Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin
March 4, 2015
$59,400 over 36 monthsTo implement a training program for girls participating in hockey as well as their coaches. The training program will focus on strengthening physical literacy skill levels for girls and improving coaching skills.
$187,500 over 30 monthsTo create an indicator tool kit that will align with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing framework. The toolkit will support the nonprofit sector in defining the value of investments in community organizations to community wellbeing.
$136,500 over 12 monthsTo complete the final two kilometers of a ten-kilometer walking trail at Credit Valley Conservation area in Orangeville, which will improve the quality of community recreational infrastructure.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo design and deliver a women's entrepreneurship and business-leadership program in Guelph and Wellington County. This program will support women living in rural communities, new Canadians, and women focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
$149,800 over 24 monthsTo update and relaunch the current public education campaign in support of LGBTQ youth in Waterloo Region, creating a safer and more inclusive community.
$199,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a Neighbourhood Community Coordinator, who will work to increase civic engagement for persons with disabilities by providing community development activities for neighbourhoods in Waterloo Region.
$122,800 over 36 monthsTo improve the quality of arts and culture offerings by hiring a volunteer coordinator and purchasing office equipment, to support this vibrant community festival.
$83,300 over 12 monthsTo increase access to environmental stewardship and education programs, by building a new parking lot for visitors so that they can access a currently inaccessible portion of a research reserve in Waterloo Region.
$115,600 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of recreation facilities in Orangeville by installing a new refrigeration unit at the Orangeville Curling Club.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to recreation opportunities for youth with disabilities living in the Township of Wellesley by building a new fully accessible community play structure.
October 30, 2014
$64,900 over 24 monthsTo launch a high school co-op mentoring program, pairing secondary students with elementary students. Mentors will support children in making healthy and positive choices about day-to-day life.
$146,200 over 24 monthsTo increase access to affordable transportation by piloting a community car “Quantum Station” program in Waterloo Region. This program will be the first in the Canadian car sharing sector to allow members in undeserved neighbourhoods and rural areas to have on-demand access to temporarily stationed vehicles.
$152,900 over 36 monthsTo improve the quality of life-skills programming for youth with intellectual disabilities in Guelph, by hiring two new staff members.
$267,300 over 36 monthsTo launch the Seed Community Food project in the Guelph and Wellington area. This investment will support hiring staff, purchasing equipment and creating a community plan for the collection and distribution of healthy food. The project will result in increasing the quality and quantity of healthy food available to low-income families, improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable citizens.
$211,400 over 36 monthsTo increase employable skills of youth, newcomers and unemployed residents of Guelph by providing skills training and mentoring.
$225,000 over 36 monthsTo improve the services available to people with addiction issues by hiring a Strategy Coordinator and improving coordination among partners working on the Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo improve access to arts space and programs by completing accessibility upgrades to the art gallery in Guelph. This investment will ensure that the gallery's entrance meets the most up-to-date accessibility requirements.
$65,000 over 12 monthsTo develop and implement a shared marketing strategy for Open Ears Festival, Numus and inter-Arts Matrix. Higher profile for these events will support more effective fundraising efforts in Waterloo Region. This grant will also support hiring a coordinator who will work towards a new shared delivery model for these events.
$195,100 over 36 monthsTo develop and grow a sustainable, voluntary living wage employer recognition program that will impact 20 employers, representing 1,000 employees in the Waterloo Region. By paying a living wage to employees, families benefit from increased economic security. This program will raise the profile of organizations who choose to reduce poverty in Cambridge and North Dumfries by paying employees a living wage.
$84,500 over 12 monthsTo create an accessible community space by renovating a heritage building in Grand Valley.
$66,300 over 24 monthsTo improve the economic and cultural vibrancy of towns and villages in the Township of North Wellington by investing in "Renew Wellington North," which will focus on improving main street storefronts.
$64,600 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof on the building, upgrade the stairwell to meet fire safety guidelines and replace doors in the indoor tennis courts. These renovations will result in improved safety of children, youth and adults participating in physical activity programs.
$150,000 over 6 monthsTo purchase equipment for the newly constructed multi-service Resource Centre in Elmira. The equipment will benefit community residents as they conduct job searches, access an expanded Food Bank and use community meeting space.
June 26, 2014
$47,500 over 12 monthsTo undertake a feasibility study for a new shared space for medium and grassroots organizations in Guelph.
$51,800 over 24 monthsTo hire a part-time coordinator, who will establish peer-support groups for grieving parents and families in Wellington County.
$69,600 over 12 monthsTo hire staff and rent workshop space, to support the Vocational Training Program for adults with acquired brain injuries in the Waterloo Wellington area.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality and availability of in-home meal programs for seniors and other vulnerable communities in Waterloo Region.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo invest in new metal working tools for a community workshop in Guelph, to meet increasing community demand and make the organization more sustainable.
$129,900 over 24 monthsTo hire a new staff member who will broaden outreach and make communications materials more accessible in rural areas of Wellington County.
$42,200 over 12 monthsTo increase the quality and quantity of art installations for the community of Guelph, by investing in new office equipment.
$273,800 over 48 monthsTo develop and implement a volunteer engagement strategy by hiring a Community Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for identifying existing needs that align with the strategic plan of the Authority, promoting volunteerism and developing community partnerships.
$219,000 over 36 monthsTo improve the collective planning capacity of the health and social services sector in Guelph, by hiring a coordinator to synchronize their data collection and analysis. This will help participating organizations collectively identify gaps and create a coordinated response.
$5,100 over 12 monthsTo invest in a new computer system, which will improve access to communication support and marketing for local food producers in Wellington County.
$46,200 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of cultural spaces available in Waterloo region by renovating the roof of the Hungarian Cultural Centre.
$26,700 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of sports and recreation space for badminton players in Kitchener Waterloo, by upgrading the badminton courts.
$100,400 over 12 monthsTo create a new recreation space in the south Hespeler Community in Cambridge, by relocating and reopening a community centre called "Popcorn House".
$30,000 over 12 monthsTo increase capacity by training volunteers and staff on best practices, in order to better serve refugee claimants in the Waterloo Region.
$112,000 over 24 monthsTo conduct an environmental scan of existing data documents. This data will be used in conjunction with a regional shared measurement impact framework to develop a community trends report.
$88,200 over 12 monthsTo invest in upgrades to the kitchen at St Mark's Church in Orangeville, to increase the availability of hot meals programs for low income residents of the community.
$54,500 over 12 monthsTo develop a system which will match volunteers, based on their skills, with employment counselors and managers of community benefit organizations in Kitchener Waterloo. This grant will support staffing and program costs.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase recreation space for youth by building a skateboard park in Elmira.