Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming
March 4, 2015
$54,300 over 12 monthsTo install a new energy efficient heating and air conditioning system, upgrade electrical wiring and cooking appliances, and install a new kitchen ventilation hood. These renovations will provide area residents with a more comfortable, energy efficient, environment for sport and recreational activities.
$159,300 over 24 monthsTo upgrade the Blue Sky Region Community Network member libraries' information technology systems. A technology trainer will be hired to deliver a series of hands-on learning workshops to local seniors, youth and others that will support learners' participation in social and economic activities. Library staff and volunteers will also be trained to ensure the program's long-term sustainability.
$67,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase a portable sprint floor, parallel and single bars, rails, landing mats, a tumbler track and a kindergym centre. The new equipment will enable the club to expand by offering a summer program, invitational tournaments and increase participation levels for those with a physical disability or economic barrier.
$39,900 over 12 monthsTo replace the existing light system at the Armour, Ryerson and Burk's Falls Arena with LED lighting. This will improve energy efficiency and reduce costs over the life of the equipment.
$169,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a Sports Council Coordinator to broaden sport council membership, increase physical literacy in the community, provide training to volunteers and coaches, promote Huntsville as a sports tourism destination, and help to secure more provincial and national sporting events.
$10,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase a band shelter that will provide better protection for performers and their equipment during summer events and fundraisers held by the municipality, its committees and community groups.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo replace flooring, paint the interior and shelving; fix leaks, replace moldy insulation in the basement, repair the accessible entranceway and install a canopy to the Parry Sound Library. These renovations will make the library a safer, more comfortable facility for staff and members of the community.
$43,700 over 12 monthsTo enhance summer usage of the outdoor rink facility and increase youth activity levels by installing skate park equipment at the facility, and to install basketball equipment at the adjacent paved tennis court area.
$369,900 over 60 monthsTo hire a Program Coordinator who will work with a community-based advisory committee to offer multi-tiered programs for people living in poverty. The goal of these programs will be to help remove barriers, as well as promote and increase more social and economic participation in the community.
$150,000 over 12 months
to create a community cultural/healing centre by renovating a former Indian day school. First Nations residents will benefit from a central location to reconnect and focus on language and culture as a way to help with the community's healing and wellness.
October 30, 2014
$57,500 over 24 monthsTo enhance community food security for those most in need by providing cooking skills training and education to over 1,100 youth and seniors through 140 community kitchen sessions. Project partners will also provide specialized workshops on such topics as gardening and preserving.
$13,700 over 12 monthsTo install insulation under the floor to improve humidity and temperature control in the museum. This will enhance the preservation of artifacts, reduce energy consumption and improve comfort for visitors, volunteers and staff.
$360,000 over 60 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to host and support the North Bay Urban Aboriginal Strategy Project, an initiative to develop the capacity of urban Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal and non-aboriginal community members will gain knowledge of, respect for, and access to diverse Aboriginal cultures and practices. Using traditional methods, mentoring and online networks, knowledge will be shared with the local community, sister urban Aboriginal communities and others across Ontario.
$63,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase ski racing equipment such as gates, timing equipment, fencing and ski tuning equipment that will enable the club's competitive team to train and host races at Mt. Antoine in Mattawa.
$71,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to implement a project called "Art, Myth and Memory." Through a series of arts-based workshops and festivals, local English, French and Anishnabe peoples will come together to recognize and celebrate their peoples' historical contribution and significance to the area.
$15,500 over 12 monthsTo increase the quality and safety of the Hoist Room Fitness Centre by replacing worn out cardio machines with a new treadmill, rowing machine and digital scale, and by installing new non-slip rubber flooring. The renovated centre will provide a safer facility for users and help to attract new members.
$11,900 over 12 monthsTo replace the worn asphalt shingles with a new metal roof at the Englehart Public Library, enhancing the safety of patrons, improving energy efficiency and prolonging the life of the building.
June 26, 2014
$62,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the ball field by leveling and grading the infield and outfield, installing a drainage system and reseeding the field. This will make the ball field usable again so that new ball programs can be offered to people of all ages.
$116,500 over 24 monthsTo support the cost of rent and administration for a Small Business Incubator Centre in downtown North Bay. Serving 23 new businesses, this incubator will focus on newcomers, young entrepreneurs, women, and Aboriginal peoples.
$14,600 over 12 monthsTo install a new entrance with automatic door openers, new insulation and siding. These renovations will increase the comfort level for all visitors to this well-used community space where citizens of all ages and abilities can participate in a variety of recreational and social activities.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a four-station multi-gym system at the Fitness Centre. Funds will also be used to purchase two indoor cycles, a seated elliptical trainer, a summit trainer, free weights, a punching bag and stand, rubber floor mats and accessory items. The new equipment in a high-quality and safe environment will encourage more people to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
$51,400 over 12 monthsTo install an innovative water treatment system for the ice plant that will use considerably less energy and make better-quality ice more quickly at the Humphrey Arena and Community Centre. Funds will also be used to install energy-efficient lighting and a new sound system. The costs savings will help the municipality continue to offer a wide variety of sport, recreation and social activities.