March 4, 2015
$363,700 over 60 monthsTo hire two part-time coordinators to expand the program to more sites in Halton and Peel, and to engage over 2,000 children and their families in experiential learning related to healthy nutrition, food preparation and active living. Funds will also be used for program costs so that more groups can participate.
$36,900 over 12 monthsTo develop an educational microsite that will provide online support to families, caregivers and to people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The site will contain information tools, videos, and the ability to access support from a counsellor.
$225,200 over 36 monthsTo hire a program coordinator and art instructors, and to purchase a van to implement Art-on-the-Go. This program will bring visual arts training and experience to over 600 elementary and secondary school students as well as to community groups and community centres each year. Funds will also support a 12-week mentoring and training program for young people to enhance their knowledge, experience and interest in the arts.
$224,000 over 36 monthsTo develop a system where community organizations, funders and collaborative initiatives in Peel are able to share community development information. It will also provide agencies with options around a shared, interactive data system, allowing them to enhance local planning. Funds will be used for salaries and other program costs.
$60,900 over 24 monthsTo increase the confidence and abilities of parents, caregivers and professionals caring for children with behavioural difficulties, by enhancing the "Setting the Stage" program, which is designed to explore proactive coping strategies for carers. Funds will be used to help with key program costs and the salary for a part-time staff.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo ensure that more seniors with developmental disabilities have access to the "New Horizons" program, which provides them with meaningful and inclusive activities. Funds will be used to help with salaries, cooking programs, and music therapy.
$375,000 over 60 monthsTo start an after-school drop-in program for youth ranging from 13 to 18 years of age living in the East Mississauga area. The program will give teens an opportunity to learn life skills and to have a safe place to gather. Funds will be used to help with salaries and program costs.
$168,200 over 24 monthsTo create an innovative program that will enable new Canadians with farming experience or an interest in farming to cultivate opportunities, pathways and skills into farming and Ontario's food sector. This collaborative initiative will use funds to help with salaries, greenhouse renovations, and program and equipment costs.
$21,000 over 12 monthsTo increase artistic programming for, and by, the Muslim community in Mississauga through the introduction of film screening nights, local artist exhibits, and new artistic workshops including Arabic calligraphy, photography, online content creation, and creative writing. Funds will support hiring a coordinator as well as marketing and programming expenses.
$21,400 over 12 monthsTo make wheelchair rugby a more accessible activity for young people with a physical disability in the Halton area. Funds will be used to buy two new sport wheelchairs, equipment, help with venue rentals, and advertising costs.
$300,000 over 36 monthsTo purchase a 26-foot refrigerated truck and hire a driver. The truck will enable the organization to collect and distribute healthy, fresh food to over 90 outreach sites across Halton Region.
$149,600 over 12 monthsTo renovate Grace Place's community kitchen so that it meets current standards and the needs of the many downtown Brampton organizations that use the facility.
$356,000 over 60 monthsTo hire a coordinator to implement the "Restore Program" in Halton. The program will offer a holistic, wrap-around approach to providing care and support to over 1,000 individuals and families in need, using local supports, assets and resources to help people develop healthier lifestyles and overcome poverty barriers.
$7,400 over 12 monthsTo pilot a children's literacy support program, Reading Rocks!, over one year in Halton for young people between the age of six and 12 living in low-income neighbourhoods. Funds will be used to help with program costs, training, location rentals, and salaries for facilitators and research assistants.
$127,100 over 24 monthsTo further develop ElderTalk, a facilitator/peer-led program that will address the urgent issue of mental health and suicide rates among adults over 65 years in Halton. The program will provide a safe environment for seniors to share ideas about aging and daily life. Funds will help with the salary for a Project Facilitator and will also cover some program costs and the purchase of equipment.
$218,000 over 36 monthsTo help with salaries for current and new positions so the organization can expand support services and provide greater access to affordable, transitional housing in Milton. Housing units will increase from three to 10 over the next three years. Funds will also help with program and equipment costs, advertising and some rental costs.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo showcase the diversity and quality of artistic talent in Mississauga at the first MAC Arts Festival in Celebration Square. This free festival will take place in September and will enable multidisciplinary artists to perform or display their work for the community . Funds will be used to help with artists fees.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo support a collaborative initiative focused on resource development in Peel and Halton. Nine community-based organizations will work together with a consulting team to develop and strengthen their respective infrastructures and their capacity to be more financially viable and sustainable. This will result in more knowledge sharing among local agencies and provide fundraising training for participating employees and volunteers.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo support the expansion of a classical musical education program for children living at the Brampton Towers and to create new community connections for their families. Funds will be used to help purchase musical instruments and for marketing and outreach activities.
$14,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to digitize over 12,000 archival items and historical records about the Township of Oakville. This equipment will also help the organization improve data management and record keeping, and make these historical resources more accessible to a variety of users.
$217,500 over 36 monthsTo implement Halton's strategic plan for family engagement in child and youth mental health issues. The Halton Families for Families is a collaborative initiative designed to improve existing family-professional partnerships and provide support to parents, resulting in more positive outcomes for children and youth. Funding will be used to hire a Family Engagement Coordinator, and to help with program and administrative costs.
$155,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator for the Male Ally Network (M.A.N.), a program that aims to engage male youths and men to be active partners in community efforts to end sexual violence against women and children in Halton. Funds will also support community awareness events, education sessions and a train-the-trainer program.
$104,400 over 36 monthsTo hire project assistants, purchase equipment, and run programs that will allow young people to broaden their interest and participate in the art of choral music. Funds will also be used to form a small jazz vocal group within the choir, conduct clinics and workshops, and host an annual choral festival.
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo cover program and equipment rental costs related to hosting a series of fun, age-appropriate and non-competitive multi-sport events for children ages three to 13 in Mississauga, Oakville and Milton. These events will motivate and encourage kids to get active and live a healthy lifestyle.
$173,300 over 36 monthsTo develop an innovative weekly urban arts and recreation program for youth living with mental health issues or facing other challenges. The program will be offered from Nexus Youth Services and other community venues in Mississauga. Funds will be used for a coordinator's salary, urban artist fees and other program expenses.
$80,400 over 24 monthsTo address issues of social isolation through the EASY (Engaging Activities for Senior and Youth) program at this Mississauga community centre. EASY involves a series of inter-generational activities, and funds will be used to hire a part-time Program Coordinator and group facilitators, as well as to purchase program supplies and equipment.
$185,800 over 36 monthsTo help with salaries for an Executive Director and other staff who will enable Studio 89 to develop a new business strategy and become more sustainable. This social enterprise initiative runs a fair trade cafe and Artedemic centre in Mississauga, providing youth with economic, skill building, art resources and entrepreneurial opportunities.
October 30, 2014
$12,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a trailer and camping equipment to provide enhanced recreational activities for local youth.
$80,600 over 24 monthsTo expand bereavement support services for teens and young adults in Peel region, including one-on-one supports and opportunities for participants to connect through various creative activities. Funds will be used for staffing and program costs.
$368,200 over 48 monthsTo hire part-time community development workers to develop and run programs and activities for families in the McHardy/Fair Oaks and the McMurchy communities in Brampton to promote greater community connection and a stronger support system for families. Funds will also be used to purchase an accessible mini-bus to support youth programs around.
$375,000 over 60 monthsTo support various programs and new initiatives that engage all sectors in the city to make Burlington greener and more sustainable. New initiatives include an eco-footprint calculator for citizens, schools, community groups and businesses to understand their current impact on the environment and the piloting of a green infrastructure development project. Funds will be used for staffing and program expenses.
$33,000 over 12 monthsTo produce strategic and business plans to better serve the needs of the Francophone immigrant community in Peel region. The initiative will also include the revision of policies and identification of potential revenue-generating activities.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo install a vertical lift that will make the three levels of the building physically accessible to all. Funds will also be used to make washrooms barrier-free.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo support a pilot project to train deaf youths to become American Sign Language (ASL) hosts in the Halton and Peel regions. This initiative will contribute to increased access to quality information for the deaf community and help address issues of unemployment among deaf youths.
$25,800 over 12 monthsTo introduce this popular fitness and wellness program for girls 12 to 17 in schools in Peel region by providing coordination, producing resources and materials, and providing honorariums for speakers and fitness ambassadors. The program helps girls discover the advantages and the enjoyment that come from taking part in physical activity and develop a lifelong appreciation for living a healthy lifestyle.
$105,100 over 24 monthsTo hire an outreach worker that will effectively engage the community in addressing child weekend hunger and raise the necessary funds to provide the program to 150 children. The worker will expand the program and establish relationships with peer agencies to explore ways to address child hunger and poverty within the Halton community.
$45,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a program director to increase the organization's capacity to develop and deliver age-specific programs to girls aged 7 to 13 in Halton. Funds will also be used to increase programming and reduce the wait list for various activities.
$149,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time coordinator to develop an inclusive, comprehensive, community-based Halton Drug Strategy complete with recommendations on what can be done to minimize the harms associated with substance use in the region. Funds will also be used for program expenses.
$170,900 over 34 monthsTo enhance the reach and impact of Halton Green Screens (HGS) through a number of avenues including a public series, school-based program, family-friendly outdoor nights, and screenings to specific groups in order to raise the level of community awareness and action on pressing environmental issues. Funding will be used for staffing and program costs.
$170,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a director of communications and development to create and implement a fundraising plan and manage marketing and communications initiatives. This will enable the organization to leverage support for its programs with additional funds as well as increase the recognition of the program within the community.
$137,100 over 24 monthsTo support the work of this gymnastics club to pilot a unique recreational program for men with Autism, in partnership with Community Living North Halton, by carrying out renovations that will make the centre fully accessible and providing skilled support staff.
$81,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a volunteer coordinator and create volunteer training materials. This new volunteer program will benefit the 800+ older adult members of this centre in Halton Hills, as well as other community members, including isolated adults and members of diverse communities.
$97,300 over 24 monthsTo hire a program manager to expand a free after-school mentoring program in Peel region. The program will match 700 youth in grades 7 and 8 with trained mentors in a 12-week program that aims to empower participants to believe in themselves and reach their full potential.
$80,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the safety and functionality of the kitchen and replace the roof over Marion Hall which can accommodate groups of up to 100 people.
$223,200 over 48 monthsTo support the salary of the manager at 'The Journey,' a neighborhood community centre serving the Ardglen Orenda area in Brampton. Funds will also be used to increase the amount of programming offered at the centre.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo expand the festival to a two-day semi-annual event in 2015. The event will bring world class cinema, art and cultural activities to downtown Oakville.
$74,900 over 12 monthsTo renovate this local museum to better transmit the passion and appreciation for First World War aviation history in time for the centennial celebrations. Renovations will allow the museum to accommodate more visitors and improve the museum layout and design.
$222,800 over 36 monthsTo teach entrepreneurial skills to 300 to 375 Halton-Peel Francophone high school students aged 15 to 21, with the help of mentors and networking sessions. Students will develop their creativity, autonomy, self-confidence, sense of responsibility and leadership. Funds will be used for staff and program expenses.
$145,100 over 36 monthsTo hire part-time staff to help operate and grow a popular community festival, the Mississauga Ribfest. Funds will also support a sponsorship audit, a revenue strategy plan, and the introduction a Sing-fest, new food/beverage programs, and the "greening" of the event.
$113,200 over 12 monthsTo install a commercial kitchen and hall door which will create a room separate from the hallway in this well-used community facility.
$55,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time administrator to manage memberships and registration of current and new programs for the club's almost 600 members. Funds will also be used to translate materials into other languages.
$95,000 over 36 monthsTo hire an executive director to manage both the administrative and artistic direction for the organization. Funds will also be used to allow more youth to participate in the free after-school drama program that helps raise self-esteem for youth who are at risk.
$36,300 over 12 monthsTo produce videos and webisodes about the lived history and heritage of the Black community in Burlington. They will be used for community outreach and educational sessions, in social media, and during Black History Month celebrations in order to create awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Black culture and history in the city.
$98,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a marketing adviser to increase participation and audience engagement at the Oakville Drama Series held each year in downtown Oakville.
$82,700 over 12 monthsTo provide supports to this community orchestra and its youth counterpart, the Rosebuds, by hiring professional staff to market and increase the effectiveness of this vibrant, performing arts organization in Brampton. Funds will also go towards music equipment and music library purchases.
$109,400 over 24 monthsTo implement a Play Intervention program that will help improve cognitive functioning of seniors with dementia, as well as to develop training, support guides and videos for caregivers and organizations serving seniors in Halton-Peel.
June 26, 2014
$48,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase floor hockey and volleyball equipment, bicycles, canoes, tents, snowshoes and GPS radios. This equipment will allow cadets to participate in more recreational activities and programs that promote healthy living and develop responsible leadership skills.
$300,000 over 48 monthsTo expand the range of mentoring programs offered to marginalized youth. The organization will use a youth engagement model and adapt current mentoring models and practices to meet the needs of these youth.
$16,000 over 12 monthsTo complete website upgrades that will improve registration and organize referee schedules for this volunteer-run Brampton sports organization that serves over 2,100 members.
$45,700 over 12 monthsTo install modern dimmer lights in this community theatre. It will greatly improve overall production values and facilitate the work of the theatre volunteers.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase three new sailboats to be used by youth ages 8 to 14 in the club's beginner level Sail Club program. This will allow more youth to participate in active recreational activities.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo cover venue and marketing costs for the Canadian Chopin Festival taking place October 17 to 26, 2014. The festival features performances and workshops to celebrate the works of composer Frederick Chopin. Canadian pianists and educators will volunteer their time as presenters and performers, for the benefit of music-loving audiences and young music students.
$202,300 over 30 monthsTo hire a business development manager to implement a new business strategy that will expand the market potential of Mississauga Packaging & Assembly, a social-purpose enterprise that provides a positive working environment and develops the skills and capacities of over 50 individuals with an intellectual disability.
$47,400 over 36 monthsTo support the development of a Self Advocates Group for individuals with a developmental disability. Participants will be provided with a space for social participation and opportunities to build leadership skills, and assume an active voice in decision-making activities. Funds will support the hiring of a part-time coordinator and contribute to program expenses.
$108,100 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to develop and deliver programming in Oakville and Halton that improves the personal wellbeing, leadership, and community engagement of local youth. Funds will be used to promote the program, strengthen the Network’s board of directors, and build partnerships to create more opportunities to engage local youth.
$28,200 over 12 monthsTo produce a business plan and purchase office equipment for a growing social enterprise in Burlington that enhances the ability of Francophone immigrant women to become economically independent by providing training to design, sew and sell African-inspired clothing.
$21,600 over 12 monthsTo develop a strategic plan that will create a clear vision for the organization and help it expand and enhance its role in Mississauga's arts community.
$25,900 over 12 monthsTo install a permanent, low-maintenance cricket pitch at Central Park that will be used by youth and adult recreational leagues. Funds will be used to cover installation costs as well as a storage shed.
$26,900 over 12 monthsTo hire an instructor and purchase folk dancing costumes. Youth participants will learn South Sudanese cultural dances and perform at events throughout Peel.
$15,000 over 6 monthsTo improve this organization's facility in Burlington so that it can be used year-round by clients, volunteers, staff and partner organizations. The energy-efficient renovations include removal of walls, new insulation and lighting.
$101,600 over 24 monthsTo pilot a program that will provide peer supports at the William Osler hospital emergency room for vulnerable individuals experiencing mental health issues and to facilitate a faster and seamless transition from the hospital back into the community. Fund will be used for peer support staff and program costs.
$59,500 over 60 monthsTo cover rental costs to run a seniors program that will allow the South Asian participants to become more independent, have a healthier lifestyle and be able to socialize while learning about what supports are available in Peel Region.
$35,700 over 12 monthsTo upgrade computer equipment at the museum to make it easier for volunteers to preserve unique artifacts and increase the ability of this unique museum to educate the public about Ontario's transportation history.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo support a collaborative capacity-building initiative in Peel and Halton focused on resource development. Six community-based organizations will work with a consulting team to develop and strengthen their respective organizations' infrastructure and capacity to be more financially sustainable.
$15,400 over 12 monthsTo install automatic doors that will improve accessibility and to replace the heating and cooling system of this cultural centre, a popular meeting place for social and recreational events in Mississauga.
$34,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new mats, score clocks and exercise equipment and to train volunteer coaches. This will increase the capacity of Mississauga's only non-profit community wrestling club to respond to the growing demand for high-quality and safe recreational wrestling programs in Peel region.
$69,900 over 12 monthsTo implement weekly wellness support groups that offer a welcoming atmosphere to children, youth and families living in Peel who are potentially at risk for mental health crisis and family dysfunction. Funds will be used to cover staffing and program expenses.
$120,600 over 24 monthsTo expand the after-school treatment program to two new locations in Halton that will help families caring for children living with moderate to severe mental health issues.
$166,800 over 48 monthsTo hire a full-time coordinator who will develop and implement a volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition plan to boost the number of volunteers and improve overall program administration of the club. Funds will also be used to build a meeting and training room.
$169,500 over 24 monthsTo develop a "Garden of the Senses" within the village’s Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden. The sensory garden will allow individuals of all ages and abilities to enjoy the therapeutic value of horticulture, build a connection to the area's cultural heritage and enjoy active living activities. Funds will support project management and an education and interpretive program for children and adult visitors.
$87,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the centre’s second floor attic space for use as a shared office and activity area for community groups including youth-serving and youth-run organizations in North Oakville.
$134,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time director and a program coordinator to deliver and expand a range of community environmental programs including school-yard naturalization, a school-based education program, tree-planting, trail walks, and forest tours. Funds will also be used to strengthen volunteer involvement, community partnerships, and membership development.
$199,400 over 24 monthsTo renovate a facility that will serve as a food bank in Malton for marginalized families and individuals at risk. Funds will be used to make the facility more efficient and to hire a food bank coordinator.
$31,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase cross-country skis, snowshoes and bicycles that will allow cadets to participate in more recreational activities, and programs that promote healthy living and develop responsible leadership.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase database software to improve client and service delivery tracking and help this Peel-based organization to be more efficient in providing support, education and counseling for pregnant and parenting youths.
$82,000 over 24 monthsTo purchase boating equipment including canoes and paddle boards. This will improve access, safety and participation of youth, adults, seniors and people with disabilities in the sport of paddling. Funds will also be used to expand programming, including 'Paddle All,' an outrigger canoe program for people with disabilities.