March 7, 2013
$150,000 over 18 monthsTo develop a new website that will allow for increased interactivity among youth, adults and parents of children with a facial difference in Ontario.
$235,400 over 36 monthsTo support the creation of eleven legal service distribution centres for francophone women victims of abuse across the province and to provide the necessary administrative and operational support to the satellites established.
$126,100 over 12 monthsTo undertake an organizational review and consult with more than 70 Ontario member organizations to develop a three-year strategic plan. Online surveys, a planning summit will be undertaken and round tables will be held in London, Toronto/Hamilton, Ottawa and Thunder Bay.
$155,500 over 24 monthsTo increase services available to adoptive families by conducting a feasibility study, including a comprehensive business model. Funding will also support a pilot project providing comprehensive training to child welfare and children's mental health professionals working in the adoption field throughout Ontario.
$199,200 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of Ontario's Health Centres and Aboriginal Health Access Centres to develop a Community Health and Wellbeing Strategy incorporating measures used by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. Five pilot sites will work with the Index to create and measure community health projects, a common intake survey will be developed and lessons learned will be shared.
$198,600 over 24 monthsTo develop and implement the Sport Safety Audit Program, an injury-prevention and risk-management training program for community clubs in boxing and other sports. The program will strengthen sport delivery, enhance safety and reduce risk, and improve the viability and sustainability of community sport clubs across the province.
$78,400 over 12 monthsTo increase and diversify the organization's revenue by developing a fee-for-service training institute as a social enterprise that serves Ontario legal professionals working with vulnerable populations.
$64,600 over 24 monthsTo hire external expertise and build an interactive online grants database, commission an analysis of grant-making trends in the sector and share the report in partnership with national and provincial networks to engage environmental organizations across Ontario.
$142,400 over 12 monthsTo engage with policy makers and the public to ensure Canada's first National Urban Park, Rouge Park near Pickering, has world-leading conservation and stewardship standards incorporated into the park management plans. The organization will hold public consultations and conduct a social science review to inform the plan.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo better understand and meet the needs to caregivers of Ontarians with episodic illnesses by conducting research and identifying how services and policy frameworks can be improved.
$73,500 over 36 monthsTo deliver seven training sessions across Ontario for community members and professionals working with victims of human trafficking. The workshops will promote knowledge-sharing and aim to reduce the number of human trafficking incidents in Ontario.
$116,900 over 24 monthsTo support the second phase of a training program to develop the capacity of First Nations in Ontario to align the processes of Environmental Assessments with the negotiation of Impact and Benefit Agreements over resource extractions. Funds will be used to organize province-wide, multi-day training workshops and an online webinar series for First Nations leaders.
$500,000 over 24 monthsTo take over and integrate the tools and resources from the non-profit Labour Market and Human Resources information that has been developed by the HR Council for the Non-Profit Sector and make them publicly available. Funding will also support development of a pan-Canadian strategy to look at human resources practices and policies in the broader not-for-profit sector.
$189,700 over 24 monthsTo create social medial marketing tools to be shared with over 100 community literacy agencies to help increase awareness of adult literacy across Ontario.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo support Monthly Giving – Learning Together, a program to connect environmental organizations with leading fundraising experts and online learning tool kits. The initiative will feature resource development training materials, customized mentoring, and webinars. The program will help participants build donor loyalty, increase revenues, and strengthen their financial sustainability.
$199,100 over 24 monthsTo support Ontariofresh.ca, an online networking and marketing website that connects bulk buyers and sellers of Ontario food. A ‘one-stop-shop’ for local and sustainable Ontario foods, Ontariofresh.ca was created to spur the development of a local food supply chain. Funding will be used to engage, educate, and train key stakeholders across Ontario on how to use this innovative networking tool.
$375,000 over 45 monthsTo support staff salaries and launch costs of Artfare Ontario, a new initiative that will offer artistic mentorships, training, community-engaged play-making workshops and documentation skills. Activities are planned for delivery in partnership with organizations in North Bay/Nipissing First Nations, Sudbury, Huntsville, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Sault Ste. Marie, Toronto and other communities across Ontario.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo build an online portal and become a one-stop shop for Canadian poetry. Computer equipment will also be purchased to better service readers, libraries and schools interested in Canadian poetry and literary texts.
$181,500 over 36 monthsTo launch Écrire pour se raconter, an annual provincial writing contest aimed at engaging Francophone and francophile adults in the art of writing. Thirty workshops led by professional writers will be offered in 15 Ontario communities with custom workshops for adults with literacy challenges, seniors, women, newcomer and ethnocultural groups.
$67,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the capacity of arts, recreation and sport organizations and capitalize on the 2015 Pan Am Games by connecting diverse communities through creative projects and physical activity along the 'Pan Am Path' in Toronto, Pickering and Mississauga. The Pan Am Path a multi-use path that will connect Toronto's trails and create an active-living legacy for the 2015 Pan / ParaPan Am Games.
$115,400 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity and host a conference on establishing 'barn quilt trails' across Ontario as a way of celebrating heritage traditions in rural communities. Barn quilt trails integrate artists, quilters, educators, farmers, businesses to reproduce - as large paintings on plywood - traditional quilt designs that tell stories of place, culture and community history through a system of tourism trails.
$209,000 over 24 monthsTo support the delivery of workshops in governance and organizational management to leaders of community-based organizations providing services to Francophone immigrant women throughout the province.
$314,300 over 30 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.
$84,200 over 12 monthsTo hire staff and research e-learning platforms, online engagement strategies and design the 'Craft Export Readiness' program to connect craft makers, galleries and guilds to Canadian and American markets. Hubs will be developed in Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Windsor to host learning events for the craft community.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo partner with 7 to10 provincial sport organizations to develop sport-specific coaching modules, and to train their members to safely use Olympic weightlifting as a cross training exercise. More than 200 Ontario individuals from a variety of sports will be certified in Olympic weightlifting as a safe and effective training tool.
$352,600 over 36 monthsTo support salary costs, training expenses and program materials for a training and mentoring program to support women and youth entrepreneurs to start and grow enterprises as well as gain access to procurement opportunities that create employment in 36 Northern Ontario communities.
$474,200 over 36 monthsTo enhance the health of Ontario children aged 8 to 12 by developing and implementing the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). CAPL measures a child's behavior, motor skills, fitness, knowledge and motivation to assess their capacity to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle. More than 500 leaders in sport, recreation, public health and education will be trained to test and use the results to help children become more active.
$366,400 over 36 monthsTo support a process of strategic planning, board and partnership development and improved marketing strategy in order to increase the organization's capacity to support fully-informed and engaged education and parent communities throughout Ontario.
$313,900 over 36 monthsTo partner with community organizations to establish up to 18 satellite young seniors' clubs in Ontario. Funding will go towards administrative and programming support to these new franchises in both Francophone and Anglophone communities.
$450,000 over 24 monthsTo hire staff for the Archival Development Project, which will catalogue the language and cultural archives, create oral renditions of ceremonies and transcribe recordings from the Ǫgwehǫ:weh civilization. A business plan will be developed and digital equipment purchased so that transcribed cultural records can be documented and safely stored.
$140,200 over 12 monthsTo engage Ontarians in supporting local environmental non-governmental organizations. Funds will be used to develop a campaign that profiles and supports grassroots environmental initiatives province-wide while continuing to build this organization's capacity as a micro-granting institution working to amplify the voices of grassroots environmental groups.
$230,800 over 24 monthsTo launch Sustainability CoLab, a charity with a mission to enable community-driven and action-oriented approaches to business sustainability. This new organization will provide the administrative framework and organizational support for scaling Sustainable Waterloo Region’s successful model for engaging businesses in measurable greenhouse gas reduction initiatives to communities across Ontario.
$45,400 over 12 monthsTo hire external expertise and conduct an organizational review, branding and communications strategy to more effectively serve theatre artists and organizations across Ontario. New programs to engage youth, cultural and regional communities will be created.
$399,000 over 36 monthsTo partner with Community Foundations of Canada to implement a sport and community philanthropy strategy in Ontario. The initiative will use symposiums, workshops, community meetings and webinars to bring together more than 85 sport organizations and 25 community foundations across Ontario to improve their financial sustainability, collective capacity and community impact.
$343,300 over 24 monthsTo develop and deliver functional fitness programs specifically designed to improve the health of clients coping with multiple chronic diseases or conditions . Partnering with 13 chronic disease and disability organizations, the organization will train more than 250 Ontario volunteers to deliver the fitness programs.
November 1, 2012
$465,000 over 36 monthsTo provide science, technology, engineering and math programming for Aboriginal youth in Northern Ontario communities. Partially funded through the Future Fund program, the organization will also research models and partner with industry, corporations, government, and universities and colleges to develop programs to foster innovation, build entrepreneurial skills for youth to better compete in the knowledge-based global economy and to share their learnings.
$225,000 over 12 monthsTo support staff and external expertise to integrate services and develop common operational and human resource functions for chapter organizations across the province.
$28,000 over 12 monthsTo fund workshop materials to provide ongoing training and mentorship for Francophone youth recently placed as interns in order to increase their capacity and opportunities for success in the workforce. Collaborative partners La Cité collégiale and Collège Boréal will provide resources, and provide training program development, delivery, mentorship, and evaluation.
$321,500 over 36 monthsTo build the capacity of a network of volunteer "citizen scientists" across Ontario to protect and monitor the province's Important Bird Areas. Funds will be used to train and support volunteers to coordinate a wide variety of activities, including outreach, site assessment, bird monitoring, and site rehabilitation.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo launch a pilot capacity-building program to support Ontario's not-for-profits working on Great Lakes water conservation issues. Funds will be used to address the organizational development challenges faced by grassroots organizations in areas of strategic planning, administration and communications through a peer-to-peer learning forum and training workshops.
$85,000 over 12 monthsTo hire part-time staff and conduct research, grow membership and expand resources for the benefit of the Ontario arts and learning community. Partnerships will be forged with business, institutions and organizations to sustain activities.
$74,000 over 9 monthsTo hire external expertise to review organizational systems, conduct stakeholder consultations and build a new business model. Marketing and audience development plans will also be created to reach more Ontarians.
$249,600 over 12 monthsTo help Ontarians with multiple and complex health and social needs, and their caregivers, to more easily access a variety of supports by developing and promoting learning materials for individuals and services agencies.
$78,600 over 24 monthsTo conduct a needs assessment through a series of consultations and to redesign the website and visual identity of this provincial Francophone youth-serving organization in order to increase its capacity to attract, engage and serve its members.
$225,000 over 24 monthsTo build the capacity of Ontario’s four globally-recognized UNESCO world biosphere reserves to support sustainable development in Frontenac Arch, Long Point, Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay regions. Funds will be used to hire part-time coordinators in each region, deliver training workshops and to develop research, case studies and a strategic plan.
$68,400 over 6 monthsTo update technology equipment and office furnishings to allow the organization to provide online training, services and tools for use in developing economic opportunities and tourism initiatives for First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, and eventually across the province.
$91,000 over 12 monthsTo perform research, develop and test partnerships, and produce operational plans for five strategic initiatives.The result will improve long-term sustainability and enable more effective services and support for local volunteers who annually organize more than 600 community walks.
$260,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to strengthen governance and management systems, present concerts and reach audiences in 46 Ontario communities. Partnerships with the private sector will be initiated to generate revenues and anchor music in small towns and rural communities.
$493,700 over 36 monthsTo develop the knowledge tools and initial feasibility work to support sector organizations, government and investors to learn together about outcome based financing and tools such as Social Impact Bonds to support important work in the sector that also reduces cost to government programs and services.
$365,000 over 24 monthsTo partner with 19 youth-serving organizations to further develop Hive Toronto and build the infrastructure for similar partnerships in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo. Members of Hive networks collaborate to share research and best practices, host events, and build and launch joint projects that shift the focus of youth learning from the consumption of information, to the creation of projects and ideas. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by providing for networking and learning opportunities.
$285,300 over 24 monthsTo develop collaborative relationships between child welfare agencies and the Muslim communities in Ottawa, York and Kingston areas, building on a previous pilot in London. Funding will support staff and administrative costs
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo establish the technical and organizational infrastructure to support the newly-sanctioned sport of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts. The organization will develop athlete training programs and club manuals, train and certify coaches and officials, develop safety programs, sanction competitions, and develop the Long Term Athlete Development model.
$170,000 over 24 monthsTo create and implement a comprehensive volunteer development program that will enhance the organization's capacity to provide programs and services to recreational, competitive and municipal clubs and pools across Ontario.
$15,000 over 6 monthsTo engage a sport consultant to work with the association, regional training centres and external stakeholders to develop an enhanced high performance plan for Ontario's wrestling community.
$300,000 over 36 monthsTo provide bilingual governance training, community engagement workshops and evaluation techniques and enable 161 community museums to meet provincial museum standards. Programs for emerging museum professionals in curation, management and volunteer engagement will be offered to young people from Ontario communities.
$163,200 over 24 monthsTo improve communication about Parkinson's disease and access to the organization's services by collaboratively creating and carrying out a communications plan in Ontario.
$152,100 over 12 monthsTo collaborate with the University of Waterloo to host a provincial summit of recreation industry experts, and develop a business model and implementation plan for a Centre of Excellence and Innovation for Recreation. The Centre will coordinate research, create local and provincial policy based on evidence and emerging trends, and translate academic research into applied knowledge for practitioners.
$65,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a fundraiser to build the capacity of this child welfare agency serving James Bay to raise funds in the south to support the housing needs of Aboriginal youth in the North. The lack of quality housing in northern communities often means children in care must live in southern Ontario, losing touch with their culture and community.
$299,900 over 24 monthsTo expand the programs of La Bonne Affaire, a provincial integration program, to include the delivery of customized training workshops and ongoing mentorship and support to Francophone low-income adults and youth, and people experiencing challenges securing employment. Funding will support staffing and administration costs.
$250,000 over 36 monthsTo support staffing and administrative costs to act as community liaison and coordinate activities for the 400th anniversary of Francophone presence in Ontario. Activities planned for 2013 to 2015 will celebrate and promote Francophone Ontario tourism, economy, heritage, youth, arts and culture.
$94,900 over 12 monthsTo implement an on-line volunteer training system in 21 victim of crisis service agencies across the province. This new tool will help organizations better manage volunteer training needs and provide a consistent approach to equipping volunteers with the skills required to carry out their important community work.
$187,500 over 24 monthsTo establish a network for organizations and individuals that work to connect children and youth with good food. The initiative will bring groups together to share resources, ideas and experience, to work together, and to make it easier for people across Ontario to get kids eating, growing, cooking and learning about healthy and local food.
$172,500 over 24 monthsTo conduct local research that will assist downtown improvement associations and municipalities in their efforts to revitalize the downtown core areas in the cities of Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins. Ten downtown educational workshops will also be held.
$251,800 over 36 monthsTo contribute to staff salaries and build a repertoire of two plays in order to provide theatre education workshops for young people and artist training in over 40 Ontario communities. A bus will also be purchased to transport performers, technical staff, equipment, sets and costumes to support the tour to cities, small towns and rural areas in South Western and Eastern Ontario.
$112,000 over 12 monthsTo pilot the mentorship and training program component of the Program for Local Afforestation Network Training (PLANT). Funds will be used for program development, management, and student training placements to ensure specialized forestry expertise is transferred from one generation of Ontarians to the next.
$237,600 over 24 monthsTo support the 41 United Ways in Ontario in a process to align their organizational structures with their mission to help their local communities address difficult issues. The project includes a participatory research process that will result in a suite of tools to be made available to other sector organizations and capitalizes on a national conference to be held in Hamilton in 2013.
$125,000 over 12 monthsTo build the capacity of the sector by enabling Ontario organizations to participate in, and then share, the Innoweave learning module, a collaborative initiative to provide community leaders with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change. These tools include ways of clarifying community impact and strategy, social finance, developmental evaluation, ChangeLabs, social media and cloud computing.
$105,300 over 12 monthsTo scale up the Safe Sisters Program by training program facilitators in local organizations and launching the program in 12 Ontario communities. The Safe Sisters program supports girls' abilities to make choices that will keep them safer in their own lives.
June 28, 2012
$65,500 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity by contributing to staff salaries and providing curatorial, technical and marketing expertise to partners as they pilot a disability arts festival in a selected regional community. The feasibility of replicating this festival model will guide future projects.
$406,000 over 36 monthsTo digitize a substantial pictograph collection to create electronic communication resources for Ontarians with aphasia, their families and care providers.
$230,000 over 24 monthsTo increase capacity by contributing to staff salaries, delivering workshops and launching online capital project management tools and resources for arts organizations across the province. A social enterprise to support the arts and culture sector will also be launched.
$35,000 over 8 monthsTo enable legal clinics to meet and complete their first system-wide strategic plan for their work in supporting low-income people facing legal issues.
$57,600 over 12 monthsTo hire a consultant to increase the outreach capacity of this arts service organization for Francophone visual artists, and recruit more members and board representatives in central, southern and south-western Ontario.
$109,800 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to provide information and advice in setting up community-based media centres in remote First Nations communities and rural Ontario. Communities will also be offered training in the technical aspects of media production and marketing.
$217,800 over 24 monthsTo train more caregivers and parents in Positive Discipline, a low-cost and effective parenting program that reflects the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Train-the-trainer events will take place in five Ontario communities and trainees will in turn offer the program in their own communities. An online network will sustain the work.
$134,900 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to improve online communications and expand programs, services and networking events for writers and young people in rural, remote and under-served communities across Ontario.
$89,200 over 12 monthsTo work with local housing providers, seekers and organizations in Windsor, Thunder Bay, London, Hamilton, Ottawa and Sudbury to develop plans to address housing insecurity and homelessness from a human rights perspective. Consultations and workshops will be held, identifying areas for action and partnering opportunities.
$147,500 over 24 monthsTo support salary costs, training expenses, and program materials to develop a transferable Shoreline Stewardship Program for use in shoreline communities across Ontario. Local organizations from across Ontario will access resource and training materials to deliver programs to help landowners protect and restore their shorelines and improve the health of their lake.
$212,900 over 36 monthsTo support the establishment of Francophone learning communities across Ontario, enabling them to identify local needs for lifelong learning and work collaboratively to address those needs using existing local resources.
$116,700 over 24 monthsTo develop an online mentorship training program for adults who have complex communication disabilities and use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Adult mentors from at least four areas of Ontario will be trained and matched with youth who also use AAC. Youth will be supported by their mentors to achieve life goals. The mentors will use their new skills to seek employment and volunteer positions.
$182,900 over 12 monthsTo convene a community consultation process with service providers and families with experience of Post Partum Mood Disorder to develop a coordinated strategy for service delivery in Nipissing, Muskoka/Parry Sound, Timiskaming, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.
$170,800 over 12 monthsTo pilot the Living Experience Program, an initiative to better understand how online gaming might improve a child's willingness to be more active in real life. More than 150 children in Northern and Central Ontario will receive access to an online game, GOGOYU. Using a pedometer, they will record and upload their physical activity, and may only travel as far in this virtual universe as they have in the real world.
$100,000 over 36 monthsTo contribute to staff salaries and artist fees to present musical concerts, recitals and participatory activities for seniors in long-term care facilities in more than 60 Ontario communities.
$215,000 over 36 monthsTo develop branding messages and establish an Office of the Chief Economist to create a better understanding of the not-for-profit sector in Ontario and Canada.
$439,400 over 48 monthsTo collaborate with the Ontario Sailing Association to develop and implement Shells and Sails, a comprehensive club training and quality assurance program. The organizations will work together to address club member’s needs by enhancing organizational capacity and improving the overall quality of programs and events for local rowing and sailing clubs in more than 120 communities across Ontario.
$158,200 over 12 monthsTo develop and promote a teen version of the online Welcome to Parenting program to provide expectant and new parent teens from across Ontario with lively and relevant information adapted to their needs.
$160,200 over 12 monthsTo provide Aboriginal youth with skills and support to promote positive change in their communities through a four-stage Youth Leadership Development pilot project. More than 70 youth will join community mentors to receive leadership training, share experiences and build relationships, as well as design and implement community action plans in 39 remote Northern Ontario communities.
$27,500 over 12 monthsTo support staffing, website development and training to strengthen the long-term sustainability of Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events across Ontario. Seed exchanges create an accessible venue to educate people about seeds, gardening, food biodiversity, urban agriculture, and food sustainability issues.
$499,300 over 36 monthsTo create a culture of entrepreneurship in Northern Ontario by offering a variety of training programs to youth and adults ages 8 to 34. Participants will develop entrepreneurial skills and identify new opportunities for themselves in their home communities.
$60,500 over 9 monthsTo enhance capacity by hiring staff and professional expertise to build a comprehensive web-based strategy to reach artists, educators, students and audiences across Ontario. Staff will travel to regional communities to create new artistic and learning partnerships.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo introduce Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training programs to high school students and teachers in eight areas of the Province, to complement existing CPR training programs that are saving lives through effective emergency response to cardiac incidents.
$235,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to facilitate the 'Wise Voices for Music' initiative, which engages youth through leadership activities that bring together musicians, teachers, parents and business leaders. Activities and creative projects engaging young people to value music education and music-making activities will take place in 15 communities reaching every region Ontario.
$187,400 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement a sustainable model of crisis support for older adults experiencing abuse while maintaining the Seniors Safety Line. This project includes partnering with 211, and engaging organizations serving seniors to develop the model.
$491,900 over 24 monthsTo increase provincial and community sport system capacity by implementing the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model. A seven-step framework for participant development, LTPD will improve how soccer is organized and delivered for players of all ages and abilities. This will result in more people enjoying soccer at more than 750 clubs across Ontario.
$191,400 over 24 monthsTo increase civic engagement across Ontario by convening Democracy Talks conversations in 15 communities, exploring voter participation amongst new Canadians, youth and low-income people.
$356,000 over 36 monthsTo staff the new Centre for Cultural Landscape in Queenston and offer workshops, lecture series and conferences to engage stakeholders in heritage conservation, architecture and property development from across Ontario. Online services will also be improved to distribute research and resources and to connect with new audiences.
$668,600 over 48 monthsTo build the organizational capacity of environment sector organizations province-wide by providing management training workshops, organizational development projects, and learning and networking forums. This grant will help strengthen Ontario's not-for-profit environment sector to continue to enhance and protect human and ecosystem health.
$241,000 over 24 monthsTo create an online training program and internship for women who have been victims of violence. The program will build participants' leadership, analytical and facilitation skills as they engage with organizations that work to eradicate violence against women.