March 1, 2012
$176,000 over 15 monthsTo hire a coordinator and consultant to support the collaboration of three provincial community health organizations in order to increase the efficiencies and integration of mental health services to consumers across Ontario.
$296,500 over 36 monthsTo develop capacity within community clubs and provincial sport organizations to create an integrated system of para-athletics across Ontario. As a result, more athletes with a disability will be involved in athletics, more trained coaches will work with community clubs, more officials will be knowledgeable in para-athletics rules, and more Ontario athletes will make the Para-Athletics national team.
$389,300 over 36 monthsTo develop an enabling infrastructure for social enterprise in Ontario including web-based access to training, a survey of Ontario social enterprises and an online marketplace. The project includes specific support for inclusion of rural organizations.
$191,000 over 24 monthsTo conduct research with Muslim women who wear the hijab or niqab to increase understanding of why Canadian Muslim women choose to wear the veil and what that means in a Canadian context in order to support civic engagement and better inform service provision.
$184,900 over 36 monthsTo increase the economic impact of Ontario's 15 Regional Tourism Organizations (RTO) through the development and implementation of sport tourism strategies. Regional inventories of facilities will be developed and delivery of training and services will be matched to the needs and capacities of each RTO.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo coordinate, promote and facilitate the participation of War of 1812 Peace Gardens sites that connect cultural and historical events in several communities along the Great Lakes in Southern Ontario. A Peace Gardens Trail will also be created and many of the gardens will host artistic and cultural events.
$176,000 over 24 monthsTo support the delivery of training sessions in eight Ontario communities as part of the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives. Funding will also support the creation of provincial local cooperative network and the development of cooperative initiatives across the province.
$187,000 over 24 monthsTo convene representatives of community groups, environmental non-governmental organizations, First Nations and the aggregate industry to develop a voluntary set of best practices for socially and environmentally responsible aggregate extraction in Ontario.
$260,100 over 36 monthsTo hire staff, redevelop the website, purchase equipment, enhance online programming, source new revenue streams and re-brand to engage more dance artists, educators and diverse Ontario audiences.
$228,300 over 36 monthsTo hire staff, deliver arts education programs for children and youth in First Nations and regional communities and better engage volunteers. Effective communications will also be developed to promote the positive impact of arts engagement on young Ontarians.
$430,900 over 36 monthsTo expand the Alternative Land Use Services program into the counties of Elgin, Grey and Bruce as well as the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to further assist farmers in conserving, restoring and managing native habitat by providing project start-up assistance and technical support.
$492,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff and professional expertise to conduct economic impact and sponsorship development studies for festivals and events in Ontario. Sponsorship workshops will also be delivered and project management internships created for college students specializing in the industry.
$488,600 over 36 monthsTo develop common evaluation tools, an on-line data base and a shared platform in collaboration with Ontario community organizations providing programs to young women. The project will help sustain girls programs and increase opportunities for girls' healthy development.
$131,900 over 24 monthsTo enhance effective response to emergencies by integrating the Ontario 211 information service with municipal and community emergency planning and response across the province.
$88,000 over 12 monthsTo increase understanding of issues in Ontario's remote First Nations through a tour of the film "3rd World Canada". Young people from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake) will plan the film tour and engage with members of Ontario host communities.
$199,200 over 24 monthsTo develop task-based curriculum and materials to support adult learners and practitioners across Ontario. The resources will complement the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework, to which all literacy organizations in the province must adhere.
$70,700 over 12 monthsTo increase organizational capacity and create greater brand recognition by funding the research and creation of a best practice blueprint for chapters across Ontario.
$37,800 over 12 monthsTo hire staff and consulting expertise to create a new model of service and program delivery for the media arts community. Consultations with media arts stakeholders will be held in every region of Ontario.
$179,700 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement a marketing plan to increase the distribution of culturally sensitive and effective literacy materials to Aboriginal learners throughout the province.
$138,900 over 36 monthsTo increase participation and accessibility to curling, particularly among Aboriginal youth and adults, and improve operational effectiveness of the association and its member clubs. Enhanced training and competition opportunities will also be provided to developing athletes.
$405,700 over 36 monthsTo support United Way organizations in Northumberland, Oxford, Leeds and Grenville and Sault Ste. Marie and their community partners to identify the most important challenges facing their communities, develop strategies and realign resources to address them.
$33,600 over 4 monthsTo undertake a stakeholder engagement and strategic planning process, and deliver issue-specific training workshops to staff and interns. This will allow the organization to respond to increased requests for service, while continuing to improve the quality of existing programs.
$90,500 over 12 monthsTo expand economic opportunities for Ontarians across the province by supporting and developing 10 to 15 new cooperative enterprises in the North, East and South Western regions of the province.
$126,200 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement First Safe Strides, a turn-key program that establishes recognized safety standards to enable local fair boards to conduct safe introductory horse events for more than 20,000 casual riders at 250 local Ontario fairs.
$156,000 over 24 monthsTo support the preservation of heritage materials through digitization, developing a user-friendly indexing system, and developing new revenue streams to sustain activities and strengthen access to historical documents in Ontario.
$58,700 over 12 monthsTo increase workplace accessibility by researching, developing and testing best practices with employers and other stakeholders in Ontario. Employers will be supported to meet the requirements of the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
$265,100 over 36 monthsTo build and strengthen the capacity of land trusts across Ontario through organizational assessments and peer-to-peer expert training. Experts from the land trust community will work with sister organizations, lead training sessions, and provide support.
$223,900 over 12 monthsTo hold town hall meetings, a leadership symposium and provide website updates. These will result in increased collaboration among providers of literacy, employment and training programs in Ontario. Referrals will be more efficient and individuals seeking greater economic security will receive better service.
$458,400 over 36 monthsTo advance the capacity of rural Ontario not-for-profit groups to create social enterprises as new revenue streams. The project will include training, mentoring, research, collaborating and networking and will focus on four early-adopter rural regions: Huron-Perth, Simcoe County, the region of Peterborough, Kawarthas and Durham, as well as Thunder Bay.
$211,500 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to strengthen artistic, governance, administrative and audience development systems for 35 small-budget orchestras across Ontario through research, networking and professional development.
$160,000 over 24 monthsTo hire part-time program staff, develop updated dance program materials and purchase computers to serve more First Nation communities. The dance program will be delivered in two First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario and the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island.
$313,000 over 30 monthsTo promote and support active healthy living opportunities for students at three University of Toronto campuses and Sheridan College in Toronto. Students, particularly those in first year, will be engaged to increase their physical activity to improve physical and mental health, and boost academic performance.
$168,800 over 12 monthsTo improve health outcomes for people with diabetes and low literacy skills by developing learning materials related to self-management of this disease.
$271,200 over 24 monthsTo train and support youth to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate for youth with mental health challenges. A youth-led campaign will increase potential for early intervention and help improve services for youth.
$397,000 over 24 monthsTo partner with municipalities, cycling advocates, the cycling industry and other stakeholders to create bicycle-friendly communities by implementing events, programs, and regional summits. The group will work with provincial and municipal governments to contribute to the development of effective cycling policies.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo work with the Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network and develop its capacity to function as an independent arts organization. Services and programs to improve the health, finances, housing and career choices for Ontario-based senior artists will also be launched.
$142,000 over 24 monthsTo build the capacity of a newly incorporated organization that has been operating for years as an informal collaborative of more than 25 groups from Georgian Bay to the Frontenac Arch. Funding will allow the development of a five-year strategic plan, create a contact management system and purchase mapping software and computer utilities.
$250,000 over 24 monthsTo hire staff and professional expertise to revamp its website, purchase computer equipment and create partnerships with community groups and businesses. A multimedia platform will provide not-for-profit cultural, social services, environmental and sport groups with online portals to engage Ontarians from diverse backgrounds.
$240,000 over 24 monthsTo expand the Ontario Parkbus initiative to new routes and outdoor recreation destinations across Ontario. Parkbus introduces express bus service from urban centres to parks and outdoor recreation destinations in Ontario, increasing access to camping, hiking and other outdoor pursuits without the need for a private vehicle.
$200,000 over 24 monthsTo design and implement a strategic plan to guide the next phase of collaborative efforts to regenerate the 720 kilometre waterfront trail along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
October 27, 2011
$215,900 over 24 monthsTo increase organizational capacity and engage more youth by implementing volunteer development and corporate sponsorship programs, establishing an Air Cadet Advisory Board, and providing additional operational support to 111 local Squadrons across Ontario.
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo support the Podium 2012 symposium in Ottawa that will bring choral practitioners and groups from Ontario and Canada for networking and professional development activities, and present performances by leading choirs.
$252,500 over 36 monthsTo offer the 'Master Class Youth Series' and engage musicians and teachers, youth and audience members through workshops, performances and community-based partnerships in Aurora, Kanata, Kingston, Midland and Thunder Bay.
$151,800 over 36 monthsTo increase capacity of the dance sector through the "Connecting the Dots" initiative, which will bring together artists, organizations, educators, businesses and funders to strengthen regional networks, partnerships and learning in several Ontario communities.
$291,100 over 36 monthsTo build capacity for the implementation of the Play Safe Initiative, a collaborative effort of the sport, education, recreation and health sectors to develop injury prevention strategies. The initiative provides a platform for injury surveillance, data collection and analysis to support resources, programs, education and policies to reduce and prevent injury during physical activity.
$194,700 over 24 monthsTo train and support athlete mentors, and enhance tools for the delivery of physical activity and nutritional programs for girls aged 11 to 17. The initiative's reach will expand to include girls in the Greater Toronto Area, Peterborough and Hamilton, with an emphasis on newcomers and girls from low-income families.
$341,100 over 36 monthsTo increase the best use of technology by small not-for-profit organizations by offering workshops on technology tools, access to social media support, wiki-style knowledge management, web-enabled virtual meeting platforms, and cloud-based document-sharing. Ontario organizations will be assisted to overcome barriers to adopting the new technologies.
$483,500 over 36 monthsTo provide youth from diverse Ontario communities with information, skills, and opportunities to embark on a career path as media arts professionals through training, mentorship, workshops and networking.
$351,000 over 24 monthsTo pilot an instant messaging (IM) chat counselling program to complement the organization's existing phone and online child and youth mental health services. Funding will also support translation of the IM webpages and training documents and a fundraising position to increase resources to fund the new service.
$140,000 over 36 monthsTo support a three-part beach conservation program that engages Lake Huron residents throughout the region in coastal stewardship activities. Funds will be used to improve shoreline ecosystems and work with local community groups, municipalities and agencies to increase awareness of coastal stewardship issues.
$465,000 over 36 monthsTo increase sport and physical activity among Aboriginal youth, and increase the capacity and leadership of young people to create new sport and physical activity opportunities for others in their communities.
$398,800 over 36 monthsTo hire staff, digitize oral histories, print materials and visual records and conduct outreach to improve access to the immigrant and ethnic experience. Educators, young people, scholars and the public will be engaged through online curricular links and other resources to celebrate Ontario's multicultural heritage.
$165,000 over 14 monthsTo increase the capacity of youth in Mushkegowuk Tribal Council to form youth councils and engage in community issues and projects.
$92,500 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of life for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities by developing and testing a new model of community care that engages providers of health and social support systems.
$224,500 over 24 monthsTo increase capacity for collaboratively building an online digital archive, learning tools and remuneration models to preserve, promote and celebrate the diversity of Ontario-based independent music by making musicians' songs available to the public.
$334,000 over 24 monthsTo engage emerging leaders by offering tool kits and workshops with experts, social marketing, social networking, public health and communications. Post secondary students will participate on teams to review current cancer control policies and practices on their campuses and propose strategies and policies to reduce cancer exposure risks.
$180,000 over 36 monthsTo increase capacity of performing arts presenters and culturally-diverse arts organizations through collaborative activities such as town halls, community and creator roundtables, workshops and networking. The project will also reach artists, presenters and audiences in several Ontario communities and result in commissioned artistic works.
$90,600 over 12 monthsTo develop interactive resources on collaboration and establish a dedicated online platform. This will increase the ability of the not-for-profit sector to collaborate effectively within and across sectors.
$43,300 over 12 monthsTo foster increased collaboration between land protection and land stewardship organizations at the local and regional levels in Ontario. Partnering with Ontario Stewardship and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance, the group will convene sector organizations, strengthen cross-sector communications and develop a strategic plan for greater sector collaboration.
$90,000 over 12 monthsTo build the capacity of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council. Funding will be used to develop a sustainability plan, organize province-wide Council meetings, and host landowner workshops in association with local groups to help identify and control invasive plant species across Ontario.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo host a plenary meeting that will share research results and recommendations and develop a sector-wide conversation about an Innovation strategy within the long term care sector. The project will enable researchers, policymakers, residents and caregivers to consider strategies to improve care for Ontario's aging population.
$90,500 over 12 monthsTo hold consultations, conduct research and develop an implementation plan for proposed support services in eight communities across the province. This will build capacity among organizations working with Aboriginal women who have experienced violence and/or are involved in the child welfare system.
$409,000 over 36 monthsTo support the not-for-profit sector to increase sector movement towards a coordinated voice on policy issues through leadership training, placement of policy students and further development of the network's unique constellation model for inclusive sector conversation and issue development.
$482,600 over 36 monthsTo increase provincial and community sport system capacity through the implementation of the Canadian Sport for Life and Long Term Athlete Development systems. The introduction of these systems into sport, recreation and physical activity will improve the quality of sport delivery and encourage Ontarians to play and stay involved in sports across Ontario.
$244,900 over 12 monthsTo create a single voice on injury prevention in Ontario by merging four leading prevention organizations into one entity. SMARTRISK, Safe Kids Canada, Safe Communities Canada and ThinkFirst Canada will become one organization with a stronger voice to prevent debilitating injuries and to save more lives.
$79,500 over 12 monthsTo conduct research into the issue of forced marriage in Ontario and hold a conference on how to best respond to the issue. This will increase knowledge and improve how agencies and government services assist individuals who have been forced into marriage and their children.
$125,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a volunteer coordinator to recruit, train and support more than 200 volunteers required annually for this organization's Running and Reading, and Backpack programs. The programs will expand to include schools in four communities including Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa, and reach more than 1,000 children from low-income homes each year.
$124,700 over 24 monthsTo establish writers circles across the province and create a community of practice to support the development of Franco-Ontarian playwrights.
$498,200 over 36 monthsTo establish the School for Social Entrepreneurs - Ontario. Based on the successful UK model which provides hands-on learning opportunities for people who are marginalized to bring their social enterprise business ideas to reality. The school will begin in Toronto and expand with community partners to Windsor and Ottawa.
$6,500 over 12 monthsTo produce and distribute 2,500 child identification kits to remote communities in Ontario.
$300,000 over 36 monthsTo support the first three years of the Ontario component of the organization's National Electric Vehicle campaign to encourage the transition to electric vehicles in Ontario by partnering with businesses, utilities, and sector partners across the province. Funding includes a portion of salaries, communications and research costs, meeting and travel expenses.
June 29, 2011
$158,000 over 18 monthsTo research and build an online system to encourage collaboration and exchange of knowledge within community arts. Different organizational models will be explored to grow and sustain this emerging web-based social network, forum and information hub for community arts programs across Ontario.
$88,500 over 12 monthsTo renovate its main public space, the Hoffman House, at a residential camp on Lake Belwood near Fergus. This will improve safety and accessibility for children and adult campers with mental challenges.
$196,300 over 24 monthsTo expand the Rocks and Rings introductory curling program to children and youth in schools and clubs across Ontario. The program will grow to include communities in Southwestern, Eastern and Northern Ontario with a particular focus on rural and Aboriginal communities.
$130,000 over 12 monthsTo build capacity and expertise to advance 'complete streets' policies in Ontario, which support all forms of transportation, including bicycles, public transit, and walking, for Ontarians of all ages and abilities.The creation of an online Complete Streets Policy and Design Hub will enable increased collaboration and knowledge-sharing across the province.
$500,000 over 24 monthsTo support initial operating costs of the Community Forward Fund as it establishes as a major social investment loan fund, seeking investors, investments and building the financial capacity of Ontario not-for-profits. The Foundation's mandate is to make loans or arrange financing for charities and not-for-profits.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity and share with arts and culture networks and the broader not-for-profit sector key research, learnings and best practices on organizational health and sustainability, audience engagement and capital project management.
$174,900 over 36 monthsTo support the Ontario Wetland Centres of Excellence program delivered in partnership with five secondary schools in New Liskeard, Ottawa, Aylmer, Toronto and Mount Forest.
$191,900 over 36 monthsTo support the digitization of a collection of French-Canadian and Franco-Ontarian authors, enabling this charitable organization to modernize and expand into new markets, thereby increasing community access to Franco-Ontarian literary works.
$233,200 over 36 monthsTo develop the newest Olympic ski disciplines of slopestyle and halfpipe by training coaches and officials, offering athlete training and competition opportunities, as well as developing safety programs and protocols.
$375,000 over 36 monthsTo reduce the stigma around mental illness and build a community that supports mental health. The initiative will deliver anti-stigma programs and tools, increase understanding of current research and strengthen community networks to support mental health.
$111,900 over 12 monthsTo host a National Summit for more than 200 leaders from Ontario networks and community organizations. The summit will advance not-for-profit sector priorities, strengthen networks, facilitate knowledge exchange through online tools and integrate younger leaders in decision-making roles.
$219,000 over 36 monthsTo build the capacity of this important organization serving Francophone women by developing volunteer recruitment and training plans, creating leadership resources and establishing long-term sustainability and succession plans.
$143,700 over 24 monthsTo support the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada to increase innovation and investment in Aboriginal communities. The Circle will build its capacity by hiring staff, reaching more members, publishing a best practices document, creating a website, newsletters and webinars.
$183,100 over 36 monthsTo enhance safety in organized cycling competitions, increase participation, train volunteers, and provide additional safety resources and support for member clubs and race organizers.
$26,000 over 12 monthsTo consult widely with members and stakeholders to develop a three-year strategic plan for the provincial organization.
$58,000 over 12 monthsTo support the Know Your River project to increase public understanding of the importance of the Ottawa River watershed. During a month-long river journey from Mattawa to Ottawa, events and open houses attracting more than 5,000 people will engage Ontarians directly and indirectly in the exploration of the watershed.
$296,500 over 36 monthsTo implement the YOUCAN Peacebuilder Program at eight Pathways sites operating in Toronto, Kitchener, Hamilton, Kingston and Ottawa. YOUCAN teaches conflict resolution and leadership skills to youth. These skills are needed for success in all aspects of life, including employment.
$92,700 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization, which seeks to include patients in healthcare policy discussions and the governance of heath organizations. Funding will develop activities to build a consumer voice across the health care system.
$162,800 over 12 monthsTo assist in the development of social enterprises, implement regional support services and create training tools to help Francophone entrepreneurs across Ontario.
$69,200 over 12 monthsTo reflect on and capture the learnings from the Northern Regional Hub Project, which is creating social and economic blueprints for four northern communities, in order to replicate similar community planning processes in other small and mid-sized Ontario communities.
$213,700 over 12 monthsTo work with private sector partners and the disability community to test and refine technology for the automatic captioning of video content. The project will also assess the feasibility of offering the automatic captioning service as a revenue-generating social enterprise.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate and winterize a dining hall at Camp Winston on Sparrow Lake. This will enable the Foundation to provide a camp experience to 300 to 400 more children and youth with neurological disorders.
$447,100 over 24 monthsTo pilot the creation of new Community Food Centres in Perth and Stratford. The centres will feature a community meeting and dining space, kitchen, garden and offices and will offer programs on healthy food access, food skills and civic engagement.
$148,500 over 12 monthsTo develop consistent tools and procedures that help youth-serving organizations evaluate processes and outcomes of youth engagement programs.
$250,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance touring and music residency capacity, offer public performances, engage young people through in-school recitals and conduct master classes for post-secondary students and community orchestras in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Timmins.
$150,000 over 36 monthsTo offer intensive workshops for adults with community theatre experience and high school students. Sessions will conclude with public reading of texts written during the sessions. Actors will learn theatre skills and improve their reading, acting and understanding of issues in Francophone theatrical texts.
$351,800 over 36 monthsTo develop the Ontario Cycle Tourism Partnership, a comprehensive strategy to promote province-wide cycling tourism, support regional cycling destination tourism and products, and develop cycle tourism packages, itineraries and special events.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo develop the Program for Local Afforestation Network Training (PLANT). PLANT will engage key provincial partners and develop strategies to ensure specialized forestry expertise is transferred from one generation of Ontarians to the next.
$114,800 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity of Northern First Nations to get communities to examine opportunities to develop tourism activities with local economic benefits.
$130,000 over 12 monthsTo support leadership development and multi-stakeholder dialogue among youth leaders working to improve water management practices in the areas of Halton, Bay of Quinte, Georgina Island and the Ottawa area.