March 7, 2013
$110,000 over 24 monthsTo fund salary, administrative and programming expenses to deliver services and increase awareness, participation and involvement of African Canadians in community development in London and area.
$50,800 over 24 monthsTo strengthen community presence, shorten wait times and improve the organization's financial stability through the implementation of a strategic plan.
$85,000 over 24 monthsTo build the organization's service delivery capacity by hiring a manager. This will help more Latin American community members in London with support, guidance and training services.
$95,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance the organization's capacity to deliver social, cultural and recreational programming to the large Francophone community living in London and surroundings. Funding will also support some salary, marketing and renovation costs.
$26,500 over 24 monthsTo expand adaptive cooking instruction classes for people living with disabilities with the goal of teaching them the basics of healthy cooking, meal planning and grocery shopping budgeting.
$19,400 over 12 monthsTo engage employers in hiring people who have disabilities by developing a media awareness strategy in London.
$90,000 over 24 monthsTo strengthen the organization's capacity to deliver services to its targeted clientele. This will help to attract, retain, and engage the 20 to 44 year old talent pool in the City of London. Funding will support salary, some programming and equipment costs.
$111,900 over 12 monthsTo further develop the recreational complex in Belmont with the addition of a splash pad and skate park, providing greater opportunities for unstructured play.
$26,000 over 12 monthsTo help sustain Festa Italiana, one of the most popular cultural festivals in London which celebrates Italian culture, heritage and traditions. Funding will support an administrator’s salary and marketing expenses.
$18,200 over 12 monthsTo preserve artifacts illustrating the history of the railroad by replacing the roof on the primary exhibit building of the railway museum.
$9,400 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity and strengthen operations by developing a five-year strategic plan and revising the current policy and procedures manual. Funding will support hiring a consultant.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo preserve the language and culture of the Oneida Nation by creating language and culture videos engaging community elders to tell the story and transfer knowledge to youth.
$40,400 over 12 monthsTo modernize the Tillsonburg library by purchasing equipment and creating study spaces, comfortable seating, child specific areas and increased programming capabilities.
$45,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof of this well used community facility located in Woodstock.
$103,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate and expand the theatre building to increase the number of seats, improve the backstage space, enhance the rehearsal hall and create a multipurpose public meeting room overlooking Port Stanley harbour and Kettle Creek.
$25,300 over 12 monthsTo install new kitchen equipment which will improve the community club's ability to hold events and raise funds.
$74,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the community space at this Legion by renovating and equipping the kitchen.
$17,300 over 12 monthsTo develop culturally sensitive and language appropriate hospice services and resources for people in Elgin County.
$24,500 over 12 monthsTo buy new equipment and help the Chaldean community in London implement a youth community centre with the goal of providing social, cultural and recreational programming to their youth.
$147,500 over 24 monthsTo support women victims of violence with a comprehensive range of community services in Strathroy and area. Funding will support a project coordinator's salary and program costs.
$114,700 over 36 monthsTo help this collaborative implement the Bridges Out of Poverty model in Elgin County which will expand the social capital of those living in chronic poverty, by fostering relationships across varying income level class lines.
November 1, 2012
$112,900 over 12 monthsTo increase the available office and meeting space to allow for the delivery of more programs, and to add a ramp to make the building accessible to all community members.
$59,600 over 12 monthsTo build a solid information technology infrastructure and pay for a part-time project coordinator who will improve their ability to provide effective and needed service to their clients in Middlesex.
$15,900 over 12 monthsTo help the organization review their mission and strategic direction in order to remain viable and relevant. The grant will help with consulting services and community consultations costs so that the Association can respond better to the needs of Francophone newcomers in the region.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo make the community meeting space accessible to all by the addition of fully accessible washrooms and entryway improvements.
$24,000 over 12 monthsTo stop structural damage from continuing to affect a building on the fairgrounds by correction of the roof line and replacement of a main doorway.
$36,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the community baseball venue with a home run fence and additional lighting to improve safety and appeal of the diamond for players.
$38,100 over 12 monthsTo support this organization in updating their website, producing a new video and creating a strategic plan. The video and website will enable parents and early childhood educators to access innovative tools and resources in order to stimulate conversations that will help children in London master basic math concepts while undertaking everyday activities.
$160,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a business counsellor and administrative staff who will provide intensive support to entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses in order to increase employment opportunities and economic prosperity in Elgin County, an area negatively impacted by manufacturing job loss. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by supporting a longer term of core funding and providing for learning opportunities.
$45,000 over 24 monthsTo expand the Dollars with Sense and Economics for Success programs in more schools. These programs will improve and develop financial literacy and budgeting skills in Grade 7 and 8 students.
$36,400 over 12 monthsTo increase collaboration among South Asian ethno-cultural groups by creating a web portal in London which will help with stakeholder engagement, community calendar of events and activities, social media connections and community resources.
$9,500 over 12 monthsTo create a website which will raise awareness of and participation in the London Sports Hall of Fame.
$14,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to help start a new volleyball club that will provide accessible opportunities for physical activity to children and youth in the community.
$12,400 over 12 monthsTo pay for equipment and some operating costs to help the club provide accessible physical and recreational skating activities for children in this small community.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo build a new splash park in Thorndale and provide access to free recreational activities for children and families in this small rural community.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo test pilot an employment training program in London-Middlesex that will address skill shortages and gaps in the labour market. This program will improve employment opportunities for urban Aboriginals and those affected by the downturn in the manufacturing sector. 80% of training program graduates will find employment within three months of training completion. Funds are also for hiring a project coordinator.
$35,400 over 8 monthsTo restore and preserve an old country church building, adding to the heritage experience and educational program available at the Norwich Museum site.
$24,400 over 12 monthsTo make the community centre fully accessible to all community members with automated door and a ramped entrance, and to increase the energy effectiveness by installation of new windows.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo help organize and promote the Southwest Regional 55+ Games in the county of Middlesex.The Games will help to raise awareness of the health and well being benefits of physical activity and active living in the host communities. 250 volunteers will be recruited.
$69,800 over 24 monthsTo support older workers to access skilled and unskilled work and expand the organization's social enterprise. Funds will also pay for hiring a full time coordinator.
$46,300 over 12 monthsTo increase access to all floors of the building by the installation of an elevator. The grant will also fund the renovation of washrooms.
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo help implement two new programs that will promote and expand tree planting in residential and commercial areas in the City of London. Funds will also be used for volunteer recruitment and training and for a project coordinator.
$62,000 over 24 monthsTo pay for a part-time coordinator and some operating expenses to help them successfully implement the recommendations of their new strategic plan, and to respond to the pressing needs of the different Francophone ethnocultural organizations in the area.
$55,000 over 12 monthsTo install a splash pad in Balmoral Park in downtown Aylmer which will increase the options for active play.
$4,800 over 8 monthsTo improve the wiring system to allow the Legion to continue safely supporting the community with events and services.
$66,100 over 8 monthsTo install playground equipment in the Tommy Williams park located in Sweaburg, creating more options for active play for children of the community.
$31,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the perimeter fencing and garbage collection area to ensure the safety of women and their children living in the residential units.
$36,400 over 12 monthsTo renovate the tennis courts in Glencoe and increase access to structured and unstructured physical activity opportunities for all residents in this small rural community.
$25,000 over 12 monthsTo hire a consultant to conduct a needs assessment study which will address business acceleration needs of newcomer and immigrant business entrepreneurs in London.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the equipment in the community theatre in Dutton to create a safer and more reliable lighting system.
$35,000 over 12 monthsTo install playground equipment in the community of Fingal, creating additional opportunities for active and unstructured play for youngsters.
$12,500 over 12 monthsTo build a new concrete ramp and landing at the main building entrance that will make the facilities fully accessible to all users and residents.
$108,500 over 24 monthsTo build the community capacity in Strathroy to better support victims of domestic violence and perpetrators. Funding will help the offender support program and victim safety programs. The grant will also pay for some salary and training costs.
$105,000 over 36 monthsTo develop the organization's fundraising and promotional capacity by hiring a part-time fund development assistant. This will allow the organization to build a more secure, sustainable funding model for the delivery of supportive cancer care services to those in need in the community.
June 28, 2012
$85,000 over 24 monthsTo implement the El Sistema Aeolian, a free, intensive and accessible after school orchestral program that will provide 100 children and youth the opportunity to get involved in a world-renowned musical program, with the goal of helping them achieve their full potential and enrich the London community.
$39,200 over 12 monthsTo develop 50 videos that will help increase awareness of Alzheimer Disease and related dementia, its risk factors, the benefits of early diagnosis and programs and educational resources that are available for people impacted by this.
$30,000 over 6 monthsTo improve the ability of the St. Thomas Legion Track and Field Club to deliver services and host events by replacing and adding equipment.
$115,000 over 24 monthsTo implement a comprehensive youth engagement and development strategy that will provide healthy social and recreational opportunities for youth in this marginalized community. Funding is for a project coordinator's salary and basic administrative costs.
$46,500 over 8 monthsTo replace the leaking roof and improve accessibility by widening the doorways which will ensure the ongoing availability of this hall used extensively by community groups.
$9,100 over 6 monthsTo increase public usage of the community centre by improved energy efficiency and updated equipment.
$68,400 over 24 monthsTo enhance the volunteer experience and increase the number of volunteers involved at the Talbot Teen Centre through the hiring of a designated volunteer coordinator.
$127,000 over 24 monthsTo establish safe and creative social spaces in five community-based resource centres throughout the geographic proximity of London. This will enable youth who are experiencing barriers to full participation in community life, the opportunity to participate in art creation projects that will develop their reflective and critical thinking skills, leadership skills and assist them to create career and personal goals.
$64,200 over 12 monthsTo implement a pilot project in the Karen and Vietnamese communities in London that will increase their knowledge and understanding of justice, child welfare and protective services in Canada, therefore increasing their capacity to access those services.
$149,600 over 24 monthsTo hire a coordinator to implement community engagement initiatives that will help attract diverse audiences to the Museum. Funding is also for outreach and expansion materials costs, rebranding, marketing and administrative costs.
$10,500 over 6 monthsTo modernize the library facilities by creating a special children's area and more accessible shelving in the branch located in Innerkip.
$50,800 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement a coordinated community plan to effectively respond to human trafficking issues. This project will help enhance the community’s ability to recognize trafficking and to more effectively facilitate referrals of trafficking victims to appropriate resources and services.
$78,500 over 24 monthsTo strengthen support to volunteers and integrate all core functions of the organization in Woodstock through the implementation of a new computer program and network.
$52,000 over 8 monthsTo restore the exterior brick work of this heritage building to maintain a safe and secure place for community members to meet and participate in programs and events.
$34,500 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement an After School Program for Youth in the Lucan-Biddulph area. This new program will help provide learning and recreational opportunities to students and youth in this small rural community.
$26,800 over 24 monthsTo help expand adaptive cooking instruction classes for people living with disabilities. The goal of these classes is to teach the basics of healthy cooking and eating, meal planning, budgeting and grocery shopping.
$56,700 over 6 monthsTo improve safety and access to Lake Lisgard for community groups by replacing the dock.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo replace an aging pavilion in the local Queen's Park with a new structure that will contain accessible washrooms providing residents with a safe shelter to gather together for programs and fellowship.
$19,700 over 6 monthsTo improve safety conditions at the baseball diamond located at Malahide Community Place by refurbishment of the lights.
$26,000 over 6 monthsTo increase awareness of the issues and benefits of active urban forestry through the delivery of a three-day national conference in October 2012 in London.
$149,800 over 12 monthsTo complete the construction of a community meeting room and other renovations at the Cornerstone building in London which is a community hub that houses a variety of youth services and vibrant social enterprises operated through youth leadership.