March 6, 2014
$68,900 over 12 monthsTo support part-time staff salaries and hire a consultant to conduct board development, complete strategic and business plans and conduct outreach to visual arts organizations across Ontario. Office furniture and digital equipment, including computers, cameras and software, will be purchased.
$313,600 over 24 monthsTo partner with local Alzheimer's Societies, recreation facilities and older adult centres to pilot the Minds in Motion program in six Ontario communities. The eight-week program will offer an hour of physical activity and an hour of meaningful activity, such as puzzles and games, music, art, or memory sharing, to more than 700 persons with early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners to boost social engagement and functional ability.
$225,000 over 24 monthsTo hire staff and consultants and to produce a national conference. Partnerships with arts networks will result in consultations with culturally-diverse artists in North Bay, Ottawa and Toronto. A succession and risk management tool kit as well as communication and donor cultivation plans will also be completed.
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo hire part-time staff and contract personnel to develop culturally-appropriate media arts programming, educational resources and promotional materials to engage young people in regional and First Nations communities. Evaluation of the media arts program and engagement tools will be also be conducted.
$148,600 over 12 monthsTo hire part-time staff and consultants to customize a database, web tools and research on best practices in the arts and learning field. Two regional hubs will be established in Kingston and the Greater Toronto Area to encourage networking and collaboration between the arts, education and public sectors.
$309,200 over 24 monthsTo improve long term health outcomes and reduce injury risk for soccer players across Ontario through the adoption of the FIFA 11+ program for coaches, trainers and athletes. Funds will be used to create a communication plan, a media relations strategy and develop provincial and local champions to build awareness and program adoption.
$89,800 over 12 monthsTo hire a general manager and organizational consultant to grow the program in new communities, and to develop a sustainable business model and strategic plan. The program, which provides minor hockey teams with skill sessions in exchange for food or monetary donations to local food banks, will engage more than 250 players and 1,500 volunteers, and raise 180,000 pounds of food for food banks in six communities across Ontario.
$245,100 over 12 monthsTo expand the Northeastern Post Partum Mood Disorder (PPMD) Strategy to all of Northern Ontario. This initiative will include the creation of seven videos and two photo and voice collages that capture the lived experiences of mothers, fathers and adoptive parents dealing with PPMD in Northern Ontario. The strategy will be published in French and English.
$1,250,000 over 60 monthsTo increase capacity of five new centres in Ontario by working collaboratively to use food to help build health, hope and community. Following a successful pilot, this organization will now focus on resource development, communications and mentorship at existing sites in Stratford and Perth, and create new centres in Toronto's Regent Park and two other Ontario locations. This initiative includes staffing for all partners, in-depth evaluation and knowledge exchange opportunities.
$105,400 over 12 monthsTo hire staff and produce the "Symposium for the Performing Arts in Rural Communities" and "Youth Summit" in Haliburton. Funds will support the facilitation, travel and accommodation costs for delegates, as well as a website to strengthen networking among artists, producers and presenters based in rural Ontario.
$198,500 over 24 monthsTo increase connections, awareness, and knowledge exchange between elders and youth in six northern First Nation communities and Thunder Bay. Youth will also be supported to share their learnings with other youth and elders in Southern Ontario through art-based initiatives.
$430,000 over 24 monthsTo hire staff and partner with the City of Toronto and community-based arts, sports and recreation organizations to activate arts projects and public participation initiatives along the 84 kilometre Pan Am Path.The legacy of this path lies in increased tourism and economic development in the Greater Toronto Area.
$213,600 over 36 monthsTo pilot the use, by up to 16 community agencies, of a new data collection tool designed to help uncover patterns, trends and other information that will help these agencies adapt programs and services to better meet the needs of the diverse communities they serve. As a result, the tool will also be refined, ready for others to use across the province.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo support the Power of the Arts 2014 symposium by funding simultaneous translation and live web streaming of sessions to reach community organizations across Ontario. Funds will also be used to bring First Nations youth and mentors from remote Ontario communities.
$147,600 over 24 monthsTo create ball hockey leagues in 20 Ontario communities, including 10 in the north, through training, coaching, referee certification and the creation of new community partnerships to introduce more players of all ages to the sport. Funds will support staffing and program expenses.
$199,500 over 12 monthsTo expand and support regional cooperative business networks and create 30 new cooperative enterprises across Ontario. The initiative will also build the capacity of business development agencies to support the growth and development of cooperatives.
$641,100 over 36 monthsTo develop the capacity of Kitigan, an Aboriginal social enterprise, to market the products of artisans across Ontario, while diversifying the revenues of the 27 member friendship centres. Funds will be used for staffing, production costs, materials and marketing.
$390,000 over 24 monthsTo further implement the Sport Concussion Education Project, which will provide scientifically-validated concussion knowledge in a teaching format appropriate to school-aged children. The teaching unit will be taught to, and by, coaches, teachers and parent volunteers using e-modules. Lists of accessible medical concussion experts will be made available to the general public, sport and community organizations. Funding will support staffing, training and outreach costs.
$25,500 over 24 monthsTo hire consultants and launch the "Equity in Theatre" web portal that will focus on women and culturally-diverse women playwrights. A symposium will be held in 2015 to encourage Ontario-based theatre companies to adopt inclusive practices and produce more work authored by women.
$74,900 over 12 monthsTo support the second phase of a community consultation initiative to identify priorities related to the state of French-language post-secondary education in Ontario. Funding will support a provincial summit that will gather students, teachers, parents, educators, thought-leaders and sector leaders to develop a community action plan that reflects the needs of the Francophone community.
$199,900 over 12 monthsTo build the capacity of aboriginal youth from 55 First Nations communities and urban Aboriginal groups across Ontario through week-long symposiums in Parry Sound and Thunder Bay as part of the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program. Funds will be used for travel costs for a community mentor and two youth from each community, location costs, and developing a documentary and action plan.
$864,000 over 48 monthsTo increase capacity by paying staff salaries and hiring regional contractors who will link 200 cultural organizations participating in the artsVest program with 80 experts in board governance and sponsorship. Experts will provide hands-on coaching and mentoring for boards and staff in the cultural sector in 20 Ontario communities. Online tools to deliver e-learning curricula will be developed.
$257,700 over 24 monthsTo develop and pilot an online chat and a text-based response system for individuals in distress, crisis or who are suicidal. Pilot sites in Durham Region, the Greater Toronto Area and Wellington and Dufferin Counties will implement the new service mode to complement existing telephone crisis lines.
October 31, 2013
$172,600 over 36 monthsTo develop the capacity of the Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association. Funding will be used to hire a full-time coordinator to support collaborative activities underway to conserve this unique ecosystem corridor.
$391,300 over 24 monthsTo coordinate and execute community and province-wide events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the French presence in Ontario through the production of promotional materials and the creation of an interactive website.
$308,300 over 36 monthsTo provide educational tools and learning events to parents and community volunteers who will educate the public and key stakeholders including municipal and school board candidates regarding the value and urgency of providing quality licensed child care in Ontario and the important role of Registered Early Childhood Educators in the child care system.
$147,700 over 12 monthsTo renovate five utility service trailers into mobile command units, and to purchase registration and administration resource kits, which will enable the organization to deliver relief more efficiently for disaster events in Ontario. Mobile command units will be permanently stationed in Kenora, Sudbury, Ottawa, Barrie and Hamilton.
$166,000 over 24 monthsTo promote reconciliation among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth in Hamilton-Six Nations, Sudbury-Manitoulin and the Thunder Bay area by engaging 12 youth, ages 18 to 30, in an intensive leadership and exchange program. This initiative will enable these young leaders to engage 500 other youth in dispelling stereotypes and addressing common challenges and opportunities, through exchanges, monthly sharing circles and a provincial conference.
$300,000 over 36 monthsTo hire part-time staff and offer services and programs on health and well-being, career transitions, financial planning, housing and networking. Senior artists will also serve as mentors to support professional growth among younger artists across Ontario.
$180,700 over 12 monthsTo prototype and test the Centre's Social Innovation Learning Platform, in consultation with intermediaries, educators and social entrepreneurs. The bilingual platform will enable social entrepreneurs to identify and track supports that best meet their needs such as workshops, training, learning and networking events, mentors, accelerators, incubators, lawyers, designers, and more.
$72,200 over 12 monthsTo develop a framework and a five-year business plan for a peer mentorship support network that will help individuals with disabilities and their families prepare for the appeal processes and tribunals they must navigate in order to acquire disability supports.
$237,400 over 24 monthsTo develop a social impact succession model that would transform local businesses into social enterprises or cooperatives and help retain local job opportunities. Funding will support staffing and resources to create and promote the model, and will also go towards the social impact succession planning of five local businesses in North Bay, Sudbury, Hearst, and West Nipissing.
$207,400 over 36 monthsTo support the Tapestry Program which provides training and support that builds community leadership and organizational capacity to develop environmental initiatives within diverse communities, and cultivates cross-sector relationships around common issues. The program will also advance inclusivity in Ontario’s environmental sector by partnering with the Maytree Foundation to place diverse leaders on environmental non-governmental boards.
$211,300 over 24 monthsTo strengthen Ontario's Blue Flag program. Funding will be used to help participating communities undertake activities such as dune restoration, native species planting and environmental education. Through participation in the Blue Flag program, more beaches and marinas can work toward, and be recognized for, excellent environmental and safety standards.
$477,800 over 24 monthsTo support "Soak it up, Ontario!", an initiative to mobilize communities to use ecological storm water management policies and practices, such as rain gardens, soakaway pits, permeable paving, and rain barrels. Local partner organizations will receive how-to training to help municipalities and other stakeholders understand and implement ecological storm water management policies and practices.
$456,900 over 36 monthsTo hire two local coordinators to expand a mentorship program for children and youth from First Nations, Métis or Inuit, rural and remote communities. Children and youth will be able to participate in culturally sensitive science, technology, engineering and math programming across Ontario with a goal of increasing their interest in pursuing post-secondary education within these fields.
$133,300 over 32 monthsTo provide diversity training to strengthen governance, leadership and change management in Ontario's public art gallery network. Six culturally diverse arts professionals will also be mentored by senior arts managers to help them transition into leadership positions in public art galleries across the province.
$255,000 over 36 monthsTo implement the Raise the Net mentorship program at 164 community tennis clubs across the province. More than 2,000 staff and volunteers will be trained on the eight-stage Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model for tennis, helping clubs to integrate age- and ability-appropriate physical literacy, fitness and competition activities into their programming.
$178,900 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to strengthen networks, to recruit and train volunteer facilitators, and to increase social support for Ontarians experiencing grief and trauma through pregnancy or infant loss. Funding will also go towards resources for the mobile library and the creation of support groups in Barrie, Hamilton, Orillia, Ottawa, Waterloo and Woodstock.
$176,500 over 48 monthsTo hire part-time staff, strengthen board governance and deliver programs that engage audiences through Canadian literary works, including those with an Aboriginal, new immigrant or children's perspective. The funding allows for the installation of 10 new ‘bookmarks”, poster-sized ceramic plaques with text from stories and poems, in the exact physical locations where these literary scenes are set.
$98,900 over 12 monthsTo expand a neighbourhood climate change model to communities in southern Ontario. Working with GreenUp and Guelph Environmental Leadership, as well as community partners in Toronto, and with the support of local utilities, residents' associations, school boards and municipal staff, Project Neutral will lead a collaborative process to adapt its household greenhouse gas benchmarking, reporting, engagement and feedback tools for use in other communities.
$120,200 over 24 monthsTo develop tools and resources for students, artists and arts distributors that will strengthen the Francophone performing arts touring network in Ontario. Funding will go towards staffing and program costs, and will support the delivery of four free workshops for Francophone students and artists interested in exploring the touring circuit.
$138,800 over 8 monthsTo document case studies and share knowledge on effective rural regional transportation approaches in Ontario and potential business models and financing sources for cost-shared rural transportation systems.
$235,000 over 24 monthsTo support staffing and operational costs so this organization can expand its work to improve social inclusion and provide poverty relief for homeless and addicted clients in Toronto, Hamilton and Peel Region. The organization uses soccer as a way to connect marginalized clients with social service agencies and part-time employment.
$300,000 over 48 monthsTo mobilize 40 Ontario communities to work together to reduce poverty by implementing a collective impact approach, including the development of a common evaluation framework, support for communities of practice and the creation of policy tools including a business case to reduce poverty.
$587,400 over 36 monthsTo implement a comprehensive engagement and activation strategy for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ) communities in Ontario during and leading up to the 2015 Pan / Para-Pan Am Games. More than 650 volunteers will be trained in Toronto and eight other Ontario communities to provide inclusion training to organizations in their communities, and to activate hundreds of events, games and celebrations to engage LGBTQ communities in sport and recreation.
$453,800 over 36 monthsTo train artists-facilitators and rehabilitation professionals to deliver arts programs for patients with chronic conditions and complex disabilities in hospitals in St. Catherines, Sudbury, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Windsor. Research on the efficacy, effectiveness and impact of this model will be widely shared with the arts and health communities.
$619,300 over 36 monthsTo hire a project coordinator and technical developers to roll out program evaluation tools to 200 youth-serving organizations in Ontario. These resources will help organizations measure and articulate the success of their youth-engagement programs.
$80,000 over 24 monthsTo support a full-time general manager to oversee the ongoing development of more than 1,000 kilometres of the Trans Canada Trail in Ontario, and provide trail expertise, project information to partners and other stakeholders including donors, funders, volunteers, and local trail organizations.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the health and vibrancy of the Black community across the GTA by conducting an in-depth, in person survey which will evaluate factors leading to personal success or failure. The "Black Experience Project" is a collaborative partnership with the Environics Institute for Survey Research, the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
June 27, 2013
$135,000 over 24 monthsTo host the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto in May, 2014, and implement a knowledge-mobilization strategy across Ontario to promote the use of evidence and best practices. More than 900 delegates from Ontario and around the world will convene to share knowledge in order to foster coordinated action to address global childhood physical inactivity.
$136,100 over 12 monthsTo support staffing and production costs to increase the capacity of Deaf communities to access clear writing guidelines, to improve standards and produce a video that visually translates writing guidelines using American Sign Language. Recognition for Deaf community clear-writing editors, facilitators and consultants will be provided by the Learning Networks of Ontario.
$400,000 over 36 monthsTo engage people experiencing exclusion from learning and employment through the "GET Schooled" initiative, a collaboration of grassroots organizations offering coordinated access to learning opportunities for excluded youth aged 13 to 29. Workshops, mentorships, networking, clinics, exchanges and life-skills training will be offered to youth from eight First Nations and two urban communities. Funding will support staffing and program costs.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo deliver training opportunities for Ontario coaches, match officials, and young athletes. Training and certification clinics and workshops staged in conjunction with two international events will be held in partnership with the Ontario Rugby Union.
$229,400 over 24 monthsTo redesign and manufacture the new CaTT X rescue toboggan, and produce new training manuals and videos to introduce the equipment to more than 1,300 ski patrollers. This will improve patrollers' capacity to remove injured skiers from Ontario's 58 ski hills and get them to medical aid without causing further injury or suffering.
$202,400 over 12 monthsTo host the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto and provide legacy programs for wheelchair athletes and school-aged youth. Ontario athletes and youth will benefit from the Futures Program, supporting the female participation in wheelchair basketball, and a school program to educate students and teachers about the sport and encourage youth, with or without a disability, to be physically active.
$105,800 over 24 monthsTo undertake a comprehensive organizational review to develop and implement a more efficient governance, financial, and operational model. The initiative will help the organization grow the sport of paddling in Ontario and improve its leadership role and ability to service the paddling community.
$233,700 over 24 monthsTo provide ongoing professional support to Ontario Francophone organizations. This initiative will offer training and tools to 18 organizations to improve their organizational development and management capacity so that leaders can, in turn, transfer acquired skills to their member organizations across the province.
$218,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance youth organizing efforts in Ontario by expanding the Youth Social Infrastructure (YSI) collaborative to include two new regional hubs in Northern Ontario. A YSI coordinator will be hired and tools created to capture the impact of the collaborative, designed to reduce isolation for youth organizers across the province. This lead organization and three others will provide hosting and logistical supports for the initiative.
$170,500 over 24 monthsTo develop communications and knowledge-sharing tools as well as host a provincial gathering that will enable a recently-formed provincial network of independent Violence Against Women Coordinating Committees to share best practices and collaborate on initiatives.
$280,800 over 36 monthsTo enhance the capacity of Ontario's 17 community epilepsy agencies to provide more effective services, programs, and resources for affected people. Funding will be used to share best practices, adapt programs and resources, update tools, develop new training and education systems, and launch an outreach campaign.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo hire specialists to customize online systems that will improve the organization's ability to recruit new members, develop cultural partnerships, and share information that will engage new Canadians in active citizenship by connecting them to the arts and culture sector.
$200,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff and produce multidisciplinary arts events comprised of readings by professional authors and performances by local artists. Marketing and fundraising expertise will also be shared with local groups to support the hosting of multidisciplinary arts events in small towns and rural areas in Ontario.
$190,900 over 48 monthsTo hire a coordinator to help Francophone community radio stations across Ontario develop a strong volunteer base and assist in the creation of made-to-measure branding and publicity campaigns for each station. This initiative will help stations increase their listener base and provide opportunities for higher earned revenue and improved financial stability.
$156,800 over 36 monthsTo increase capacity of the media arts sector by providing effective services, programs and learning opportunities for more than 140 media arts organizations, artist collectives and individual artists in 14 Ontario communities.
$298,900 over 36 monthsTo implement training and develop volunteer, e-learning, and communication tools that will help strengthen the capacity and sustainability of this provincial network. The initiative will help remove barriers to, and standardize, peer-support and recovery programs for Ontarians living with mood disorders.
$170,700 over 36 monthsTo create unique internship opportunities for emerging conservationists while supporting ongoing efforts to safeguard and restore nearly 200,000 acres of ecologically-significant land throughout Ontario.
$56,200 over 12 monthsTo host public roundtable discussions, consultations with stakeholders and map local activity and resources available to media artists, community members and youth in Temiskaming Shores, Timmins, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, Marathon and Elliot Lake. A feasibility report will also be completed to support media arts skills training, equipment access, presentations and professional development activities.
$243,400 over 24 monthsTo support the implementation of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Food Strategy. Building on a pilot project, this initiative will support the development of community-based food plans in ten NAN communities. Activities include the development of a toolkit for use in local food initiatives and training opportunities for Advisory Group members.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and implement "Link2Feed", an online database that will allow 120 member food banks across Ontario to better serve their clientele as well as prepare critical statistical information that will help shape the future of hunger prevention in the province.
$27,000 over 6 monthsTo increase youth employment in five Ontario communities by piloting training programs that directly address employer needs. The project will build the capacity of employment agencies to deliver future training programs that result in jobs.
$265,900 over 24 monthsTo align university athletic programs with Long Term Athlete Development models of eight provincial sport organizations. This will ensure a more seamless sport system, and provide enhanced opportunities for student athletes to stay in Ontario for their post-secondary athletic experience. Funding will also support a partnership with the Ontario Football Alliance to deliver a grassroots program to encourage youth football across the province.
$292,500 over 24 monthsTo build the capacity of organizations working to identify and prevent injuries in communities across Ontario. Activities include community and stakeholder mapping to support province-wide collaboration among injury prevention organizations and the development of an online repository of injury prevention tools and best practices.
$327,500 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement a framework for the systematic evaluation of Ontario’s child and youth addiction treatment sector. This evaluation will seek to assess and understand program effectiveness and provide evidence-informed treatment expectations for clients and their families. It will also provide a platform to identify and understand best practices, inform treatment planning, and share information among sector organizations.
$250,000 over 24 monthsTo support REVving Up Municipalities, a collaborative initiative to create the conditions for increased use of electric vehicles in Ontario. Working with Plug’n Drive Ontario, Zizzo Allan, and the municipalities of Guelph, Kingston, and Hamilton, the organization will identify policy and jurisdictional barriers to electric vehicle use. Public events and stakeholder workshops to build community capacity and awareness in support of electric vehicle initiatives will also be held.
$474,200 over 36 monthsTo enable the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition to coordinate member initiatives across Ontario. Activities include developing marketing materials and policy and research resources, expanding membership, identifying barriers and opportunities for green infrastructure based on surveys and outreach, and establishing a common sector agenda for achieving collective impact. A five-year business plan will also be developed.
$50,800 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity by supporting artistic collaboration with community choirs from four regional communities. Community arts organizations will also participate in the development of "Apocalypsis," a large scale music-theatre production to be premiered at the 2015 PanAm / ParaPan Games. Funding to this organization, also known as Luminato, will support staffing and travel costs for this initial phase.
$186,600 over 18 monthsTo provide families of people with disabilities and mental health issues with access to information to help them plan for the care and well-being of their loved ones. An new online hub, the "Future Planning Network of Ontario" will offer resources that focus on transition, financial and estate planning, relationships and community contributions.
$238,500 over 48 monthsTo support staffing and program costs for a partnership with Kenora Chiefs Advisory and several First Nations communities that would support physical and mental health promotion, encourage healthy lifestyle choices and tackle addictions in 10 communities. Graduate students from post-secondary health programs will be hired, trained and placed in host communities in the Kenora area to deliver health promotion programs and conduct research and evaluation.