March 6, 2014
$67,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the Francophone community to recruit and train volunteers. This will enable the partner organizations to develop communication and marketing strategies, to increase awareness of programs, services and volunteer opportunities for Francophones in Northwestern Ontario.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo build a swim, kayak and canoe area for the community. This investment will provide a safe outdoor space for children and families to participate in water based sports.
$138,300 over 12 monthsTo purchase vehicles, tools and equipment for the newly expanded Habitat for Humanity "Re-Store". With these investments, the store will increase its revenue which will support the organization as it builds homes for families in need in the Thunder Bay area.
$220,900 over 36 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to assist the Kenora Substance Abuse & Mental Health Task Force as they work collaboratively with other community groups to develop plan to address local substance abuse issues.
$57,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a project manager to provide a mentoring program for twenty youth and assist them as they create a reconciliation event. This work will create a sustainable youth leadership program in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and help increase awareness about First Nation culture, issues and living conditions in remote northern communities.
$14,800 over 12 monthsTo purchase new furniture and equipment for a multi-media and training room in the public library. This investment will also provide training for community members in the use of new technologies.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a part time project facilitator to help implement key steps in the Kinghorn Trail business plan. This includes securing a lease for the trail property and the creation of a detailed development plan through community consultation. The 111 km multi-use recreation trail will provide opportunities for physical fitness activity for residents and visitors in the Thunder Bay region.
$333,800 over 24 monthsTo hire staff and provide operational capacity for the development, construction, signing and launch of the Path of the Paddle waterway trail in time for Canada's 150th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Trans Canada Trail in 2017. More than 900 kilometres of waterway and land trails will be completed from the Manitoba border to Thunder Bay via Kenora, Dryden, Atikokan, and numerous First Nations communities.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo repair boards, player benches and lighting at the only ice rink in the community. This will increase local participation in winter activities in this remote First Nation.
$149,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator who will facilitate local consultations, on goal setting in the areas of poverty, crime prevention and housing, through the creation of the Thunder Bay Counts Round Table. This work will also develop a mechanism for reporting on these goals, which will help increase quality of life for all residents in Thunder Bay.
October 31, 2013
$116,600 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator and fund travel and program expenses. This will enable the project collaborative to provide leadership and entrepreneurial skill-development assistance that will enhance employment opportunities for Francophone youth in need of additional support in Greenstone and area.
$95,000 over 12 monthsTo install synthetic surfacing on the newly upgraded track at the Dryden High School. This work will help to make the facility more accessible and available for use by community members of all ages and abilities.
$30,200 over 12 monthsTo hire a project coordinator and fund program and evaluation expenses. This will enable the project collaborative to implement a restorative practice program that will give leaders and service providers the tools to help strengthen relationships and repair harm in a meaningful and inclusive way in the Windsor-Picton-Blucher neighbourhood of Thunder Bay.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo construct a picnic shelter and ramp at the Cedar Bay Recreation Complex in Sioux Lookout. This will provide a safer, more accessible, multiuse space for people of all ages and abilities participating in outdoor recreational activities and events.
$38,700 over 12 monthsTo update plumbing fixtures and install vinyl ice sheets in the curling arena. This will help the club continue providing curling programs for youth, adults and seniors in Kenora and the area.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase reading resources and equipment, which will enhance library services for children, youth and families in this small, rural community.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment and renovate the facility, making it more accessible and energy-efficient. This will help ensure a well-maintained space for programs and activities continues to be provided for people of all ages and abilities in this small, rural community.
$147,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase materials, supplies and equipment to renovate a cultural centre and install a greenhouse in the community. This work will provide a suitable and sound location for members and visitors to participate in traditional cultural activities in this small First Nation community.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo convert the existing heating system to a natural gas appliance and generator. This will help reduce utility costs and enable the organization to continue providing emergency shelter services for people in the community who are homeless.
$76,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new windows and doors for the facility, which will help provide a more energy-efficient and well-maintained space. The club may then continue providing programs and services to children and youth as well as community partners in the neighbourhood.
$43,300 over 12 monthsTo renovate and purchase equipment to help make the Emo-LaVallee Community Centre more accessible. People of all ages and abilities will then have more opportunities to participate in sports-and-recreation programs and activities in this small rural area.
June 27, 2013
$30,000 over 24 monthsTo hire part-time staff to develop and implement an early adolescent after-school program. This will help increase literacy and social skills development as well as expand services for children at risk in Grades 6 to 8.
$4,900 over 12 monthsTo purchase a portable ramp. This equipment will help improve access to the stage for people and equipment at the annual folk festival on Lake Superior's north shore and other community events.
$50,200 over 12 monthsTo establish the Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club and purchase paddling equipment. This will help the community to provide recreational and competitive dragon boat activity for people of all ages and abilities in Fort Frances.
$68,900 over 36 monthsTo deliver Sound Sense, a noise-induced hearing loss education-and-prevention program, to 2,400 elementary school children in Thunder Bay and area.
$125,000 over 12 monthsTo install insulation and new roofing material on the arena portion of the recreation complex. The work will help ensure a safe and well-maintained facility is preserved where people of all ages may participate in sports and recreation activities in this small, rural community.
$7,300 over 12 monthsTo paint walls and install new ergonomic shelving in the library. This will help to provide a safer and better-maintained facility for people of all ages in the community.
$92,600 over 24 monthsTo help the organization convert its existing funding database to a new one, which will improve efficiency, fundraising ability and programs, and provide better liaison with partners and funded agencies.
$125,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate a recreation and culture facility and purchase equipment. The facility and equipment will be used by community groups to offer traditional land-based recreation, culture and healing programs for people of all ages.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof on the facility. This will help provide a safer and better-maintained space for providing programs and services for women and their families in the Kenora area.