March 4, 2015
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo improve physical access to the main entrance by building a new barrier-free ramp, installing an automatic door and renovating the landing, canopy and stairs. These renovations will make this community building fully accessible.
$59,300 over 24 monthsTo develop training opportunities and new materials which will enhance the organization's capacity to offer the Deaf Family Literacy program to more families and service providers in Ottawa and across Ontario.
$103,600 over 24 monthsTo launch a pilot program, which will establish a satellite office to provide new program opportunities for children and youth in Pembroke, Renfew and Arnprior. This investment will also support hiring two new staff members, who will support program expansion and sustainability.
$72,000 over 12 monthsTo develop and evaluate new ways of delivering recreational programs for at-risk children and youth from low-income neighbourhoods in Ottawa, by using best practices found in the fields of mental health and education.
$51,500 over 12 monthsTo provide the newly formed Conseil des arts de Prescott-Russell with professional consultants who will assist in the development of their strategic direction for the next 3 to 5 years. This strategic plan will allow the organization to make a targeted impact on the local arts, culture and heritage sectors.
$60,000 over 18 monthsTo pilot an early intervention and prevention program to empower parents and families and develop a shared leadership model within the Pikwakanagan First Nations community. The model will be adapted to the needs of the First Nation and will promote volunteer engagement while providing ongoing peer and facilitated support to improve family parental resilience and the wellbeing of children.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo establish an employment program to support adults with intellectual disabilities, by engaging local employers to provide opportunities for people who face employment barriers.
$56,500 over 12 monthsTo increase access to educational and cultural resources, by creating an online hub which will feature updated cultural profiles in a relevant, accurate and fun way. Resources will be translated into French, Mohawk, Ojibwe and Oji-Cree.
$18,400 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for recreation for young people, by purchasing equipment for this martial arts studio. Investing in new mats, head protectors and chest protectors will have lasting impact for this small, rural, volunteer-run organization.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase adapted physical recreation opportunities for special needs children and youth from the Ottawa and surrounding areas. An adapted rubberized play surface will be installed at the Miracle League of Ottawa's new baseball facility at the Notre-Dame-des-Champs Park, improving safety for participants.
$124,200 over 12 monthsTo enhance arts programming for youth in Akwesasne. This investment will increase traditional cultural knowledge by developing a performing arts program, supporting the travel troupe and renovating the amphitheatre.
$121,100 over 24 monthsTo implement the Ottawa Connector Program, which is a referral process that will support employment-ready immigrants as they build their professional networks. This investment will help newcomers find employment in their field.
$165,700 over 36 monthsTo build the capacity of the newly-established organization by hiring an Executive Director and growing its pool of advisors who will strengthen the environment sector in Ottawa. Over 200 volunteers with expertise in sustainability will lend their support to 50 or more innovative local environmental initiatives.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo support the renovations of this community theatre, so that it can continue to host annual productions and offer community programming. This investment will support the renovation of the roof and replacement of the windows, and upgrading the HVAC system, which will improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a Development Director, who will design, implement and execute a fund development program. This staff position will focus on increasing monthly donations, expanding annual fundraisers, and engaging volunteers.
$77,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time staff person who will guide and support volunteers in delivering programs which support local seniors as they maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
$22,700 over 12 monthsTo improve physical access to programs and services for seniors in Cornwall, by replacing the gymnasium floor and installing a ramp and automatic door.
$222,300 over 36 monthsTo build evaluation capacity using the Results-Based Accountability model with agencies from the Ottawa Coalition of Community Houses and the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative. Three new staff members will be hired to coach and mentor participating agencies to develop and implement evaluation frameworks, and use their findings to improve performance.
$59,300 over 12 monthsTo increase organizational capacity by developing a fundraising framework. This framework will focus on awareness campaigns for key environmental issues.
$180,000 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of environmental organizations in the Champlain region through networking and shared-learning gatherings, and one-on-one organizational capacity support. The initiative will also improve the long-term sustainability of the National Capital Environmental Non-profit Network.
$126,000 over 24 monthsTo broaden community access to affordable year-round recreational fitness centre programming. In partnership with the Madawaska Valley District High School, the Madawaska Valley Fitness Centre will be launched. Funds will cover staffing, as well as advertising and outreach costs to develop the membership from Barry's Bay, Combermere, Wilno and surrounding rural communities.
$13,100 over 12 monthsTo support volunteers in the maintenance of John Crysler Memorial park and rink in Crysler by purchasing equipment needed to maintain the park, rink surface and volleyball courts. This investment will provide a clean and safe area for sports and recreation activities for the community.
$206,000 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement a coordinated and integrated city-wide approach to bullying prevention and intervention. Community partners will work collaboratively to identify systemic barriers and develop the overall strategy.
October 30, 2014
$29,500 over 12 monthsTo increase access to the arts by providing African drumming programming for 70 children living in seven low-income Ottawa housing communities. This place-based program will support professional artists working with children aged 8 to 14, who will benefit from learning, playing and performing music.
$21,400 over 12 monthsTo increase the organization's fundraising capacity by hiring a consultant to develop a Fundraising Road Map. The Fundraising Road Map will assist the board of directors and other volunteers in their capital campaign goal of raising $500,000 towards the construction of a new location.
$159,000 over 36 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity to meet the bereavement needs of the community by developing partnerships, enhancing programs and services, identifying opportunities for shared services and addressing long-term sustainability.
$128,400 over 36 monthsTo develop a culturally appropriate service model that is responsive to the needs of francophone immigrant women who have been victims of sexual violence. Comprehensive research on needs and best practice models will inform the development of new services, and this new model will be shared with other communities in Ontario once pilot-testing has been completed.
$135,800 over 36 monthsTo engage faith communities in environmental awareness by strengthening the Greening Sacred Spaces in the Champlain region. This investment will also support the "Mission Per Square Foot" pilot project, which will result in more sustainable faith buildings that better serve the needs of the entire community.
$297,500 over 48 monthsTo increase access to active, affordable and safe transportation choices in Ottawa through community engagement, mapping, community audits, policy development, partnership development and pop-up projects like cargo bike sharing. Funding will build the Healthy Transportation Coalition's capacity to address the transportation barriers that prevent people from being able to socially and economically participate in community life.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo increase the scale, diversity, accessibility and impact of the organization's support for Ottawa area nonprofit groups. This investment will help HUB Ottawa as they develop a Social Innovation Scorecard to measure social progress, and host networking, community building and skills building events for nonprofit groups.
$114,000 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of this music education centre in Ottawa so that more students can benefit from music education and music camp services, by funding salaries for an executive director and a studio manager.
$88,000 over 12 monthsTo improve accessibility and increase energy efficiency by completing capital improvements to the building. The main hall is extensively used by the local rural community for events, meetings and gatherings, and upgrades are needed to continue to meet the needs of the community.
$26,300 over 12 monthsTo improve service delivery of sports and recreation programming for francophone children in the Ottawa region. Research into participation rates will be conducted, a community-based action plan will be developed and implemented to effectively address francophone community programming needs.
$248,500 over 36 monthsTo support Ottawa Youth Active Media, a skill development and civic engagement program for youth. Youth will be exposed to arts education and will develop employability skills including leadership and video production for the benefit of neighbourhood-based initiatives.
$222,300 over 36 monthsTo implement an after-school literacy program for children and youth from the Baycrest, Sandalwood and Cedarwood communities. With support of other community-based agencies, tools and resources, the program will offer 135 newcomer students homework help, social opportunities and peer support to help them integrate better into Canadian society and improve academic achievement.
$197,000 over 36 monthsTo operate the "Seniors Centre Without Walls" project. This initiative will allow vulnerable and isolated seniors and adults with physical disabilities to access a network of programs and services from their homes through teleconferencing services. This initiative will offer almost 700 sessions annually to as many as 7,000 participants.
$204,800 over 36 monthsTo support the expansion of the Leading Note Foundation programming in nine different Ottawa locations. This will increase access to music and choral training for children who would not otherwise have these opportunities.
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity to provide evidence-based programs and services to Inuit children and youth, explore the feasibility of extending its mandate to other regions in the province and to develop comprehensive operational plans for future programming in Ottawa and in other Ontario communities.
$73,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the Forester's Fall library branch to increase accessibility for patrons with limited mobility. Existing washroom facilities will be converted into a single universal barrier-free washroom, and an addition to the building will enlarge the circulation space and collection area, greatly increasing accessibility and independence for library visitors dependent on the use of mobility devices.
$103,800 over 24 monthsTo deliver, evaluate and sustain evidence-based addiction services provided at the Mamisarvik Healing Centre by completing a comprehensive accreditation process. This investment will also support the implementation of the Evaluation Plan for Youth Care (EPYC), which is a provincial initiative focused on youth addiction services.
June 26, 2014
$66,800 over 24 monthsTo develop employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Barry's Bay and surrounding regions of Renfrew County by hiring a Project Coordinator and Community Developer to implement a multi-year strategic plan.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo increase sports and recreation opportunities for members of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and the surrounding communities, by upgrading an outdoor rink located on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County.
$33,700 over 24 months
to increase access to French language services in Renfrew County, by increasing funding for a part-time Project Coordinator and expanding the www.francos-compte-renfrew.ca website.
$300,000 over 48 monthsTo support this organization and St-Mary's Home in achieving recognized provincial standards for children's mental health services. This will ensure that both groups have capacity to implement cutting edge, evidence-informed practices.
$15,000 over 24 monthsTo establish the Creative Capital Exchange process, which will enable local arts organizations in Ottawa to collaboratively create positive change by increasing their knowledge on issues of governance and management.
$276,600 over 36 monthsTo support the Ottawa Comprehensive Community Sustainability Project which will engage communities in energy conservation, water conservation, sustainable transportation and local food projects. Communities will receive support and training to implement environmental projects and to develop social enterprises for long-term sustainability.
$82,100 over 24 monthsTo establish a new choral group made up of up to 30 street-involved and youth facing multiple barriers and provide them with basic music reading and performing skills and to compete in the annual Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo mobilize and train older volunteers to serve as volunteer-visitors for home bound seniors in the Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry regions of Eastern Ontario. These trained volunteers will provide 2500 households with information and support on the topics of health and well-being, financial security and personal security.
$119,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time Executive Director, which will increase its outreach to the francophone population in Hawksbury, as the organization celebrates its 40th anniversary.
$24,500 over 12 monthsTo replace the septic system, which will result in the improved operation of the facility and continued availability of curling programs and other community events.
$144,400 over 36 monthsTo support youth-led sports and recreation projects by providing leadership training for Ottawa area youth and youth-serving organizations.
$88,600 over 12 monthsTo strengthen the local food economy and address food security issues in Renfrew County by enhancing the local food distribution system, developing food hubs, engaging the community, building partnerships and delivering community events.
$92,800 over 24 monthsTo increase organizational capacity to deliver new community food security programs, which will focus on greater access to healthy foods and promoting healthy eating. This investment will also support the organization in leading the establishment of an Ottawa Network for Community Food Banks.
$223,700 over 36 monthsTo implement evidence-based community crime prevention strategies in the west-end of Ottawa, with the goal of decreasing drug-dealing, drug-use and home takeovers.
$74,000 over 12 monthsTo develop an integrated crisis intervention and suicide prevention strategy for Renfrew County. Universal tools, processes, protocols and training will be developed and adopted by hospitals and community agencies in order to facilitate increased access to services and continuity of care.
$155,800 over 24 monthsTo increase access to outdoor education programs in Renfrew County through partnership development, volunteer engagement, long-term planning and capital improvements.
$209,100 over 36 monthsTo expand the Dragonfly program at the Ottawa School of Dance, which provides dance classes for young people with Down Syndrome and enhances their regular academic courses in core subjects by providing alternative teaching tools. This program also provides Education Assistant students from nearby Algonquin College with hands-on learning opportunities.
$74,800 over 12 months
to gather life stories from local residents of Casselman, which will be used to create a community-based theatre event called "The Butterfly Effect." This will include theatre, song and music inspired by local folklore within the community.
$65,000 over 12 monthsTo construct a splash pad in Embrun which will serve all communities within the Township of Russell. This will provide much-needed recreational water park for families and will increase access to quality and safe active living activities.
$141,200 over 24 monthsTo support the use of traditionally appropriate and culturally relevant teachings about family relationships among members of the Aboriginal community in Ottawa, by expanding the "Parenting Bundle" program.