March 6, 2014
$45,600 over 9 monthsTo purchase and install a new computer server, hardware and software that will improve case management, record keeping, fund development, volunteer management, accounting and administration. This will enhance this St. Catharines organization's ability to efficiently deliver community housing and homelessness programming.
$15,700 over 12 monthsTo pilot the mentoring program Game On in West Niagara. The program provides information and support to boys aged 11 to 14 about a range of healthy lifestyle practices.
$43,800 over 24 monthsTo hire an operations manager to improve administrative performance in order to expand audience and artist participation in the chamber music festival.
$52,600 over 24 monthsTo support staffing costs to expand programming for low-income youth aged 13 to 18. Programs will provide socially and physically healthy activities and life skills for youth facing multiple challenges and their families.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo build awareness, knowledge and understanding of the historical significance of women, Afro-Canadians and First Nations peoples in the founding of Canada. Funds will be used to hire researchers to create interpretive content for online presentation, and a technical specialist to adapt that multimedia content for use on a smartphone, based on the user's geographical location.
$62,000 over 36 monthsTo expand the Woodworking for Nature environmental education program. Children and youth will build, install and monitor habitat structures for various wildlife species throughout Niagara.
$10,900 over 9 monthsTo purchase new tables and chairs allowing this group to provide a range of social and recreational services to the Francophones over 50 and the community in St. Catharines.
$15,000 over 9 monthsTo purchase baseball equipment which supports training and development and safe play for girls' softball in Niagara Falls.
$110,000 over 12 monthsTo install bleachers and accessible pathways in order to expand track and field programming, event hosting and training opportunities in Niagara.
$100,000 over 36 monthsTo educate the public about threats to local forests and to assess, manage and ecologically restore the forests of Niagara. Funds will be used to hire a coordinator, plant trees and produce educational resources.
$99,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator of event and operations and a coordinator of administration and finance to help expand rowing and amateur sports programing and events in Niagara. The purpose of the initiative is to foster collaborative relationships in order to enhance sports tourism in the region.
$90,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a program support worker to deliver a pre-employment program to help people with a disability prepare to enter the work force and achieve their employment goals.
$8,300 over 9 monthsTo purchase field training equipment which will support player development benefiting youth learning to play competitive football in Niagara.
$80,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase camera and lighting systems to enhance the quality of recreational programming delivered bi-weekly to children aged 4 to 14 living in Welland's low-income communities.
$58,700 over 9 monthsTo install a new roof and HVAC unit to ensure the long-term viability of the facility for community functions in Pelham.
$99,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a club manager to increase the awareness and participation in flat-water sports in Niagara.
$71,900 over 9 monthsTo replace the ice-making compressor in order to continue offering curling programs and realize energy savings.
$17,100 over 12 monthsTo support staffing and program expansion costs to implement a five-year strategic plan and expand artistic programming. The theatre expects to raise attendance levels and increase youth participation in outreach and education programs, as well as become more sustainable.
$121,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a resource development coordinator to expand programs and services to rural communities of Niagara through outreach, donor development and community engagement.
October 31, 2013
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the roofs, walls and windows and renovate the washrooms and doors so that this centre is fully accessible. Located in Welland, the centre regularly hosts events and activities, provides space to a variety of community groups, acts as a gathering place for the Francophone community, and serves people with disabilities.
$82,900 over 36 monthsTo hire a caseworker to address the growing number of children requiring mentors in South Niagara and to purchase new computer technology to improve information management and client intake, assessment and monitoring.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the roof, brickwork, siding and windows, install new flooring and create an outdoor sports and recreation space in Fort Erie. Currently serving 100 youth daily, renovations will allow for energy savings, more shared use of club facilities and an increase in registration to programs.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo provide staff and artists' support to Playlinks, a pilot program designed to engage audiences by building creative learning experiences through increased interaction between professional theatre artists and young audiences. Playlinks intends to reach 9000 elementary school children and their teachers in Niagara.
$5,400 over 12 monthsTo replace single-pane windows with energy-efficient ones in order to reduce energy costs and increase the space available for community use in colder months. Currently 12 community groups deliver programming and activities daily to residents of Port Colborne.
$87,700 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time coordinator to support community forums and the Francophone community roundtable in Niagara. A five-year strategic plan will be developed by a variety of Francophone organizations in consultation with the community. It will reflect a shared vision and common goals leading to enhanced coordination and responsiveness to community needs.
$65,000 over 12 monthsTo carry out field research, GIS mapping and data collection in support of municipal drain rehabilitation projects. The work will help improve water quality and protect species and habitat in Niagara.
$62,000 over 24 monthsTo maintain ecosystem restoration work as well as conduct and document water and soil quality assessments. This work will result in a substantial improvement to water quality and species diversity in Beaver and Frenchman Creek.
$75,000 over 9 monthsTo install energy-efficient lighting for the newly renovated soccer fields in Fort Erie in order to provide more field time to players and enhance tournament hosting. Youth soccer registration will increase and an adult soccer league will be developed.
$4,900 over 9 monthsTo purchase eight scoreboards and a patio shade cover that will improve the lawn bowling experience for members and position the club to attract new members and host tournaments.
$70,000 over 24 monthsTo provide staff support and creative supplies to the Art2 after-school program. This program develops entrepreneurship skills and small-business opportunities for south Niagara youth as it teaches participants to up-cycle unwanted items into usable artistic products.
$4,900 over 9 monthsTo purchase headsets to be used in the production of ice shows and computer hardware and software for the training and development of skaters. The new technology will help skaters improve their performance by providing detailed video analysis of skating movements.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof and windows of this well-used community hall. Over 10,000 persons in Niagara Falls are engaged annually in community activities and events hosted here.
$64,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a general manager to provide education and outreach while managing the facility, finances and human resources of this artist-run theatre company located in the restored Seneca Queen Theatre. An increase in registrations, rentals, box office and sponsorship revenue is expected.
$43,900 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof by installing an energy-efficient green rooftop that will create a compelling new outdoor venue for receptions, screenings, readings and musical performances in St. Catherines. While energy costs decrease, attendance and earned revenues will increase.
$36,100 over 9 monthsTo purchase equipment and repair the floor and roof thereby improving the hosting of community activities and events. The centre promotes Indian heritage and culture and attracts participants from the Niagara Peninsula.
$37,400 over 12 monthsTo support program costs and engage a project coordinator to ensure youth have a greater voice in creating safe, inclusive and caring communities. Through TALK (Teams of Adults Listening to Kids), more educators and professionals working with children and youth will be actively engaged in creating and supporting youth engagement models in their schools and places of business.
$70,300 over 12 monthsTo hire a coordinator to support Niagara's Age-Friendly Initiative's steering committee and project teams as they complete a seniors' strategy and action plan, sustainability strategy and toolkit. These resources will help improve the quality of life for seniors in Niagara.
June 27, 2013
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo support the hiring of two community workers who will coordinate educational, pre-employment, life skills and parenting programming for teen parents in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.
$75,000 over 24 monthsTo build organizational capacity to effectively provide summer camp, post secondary education opportunities and youth support programs to children and youth at risk in Niagara. Funding will support staffing and program costs.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo provide early science and technology skills- and play-based learning kits to be used by trained child care workers and community volunteers at 175 licensed child care centres in Niagara. Funding will be used to create a website, buy kits providing lifelong learning to 6,000 children, and deliver training sessions to 1,000 educators.
$90,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to develop the Job Route Niagara, a program to engage Grade 7 students in entrepreneurship at an early stage and develop an interest in Niagara-based career choices. Students will learn about potential career options and entrepreneurship as a possible career.
$100,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a part time wood shop supervisor and purchase tools, supplies and machinery required to deliver work experience programs for persons with intellectual disabilities. Located in Niagara Falls, the program will teach skills, encourage social engagement and develop a social enterprise wood shop that will generate earned revenue.
$86,100 over 24 monthsTo purchase wrestling mats and equipment which will enhance event hosting opportunities and increase access to quality sport programming for youth throughout Niagara. A junior coach will be hired on a part-time basis to expand programming.
$15,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase a wakeless launch boat which will provide more time for on-water safety and coaching to new and current members of the sculling rowing club, and support other flatwater sports. Individuals of all ages will have more opportunities for recreational and competitive rowing in Niagara.
$35,600 over 12 monthsTo improve accessibility to two theatres and the Production Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake by installing seven automatic door openers, a vertical lift and create a new entrance for physically challenged patrons.
$64,300 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization to recruit and train new volunteers to support an increased number of children receiving mentoring support in Niagara. Funding will support a volunteer development coordinator.
$72,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase a computer network server and storage systems to enhance the heritage preservation of community artifacts.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo resurface four tennis courts and install perimeter fencing to increase participation at the tennis facility.
$34,300 over 9 monthsTo purchase equipment needed to support player development and event hosting opportunities at the only indoor tennis facility in South Niagara. Equipment will include a court cleaner, bleachers, umpire chairs and score clocks, as well as teaching equipment such as ball hoppers and a ball machine.
$15,000 over 6 monthsTo repair the gymnasium roof and provide community space for social, recreational and cultural programming in St. Catharines.
$44,400 over 12 monthsTo hire administration support to implement an electronic case management system and design a training manual and Intranet. This will help increase programs and counseling support for women and children living in shelters in Welland and Niagara Falls.