March 1, 2012
$150,000 over 36 monthsTo implement a community engagement initiative involving participatory opportunities for students and theatre audiences. The organization will develop innovative interactive activities including the use of technology both in the theatre and outside in order to increase audience engagement and participation.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo develop strategic and business plans, and create a communication plan to raise the profile of the activities of this Toronto organization, including Festival Bana y'Afrique, an annual celebration of African music and art.
$178,700 over 36 monthsTo engage South Asian youth to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Thorncliffe and Crescent Town neighbourhoods in Toronto. Using arts-based storytelling and through leadership opportunities, youth will develop and promote an HIV prevention campaign through social media, blogs, websites and e-zines.
$230,900 over 36 monthsTo establish a multi-dimensional mentorship program for marginalized youth from Toronto's priority neighbourhoods who are interested in working in the cultural sector. The program will provide progressive opportunities for young adults age 16 to 29 to acquire new skills in employment readiness, community development, arts education and community arts.
$180,000 over 36 monthsTo significantly expand programming with new activities and increase participation in existing programs at the Elderly Persons Centre in Scarborough. This will provide additional recreational and cultural opportunities for more than 1,200 Tamils seniors.
$13,500 over 6 monthsTo digitize the archives of Polish language newspapers and rare sociological and historical books owned by this Toronto-based organization. The preservation of these materials will enable scholars, students and the public to learn about the Polish community and its role in the social, cultural, economic, and political make-up of Toronto and Canada.
$113,000 over 24 monthsTo support the "Our Histories" project, a collection of oral histories of leaders in the disability community. These will form the basis for two tool kits and several workshops on leadership and community engagement for youth and young adults with disabilities.
$197,200 over 36 monthsTo support the Latino Student Guide Project, a print and online magazine by Latin American and Hispanic youth in Toronto's Jane-Finch neighbourhood. The project will provide opportunities for leadership development, self expression, information sharing, debunking negative stereotypes, and building individual and collective self-esteem.
$30,700 over 12 monthsTo update the website, develop an online database and content management system, and purchase computer and audio-visual equipment for a breakfast/luncheon speaker series. This organization provides forums for Francophones and francophiles to exchange ideas, learn and network.
$39,800 over 12 monthsTo purchase two used Sonar sailboats to allow more persons with mobility impairments to experience recreational sailing in Toronto, and to offer Paralympic class sailing boats for instruction in crewed sailing and prepare for competition.
$223,900 over 36 monthsTo support Get Outdoors, Get Active!, a program at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto that will promote healthy lifestyle habits through outdoor recreation and food literacy programs with a special focus on participation by newcomer families, Aboriginal communities, youth and seniors.
$113,200 over 24 monthsTo work with youth and the youth-serving community to design, implement and promote an attractive, easy, one-stop touch-point for Toronto’s young people to access community services through 211 services. Youth will be engaged to assist other young people to access 211 services.
$219,000 over 36 monthsTo expand a Youth Service Network in the east Toronto communities of O’Connor, Victoria Village, Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park to build youth employability and leadership skills and provide more access to programs and services for youth in these neighbourhoods.
$162,200 over 36 monthsTo expand the programming of this Toronto festival of Francophone culture, attract more volunteers, raise its profile with the community, funders and sponsors, increase its organizational capacity and better serve its diverse audience. In the future, the festival will coincide with Franco-Ontarian Day, held on September 25.
$55,900 over 6 monthsTo purchase a truck in order to collect more furniture from donors, deliver to those in need in a timely manner and reduce warehouse inventory. The truck will also be used to provide youth at risk with job training skills.
$139,600 over 48 monthsTo introduce free basketball camps to more than 1,800 girls ages 7 to 13 in four Toronto priority neighbourhoods.
$75,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase an accessible bus, allowing seniors better access to social, recreational and health opportunities.
$325,000 over 36 monthsTo increase organizational capacity by supporting staffing, governance development and the purchase of technological and communications management systems. The organization will now present year-round documentary film programming at a new Toronto location to more than 150,000 audience members each year.
$62,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase beds, mattresses, lockers, doors and other necessities to improve the health and safety conditions at the Horizons for Youth shelter in north Toronto.
$111,900 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to assist in volunteer program administration, and increase the number of volunteers available to assume leadership roles in expanding and sustaining programs for Toronto women fleeing violence and seeking economic independence for themselves and their children.
$102,100 over 9 monthsTo fund renovations and capital improvements to address health and safety issues, increase accessibility, enhance program space and improve the technological capacity of this central-east Toronto organization. The centre provides social service and housing supports for pregnant or parenting teens and their children.
$25,700 over 6 monthsTo support a symposium and public exhibition in Etobicoke that showcases contemporary, emerging and established Canadian painters.
$8,600 over 5 monthsTo purchase furniture and audio-visual equipment to support educational programming in photography and video for youth in Toronto's York community.
$143,900 over 24 monthsTo build the organization’s capacity in order to meet the needs of the communities of East York, East Toronto and West Scarborough, by providing information and access to community, social, health and related government services, as well as one-on-one help applying for services.
$130,100 over 24 monthsTo enhance its coach development and parent education programs, to benefit more than 700 volunteer coaches and over 5,200 players across Toronto.
$253,900 over 24 monthsTo enhance fitness, recreational, and life-long learning programs and services for more than 1,000 members of the Active Living Centre in Toronto.
$117,100 over 24 monthsTo support this urban fruit harvesting initiative and achieve financial and organizational stability by improving the program's effectiveness in 14 Toronto neighbourhoods. This will be done by diversifying its funding base and generating earned revenue through social enterprises.
$43,900 over 36 monthsTo attract new members to this community sports group and offer a healthy fitness option to young females in western Toronto. This will be done through focused advertising, offering upgraded facilities and equipment and improved coaching.
$16,000 over 12 monthsTo support music instruction for children in the St. Jamestown community in Toronto. This will allow more children to study piano, guitar, violin and recorder.
$70,000 over 48 monthsTo support a new part-time program assistant position and offer additional services and workshops to deaf adults in the Greater Toronto Area. This will help address the significant growth in demand for these services.
$63,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment and renovate the organization's new downtown Toronto space to establish the Small World Music Centre where artists, music lovers, audiences of all backgrounds can celebrate the diversity of world music.
$10,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase steel pan instruments in order to improve the quality of performances and establish the technical skills required to play the instruments.The band provides adults and young people in Toronto with a strong foundation in classical harmony and rhythm, and a cultural education in the history of the steel pan.
$37,500 over 12 monthsTo renovate a donated office portable, relocate it to the grounds of York Humber High School, and develop a plan for future program expansion. This will provide a home for the Boys and Girls Club of Weston Mount Dennis in Toronto, enhancing children's access to recreational programming.
$129,300 over 6 monthsTo complete health and safety renovations as well as energy-efficient upgrades to two short-term and long-term rehabilitative residences in downtown Toronto, improving health and safety for participants in abstinence-based addiction programs. This will support the recovery and improve quality of life for vulnerable community members.
$21,100 over 9 monthsTo replace aging IT equipment and complete health and safety renovations to this downtown East Toronto facility that provides services to the homeless. This will support the organization's ability to provide services and improve the health, safety and comfort of clients and staff.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo support innovative summer and after-school programs that provide opportunities for youth in Toronto's Jane-Finch community to experience positive personal growth and create conditions to achieve academic success.
$220,100 over 36 monthsTo support after-school homework and recreational programming for children in the Alton Towers and Forest Creek neighbourhoods of Scarborough. The program engage youth as volunteers and mentors and equip them with life skills and leadership training.
$14,400 over 6 monthsTo expand the Violence to Violins program by purchasing 15 cellos for its youth music education program in the west end of North York. The initiative will provide cello lessons to students in Toronto, beginning with the Jane-Finch neighbourhood.
$196,500 over 36 monthsTo support the Skills Training for Youth Through Learning and Education (STYLE) program in four priority neighbourhoods in Toronto. This 34-week initiative will help youth with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) remain, and achieve, in school.
$9,600 over 6 monthsTo upgrade computer equipment, software and office furnishings of this chamber music ensemble to improve administrative efficiency, build relationships with a wider audience through social media and materials produced in-house.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo support arts workshops and cultural celebrations for residents of Toronto's Thorncliffe Park. Residents of all ages will participate in a range of activities including story telling, music and song, movement, visual arts and crafts, and film-making.
$96,000 over 36 monthsTo support the Power Through Paddling Project, which engages young people, including youth at risk and those from lower income households, in an experiential training program. Up to 300 participants will be introduced to the sport of dragon boating and provided with leadership opportunities that will enhance confidence and self-esteem.
$72,600 over 36 monthsTo expand FilmMatters, an educational film program which includes screenings and guest speakers for 48 middle and high schools in 13 Toronto priority neighbourhoods. The program raises awareness of racial discrimination, gang violence and religious intolerance in order to encourage active citizenship amongst the students.
$85,000 over 24 monthsTo provide better employment opportunities for skilled immigrants by increasing outreach to volunteer-run professional immigrant networks and by engaging employers, government, employment service agencies and other stakeholders to build partnerships with these groups. An online community of immigrant leaders and partners will be created to strengthen the in-person community building.
$134,400 over 36 monthsTo hire a volunteer coordinator to recruit, orient, train, develop and thank volunteers. The initiative will train 250 volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organization to deliver quality programs and services to newcomer women and their communities.
$223,600 over 36 monthsTo develop business plans for the expanding operations, community engagement and communications infrastructure at the Victoria Park Community Hub to ensure it has a strong road map to lead to financial, operational, and community sustainability while expanding to include new community partners in North York and East Toronto.
$175,000 over 24 monthsTo purchase two accessible vehicles so that seniors may attend social and recreational programming in Markham and Scarborough. In addition, a bilingual Chinese/English health care communication handbook will be published.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo help support the basic costs of organizing volunteers for the 2012 Ontario Summer Games. The aim is to build the capacity of at least 1,000 volunteers, and lay the foundation for them to remain active volunteers leading up to the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and beyond.
October 27, 2011
$120,900 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time coordinator to enhance and maintain an effective volunteer program responsive to the needs of African communities regarding HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, education and support across Toronto.
$193,300 over 12 monthsTo support strategic planning and an organizational review to enhance the long-term sustainability of the organization, enabling it to continue to provide stable, flexible employment for mental health consumers and survivors. The funds will also support office space renovations.
$144,600 over 36 monthsTo launch Sew What?!, a hands-on exploration of fashion and the fashion industry geared to racialized youth. Participants will receive training and support to explore a fashion-focused career. A multi-site model will be developed and tested to encourage Toronto youth from various neighbourhoods to engage with one another.
$104,000 over 12 monthsTo expand existing kitchen facilities that will allow the organization to make and deliver more meals to vulnerable people in the Bathurst Finch area of Toronto, including seniors and those who are ill, isolated, poor or have mental health issues.
$110,100 over 36 monthsTo hire a part-time manager and administrative assistant to help this performance collective capitalize on its current success, increase revenue streams, strengthen ties to the Toronto community and continue to build relationships for its future sustainability.
$72,300 over 24 monthsTo expand programs by supporting staff and administrative costs in order to reach more people coping with an acquired brain injury and their families.
$25,800 over 3 monthsTo buy a van to provide affordable transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities in Toronto's Crescent Town neighbourhood who are unable to use public transit but do not qualify for Wheel Trans service. This will increase their access to health care, social and recreational programs.
$14,600 over 8 monthsTo purchase computer hardware and software and reconfigure the organization's office space. This will allow the organization to sustain its operations and educational programs.
$215,300 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement TXTile City, an educational initiative that uses interactive technologies to engage and teach students from Toronto's priority neighbourhoods.
$92,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time manager of audience development and engagement in order to engage festival patrons, develop audiences and establish new community partnerships to attract wider audiences to this week-long Toronto festival of performances, student matinees, and workshops reflecting traditions from across Asia.
$43,000 over 24 monthsTo restructure the organization by developing a new mandate and strategic plan and hiring staff to increase capacity, revenue and community profile. The organization provides employment training and sports programs to racialized Francophone youth in Toronto.
$7,600 over 6 monthsTo buy computer software in order to enhance the organization's employment programs for youth from ethnocultural Francophone communities in downtown Toronto, offered in collaboration with youth employment services.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate and equip a kitchen at the agency's community hub in Scarborough. The kitchen will be used to promote healthy eating and meaningful interactions between generations and among peer groups.
$90,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment and furniture for the centre's new site in Toronto's Regent Park that will be shared by more than 100 social innovators.
$51,100 over 24 monthsTo support Teach 2 Learn, a program for Spanish-speaking students in Toronto's Jane-Finch community that combines tutoring, theatre training and workshops. The program also engages parents in the learning process of their children and provides opportunities for tutors and mentors.
$19,000 over 24 monthsTo plan and implement "Art of the Danforth," a local art walk and community engagement and transformation project along Danforth Avenue between Donlands and Woodbine Avenues in east Toronto.
$17,000 over 12 monthsTo equip and upgrade a new storefront facility in the Humber Summit neighbourhood in the northwest of Toronto’s Jane-Finch neighbourhood. The community resource centre will provide program and services to local residents including newcomers, people with low incomes and single parent families.
$34,700 over 12 monthsTo implement a year-long writer-in-residence pilot program to improve literacy skills and enhance creative expression for youths involved in the Toronto justice system. The program will include a series of writing workshops and a publication project featuring the best writing selected from the youth justice residences collected over the year.
$33,200 over 24 monthsTo develop Doc Night Out Community Connection Project, bi-monthly thematic screenings and panel discussions that connect local filmmakers with local communities to increase civic and social engagement and foster a greater appreciation for documentary film-making.
$373,600 over 36 monthsTo hire an operations manager, buy equipment and renovate a building in Toronto's Bloor-West Junction community to create a centre for information and communications technology and digital media. Geared to at-risk and marginalized youth, the centre will provide equipment for three flagship programs that offer employment training opportunities and mentorship in a dynamic, socially-aware environment.
$95,300 over 24 monthsTo support the Thinking About Epilepsy Program, which will provide training for over 4,000 Grade 5 students and 2,250 teachers promoting seizure first-aid awareness among students and teachers and increasing the safety of elementary school children with epilepsy across Toronto.
$11,900 over 12 monthsTo increase membership by offering incentives for children, especially girls aged 4 to 12, to try this non-contact team ice sport. Incentives will include providing new players with a ringette mask and stick, and offering a low-cost learn-to-skate program in Toronto's Rexdale area.
$82,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a volunteer and outreach coordinator who will increase public engagement, create new volunteer opportunities and develop a business and marketing plan, including a service for building owners, architects and developers to help reduce the frequency of birds striking windows.
$157,500 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of the community centre, and better meet the needs of its members, by implementing a volunteer management program, establishing a diversity council and introducing initiatives to broaden the diversity of the organization at all levels.
$37,000 over 12 monthsTo complete a comprehensive strategic planning process, allowing this youth-led organization that assists people in Toronto's Jane-Finch community to run more efficiently and meet the needs of the community. The grant also includes boardroom furniture so staff can host meetings with volunteers, participants and community members.
$85,100 over 24 monthsTo purchase a new salvage vehicle and a volunteer scheduling system used to help the organization's ReStore social enterprise to recover and resell gently-used building material. Generated revenue supports the administrative and fundraising costs of the organization, meaning all donations to go directly towards building affordable homes for low-income families across Toronto.
$136,100 over 24 monthsTo deliver the Youth Integration and Development Project, which helps newcomer youth in the Bathurst-Finch neighbourhood better understand Canada's educational system in order to succeed at school and in the workforce. Youth will also participate in recreational and social activities that will allow them to develop new support networks.
$97,800 over 3 monthsTo increase access to health, social and recreational programs for seniors and people with disabilities in central east Toronto by purchasing a wheelchair-accessible 20-passenger bus.
$28,100 over 12 monthsTo develop a volunteer manual and provide volunteer training for Toronto women of Latin descent, consisting of six workshops on violence prevention, gender equality, self-esteem, women as agents of change, making changes in society and volunteerism as a way for women to connect.
$228,600 over 36 monthsTo support a mural-making training program for all ages and artistic abilities to be implemented in inner-suburban Toronto neighbourhoods including Kennedy Park/Eglinton East, Malvern, Warden Woods/Oakridge, and Weston. This initiative includes leadership training, prepares young mural artists for the workforce and provides important skills needed to enhance their on-the-wall painting experience.
$17,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the organization's presentation space at Toronto's Artscape Wychwood Barns through minor leasehold improvements including soundproofing and equipment purchases to better accommodate the public and larger groups of students.
$8,800 over 9 monthsTo purchase rehearsal and concert production audio/video equipment, including microphones, a PA system and a video recorder. This supports the artistic development of the choir and its 140 members.
$51,400 over 12 monthsTo support staffing costs to undertake organizational strengthening and renewal projects that will enhance long-term effectiveness of the organization by working more collaboratively with other local organizations and having more of a presence in the community with their new store-front office.
$148,600 over 24 monthsTo expand opportunities for 1,600 students from seven high schools in Toronto's priority neighbourhoods to experience positive personal growth by transforming a wilderness-based, expedition-only youth leadership model for use in an urban setting at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works.
$53,500 over 12 monthsTo conduct a pilot project, using digital storytelling and workshops involving Hispanic youth, to design and disseminate a toolkit containing lesson plans and professional development resources for Toronto-based educators. The Our Voices Toolkit will provide teaching strategies and classroom activities for educators working with Hispanic students.
$65,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase equipment to transform the organization's existing facility into a fully-equipped neighbourhood television and radio broadcast station. This facility will provide young people and other residents opportunities for self-expression, skill development, employment and peer support.
$78,000 over 3 monthsTo purchase a para-transit bus serving 12 passengers and two wheelchairs. The bus will provide transportation to adult day services and health and wellness programs for North Toronto seniors including those who are frail or have cognitive impairments.
$160,000 over 48 monthsTo hire a part-time marketing and audience development coordinator to showcase the Toronto theatre company to new audiences and build the company's online presence, ensuring as many as possible have access to its arts education programming.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo commemorate the choir's 20th anniversary by documenting, sharing and promoting its success to Toronto's LGBTQ and allied communities. Activities include production of a unique visual and inspirational heritage arts and cultural display as well as an anniversary concert.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install phone and IT systems that will enhance marketing, patron services, fundraising and programming in an effective, responsive, seamless and timely manner. The systems will directly benefit two performing arts organizations and a theatre school serving over 230,000 audience members each year.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the organization's capacity to deliver life-skills training, mentoring and creative arts counselling for children and youth in Toronto, and improve its overall sustainability.
$29,400 over 12 monthsTo photograph and digitize fragile historically-significant archive materials and make most of it available online.
$336,200 over 48 monthsTo form strong collaborations between Tetra Clubs and potential volunteers from local universities to create purpose-built assistive devices for students with disabilities in the regions of Toronto, York and Peel. The devices will assist youth as they transition to independent living and provide enhanced quality of life.
$149,800 over 24 monthsTo implement the SolarDance art education outreach program, offering dance workshops to children in priority Toronto neighbourhoods. The program will culminate in open houses where the youth can demonstrate their accomplishments.
$55,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase a cube van for the Mobile Food Bank program, which delivers food hampers to clients who are not able to access their local walk-in food banks due to medical, mental or physical health restrictions.
$39,300 over 9 monthsTo support the creation of an interactive website, mobile website and app for the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto's largest annual Aboriginal event. These tools will allow the public to access and participate in festival content in more meaningful and engaging ways.
$14,800 over 12 monthsTo support the operation of Charlie’s Freewheels, an after-school program that teaches basic bicycle mechanics and safety skills to youth in the Regent Park and Moss Park areas of Toronto.
$14,900 over 13 monthsTo develop and facilitate an Ambassador Training Workshop for adults in the Greater Toronto Area.The program will equip 20 adults living with Type 1 diabetes with the tools and skills to engage as many as 400 other individuals with diabetes in recreation-based pursuits that stimulate healthy living and greater physical activity.
$34,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to manage after-school and community-based, educational and outdoor programs in Toronto.
$84,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate a community kitchen at the Ossington Avenue location in Toronto where the organization's 100th anniversary events will take place. The updated facility will be used by a variety of programs and community groups for years to come.
$36,900 over 12 monthsTo host a one-day conference in Toronto that will help increase community awareness of the health benefits of organic food and of individuals' roles in fostering an organic food system.
$150,000 over 6 monthsTo transform the Artscape Shaw Street Centre into a fully-accessible building through leasehold improvements. The Centre will be a multi-dimensional, multi-tenanted centre designed to build capacity for creativity and innovation.
$11,300 over 6 monthsTo purchase computers, printers, camera, office supplies, and a sound system. This will enhance the organization's capacity to provide social and recreational programming for South Asian seniors in Scarborough.
$58,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to create a network of park supporters and local park groups. These groups and individuals will share knowledge, experiences and best practices and work productively with city staff and their communities to improve their local parks.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo create an arts and craft room on the second floor of a coach house located behind the organization's Wanda Road residence in Toronto. Refugees and community members will benefit from weaving lessons and other artistic activities.
$54,500 over 12 monthsTo renovate the kitchen and waterproof the north side of this Toronto residential supportive treatment agency that provides services to men over age of 16 dealing with substance addictions and/or concurrent gambling problems.
$77,500 over 12 monthsTo support a redesign of in-class workshops, develop teachers’ guides and test the materials with Toronto elementary and high school students for this organization, better known as TREC Education. The redesigned environmental educational programs will give students more opportunities for hands-on time and problem solving.
$55,700 over 12 monthsTo increase the employment skills of youth with disabilities by creating a Youth Advisory Council. A training program will provide leadership, mentorship, health promotion, and job skills for 12 Toronto area high school or post secondary students seeking leadership experience and wishing to create social action for the inclusion of people with special needs.
$100,500 over 12 monthsTo build a community-based 'green' kitchen at Parkdale Community Health Centre that will increase community engagement around food security.
$129,600 over 24 monthsTo expand the Peer Support Service and Community Support program by providing culturally competent training to newcomer and immigrant South Asian women affected by breast cancer in Toronto. Breast cancer survivors from the South Asian community will be trained to answer the helpline, conduct outreach activities and facilitate support groups.
$200,200 over 24 monthsTo furnish and ventilate the new location of the 'Out of this World Café,' a social enterprise run by mental health consumers and survivors in the CAMH Bell Gateway Building in Toronto’s Queen and Ossington Community. Funding will also support an additional staff member, allowing the Café to be open longer.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo support this collaborative in increasing access to Hammer Heads, a 12-week skills development and employment-based training program within the unionized construction industry leading to apprenticeship opportunities for racialized young men and women living in Toronto's priority neighbourhoods.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo support the work of the Steeles L'Amoreaux Youth Empowerment (SLYE) network to better coordinate services to youth in this area of Toronto. The project will engage young people from northwest Scarborough, identify local issues and solutions, and organize a range of community events and opportunities.
June 29, 2011
$99,100 over 12 monthsTo renovate the kitchen of this drop-in centre that serves more than 250 meals to low-income women in Toronto's Regent Park each day. The renovations will make kitchen larger, more functional and efficient, enabling the organization to draw on the help of more volunteers.
$281,600 over 36 monthsTo equip a new community facility and to enhance programming for children, youth and adults in the Chester Le community of Scarborough. Residents will participate in community events, a youth drop-in, after-school programs, parenting programs and workshops on food security and healthy relationships.
$138,000 over 24 monthsTo engage Scarborough youth in inclusive food security and access programs. Through participation in after-school and summer programs, youth will gain and share skills and knowledge related to healthy eating, urban agriculture and culinary skills.
$67,800 over 12 monthsTo fund renovations and equipment that will enhance the ability of this organization to provide programs and services that promote the dignity, health and well-being of individuals and communities living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS.
$50,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase instruments and necessary equipment for its music program. This will allow the organization to more than double the number of Toronto youth participating in the band to 55 members.
$143,900 over 12 monthsTo insulate ceilings in the club's boat bay and install a new roof and air conditioning at one of the oldest rowing clubs in Canada, making this Parkdale facility safer, energy efficient and more comfortable.
$11,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase a camera, accessories and a computer. The new equipment will enable the organization to improve coverage of community events, boost the broadcast quality of its programming and will be used in its youth media training program.
$134,000 over 24 monthsTo expand the Heart Wise Exercise program across Toronto that will build community capacity for physical activity programs suitable for individuals with heart disease. It will also help individuals transition from short-term medical to long-term community-based settings.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo enrich the training component of Culinary Connections, which provides 500 meals a day to other agencies in partnership with Second Harvest. A commercial kitchen will be relocated to Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood. The agency's life and employment skills program help prepare disadvantaged individuals for entry-level food service work.
$232,800 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of the Centre for Youth Development and Mentoring Services by supporting its after-school and weekend tutoring and basketball league programs, providing a space for workshops, parent meetings, drop-in centre and office administration, and establishing a girls' basketball program.
$28,000 over 12 monthsTo hold an open house and street festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of a synagogue and heritage site located in Toronto's Junction community. The event will honour the Jewish community's cultural and economic contributions to the area. An historical tour of the neighbourhood will be conducted in collaboration with the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.
$237,300 over 36 monthsTo establish a storefront where young entrepreneurs living in Toronto's Black Creek community, as graduates of a six-month entrepreneurial course, can distribute their products and gain practical business experience.
$88,400 over 24 monthsTo support development of a volunteer program that will build organizational, individual and community capacity through engagement of Eritrean community members in social, recreational and cultural activities in downtown Toronto.
$12,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new sheet music and percussion instruments that will enhance the range of music available to this Toronto community orchestra and broaden its repertoire.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase movable and multi-use equipment for the new Fringe Creation Lab located in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood. The Fringe Lab will be a dynamic creative resource for a diverse and constantly growing community of artists and arts enthusiasts.
$107,400 over 18 monthsTo help at least one Toronto community move towards carbon neutrality, by developing a comprehensive framework and a suite of tools, resources and actions to minimize energy use. The learnings will be translated into a model to encourage other neighbourhoods to build a similar culture of conservation and ultimately achieve carbon neutrality.
$185,000 over 36 monthsTo strengthen volunteer management of the organization and build future sustainability through the creation of a development plan for this organization that serves 3,000 youth in the Toronto neighbourhoods of St. James Town, Cabbagetown, and Regent Park.
$125,500 over 36 monthsTo set a path for sustainable growth for this community organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being of Toronto neighbourhoods. Funding will be used for a business development plan and a suite of programming tools to ensure that organizational knowledge is retained and passed forward.
$103,600 over 36 monthsTo provide equipment and operational support for this community arts organization that creates an environment in which children and youth of Toronto's Crescent Town neighbourhood work together to establish a culture of peace.
$198,000 over 36 monthsTo educate teachers, guidance councilors and community organizations on the challenges facing young people thrust into the role of caregiver to an ailing family member. The outreach work of the Young Carers program will focus on diverse communities within the Greater Toronto Area.
$55,600 over 12 monthsTo engage more volunteers, including younger women who participate in the programs offered by this North York organization, increase community access to its programs, and support the volunteer board of directors in strategic planning and organizational development.
$114,200 over 12 monthsTo renovate the lobby/gallery, library and second-floor multipurpose room. New equipment and furnishings will be purchased to make this well-used community space more comfortable and create more usable space for social, cultural and recreational activities at this North York East organization.
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the Toronto theatre's visibility, increase audiences and attract English-speaking and Francophile theatre-goers. Plans include website enhancements, social networking strategies, new promotional materials and the implementation of an English subtitling system for live performances.
$33,000 over 12 monthsTo increase organizational capacity, infrastructure and sustainability to enhance programs and services to youth in Toronto's Jane-Finch and Malvern communities. Lost Lyrics creates bridges between the street and the classroom, using arts-based programming to encourage young people to re-ignite their passion for learning.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate and make more accessible this program and community gathering space in downtown west Toronto, expanding the organization's ability to serve more than 500 Aboriginal men with physical and mental health issues.
$66,600 over 12 monthsTo build leadership, awareness of traditional Aboriginal teachings and resiliency among urban Aboriginal Toronto youth by supporting youth-led social, cultural and arts-based peer-learning activities that use the Medicine Wheel teachings and the Seven Grandfather Teachings.
$192,900 over 36 monthsTo create a food bank at the Northview Heights Secondary School along with a community network of food programming that will improve access to healthy, affordable food in Toronto's Bathurst-Finch neighbourhood.
$135,100 over 36 monthsTo provide recreational activities to youth and adults ages 13 to 30, from volleyball, basketball and soccer to information sessions and indigenous music jams in the Jane Finch and Weston Mt. Dennis neighbourhoods of Toronto.
$300,000 over 36 monthsTo establish a fully-equipped gymnastics facility at Toronto's Downsview Park Sports Centre, providing a venue to train coaches and Ontario gymnasts of all disciplines and skill levels and to host demonstrations, open houses and competitions for over 9,100 youth.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo support the purchase of musical instruments so that more children and youth may take music lessons in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood.
$56,500 over 12 monthsTo engage Muslim and South Asian seniors in active participation and leadership roles to plan, develop, and implement social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs in their own communities. This project will help reduce the isolation felt by Toronto seniors in Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, and Victoria Village.
$51,000 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of this community organization to accommodate growing audiences in North Toronto and to build long term sustainability.
$21,600 over 12 monthsTo promote the Maison de la francophonie project, planned to house health, social services, sports, culture and education services in one location, and to help raise funds for this Francophone centre in Toronto.
$363,700 over 60 monthsTo support after-school arts and cultural programming in Scarborough elementary schools. Children will work with professional and emerging artists, students and senior mentors, developing positive intercultural understanding through an exploration of cultural experiences and identities.
$229,800 over 36 monthsTo strengthen the active participation of Scarborough women with disabilities as service users and providers. Women will benefit from courses and workshops tailored to their life realities, develop support networks, address personal difficulties and become empowered to achieve economic or emotional independence.
$63,800 over 36 monthsTo offer the After-Hours Elsewhere Experience program at two schools in Toronto's Flemingdon Park. This project will provide an intensive rehearsal guided by professional artists, culminating in a presentation to community members.
$8,400 over 3 monthsTo enable this youth-led organization in Toronto's Jane-Finch community to purchase cameras and other equipment for Photovoice, which encourages youth to express themselves through photography and use critical thinking skills.
$26,600 over 12 monthsTo conduct staff training, strategic planning and a board governance review to strengthen the agency's capacity to deliver quality services to the immigrant community in the Greater Toronto Area from its offices in Toronto, Scarborough, Markham and Mississauga.
$14,100 over 12 monthsTo enhance organizational capacity through improved governance and strategic planning by developing systems, policies and resources to attract an audience that currently does not have access to this community-based orchestra.
$130,500 over 36 monthsTo deliver Sound Sense, a noise-induced hearing loss education and prevention program to 6,000 elementary school children in Toronto.
$23,500 over 12 monthsTo hold an arts-based civic engagement workshops for youth aged 9 to 12 in three low-income Toronto neighbourhoods. Participants will transform their local public place through performance, public intervention and collage, and be exposed to concepts of community engagement, social inclusion and exclusion, urban design, sustainable practices and social justice.
$12,500 over 6 monthsTo fund new computer equipment, increasing the ability of this downtown east Toronto organization to provide training, support and job skills development to low-income women experiencing barriers to employment.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo review and enhance the volunteer program for Word on the Street, downtown Toronto's book and magazine street festival. A new program will offer a range of experiences that will help engage and retain volunteers and ultimately contribute towards the festival's success.
$65,500 over 36 monthsTo enhance and expand cricket and health-related programs for the Toronto community, increasing the number of youth, adults and senior participants from 160 to 500.
$127,500 over 36 monthsTo support dance education opportunities for high school students, teachers, and artists in the Toronto dance community. This will help develop an expanded dance audience and a vibrant dance community.
$47,300 over 12 monthsTo develop and improve the communications infrastructure that will better engage members and effectively reach out to Toronto's diverse communities, especially in the inner suburbs, as part of the organization's mandate to promote a greener Toronto.
$200,000 over 24 monthsTo launch a new engagement and accessibility initiative that will make Toronto's TIFF Light Box accessible to all audiences. Project components include hiring staff, purchasing accessibility equipment and film translation and captioning software, conducting best-practices research and implementing a volunteer guide program.
$195,500 over 36 monthsTo implement the Kids' Basics Program, providing over 12,000 children and youth in Toronto with clothes and other basic needs items.
$68,000 over 24 monthsTo purchase musical instruments and support program delivery. This will allow the North York Inter-Community Youth Group to invite more children and youth to join its steel pan programming. Participants gain leadership, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills and enhance their self esteem while learning to play the musical instruments.
$16,600 over 12 monthsTo formalize and strengthen volunteer management of the organization in order to enhance the arts and community programming at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo study the changing health and social needs of Chinese Canadian seniors in Toronto, Peel Region, and York Region. The study will inform Yee Hong's strategic planning process by providing input based on focus groups, qualitative interviews and background research.