Essex, Kent, Lambton
March 4, 2015
$74,500 over 12 monthsTo fund staff who will teach computer literacy, financial literacy, women's health and communication skills, to women who are vulnerable or disadvantaged in Chatham-Kent. By developing these valuable skills, these women will face improved employment prospects and social integration.
$178,700 over 36 monthsTo provide counselling and mentoring services to First Nations students and their families in the Walpole Island Elementary School community.
$201,400 over 24 monthsTo develop a sports program, which will be free to access for community members in downtown Windsor who are struggling with poverty or homelessness.
$115,000 over 24 monthsTo develop and deliver a traditional building and construction program at the Indigenous Education Coalition (N'maachihna) on Delaware First Nation (Moraviantown).
$211,400 over 24 monthsTo support the preservation of historic materials, by digitizing the collections of these three museums. Once stored electronically, these documents will be available to the public online.
$52,000 over 12 monthsTo fund the salary of a full-time staff programming coordinator and the purchase of new programs and marketing services, to support restorative justice services for young people in the Chatham-Kent region.
$160,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator who will provide program support to local nonprofits and entrepreneurs to foster and incubate social enterprise in Windsor and Essex County.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo fund training and purchase equipment for coaches, players and referees in an inter-city rugby league in the Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, London, Tiverton and Stratford areas.
$88,000 over 12 monthsTo fund a culinary program, including the purchase of equipment, for adults who are facing barriers to employment in Windsor.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo provide residents of Windsor Essex a YMCA with expanded operational space for programs and services, including a new pool. This investment will allow the Windsor-Essex YMCA to provide expanded and enhanced programming for community members.
October 30, 2014
$115,500 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for young people and newcomers to Canada to explore farming as a career in the Chatham-Kent region. Grant funds will be used to consult with potential partners and assess the needs of local new farmers, to develop a program that will help the younger generation of farmers diversify and innovate, adopting new and ecological production systems and to access new local food and niche markets.
$213,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a part-time program coordinator, purchase equipment and to cover program and administration costs to deliver the Food Works Program in Lambton County schools.
$194,400 over 36 monthsTo develop a coordinated and seamless community-led response to the needs of victims of sex-trade, forced marriage and human trafficking in Windsor-Essex County.
$149,300 over 12 monthsTo renovate and enhance the Centre's building, which will help the organization to increase the number of homeless and at-risk youth who have access to supportive programming and services.
$332,400 over 60 monthsTo hire a full-time Community Awareness Coordinator to oversee the community awareness and engagement strategies, which will support the long-term sustainability of the organization and the vital services that it provides to the Windsor-Essex community.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo fund the salary of an executive director, who will work to diversify and increase the funding base for Windsor Community Pride. This staff member will also work to ensure that the organization is meeting the demand for LGBT services in the community.
$210,900 over 36 monthsTo support the Housing First Youth Support Team by funding the salary of a Housing First Youth Support Worker. This staff member will assist youth in finding housing, and building skills and support networks.
$177,000 over 36 monthsTo fund salaries, the purchase of a laptop and program materials to support youth programming in the Chatham-Kent, Sarnia Lambton school district. These programs will provide young people with the opportunity to engage in productive after-schools recreational and educational activities, leading to improved academic success and positive self-development.
June 26, 2014
$151,800 over 36 monthsTo expand the Downtown Music Initiative in Windsor by investing in new musical instruments and hiring a project manager. This will enable the collaborative to expand the program for youth who face barriers to participation.
$57,400 over 12 monthsTo create a kitchen and program area which will enable the organization to implement nutrition, art therapy and literacy programs. This investment will improve the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities.
$114,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality and safety of the sports fields in Dresden, including installation of an irrigation system, resurfacing of the soccer pitches and upgrading the baseball diamond.
$139,000 over 24 monthsTo implement a social enterprise which will re-purpose discarded and donated material into arts and craft supplies a location in the Drouillard Road neighbourhood and will be for resale within the city of Windsor and Essex County.
$16,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase, install and monitor a modern security system in order to reduce the incidence of vandalism and theft of museum property in McGregor.
$140,300 over 12 monthsTo fund accessibility renovations for the kitchen at the Community Skills Development Centre in Petrolia. This investment will allow the organization to launch an adapted nutrition program, in order to support adults with developmental disabilities.
$140,000 over 24 monthsTo conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to identify gaps in leadership roles for women in sports in Windsor and Essex county and to develop strategies to bridge the gaps.
$25,800 over 12 monthsTo enhance the quality and safety of recreation programs by expanding the current naval training program in Sarnia, to include the use of a donated 120 foot Greyfox training vessel.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo fund the completion of a cenotaph located in an accessible community parkette in Harrow.
$138,000 over 12 monthsTo invest in capital upgrades, including new HVAC system, a hydraulic lift, audio-visual and computer equipment. This will support arts programming in Leamington.
$378,300 over 60 monthsTo support the local and regional nonprofit sector by developing a Chatham Kent Nonprofit Network, which will help nonprofit organizations to co-ordinate on issues affecting the nonprofit sector. This investment will fund a coordinator's salary, program costs, technology and administration costs.
$97,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment required to continue and expand the track and field programming and tournaments, including para-athletic events to be used by several community groups.
$140,400 over 36 monthsTo offer computer literacy training for immigrant and marginalized women and girls in the Windsor-Essex area. This initiative is intended to help address the under-representation of women entering formalized training and employment in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and, over the long term, improve the economic well-being of women and girls.