$219,100 over 60 monthsTo provide art-based activities to residents of the Villaways neighbourhood at Leslie and Sheppard in Toronto, a public housing community slated for revitalization. Arts will be used to help residents process their thoughts and feelings about the displacement and revitalization process. Funding will support staffing and artists fees, program expenses and evaluation, and creation of a model for other areas undergoing revitalization.
$124,900 over 24 monthsTo conduct a needs assessment and program evaluation for this west-end Toronto organization that helps youth, newcomers, parents, seniors, women experiencing abuse, volunteers and students achieve their full potential.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo install an elevator and renovate this group's new location to include rehearsal/performance space, a recording booth, kitchenette, offices and a storage room. This will support the continued work of creative music artists in Toronto.
$271,400 over 36 monthsTo hire a manager for the Social Enterprise Innovation Centre to oversee the financial sustainability of four operations: a restaurant, recording studio, design studio and the Green Living Showroom. Up to 500 youth will participate in various training programs and 600 Toronto residents, business owners and organizations will take part in the green living educational activities. Funds will also support renovations.
$152,400 over 36 monthsTo offer a youth development program, a physical fitness program for girls and women, and settlement support for families. These programs will benefit hundreds of children, youth and families in Toronto's Rexdale community.
$310,000 over 36 monthsTo develop infrastructure to establish the Toronto Media Arts Cluster into its new home in Toronto's Queen West arts district. It will house multiple exhibition spaces, production facilities, workshops, archives and office space for six artist-run-centre members and other arts organizations The facility will contain new collectively-managed facilities, a small theatre, studio apartments for visiting artists, classrooms and meeting spaces.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo provide young Toronto Muslim women with leadership skills and empower them to develop their own responses to family violence, forced marriage and honour crimes. Convened conversations and a forum will be held, and principles, promising practices and protocols developed, and educational materials created to help service providers respond in a more holistic manner.
$148,900 over 36 monthsTo support the Increasing Public Access to Nature Through Birds initiative, which promotes awareness and appreciation of Toronto’s urban biodiversity and engages the community in a variety of bird monitoring projects that will help city-dwellers to connect with nature, and promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of Toronto's natural environment.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo support three new programs to enhance the life of hundreds of youth in the Albion Hills neighbourhood of Toronto. The Youth Diversion-To-Leadership Program, the Youth Social/Recreational Program and the Youth Artistic/Creative Arts Program will be open to youth ages 13 to 18. Funds will help cover staffing and program costs such as art supplies, guest speakers and sport equipment.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo support the program Raising Sexually Healthy Children within five African Canadian communities across Toronto. It will use a peer-led train-the-trainer model to engage parents and caregivers, increasing their awareness about the importance of sharing factual information about sexual health with their children and equipping them with specific communication and facilitation skills.