March 6, 2014
$12,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase three canoes, camping equipment and a utility trailer. This investment will increase the quality of outdoor programming for children and youth in Blackburn Hamlet.
$126,700 over 24 monthsTo partner with the City of Ottawa to develop and pilot the Minds in Motion program in Ottawa. Minds in Motion is an eight week fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and a friend, family member or care partner. As a result of this investment, more than 150 people with dementia will increase their level of physical activity and social engagement.
$32,000 over 12 monthsTo improve organizational effectiveness by hiring consultants to assist in the development of a strategic plan.
$86,500 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of this Ottawa-based organization to expand its coverage of arts and culture events by creating a pool of community bloggers and reporters. These writers will reach out to under served communities and provide a strong digital platform for the publicizing of their artistic work.
$149,000 over 36 monthsTo support Arts Ottawa East to to broaden their operations to more Ottawa neighbourhoods, with activities like street festivals.
$34,000 over 12 monthsTo support the creation of thirteen short television episodes, on themes like family law and housing rights, which will raise awareness among the francophone population of their rights and responsibilities within the legal system of Ontario. This initiative builds on the success of the CliquezJustice.ca web site, by diversifying the communication outreach methods.
$191,700 over 36 monthsTo enhance community engagement in the planning and preparation for the One Planet Community at The Isles site in Ottawa. This investment will focus on engaging youth and aboriginal people.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo invest in the development of a tool which will quantify the impact of tenants' efforts to live more sustainably. This tool will help the organization provide report cards for tenants which will encourage positive behavior. It will also be shared with other organizations.
$198,900 over 36 monthsTo provide training and encourage the use of Personal Outcome Measures, which is a best practice model developed by the Council for Quality and Leadership. This model will be used as the basis of service delivery for individuals with developmental disabilities living in Renfrew County. This investment will encourage informed service planning and increased opportunities for collaboration across the region around emerging needs.
$18,900 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the gallery's display lighting, by installing new colour-balanced bulbs and energy efficient light fixtures. This will result in energy cost savings for the organization.
$14,800 over 12 monthsTo invest in additional safety equipment which will improve circus program training safety. This investment will also increase touring capacity and fund renovations to improve the organization's rehearsal space.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the washroom facilities of the Community Centre to make them fully accessible for people with reduced mobility.
$96,600 over 24 monthsTo build the organization’s capacity to promote science and evidence-based decision-making by engaging the scientific community with the not-for-profit sector in Ottawa and increasing civic participation. This investment will also support the organization as it strengthens Board governance, develops a sustainability plan and hires an Executive Director .
$114,400 over 24 monthsTo support the "In Love and in Danger" (ILID), a program that works with high school students to promote healthy relationships. The program includes strategies that specifically address emerging issues and trends such as harassment and the posting of images on social media. This investment will actively engage high school teachers and students by having them create campaigns to increase critical thinking around this topic.
$85,100 over 12 monthsTo increase accessibility to all amenities offered at the Sow and Grow Farm, which is a facility used daily by several organizations working with special needs populations.
$190,100 over 36 monthsTo implement the Capital Kids introductory tennis program in priority neighbourhoods in Ottawa. This investment will reduce the barriers to participation for children who are between 6 and 12 years old.
$199,600 over 36 monthsTo support the development and implementation of an EcoDistrict in Ottawa by engaging the community in developing green infrastructure.
$193,900 over 36 monthsTo increase participation and skills of 36 street-engaged young adults in arts and cultural activities by implementing and evaluating a new art and workforce readiness program. The program will provide traditionally isolated individuals with direct access to skills development based on their strengths and through supportive community connections.
$94,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a Coordinator to increase the Sanctuary's capacity to recruit, train and manage volunteers. This investment will also strengthen the organization's administrative and fundraising capacity, which will increase wildlife preservation and ecosystem rehabilitation in the region.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization to address specific needs of the Chinese immigrant population in the Ottawa area by investing in a Volunteer Coordinator, who will recruit and train volunteers within this cultural community.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a lighting system at the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument in downtown Ottawa. This investment will increase this monument's accessibility and visibility to the community.
$212,400 over 36 monthsTo support the ongoing coordination, implementation and monitoring of the Age-Friendly Ottawa Community Framework. A full-time Program Manager will collaborate with Public Health Agency Canada to develop a list of core indicators that will be employed in a national evaluation initiative to assess impact of Age-Friendly initiatives.
$22,900 over 24 monthsTo increase community engagement in the Native Flora program on Petrie Island in Ottawa by hiring a part-time coordinator.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo invest in hosting additional Good Food Markets, which are pop-up markets that sell affordable fruits, vegetables and dry goods in communities where food access is limited. This investment will support the hiring of additional staff, and will result in greater access to fresh, nutritious foods in priority neighbourhoods.
$20,900 over 12 monthsTo improve accessibility to recreational facilities in the community of Hardwood Lake, by renovating the outdoor pavilion. This investment will also fund renovations of the site's washroom, to make it fully accessible.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new, fully accessible play structure in Mill Street Park, to be used by local children.
$180,300 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement a new sustainable business model for Tucker House, in Rockland, through the lens of social entrepreneurship. This investment will support renovations and upgrades which will make the community space more inviting and functional for program delivery, meetings and retreats.
$6,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase audio-visual equipment, which will reduce production costs incurred while hosting the annual poetry VerseFest and other events in a shared community performance space.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo fund a Project Coordinator, heritage, engineering and architectural consultants, to implement the next phase of the organization's action plan recreate an inter-active franco-ontarien pioneer village in St-Albert.
$79,200 over 12 monthsTo construct a splash pad in Williamstown which will be used by families in the Township of South Glengarry. The new facility will provide needed recreational space in this area.
October 31, 2013
$33,700 over 12 monthsTo support the work of five working committees as they develop the strategic directions for the Francophone community of Ottawa. Responding to recommendations that emerged at the symposium on French services held in Ottawa two years ago, these directions will result in an action plan to guide the community over the next few years.
$22,800 over 12 monthsTo replace the original roof on the main exhibit hall built in 1931 so that the hall is available for the annual fall fair and can better serve as a venue for other community events.
$375,000 over 60 monthsTo reduce drop-out rates of students in Bellevue-Caldwell, Shillington, Debra Dynes and Parkwood Hills where current drop-out rates average 42 percent. Modelled on the successful Pathways to Education Program, grade 8 students identified at high risk of school drop-out will receive comprehensive academic and social supports throughout their high school years.
$85,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the Riverside Park electrical system to meet safety standards and support Fiddle Week, a major cultural event held at the end of August in Pembroke. Celebrating traditional fiddle music and step dancing, the festival is supported by over 150 volunteers and attracts over 6000 festival-goers.
$67,400 over 36 monthsTo engage a youth coordinator to support volunteers, youth programming and youth-led initiatives. Grant funds will also support the cooperative as it transitions into a social enterprise. The new structure will strengthen program sustainability and engage more youth and families from Francophone ethnocultural communities in youth-led projects that build skills and encourage greater civic engagement.
$123,400 over 12 monthsTo make the entrance and washrooms fully accessible and upgrade the HVAC systems and the community kitchen so that the community of St. Andrews West will have access to an affordable, safe and comfortable multi-use community space.
$51,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase stage lighting and complete the reupholstering of seats in the Child's Auditorium, the only community performance facility in the north section of Renfrew county. Energy efficiency will increase as well as the safety, comfort and enjoyment of patrons.
$34,700 over 12 monthsTo support the development and delivery of conflict-resolution workshops in order to build problem-solving and conflict- resolution skills and leadership abilities of children and youth from Ottawa. Using examples from the diplomatic efforts of the Cold War, up to 600 students in grades 3 to 12 will take on key roles of government in a simulated nuclear disaster scenario.
$137,000 over 24 monthsTo support a community connections liaison who will offer programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Ottawa area. Family workshops, connection events and a web portal will help caregivers connect and better navigate social services. As well, grant funds will support evaluation and planning including the development of a fundraising plan to increase service sustainability.
$12,800 over 12 monthsTo support volunteers and improve trail access and safety by purchasing mowers and trailers. The 15-kilometre trail is maintained and groomed by volunteers and provides a natural environment in the Alexandria area for people to be physically active and enjoy the outdoors.
$138,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a special events coordinator who will increase the number of volunteers and donors and an administration and finance coordinator who will focus on governance, planning and financial management. Volunteer needs will be better met and the organization will see an increase in revenues.
$22,400 over 12 monthsTo construct an enclosed structure at the centre's drop-off location to protect donations of clothing, household items and electronics. Revenues generated by the centre's thrift shop will increase and the amount of donated goods that end up in the landfill site due to weather damage will be reduced.
$135,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator for Linking Hands, an initiative to reduce the impact of rural poverty in Dundas county by engaging rural communities in identifying, discussing and finding solutions to the barriers faced by people living in poverty. By supporting staffing costs, a sustainable model for collaborative grassroots projects that address local needs and identify sustainable strategies will be developed.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo better serve a growing membership and expand opportunities for more children and youth to participate in the sport of wrestling. Wrestling mats will be purchased, certification courses in coaching and refereeing will be offered and two new satellite programs will be established in the Ottawa region.
$36,000 over 12 monthsTo develop the Share the Puck introductory hockey program for children aged 7 to 12 who face participation barriers in the Ottawa region. Grant funds will support ice time, transportation, marketing, administrator and instructor costs. Free training clinics and camps will introduce 500 children from low-income communities to the game of hockey.
$135,000 over 24 monthsTo create and translate coaching materials and hire staff to provide a full range of cancer-coaching and support programs to a growing client list. These services will be adapted to the specific needs of cancer patients and survivors from culturally, economically and linguistically diverse communities.
$195,000 over 36 monthsTo increase opportunities for persons of all abilities to participate in dance. With staffing and technology support, the only integrated dance company in Ottawa will improve outreach and expand programs to the eastern part of the city. As well, the company will develop internal management systems to strengthen their communications and fundraising capacity.
$199,800 over 36 monthsTo support initiatives of Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network and All Things Food such as local food charters and a local food map and app that encourage food security and the local food economy. Two coordinators will be hired to work collaboratively on projects that will help develop resilient, sustainable local food systems in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott-Russell.
$8,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase light-weight four-season camping equipment and provide advanced first-aid training to scout leaders and whitewater training to scout venturers and leaders. The scouts group will be able to offer more challenging multi-day programs for older youth. And the overall safety of programming will be maintained as it is extended into the winter season.
$11,100 over 12 monthsTo increase this social services agency`s capacity to deliver its services and address the needs of home-based isolated seniors. Over 2500 stakeholders will be surveyed and information technology workshops provided to staff. As well, a succession plan for the organization will be developed.
$99,000 over 24 monthsTo expand the Citizens Academy's learning program. Workshops, networking events and coaching to over 200 emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds will be offered. Residents will gain a better understanding of civic decision-making, improve their leadership skills and develop networks and partnerships in support of civic engagement.
$78,600 over 24 monthsTo develop and deliver interactive environmental education programs and community workshops that focus on biodiversity in urban and rural communities of the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall. This collaborative project will engage participants in biodiversity inventory collection, site surveys, educational programs, nature walks and conservation projects.
$181,200 over 36 monthsTo support the development and growth of social enterprises in the Ottawa area. Coaching, mentoring and technical assistance will be provided to up to 150 community organizations and social entrepreneurs wanting to establish a social enterprise. Innovative means to promote business growth and scaling up will be introduced in order to ensure higher success rates in start-ups.
$70,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase a new refrigerated truck to deliver perishable food items to 140 front-line agencies and the 48,000 people they serve monthly. Maintenance and delivery costs will decrease while the amount of donated fresh foods delivered will increase.
$28,100 over 12 monthsTo improve services available to Francophone and Anglophone children served by the Embrun and Russell libraries. A touch-screen computer workstation will be installed in each branch. Aging bookcases will be replaced with child-friendly shelving. Tablet computers will be used to support reading programs. Fencing will be placed around a child-themed garden to create an outdoor reading space at the Russell branch.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo install an accessible floating dock to the South Lancaster wharf that will increase public use of the waterfront park. The wharf is the only public waterfront facility in the community. The dock is part of a larger wharf rehabilitation and beautification project.
$23,900 over 12 monthsTo engage local schools, community residents and new Canadians in the restoration and protection of the South March Highlands wetlands. Volunteers will gain field experience in environment work as they engage in habitat surveys, clean-up, monitoring, data collection and raising awareness of animal crossings. This important ecosystem in Ottawa is home to more than 654 species including 18 species at risk.
$217,600 over 36 monthsTo develop and deliver an innovative volunteer engagement program that will increase civic engagement among traditionally under-served populations. The voluntary sector will become more inclusive in their volunteer management practices and there will be an increased awareness and understanding of volunteer opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse communities, youth and seniors, people with disabilities and new Canadians living in Ottawa.
$183,200 over 36 monthsTo strengthen suicide-prevention strategies in six high schools by introducing two best-practice models that have demonstrated significant impact in reducing youth suicide rates. The strategies will encourage help-seeking behavior, enhance peer-to-peer support systems and build the capacity of teachers, parents and students to assess suicide risk and support those at risk in the development of safety plans.
June 27, 2013
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the Alexandria Festival of Lights by enhancing community and youth engagement, improving volunteer management and developing a strategic plan that will identify the resources needed to grow the Festival.
$89,000 over 24 monthsTo conserve, restore and revitalize the biodiversity of Piney Sand Dune, an ecologically sensitive habitat and geo-heritage site in Ottawa. The initiative will include ecosystem restoration, community and youth engagement, and educational programs.
$88,500 over 12 monthsTo enhance wheelchair access and expand the stage of this Ottawa-based community performing arts space. Renovations will enable the Centre to host larger productions and more varied types of performances.
$170,400 over 36 monthsTo implement a city-wide civic-engagement strategy to engage residents in the electoral process and create ongoing communication and partnerships with elected officials. Emerging leaders in 13 neighbourhoods will form civic engagement teams to address barriers to voter involvement, especially among marginalized communities. Voter turnout will increase and relationships with politicians around key community issues will be strengthened.
$141,200 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity of local organizations to empower Ottawa youth aged 13 to 18 to take action on social and environmental issues in their communities. A project coordinator and facilitators will be hired to support youth-led initiatives that encourage greater civic engagement of teenagers in community life.
$87,100 over 24 monthsTo increase the sustainability of this social enterprise and the employment opportunities of immigrant women by offering the newly created PLEATS program. This train-the-trainer program will provide teacher certification and follow-up support to skilled seamstresses so that they may take on instructor roles in an expanded sewing program.
$61,000 over 12 monthsTo research best-practice models then adapt, develop and test a Renfrew-specific response that includes enhanced support services as well as a variety of temporary housing options. Partnerships with key stakeholders and community leaders will be established to work towards the establishment of a Renfrew Youth Shelter.
$128,000 over 36 monthsTo enhance counselling support to approximately 60 children and youth and their families through the integration of equine therapy wellness programming. Working collaboratively, partners will strengthen joint counselling activities, test effectiveness of equine therapy in various situations and document best practices. Program results will shape future practice and be shared with other children's mental health agencies across the province.
$62,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the organization's capacity to secure meaningful employment suited to the interests and abilities of persons with an intellectual disability. Members of service clubs, professional associations and corporations in Ottawa will be recruited to assist with outreach to prospective employers. It is expected that twenty new employers will have agreed to hire a person with an intellectual disability.
$118,600 over 36 monthsTo improve community participation and connectedness in the Ottawa neighbourhood of Parkwood Hills by increasing the availability of recreational activities and developing leadership and training opportunities for youth and adult volunteers.
$186,100 over 36 monthsTo further develop an emerging social enterprise that provides opportunities for internationally trained professionals in the accounting field to gain the local Canadian work experience needed to enhance their capacity to meet the requirements for final professional accreditation and secure initial employment in their profession.
$119,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance delivery of culturally appropriate programming and improve access to loans and financial-literacy training. Through comprehensive outreach strategies into culturally diverse communities and the further development of loan-literacy training, participants will gain a better understanding of financing in the Canadian context and be better able to get a loan, achieve professional goals and improve self-employment opportunities.
$112,700 over 24 monthsTo develop the capacity of this newly formed council to coordinate and support the growth of sport programs at a community level. A directory of available sports organizations and activities will be produced and in-class and on-line best-practices training in management and program delivery will be provided to volunteers.
$98,100 over 24 monthsTo strengthen the organization's sustainability and ability to meet the needs of people with a developmental disability. A fund development manager will produce a more structured and strategic approach to donor development and grow current revenue-generating special events. With more resources available, the wait-time for matching clients with a volunteer advocate will be decreased.
$47,700 over 12 monthsTo support the delivery of quality active-living programs to residents in central Renfrew county by upgrading the ski-hill groomer.
$14,400 over 12 monthsTo complete a feasibility study and develop a business case for a mobile learning lab that will increase access to literacy and essential skills training in the smaller communities of Renfrew county. As well, opportunities for shared use of this state-of-the-art learning environment will be identified to demonstrate possible benefits for other community-based initiatives.
$7,600 over 12 monthsTo increase the participation of children in the sport of curling by purchasing smaller curling rocks. The Little Rocks Program hopes to double the number of young curlers engaged in the sport.
$127,300 over 24 monthsTo better coordinate Sage Youth, Generation Live Green and Sisters Achieving Excellence volunteer recruitment and training efforts across the various literacy programs operating in 10 community locations across Ottawa. More than 200 new volunteers will be recruited, trained and supervised. The literacy, leadership and environmental stewardship skills of children, youth and young adults will be strengthened.
$28,600 over 12 monthsTo put in place an integrated database, client-management and marketing platform that will allow over 300 community, social-service, health, faith-based, and food-security agencies in Ottawa and the surrounding areas to better coordinate their efforts to deliver supports and services to over 35,000 beneficiaries annually.
$200,100 over 36 monthsTo support the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership initiative to engage mainstream organizations in developing more inclusive programs and services. The project will double the number of agencies participating in knowledge sharing, promote best practices and support member organizations' efforts to implement new policies and structural changes that will enhance their capacity to serve a culturally-diverse Ottawa community.
$49,600 over 12 monthsTo support IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training PLUS program. Young adults aged 19 to 25 will gain a deeper understanding and receive the tools and support needed to launch successful sustainability projects and social entreprises that address local socio-economic and environmental issues in Ottawa.
$60,000 over 24 monthsTo preserve, promote, educate and celebrate diverse Canadian cultures and raise awareness of ecological issues by engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth aged 18 to 30. Grant funds will support the Nation to Nation project which includes a cycling tour through the Champlain region that will build dialogues while empowering youth to act as human rights and ecological educators.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof on the Eganville Arena and ensure continued availability of this multi-use facility for the community of Eganville and surrounding residents.