March 7, 2013
$144,300 over 24 monthsTo increase opportunities for Francophone youth and community members to learn and develop new media arts and audio visual skills. The project will support the development of a youth social entrepreneurship model.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a development officer to establish revenue-generating programs to make the centre self-sustaining. These funds will complement a loan received from the Hamilton Community Foundation.
$50,000 over 24 monthsTo staff a bereavement camp for children who have experienced a recent loss. The camp will give these Hamilton children a supportive environment in which to grieve and develop effective coping strategies.
$21,000 over 24 monthsTo hire instructors and purchase equipment to provide soccer programs for children, dance programs for youth and computer training for seniors in Hamilton.
$75,700 over 24 monthsTo hire an experienced coordinator to develop a volunteer recruitment, training and development strategy. Once developed, the process will be maintained by volunteers.
$62,800 over 36 monthsTo increase supports for newcomer artists and youth by funding an executive director role that would also develop programs and strengthen the capacity and sustainability of this organization.
$141,800 over 24 monthsTo expand and sustain neighbourhood and school-based urban community food gardens to allow more families to have access to locally-grown fresh produce. The funding will also help ensure the sustainability of Hamilton's Community Garden Network.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof of this well-used community centre. The facility is home to community fundraisers, dancing, fiddlers and seniors groups, as well as local football and scouts programs.
$12,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a trailer and camping equipment to enhance recreational activities for local youth.
$174,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a festival coordinator and cover some facility and communications cost to deliver and grow Supercrawl. This signature event brings over 80,000 people to James Street North in Hamilton and promotes local art galleries, music venues, diverse cultural communities and musical events.
$17,600 over 12 monthsTo increase organizational capacity and profile through website development, equipment purchases and training of board members. This will help increase this Hamilton organization's long-term sustainability.
$53,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a high density compact mobile storage system that will increase the organization's ability to appropriately preserve the historical and archival records of Flamborough.
$151,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to adapt and implement a newcomer employment mentorship program that connects professionally-trained and skilled immigrants to business mentors in related occupations and fields.
November 1, 2012
$50,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a project coordinator who will facilitate the work of collaborating organizations that are focused on providing Francophone families in Hamilton and Niagara with access to a range of child welfare services delivered in French in an easy, timely and responsive manner.
$45,800 over 12 monthsTo develop and pilot an entrepreneurial program that will help Francophone women immigrants and newcomers in Hamilton-Wentworth create a social enterprise. The women will be able to evaluate their talents and re-purpose their skills acquired outside of Canada for economic benefit in their new community.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo allow apprentices to gain solid arts training and employment experience while delivering community-based arts education programs in Hamilton's diverse neighbourhoods. Apprentices will coordinate cultural events and develop specialized skills around creating, mounting and dismantling an exhibit, as well as organizing a community art opening and fundraiser.
$37,400 over 24 monthsTo support staff costs to coordinate volunteers as they continue the Meals Made Easy Program, a nutrition program for seniors and those with disabilities. Frozen meals are freshly prepared and delivered by volunteers in an effort to improve or maintain nutrition, reduce and prevent illness, falls, prevent visits to doctors, emergency departments and hospitalization.
$266,500 over 48 monthsTo hire a coach/liaison to create a broadly based volunteer career and entrepreneurial mentorship program for youth by working in partnership with the Alumni Associations of the three post secondary institutions in Hamilton as well as local entrepreneurial networks. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by connecting existing entrepreneurs with youth developing their own enterprises, provide for participating in learning opportunities and allow for the development of post-mentorship networks.
$64,800 over 12 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to create an artist directory and a "TV sitcom" style presentation based on real life examples of the integration process faced by Francophone immigrants. The directory and presentation will also offer employment opportunities for Francophone newcomers and Ontarian artists in various artistic trades in the Hamilton and Niagara regions.
$35,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment for a special therapy room, called a Snoezelen room, that provides an environment that can help stimulate, relax, calm or energize people with developmental and physical disabilities. Snoezelen rooms can be set up to provide a multi-sensory experience or single sensory focus, simply by adapting the lighting, atmosphere, sounds and textures to the needs of the individual.
$141,600 over 24 monthsTo support staffing and program costs to provide more creative, self-development and leadership opportunities to more youth at this local arts hub.
$55,600 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof and install four new exterior metal security doors at this accessible community curling facility.
$32,700 over 12 monthsTo train and certify individuals in the service and repair of computer systems for individuals with limited incomes. This will preserve the economic value of existing computer systems, keep still-useful technology out of landfill and provide more families with computer access.
$74,700 over 12 monthsTo upgrade and improve the safety of the second floor of this well-used community building in partnership with the Mohawk College Building Renovation Program.
$48,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a part-time administrator to develop plans for human resources, financing and administration of the theatre. More collaboration and partnerships will be developed, thereby increasing participation at arts and culture events by French-speaking audiences in Hamilton and the surrounding area.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a project manager to start a social enterprise cafe that will provide healthy, high quality food to a variety of consumers as well as providing employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged women.
June 28, 2012
$34,500 over 12 monthsTo support staff of STAR Hamilton to revitalize programming and develop a sustainability plan to ensure programs respond effectively to local needs. S.T.A.R. – Skills Through Activity and Recreation – helps economically disadvantaged children ages 5-15 overcome barriers with confidence and opportunities, raising their quality of life and life chances through free skill development programs.
$93,800 over 24 monthsTo hire an executive director to introduce more schools, donors and volunteers to this Greater Hamilton initiative, which provides backpacks of healthy food to children ages 5 to 14 years from low-income and under-served communities.
$34,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to research, gather and prepare material to deliver a program to Hamilton students on Canadian Naval History during WWII and the Korean War. Using volunteer veterans, average age 83, this initiative will help make history come alive for the students and promote our valuable history to future generations.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase trail construction equipment so volunteers can build a 10-kilometre mountain bike trail and skills park in Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas. Sustainable trails will minimize the ecological impact and provide recreational opportunities for cyclists, hikers, trail runners and other user groups.
$30,700 over 12 monthsTo support a coordinator and equipment to educate elementary school students and the general public at special community events about actions they can take to reduce the waste going into landfill.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo support a program manager to provide better coordination between agencies working with the urban aboriginal population and to develop and implement a community plan to improve the lives of the city's Aboriginal peoples.
$34,000 over 24 monthsTo develop a guidebook for families to create 'circles of support' around their children with developmental disabilities. A circle of support helps parents formulate a network to enhance their child's life, now and in the future. The guidebook will provide practical assistance, including who to invite, how to get started and activating a circle in times of crisis.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase football helmets for use by inner city youth, ages 13 to 19, who play in a highly-competitive game, so that they may benefit from safer equipment and fewer injuries.
$62,700 over 36 monthsTo support a part-time general manager to co-ordinate events during the GritLIt festival, a celebration of the diversity of Hamilton and Canadian authors. The general manager will also grow the volunteer base, expand programming for youth and minority audience, oversee publicity and marketing and support volunteer committees and board of directors.
$25,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase musical instruments to allow An Instrument for Every Child to provide free music instruction and instruments to elementary school children in inner-city schools.
$31,700 over 12 monthsTo restore steelpan instruments and purchase storage racks and carrying cases in order to lengthen the life of the instruments, which are used by a core group of 49 children and youth players, along with hundreds of student participants during music workshops and public performances.
$31,600 over 12 monthsTo create a business plan for a turnkey energy auditing service which will assist the organization in raising funds and maintaining energy auditing staff. The funding will also support the development of a comprehensive organizational fund development plan.
$161,100 over 36 monthsTo hire a system navigator to work with racialized communities and women with disabilities to help them better navigate and access the community services and supports they need. Peer workers will be trained to provide additional supports.
$89,200 over 24 monthsTo fund a manager and capital renovations to make more effective use of a new food storage and distribution warehouse. This organization works to alleviate poverty on Hamilton Mountain and assists more than 1,200 families each month.
$85,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a consultant to help small not-for-profit organizations make their premises and programs more accessible to people with disabilities.
$13,100 over 12 monthsTo fund staffing supports, signage and volunteer appreciation to help this story-telling festival to expand its audience and supporting literacy among elementary school students attending from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
$147,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to help increase the effective participation of African Canadians as active citizens in the community.The project will provide referrals and access to culturally appropriate and relevant community programs and services.