Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin
November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 4, 2010
10 Carden - Shared Space
$130,000 over three years to hire staff, organize workshops and buy equipment. Member organizations will be engaged to move from space-sharing to a self-sustainable model for social change built on joint decision-making and collaboration.
Arthur Minor Lacrosse Association
$5,400 over one year to purchase goalie equipment and starter-lacrosse sticks in order to enhance physical activities programs for rural children.
Cambridge Minor Football Association
$15,000 over one year to purchase new football helmets and shoulder pads to ensure the safety of 600 children and youth players aged 6 to 18 years.
Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club
$14,700 over one year to purchase shuffleboard equipment for this newly established club in Centre Wellington that provides local seniors with recreational programs.
Community Innovation Centre Collaborative Group c/o Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries
$75,000 over one year for staff, professional services and meeting materials. A collaborative team will convene to create a centralized neighbourhood shared-space model for the not-for-profit sector in Cambridge.
Community Living Dufferin
$76,900 over 10 months to help purchase and install a ground-source-heat pump at the new shared building space in East Garafraxa. The ground-source-heat system will provide the building with an energy-efficient source of heat.
Community Players of New Hamburg
$40,000 over six months to purchase a portable stage/seating system, which will benefit over 4,000 audience members who attend performances in public venues annually.
The Corporation of the Town of Shelburne
$34,000 over eight months to purchase accessibility upgrades and equipment for Grace Tipling Hall. These will improve access to arts-and-culture activities for community members of all abilities as part of the town's economic-renewal strategy.
Dufferin Not-For-Profit Support & Capacity Building Project c/o Community Living Dufferin
$150,000 over two years for staff, research and costs to implement a transformational project that will strengthen and support social service organizations in Dufferin County as they respond to the area's economic downturn.
Foodlink Waterloo Region Inc.
$180,000 over 30 months for an executive director, network support and administration. These will help the organization strengthen its capacity to support local food initiatives in Ontario communities as it expands into a province wide organization.
Guelph Arts Council
$15,000 over one year to purchase computers, accessories and a digital camera. This upgraded technology will help improve efficiency and strengthen the capacity of the organization to serve the Guelph arts community.
Guelph Bridge Club Inc.
$11,600 one year to purchase a dealing machine, computer, tables and stacking chairs. This equipment will enhance the club's ability to provide competitive and social bridge for its 125 members in Guelph and area.
The Guelph Community Foundation
$37,000 over eight months for a project manager, data entry services and software to implement a new financial-management system and to update the organization's website.
The Healing of the Seven Generations
$130,000 over two years to support this Aboriginal healing centre by providing staff, workshop costs and research. This will allow it to maintain services to Aboriginal adults while implementing its long-term sustainability plan.
$189,000 over three years for staff, interpreters and training supplies. The organization will then expand its service delivery and create a translation services program, which will help to sustain long-term community and recreational programs.
Kitchener - Waterloo Little Theatre
$5,900 over one year to purchase a portable staging system with graded seating and a raised stage. This will enhance audience viewing of local theatre and enable the group to perform in a variety of locations.
Orangeville Curling Club
$58,800 over one year to install a lift, new doors with automatic openers and upgrade washrooms. These renovations will make this well-used facility in Orangeville fully accessible so that community members of all abilities can enjoy its programs.
Sensational Elora - Festival of the Senses
$49,500 over one year to hire staff, develop a business plan and purchase office equipment. The organization will then be able to plan and grow this festival which attracts thousands and highlights music, art, film and local food in Centre Wellington.
St. John Ambulance, Cambridge Branch c/o St. John Council for Ontario
$85,800 over 30 months for a business manager, computer and supplies. The organization may then implement a new business plan to strengthen its financial base and expand first-aid training and emergency-medical support to over 100,000 people annually.
Triumph Wrestling Club c/o Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association
$30,000 over six months to purchase two sets of wrestling mats in order to provide youth in Dufferin County and Centre Wellington Township with safe and effective opportunities to participate in the sport.
VON Canada - Ontario Branch, Wellington, Waterloo Dufferin c/ o VON Canada - Ontario
$184,000 over three years to hire a wellness co-ordinator, train volunteers and obtain space to deliver the Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together (SMART) program, which promotes exercise for older adults in Central and North Wellington County.
Wellesley and District Lions Club
$75,000 over one year for engineering services, a water system and installation costs to add a splash park to the existing community park. This will enhance the area for children and encourage physical activity and social interaction for families.
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July 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on November 2nd, 2009
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region c/o Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area
$99,000 over 18 months to facilitate the merger and implementation costs for Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo to combine and create one regional organization that is more efficient and effective over the long term.
Cambridge Model Aero Club Inc.
$12,800 over one year to purchase new grounds-keeping and model airplane equipment in order to encourage broader public participation in this recreational program.
The Centre for Rural Leadership
$75,000 over eight months for costs to help merge The Centre for Rural Leadership and The Ontario Rural Council. A new provincial rural organization located in Guelph will then provide more effective resources, services and programs.
Family Transition Place
$89,600 over three years to expand the Violence Prevention Program in area schools. This will reduce bullying and other negative behaviours among children and teach relationship skills. (Another OTF grant supports this project.)
Focus on Nature c/o Guelph Arts Council
$61,000 over 18 months to expand this innovative school-based arts-ecology program to over 26 schools, and to create strategic directions for future viability.
Inter Arts Matrix
$50,000 over three years for staffing resources to build the capacity of this newly created and innovative arts organization. This will provide support for artists and produce more programs that educate the public about interdisciplinary art forms.
KidsAbility Centre for Child Development
$95,800 over two years for a co-ordinator, promotions and equipment to build the capacity of this new family support network in Waterloo Region. Resource materials will be created to train parents to support each other, conduct outreach and network.
Kinette Club of Palmerston and District
$45,000 over one year to purchase a portable concession trailer and related concession food equipment. This will be used to help the organization raise funds and support community projects and not- for-profit organizations in the Palmerston area.
Kitchener & Waterloo Vietnameses Association
$14,500 over one year for a part-time co-ordinator and rental space, which will support this newly established organization that serves a growing Vietnamese community in Waterloo Region.
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
$10,000 over one year to develop, research and produce the Vital Ideas publication, which will be an annual community check-up measuring quality of life and significant trends.
Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph
$3,700 over six months to create a new website. This will enable the organization to establish an on-line registration system and process that will provide updated communications to over 3,500 participants in the annual festival.
Neruda Productions for Arts, Culture and Community
$225,000 over three years for the staffing resources, promotions and outreach costs to build organizational capacity that will enable this multicultural performance group to continue to grow and expand in Waterloo.
Rainbow Programmes For Children
$4,800 over one year to purchase accessible and sensory-focused play equipment that will improve access to games and activities for all children within the camp environment in Guelph, especially those with special needs.
Reduce the Juice Project
$150,000 over two years to increase the agency's capacity to sustain youth-led energy savings programs. Board members will receive help with strategic and succession planning, board training and implementing a resource development plan.
Relationship, Sexuality and Safety Education Network of Wellington-Dufferin c/o Family Counselling and Support Services Guelph Wellington
$55,000 over 10 months to develop and evaluate a relationship, sexuality and safety curriculum for people with cognitive deficits and language impairments. The curriculum will include non-language-based activities and tools.
Slovenian Association SAVA
$150,000 over one year toward the overall cost of renovations, which will create the first fully accessible meeting space in Breslau. The facility is used by 3,500 people annually who participate in cultural and recreational activities.
Sustainability Guelph c/o Guelph Chamber of Commerce
$86,300 over two years to establish a collaborative effort that will strengthen the capacity of environmental and social services. Synergies and innovative programs will be built across businesses and the not-for-profit sector.
The Waterloo Potters' Workshop
$38,800 over one year to purchase a new gas-fired kiln, which will help the organization to maintain learning workshops for its members and the public.
Waterloo Region Green Solutions
$225,000 over three years to assist with staffing costs to create REEP House, a demonstration centre for energy retrofits for over 40,000 pre-1960s homes in the area. The project will also provide tools and education for homeowners.
Waterloo Region Resiliency Initiative c/o United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area
$113,200 over two years to support a funders' collaborative to facilitate and fund local organizations that are requiring transformational support because of the economic climate.
Waterloo Sunrise Cricket Club
$34,000 over one year to construct a second cricket pitch and purchase equipment that will help to increase membership and improve performance.
Wellington Water Watchers
$75,000 over 18 months for staff to create a strategic plan and expand their current program. The Message in a Bottle program will provide 40,000 stainless steel water bottles to schools in Wellington and Dufferin counties.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors June 25th 2009
650 Senior Club Inc.
$14,700 over one year to purchase new equipment in order to increase recreational and physical activity programs for seniors in Cambridge.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cambridge
$91,500 over two years for operating expenses that will enable the organization to maintain services while adjusting to a challenging economic time. Funds will enable this organization to engage in planning and development.
Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region
$96,000 over two years for a program co-ordinator and program costs to implement seven sector-specific educational forums. Students will focus their learning on various economic sectors while meeting the needs of the school curriculum.
Cambridge Highland Games
$10,000 over one year toward the cost of advertising in order to strengthen the dance competition and increase participation in this cultural event.
Centre Wellington Minor Hockey c/o Elora & District Minor Hockey
$62,900 over one year for volunteer training, legal fees and equipment purchases to support the amalgamation of the Elora & District Minor Hockey and Fergus Minor Hockey. This will increase opportunities for children and youth to participate in hockey.
Community Support Connections - Meals On Wheels And More
$139,000 over three years to build the capacity of this newly merged agency in Waterloo Region to recruit and maintain volunteers, increase community visibility and increase net proceeds from fund development activities.
Contemporary Art Forum/Kitchener and Area (CAFKA)
$184,500 over three years for an artistic director to launch year-round lecture and video event evenings. These will develop audience, membership, volunteers and sponsorship for the organization.
Edward Johnson Music Foundation
$25,000 over six months to purchase new computer equipment, operating system and software. These will improve music programs for thousands of children in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin counties.
Elmira & District Curling Club
$54,300 over one year to upgrade the facility's aging cooling system and to replace doors in order to maintain the building for physical activity programs and to improve overall energy efficiency.
Flush Ink Performing Arts
$35,000 over one year for staff and equipment resources. These will help the organization develop a strategic direction in order to connect over 700 community participants to urban theatre that is cutting edge, interdisciplinary and innovative.
Grand River Film Festival
$11,000 over nine months for advertising, honoraria and expenses to provide a keynote speakers program and promotion for the Industry Day educational component of this annual festival in Waterloo Region.
Guelph Hiking Trail Club
$35,000 over one month to purchase and apply stone dust to an abandoned rail line trail, making it safer for the community to use.
Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association
$14,800 over one year to purchase first-aid kits, repair kits and communication equipment that will enable these volunteer club members to provide emergency medical response and assistance to all trail users.
Guelph Youth Music Centre
$48,900 over one year for renovations to the lounge, furniture and signage. These will enhance safety and usage of this facility, which provides the community with affordable teaching, rehearsal and performance space.
Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region Inc.
$107,500 over two years for a co-ordinator, expenses and tools to grow the Cambridge and Waterloo Restores volunteer salvage program. More materials will be diverted from landfill sites and the organization will be able to build more new homes.
The Julien Project-Using Gardening to Enrich Lives
$15,000 over nine months for a project co-ordinator, tools and supplies to expand this new horticultural garden project, which gives over 860 individuals in Guelph with physical and mental disabilities opportunities, job skills and positive change.
Langs Farm Village Association
$140,000 over two years for a co-ordinator, marketing and supplies to create a shared-service delivery model with partnering organizations in Cambridge. Community awareness, corporate sector liaisons and volunteer engagement will increase.
Making Cents of Abilities Coalition c/o Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board
$41,300 over nine months for a consultant and project management costs to develop a strategic plan for a collaborative of organizations, businesses and people to improve employment prospects for people with disabilities.
Orangeville and Dufferin Wind Corporation
$75,000 over one year to erect a meteorological tower to provide a scientific measure of the wind energy in the immediate area.
Tides Canada Initiatives
$375,000 over five years for staff and community meeting expenses to encourage social innovation in Waterloo Region and fund the Capacity Waterloo Region project, which provides leadership skills, collaborations, and knowledge-sharing.
Users of the Fergus Grand Theatre c/o Elora Community Theatre
$41,500 over two years to deliver safety workshops and replace aging stage drapery. Marketing and outreach will also be conducted in order to support the development of the theatre community.
Waterloo Community Arts Centre
$100,000 over two years for staff, educational programs, and new outreach initiatives. The centre will then be able to more effectively implement strategies for funding and sustainability.
Wellington Winds Inc.
$20,000 over one year to produce an educational and informational DVD, which will highlight and promote where the opportunities exist for youth and community members to participate in local bands.
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