Essex, Kent, Lambton
March 6, 2014
$202,200 over 36 monthsTo produce and deliver the gallery's 2014 Triennial event, which will increase the national and international profile of Windsor-Essex's rich arts and culture community.
$16,500 over 36 monthsTo expand the Growing Gardener program, which is designed to teach children in downtown Windsor about the benefits of gardening and growing food, and also about proper nutrition.
$28,000 over 12 monthsTo research and assess the feasibility of establishing a micro lending program in Chatham-Kent which would provide entrepreneurs with the ability to access small start-up loans.
$13,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new IT system for the newly established Essex Bilingual Health and Social Service Hub, which provides seamless services to clients in both official languages. This building houses the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex, County, Family Services Windsor Essex Counselling and Advocacy Centre, and Windsor Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic.
$209,000 over 36 monthsTo develop the capacity of not-for-profits in Windsor-Essex by helping with the development of IT strategies and promoting data sharing. This funding will cover staff and other program administration costs.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate a newly established Essex Bilingual Health and Social Service Hub, which provides seamless services to clients in both official languages. This building houses the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex, County, Family Services Windsor Essex Counselling and Advocacy Centre, and Windsor Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic.
$368,200 over 36 monthsTo establish a Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This investment will support hiring a full-time Store Manager, leasing retail space and completing necessary renovations. Revenues from the retail operations are used to help break the cycle of poverty in Chatham-Kent by building new, affordable homes and promoting home ownership.
$130,000 over 36 monthsTo invest in training for coaches and referees, and also to purchase goalie equipment. This grant will provide young women with more opportunities to participate in hockey across Essex and Kent counties, as well as encourage women and girls to take leadership roles in sport.
$83,800 over 24 monthsTo operate a satellite office in rural Lambton County that educates women facing unplanned pregnancy on the options that are available to them.
$25,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase the tools and equipment needed to deliver a horticulture program for youth with mental health and behavioral issues at Maryvale. This investment will help these young people achieve their academic goals.
$309,200 over 36 monthsTo install an AC unit in the gym at the Rose City Islamic Center which will provide a safe and cool environment for physical activity during the summer months. Additionally, this grant will support hiring a Sports Coordinator who will identify the most effective way to provide programming for the Center's youth.
$26,000 over 12 monthsTo engage youth in the work of the museum by developing a social media marketing plan. By increasing promotion of the museum, the organization hopes to increase the number of young people who support the museum.
$43,600 over 12 monthsTo develop and deliver a live music and art event called "The Island Unplugged: Pelee Island Music Festival." This event will showcase local musicians and artists in the Pelee Island community.
$149,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase furnishings for a newly established Essex Bilingual Health and Social Service Hub, which provides seamless services to clients in both official languages. This building houses the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex, County, Family Services Windsor Essex Counselling and Advocacy Centre, and Windsor Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo conduct community consultations on gallery programming and events, and to purchase new technology which will allow the gallery to host digital media exhibits and events.
$58,400 over 24 monthsTo conduct an aquatic inventory of 450 kilometers of Lake Huron tributary watercourses. This includes evaluating fish and mussel distribution. It will also provide outreach and education to local residents, children and youth, so that they are able to take action in support of safeguarding aquatic resources.
$212,500 over 36 monthsTo inform the public and community partners about the expanded mission and mandate of the Hospice. An Events and Public Engagement Specialist will be hired to launch the new "Living with Hospice" campaign and the Hospice website will be updated to meet Accessibility standards.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo develop an interactive website and marketing plan to promote the work of the Hall of Fame, and raise awareness of their capital fundraising campaign.
October 31, 2013
$112,500 over 24 monthsTo engage a community developer to support a partnership between agencies serving Amherstburg and Essex. One integrated volunteer program will be established and community awareness of and access to services will be enhanced. The sustainability of services will be strengthened through increased volunteer and donor engagement.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the safety and community use of this multipurpose room by installing new flooring. This space provides recreational activities as well as meeting space to the community at large as well as the Francophone community.
$68,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a games coordinator to assist in the co-hosting of the Provincial 2014 55+ Senior Games in Windsor and Amherstburg. Grant funds will provide sporting equipment and a portable PA system and support entertainment costs of the ceremonies thereby ensuring the quality and presentation of the games. A best-practices guide will be created to guide future organizing committees.
$22,000 over 12 monthsTo improve accessibility to the reserve's administration and health services buildings by installing a new sidewalk ramp, automatic push-button openers for the main-entrance doors and raised toilets and grab bars in the public restrooms.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo install a HVAC system and new flooring in the newly purchased facility thereby improving the comfort and safety of participants in after-school programs. Computers and furniture will also be purchased for use by the homework club. This is the sole community drop-in centre serving Dresden youth aged 11 to 17.
$101,200 over 24 monthsTo support staffing and program costs to develop and deliver programming to better serve Chinese seniors throughout Windsor and Essex county. A manual on best practices in outreach to isolated populations that includes resources for family and caregivers will be compiled and shared with other groups serving seniors from culturally diverse communities.
$45,500 over 12 monthsTo update office and meeting room furnishings at their new location as well as translate website and point-of-contact documents into French. The new offices will be more functional and welcoming. Access to French services will be enhanced and the organization's client base expanded.
$96,200 over 12 monthsTo increase community access to this multipurpose facility by installing barrier-free entrances and washrooms. The stage will be extended and equipped with new curtains, lighting and audio-visual systems for use during artistic and cultural performances.
$115,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a community engagement coordinator and leadership curriculum facilitator to raise awareness of and support for a leadership program. Children and youth aged 6 to 24, many of whom have never before been involved with horses, will be mentored in horsemanship.
$32,000 over 36 monthsTo strengthen the capacity of the coalition of certified daycare providers to ensure certified daycare services remain available in rural Lambton county. Grant funds will support board of directors' training, meeting facilitation and coalition-building costs.
$214,500 over 36 monthsTo provide a pick-up truck and moving equipment and hire a coordinator to deliver the Waste Diversion and Recycling program. As well as diverting large amounts of waste and e-waste from area landfills, the reselling and recycling of materials will produce a stable revenue stream to help sustain their affordable house-building work.
$51,400 over 18 monthsTo provide staff, travel and program supports to I Am A Kind Man (Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin). Created by Aboriginal men, this program reconnects First Nations' men to their traditional roles and engages them in speaking out against violence and abuse of Aboriginal women. The organization will expand programming in Windsor Essex and gather data to demonstrate impact and attract funders.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install a ramp and renovate the doorways, washroom and kitchen of the network's new location in order to ensure barrier-free access to people aged 16 and over with mental illnesses.
$2,400 over 12 monthsTo replace computers and update software in order to improve office operations and delivery of services. This local helpline mobilizes hundreds of volunteers from various churches to respond to the needs of Lambton county residents.
$125,000 over 24 monthsTo create and deliver a source of certified Ontario tallgrass prairie seed and strengthen restoration services across the Province. A project coordinator will be hired and a trailer and used truck, hydro-seeder and seed cleaning and production equipment will be purchased. This work will restore up to 160 hectares of tallgrass, an endangered plant species.
$50,900 over 12 monthsTo install windows and purchase two tractors, a generator and a power-washer in order to improve and expand camping experiences offered by Sylvan and Cedarwinds scout camps. The two camps hope to engage 1000 scouts and other campers from Middlesex and Essex.
$130,000 over 24 monthsTo hire an executive director and complete renovations to the washroom, showers, roof and doors thereby ensuring emergency transitional housing is available to young men aged 16 to 20 who are either homeless or risk becoming homeless or require a residence with adult support.
$15,800 over 12 monthsTo install a portable partition wall in the centre that will double the space available for sports and recreation activities offered to community groups and individuals living in Chatham-Kent.
$127,200 over 24 monthsTo further develop WEnav, a career-coaching pilot program that helps youth aged 12 to 30 figure out what they want to do when they grow up and how to achieve their career goals. Training tools will be developed in French and English and a train-the-trainer program will be offered to organizations working with youth.
June 27, 2013
$56,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase a forklift that will enable the Restore to store, stack and handle bulk materials including new collections and product lines in its newly expanded storage facility. With increased capacity, the organization will be able to raise more revenues to support their home-building program.
$110,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the beach washrooms at Holiday Beach with an environmentally sustainable washroom facility that also will serve as a teaching tool to demonstrate the importance and value of green-building technologies.
$177,700 over 36 monthsTo re-establish the Junior Achievement program in elementary and secondary schools in Windsor and Essex county. Local youth will enhance their learning in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
$14,300 over 12 monthsTo increase the club's capacity to raise funds for local groups and initiatives by purchasing a custom trailer. The trailer will store supplies and offer food and beverage services at a range of community events, including multi-day gatherings.
$142,400 over 24 monthsTo support operating costs of Return the Landscape, an ecology-based, social enterprise that will focus on native plant rescue, propagation, education, consultation and naturalization. Grant funds will assist this collaborative project in becoming a self-sustaining social enterprise.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo heighten community awareness of the barriers to women in sport and enhance the Windor-Essex community capacity to seek solutions to these challenges. With staff support, the organization will work with partners to provide programs that encourage physical activity and support leadership development among girls and women.
$31,900 over 24 monthsTo promote the game of cricket and make the sport and the club more accessible to youth, international students at Lambton college, and residents including newly arrived Canadians. Cricket equipment, transportation as well as promotion and web design costs will be supported.
$40,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase a trailer, a broadcast-quality, speaker system, fencing and two-way radios to enhance the experience of the Wallaceburg Antique Motor Boat Outing for both volunteers and visitors. Held annually in August, this three-day free event attracts over 35,000 festival goers.
$208,700 over 36 monthsTo build the capacity of the centre to deliver programs thereby reaching more marginalized and unrepresented workers. A dedicated staff person will manage the volunteer recruitment, supervision and training in order to strengthen the volunteer resources necessary to support outreach and better meet the requests for assistance and education.
$115,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to expand the delivery of the humane education program to a broader spectrum of community partners, agencies and groups including grades K through 12. The program covers human rights, animal protection and environmental stewardship, instilling empathy along with the understanding of interconnectedness and the desire to live together peacefully.
$271,600 over 48 monthsTo engage a youth-strategy coordinator to facilitate the collaborative work of the Windsor Essex Youth Strategy Action Committee as it develops networking and learning opportunities, supports and services for youth 16 to 24 years.