Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin
November 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 3, 2011
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market Inc.
$19,000 over two years to create a viable farmers' market that will support locally grown food systems, sustain farm-based businesses and improve the economic viability and social connectedness of this rural Wellington community by providing support for promotions and staffing.
Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County, as lead organization on this collaborative
$66,200 over 18 months to support the design, development and testing of a virtual volunteer-centre website for Dufferin County, which will help recruit volunteers, allow them to apply online and match their skills to meaningful opportunities.
Dufferin Arts Council
$47,400 over three years to hire a part-time community outreach coordinator who will expand the membership base, increase donor funding and enhance the services of this 18-year-old arts-enabling organization in Dufferin County.
Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington, as lead organization on this collaborative
$70,300 over 18 months to hire staff who will help create and implement an elder-led suicide-prevention project. This will promote a better understanding of the needs of older adults in Waterloo and Wellington counties and how to engage them in effective suicide-prevention strategies.
Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes
$300,000 over two years to implement the Certified Recycling Service Worker program and launch the Recycling and Training Hub. These projects will help process unsold, donated goods and e-waste for all of Southwestern Ontario, which will reduce waste in landfills while providing new skills and increased job opportunities for workers. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
Grand Valley Lions Club
$12,900 over one year to purchase promotional materials and event equipment, which will help increase the number of participants and organizations involved in two annual, large-scale community festivals hosted by the organization.
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
$210,100 over three years to enhance the organization's capacity by implementing a comprehensive resource-development strategy that will increase public awareness and donor relations for future sustainability.
Kids Can Play Association of Cambridge
$4,500 over one year to pay for the development of promotional videos, advertisements and activities, which will help increase the amount of donor support for children living in poverty in Cambridge who wish to participate in sports and recreational activities.
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
$155,200 over three years to expand a peer-to-peer network model, which builds upon a successful pilot-project phrase to help address the mental-health issues of various cultural communities and partners in the Waterloo region using mainstream mental-health-care providers.
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$23,600 over one year to create a regional collaborative-governance structure, solidify partnerships and construct a resource development plan for an "artsmart" initiative, a national program that uses the arts to enhance the learning capacity of children in schools and help create the 21st-century learners of tomorrow.
Lost&Found Theatre Inc.
$36,000 over one year to sustain the long-term viability of local professional theatre in the Waterloo region by retaining a development consultant who will prepare and provide an effective outreach-and-fundraising strategy to the board and staff of this theatre group in Kitchener.
Lutherwood, as lead organization on this collaborative
$106,800 over 18 months to design and implement a community-learning model that will engage students, organizations and professionals in the Waterloo area in a more responsive, effective and coordinated learning experience within the social justice system.
North Bay Soup Kitchen Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$115,800 over two years to expand the Coach4Food program, in which minor hockey teams get skills drills training in exchange for food or monetary donations to local food banks. The initiative, in Niagara, Guelph, Caledon-Dufferin, Thames Valley, Ottawa, and North Bay, will increase the capacity of food banks, boost players' and coaches' skills, and build community partnership between food banks, businesses, hockey teams, and the media. A resource guide and website will provide a template for other organizations run similar initiatives. This grant has an impact in more than one OTF catchment area.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 409 - Frank Lambier, Palmerston
$69,000 over one year to provide a more accessible and energy-efficient community gathering space for the organization and other members of the Palmerston community by updating and upgrading the Legion building and installing energy-efficient windows and a furnace.
Sweet Adelines International Grand Harmony Chapter
$9,000 over one year to purchase new performance risers and sound and recording equipment in order to accommodate growth in membership and help this longstanding community choir in the Waterloo region develop its skills and improve its performances.
The Guelph Girls Hockey Association
$15,000 over one year to provide 17 sets of new, lightweight goalie equipment that comply with Hockey Canada standards to girls' house league teams, which will help to encourage the continued active participation of girls in hockey .
Township of Melancthon
$116,800 over one year to make renovations and accessibility improvements, which will provide increased access to the activities and gatherings that take place in this popular meeting hall in a small rural community in Dufferin County.
Township of Wilmot, as lead organization on this collaborative
$15,900 over one year to encourage increased physical and recreational activities for all age groups in New Dundee and its surrounding area by installing an outdoor concrete playing surface at the New Dundee Community Park.
Treehaus Collaborative Workspace
$24,100 over one year to hire staff and fund communication efforts, which will help expand the organization's interactive and creative shared-space concept for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Kitchener-Waterloo. A broader marketing and communication strategy, public workshops and a capital-campaign plan will all be developed.
Waterloo Cycling Club
$14,000 over one year to enhance safety and increase the use of an environmentally sensitive trail area in Waterloo by cyclists, joggers and the broader community by replacing a boardwalk.
Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival
$70,000 over two years to educate youth about the importance of water, provide mentorship opportunities with local technicians and promote career opportunities related to water and the environment.
Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
$128,600 over three years to increase employment opportunities for over 23,000 people with disabilities. Mentoring, workshops and marketing-skills training will be provided to potential employers to help them become educated, informed and engaged in providing relevant employment.
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July 1 deadlineRatified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on October 28, 2010
ARTA - The Romanian Association
$18,600 over one year to promote the Romanian culture in the Kitchener Waterloo area by providing costumes, dance equipment and building organizational capacity. The dance group will present dances from various regions of Romania.
Cambridge Minor Lacrosse Inc.
$29,200 over one year to purchase equipment necessary to comply with new standards and to provide training for coaches and referees that will enhance the lacrosse experience.
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
$157,700 over three years to enhance organizational capacity by hiring a full time coordinator to respond more effectively to increasing demands on food services, as well as share best practices on the food co-op model with other communities across Canada.
Canadian Mental Health Association Grand River Branch
$75,000 over six months to replace the roof of the CMHA Community Centre, a building accessed by many different community groups.
Centre for Community Based Research, as lead organization on this collaborative
$38,000 over one year to support a one-year pilot program in Waterloo Region whose goal is to improve the community collaborative process promoting awareness of ethical issues and maximizing ethical conduct of research.
Erin Community Radio
$29,000 over one year to develop a comprehensive marketing and business plan to assist them as they expand their broadcast area.
First Light Theatre
$24,000 over two years to increase the number of young people who have the opportunity to experience theatre in the Guelph area and to improve their organizational capacity by hiring a part-time administrator.
Habitat for Humanity Wellington County
$77,000 over three years to increase resources, build organizational capacity and to provide affordable home ownership for 18 to 24 families.
Headwaters Communities in Action, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,200 over one year to mobilize participation from an expanded group of citizens and community leaders, who will contribute their time and talent to create a local food system and marketing strategy to strengthen economic development activities in the Dufferin area.
$27,100 over one year to purchase equipment and furnishings to enhance the community space of a newly constructed supportive housing project in downtown Cambridge.
$71,900 over three years to increase and stabilize volunteer development and recruitment at all levels of the organization.
Islamic Centre of Cambridge
$45,300 over one year to support a pilot to increase awareness in the broader community of the availability of their facilities and programs.
Junior Achievement of the Waterloo Region Inc.
$90,000 over two years to enhance work readiness skills in high schools through piloting a very successful Junior Achievement skills development program. Lessons learned will be shared with other programs across Canada.
KidsAbility - Centre for Child Development, as lead organization on this collaborative
$142,200 over three years to increase baby literacy with education resources, and improve knowledge, training and awareness of literacy needs with parents and community agencies in the Waterloo area.
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
$148,300 over two years to engage, educate and organize members of cultural-linguistic communities in the areas of mental health promotion and illness prevention in order to build inclusive mental health services in the Waterloo Region.
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association
$40,400 over one year to increase the level of physical activity of children and youth in Waterloo region by making affordable hockey equipment available and to increase the effectiveness of volunteers by offering a library of updated and accessible training materials (books and dvds).
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra
$17,500 over one year to host a workshop series and concert premiering the work of local and nationally recognized Canadian composers.
Kitchener-Waterloo Extend-A-Family Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$122,500 over 18 months to build capacity of service providers in the Waterloo Region to develop person centred approaches including support and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Lutherwood, as lead organization on this collaborative
$150,000 over two years to improve the Waterloo Region homelessness and housing stability system and the larger service delivery network via coordination of communication, awareness and education efforts across all sectors.
Mount Forest Curling Club
$52,300 over one year to insulate the ceiling, reducing energy consumption and improving ice conditions for the curling club.
Social Planning Council of Cambridge & North Dumfries, as lead organization on this collaborative
$52,800 over one year to empower and engage residents of four ethnically diverse Cambridge neighbourhoods by creating an environment where residents can increase knowledge, develop skills and work collaboratively to bring about positive community change.
The Guelph Jazz Festival, as lead organization on this collaborative
$134,800 over three years to increase the capacity of the organization by providing staffing resources and to broaden the Nuit Blanche initiative, a dusk-to-dawn extravaganza of performances, events and activities.
Township of Mapleton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,500 over one year to replace a vandalized playground structure with a new accessible playground. This will include ramps and transition areas to provide access for children in the community with physical limitations and some stand alone equipment to service varying age groups that do not currently meet safety standards.
Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
$60,000 over one year to increase accessibility to a newly built transitional home for more than 30 women and their children requiring protection and care, their staff and their community partners.
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March 1 deadline
Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on June 28, 2010
Active Cambridge Fitness Program
$18,000 over one year to recruit community ambassadors to engage members of all ages and abilities to increase their participation in physical activity.
Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington
$119,600 over two years to hire a fundraising assistant who will assist the organization to implement their strategic plan, diversify their funding base and recruit additional volunteers to meet the growing demand for service in Waterloo Kitchener.
Centre for Community Based Research
$60,000 over one year to hire a community facilitator to bring together diverse stakeholders to organize the CU EXPO conference (a conference dedicated to the exploration and advancement of community-university partnerships) which will be held in Spring 2011.
Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse Association
$31,900 over one year to support the second amalgamation phase of Elora Minor Lacrosse and Fergus Minor Lacrosse. Funds requested will be used to cover equipment and training costs for the newly amalgamated sports organization.
Creative Waterloo Region Services Organization
$225,000 over three years to develop an enabling organization to assist the Waterloo Region creative sector reach its full potential. Funding will be used for, among other things, contract staff, web design, audience engagement marketing, festival management, promotion/advertising and administration.
Family & Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County
$150,000 over two years to provide community development support to neighbourhood associations in Guelph. Neighbourhoods will identify their key priorities and will implement action plans to address their needs.
Friends of South Luther School
$50,000 over one year to renovate this one room rural school house and re-open it for safe and accessible community centre usage. This will allow for community organizations to deliver a variety of programs and services and improve engagement of members of all ages, abilities and cultures.
Hospice of Waterloo Region
$100,000 over two years to increase the organization's ability to recruit and train additional volunteers that require minimal direct contact with clients. Funds have been awarded to engage the community in becoming more informed and active in the organization.
Kinsmen Club of Waterloo - Grand River
$11,600 over one year towards the purchase of barbecue equipment, generator and tents, thereby increasing the organization's capacity to raise funds for community organizations and activities.
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre , as lead organization on this collaborative
$148,700 over two years for the collaborative to implement a pilot project called Oral Familial. Funds will enable work with families in supporting black youth to be successful academically, socially and financially.
$75,000 over one year towards the overall cost of accessibility upgrades to the A.R. Kaufman Centre. Funds will be used to install an elevator in this well-used Kitchener community centre in order to increase public access to all programs and services.
Latitudes Storytelling Festival
$23,300 over one year to hire a co-ordinator/artistic director and buy computer equipment that will improve administrative processes and help introduce an evaluation component for this annual two-day festival hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival. This grant will promote arts and culture and celebrates the diversity of the Kitchener community.
Nutrition for Learning
$98,000 over two years to employ one full-time coordinator to maintain existing student nutrition programs and establish eight new breakfast clubs within the Kitchener/Waterloo communities. This grant will support the organization to optimize and sustain health and well-being for children and youth.
Old Salts Seniors Canoe Club
$15,000 over one year to buy new equipment to replace aging equipment, increase safety and respond to an increase in membership. Seniors in the Waterloo area will benefit from improved sports and recreation.
Portage Program for Drug Dependencies Inc.
$125,000 over two years to create a volunteer program which will recruit local volunteers to support operations and youth in treatment to engage in community volunteer activities. Funding will help increase volunteer engagement in Elora and Wellington.
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre
$118,500 over three years to hire a coordinator at this riding centre. Funding will provide children and youth aged four to 19 in the Wellington area, with therapeutic, recreational and leisure opportunities.
The Children's Aid Society of the County of Dufferin
$53,400 over one year to implement a train-the-trainer program in support of the Dufferin Diversity Network. Those trained will go on to train staff at nine to 16 not-for-profit agencies in Dufferin County.
The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
$102,000 over two years to hire one full-time fundraising/marketing associate and one part-time Student Nutrition Program Liaison. Their role will be to build service capacity and generate increased awareness of hunger and poverty issues within Wellington and Dufferin regions.
The Working Centre , as lead organization on this collaborative
$112,800 over three years to hire staff and buy equipment that will allow the Multicultural Cinema Club (a collaborative comprised of The Working Centre, Social Planning Council of Kitchener Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Arts Council and the City of Kitchener) to improve and expand an existing cinema program in downtown Kitchener.
Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services , as lead organization on this collaborative
$112,500 over two years to build a framework for collaboration that will strengthen the work of 18 organizations that provide mental health services to youth and adults in Wellington and Dufferin counties.
Waterloo Regional Childrens Museum
$225,000 over three years towards the cost of rebranding the Children's Museum to "The Museum on King" in order to increase its capacity to sustain operations. The organization will continue with its priority objective of serving children and young families, and will hire a director of sales to diversify revenue streams and implement evening programs and sales in order to sustain its operations.
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