March 1, 2012
$183,100 over 36 monthsTo support youth in Hamilton to develop employment skills while supporting the not-for-profit sector and developing a sustainable social enterprise.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase sewing equipment and provide training and learning opportunities to Francophone immigrant women in Halton and Hamilton so they may establish a sewing cooperative and enhance their job skills.
$271,200 over 36 monthsTo increase opportunities for young people and newcomers to explore farming as a career. Funds will be used to purchase shared agricultural equipment, repair a barn, provide access to irrigation at an incubator farm in Flamborough, and fund staff support, mentorship and training to help the new farmers develop successful farm enterprises.
$24,200 over 12 monthsTo hire a part-time recreation assistant to increase opportunities for social and recreational activities for children with special needs who come from families facing socio-economic or health-related barriers. Participating children will benefit from increased social integration into the community.
$73,200 over 36 monthsTo support the salary of an administrative director who will focus on increasing the number of artistic members and volunteers and retain corporate sponsors for a new gallery location in the Jamesville Arts District, allowing the organization to become a cultural hub in the community.
$43,900 over 12 monthsTo fund the Working Family Stories and Treasures of the Hamilton Jewish Community, an inter-generational community arts initiative that will see youth and seniors document and preserve the heritage of the local Jewish community. The project will become part of the public record through art exhibits and online documentation.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo assist with basement renovations that will create a safe, welcoming space for community programming and events.
$63,000 over 12 monthsTo hire staff to support newcomers from diverse backgrounds to be more involved in neighbourhood planning and become engaged and equipped to take a place on community boards and committees. The project will enhance the leadership, participation and community connectedness of newcomers at the neighbourhood and city level.
$208,100 over 36 monthsTo continue the Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth Flamborough initiative, a collaboration of parents, community groups, schools, businesses, agencies and organizations working for a community in which all young people thrive. The initiative works to provide the opportunities, skills, relationships, values and self-perceptions that all youth need to grow into healthy, caring and responsible people.
$63,000 over 24 monthsTo hire facilitators and cultural helpers to pilot the Racing for Literacy program in Hamilton, designed to encourage young Aboriginal males to stay in school and increase their academic achievement. Strategies to encourage parents to become more engaged in the school life of their children will also be developed.
$69,200 over 24 monthsTo support staffing costs for an executive director who will ensure sustainability, develop supportive programs and partnerships to support this residential program for refugee claimants in Hamilton.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to expand the reference library and archives, provide the equipment to reproduce documents and provide archival-quality storage materials and environmental controls in order to increase access to local history.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo support staff and program costs to provide increased and appropriate services to the LGBTQ community in Hamilton and make the organization more sustainable.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo implement a boys and girls spring basketball league and a summer soccer league in the Rolston neighbourhood at no cost to participants ages 5 to 12.
$74,000 over 24 monthsTo hire an incubation coordinator and develop an e-commerce website to support micro business entrepreneurs to speed their business launch time and increase their success and sustainability.
$72,400 over 12 monthsTo hire staff and develop curriculum to pilot a pre-entrepreneurial training program to assist homeless, street-involved and at-risk young women ages16 to 21 as they explore self-employment options and pathways towards economic and social integration.
October 27, 2011
$98,500 over 36 monthsTo increase inclusion and acceptance of children with intellectual disabilities in schools by hiring staff to start new chapters of the Best Buddies friendship program in 15 to 20 elementary schools in the Hamilton region.
$73,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a community program coordinator to increase awareness and usage of Marydale Park in Hamilton, which will provide barrier-free recreational opportunities for children, adults and seniors. The park's pool, Snozelen room, accessible trails and accessible fishing will greatly increase the recreational opportunities of those facing a variety of barriers.
$122,500 over 24 monthsTo increase awareness of this information resource and database of local programs and services by hiring an outreach coordinator and refining the website.
$40,700 over 24 monthsTo hire an administrative support person to update policies and procedures and support existing staff in order to increase the number of gallery visits and sales.
$92,000 over 36 monthsTo engage 20 faith communities in Hamilton in greening activities, recruit 20 green facilitators and undertake 50 green actions and 60 green events to promote sustainable food and engage youth in environmental issues.
$58,000 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity of the club by funding a full-time assistant coach to work with 169 child and teen athletes in both recreational and competitive programming. The support also includes governance training for the club's board of directors.
$138,300 over 36 monthsTo increase the number of children participating in cycling and triathlon programs by promoting the benefits of cycling and running at community events and at local schools.
$58,600 over 12 monthsTo replace an emergency boat, motor and other equipment lost during an unanticipated storm that will allow the club to maintain rowing programs for 550 members including 200 youth.
$222,600 over 36 monthsTo divert 300 people with addictions from the prison system into supported opportunities for treatment, housing and employment.
$50,500 over 24 monthsTo expand the community's capacity to respond to the needs of individuals with fetal alcohol syndrome and their families by training staff from various Hamilton community agencies and certifying them as trainers.
$24,000 over 12 monthsTo support a community coordinator to develop and implement local programming in this Hamilton West Mountain neighbourhood.
$33,400 over 12 monthsTo increase volunteer capacity of this Mount Hope organization by expanding to full-time a part-time volunteer/event Coordinator position, making safety and hygiene improvements to a washroom and replacing a ramp to ensure easy access to a building for 120 children and adults with disabilities, staff and 200 volunteers.
$72,600 over 12 monthsTo buy 200 ice skates, 200 roller skates, 200 helmets, and 200 sets of protective padding to make year-round physical activity accessible to more children in the north end and broader Hamilton community. A learn to skate program for 100 youth will also be introduced.
June 29, 2011
$64,600 over 24 monthsTo hire an outreach coordinator to develop partnerships, provide faster referrals to local services and support low-income seniors living in Ancaster and surrounding area.
$124,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a program volunteer manager to expand existing outreach and education tools and train new volunteers for bereavement support to grieving mothers, fathers, youths and young adults in Burlington and Hamilton.
$46,400 over 12 monthsTo engage 200 volunteers in staging the September 2011 Canadian Country Music Week in Hamilton. Funds will also be used to promote local musicians and hold educational seminars detailing opportunities within the music industry.
$292,600 over 36 monthsTo increase opportunities for young people and newcomers to Canada to explore farming as a career. Grant funds will be used to purchase shared agricultural equipment and provide access to irrigation at an incubator farm located on the border between Brant and Hamilton. New farmers will receive mentorship and training to assist them in developing successful farm businesses.
$8,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to be used in the construction of affordable housing in Hamilton.
$32,400 over 6 monthsTo provide scoring equipment for this competitive swimming program.
$25,600 over 12 monthsTo assist with moving costs, communicating the move and new ticketing system/computers/software as part of the relocation of the Geritol Follies to more affordable office and performance space.
$4,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase sound equipment that will enhance community space and encourage outreach to new and existing members in East Hamilton.
$27,000 over 12 monthsTo operate a bilingual soccer tournament and a Francophone basketball tournament that will bring individuals together from various ethno-cultural communities in Hamilton. Other arts and culture activities for youth will also be developed.
$17,500 over 12 monthsTo produce a resource binder that will help organizations sustain restorative justice circles and training. Funds will also facilitate a workshop to share the model and findings with partner organizations in the community.
$7,500 over 12 monthsTo support Open Streets, an initiative that promotes active lifestyles and alternative forms of transportation in downtown Hamilton. The initiative will temporarily transform a section of James Street into a vehicle-free park for 7,500 pedestrians, cyclists and their families.
$95,200 over 24 monthsTo bring to life the social impact of the War of 1812 to residents along the western corridor of Southern Ontario, from Hamilton to Halton Hills, Elgin, Norfolk and Haldimand Counties. The funding will support a Grand River Travelling exhibit, the creation of a GPS mobile phone app, and a map of the 1812 Discovery Trail.
$28,000 over 12 monthsTo promote and sustain the Telling Tales Literary Festival which attracts over 5,000 people to its storytelling events each year.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo facilitate a broad community consultation process which will provide information, identify gaps and make recommendations for a responsive settlement service system in Hamilton. The process will engage newcomers, service providers, funders and policy makers.
$130,800 over 24 monthsTo expand partnerships, available resources and provide suicide prevention training to 600 front-line workers, parents, volunteers and social service providers.
$32,100 over 12 monthsTo equip staff with computers, office equipment and a promotional plan to recruit more volunteers and match them with community volunteer opportunities.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo repair and replace old windows in the Dofasco Centre for the Arts in Hamilton. The upgrades will reduce the ecological footprint and energy costs and enhance the theatre experience for more than 130,000 patrons.
$5,000 over 12 monthsTo pilot a summer basketball and athletic conditioning program on Hamilton mountain for 50 youth. Funding will support sports equipment purchases, permits and insurance.