Essex, Kent, Lambton
March 1, 2012
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo create CIVICspace, a place where artists and emerging leaders are able to work together with individuals and organizations to enhance the quality of life in Windsor-Essex. Funding is for store front space, salary for part time collective community animators, advertising and marketing costs, and outreach materials and event costs.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo expand physical fitness activities and opportunities for seniors, students, and community at large through the construction of a walking track.
$148,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator for administrative and program support for the Chatham-Kent Drug Strategy implementation.
$52,000 over 12 monthsTo provide a support program for women and girls on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations reserve who are victims of domestic violence. The program will provide mentoring and community education/awareness activities.
$80,400 over 12 monthsTo construct a skate park that will provide safe, accessible recreation opportunities for local youth.
$48,000 over 12 monthsTo train staff on database management software which will increase efficiency in reporting, and ensure continuity of services and support to clients across the organization.
$101,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to ensure the successful production of a three-day reenactment of the Battle of the Thames commemorating the 200th anniversary of the historic event.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo develop garden sites significant to the historical celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 along the Tecumseh Parkway in Chatham, Kent.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade equipment to continue to operate this local volunteer run movie theatre in rural Lambton County.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo retain a development consultant to assist the Board in setting strategic priorities and goals to support a long term future for the Essex organization.
$120,500 over 12 monthsTo upgrade kitchen equipment and renovate the storage area at Dom Polski allowing the organization to continue to provide a safe and healthy experience to visitors of the Polish Village.
$10,800 over 12 monthsTo install new equipment and purchase a fire alarm system.
$99,200 over 24 monthsTo enhance the voluntary sector capacity by providing a safe, accessible not-for-profit centre in Sarnia. Funding is for a full-time project coordinator, an intercom system and a full security system.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator and provide administrative and program support to build and sustain the Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable. The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide leadership in the development, promotion and implementation of a local prosperity plan intended to reduce poverty among residents of Chatham-Kent.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase vests for all agency volunteers so that they are easily recognized by emergency first responders.
$86,200 over 12 monthsTo enhance accessibility between buildings via a walkway and improved lighting, ensuring safe access for all clients and visitors to the Centre.
$8,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase sound equipment for the Talbot Trail Theatre Company enhancing the experience for youth aged six to 18 who take part in musical productions.
$14,000 over 24 monthsTo host a series of dance, drama and theatre-related workshops in the community to provide learning opportunities to those interested in performing arts.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo purchase donor database software, and hire an executive director and a communications consultant to assist the organization in the implementation of their strategic plan. This will provide the organization the necessary tools to diversify their funding base and increase their future sustainability.
$120,500 over 12 monthsTo renovate this community centre by repairing the roof, the main hall and the washrooms to provide a safe and more enjoyable environment to the community.
$120,300 over 24 monthsTo hire a business development coordinator to develop a marketing strategy, redevelop the brand and create an online presence. Funding will also provide the infrastructure required to increase the number of events held by the Festival throughout the year, and increase community participation and awareness of the LGBT community.
October 27, 2011
$184,000 over 36 monthsTo expand a part-time staff position to full-time in order to diversify funding sources to generate long term sustainability for the organization. The grant will also be used to increase promotional efforts for arts and culture in Windsor Essex, enhance the existing website, as well as hire a part-time outreach coordinator who will focus on recruiting and training new volunteers and strengthen the volunteer sector.
$80,800 over 12 monthsTo continue expanding track and field programming for all members of the community.
$111,600 over 24 monthsTo develop and pilot cultural sensitivity training modules to build sustainable, ethical, respectful and equitable dialogue and networks among Anishinabe communities and mainstream enforcement, judicial and border services in Sarnia Lambton, Chatham-Kent.
$71,600 over 12 monthsTo support this multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring traditional and contemporary art of all types. Funding will also explore the concept of a creative shared space in downtown Chatam-Kent which will further promote and foster collaboration on cultural activities in the region.
$273,800 over 36 monthsTo develop and provide safety and injury prevention programming in French, which currently is only available in English. Programs and events will be delivered to the Francophone community of Windsor-Essex which includes more than 4000 school children. Initiatives such as re-branding, marketing, website development and volunteer recruitment will also be undertaken. Funds are also for hiring necessary bilingual staff.
$166,200 over 36 monthsTo hire a business animator to support the growth of small entrepreneurial businesses and facilitate collaboration opportunities among local businesses.
$5,800 over 12 monthsTo support the athletes in the upcoming soccer tournament by providing t-shirts, medals and a championship trophy.
$28,400 over 36 monthsTo extend house league basketball programming to high school level as well as increase the capacity of the organization through coach development and marketing. This will enhance physical activity for youth aged 12 to 18.
$33,300 over 12 monthsTo repair and improve the local baseball diamond, which is the only one located in Grand Bend, in order to provide a safe place for all residents to enjoy an outdoor sport activity.
$104,300 over 12 monthsTo renovate the gym facilities at the Rose City Islamic Centre to improve safety and increase community use.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo build an engaged, sustainable network of not-for-profit organizations, employers and individuals. Funding will allow the organization, which is an online information exchange, to complete their website, develop the database, map community organizations, purchase IT equipment, and increase volunteerism and the capacity of smaller local organizations to deliver their own programs and services.
$95,000 over 36 monthsTo provide young entrepreneurs in the technology sector with shared desk space at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator as well as support and mentorship from industry partners. The Softech Alliance Network will forge partnerships between business, not-for-profits and educational institutions and develop a youth and young entrepreneur support program to encourage youth retention and employment opportunities in the region.
$60,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a program facilitator to oversee the Tallgrass Prairie restoration program in Lambton County. This will directly benefit the overall biodiversity of the region for years to come.
$173,400 over 36 monthsTo engage the community to improve ecosystem health by strategically restoring wildlife habitat in the Upper Sydenham River watershed and Strathroy-Caradoc sand plain, a 160,000-acre area located in Middlesex and Lambton Counties.
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo restore the roof of this historical and architectural building for use by the Highgate community and surrounding areas. The Centre hosts cultural activities, workshops, the performing arts and festivals, and is a focal meeting point for the community.
$215,600 over 36 monthsTo build capacity of the Windsor-Essex County Drug Strategy Implementation Group and support activities related to prevention, harm reduction and enforcement. The grant will also support a full-time coordinator who is necessary to maintain the momentum of the project.
June 29, 2011
$25,300 over 12 monthsTo develop a green space on the main street of this small rural community which includes gardens, trees, benches, swings and a games table and seats.
$109,800 over 24 monthsTo provide support services including crisis intervention to First Nations youth attending Wallaceburg Secondary School thereby increasing their opportunity for success.
$143,900 over 36 monthsTo provide staffing and funding for an office renovation and equipment, as well as fund the after-school nutrition program to meet the needs of youth in the area.
$32,000 over 30 monthsTo support program expenses of the "Étincelle" project over three years which will provide entrepreneurship training to 90 francophone women in Southwestern Ontario.
$47,700 over 12 monthsTo provide lighting and sound equipment, tables, chairs and various supplies to enhance programming provided to the Francophone community.
$69,000 over 12 monthsTo fund capital improvements including new walls and flooring for this Essex facility which will lead to greater community use.
$26,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a consultant to develop and deliver the Leaders Within Project which will provide leadership and public speaking skills to individuals with an intellectual disability.
$5,800 over 12 monthsTo repair the gazebo roof at the Kiwanis Park in Ridgetown to ensure that the structure remains safe to use by all in the community.
$13,900 over 12 monthsTo fund installation of a pathway in the Public Medieval Cloister Teaching Garden located at Rotary Park to allow for availability and access to the gardens.
$69,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate the current workshop to accommodate a much expanded woodworking operation offering training and employment opportunities to developmentally disabled adults.
$171,200 over 24 monthsTo increase the likelihood that children and teens achieve their best level of functioning academically, remain in school when they transition to a community school and graduate from high school. Funding includes salaries for youth workers, a transition coach, smart board technology and an evaluation of the program.
$60,000 over 36 monthsTo provide intervention programming designed to prevent delinquency and recidivism for youth at risk or in conflict.
$130,000 over 24 monthsTo grow the arts and environmental festival by expanding to include a children's program, invite more well known artists to perform, and become more strategic in terms of coordination, branding and promotion. This will stimulate the local economy, attract more tourists and provide more Canadian artists with venues to showcase their work.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo continue the Volunteer Transportation Program so clients can attend medical appointments, grocery shopping, social outings and visit loved ones.
$141,200 over 24 monthsTo implement the "Return the Landscape" program of native plant rescue and site development. Funding will pay for coordinators' salaries and for community education on the importance of native species and naturalized areas.
$60,600 over 24 monthsTo increase organizational capacity and community support by hiring consultants to engage in strategic and communications planning in Windsor-Essex.
$158,600 over 36 monthsTo purchase a Customer Relations Management software system to serve customers and supporters better and to ensure the future sustainability of the organization.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement strategic planning as well as branding, cultural mapping and a regional conference, to better serve the Network's members and to raise the profile of the region within the festival and event tourism market.
$157,400 over 36 monthsTo develop Bikesmart, a social enterprise, that will engage local youth in repairing and refurbishing donated bicycles to sell back to the community, providing affordable transportation options to low-income families across Essex County reducing youth isolation.