Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin
March 7, 2013
$14,100 over 12 monthsTo support people experiencing chronic neuropathic pain by developing a peer support model in Dufferin. Funds will also support a trainer's salary.
$72,000 over 24 monthsTo improve physical activity levels of residents in Cambridge and Waterloo region by creating tv and web produced materials that emphasize the benefits of physical activity and available programs.
$93,500 over 24 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity to fundraise and communicate with external stakeholders in Dufferin County. The grant will support a fundraising coordinator's salary as well as program costs.
$54,900 over 36 monthsTo increase the number of people participating in public arts, culture and recreational events in Cambridge. Funding is for the rental and purchase of capital equipment like tents and staging equipment that will be shared among Cambridge Highland Games, Tour de Grand, Cambridge Riverfest, Arts Festival and seven other large public events.
$80,000 over 12 monthsTo provide an accessible and barrier free playground for the residents of Centre Wellington.
$120,000 over 24 monthsTo increase the number of local human and ecological health initiatives in Waterloo region by supporting the development of three projects: Camp Suzuki, the "30 by 30 Challenge" and the Teacher Ambassador program. Funding will also pay for some part time coordinator salaries.
$77,300 over 12 monthsTo have access to a high-quality performance space for citizens and arts groups in the Cambridge community. Funding is for buying lighting and sound equipment.
$41,300 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of this new Waterloo organization to create local access to history and culture through the lens of fashion and vintage clothing exhibits. The grant will support the hiring of staff, and the development and implementation of a strategic fundraising plan.
$23,400 over 12 monthsTo support minor renovations to the front vestibule and make the washroom handicap accessible, as well as help purchase new equipment for this club in Waterloo region.
$24,800 over 12 monthsTo sustain and grow local participation in film arts by supporting the development and implementation of a strategic business plan for an annual film festival in Waterloo region. Funding will also support a project manager and consultant fees.
$181,400 over 36 monthsTo increase the energy efficiency of homes and communities in Guelph by providing citizens with access to energy reduction strategies. Funding will support program costs and a staff person salary to build and strengthen partnerships and engage the community.
$21,600 over 12 monthsTo offer local history education workshops to students and the public and to increase access to historical records and artifacts for the community. Funding is for purchasing a computer, storage cabinets and display cases for the gallery.
$40,400 over 18 monthsTo train volunteers and residents on effective household budgeting and to address issues of hoarding in a culturally sensitive and evidenced based manner. The project will also produce culturally appropriate training manuals that can be used beyond the grant period.
$46,000 over 12 monthsTo improve access to a safe space for mothers and children in Guelph. The grant will help renovate the driveway and porch steps for easier stroller access, install a new ramp, and pay for some management software that will help the organization to better manage its operations.
$117,200 over 36 monthsTo increase the access community organizations have to training, volunteer recruitment and retention resources. The grant will support program costs and a community animator's salary.
$23,500 over 12 monthsTo improve participation in community activities of physically challenged children and adults in Waterloo region by funding a para transit wheelchair adapted mini bus.
$224,500 over 36 monthsTo support this collaborative of various organizations in Waterloo region to respond to the growing issue of hoarding. Funding will pay for a project coordinator, community outreach, implementation, training, and program evaluation costs.
$123,400 over 36 monthsTo develop and implement a community violence/threat risk protocol for Dufferin and Wellington county. This collaborative will provide training to community organizations to identify behaviour that may pose a potential risk for violence, promoting the safety of the community. Funding will support a community coordinator’s salary and training costs.
$149,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase and install specially designed sensory playground and outdoor gym equipment. This will provide opportunities for children and seniors, especially those with physical and sensory processing barriers, to fully participate in safe and active recreation programming.
$79,600 over 36 monthsTo help the organization convert their existing fundraising database to a new one which will improve efficiency, fundraising ability and programs, as well as liaison with their partners and funded agencies.
$141,000 over 36 monthsTo deliver nutrition, counseling and recreational activities to aboriginal children and youth in Waterloo by hiring a project coordinator, funding workshop materials and honoraria for workshop activity leaders. The grant will also support the development of a strategic plan so that the program can be sustained beyond the grant period.
November 1, 2012
$32,200 over 12 monthsTo purchase a re-purposed portable building thereby increasing the capacity of the organization to deliver effective programming in Dufferin County.
$61,000 over 36 monthsTo increase capacity by providing training, staffing and renovations to a drop in center for homeless and difficult to house youth in Guelph.
$69,200 over 24 monthsTo increase appreciation for a healthy eco-system and increase employability of lower income and new immigrant youth in Kitchener Waterloo by developing a youth focused community garden project. Funding will be used to support staffing and program costs.
$12,600 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new Dragon-boat, thereby increasing the capacity of the organization to enter into more races which will increase fundraised dollars and serve more women who are survivors of breast cancer in Wellington County.
$11,400 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity of the organization to offer more swimming programs for children and youth in Waterloo region and beyond, through the purchase and installation of swim timing equipment and clocks.
$141,500 over 24 monthsTo support salary and program costs in order to build the capacity of partner organizations to develop a county-wide protocol and community response to the problem of hoarding in Wellington County.
$92,700 over 24 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity to assume the lead role in developing a community arts hub in Guelph. The grant would allow the organization to hire a staff person to coordinate partnering organizations, community artists and arts organizations as well as landlords to ensure that the project is completed via a process that engages and consults with community.
$103,600 over 24 monthsTo increase the sustainability and impact of large cross-sector projects in Guelph by broadening the reach and strengthening the capacity of the Guelph Sustainable Solutions initiative. Funding will provide salary for a project coordinator and administrative staff.
$177,000 over 36 monthsTo enhance an affordable community performance space in Kitchener by replacing theatre curtains, installing new flooring, upgrading theatrical lighting and by adding a washroom. The grant also supports the hiring of a full-time artistic director and a part-time volunteer coordinator.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo enhance entrepreneurship and increase artisan and 'Do It Yourself' skills in young people designing as well as producing manufactured goods. The grant will enable the purchase of a welder, wood router, 3D printer, metal lathe, and other high tech tools and accessories.
$161,200 over 36 monthsTo enable this emerging organization to deliver sustained social services, including counselling, to vulnerable youth and adults by hiring staff and developing a fundraising plan. The grant will also support rent for office space and the purchase of office furniture and a computer.
$21,700 over 12 monthsTo create an enhanced and more accessible office and training space for seven staff and more than 400 volunteers in Cambridge who train service and companion dogs for children with autism and other challenges, and for veterans with post traumatic stress syndrome. Repairs will be made to the roof, soffits, fascia and trim, floor, and porch; a wheel chair ramp will be added to the facility.
$74,400 over 18 monthsTo support staff and program costs to enhance revenue generation opportunities and create more efficient organizational structures and work processes. This will enable the organization to maintain and grow core services to 92 member organizations and thousands of citizens who participate in social planning activities each year.
$64,500 over 12 monthsTo improve pick-up and delivery of donations that serve lower income individuals and families in Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo by purchasing two new delivery trucks and a hydraulic gate lift.
$89,800 over 36 monthsTo develop a comprehensive Horticultural Internship Program in Guelph for marginalized youth facing social and economic barriers which will help them acquire entry level employable horticultural skills to contribute to the strength of the local economy. Funding will support staffing and programming costs.
$81,900 over 24 monthsTo upgrade the data management systems so that the organization can provide better service to the agencies and individuals in the Cambridge and North Dumfries communities.
$20,600 over 12 monthsTo increase the safety and accessibility of the trailway by installing eight new gates in the Upper Grand Trailway system in Dufferin County.
$68,400 over 12 monthsTo enhance understanding of Ontario's railway heritage by supporting the renovation of a warehouse facility in St. Jacobs where a 1957 model railway system will be installed and demonstrations will be open to the public.
$107,700 over 12 monthsTo enhance the ability of the lead organization to store and manage the annual distribution of more than 8000 new toys to lower income families in Waterloo region by purchasing and installing an accessible storage space.
$130,600 over 24 monthsTo develop and implement the Media, Mixed Messaging, and Meaning: Girls Media Literacy program, which will address the disparity between girls' body image and the current portrayal of women in media for girls and young women in Cambridge.
June 28, 2012
$4,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity to provide choral music to the not-for-profit organizations and residents of Dufferin County. Funding is for purchasing sound and lighting equipment.
$111,000 over 24 monthsTo equip people living with HIV in Waterloo region and beyond to contribute meaningfully to HIV prevention and peer support. Funds will be used to develop curriculum and a speakers bureau program, as well as salary for a coordinator.
$22,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance recreational opportunities and tourism in Waterloo region and Wellington County. Funds will be used to hire a qualified biological consultant to assess the readiness of Grand River area streams for the introduction of native trout species.
$12,600 over 12 monthsTo increase the organization's capacity to provide a recreational and competitive Celtic Pipe Band for the residents of the city of Cambridge. Funds are for music equipment and web development.
$56,100 over 12 monthsTo increase athlete safety and decrease the chances of concussive brain injury in children and youth participating in speed skating by purchasing upgraded safety mats.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo develop a program increasing awareness in children and youth, parents, educators and coaches in Waterloo region about the risks and problems associated with using body and performance enhancing drugs. The project will use elite university athletes to deliver the program.
$123,100 over 24 monthsTo increase capacity by providing a crisis telephone line and TeleCheck services to community members in Wellington and Dufferin County. Funds are for a part time marketing manager, part time coordinator, promotion, advertising, administration and the data management system.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the resources available to community members interested in learning and doing do-it-yourself projects in Guelph/Wellington. Funding is for workshop equipment and tools.
$253,800 over 36 monthsTo upgrade the community centre and greenhouse to enable this organization to expand existing farm-based education programs benefiting local youth and establish this location as a Provincial Farm Training Centre for non-profits, farms, and schools who wish to run programs similar to Everdale.
$101,000 over 24 monthsTo support the infrastructure of a new social enterprise that seeks to develop new revenue for not-for-profit organizations in Guelph and Wellington through the on-line retailing of local products and services. Funding is for web development, marketing and program staff.
$133,700 over 24 monthsTo enhance and protect the ecosystem by developing a landowner and volunteer support network to plant over 80,000 trees in rural communities in the Conestogo River Watershed of Wellington County and Waterloo Region. Funding is to cover costs for a project coordinator.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo increase accessibility and safety of the theatre by replacing the seats in the auditorium, finishing the cement floor accompanied with aisle lighting, and providing two seating areas for four wheelchairs.
$70,000 over 12 monthsTo provide access to training and to develop a long term strategic and business plan in order to continue to serve homeless and individuals at risk in Dufferin County. Funds are for a coordinator position, board training, business planning and administrative costs.
$63,600 over 12 monthsTo provide safe and accessible transportation to children and families with high needs in the Guelph Wellington area by purchasing an accessible and reliable passenger van.
$88,700 over 24 monthsTo increase available sports and recreation options by providing low-cost rowing programming and training for persons with disabilities and the broader community in Dufferin County.
$220,800 over 36 monthsTo create a coordinated, customized, community-based, cost-effective wellness program that increases access and opportunity for physical activity, particularly to individuals with low fitness levels and identified health issues. Funding is to hire a program director, a wellness specialist, program staff and for program costs.
$117,500 over 24 monthsTo hire a project coordinator and to provide training and resources to prevent the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This will help community professionals and families in Waterloo region to better support children and youth with FASD.
$13,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the organization's ability to deliver free music concerts to the Dufferin County community with a specific focus on seniors. Funding is to replace aging equipment, specifically risers, microphones and video equipment.
$67,200 over 12 monthsTo increase the capacity to respond to trauma by funding a project coordinator to mobilize the community, conduct a needs assessment, identify gaps, and create an action plan for service providers in Kitchener-Waterloo.
$123,900 over 24 monthsTo increase the collaborative's capacity for positive social and economic impact by supporting shared workspace that will enable cross-sector connections, collaborations and partnerships to be developed and strengthened. Funding will cover project management and marketing costs.
$52,400 over 12 monthsTo enhance the safety and viability of a downtown community rehearsal and performance space. Funds will support the purchase and installation of new sound equipment, kickplates and mirrors, and will build the capacity of the Symphony to reach more audiences and increase ticket sales by implementing a public awareness campaign.
$11,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the quantity and quality of green space available to the Waterloo community by renovating a memorial garden and a community garden.