Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Sudbury
March 7, 2013
$41,700 over 24 monthsTo fund costs associated with integrating Big Brothers and Big Sisters into a single association in Sault Ste. Marie. The new integrated organization is expected to reduce duplication and increase efficiency and consistency in service delivery.
$138,500 over 36 monthsTo hire a co-ordinator to enable the project collaborative to provide skills development, employment opportunities and social enterprise development for Francophone youth in need of additional support in Hearst and area.
$14,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase furniture and equipment to increase programs and activities for Francophones in Sault Ste. Marie and area.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo make renovations to this francophone cultural centre, including replacing a ramp, entrance doors and windows. These upgrades will ensure access for individuals of all ages and abilities in Kapuskasing and area.
$36,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the rink facility's condenser to maintain curling programs for youth, adults and seniors in Greater Sudbury and surrounding area.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase modular storage cases to protect equipment during storage, transportion and lending. This will increase the life of the equipment and ensure that the community groups can borrow the equipment to continue to offer artistic and cultural activities in the community.
$123,300 over 36 monthsTo develop and manage a Cooperative Community Shared Agriculture program and to incorporate local foods into the local Good Food Box program and in major post-secondary institutions. The project will increase access to healthy local food for individuals facing economic challenges and result in greater food security for the region.
$149,400 over 24 monthsTo fund operating expenses to establish reThink Green, a social enterprise and hub to incubate projects by young social entrepreneurs in Greater Sudbury. This will strengthen the environmental sector in Greater Sudbury and increase economic opportunities for youth.
$27,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to ensure that recreational, cultural and leisure opportunities are available for seniors in the community and the surrounding areas.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase marketing and promotional resources to promote this Francophone cultural literacy event.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase gardening tools and supplies, sheds and raised beds to create a community healing garden in Cochrane. The collaborative of Aboriginal service workers will explore the power of nature to improve the well-being of individuals and community.
$153,600 over 24 monthsTo implement an Important Bird Area (IBA) stewardship program to monitor and conserve local bird populations and habitats in the James Bay area, the traditional homelands of the Moose Cree First Nation people.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo update the exhibits in the interpretive centre located in the Harbour View Centre on Providence Bay beach. Upgrades will include interactive displays using computers and audiovisual equipment that will encourage visitors to stay and explore the community. Some of the static displays need to be updated with new exhibits.
$59,000 over 12 monthsTo provide funding for a coordinator and equipment to digitize the archival collection of the Wawa Public Library. This will ensure preservation of the materials and enhance online public access to the collection through a website.
$115,000 over 36 monthsTo hire an administrative director to increase the capacity of the organization to engage in innovative partnerships, generate revenue from a diversity of sources and scale up the development of community arts across the City of Greater Sudbury.
$92,700 over 24 monthsTo develop resources to enhance the experience of users of the Hub Trail, a 22-kilometre non-motorized trail around the city of Sault Ste. Marie. The resources will include a web portal, trail guide, Quick Response codes on trail markers and an audio tour. The trail guide and audio tour will be produced in English, French and Anishinaabemowin.
$13,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase new exercise machines and sports equipment so this First Nation community can continue to operate fitness and recreational programs for its residents.
$110,500 over 36 monthsTo fund part of a co-ordinator of development and communications position and to purchase equipment and marketing material. This will address the long-term sustainability of the organization and ensure venues for Francophone authors and musicians outside Quebec to have their work featured and celebrated.
$28,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase a tractor to perform many duties at the club such as arena grooming, snow removal, maintenance of roads and horse paddocks, cleaning stables and cutting grass.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo fund part of the salary of a music therapist to implement a music therapy program. The program will increase social interactions and enhance overall quality of life for older adults.
$37,500 over 12 monthsTo develop and produce the original play "Black Dog: 4 vs the World" by award-winning playwright Matthew Heiti in order to raise community awareness and provide educational support of teen mental health.
$50,700 over 12 monthsTo promote social inclusion of urban Aboriginal people by engaging youth in an Aboriginal Youth Action Circle and enhancing cross-cultural awareness and understanding of Aboriginal contributions to the area.
$46,800 over 24 monthsTo fund operating expenses to enable this organization to become sustainable and to promote Northern artists in the artist-run social enterprise Artists on Elgin in Greater Sudbury.
$72,700 over 12 monthsTo expand the existing community centre/library to provide a suitable space for an after-school tutoring program for students. The new room will also be used by other community groups for meetings and activities.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo fund promotion and marketing resources to help increase the number of participants and spectators to the 2013 Great Canadian Kayak Challenge to be held inTimmins in August. Thanks to OTF funding, the Festival will be able to continue to contribute to the economic health of the area.
$63,900 over 12 monthsTo fund renovations to newly leased premises to create new administrative offices and studio space for music lessons in downtown Timmins. The Orchestra is relocating because the owner of the property requires the space for its own operations.
$11,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase chairs and kitchen and audiovisual equipment so the Wharf Building can function as a community arts centre. The kitchen equipment will allow food service at functions and the chairs and audiovisual equipment will be used to present films, slide shows and lectures.
$25,000 over 6 monthsTo help fund the costs of events and activities during BridgeFest weekend, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Manitoulin Swing Bridge, the island's only year round connection to the mainland.
$5,700 over 6 monthsTo complete the rejuvenation of the Tatachikapika canoe route in the Timmins area by clearing all remaining portages and campsites, installing signage and producing a route map.
November 1, 2012
$21,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a consultant to work with the collaborative team to review governance policies, develop a template and provide training to enhance the effectiveness of several small Francophone community organizations in Greater Sudbury.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a pre-fab roof, which will be installed over top of a concrete slab. This improved facility will increase the involvement of youth and seniors in summer and winter physical activity programs.
$10,600 over 12 monthsTo replace aged equipment to ensure the continuity of recreational and physical activities and programs for curlers of all ages in this small rural community.
$75,600 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to develop partnerships, improve fundraising efforts and attract more volunteers. The organization will enhance its sustainability and continue to develop its social entrepreneurship capacity to continue to provide programs and services for Francophone seniors and the community.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a wheelchair van in order to increase access to community programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities.
$15,800 over 12 monthsTo enhance the Triangle Park greenspace in order to expand healthy outdoor activity space for local seniors. A gazebo and benches will be installed to increase community use.
$2,700 over 12 monthsTo train ski instructors who will promote skiing and physical fitness in Espanola and surrounding area.
$15,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase sewing machines, knitting, crocheting tools, supplies, storage and flooring. This will enable the collaborative to provide intergenerational community-based learning opportunities in both official languages for youth in Chapleau.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo complete repairs to the foundation, floor and walls of this Sheguiandah-based club to ensure its structural integrity and provide a safer gathering place for community residents.
$93,900 over 24 monthsTo hire a project co-ordinator and develop and implement an electronic hub. This will increase the capacity of the Francophone community to continue to build community connections, increase leveraging of resources and knowledge, enhance communication and promote additional partnerships and collaborations in Greater Sudbury.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new snow machine, which will be used by volunteers to maintain and groom ski trails for the benefit of the residents of Smooth Rock Falls and area.
$49,200 over 12 monthsTo prepare a case for financial support, program manuals and a strategic plan to help Project George become more sustainable and to share the model with other communities. Developed in response to the youth suicide crisis in Moose Factory, Project George is an outdoor education program for at-risk Cree youth.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a snowmobile. This will enable the organization to enhance its volunteers' ability to maintain the trails and to continue to promote cross-country skiing in Greater Sudbury and area.
$16,500 over 12 monthsTo create a business plan for the organization and to conduct a feasibility study for a social enterprise. These planning projects will strengthen the organization's ability to meet a growing demand for services for youth at risk in Sault Ste. Marie.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment for the Girls Hockey Association of Chapleau. This new hockey equipment will ensure that girls can safely participate in the sport of hockey and will enable the organization to introduce a dry land training program.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install new vinyl flooring in the Legion Hall to improve comfort and safety for community members who attend functions and activities at the hall.
$75,000 over 24 monthsTo support the Passport to Unity multicultural festival in transitioning to a stand-alone organization. Funds will be used to hire a transition researcher/planner who will support a community advisory committee in developing a business plan, which will guide the Festival through the transition.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement an outreach strategy to increase participation of underprivileged and under-represented groups in skiing and snowboarding. Increased use of the Searchmont Ski Resort will help to sustain this key element of the community's winter recreation infrastructure.
$38,400 over 12 monthsTo conduct a preliminary technical and financial feasibility study of a solar farm potential on Serpent River First Nation lands. This study will determine the feasibility of a renewable energy project that would provide employment for community members and an ongoing revenue stream for the First Nation.
$29,500 over 12 monthsTo ensure a safer sailing facility by replacing aged exterior decking, railings and dingy docks and by completing a survey of underwater navigation hazards in the vicinity of the club. Funding will also provide a learn-to-sail program for children and adults in 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie and area.
$92,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a research team to carry out a community-based research and social action project. This initiative will address racism and increase cross-cultural awareness, promote respect for Aboriginal culture and boost economic, social and educational opportunities for all members of the community.
$18,100 over 12 monthsTo install new stage lighting in the Burns Wharf Theatre in Manitowaning to improve the reliability of stage lighting for performances and to reduce energy consumption.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase books and DVDs in French and various technical equipment like keyboards and software, which will enhance library services for local residents of all ages and abilities.
$6,600 over 12 monthsTo renovate the washrooms in the public library in Massey. This will ensure barrier-free access for individuals of all ages and abilities in the community.
$103,200 over 24 monthsTo purchase resources and tools that will support volunteers in implementing a sampling project to collect data about the water quality and quantity along the lower Vermilion River. The organization will be able to recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality within the Vermilion River Watershed.
June 28, 2012
$37,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a Public Education Co-ordinator to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and provide education and support for people living with the disease. Caregivers will also be provided with support in both official languages in Hearst and Kapuskasing.
$11,400 over 6 monthsTo purchase a full-colour, high-speed printer/copier and new office computers in order to enhance the organization's capacity to produce high quality promotional material for itself and other arts groups in the community.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo purchase a printer and hire an event and fundraising co-ordinator to maintain programs and services for individuals and families in Greater Sudbury and area.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo improve trails by widening tight corners and filling in low areas to reduce the potential of injury for skiers and to meet the national standards of Cross Country Ski Canada. The club will also buy a portable generator to supply power to its clubhouse for races and special events and purchase a trail drag to produce smooth trails for skiers.
$32,000 over 12 monthsTo complete repairs to the roof, attic, siding and foundation of the club to eliminate water leaks and ensure the structural integrity of the building. The club will also replace an old brine pump to ensure effective ice-making for curling.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo hire staff and purchase program supplies. This will enable this collaborative to further develop and implement cultural and artistic programs for young Francophone children in Greater Sudbury and area.
$36,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase a vehicle to ensure that transit services are maintained for seniors and individuals with mobility challenges in the community.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate its recovery and transition homes for men aged 16 and older recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction in Sault Ste. Marie. The renovations will make the homes more energy efficient and safer for residents, volunteers and employees.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the leaky roof and hire a co-ordinator to maintain and expand the programs and services for Francophone Seniors in Greater Sudbury.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo fund a program manager position to implement stream rehabilitation projects in order to enhance fish habitat in streams across the island.
$60,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase computer equipment and hire a consultant to develop a marketing plan and a fund development plan and to review the social enterprise. This will enhance the organizational capacity to meet the increasing demands for in-home support to seniors and individuals living with disabilities in Greater Sudbury.
$9,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase percussion instruments to enable the group to increase opportunities for youth to participate in the local marching band.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase risers in response to increased choir membership and to enable the group to continue providing concerts for people of all ages and abilities in Greater Sudbury and area.
$34,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase new office and classroom furnishings and equipment to provide a more comfortable working and learning environment for employees and learners.
$13,900 over 12 monthsTo undertake renovations at the Laird Fairgrounds to enhance accessibility and safety for workers and visitors.
$6,400 over 6 monthsTo enhance the marketing of the Group of Seven and Glenn Gould Train Event to make it a financially viable tourism attraction that will bring new visitors to the Sault Ste. Marie area.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo construct a deck to the seniors' club. This will ensure accessibility for people of all ages and abilities in the community.
$5,400 over 12 monthsTo build a roof on the outdoor stage. This will enable the Association to continue to host the Blues Festival and other events that have an economic impact in the community.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof of the Field House at Strathclair Field Sports Complex to prevent water damage to the structure. The existing shingles will be removed and ice and water protection, new shingles, soffit, fascia and flashing will be installed.
$6,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment and train volunteers to implement Project Lifesaver in Sault Ste. Marie. The Project uses radio transmitting bracelets to quickly locate persons with dementia, autism or other diseases who have wandered away from their caregivers.
$55,000 over 24 monthsTo support the implementation of a Vulnerable Persons Registry that will enhance the safety of local people at risk during emergencies by providing key information to first responders.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a project administrator and event coordinator to help plan a number of special events and activities to mark the symphony's 40th anniversary. These events are expected to increase attendance at symphony performances and enhance the financial sustainability of the organization.
$10,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase tables, chairs, a range and a bingo machine. This will enable the organization to maintain its programs and services for seniors in Cochrane and area.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo support the purchase of a new tractor to groom and maintain this community-run golf course. The improved quality of the course will help in retaining volunteers and attracting new members from Smooth Rock Falls and neighbouring communities to participate in this sport that contributes to an active, healthy lifestyle.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment and mats to ensure a safe environment for young gymnasts. This will also enable the organization to expand the junior programs and introduce new programs for youth with various abilities in Timmins and area.
$33,900 over 12 monthsTo replace the headers in the curling rink to ensure the continued operation and financial viability of the curling club so that it can continue to provide a venue for large community gatherings.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the Club's washrooms and install a ramp to ensure accessibility for individuals of all ages and abilities to this community space.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase timing equipment. This will ensure that the organization complies with racing standards set out by the International Ski Federation. This initiative will enable the organization to maintain the sport of ski racing and promote physical fitness.
$87,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the entrance of the community recreation centre to ensure accessibility for people of all ages and abilities.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo assist with the costs of equipment and operating expenses to establish an arts centre in the community of White River. The centre will provide training in ceramics, pottery and sculpture for residents.