March 1, 2012
$15,000 over 24 monthsTo develop Niagara-specific, bilingual pamphlets and information cards about elder abuse to encourage the community to openly discuss and address the issue of abuse toward older adults.
$75,200 over 24 monthsTo hire a volunteer and communications coordinator to develop and implement a long-term, sustainable plan to enhance services and build relationships with families and community stakeholders.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the current public dock to provide access to water for visitors, mooring for boats, enhanced safety for swimmers, an area for emergency services and a fixed dock platform for those with limited accessibility. The renovations will make the Welland River more accessible to all.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a program coordinator to research, document and analyze a co-generation energy system being used at the Niagara Falls Eco Village. This will demonstrate how using green energy can support the provision of affordable housing.
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo provide staffing support for this venue for professional artists in Niagara Falls. Community artists will deliver workshops in visual arts, music and theatre programs and offer a monthly artist-in-residence program in Niagara Falls.
$95,400 over 24 monthsTo establish an identification clinic to assist some 1,500 individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and those with no or low income to obtain the personal identification required to find employment and access community services in Niagara.
$70,100 over 12 monthsTo develop new educational tools that can be used to bring teachers, families, caregivers and the community together to help very young learners thrive. The tool will help ensure Niagara children will have meaningful activities planned for them, educators have additional resources to enhance learning, and parents understand the significance of playful learning.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a new network server and software to help the organization increase its capacity to provide affordable housing to low-income families in need as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. The new technology will also improve donor cultivation and stewardship and advance volunteer development.
$50,600 over 24 monthsTo hire an IT coordinator to train all staff on the use of a new client data management system, upgrade the organization's information management plan, set up a staff intranet and redesign the website.
$27,500 over 12 monthsTo provide cultural and theatrical elements to support the first FINA World Junior Open Water Swim Championship in Welland and the Niagara Open Water Festival and to highlight the region as a sport and cultural event destination.
$61,600 over 24 monthsTo provide administrative and operational services that support literacy and workforce program activities for 225 adult learners in Niagara.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo provide this soccer club with appropriate quality equipment, enhancing the performance, experience and satisfaction of its 800 youth players.
$75,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to manage and recruit volunteer dental professionals to provide dental services to low income individuals and families in St. Catharines.
$28,500 over 36 monthsTo develop a self-sustaining adult day respite program for developmentally challenged individuals with special needs living in Niagara.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the roof in order to continue providing local organizations with free access to this facility which hosts a wide range of community events.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo hire two part-time coordinators to get more Niagara residents interested and participating in local agriculture. Students, young adults, Aboriginal people, newcomers and unemployed individuals will benefit from training workshops in French and English, gain practical experience and increase their skills and knowledge about how to buy or grow local food.
$90,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a head coach to expand programming, increase participation and upgrade equipment needed to support rowing in South Niagara.
$10,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase softball training equipment that will enhance skills development in a safe environment.
$18,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a trailer for timely and safe transportation of boats and accessories during out-of-town regattas and provide an improved experience for a growing number of recreational and competitive rowers.
$101,400 over 24 monthsTo help provide fresh and nutritious food to vulnerable people in St. Catharines through community gardens and donations from local farmers. This will increase knowledge and skills with food training programs to vulnerable individuals, including those coping with mental illness, living in poverty or the homeless.
$74,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a community relations assistant to expand the volunteer support program; deliver the child abuse awareness program to Niagara schools; and establish a provincial Child Advocacy Centre Network.
$81,300 over 30 monthsTo hire a special events coordinator to promote cultural heritage, educate and increase understanding of the importance Niagara played in the establishment of Upper Canada in the early 1800's and the War of 1812.
$146,700 over 24 monthsTo provide occupational training and work skills development to youth experiencing difficulty in their academic and personal lives. The youth training will focus on recycling and refurbishing technology equipment in the green employment sector and feature one-on-one mentorship by seniors.
October 27, 2011
$3,900 over 12 monthsTo build a display case for historically-significant air force memorabilia and purchase an outdoor canopy to be used to support fundraising, outreach and community events in Pelham and Welland.
$159,500 over 36 monthsTo provide meaningful employment, economic and social opportunities for youth and families in the Eastdale Cordage neighbourhood of Welland, through the delivery of leadership, recreation, nutrition, dental, literacy and employment programs.
$39,300 over 6 monthsTo replace flooring throughout this Ridgeway community facility, which supports the delivery of health, social and recreational programs and activities to seniors in Fort Erie.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo support the facilitated discussion, research, stakeholder engagement and development of a plan of action for what a newly-formed, newly-merged big brothers/big sisters agency would look like in South Niagara.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo construct accessible washrooms at this Thorold community facility. This will allow community members of all abilities to engage in the centre's cultural and social events.
$147,700 over 24 monthsTo engage youths through a mentoring program to help students transitioning to a new school cope with the demands of new surroundings and responsibilities in Port Colborne. The project will focus on recruiting, training and matching youths with a mentor. Priority will be given to youth at risk and youth with disabilities.
$53,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a community developer to coordinate the design of a community response plan and an integrated approach to support individuals across Niagara who engage in hoarding. Hoarding behaviour has become a significant health and safety issue and increases the risk of homelessness and social isolation.
$65,000 over 12 monthsTo study species at risk and analyze biological and ecological data in order to measure the success of restoration and construction work in the Beaver Creek drainage area located in Fort Erie.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a wireless microphone system to improve the sound quality of the performances of this volunteer-operated theatre company in Niagara.
$49,200 over 12 monthsTo create a modern, safe and accessible playing environment for tennis players in Grimsby by reconstructing two tennis courts, available to club members and the public.
$139,200 over 24 monthsTo recruit and train volunteers to become mediators for a restorative justice program assisting youth at risk with the law in schools across Niagara. The program is offered in English and French.
$6,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase a speaker system to provide music for skater training and special events, and a sound system for arena user groups in Lincoln.
$58,800 over 12 monthsTo establish the One Book One Community program in Niagara which will promote reading, celebrate books, promote Canadian authors and build a sense of community through the shared experience of reading.
$14,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase new computer equipment that will make the organization more efficient, improve communications and delivery of services to the communities of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase computers, audio visual equipment and furnishings that will help make the organization more efficient and improve the delivery of training programs to Niagara agencies and communities.
$137,000 over 36 monthsTo enhance the development and delivery of programs for a wide range of sport organizations in Niagara. Benefits will include coaching training to Grade 11 and 12 students, mentoring Grade 6 and 7 students, workshops for members of local sports organizations and a plan to recruit and train volunteers using a new online volunteer database.
$7,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to enhance the quality and safety of skater training in the Niagara region. Equipment includes a laptop, CD player, a handheld harness and other fitness equipment that will help young skaters to learn advanced techniques more quickly.
$14,500 over 6 monthsTo purchase safety and training equipment in order to increase the number of children and youth playing minor baseball throughout St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
$24,300 over 12 monthsTo fund the artistic director to provide basic support, facilities and services at this St. Catharines theatre company so that the programming can be more artistically accomplished and financially successful. Funding will also support a mentoring program for young artists and allow local actors, directors, writers and designers to practice their craft in their hometown.
$52,200 over 12 monthsTo support the Discovery Passport, a community based learning opportunity for 40,000 children aged 8 to 13 to visit the museum and learn about the history of Niagara and Canada during the period of the War of 1812.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo develop the framework and sustainability model of the Niagara Knowledge Exchange, a community-driven research and planning tool which supports collaborative action in building healthy communities across Niagara Region.
$2,000 over 6 monthsTo buy a laptop computer to be used by the client services coordinator, whose primary role is to assist victims of violent crime in Niagara. This organization provides short-term emotional support and practical assistance to victims of crime, tragedy and disasters.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo install a high-efficiency heating and cooling system and induction lighting to create an environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient facility for curlers of all ages in Welland.
$2,000 over 12 monthsTo create an awareness of the community's heritage by researching and erecting plaques for historically-significant buildings and sites in West Lincoln.
June 29, 2011
$40,700 over 12 months
to engage in a social development process, using participatory theatre to identify and discuss cultural and social issues affecting newcomer youth, families and seniors in Niagara.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo provide signage and promotional resources to raise the profile of the festival in Lincoln and celebrate the importance of the agricultural sector.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo construct a new roof on the volunteer-operated community facility that offers neighbourhood-based recreational and social programming for youth and adults in Black Creek.
$65,600 over 24 monthsTo develop a wider range of social, artistic and cultural programs that are more inclusive, accessible and affordable to Francophone youth and newcomers in Niagara Region and to attract more youth and newcomer volunteers.
$64,600 over 24 monthsTo hire a community outreach coordinator to visit area schools, businesses and community agencies to increase public understanding of epilepsy, increase access to services and improve the quality of life of people living with this condition in Niagara.
$10,800 over 6 monthsTo upgrade kitchen equipment in this community facility, creating a safe, efficient food preparation area that will enhance fundraising opportunities and support community events.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo install energy efficient lighting and heating units that will save money and make the space more comfortable for those receiving Aboriginal and community programming at the centre.
$30,300 over 12 monthsTo install energy-efficient windows that will reduce operating costs and maintain the community programming offered in this Welland facility.
$69,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a passenger bus that will provide seniors with reliable and accessible transportation to social and recreational activities in St. Catharines and Niagara on the Lake.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo install a commercial lift and accessible washrooms to allow more people of all abilities to enjoy the community facility in Merritton.
$59,900 over 12 monthsTo complete roof repairs needed to ensure ongoing community use of this cultural facility in St. Catharines.
$125,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the community halls in order to create an accessible, community-friendly space which provide meals, shelter, recreation and meeting space for children, seniors, and homeless people in downtown St. Catharines.
$7,000 over 12 monthsTo engage the community in a strategic planning process to establish the vision, mission and objectives guiding future library services in Pelham.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate an office and warehouse facility capable of providing food, clothing and furniture to a greater number of individuals and families in need in West Niagara.