March 6, 2014
$16,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a portable sound system and recording unit so that this longstanding community chorus in Milton can improve its skills and performances.
$81,000 over 36 monthsTo expand a variety of after-school, summer camp and workshop programs in music, drama, dance and visual arts offered in several Oakville and Burlington locations to children ages 7 to 11 of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
$74,400 over 12 monthsTo undertake a pilot project to provide newcomers working in low-paying "survival jobs" with increased understanding of health and safety issues and their rights as employees. Funds will be used to hire an occupational community worker, and for program design and community outreach costs.
$207,000 over 36 monthsTo hire part-time staff to coordinate a leadership conference and in-school programming to promote greater social awareness, community philanthropy and civic engagement among Burlington youth. Funds will also support conference-related expenses to engage more than 700 youth directly and another 5,000 students through social media.
$100,800 over 12 monthsTo purchase soccer nets to create smaller teams for youth under the age of 12, as part of the Ontario Soccer Association's Long term Player Development Model. Funds will also be used to give coaches the tools and training to better develop players while respecting their physical, mental and emotional growth as athletes.
$152,500 over 36 monthsTo hire an operations manager and set up office space to support the growth of this award-winning festival that provides a quality and accessible cultural experience to more than 200,000 people each year.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator and provide IT/social media support to implement the Charity Challenge initiative, designed to increase awareness, partnership, attendance and revenue for this growing multicultural festival in Mississauga. Funds will also support the purchase of promotional kits, small flag and signage to celebrate the various cultures that participate.
$214,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to help run programs at the Good Food Brampton Community Kitchen. Women, youth, seniors, and low income individuals will boost their knowledge of food and nutrition as well as develop food preparation skills. Funds will also contribute to program and operational expenses, signage and outdoor furniture.
$22,100 over 12 monthsTo renovate the washrooms and make accessible the front entrance of this organization's Brampton building. This work will help make the facility's community space safe and accessible, allowing the group to host more community events.
$144,300 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to continue to advance the work of the Halton Non-profit Network to grow the capacity of local community organizations. Funding will also support peer-to-peer learning sessions and the provision of an affordable and accessible model of professional support to local not-for-profits.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a consultant to engage families, caregivers, community service organizations and other stakeholders to explore strategies and alternative ways to address the housing needs of young adults with a developmental disability now and in the years to come.
$51,000 over 12 monthsTo help the organization develop a clear understanding of how to transition from a traditional food bank to a community food centre. The model will integrate programs of food access, foods skills development and education and address issues of hunger, poverty and food health. Funds will be used to hire a facilitator and cover administrative costs.
$215,000 over 36 monthsTo hire volunteer and outreach education coordinators to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the South Asian community in Peel requiring palliative care supports and services. Funds will also be used to host an annual community forum on cultural considerations for end-of-life care.
$217,000 over 36 monthsTo replicate the Homeward Bound Program in Halton, which will help homeless or struggling single mothers become self-sufficient and gainfully employed. Funds will also help increase organizational capacity to grow the HomeFirst transitional housing program for single parent families, and increase capacity for revenue generation.
$121,900 over 24 monthsTo help strengthen the capacity and sustainability of the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse and ensure a focused and timely execution of a strategic plan. Funding will support staff, marketing and program costs.
$240,400 over 36 monthsTo increase the availability of fresh culturally-diverse and locally-grown produce in Halton-Peel and build the capacity of a Francophone agro-food social enterprise. Funds will also support visits from local students and the creation of community kitchen and food processing space.
$47,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase timing equipment and portable scoreboards that will improve the quality of swim development programs offered to able-bodied and para swimmers at the Glen Forest pool in Mississauga.
$41,600 over 36 monthsTo hire staff and support programming costs to operate the Meadowvale Neighbours’ Café which builds supportive relationships among neighbours and reduces isolation for community members dealing with unemployment, disability and other issues.
$56,000 over 12 monthsTo amalgamate two long-established youth orchestras into a new and stronger organization. Funds will support legal, professional and management costs, the purchase of new musical scores as well as the promotion of the new entity as the Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra.
$140,000 over 36 monthsTo introduce a number of activities and programs, including age-specific training, a summer development program, female referee development, and 'Twister Day' to attract and retain players to the North Halton Twisters team. Funds will also be used to hire a part-time administrator.
$216,400 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator and program assistant to sensitize residents in Halton and Peel to the threat of invasive species and to undertake action to help reduce their spread. Funds will also support information sessions and community outreach events and activities.
$170,000 over 12 monthsTo create an accessible and affordable gymnasium for the Mississauga Francophone community experiencing chronic health issues. A project coordinator will also be hired to ensure success of the initiative.
$55,200 over 36 monthsTo purchase instruments and hire instructors for a traditional and contemporary music program for Tamil youth in Peel Region.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the kitchen, kitchenette and community hall of this local meeting space, the site of many community activities addressing issues of hunger, isolation and disengagement of some of Acton's community members.
$73,400 over 12 monthsTo hire a business developer to generate new manufacturing clients that will help grow the organization's work-site social enterprise and training program which supports individuals facing mental health challenges. Funds will also be used to enhance the website and develop promotional materials.
$103,300 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to implement an adult literacy outreach initiative in Peel Region in order to increase awareness and participation in local literacy programs. Funding will also support volunteer involvement and the launch of an adult literacy community event.
$157,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to engage local residents, students and community partners to help protect, restore and enhance the natural environment in the new subdivisions of South Fields and Valleywood in the Town of Caledon. Funds will be used for workshops, mural and rain barrel creation, promotion and interpretive signage, as well as planting and building of habitat structures.
$30,000 over 15 monthsTo hire a part-time program coordinator to grow and manage a program for children, teens and adults in the community, including new digital arts classes and sessions with "celebrity artists." Funds will also support the planning and execution of the organization's 50th anniversary celebration.
$241,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator for the Enabling Garden program at Riverwood Park in Mississauga. The program will engage individuals with developmental and other special needs to undertake a variety of outdoor activities to help them feel connected to nature and an improved sense of well-being. Funds will also be used to install accessible aggregate planters and shade structures for this fully-accessible 1,300 square foot garden.
$67,800 over 12 monthsTo run weekly workshops for women aged 50-plus designed to help them recognize their own strengths and abilities, learn about new issues and, in the process, reduce their social isolation.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo implement the Youth Arts Initiative, a 14-week program to help Brampton youth ages 16 to 24 facing multiple challenges to develop their artistic talents and enhance their understanding of the business side of the arts. Funds will support staffing and program and administration costs.
October 31, 2013
$11,400 over 36 monthsTo promote a new 10-week skating program and support promotional activities for the organization's 50th Anniversary.
$138,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to develop new resources for older adults of diverse backgrounds who are at risk of dementia in North Halton.
$198,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a diversity outreach coordinator to develop and deliver the Adventure Canada Club program that provides mentoring for youth. Funding will also support the recruitment of mentors and volunteers from the diverse community of Halton to provide support and guidance to newcomer participants as they adjust to a new culture and surroundings.
$25,000 over 3 monthsTo support the organization's program review and planning process in order to enhance its capacity to deliver programs and services for children and youth. Funding will support consulting services, staff support, and research and consultation activities.
$28,400 over 12 monthsTo provide First Aid/CPR training to 200 low-income high school students and babysitting training to 100 low-income youth aged 11 to 15 to help broaden their prospects for future education and employment.
$35,500 over 12 monthsTo hold capacity-building and governance workshops for board members and volunteers. Funding will also be used to develop human resources and policy and procedures manuals, and buy computer equipment and accounting software.
$28,000 over 12 monthsTo install new flooring in a recreation room and four classrooms at this popular inter-generational meeting hub serving seniors and the Chinese community. The renovations will improve safety and expand the recreational uses of the classrooms.
$102,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a part-time community outreach worker to recruit and train volunteers, organize workshops and school presentations, and host cultural events in Halton, Peel and Orangeville. Funds would also support promotional materials, computer and office equipment and educational kits.
$37,200 over 12 monthsTo buy sports equipment for a new novice sledge hockey program, multi-sport equipment for new programming in Mississauga and Oakville, throwing chairs for track and field, and three adjustable wheelchairs for the basketball program. The new equipment will allow more potential members to participate.
$120,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the ReStore to increase its revenue generating potential and to provide a safer working environment for staff and volunteers. Funding will also cover upgrades to the heating and cooling system, sprinkler and storage systems, as well as improvements to the meeting and training room.
$181,500 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to develop the Halton Food Network and implement the vision of the Halton Food Charter for a sustainable food system that benefits both the community and the environment. Funding will also support networking, communication, and learning events to increase awareness of local food initiatives and food-related issues.
$180,000 over 30 monthsTo implement the organization's visioning and restructuring process that will enhance its viability and capacity to better meet the needs of Halton residents. Funding will support the hiring of external expertise in organizational audit, planning, communications, and stakeholder management.
$138,400 over 24 monthsTo add three new packing sites and automate administrative functions so that the food bank can transition to a community-based program. Funds will support staffing costs for a software developer, volunteer coordinator and program manager.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo hire consulting expertise to develop a business and marketing plan to maximize the potential of the organization's interpretation and translation services. This social enterprise provides work experience and income opportunities to newcomers.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo support the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable to help organizations, groups and businesses become inclusive of all forms of diversity in their practices, policies and services. Funding will support staffing and the development of communication resources, a website and shared learning opportunities.
$286,700 over 48 monthsTo establish and implement a region-wide elder abuse protocol and crisis response program, strengthen organizational membership, and increase community awareness on the issue of elder abuse. Funding for the Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network will support the hiring of network coordinators, planning activity, training and resource materials.
$215,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to implement the "Celebrating Mississauga's Unique Cultural Heritage" project. The initiative will include a film series, a series of vignettes, informational booklets on aspects of the city’s heritage, and a Cultural Heritage Guide.
$360,200 over 60 monthsTo develop and offer parenting programs online. Funding will support staffing and web improvements. This will allow the organization to meet the growing need for flexibility and alternative choices for parents.
$218,400 over 36 monthsTo develop an innovative Labour Market Information web portal for the region that incorporates best practices, simplified information, and data analysis that will help job seekers, employers and training organizations make informed decisions. Funding will support staffing needs as well as web and social media expertise to ensure the data collected is local, timely, simplified and accessible.
$15,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase CPR mannequins, car seat training equipment and other materials so paramedics can provide free CPR training and Car Seat Clinics to the community.
$143,300 over 36 monthsTo support the work of committed parents, caregivers and service providers to increase awareness and reduce the stigma associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD), by hiring a project coordinator and providing program supports to create integrated education, assessment and prevention FASD strategies.
$44,600 over 12 monthsTo establish a new ringette equipment lending program so new players aged 5 to 9 can try the sport. Funds will also be used for promotional materials and a referee training program.
$132,000 over 12 monthsTo establish the Red Door Gallery, a visual arts hub in Georgetown, by renovating an underused section of the Legion. The gallery will provide visual artists of Halton Hills with a space to display and sell their creations, offer classes and mentorship programs, and provide meeting space for the whole community. Washrooms will also be upgraded.
$212,300 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to develop a volunteer and peer mentorship initiative for individuals living with mental health issues. Clients will be paired with trained community volunteers to accompany them to social and recreational activities. This will enhance the quality of life of many clients.
$107,800 over 24 monthsTo support teacher salaries, rent and transportation costs, allowing the organization to continue to provide a broad variety of steel band percussion programs in Brampton.
$364,300 over 60 monthsTo support a project manager that will work with parents, children and community organizations in Halton and help them embed the Development Asset framework into their daily lives and work. The Framework identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships and behaviours that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults.
$127,000 over 12 monthsTo maintain optimal ice safety and environmental standards at this popular sport and social facility by replacing aging equipment with energy-efficient heaters and a dehumidifier.
$8,400 over 12 monthsTo develop a strategic plan and train volunteers and staff in the areas of board development and marketing.
$9,800 over 12 monthsTo offer educational visits to the One Room Schoolhouse in Oakville to Grade 3 students in Halton. Students will learn about the agricultural heritage of North Oakville and surrounding areas. Funding will support staffing and programming costs.
June 27, 2013
$140,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a part-time coordinator to increase the organization's capacity to deliver its bereavement support program in the Halton area. Funding will also support the lending library, recruitment and training of new volunteers, and the revision of the bereavement support group manual.
$63,500 over 12 monthsTo install a sports floor to be used for indoor sports and recreational activities and to support youth programs at this community facility.
$74,300 over 36 monthsTo implement a support and education program providing information and personal supports around risk reduction, early diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers to Burlington and surrounding communities. Funds will support a part-time outreach coordinator who will develop the program content.
$17,000 over 12 monthsTo hire an administrative assistant to enhance the operation and management of the club's basketball program for children and youth. Funding will also support the purchase of shot clocks and promotional activities.
$38,300 over 12 monthsTo install a storage unit, new flooring and provide programming equipment that will allow this Burlington organization to offer more recreational and stress reduction classes at no cost to individuals battling eating disorders.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate and equip an indoor facility that will allow the Mississauga club to offer year-round programming opportunities to its 4,000 members of all ages. Funding will support general renovations and the development of two indoor soccer fields that will provide a safe surface for indoor play for recreational and competitive players of all ages.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo provide programming at the Community Learning Kitchen in Mississauga that will help low-income individuals improve cooking skills and healthy eating habits and give them the necessary skills to prepare healthy meals and live healthier lifestyles.
$209,300 over 48 monthsTo fund staffing and expenses to present the "Thinking about Epilepsy" education program to grade five students and teachers across Halton and Peel. Presented by trained volunteers, the program promotes tolerance and acceptance of people with epilepsy and reinforces the idea that epilepsy does not have to stand in the way of achievement.
$209,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator and cover program costs to help establish an institute that will allow agencies to work in a coordinated manner around the needs of survivors of violence in Peel Region. The Institute for Excellence on Violence will serve as a centralized place of databases and evidence-based research for agencies working with victims of violence.
$192,900 over 24 monthsTo hire a store manager for a second ReStore location in the Dundas/Highway 403 area of Mississauga. Revenues from the retail operation will be used to help break the cycle of poverty by building new, affordable homes and promoting home ownership.
$184,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a community worker for the "Voices for Change Halton" initiative that will engage people with low incomes in outreach and awareness-raising activities and encourage them to actively participate in local poverty and social justice issues.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo develop a fully-integrated swim training program for children and youth with a physical disability to increase participation in the sport and promote the benefits of physical activity. Funding will support staffing, coordination, promotion and the purchase of accessibility equipment.
$54,000 over 36 monthsTo support the Oakville Jiu-Jiu Senior Association to develop healthy living programs and activities to older adults of Chinese background and encourage greater participation in community life. Funding will support program delivery, coordination, and rental costs.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a program coordinator and executive director to support the growth of the culinary community program for youth, seniors and families with limited culinary skills. Experienced chefs will work with participants in Halton and Peel to prepare meals that will improve their overall health and well-being.
$86,300 over 12 monthsTo develop workshops and training materials to help newcomers in Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington and Oakville be more strategic in choosing their volunteer activities. Service providers will be receiving separate customized training. A one-day fair will be held to offer volunteer opportunities to participants.
$116,800 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of life of many individuals living with Type 1 diabetes and other health issues and to provide supports to the family members who care for them by launching the Diabetic Dog Guide program in Canada. Funds will be used to expand the Oakville training facility and hire a trainer.
$51,800 over 24 monthsTo support staffing costs to formalize and strengthen how volunteers are managed by this Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel and to complete policy and procedure manuals
$110,800 over 12 monthsTo purchase gymnastics equipment and create a safe viewing area for the community. The funding will allow for safe and quality programs for the growing community of Milton.
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo lease a common storage facility for the League's four member associations to consolidate all equipment under one roof for improved monitoring and maintenance. The facility will also provide a small office for volunteers.
$16,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase musical instruments and provide administrative support that will enable this group to expand its music training program for children and youth living at The Towers in Brampton. The program will help create a sense of community and belonging for many newcomer families living in these apartment buildings.
$80,500 over 12 monthsTo resurface the tennis courts and carry out needed renovations to the aging facility. This will enhance the quality of play and improve the safety of tennis and other programs hosted at this facility.
$103,200 over 36 monthsTo hire a part time coordinator to organize volunteers to run a range of recreational programming for isolated Senior Tamils in Peel that will improve their physical and social well-being. Funding will also support the cost to rent the space for these indoor and outdoor activities to take place.
$10,500 over 12 monthsTo raise awareness of the Slovak culture in Canada and Peel region by showcasing Slovak artists at a fall cultural celebration at Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga. Funding will be used to cover the costs of the venue and promotional materials.
$133,900 over 24 monthsTo offer the Rotary Club's Camp Enterprise training program to hundreds of students in two high schools in Malton. The program will develop business and other life skills and will encourage the youth to engage in community volunteer activities. Funds will support staff and administration costs.
$61,800 over 36 monthsTo support staffing, equipment and volunteer costs associated with launching a grassroots cricket training program in at least 15 middle and high schools across Peel Region.
$174,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to build and support the volunteer infrastructure and capacity of local arts and culture organizations. Funding will also support volunteer training, development and related administration.