March 4, 2015
$140,000 over 36 monthsTo hire a technical coordinator and purchase video production equipment, projection equipment and indoor and outdoor screens. This will help to enhance the quality of festival programs and support the festival as it works to expand programming to new audiences in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario.
$68,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase and deploy small disaster response trailers in strategic regional locations, providing improved response capacity in Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, Pickle Lake, Ear Falls, Marathon and Manitouwadge. This investment will help the Red Cross respond quickly to disasters in remote locations.
$132,700 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof and remove asbestos at the Metis Community Centre. The renovation will help provide safe and well maintained community space used to preserve, promote and celebrate Metis culture in the Thunder Bay area.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire an event coordinator to expand delivery of a youth entrepreneurship program, to twenty-seven First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario. Participants will develop entrepreneurial skills, as they identify new economic opportunities for their communities.
$38,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase a passenger van to transport seniors to medical appointments, social and recreational activities in the community and region. This will help them to remain in their homes while reducing social isolation and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a consultant to help develop a "housing first" model of service for the community that will include supported housing, managed alcohol and non-medical detox for people in Sioux Lookout who are homeless or considered hard to house. This model will be developed in partnership with the 23 organizations who form the Healthy Communities Task Force.
October 30, 2014
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo conduct a feasibility study on the development of a program delivery model within the Mishkeegogamang First Nation. The study will help create innovative solutions to meet needs from a humanitarian perspective, specifically in the areas of food security, transportation, violence and abuse prevention, emergency management and first aid.
$42,000 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement a marketing plan, develop new promotional materials, and redesign the website for improved navigation and access to resources. This investment will help improve the outreach of the agency, assist with promotion of annual fundraising events and consolidate a marketing and fundraising strategy into a comprehensive action plan.
$98,000 over 36 monthsTo fund program expenses, including staff salaries, to support the continued development of the Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program. This program builds leadership skills in local Aboriginal youth, and this investment will support the long term sustainability of the program.
$149,900 over 24 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to implement the Bimadji Aawasowin Language Revitalization Program, which will support the revitalization and preservation of this traditional aboriginal language. This program will benefit families in Fort Frances/Rainy River, Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls, and City of Thunder Bay/Fort William First Nation. Work includes development of a comprehensive training guide and a train-the-trainer model for language leaders in participating communities.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo contribute to consultant costs for a study on the development of a trail system, which would link five local community sites and recreational facilities. This study will examine engineering, potential routes, cost estimates, funding sources and community consultation.
$18,200 over 12 monthsTo invest in new trail maintenance equipment. This will contribute to safe and well maintained multi-use trails, providing increased access to recreational opportunities for cross-country skiers as well as hikers and cyclists.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to facilitate programming, fundraising and public communications, as recommended in the Art Gallery's business plan. This will contribute to the long term sustainability of the organization while it is undertaking a major capital project related to the construction of a new facility.
June 26, 2014
$91,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a coordinator and consulting expertise to develop a new strategic plan to increase the capacity of the organization to provide programs and services for urban aboriginal people of all ages. This grant will also be used to renovate the Centre, including drainage remediation and installation of energy efficient windows.
$90,300 over 12 monthsTo construct an addition to an existing building that will incorporate change rooms, canteen, open air pavilion, and storage at the multi-use outdoor recreation area in Dryden. This will enhance facilities for soccer leagues and other recreation groups in the community.
$56,000 over 12 monthsTo build an addition on the Fire and Community Hall, which will increase community programming space in this small, rural community near Fort Frances.
$31,000 over 12 monthsTo install a natural gas line, a natural gas hot water heating system and a hot water system for the building which houses three not-for-profit organizations. This will enable the organizations to maintain cultural and recreational programs for Francophones and also to provide community gathering spaces in Geraldton.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo repair the Club's trail groomer, which will help the club to continue operating 15 km of cross country ski trails and programs for people of all ages.
$130,100 over 12 monthsTo replace and install energy efficient windows in the transitional supportive housing building, which supports individuals who are transitioning from cycles of crime and homelessness.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo hire staff to maintain Kwae Ki Win, a harm reduction program, at its current level. This will enable Shelter House to complete a social return on investment analysis, participate in a national evaluation of managed alcohol programs, and develop long term sustainable funding.
$43,900 over 12 monthsTo create the Kama Cliffs Trail, which will run 8 kilometers across the Kama Cliff Mountain Range near Nipigon. This trail will become the first leg of a larger trail network between the communities of Nipigon and Rossport along the coast of Lake Superior.