March 1, 2012
$11,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a consultant that will develop an outcomes-based evaluation model so the organization can measure the impacts, benefits and changes experienced by the newcomer clients they serve.
$183,000 over 24 monthsTo support a community undertaking to develop the Alton Village Heritage Square, a gathering place for community celebrations and arts performances, heritage awareness and community engagement. Funding will enable project planning and coordination, and the building of a heritage stone wall, outdoor structures, and sustainable community gardens.
$188,300 over 48 monthsTo support young adults living with autism spectrum disorder to improve their independent living and social skills through a tutoring and mentoring program tailored to their specific needs.
$286,000 over 48 monthsTo create an efficient soup kitchen and food bank facility in downtown Brampton through renovations of a new location and support for operational costs.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo resurface and level six clay courts that are over 20 years old and provide a a better playing experience, especially for seniors and young players.
$106,500 over 36 monthsTo build the capacity of this Mississauga-based organization to hold the very popular Mosaic festival and to support local artists by hiring a part-time executive director and coordinators.
$282,500 over 60 monthsTo provide programming for low-income South Asian seniors that will allow them to become more independent, have a healthier lifestyle and opportunities to socialize while learning about what supports are available in their Brampton communities of Springdale and Bramalea.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo engage Peel Region Francophone children and youth aged 8 to 14 years from various ethnocultural groups in a discussion on family violence and vulnerabilities. The strategies will enhance their quality of life and empower them to deal with these issues in a proactive and safe manner.
$21,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase a portable, inflatable band shell and sturdy metal chairs for performers which will allow the return of classical and jazz music to Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park.
$168,700 over 36 monthsTo strengthen and expand its clothing share, food cupboard and referral programs to hundreds of families in Burlington and beyond. Funds will support facility rental and repair costs and vehicle maintenance.
$361,000 over 60 monthsTo hire a coordinator to support the development of a Sustainability Education Centre at a local farmhouse. Funding will also enable the delivery of programming to diverse youth and the community on the topics of energy conservation, local food, waste reduction and water conservation.
$157,500 over 36 monthsTo engage the diverse faith communities in South Peel and South Halton in greening activities that promote awareness and action on environmental issues. Funding will support a community animator, networking activities and involve young people in environmental activities.
$176,200 over 36 monthsTo support staffing costs to continue a daily breakfast club, expand the Girlz Club programming and start an arts program. This expanded programming will help create a caring, safe and fun place for local youth and support their healthy personal growth.
$234,100 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to engage more volunteers, recruit more leadership volunteers, train facilitators to support families in need and develop strong community relationships in order to continue to provide affordable home ownership opportunities to Brampton residents.
$113,600 over 24 monthsTo build a culture of mentorship in Halton Region, creating Career Coaches Unlimited. This program will provide extensive interactions between mentors and youth and adult students to share and explore workplace challenges and opportunities.
$299,800 over 48 monthsTo decrease isolation and prevent exclusion of marginalized women and youth who are survivors of abuse by offering peer-to-peer support art therapy programming in Mississauga, including painting, drumming, poetry and photography. Peer facilitators will receive facilitation training and local artists will volunteer their time providing the workshops.
$30,800 over 36 monthsTo provide creative learning experiences for children in Milton by partnering with local artists who visit the centre to introduce children to various forms of artistic expression.
$50,300 over 24 monthsTo deliver an after-school basketball program at three Mississauga neighbourhoods: Roche Court, Hurontario/Paisley and Dixie/Bloor. Funds will also continue to build the house league and girls' programs. A part-time coordinator, program equipment, and coaches' training will help increase participation in the sport.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new stage decorations for one of the most popular pavilions at Carassauga, the large annual multicultural event in Mississauga.
$282,000 over 36 monthsTo support the development of a laundromat and cafe social enterprise that will provide employment training opportunities to individuals who have intellectual disability and mental health issues in Peel. Funding will support the renovation of the facility, equipment purchases and start-up costs.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo hire an outreach and volunteer coordinator to encourage Peel families to be aware of and to enroll their children in the Canada Learning Bond, a Registered Education Savings Plan for post-secondary education costs. Enrolling eligible youth in the program may help more lower income families make post secondary schooling a reality for their children.
$19,500 over 12 monthsTo support outdoor athletic events in Halton that build greater environmental awareness and interest in physical activity in the community. Funding will also help the organization build its capacity to fundraise, communicate and track its impact.
$157,000 over 36 monthsTo support promotion, equipment rentals, entertainment and donor development to help establish a new community event, the "Oakville Family Rib-Fest." The event will provide another opportunity for the club to bring the community together and help the club advance its philanthropic activities.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo pilot a collaborative capacity-building initiative in Peel and Halton focused on fundraising and resource development. Six organizations will work together with a consulting team to develop their respective organization’s infrastructure and capacity to be more financially viable and sustainable.
$32,500 over 12 monthsTo resurface the courts in order to improve the safety and quality of play and make the club more attractive to potential new members in the Mississauga community.
$293,300 over 48 monthsTo fund a coordinator and program supports that will lead to the development of a Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrant Seniors in Peel (CASIS). Funding will enable the coalition to implement a five-year strategic plan to strengthen the capacity of the community to welcome and serve immigrant seniors and improve their quality of life.
$164,500 over 12 monthsTo create a centre of operations for St. John Ambulance in the Peel region by facilitating the amalgamation of the Mississauga and Brampton chapter locations to a new facility in north Mississauga. Funds will support facility enhancements that will create an accessible and efficient space.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo hire staff, build a peer support network and a comprehensive on-line resource library, and conduct an awareness campaign that will help improve the quality of life of children and youth living with chronic pain.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo hire an executive director to support organizational development and deliver an integrated music and life skills education program for youth who are at risk in Peel.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a part-time program coordinator to help the organization manage and grow its visual arts classes and workshops for children, teens and adults and to support more art programs at its new satellite location.
$8,700 over 12 monthsTo celebrate the Caribbean cultural heritage at Carabram, an annual, multicultural event in Brampton, through costume and decoration purchase.
$19,000 over 6 monthsTo develop a business plan for the organization's proposed social purpose enterprise, which would provide young women in need with training and employment opportunities to help them seek meaningful work.
$13,300 over 24 monthsTo introduce the public to the work of local and international fibre artists by showcasing their work at free outdoor and indoor venues in Oakville. Funding will also support an interactive website that profiles the artists.
October 27, 2011
$62,500 over 24 monthsTo build the capacity of this youth-led organization to expand its "Speak Up for Change" program and the "Youth Making a Difference" conference in order that youth will become more socially aware and engaged in the Brampton community. Funding will also support staffing and operational expenses to further organizational growth and program delivery.
$299,300 over 48 monthsTo hire a volunteer coordinator who will design, implement and carry out a meaningful and educational volunteer engagement program for the Bramalea and Malton neighbourhoods.
$300,000 over 48 monthsTo hire a coordinator and support the implementation of the "Be the Change" initiative in Peel. The project will enable visible minority youth to take part in decision-making structures and contribute to social change efforts in schools and communities.
$24,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a youth coordinator to conduct workshops and other learning opportunities for students in Peel region to broaden their knowledge of global development issues.
$123,600 over 24 monthsTo create e-learning opportunities for parents and caregivers in the Peel region, providing them with valuable information on a range of child development and early learning topics. This will contribute to the quality of family life and parent/child interactions.
$210,600 over 36 monthsTo create Youth Leadership in Community in Halton, a forum for youth-inspired, youth-led and youth-driven initiatives that will engage them in shaping the vision of their communities.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo increase inclusion by providing support services and building community capacity to meet the needs of people with transgender and gender-variant identities across Peel Region.
$76,100 over 24 monthsTo create an effective volunteer management and outreach plan to support the work of this Brampton-based organization serving the needs of isolated seniors in the community.
$14,200 over 6 monthsTo repair water leaks in order to preserve and maintain this heritage facility in the village of Glen Williams. The hall is used for a variety of community events and activities throughout the year.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and upgrade gymnastic equipment to maintain the safety of all participants and to continue to offer adequate training support to recreational and competitive athletes.
$170,000 over 36 monthsTo support staffing and operating costs for this regional environmental network in order to further build the capacity of member groups. Funds will also facilitate enhanced communication, cooperation, and action towards environmental sustainability in Halton.
$162,500 over 48 monthsTo establish an open and safe meeting place for youths in the Cooksville community in Mississauga. Activities will be offered by collaborating organizations The Dam and MY Games, that will provide social and recreational activities year-round.
$27,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a machine to sanitize club equipment, thereby improving hygiene and safety for young players in the club. Funding will also support operational costs to allow the club to continue to offer low-cost football programming in Mississauga.
$61,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time coordinator to strengthen the organization's capacity to deliver recreational and cultural programs to over 300 seniors.
$21,800 over 24 monthsTo provide yoga and swimming classes to people with multiple sclerosis in the Brampton and Caledon areas, thereby enhancing quality of life.
$98,700 over 12 monthsTo provide a safe, welcoming and more effective space to conduct counselling and other activities for youths with mental disabilities by carrying out renovations to the older section of this Burlington-based centre.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to support the work of the Halton Poverty Roundtable, a collaborative and multi-sectoral body finding innovative opportunities and resources to help integrate community efforts to address the complex issue of poverty in Halton.
$167,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator and maintain an administrative structure that will support the work of the club's volunteers and its growing programs and charitable activities, including Burlington's Ribfest and KidsFest.
$4,800 over 12 monthsTo develop a community garden to provide fresh produce for people in need in Glen Williams.
$156,400 over 36 monthsTo hire a development officer who will create an effective fundraising plan and support the Centre's efforts to meet the increasing demand for its services in the Caledon community.
$138,500 over 36 monthsTo increase the amount of furniture being distributed to families in need in a timely and effective manner by opening a warehouse, hiring part-time staff and buying a truck.
$40,000 over 36 monthsTo employ staff to enhance the organization's capacity to efficiently run its operation, promote its performances and expand its audience base in Peel region and beyond.
June 29, 2011
$77,900 over 12 monthsTo hire a coordinator to train staff and volunteers working with persons with dementia. This will increase their skill and comfort in supporting individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
$95,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance after-school, summer camp and workshop programs in music, drama, dance and visual arts offered in several Oakville locations for children ages 7 to 11 of all socio-economic backgrounds who may otherwise not be able to benefit from an arts education.
$291,200 over 48 monthsTo strengthen a collaborative, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary support system for young people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Peel. Funding will support treatment, prevention, education, assessment and diagnosis for clients and their families.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo buy track equipment that will enable the organization to host track meets and generate income to sustain the club.
$37,500 over 6 monthsTo support the project management functions associated with establishing a collaborative shared office and meeting place for community and social mission organizations in Halton.
$30,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase a practice piano, support additional music direction, concert soloists and concert supports to raise the membership and the profile of the choir.
$26,200 over 12 monthsTo support some programs and staff costs and build capacity of this Brampton organization to serve Francophone seniors from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds in Peel region.
$120,000 over 12 monthsTo install new windows, accessible doors, and a washroom in order to make this community facility more energy efficient and physically accessible to people of all ages and abilities in the Mississauga Clarkson area.
$238,000 over 36 monthsTo implement eco-recreation and community stewardship activities including the development of a Halton Forest Festival. Children, youth and new Canadians will gain a better understanding of benefits of preserving nature and the connections between environmental and personal health.
$107,500 over 24 monthsTo educate and encourage parents, students and school-bus drivers to reduce idling and localized pollution in the Peel school community. Funding will also help the organization promote its work in other areas of the province.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new truck that will support the organization's ReStore operation and home building projects around Halton region.
$25,700 over 24 monthsTo increase marketing resources and display materials in order to increase the number of participants and attendees of this wearable art show in Mississauga.
$143,400 over 24 monthsTo develop transitional housing in Milton to assist people who are homeless or are in a housing crisis, helping them to rebuild and reshape their lives with dignity. Funding will support the operational, program, and organizational development needs of the organization.
$90,600 over 24 monthsTo offer a wide range of opportunities to youths in Mississauga to explore and develop their artistic creativity and talents by hiring a youth coordinator to deliver the Limelight program, a youth-driven initiative offering a wide range of activities.
$113,800 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of two distress centres to serve individuals in crisis by carrying out extensive outreach and marketing activities to the communities of Oakville and North Halton.
$61,800 over 24 monthsTo implement an environmental awareness program for local youth and the broader community in Oakville. Funding will also enhance member and community engagement in local environmental initiatives including naturalization projects and urban forest initiatives.
$185,600 over 24 monthsTo upgrade printing equipment and enhance staffing to help grow this social enterprise and continue to provide meaningful work and training experiences to individuals with intellectual disabilities in Peel Region.
$142,100 over 36 monthsTo hire administrative and resource development staff to strengthen the infrastructure and long term sustainability of this popular Canada Day community festival in Port Credit.
$5,100 over 24 monthsTo obtain computer equipment and outreach promotional materials, as well as build the capacity of this grass roots group through board training.
$300,000 over 48 monthsTo develop a BioDiversity Network in Halton-Peel. The network will promote understanding, provide a forum, and support efforts to make people more aware of the value of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer inclusion training and accreditation program to be offered to front-line social service agencies and the corporate sector.
$289,000 over 48 monthsTo engage youth, especially girls, to become active partners in ending sexual violence and create safer communities for all. Funding will also enhance and expand the Mississauga organization's annual Take Back the Night event.
$206,000 over 36 monthsTo support the theatre's outreach education program for Burlington children and youth, providing them with valuable cultural learning experiences and a high school mentorship opportunity in theatre production.
$12,700 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the hearing assist system in the centre's two performance halls, thereby improving the cultural experience for persons with hearing challenges.
$102,000 over 12 monthsTo develop a universally accessible play space for children from Halton Hills with various disabilities to remain active and engage in independent outdoor activities.
$196,900 over 36 monthsTo support a cultural exchange between youths from Peel Region and Inuit and First Nations Aboriginal communities through technology, hip-hop, dance and other art forms. The program will develop participants' leadership and personal skills.
$45,300 over 12 monthsTo install a vertical wheelchair lift, automatic entry door switches and improve an exterior ramp. These changes will allow people of all abilities seeking critical care cancer support services access to this Oakville facility.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo fund renovations for a classroom to house the Heart-to-Heart program for 60 children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities in the Peel region that will develop their social skills and increase their confidence to interact with others.