March 4, 2015
$78,000 over 24 monthsTo facilitate the creation of the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary arts and community space that will hold dance and music studios, as well as a theatre. Funds will be used to hire a coordinator to support partnerships, undertake a needs assessment and assist in fundraising.
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo increase awareness for the public, especially children and youth, of the importance of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed. An awareness campaign and updated information will support more initiatives to actively engage young people in the Harbour restoration. Funds will be used to hire a Communications and Learning Coordinator, help with program expenses and website redesign.
$141,000 over 36 monthsTo make the arts more accessible for children and youth by supporting the development of the Arts for All (A4A) program. This collaborative initiative will enable young people with an arts background to gain work experience.
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo develop a customized community information and referral database for Flamborough and Dundas residents, which will be of assistance to individuals and seniors who have barriers to accessing information online.
$104,100 over 24 monthsTo hire a Marketing Coordinator to help increase the number of students enrolled in arts programs and develop new fundraising strategies that will assist in long-term sustainability,
$22,500 over 12 monthsTo support this community-based program giving girls between Grade 6 to 8 living in low-income areas an opportunity to develop goal-setting skills. Funding from the grant will be used to develop new coaching tools and training opportunities for volunteers.
$57,000 over 6 monthsTo replace the building's aging roof, ensuring that this community space continues to provide opportunities for Dundas residents to host social events and recreational programs.
$11,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase new computer and digital camera equipment to enhance the Council's ability to deliver information and creative opportunities for local audiences. It will also help to provide support to 48 arts organizations and collective initiatives in the community.
$51,300 over 12 monthsTo create more opportunity for young male singers to get involved with music through a community choir called Lads and Gents. The Choir is focused on increasing its profile and membership, as well as developing new fundraising opportunities. Funds will support artistic salaries and program costs, in addition to hosting a free 40th Anniversary school concert.
$96,900 over 24 monthsTo support local seniors through the development and piloting of the HCoA Peer Connector Program. This collaborative program, which will involve older adult volunteers in its delivery, is designed to help seniors remain engaged in community life. Funds will be used to hire a Project Coordinator, purchase equipment, and assist with program costs.
$77,500 over 12 monthsTo convert a storage building into a fitness studio that will provide physical fitness opportunities for residents of residential care facilities in the Stinson neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton. Students from Mohawk College will carry out the renovation work as part of an ongoing partnership between the College and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
$4,800 over 12 monthsTo help introduce the sport of para-rowing to persons with disabilities and to involve more young people in Grades 7 and 8 in rowing in Hamilton. The organization will use the funds to purchase new equipment and racking system to support proper storage.
$135,000 over 36 monthsTo increase culturally diverse programming in Hamilton by hiring an Artistic Director who will build upon the World Music Festival as well as year round community programs.
$74,000 over 12 monthsTo meet public and fire safety requirements by replacing the roof and installing a new fire alarm system. This Centre offers programs and services to 3,000 families and individuals living in poverty and low-income neighbourhoods in the Hamilton Mountain community and surrounding areas
$41,400 over 12 monthsTo help build on young cyclists' safety and awareness skills by offering a week-long, learn-to-cycle program through Hamilton schools. Funds will be used to purchase a class-sized fleet of bicycles as well as a truck and transport trailer.
$17,600 over 6 monthsTo install new energy efficient electrical wiring and fixtures that will ensure this Hamilton community meeting space meets public and fire safety requirements.
$75,900 over 12 monthsTo hire staff, host a conference and offer workshops for the Hamilton Community Land Trust, an emerging, community-based initiative. These funds are focused on capacity building for this collaborative program that will pursue partnerships and land acquisition opportunities.
$142,900 over 12 monthsTo make needed renovations to the foodbank's more than 80-year-old building, ensuring its long-term sustainability and safety for clients and staff. Funds will be used to renovate the basement and redesign the flow of the first floor.
$3,800 over 12 monthsTo assist with the community café renovations of the Kitchen Collective Co-operative, a nonprofit, rentable kitchen and culinary incubator for individuals, small businesses and food artisans. Funds will be used to install counters and cabinets and help with plumbing and electrical costs.
October 30, 2014
$69,800 over 5 monthsTo coordinate and present French-language activities during Juno Week 2015. This will provide a platform and national visibility to minority Francophone arts, musicians and artists during the Juno festivities while marking the 400th anniversary of the Francophone presence in Ontario.
$101,300 over 24 monthsTo increase the amount of pollinator habitat in the city by teaching community members to create, maintain and expand habitat across the city. Funds will be used for staffing and program costs.
$9,100 over 12 monthsTo develop and provide governance training workshops to parents in co-operative preschools.
$33,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the executive director position to full-time to support the operation of the youth orchestra through a period of extensive transition and develop sustaining partnerships with other community groups.
$55,700 over 24 monthsTo increase the safety of the sport by purchasing safety board pads and to double the club membership with increased training for coaches.
$187,600 over 36 monthsTo support this urban agricultural program with staffing costs and the purchase of gardening equipment and a refrigerated cube van to transport produce to local food banks and food programs.
$77,500 over 12 months
to convert a storage building into a fitness studio that will provide physical fitness opportunities for residents of residential care facilities in the Stinson neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton. Students from Mohawk College will carry out the renovation work as part of an ongoing partnership between the College and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
$209,900 over 36 monthsTo hire a community/youth development worker to continue the Beasley Youth Assets Development Initiative in engaging the Beasley community to promote and foster healthier, more caring and responsible local youth. This collaborative project will engage adults to develop sustained relationships with young people, mobilize youth to become change agents, and involve local decision makers in support of this positive neighbourhood transformation.
$128,600 over 12 months
to increase capacity by renovating the building in order to expand programming for youth at risk in Hamilton as well as bring all current programming in house. Grant will also have beneficial environmental impacts, reducing transportation costs, heating costs, electrical costs and water usage.
$43,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access and energy efficiency for this well-used community building in the rural area of Hamilton. Funds will be used to replace doors and provide barrier-free access.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo support staff costs to improve the quality of the education and outreach activities of this Hamilton-based organization. Staff will upgrade website content, develop a traveling display and refresh in-house displays.
June 26, 2014
$82,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time coordinator to support the Francophone Interagency community table in Hamilton. Funds will also be used to develop an operational plan that will help improve collaboration among partner organizations and better respond to the needs of the Francophone community.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to support youth to strengthen the NGen Youth Centre, a downtown youth-led community hub that empowers diverse youth to take on leadership roles and ensure their voices are heard on relevant community issues.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo update an educational kiosk and create a naturalized walking path connecting the Urquhart Butterfly Garden to the adjacent Veldhuis site of the Hamilton Conservation Authority. Funds will be used to stabilize the banks of the Desjardins Canal, plant native shrubs and install the pathway. This will increase the recreation value of the area while improving community understanding of environmental issues.
$52,600 over 12 monthsTo reduce the energy costs by installing a new window and insulating three outside walls of this well-used community club. In addition to its beneficial environmental impact, this initiative will help the club keep its costs low, therefore keep the sport affordable for the community.
$39,700 over 18 monthsTo hire a coordinator to develop an oral history collection which will be available at the museum, in traveling presentations and online. The "Voices of Dundas" project will encourage volunteer participants to share their recollections of living and working in Dundas from their earliest memories to the present day.
$90,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase inventory management equipment to support a new approach to providing emergency food and clothing services to the community. This new model will offer better-quality products, extended operating hours, and links to local farmers. It will also provide work experience for 50 to 60 participants facing multiple barriers to employment.
$7,000 over 12 monthsTo update the organization's website to make it accessible on all platforms. This will help engage more volunteers, especially younger people, by providing them with a better online experience.
$61,400 over 12 monthsTo hire a communications coordinator to coach staff in enhanced communications and outreach skills, thus increasing community members' knowledge of local environmental programs and issues, including local and sustainable food systems, energy conservation, promoting green infrastructure, and neighbourhood clean-ups.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo develop a multi-use community space for local residents, neighbourhood associations and clients that will improve the agency's programming space serving over 3,000 clients each year. The building in Hamilton will be retrofitted with automatic door openers and wheelchair access. Funds will also be used to purchase outdoor benches, tables and accessibility equipment.
$128,500 over 36 monthsTo establish a drop-in space for homeless and marginalized women. The "Daybreak" initiative will establish a space of inclusion and participation that will give homeless and isolated women a space to thrive, feel safe, and build healthy connections with their community.
$374,000 over 60 monthsTo hire planners to develop comprehensive management plans in partnership with community stakeholders for lands within the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System. This initiative will protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area while providing compatible recreation, education and research opportunities for residents and visitors.
$14,200 over 12 monthsTo replace the front entrance roof and an unsafe brine pump used for ice-making at this popular community curling club. These much-needed renovations will ensure enhanced air quality and safety for all community users.