Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth
March 1, 2012
$23,800 over 12 monthsTo complete renovations to the organization's facility to make it an accessible training space for local youth in the Saugeen Shores area.
$33,900 over 12 monthsTo create an accessible entrance to the organization's hub of services designed to meet the ongoing health and wellness needs of seniors living independently in the Zurich community.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo publish and distribute three history books that document in a visual way the heritage of the county and its people.
$22,400 over 36 monthsTo create a sustainable farmers' market to enhance access to locally grown food and increase tourism, which will revitalize the downtown core of this Huron County community.
$51,800 over 18 monthsTo build the organization's capacity by hiring a part-time staff to oversee daily operations and address the community needs of those affected by the August 2011 tornado in Goderich.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo assist Council members and community leaders to develop a shared vision for the community's future, conduct a strategic review and create action, resourcing and strategic plans for the next five to ten years. An external facilitator will be contracted and a part-time office administrator hired to assist the Council with the process.
$55,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a Coordinator to help develop a volunteer program, expand programming not directly related to the festival and increase participation by various types of musicians of any age in the annual music festival. This will help improve the organization’s relevance in Grey and Bruce counties.
$8,200 over 12 monthsTo increase the operational efficiencies of four agricultural societies in the rural communities of Huron County by purchasing Fair Records software, computers and training for all local volunteers.
$53,600 over 12 monthsTo enhance community capacity and address the emerging needs created by the August 2011 tornado in Goderich. Trained teams of volunteers will assist in community rebuilding efforts and provide business support to those most affected.
$6,500 over 12 monthsTo buy computer equipment that will improve access to online Chantry Derby data and to purchase new signage that will enhance community awareness of this annual sport fishing event. Every summer this 15-day event attracts over 1,200 people to the Bruce Grey area.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo improve energy efficiency and safety by installing a solar water heater, a chemical monitoring system and a water slide at the outdoor pool in the small rural village of Atwood.
$65,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the Club to address the growing interest in the sport expressed by individuals of all ages. An enhanced Learn to Row pilot program will be offered, a full-time summer coach hired and a shelter and security fencing installed on donated land. Additional equipment will be purchased to ensure safe and enjoyable rowing experiences for all participants.
$28,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof over a barn, tack room, passageways, office and general meeting area of the organization's main building. The facility, located at Melody Acres, near Owen Sound, is used to deliver a unique and innovative equine-assisted program for youth and adults with mental health issues who do not respond to traditional forms of therapy.
$26,200 over 12 monthsTo complete the first phase of development for the Bruce Botanical Food Garden by creating structured pathways and installing a gatehouse. This farmland in Ripley will be transformed into an outdoor park-like display of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
$30,000 over 24 monthsTo improve the building and the site of the Foundation by installing water systems and planting heritage trees and shrubs. This will help to broaden community use of this popular historic site in Shakespeare used for pioneer and heritage educational programs.
$57,400 over 12 monthsTo create and maintain an equipment library of various audio, video and staging equipment that will be available in Brockton and areas of Grey and Bruce counties. It will be used by service and not-for-profit organizations that cannot individually afford to purchase and maintain such equipment.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the food booth at the Shakespeare Community Park into a fully functioning concession facility with accessible washrooms, new equipment and safe bleachers.
$14,300 over 12 monthsTo increase cultural tourism to the Stratford Summer Music Festival by updating the organization's website and enhancing outreach to the broader community.
$25,100 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the hall and lobby, including floors, windows and washrooms, for enhanced quality of performances and other cultural activities offered at the Livery Theatre in Goderich.
$52,400 over 12 monthsTo provide affordable and accessible curling activities to the local residents by replacing the obsolete refrigeration equipment. The new equipment will improve ice conditions and enhance energy efficiency.
$51,400 over 12 monthsTo install an elevator making all three levels of Lucknow Town Hall fully accessible and to broaden community use of this historic site.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the Community Hall roof in the village of Blyth to broaden community use of this popular gathering place.
$27,300 over 12 monthsTo engage and involve hundreds of volunteers of all ages in the 2012 Durham Homecoming, a four-day celebration featuring over 50 events that will showcase the benefits of living and working in Durham. Former residents and visitors will come from all over the world to participate in this event that is held once every 10 years around the August civic holiday weekend.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase identifiable vests for all Victim Services volunteers throughout Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth and Oxford counties, enhancing community emergency response.
$64,000 over 12 monthsTo develop and deliver a comprehensive domestic violence awareness campaign across Bruce and Grey counties. Billboards, posters and flyers will be distributed in communities in both counties and used in workshops. These will feature updated information about both Women's House and Women's Centre and the services and supports they provide.
October 27, 2011
$10,900 over 12 monthsTo complete energy efficient upgrades in the basement and washroom area used by the general public with entry way separate from the church entrance. These enhancements will have broad community benefit as a low cost meeting place in the small rural village of Atwood.
$36,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install equipment that will enable the organization to become a fully functional public observatory, open to youth and members of the broader community who wish to pursue their interest in astronomy in Oliphant and Bruce County.
$60,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a project manager who will implement the recommendations of the Seniors Needs Analysis of Bruce County and the City of Owen Sound. A seniors coalition, a website and a resource centre that functions as a social enterprise will all be created.
$48,400 over 12 monthsTo upgrade lighting and audio equipment, which will help to enhance the quality of performances and stage productions for 60,000 patrons annually. The improvements will also make the Huron Country Playhouse more functional and attractive for use by community groups in the off-season.
$45,600 over 12 monthsTo renovate the lower level of this community seniors centre with a fully accessible washroom and updated kitchen area. This will enable it to better accommodate all community users, especially those with mobility challenges.
$6,200 over 12 monthsTo enhance the performances of the organization and the safety of choir members with the purchase of risers for the Festival Sounds Choir in Perth County.
$6,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase goalie equipment, shot clocks and materials for coaches. This will enhance the association's capacity to host leagues and tournaments.
$9,700 over 12 monthsTo build an accessible ramp and install automatic entrance doors at the centre. These improvements will ensure better, safer access to the facility's programs and services for the many community members of all abilities and ages in Bruce and Grey counties.
$21,000 over 12 monthsTo install a geothermal heating-and-cooling system at the Stonehouse Retreat Centre near Shakespeare. This upgrade will increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a source of nature/environmental programming for children in the community.
$62,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a project manager who will develop a long-term sustainability plan for the HealthKick project. This initiative will provide workforce development activities to encourage high school students in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties to pursue careers in the rural healthcare field.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo complete leasehold improvements to the relocated site of the organization's Stratford office, which will enable it to better serve the needs of children and youth in Perth County who are mentally, emotionally or physically disadvantaged.
$85,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a volunteer co-ordinator who will develop and pilot a volunteer respite-provider program for families with children who have special needs in Grey and Bruce counties. Up to 35 volunteers will be recruited and trained to provide in-home and/or in-community respite.
$30,500 over 12 monthsTo upgrade flooring, seating and washroom fixtures, which will improve the safety of the Kincardine Centre for the Arts, its comfort for patrons, especially seniors, and the quality of its theatrical performances.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the centre's water system which will improve current conditions and broaden the community's use of this popular gathering place in Kincardine.
$10,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase computer equipment for all L'Arche Stratford sites, which will improve office efficiency and increase skill development opportunities for adult residents with developmental disabilities.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo improve energy efficiency and lighting quality by installing new light systems in the Listowel Curling Rink. These upgrades will also improve the facility's safety and encourage all members of the community, especially youth and seniors, to take part in this healthy form of physical recreation.
$6,300 over 12 monthsTo renovate the first floor of the Maxwell Community Centre to create both a cleaning room with a deep sink and water line and a storage room for tables and chairs. These renovations will make ongoing maintenance of the centre much safer for those who do the cleaning.
$39,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the Walkerton Library and create a new layout for the children's area and customer service desk. These improvements will enhance circulation and provide better access and library experiences for all members of the community, especially children and people with disabilities.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install new playground equipment, which will enhance community safety and encourage more children and their families to take part in physical activities at the Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre.
$10,500 over 12 monthsTo complete the final one-kilometre length of the Trees of Grey and Bruce Trail. The installation of seven interpretive stations, educational signage and benches will help finalize this barrier-free trail in the Inglis Falls Arboretum of the Inglis Falls Conservation Area in Owen Sound for the entire community to enjoy.
$26,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase traditional apparel which will help to build the capacity of this local pipe band so that it can meet the demands of more members and requests for performances throughout Perth County.
$46,300 over 12 monthsTo make the facility fully accessible to people of all abilities in the community. A section of the parking lot area will be paved and have designated spaces marked for people with disabilities, and the building will have automatic door openers installed and barrier-free upgrades made to washrooms on both floors.
$13,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase trail-grooming equipment, expand the parking lot and generally upgrade the club's facilities. These improvements will enhance physical and recreational opportunities and encourage greater use of the area by the community.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo create a parkette that is both separate from the church site in Zurich and fully accessible to people of all abilities in the community. The venue will honour the village's early pioneers and help educate children and the general public about their cultural heritage.
$23,900 over 12 monthsTo install a new circulation/information desk, automatic sliding doors and updated information-technology network equipment at the Hanover Public Library. These upgrades will help provide barrier-free access to programs and services for all members of the community and more stable, improved Internet access for learners.
$8,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase snowshoe sets for the Environmental Learning Grounds in Ethel, which will help to provide all local youth with more and better opportunities to participate in this physical activity in the wintertime.
$3,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase 35 plastic folding tables for use at the Centennial Hall in Ayton. The new tables will replace heavy wooden ones, making set-up and take-down much easier and safer for community groups that use the hall on a regular basis, including those that target seniors and youth.
$11,100 over 12 monthsTo enhance the operations and performances of this community choir for youth aged 5 to 25 years by purchasing a photocopier and sound equipment.
$143,500 over 36 monthsTo hire a co-ordinator who will develop and pilot a community response network for Grey and Bruce counties. The project will help provide resources to people experiencing poverty, ensure access to financial literacy and counselling, and improve the delivery of the Winter Warmth program for those needing assistance with utility costs.
June 29, 2011
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance the economic health of Grey and Bruce counties by supporting the Regional Technological Skills Challenge to be held in Owen Sound in March 2012. This rural skills event will profile local technology careers and engage youth while broadening their personal learning experience.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo launch an awareness campaign and outreach program to encourage more local seniors to become active by increasing participation in the Summer and Winter Senior Games events hosted in Grey and Bruce counties.
$55,200 over 24 monthsTo help the Association move its office to a more central location and to support the implementation of a development program for referees, coaches and players. The new program will enhance the skills levels of all participants in the program.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install new playground equipment in Victoria Park to enhance community safety and physical activity for children and their families.
$14,500 over 12 monthsTo create a permanent record of the Stratford Normal School and Teacher's College by printing 400 copies of a book relating the history of the influential institution and the heritage building in which it was housed.
$40,000 over 24 monthsTo support the salary of a co-ordinator who will work with volunteers to host the annual Bruce Grey Forest Festival held in Allan Park, West Grey. The festival, a hands-on exploration of forests with 30 activity stations, covers climate change, forest resources, career opportunities, stewardship and conservation, and invasive species.
$52,000 over 18 monthsTo hire an Events Programmer to organize five cultural programs throughout Huron County. These events, open to all 60,000 local residents, will enhance the vitality and diversity of the local arts and culture sector.
$117,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to design and implement a farmer/community-driven project to expand the Good Food Box program and develop local food brokering services. This initiative will contribute to develop a sustainable food system in Huron and Perth counties.
$7,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the Crystal Palace by installing aluminum soffit, fascia, eavestrough and downpipes so it can continue to be used for community events by residents of Mitchell and Perth County.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo install playground equipment with accessible surfaces in Cargill and Elmwood, which will encourage young children and their families to become physically active.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo install new playground equipment in Auburn Community Park, which will enhance community safety and physical activity for local children and their families.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo make the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Pool fully accessible by renovating an unused storage area into a barrier-free, universal washroom with automatic door openers. These improvements will increase opportunities for local people with mobility impairments to use the pool and surrounding recreation areas.
$58,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase pool equipment and a time clock system for use at the aquatic centre of the new regional recreational complex in Owen Sound. Upgrades will benefit the Owen Sound Aquatic Club, the Owen Sound Otters Special Olympics swim club and members of the broader community.
$26,800 over 24 monthsTo develop a wellness program that uses horses for the social, emotional and behavioural growth of all individuals in Bruce County. Staff will be trained to provide this program for individuals and their families, improving overall mental health.
$10,400 over 12 monthsTo install new sunshades and repair existing ones, install flood lights and purchase lawn care equipment. These upgrades will provide a more comfortable and safer area to bowl at Owen Sound's only lawn bowling club.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof and damaged walls and install double-wide emergency doors at the Paisley Palace to improve the safety and comfort of this popular gathering place and broaden its community use.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the front entrance and install automatic door openers to the facility. This first phase of improvements will allow ease of entry for people with mobility limitations and increase community use of this building.
$50,500 over 12 monthsTo conduct community consultations and host focus groups involving all stakeholders interested in, or involved with, the issues of chronic homelessness and evictions. The results and recommendations will be reflected in an Eviction Diversion Program implementation plan for Grey and Bruce counties.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the damaged areas of the community hall, so as to improve the facility and broaden community use of this historic building located in a small rural hamlet.
$27,600 over 12 monthsTo improve public safety and broaden community use of local lawn bowling facilities by upgrading the equipment and the bowling green area.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo rehabilitate the Mill Race at the Owen Sound Mill Dam that is used by conservationists for brown trout and Chinook salmon egg and milt collection during the spring and fall. It is also used to prevent flooding and to control water moving into the sound.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo build a storage area connected to the existing Optimist Community Centre in Egremont that will store Southgate's Healthy Community Project's new exercise equipment. As a designated community emergency and warming centre, the storage area will also hold necessary emergency supplies. This extra storage space will return the centre to a totally accessible facility.
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase scheduling software to train volunteers and make the Association more efficient, ensuring families throughout southwestern Ontario have more access to organized physical activities.