March 4, 2015
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo support quality arts infrastructure in London, by replacing the heating and cooling systems and performing electrical upgrades to the Aeolian Hall.
$20,100 over 12 monthsTo pilot a first aid training program specifically for family farms, which will create safer environments and close existing gaps in current safety standards.
$111,400 over 12 monthsTo renovate the community hall and church by creating a new accessible elevator and washroom. This will ensure that community members of all abilities are able to use this space.
$107,600 over 24 monthsTo establish a walk-in mental health clinic, employing the "single-session therapy approach." This will increase timely access to mental health supports for individuals in need.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo update the entryway of the Agricultural Society building, by constructing a new sidewalk, increasing accessibility and safety.
$48,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a Collection Relocation Coordinator at the London and Middlesex Heritage Museum in order to complete the relocation and inventory of its historical artifacts.
$29,400 over 24 monthsTo develop a series of children's gardens to engage children and their families in understanding food sources, healthy eating and the joy of gardening.
$50,000 over 24 monthsTo support the establishment of Community Archives, by hiring a part-time archivist. This staff member will establish protocols and best practices for cataloging and storing local historic artifacts.
$42,500 over 12 monthsTo undertake a national design competition to develop an elevated park on abandoned rail lines. The park will be open to the public and will draw more attention to the role that the railways have played in the heritage of St. Thomas.
$74,000 over 12 monthsTo winterize and make accessible one of the organization's cabins. This will make this an all-season location for retreats or community meetings.
$135,000 over 12 monthsTo increase quality recreational facilities in Ingersoll by investing in fully accessible playground equipment for Victoria Park.
$9,800 over 12 monthsTo renew community and recreational infrastructure by providing energy efficient heating and cooling systems to The Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Branch 518 in Tavistock.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo ensure barrier-free access to the Social Service and Community Centre at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, by investing in an elevator.
$33,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the quality of recreational facilities for local community members by investing in new playground equipment in Saltford.
$26,500 over 12 monthsTo invest in playground equipment for preschool-aged children in Innerkip, in the Township of East Zorra.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo construct a new pavilion at the Fingal Ball Park, which will enhance community use of this public space.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of Woodstock and District Developmental Services by expanding the kitchen to offer healthy eating and cooking skills to members of the community.
$206,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a social worker who will support young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, with the objective of addressing root causes. This work will be based around the existing Service Protocol, developed by the Community Action Network on Youth Homelessness.
October 30, 2014
$9,000 over 12 monthsTo fund historical research about the Beth Emanuel Church's Fugitive Slave Chapel in London. This investment will support the development of a plan to increase awareness about the Chapel and its heritage value.
$109,400 over 24 monthsTo implement a Youth Development Initiative that integrates youth engagement strategies into the community's Comprehensive Community Plan. This will ensure that community-based opportunities are linked to the Nation's culture, customs, heritage and language as foundations for strong families and healthy youth development.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to sports and recreational facilities for young people, by investing in a new skate park within the Delaware Lions Park in Delaware, West Middlesex.
$96,100 over 24 monthsTo increase awareness of realities faced by newcomers to the communities of London, Woodstock and St. Thomas through the production of 24 video segments which will air on the local Rogers TV channel.
$127,800 over 24 monthsTo support Phase II of the Seeds of Change project, which will provide training to community leaders in the London area who support people experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. This training will help to connect vulnerable people with treatments and counselling in order to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable citizens, with a particular emphasis on supporting New Canadians.
$87,400 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization to build more homes by investing in trucks, trailers and additional tools to this group covering the London Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford and Huron-Perth counties.
$81,000 over 24 monthsTo support the London chapter of Kids Kicking Cancer by investing in a community program of therapeutic pain management through martial arts techniques.
$79,700 over 12 monthsTo increase access to speed skating for residents in the London area, by investing in new equipment, learn-to-skate programs and coaching workshops. This grant will help the organization increase participation in physical activities, with a focus on children from low income families.
$50,300 over 12 monthsTo improve local recreation infrastructure by building a covered pavilion in Miller Park in West Lorne.
$75,300 over 12 monthsTo extend the Oxford Thames River Trail which will provide visitors with additional hiking, biking and skiing options as they enjoy the natural elements of the surrounding wetlands.
$24,800 over 12 monthsTo replace the stair lift to ensure that this community hall, which hosts service clubs as well as many local events, is fully accessible.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo support the ongoing use of the Sparta Community Hall and reduce energy costs by investing in new high-efficiency heating units.
$124,200 over 24 monthsTo increase digital literacy and bridge the "digital divide" by providing skills training to at-risk youth, unemployed adults, and rural residents in the Greater London area.
$4,500 over 12 monthsTo improve recreational facilities in Newbury's Old Boy's Park by resurfacing bathroom floors and installing an outdoor water fountain.
$100,000 over 12 monthsTo support the continued development of a Food District by replacing the roof on the Confederation Building, which is home to the Western Fair Farmers' and Artisans' Market.
$185,500 over 24 monthsTo increase access to skills development and career training for at-risk youth in the London and Middlesex County, by supporting the expansion of Youth Opportunities Unlimited's food production and service social enterprises.
June 26, 2014
$23,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase new track and field equipment, enabling the organization to host events in Elgin County without renting equipment.
$290,800 over 36 monthsTo create a new multifunctional youth community hub in the Northside neighbourhood in St. Thomas, to engage young people in positive programming.
$195,000 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization, by hiring Executive Director who will oversee expanding programming and community outreach.
$14,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to employment and career services to youth in Elgin County, by purchasing laptops for all 10 library branches. They will be equipped with job training software and wireless internet access for job searching.
$368,100 over 36 monthsTo expand a piloted model called ‘Clinic to Community’ in order to integrate health care and community epilepsy services in Thames Valley, Essex, Kent and Lambton and Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth. ‘Clinic to Community’ will reach people with epilepsy as soon as they are diagnosed and provide them with the information and support they need to live healthy, vibrant lives.
$149,000 over 24 monthsTo expand the Growing Chefs program to additional classrooms, and reach more students with lessons on healthy and nutritious food.
$195,000 over 36 months
to support the organization in transitioning from a volunteer run model of operations to a professional arts and culture organization, by hiring staff and investing in technology upgrades.
$55,100 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the café at the facility, which will enable the organization to expand nutrition programs and improve the health of 1,500 youth participants.
$175,900 over 12 monthsTo invest in training for veterinarians and volunteers, and expand the clinic space. This grant will also support more informational sessions, to increase awareness of nature conservancy.
$219,600 over 36 monthsTo support the establishment of an environmental network in London, which will provide shared space, shared equipment and educational sessions to 30 groups. Environment groups will be better resourced and skilled and will be better equipped to make an impact on improving the health of our environment.
$48,300 over 12 monthsTo ensure that this community space continues to be available to local groups, by upgrading the septic system.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo invest in a new disc golf course in Coronation Park, which will offer additional opportunities for physical activity for community members.
$90,000 over 24 monthsTo increase capacity to provide services for people who are homeless by hiring a full time volunteer coordinator, and providing resources for strategic planning.