Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming
March 7, 2013
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo install a steel roof at this valuable community centre space. Renovations will help to ensure the building is able to continue to support this small community's recreation and social activities for many more years.
$29,900 over 12 monthsTo develop and deliver a series of information sessions to enhance the technological literacy of library volunteers, staff and users, including youth and seniors. These workshops will enable all to make better use of technology and the modern resources available to them.
$408,000 over 36 monthsTo build organizational partnerships and regional hubs for business skills training and mentorship programs for artists, organizations and creative enterprises in Kingston, Guelph, Nipissing, Huntsville, Sudbury and Greater Toronto.
$39,300 over 12 monthsTo improve accessibility to the Welcome Centre, which houses a library, a theatre, a visitor centre and municipal offices. New doors, automatic door openers and a fully accessible unisex/family washroom will be installed at ground level. Renovations will ensure that all residents, regardless of age or ability, are able to make better use of the programs and services.
$72,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a business coach to provide dedicated, in-depth business growth and business turnaround coaching services to small- and medium-sized entreprises in Muskoka. The development of a succession of business programs will support entrepreneurs through a continuum of programming and enhance their ability to grow and succeed.
$33,200 over 12 monthsTo hire a coordinator to establish a standard monitoring program for conservation and nature reserve properties under its protection. This will help to ensure the organization is able to meet its legal and moral obligations to monitor, document and protect the properties' conservation status.
$41,200 over 12 monthsTo replace outdated and unsafe playground equipment at the Teck Prospect Park and install two shade pavillions. New, modern equipment will provide children and their families with recreational opportunities for many years .
$19,900 over 12 monthsTo install new playground equipment and bicycle racks at the Bass Lake Public Beach. This new equipment will provide more recreational opportunities for young children and their families.
$47,300 over 12 monthsTo replace outdated and unsafe playground equipment at the Eagle Lake Narrows Beach. New playground equipment, benches and garbage cans will ensure children of full-time residents and visitors will have access to safe, modern playground equipment.
$80,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a project staff person to build the capacity of the West Nipissing area's agriculture sector and enhance collaboration within it. Through formal networking and learning events, more people will become aware of the availability of local agricultural products and services and the benefits of supporting each other.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the electric heating and air conditioning unit with a new high-efficiency geothermal HVAC system. The new unit will reduce energy costs and better safeguard the museum's artifact collection.
November 1, 2012
$8,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase canoes, safety equipment and a trailer to transport the canoes. This new equipment will help to support the programming needs of a young and growing membership.
$96,700 over 12 monthsTo hire a full-time manager and to lease space to house the organization's administrative services and client-based programs. A new website, shelving, display units and lighting will help the organization continue to provide support services and employment programs for a growing number of people diagnosed with mental illness in North Bay and area.
$58,100 over 12 monthsTo hire a full-time executive director/caseworker and a management consultant to work with the board and the community. They will carry out a newly developed strategic plan, including strengthening board governance. This will help build the organization's capacity to continue to deliver quality programming for local youth.
$13,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase chairs, a television, a WII games system, a stand up freezer and dishes. The Club's facilities will be better equipped for the benefit of its members and other users during community gatherings and events, and programming will be enhanced.
$40,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase folding chairs and chair clips, tables, picnic tables and a storage trailer for use by the Agricultural Society and other community groups. This equipment will help to ensure that organizations are better able to host special events and comfortably accommodate those who attend them.
$92,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a research team who will carry out a community-based research and social-action project to address racism. This will increase cross-cultural awareness, promote respect for Aboriginal culture and boost economic, social and educational opportunities for all members of the community.
$118,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a project manager to convene local food stakeholders, develop a local food charter and deliver events and programs to promote the availability of local food. These will increase public awareness of local farm and culinary capacities, resulting in increased local food distribution and consumption across the Muskoka and Parry Sound districts.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo improve ice conditions by installing a steel roof over top of the ice area. This will help to ensure the sport of curling continues to be available to local community members of all ages.
$5,700 over 12 monthsTo replace the aging, unsafe swing set and wave slide in the playground area adjacent to the ball park. This new equipment will ensure children have access to safe, well-maintained playground equipment.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo install a sound attenuation system at the Don Lough Arena in support of the municipality's master improvement plan. This sound system will increase the ability to attract provincial and national signature events, which bring huge economic benefits to the region.
June 28, 2012
$42,700 over 16 monthsTo develop and host a series of French-language, interactive, web-based, self-guided historical and healthy living physical activity tours in Northern Ontario. These tools will promote local history and increase physical fitness among local residents and tourists.
$106,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a special events coordinator and a communications coordinator to boost pride within the Francophone community, facilitate greater collaboration among community members and increase their participation in Francophone activities in North Bay and surrounding areas.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo install a roof over the outdoor rink. This will allow four-season use of the facility, providing more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage in a wider range of sport, recreation and social activities.
$122,700 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the kitchen and canteen areas of the community centre and the sound and projector systems at the theatre located in the Welcome Centre. Funding is also for purchasing sound equipment, event tents, tables, chairs and benches for use at outdoor events and festivals. This will ensure that people of all ages and abilities can continue to participate in cultural and social activities.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new, high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit. This will help the organization reduce its heat and electricity bills so that it can continue to offer a recreation and social gathering space for community groups and citizens of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo hire staff to raise public awareness of the organization and increase knowledge about epilepsy in Cochrane and Timiskaming districts.
$19,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new drag to ensure volunteers will be able to better maintain the organization's 346-km trail system. This will entice its members and a growing number of visitors to continue to participate in snowmobile activities, which contribute to the economy of the communities along the trail system.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo install a pole-mounted LED light system along the trail's stadium area. This will increase programming offered to participants of all ages, but especially youth and beginner skiers by introducing night skiing.
$23,200 over 12 monthsTo improve the municipal beach area by upgrading the washroom facility, the change room and the shelter and installing picnic tables, a bicycle rack, outdoor exercise equipment and a new floating swimming dock. These improvements will provide safer, more usable beach facilities for members of the community of all ages.
$36,000 over 12 monthsTo establish a creativity and exploration hub at the Huntsville Library. Space within the library will be renovated to house a fully equipped and furnished computer area where patrons of all ages and abilities will have access to one-on-one or group lessons to increase their computer knowledge and skills.
$48,900 over 12 monthsTo create a new playground area within the municipality. New playground equipment will be purchased and installed, providing recreation opportunities for children and families not currently available.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo create a new playground area within the municipality. Playground equipment will be purchased and installed. This will provide recreational opportunities for children and their families which are not currently available.
$45,000 over 36 monthsTo increase programs and activities available for Sudbury and Parry Sound districts Aboriginal youth who are at risk in order to support them in making the right choices for a positive lifestyle.