Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Sudbury
March 4, 2015
$5,700 over 12 monthsTo renovate the gallery and community conference room, adding new equipment that will make it more user friendly for meetings and events in Chapleau.
$58,700 over 12 monthsTo make this Francophone seniors centre more accessible by renovating and upgrading washroom facilities.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo celebrate the 400 years of Francophone presence in Ontario by celebrating Franco-Ontarian and Métis cultures. To help promote 2015 events, funds will be used for marketing, performers' fees and other program costs.
$8,500 over 12 monthsTo cultivate community gardens that will help develop local and sustainable food systems. Funds for this collaborative initiative will be used to purchase gardening materials.
$154,300 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of reThink Green, a collaborative initiative that engages people in their local environment. Funds will be used to hire an Executive Director, cover program costs and purchase a data management platform that will foster communications with individuals and organizations in the area.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo assist this collaborative initiative in hosting events in 2015 that celebrate 400 years of Francophone history in Ontario and promote local communities. Funds will help with marketing and program costs.
$74,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a project coordinator and provide operational capacity for the development, construction, signing and launch of seventeen access points along Lake Superior completing the water portion of the Trans Canada Trail in time for Canada's 150th Birthday and Trans Canada Trail's 25th Anniversary in 2017.
$55,000 over 24 monthsTo provide greater access for children, youth and their families to Francophone theatre and cultural programs. Funds will be used to hire a coordinator, produce education materials and help with marketing.
$14,700 over 12 monthsTo ensure this community arts and culture space is more accessible to people of all ages and abilities by installing automatic door openers. Funds will also be used to purchase new tables and chairs.
$82,600 over 12 monthsTo improve the infrastructure and safety features of an outdoor community rink by redoing the concrete surface and installing dasher boards that absorb player impact. These upgrades will increase the number of local sports activities at the site.
$57,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase new equipment and provide training for volunteers. These improvements will increase accessibility to both water and alpine ski programs by reducing physical and economic barriers in the Algoma Region.
$12,200 over 12 monthsTo upgrade this community centre by adding a new drop ceiling with updated lighting, and a new floor. This project will ensure a safe gathering place is available for all residents of Iroquois Falls and surrounding areas.
$31,000 over 12 monthsTo establish an ash tree seed conservation program to help protect the species against the area's Emerald Ash borer infestation. A Seed and Native Species Technician will be hired to oversee the initiative.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo establish the Greater Sudbury Festival and Events Network, strengthening the capacity of the arts and culture community. Funds will be used for facilitators' fees, training, website development, and workshops.
$48,900 over 12 monthsTo enhance both player and coaching development for soccer in the area by hiring a District Administrator and expanding volunteer training opportunities.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase accessibility by installing an elevator, which will allow people of all ages and abilities to use the building for community meetings and events in South Porcupine.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Francophone presence in Ontario. Funds will be used to help with performers' fees, marketing and program costs for celebrations in Timmins and surrounding area in 2015.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo reduce risk of flooding and structural damage at this community space by re-engineering and installing a new storm and sewer system, ensuring the building's longevity.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo make the Community Volunteer Income Tax program and other local programs more accessible for low-income families. More volunteer training opportunities will be provided. Funds will purchase a server and computer equipment.
$66,000 over 12 monthsTo increase awareness around gardening and food security issues. Funds will be used to engage local residents by building a community greenhouse, planting gardens, purchasing equipment, and hosting workshops.
October 30, 2014
$23,500 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof of the seniors' centre in Greater Sudbury. This will ensure that the multi-use facility is safe for participants and that programs, services and activities are maintained in the area.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo create and facilitate training modules highlighting Group of Seven Artists. Training will be offered to residents, organizations and tourism operators across the Algoma Region, thereby strengthening the capacity, vibrancy and growth the region's artistic and cultural community.
$145,800 over 36 monthsTo implement Fruit For All, an urban fruit gleaning program. Funds will be used for staffing and program costs, and to support participating volunteers and community landowners as they help build a sustainable food system for the Greater Sudbury community.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a sport and recreation worker to facilitate active living programs, increase awareness of health and physical opportunities and host a youth conference for residents and organizations of Manitoulin Island and the North Shore.
$89,600 over 12 monthsTo replace outdated equipment with 3 efficient snow guns, a snow tiller, safety netting and race equipment. These upgrades will lower power and water consumption and allow snow-making to start earlier. An extended season will provide more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in downhill skiing, and increase venues to improve sustainability.
$91,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase dasher boards, to be installed at the municipally-run outdoor rink in Markstay. The boards will help create and maintain the ice and increase the number of year-round activities that may be offered at the venue.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo build on the success of the "When I sing" initiative by supporting costs for program supplies, sheet music, music arrangement, website updates, promotion and a videographer. The initiative promotes positive change and wellbeing for individuals by combining wellness and song, and reaches people who traditionally would not have participated in such activities in Greater Sudbury.
$142,800 over 12 monthsTo broaden access to free, accessible and safe play areas for children by installing a splash pad in the French River community of Alban.
$133,900 over 12 monthsTo replace the trusses, install energy-efficient lighting and purchase a new ice compressor for the Central Algoma Centennial Centre in the town of Bruce Mines. These improvements will decrease operational costs, improve ice conditions and ensure that this four-season community facility is available to people of all ages and abilities for a variety of social and recreational activities.
$9,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase commercial appliances that will enable this grassroots organization to maintain programs, services and activities that strengthen the vibrancy of the cultural community as well as events like the local Blues Festival that have cultural, social and economic impacts in the entire region.
$14,400 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof shingles the organization's building in Espanola. These improvements will ensure that this aging but well-used facility continues to be available year-round to people of all ages and abilities for a variety of social and recreational activities for many years to come.
$105,000 over 36 monthsTo fund some staff, program and administration costs associated with strengthening linkages within the sports community. This will increase knowledge and improve the skills of volunteers, staff and athletes, and promote leadership and collaboration in sports and recreation in Greater Sudbury.
$110,300To hire staff, assist with operational expenses and strengthen the organization's administrative framework. These improvements will allow the group to continue and improve their community arts projects across the Algoma District.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a permanent, on-site water source at the two community gardens locations which will help ensure the long-term sustainability of the gardens and support the community's capacity to continue to build local and sustainable food systems.
June 26, 2014
$60,500 over 12 monthsTo engage the community in the creation of three large scale graffiti art projects in the downtown core of Sault Ste Marie. Grafitti Reframed is a collaboration of public and private partnerships that will help educate and engage residents on the potential of graffiti arts and provide training for youth interested in the creation of public art.
$126,700 over 24 monthsTo implement the business plan for an Employee Assistance Program as a social enterprise that would be available to employers in the Greater Sudbury area. This will enable the centre to maintain and enhance programs and services to help individuals and families resolve difficulties, develop coping skills and learn to make healthier choices. Funds will be used to hire a coordinator and support program costs.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo create a business case, concept design and capital fundraising campaign for the creation of a life skills and job training centre that would serve developmentally-challenged adults on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo pilot an innovative approach to reducing domestic violence by creating a 'community of practice' where service organizations in the Greater Sudbury area work together to offer a full continuum of service to male abusers and their families, offering programming and counseling from pre- to post-sentencing. Funds will be used to hire staff, and operate and evaluate the program.
$101,100 over 12 monthsTo install new accessible playground equipment and renovate the field house with a barrier-free washroom and upgrades to the kitchen. A new barrier-free exterior door will ensure the facility is accessible for individuals of all ages and abilities in this community in the Greater Sudbury area. Families with children of differing abilities will be able to visit the park together.
$54,100 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the sewer pipes and replace a commercial-grade refrigerator. Funds will also be used to hire a communications officer to raise awareness about the programs and services available to Francophone seniors and their families in Greater Sudbury, and to promote active living to reduce isolation .
$49,100 over 12 monthsTo repair the exterior of this well-used community building for its safe and continued use by Francophone and Aboriginal community members in Elliot Lake.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase an ice shaving machine and supporting accessories to provide safer and higher-quality curling surfaces at the Noëlville arena. The municipality is collaborating with the French River Curling Club to enhance participants' curling experience and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The equipment will also be made available to surrounding communities.
$44,000 over 12 monthsTo create a collaborative structure where community organizations can assess and address the needs of newcomers and recent immigrants. Funds will be used to conduct a social network analysis, facilitate discussions around governance and support administrative costs. This will bring English- and French-language service providers together to map existing networks and assess how to better serve newcomer needs in the Greater Sudbury area.
$68,000 over 12 monthsTo build the capacity of Transgender Social Support Services Inc. (TG Innerselves). This will enable this collaborative project to increase awareness of gender identity issues by providing transgender sensitivity training to businesses and organizations in the Greater Sudbury area. Funds will be used to hire a project coordinator and cover program and administration costs, board development, advertising, travel, and evaluation.
$123,700 over 24 monthsTo hire an executive director to increase the organization's capacity and financial sustainability, and raise awareness of workplace issues by vulnerable groups including Francophones, women, Aboriginal people and young workers in the Sudbury Region.
$141,900 over 24 monthsTo complete an environmental assessment and formulate a rehabilitation plan for the area around Stobie Creek. These plans will help to safeguard and restore the ecosystems of Lake Huron and the North Shore, by implementing best practices with the farming community and sharing data with organizations within the Algoma-Manitoulin region. Funds will be used for staffing and program expenses.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo provide seed funding to implement the business plan and develop the Northern Ontario Centre for Learning Differences, a support network for groups that work with individuals, particularly children and youth, with learning disabilities and their families across Northeastern Ontario. Funds will be used to support staffing, programing costs, a regional conference and progress evaluation.
$23,800 over 12 monthsTo create a community garden that is centrally located, accessible by wheelchair and available to the entire community. A committee of volunteers will use the garden to educate residents about the the importance of local and sustainable food systems. Funds will be used to purchase fencing, gates, a shed, tools, benches, soil for raised beds, signage, seeds and rain barrels.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install automatic door openers in the Recreation Complex, the largest multi-use facility and community hub in the area. This complex is designated as an emergency response centre and is used for a wide range of recreational activities. The new doors will mean the facility is accessible to people of all abilities.