportunities Waterloo Region
$222,700 over three years
for the staffing resources to build the capacity of this multisectoral
organization to implement and evaluate a community poverty prevention and
reduction initiative in Waterloo Region.
Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region
$44,100 over one year
to provide sexual health workshops in safe spaces to women newcomers from
war-torn areas. The workshops will be designed to meet their particular needs
and provide individual support through peers and co-facilitators.
$15,000 to purchase sports equipment and
paint multisport lines on the gymnasium floor in order to increase access to
sport and recreation programs for youth at risk from across Ontario who are
dealing with addiction.
Ray of Hope Inc.
$50,000 to renovate and equip the Oasis
downtown drop-in centre to ensure continued access to food, shelter, employment
and addiction rehabilitation services for hundreds of marginalized people in the
St. John Ambulance Kitchener-Waterloo Branch c/o St. John Council for
$35,000 over one year toward the overall cost of upgrading
the second floor washrooms in the organization's facility, enabling it to better
serve the 5,000 people who participate in first aid and CPR courses
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre
over one year to help upgrade facilities and fields and purchase a sound
system. Funds will help maintain buildings and lands used by over 100 children
and adults with disabilities who participate in riding programs in the Puslinch
$25,000 over one year for the
co-ordinating resources to support this new entrepreneurial organization. These
resources will enable the increase in the number of technology companies
participating in the carbon dioxide reduction target program.
Township of Woolwich/Woolwich Memorial Centre User Groups c/o
Corporation of the Township of Woolwich
$150,000 over one year to
enable the collaborative to purchase equipment and enhance the sports and
recreation programs of several organizations that serve over 10,000 individuals
and families in rural communities annually.
United Way Community Services of Guelph and
$40,000 over one year for upgrades to the interior and
exterior of the organization's well-used meeting space, which will help to
ensure a safe, healthy and comfortable experience for the many not-for-profit
groups that use this affordable venue.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on
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Canadian Army Cadet Corps c/o The Army Cadet League of Canada
$13,900 over one year to purchase outdoor adventure and
sports equipment to enhance program activities and provide positive experiences
to youth in the Cambridge community.
AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington
$155,400 over three years for a co-ordinator and expenses to
train volunteers and offer expanded community support services to people living
with HIV/AIDS. Services will include workshops, counselling, referrals, and
two years for staff, travel and resource materials. Radio, podcasts and live
author events will raise awareness and help educate the Kitchener/Waterloo
community about the environment.
Cambridge Kiwanis Boys' Choir
$14,900 over one year to purchase a piano, sheet music
and office equipment in order to support the organization in maintaining
affordable musical programming for children and youth.
$47,700 over one year for a project co-ordinator and
software. A feasibility study will be conducted to evaluate evaluate the
establishment of an innovation-and-design centre for small, socially or
environmentally oriented businesses and organizations in Waterloo
Corporation of the Town of
$15,000 over one year to upgrade the lighting at the Drew
Baseball Diamond in order to maintain the park for physical activity programs
for adults and children.
Corporation of the Township of East Luther
$25,000 over six months for contract staff, training
and computer equipment. A web-based document management system will be created
so that volunteers and staff can provide a large community area with better
access to resources and information.
Corporation of the Township of
$100,000 over one year for exterior brick work, lighting
and entrance enhancements to the Drayton Festival Theatre building. Safety and
accessibility will be improved for all members of the community using the
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
over one year for a high-definition video camera and accessories. This equipment
will enable community media-arts projects to be produced in Guelph and promote
Canadian artists creating independent works.
Eden Mills Jackrabbit Ski Club c/o Cross
$15,000 over one year to purchase ski-trail-grooming
and cross-country ski equipment. An affordable equipment-rental service will be
established so more children in Wellington County can take part in this healthy
Elmira Lawn Bowling Club c/o Ontario Lawn
$12, 800 over one year for new siding, windows and
insulation in the club's building. These upgrades will reduce energy consumption
and maintain the structural integrity of this rural community's well-used
Elora Centre for the Arts
over one year to upgrade the furnace and washrooms and make other improvements
to the centre's heritage building. These repairs will increase energy efficiency
and savings, ensuring its safety and comfort for the many groups that use
Guelph-Wellington Women in
$60,900 over one year for a resource development manager, a
consultant and computer equipment. Strategies will be developed to raise
awareness, manage resources and train volunteers to help abused women and their
Island Lake Community Trails Project c/o
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation - Friends of Island Lake
$75,000 over one year to help construct a 2,329-metre
accessible segment of trail on the north shore of this lake in Mono Township.
The trail is part of a comprehensive conservation and recreation system in the
K-W Habilitation Services
over one year to purchase and install a ceiling track-lift system and a
hydraulic change table. These tools will meet the needs of adults with
disabilities so that they can continue participating in the day-support
$83,400 over 20 months for staff, a website consultant and
program development costs. Community awareness will be raised about the
gallery's new mission, vision and quality programs, encouraging greater
$114,000 over three years for staff, travel and rental
costs to provide a concert series for teachers and students in Grades 1 to 6.
Participating schools will experience live orchestral concerts, raising
awareness of and interest in symphony music.
Kujawiacy Polish Song and Dance
$13,000 over one year for a dance instructor, video
equipment and a computer. These will help to improve the quality of performances
by children and youth in Kitchener-Waterloo, encouraging participation and
support for this cultural art form.
LivingWorks Community Training Team c/o
Canadian Mental Health Association Grand River Branch
three years for a project co-ordinator, training and promotional materials.
Workshops will be held to raise awareness of suicide-prevention strategies and
partnerships developed to better integrate services in the Waterloo
The New Quarterly Literary Society
$78,000 over three years for a circulation assistant, computer
equipment and training. A two-step strategy will be initiated to manage
succession, generate revenue and enhance organizational stability for this
Waterloo Region arts journal.
Ontario Students Against Impaired
$37,300 over two years for a co-ordinator and
project-related costs to implement the Ambassador Youth Volunteer model in high
schools. Funding will help reduce impaired driving in Southwestern Ontario.
(Another OTF grant will support this activity)
$23,000 to help install an accessible washroom
in this centre for adults with physical disabilities and brain injuries in
Waterloo Region. The upgrades will make the facility more accessible to people
of all abilities.
Ponsonby Recreation Club
$22,000 over one year to upgrade the picnic shelter and
purchase an electronic scoreboard and bleachers for this Wellington Township
park. The upgrades will make this volunteer-run facility safer and more
functional for community and sporting events.
Puppets Elora c/o Ontario Puppetry
$5,700 over one year to rebuild this group's 13-year-old
portable puppet stage and purchase sound and lighting equipment. The upgrades
will enable more public performances across Wellington County and encourage
support for this form of theatre.
ROOF (Reaching Our Outdoor
$49,800 over two years to pilot the youth-led Street
Designs project. This social enterprise will help homeless and youth at risk
throughout Waterloo Region use their artistic abilities to create clothes and
accessories to market and sell.
Seniors at Risk c/o Trellis Mental Health and
$107,800 over two years for a co-ordinator,
travel and equipment. The collaborative will develop a more co-ordinated
response to elder abuse in Dufferin County, raise awareness and develop better
support systems for vulnerable seniors.
Suzuki String School of
$55,000 over two years for staff, communication materials and
office supplies. A fundraising plan will be developed, volunteers recruited and
outreach conducted to raise the school's community profile and gain support for
quality musical education.
United Way of Cambridge and North
$82,000 over two years for training, administration and
external evaluation services. A new strategic plan will be implemented to
reflect changes in the way funds are allocated and improve services to member
agencies and the larger community.
YMCA of Cambridge
three years for a co-ordinator and educational materials. A neighbourhood-based
on-line YMCA program will be created to help children learn and succeed in such
areas as academics, social growth and personal health.
YWCA of Cambridge
two years for a co-ordinator, training and volunteer recognition. Volunteers
will deliver the Roots of Empathy program to school children in Cambridge,
helping to increase emotional literacy skills and reduce
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March 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June
Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation
over six months for a fully integrated software information system. Efficient
data-transaction processing along with functionality will be provided for: donor
management, investment and fund management, granting and financial
Cambridge Community Orchestra
$33,900 over two years to
retain the music conductor/director position. The orchestra will then be able to
respond to community demand and implement its marketing and resource development
Cambridge Neighbourhood Profiles c/o Social Planning Council of
Cambridge and North Dumfries
$60,100 over one year to conduct the
quantitative research phase of a 2008 neighbourhood profiles report. It will
provide an update on the demographics, strengths and capacities of Cambridge
neighbourhoods, in order to enhance service effectiveness.
Cambridge Sculpture Garden
$5,000 over one year for
publication materials, program costs and advertisements to support the
organization in launching a new outdoor art exhibit to benefit the Cambridge
CHOICES Youth Shelter
$93,000 over two years for staff
resources and training. These will strengthen the organization's capacity to
improve program delivery for youth who are at risk in the Orangeville area.
Fergus Tennis Club
$48,000 to install a lighting
system at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. This upgrade will support
two newly established tennis courts, enhancing their accessibility and
availability to the general public, especially young people.
Grand River CarShare
$40,000 over one year to attract
volunteers and improve the group's skills, income and effectiveness. Training,
staff and consulting services will be obtained to help strengthen its
environmental and social-economic impact in Waterloo region.
Greenlands Collaborative c/o Elora Cataract Trailway
$116,400 over two years for staff and equipment to
involve the public in a mapping, designing and implementation project. The
resulting strategy will help guide the development of additional green space in
the Township of Central Wellington.
Grey Wellington Theatre Guild
$11,600 over one year to
install a new sound system in the theatre facility in Harriston. This upgrade
will enhance the selection and staging of the group's musical productions,
especially children's musical performances.
Guelph Symphony Orchestra
$10,000 over one year to
purchase orchestral music. These new tools will help to expand the
organization's library and support it as it delivers public performances
annually in Wellington County.
Guelph/Wellington Community Leadership Institute c/o Volunteer Centre
$87,600 over 18 months to research, design and
implement a community-based leadership program for Guelph Wellington.
The HelpNow Project c/o Family Counselling and Support Services for
$108,100 over 18 months to improve service
delivery to child victims of sexual abuse in Guelph and Wellington counties. A
network of service providers and clinicians will be established to develop a
model of co-ordination, training and evaluation.
Hespeler Minor Softball Association Incorporated
over one year to purchase a range of quality softball equipment to support safer
participation in the sport of softball by over 500 children and youth in
$82,300 over three years for a study to expand
Tools for Life, a program for children aged 4 to 10 years who are at risk in
Waterloo region. A longitudinal, evidence-based evaluation of this highly rated
pilot will be developed and completed.
$61,000 over one year to update the mechanical
and electrical systems of the national headquarters building in Cambridge,
making it more energy efficient and usable.
Kitchener-Waterloo Diving Club
$8,700 over one year for
equipment that will assist the club in increasing its participation rates and
help improve the training centre's safety for athletes.
$91,300 over two years
for a community developer position that will allow the organization to be more
responsive to meet the needs of families and individuals.
Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre
over one year for the start-up capital costs to construct an accessible,
community outdoor learning environment. This recreational space will improve and
support the physical well-being and education of families in the Waterloo
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 233 - Orangeville
over one year to help upgrade the hall and make it more accessible to people of
all abilities in Orangeville. These improvements will help ensure that all
community members are able to fully participate in the Legion's programs and
Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society
over one year to develop volunteer recruitment and management systems. New and
existing volunteers will be trained, increasing the capacity of this tourism and
heritage initiative, which serves residents and visitors in Waterloo region.
Supporting Kids in Camp c/o KidsAbility Centre for Child
$84,200 over two years for a project co-ordinator,
training and expenses to implement a Kids in Camp program. Camp staff will be
trained to integrate children with disabilities into their programs across
Three Centuries Festival (Elora Festival)
one year to purchase 750 theatre-style stacking chairs for use in the Gambrel
Barn, the main stage performance venue of the Elora Festival each summer.
Volunteer Action Centre of K-W and Area Inc.
over two years for staff, equipment and tools to develop, test, and evaluate
various ways to engage teams of volunteers from business and higher education
institutions in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy
$75,000 over one year
for boxing equipment that will improve safety and increase participation in
sports for over 200 youth, encouraging them to remain in school and build their
Waterloo Regional Matmen Wrestling Club
$30,000 over one
year toward the purchase of new wrestling mats in order to provide youth with
opportunities to more safely participate in the sport.
Waterloo Regional REACT
$39,800 over one year to purchase
new radio equipment. The upgrades will help to enhance the organization's
technological capacity and its support to over 40 community events attended by
40,000 people across Waterloo Region annually.
Woolwich Interfaith Counselling Society
$75,000 over one
year to support energy efficient upgrades to the society's new building in
Elmira. The organization will then be able to continue to provide confidential
services to members of the rural community.
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