March 6, 2014
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo develop a program to enhance independent living skills in young adults living with physical disabilities in Hamilton. Funds will support a coordinator, attendant, supervisory staff and program expenses.
$39,200 over 12 monthsTo pilot a program to teach financial literacy for people with lower literacy skills. Three modules will be developed and tested before they are supported by training webinars and translated into French.
$114,300 over 12 monthsTo install a new computer system, software and WiFi equipment that will enhance the visitor experience, improve administrative efficiency and increase rental revenue opportunities for this Hamilton museum.
$13,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase additional percussion instruments with fold-up stands. This will allow the orchestra greater musical flexibility and make it easier to transport instruments to free community concerts.
$96,800 over 36 monthsTo hire a general manager and part-time development adviser, and to purchase equipment to outfit the office space and rehearsal hall. The funds will improve the organizational stability of the Fringe Festival, allowing it to expand summer activities and year-round artistic programming.
$68,900 over 24 monthsTo establish a social enterprise coffee shop within the hospital, providing employment opportunities for individuals with mental health challenges in Hamilton.
$217,200 over 36 monthsTo expand its internship program to include horticulture work and educational interpretation, and to conduct additional environmental communications and outreach activities in Hamilton and Halton that will engage audiences about the importance of plants and a healthy environment. Funds will support the training of a horticulture intern and an education interpretation intern.
$23,500 over 24 monthsTo hire consulting expertise to develop a train-the-trainer handbook and course, best practice routines, videos and an interactive website-based resource. Those trained will teach community staff and volunteers in Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant to lead safe and effective exercise routines for 3,000 seniors and adults with disabilities.
$23,200 over 12 monthsTo hire a part-time program manager to support local volunteers to maintain the watershed through litter collection activities as well as report events and circumstances of environmental significance.
$39,600 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to coordinate and mentor youth volunteers on leadership and to provide support at social service agencies in Hamilton.
$120,300 over 24 monthsTo hire consultants to develop programs, policies and procedures related to recreational and therapeutic riding programs. Staff and volunteers will be trained to deliver programs so that more people with disabilities are able to participate in safe and appropriate programs in Hamilton.
$72,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase and maintain 50 single and tandem bicycles for community rental. This will increase access to physical activity and promote waterfront tourism in the city.
$28,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase an additional safety boat and hire a certified instructor to allow more people with physical disabilities to learn to sail and race as participants in the Able Sail program.
$118,600 over 24 monthsTo train minor football coaches in Safe Contact and Level 1 Coaching as well as provide certified helmets to players. This will increase the safety of the minor football programs in Hamilton and reduce the potential for concussions.
$66,500 over 24 monthsTo increase the amount of arts programming offered to children and youth in Hamilton. A coordinator, assisted by artists and interpreters, will work with youth to communicate and preserve the historical, cultural and contemporary experience of working people.
$205,800 over 36 monthsTo support an after-school program in the north end of Hamilton where children and youth will engage in educational, recreational and social activities that will lead to improved academic success and positive development. Staffing and program expenses will be funded.
October 31, 2013
$80,000 over 36 monthsTo hire an audience development coordinator to increase partnerships and audiences and to support the development of original plays addressing class, poverty and sexuality issues in the city of Hamilton. This will expand the scope of available theatre productions and enhance community conversations about critical local issues. Funds will also support some operational and marketing costs.
$150,900 over 12 monthsTo develop tools to measure factors that contribute to making neighbourhoods vibrant places. The initiative will engage community organizations to deliver a cultural study of eight Hamilton neighbourhoods and involve 600 members of the public.
$117,300 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof and renovate the interior of this well-used community centre. This will make it easier for people with mobility challenges to use the building as well as provide increased sports and recreation capacity.
$60,400 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to coordinate and teach media arts workshops. Program expenses will also be funded. This will help develop a healthy and vibrant independent media arts sector in the Hamilton region, supporting independent media artists to enhance their skills and stretch their artistic boundaries.
$17,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase office equipment and furniture for the agency's new office space in the new multi-service Waterdown Library Civic Centre. Residents will be able to get to the facility using public transportation, be more comfortable in the new space, and have better access to information, referral and other services in the centralized location.
$83,100 over 24 monthsTo hire an Executive Director and provide homework supports, volunteer-based tutoring, and soccer programs to support academic success for newcomer youth in Hamilton. The Empowerment Squared program will encourage the development of personal goal setting and academic success.
$22,000 over 24 monthsTo hire facilitators to provide an arts program for individuals recovering from mental illness. This reduces the stigma of mental illness and provides an artistic outlet. Funds will support staffing, materials and administrative costs.
$171,600 over 36 monthsTo hire a Strategy Manager to facilitate the community leadership and stewardship of the Dundas Valley through the implementation of the first 10 priorities of the Dundas Valley 50 year Vision.
$113,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment and promotional items to revitalize the organization and increase membership and volunteerism in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of 4-H in Ontario.
$122,500 over 18 monthsTo increase civic leadership and political participation of visible minorities and newcomers in the city's political process. A project manager will be hired to refine curriculum, implement workshops and a learning exchange, and to develop an e-learning option. The organization will work closely with the Maytree Foundation, School4Civics, Elect More Women, and Operation Vote.
$129,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to recruit and train more volunteers who will support street-involved and youth aged 13 to 25 facing multiple barriers who are receiving services in Hamilton. This will increase opportunities for homeless youth to access programs and services, and provide service opportunities for community members.
$50,500 over 24 monthsTo purchase computer equipment and provide training for staff, volunteers and members as persons with lived experience of mental illness. The initiative will provide transferable skills to participants in order to lower barriers to employment, and increase social and community participation in Hamilton.
$92,400 over 36 monthsTo provide equitable access to year-round community sports leagues in basketball, soccer and a new girls volleyball league in Hamilton's Rolston neighbourhood at no cost to participants aged 6 to 13.
June 27, 2013
$152,000 over 36 monthsTo support the launch and evaluation of the agency's "100 Years 100 Reasons" recruitment campaign aimed at attracting 150 male volunteers over three years in order to meet the demand for male mentors.
$85,000 over 12 monthsTo install a new elevator which will provide barrier-free access to the building for visitors and Francophone clients. The initiative will allow 2,700 individuals to more easily participate in the programs and services offered at this local health centre.
$130,500 over 24 monthsTo support staff costs to develop the club's newer satellite service locations into more full-service hubs for children's programming, offering the most appropriate mix of programs for the young people and families within each neighbourhood.
$35,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase 140 musical instruments for the program "An Instrument for Every Child." The initiative will provide free music instruction and instruments to elementary school children in inner-city schools.
$54,600 over 24 monthsTo coordinate, engage and retain volunteers who support serving meals to the homeless. Funding will also support the development of a strategic and stability plan for the organization.
$60,600 over 12 monthsTo conduct diversity assessments at four local environmental organizations so they can adapt their policies and programs to be more welcoming to newcomers. The Hamilton Environmental Collective will work with settlement groups to broaden their reach and attract newcomer volunteers. Newcomers will learn more about their natural environment and gain local volunteer experience.
$118,300 over 12 monthsTo improve the capacity of this community centre to host events by renovating the kitchen, updating the stage with new lighting and a sound system, and adding parking spaces.
$220,000 over 36 monthsTo fund staff and program costs to develop and implement a community safety engagement campaign and strategy for men aimed at reducing and preventing gender-based violence.
$11,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase new tables and chairs, allowing this seniors organization to offer a broad range of social and recreational services to Francophones and the community at large.
$4,000 over 12 monthsTo increase skills and leadership by training volunteer softball coaches and youth umpires in this local Hamilton league.