Quinte, Kingston, Rideau
March 1, 2012
$23,400 over 12 monthsTo install new floating gutters and purchase a new greens cutting machine to improve the safety and professional quality of the lawn bowling greens for local bowlers.
$27,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install an Ontario Telemedecine Network system, which will provide easier access to services and programs available in the community to individuals with transportation barriers.
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo provide barrier-free access to the basement of the church for all community members taking part in community events.
$55,700 over 12 monthsTo renovate and retrofit Guthrie House in the village of Elgin to increase its capacity to offer services to seniors and youth in North Leeds.
$112,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a project coordinator to increase the capacity of volunteers and community members to undertake protection and restoration-conservation projects on various parts of land in the Cataraqui and Quinte Conservation watershed regions.
$46,100 over 12 monthsTo support the establishment of a Media Arts and Assistive Technology Centre (MAAT) for use by participants with intellectual disabilities. This will be done through hiring a Coordinator and purchasing equipment, resulting in training volunteers to help the participants develop their skills and produce innovative projects.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new truck in order to expand the Habitat for Humanity ReStore e-waste landfill diversion program to the communities of Smiths Falls, Prescott and Kemptville.
$50,000 over 18 monthsTo hire a full-time Hospice Administrator to maintain programs, implement new ideas and retain and recruit volunteers, ensuring a smooth merger of the hospice's services with those of the local hospital. This move will ultimately open up residential beds for individuals in their last few weeks of life.
$98,500 over 36 monthsTo support the implementation of new day programs that will improve the quality of life for individuals requesting services from the hospice. A variety of services will be offered once a week at a set location to individuals who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness as well as their caregivers.
$41,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization by supporting the development of a revised volunteer recruitment, screening, training and mentoring program. This will help increase the number of highly trained community justice facilitators in the county.
$27,500 over 12 monthsTo acquire the necessary equipment to develop a U15 Bantam football team for youth in Kingston and area.
$34,900 over 24 monthsTo contribute partial funding toward the salary of a Project Coordinator to oversee and integrate programs, develop relationships in the community and increase the organization's capacity to become self-sustaining.
$11,600 over 12 monthsTo make the local library more functional by purchasing electronic equipment for workshops and a washing machine to support cultural program opportunities. Funding will also enhance the childrens' book collection available to the community.
$11,300 over 12 monthsTo enhance the services offered by the public library to community members by purchasing a variety of electronic equipment such as computers, a Kobo e-reader, an iPad and a Sony e-reader.
$49,200 over 36 monthsTo build organizational capacity by making the Executive Director's position a full-time one and to purchase a volunteer management software. This will enable the Foundation to focus on meeting community needs in a more efficient manner.
$67,300 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of video performances presented to the community by purchasing a modern digital cinema projector. The new equipment will also be used by other organizations, providing a large impact to the community.
$40,900 over 12 monthsTo support the development of the 2.8-km loop Sugarbush Island Walking Trail to provide the public with controlled access while protecting the natural environment and habitat for endangered species.
$67,500 over 12 monthsTo support renovations to improve the safety, accessibility and energy efficiency of the organization's facility, thereby increasing its use by youth and the general public in the Smiths Falls area.
$81,700 over 12 monthsTo refurbish and upgrade the kitchen facility to provide a safe, clean and efficient environment to benefit local residents.
$62,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a legacy outreach worker to execute a community development plan to support sustainable athletic development for people with intellectual disabilities in the Kingston and Cornwall regions.
$57,300 over 12 monthsTo renovate the facility by making it accessible, replacing some windows, insulating two walls and replacing low-efficiency lighting. These improvements will increase the capacity of this Kingston-based organization and boost use of the building.
$24,400 over 12 monthsTo digitally archive the organization's collection of artefacts, upload the archive to the Internet and produce replicas of selected items for safe public display. This will make the collection more easily available to the public.
$79,700 over 12 monthsTo transform a recently purchased house into a residential palliative care facility and support centre for the hospice. This will provide a place for individuals to live their last few weeks of life and will serve as a centralized office location where volunteers can meet and train.
$49,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization by building accessible washrooms, which will make its facility a fully accessible community space for the benefit of local groups.
$49,200 over 12 monthsTo revitalize the community hall by buying a generator and replacing the furnace, the stove, the lighting and the roof. These upgrades will provide a comfortable setting for community members to convene for private and social functions and will ensure that the hall can fulfill its mandate to serve as an emergency evacuation centre.
$68,400 over 12 monthsTo increase the accessibility of the main branch of the Public Library by improving shelving, circulation and book-return desks, floor plan, interior signage and lighting. This will ensure high-quality universal access for everyone.
$56,300 over 12 monthsTo support major renovations to the public library to make it compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Funding will also help to revitalize the aging building and purchase furnishing and equipment, strengthening the capacity of the library. This transformation is the first phase to making the library more functional for all patrons.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo provide enhanced services to library patrons by purchasing a multi-use business machine and books for readers of all ages and abilities.
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo support efforts to preserve the Mohawk language. This initiative will provide partial funds toward material costs and the salary of a full-time Resource Coordinator who will be responsible for developing unique learning materials geared to all community members.
$58,500 over 12 monthsTo hire a Youth Volunteer Coordinator and increase the work hours of the Fundraising Coordinator in order to launch a new Victim Services Youth Volunteer Program in Brockville and area.
October 27, 2011
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install digital repeaters, which will improve the reliability and integrity of radio communications in the County of Lanark. This will ensure the club and its members can continue to provide emergency radio-communications services, equipment demonstrations and resources at community festivals and events.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo provide barrier-free access to the new community cultural centre by installing an elevator. This will ensure that individuals of all abilities have access to the information, resources and services being offered there.
$79,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a volunteer co-ordinator who will develop a more robust and extensive network of volunteers. This resource will help increase the capacity of the organization to offer more and better palliative-care services to those in need in the Kemptville area.
$42,700 over 24 monthsTo hire a resource development co-ordinator who will develop a bicounty tool kit and referral network. Community support groups will be established that aim to increase intervention and support for hoarders in Prince Edward and Hastings counties.
$106,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a co-ordinator who will recruit volunteers and participants to establish a youth centre in Trenton. Programs will be developed that are geared to skills development and entrepreneurial training, and community partners will be engaged to help ensure the centre's sustainability.
$61,700 over 12 monthsTo replace the roofs at two sites and build a ramp at one. This will improve safety and comfort, and provide all participants with barrier-free access to parenting and child-development programs, food preparation and budgeting information, employment-readiness training and supportive counselling.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo increase opportunities for youth to participate in the sport of football by purchasing appropriate protective equipment and uniforms. These upgrades will improve safety, help to increase self-esteem and encourage more youth to become physically active.
$30,400 over 24 monthsTo increase staff resources in order to enhance services provided to individuals living with mental illness and their families. Part-time staffing hours will become full-time so that more information sessions can be provided and requests for information met.
$29,500 over 24 monthsTo enhance the services offered to visitors and the safety of the museum buildings. Information on the Tour Mate audio guides will be updated, an auditorium created and the sound system strengthened, and fire-retardant materials will be installed on ceilings.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a volunteer manager who will increase the use of Community Mediation (CM), a program that offers a restorative-justice alternative to resolve minor offences and conflicts in Kingston and area. Collaboration among governments, agencies, groups and individuals will all be strengthened to help to manage conflict more effectively.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo host workshops about audience building and retention, and promote collaboration among local organizations. A shared database will give all participating groups the opportunity to promote their programs and share information about their activities and venues, helping to increase community awareness, interest and attendance at local artistic events, shows and festivals.
$87,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a resource development co-ordinator who will refocus strategies for volunteer recruitment, fundraising, communications and marketing. New programs will be developed to increase the organization's capacity and long-term sustainability so it can continue to provide support services and shelter to women who are victims of violence in the Greater Kingston region.
$25,200 over 12 monthsTo replace the damaged roof of the organization's building. This will prevent further damage and ensure that meetings and events can continue to be offered safely and comfortably for members and the many community groups and gatherings that use the facility.
$22,600 over 12 monthsTo install a play structure and purchase outdoor furniture for the Barrett House property, which is used for family visits with children who are living apart from their parents. These additions will provide a more relaxed and fun environment where young children can play safely and interact with family visitors.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo restore the interior walls and ceiling of the historical 1868 Weslyan Methodist Church in Lonsdale, which is now used as a social and recreational centre. This will improve its safety and reduce health risks for the community users and volunteers who maintain the building.
$70,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a full-time event co-ordinator who will design and implement programs, seek out relationships with new sponsors and recruit volunteers. A five-year business plan will also be developed to set direction and strengthen the capacity of the organization to grow the festival.
$45,400 over 12 monthsTo install a new heating and cooling system in the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte. This will enable the facility to expand, helping it to become a heritage and cultural centre for the town and region.
$52,000 over 24 monthsTo develop an interactive software application that will disseminate program and artifact information via the Internet, at the iTunes store and through on-site portable devices. This tool will provide a new method of communication and increase the museum's reach and ability to share information with a larger audience base.
$47,800 over 12 monthsTo renovate the mens' change room at the centre's building in Picton. This will improve the amenities, help retain and increase membership of the organization's target demographic, and ensure the health and safety of members, volunteers and staff who use the area.
$79,400 over 24 monthsTo hire a project co-ordinator who will improve volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition events. A database and software will also be purchased to enable volunteer policies and procedures to be developed and records maintained.
$55,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase a variety of sports and leisure equipment and landscape the facility's backyard so that gardens may be planted. These enhancements will provide chances for participants and individuals from neighbouring organizations to improve their work skills and take part in social and recreational activities.
$124,500 over 12 monthsTo develop a BMX track and athletic field and resurface tennis courts in the town. This will expand facilities and encourage more residents and visitors to take part in the various forms of recreation being offered.
$69,200 over 12 monthsTo make renovations to the organization's facility so it will be able to centralize services in one location. This will improve services to over a thousand seniors in the area and provide a more cohesive and consistent environment for all participants, volunteers and staff.
$42,900 over 12 monthsTo hire a project co-ordinator who will consolidate the township's archives at the Lanark County Geneological Research Library in the Heritage House Museum. An archive catalogue will be created and a user-friendly site map developed to enhance community access to information dating back to the 1830s.
$35,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install accessible play structures and equipment, which will enable a vacant lot to be converted into a playground for the benefit of children of all abilities who live in and visit the town of Carleton Place.
$72,500 over 12 monthsTo provide barrier-free access to the new community centre in Denbigh and general renovations to the new library which will be housed there. Automatic doors, accessible washrooms and an air conditioner will be installed to make the library and other services more available to community members of all abilities.
$29,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install a new and accessible outdoor playground structure in Athens Township Memorial Park. This addition will provide a more safe and enjoyable environment for the many community members and visitors of all abilities who use the park, especially children.
$100,200 over 12 monthsTo increase the floor space of the Middleville & District Museum. A new addition will be built to house significant artifacts and improvements will be made to all exhibits to make them fully accessible to all members of the community.
June 29, 2011
$14,500 over 12 monthsTo refurbish the Village Playhouse in Bancroft to make it more energy efficient and provide a more inviting facility for visitors, volunteers and artists. Improvements will include replacing the ductwork, installing insulation in the attic, stabilizing the chimney and removing an old furnace.
$11,900 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity by providing training and equipment to soccer coaches for the benefit of hundreds of children, youth and adults in Belleville and surrounding area.
$80,000 over 24 monthsTo strengthen the organizational and fundraising capacity of the organization through support for administrative staff and the implementation of new resource-development tools and technology.
$71,000 over 12 monthsTo increase accessible transportation services for 68 adults with intellectual disabilities living in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville through the purchase of a Girardin 2011 bus.
$145,700 over 12 monthsTo support the installation of an elevator, which will provide barrier-free access to all levels of the facility and its programs and services for the citizens of Kingston and area.
$65,000 over 24 monthsTo increase access to social and recreational opportunities for children and youth in Bancroft and surrounding area. This will be done by implementing school year programs for Grades 1 to 8 students and developing an Adventure Camp.
$29,900 over 12 monthsTo increase volunteerism in North Frontenac and develop a Seniors' Health and Fitness Directory for the region.
$8,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase 32 age-appropriate curling stones to increase youth participation in the sport of curling in the area.
$85,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the safety and usability of this popular facility by replacing the leaky roof.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the aging furnace and broken windows, thus increasing the safety of community members using the building on a daily basis for social and recreational events.
$83,400 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof and renovate the refreshment area of this important community facility in order to facilitate its continued use.
$64,600 over 12 monthsTo strengthen organizational capacity through enhanced staffing and provide more efficient working conditions for staff and volunteers thanks to minor exterior upgrades to the facility.
$64,500 over 12 monthsTo undertake repairs and renovations to their warehouse so that more efficient use of space is achieved for the benefit of staff, volunteers and clients of the organization.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo develop a Special Events Resource Centre, which will provide rental equipment and consulting expertise to help not-for-profit organizations in Eastern Ontario stage successful events.
$72,200 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity by renovating the interior and exterior of the clubhouse and purchasing some golf carts to provide more barrier-free opportunities for community members to play golf.
$64,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase gym equipment for the new recreational facility, thus increasing healthy physical activity opportunities for community members.
$120,500 over 12 monthsTo renovate and resurface two of the Conlon Farm Recreation Complex outdoor public tennis courts for increased safety and use by tennis enthusiasts.
$77,100 over 12 monthsTo pave the existing gravel parking lot, add exterior lights and create a more inviting appearance for the community centre in Shannonville. This will result in safer access for all community members taking part in activities and events held in the building.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install air conditioning in the Marble Church Arts Centre. This upgrade will improve the quality of experience and increase use of the popular Tweed facility by community members and artists.
$15,000 over 12 months
to purchase new equipment and reading materials, providing better service and encouraging library patrons to stay informed about matters that can improve their health and social and economic well-being.