Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin
March 1, 2012
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo enhance service delivery for urban Aboriginal youth and to increase community engagement through a highly structured, culture-based learning program and readily identifiable meeting space.
$31,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to replace items lost in a fire which will maintain the existing softball league for youth three to 19 in the Cambridge community.
$38,500 over 12 monthsTo install new lighting and electricity in the garden which will improve the safety of visitors and to offer more programing to a wider array of people in the Cambridge community.
$124,000 over 36 monthsTo support the creation and implementation of a comprehensive three-year financial plan to ensure the continued growth and success of the organization.
$77,000 over 24 monthsTo fund some of the operating costs of the organization and pay salary for one part-time coordinator who will develop workshop curriculum related to ethics and community-based research to serve Waterloo Region.
$192,800 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to coordinate volunteers, secure new funding for the organization and expand programming to better serve youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Dufferin County.
$167,000 over 36 monthsTo fund a youth advisory group who will develop a series of outreach projects identifying ways to engage students and deepen their understanding of the arts, from production, performance to administration, and develop the next generation of arts goers.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo cover the costs of running the Enchanted Ground Card Game, which includes the material costs of printing the cards and rulebook, purchasing two tents, four tables, props and costumes required by volunteers. This funding support will increase attendance of the Faery Fest in Guelph.
$8,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to events and membership by purchasing portable toilets and improving the quality of the facilities.
$5,300 over 12 monthsTo fund a new portable underwater sound system enhancing the performance of more than 100 swimmers.
$24,800 over 24 monthsTo design a new recreational-based program that is unique for children and their siblings who are currently facing or have faced the challenges of cancer. This will foster play, physical activity, social interaction and provide a creative outlet.
$56,000 over 12 monthsTo design a change lab to test and prototype ground-breaking community-based change methodologies that will promote social enterprise, social innovation and transform how we work on large scale complex challenges in the 21st century. Funding is for design consultation, approximately 35 community learning sessions, and development of learning documentation.
$73,100 over 24 monthsTo increase access to physical exercise and wellness information by starting a program for persons with disabilities living in the Kitchener Waterloo area.
$140,400 over 24 monthsTo increase the quality and amount of services offered to seniors in the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
$13,400 over 12 monthsTo purchase staging to increase the opportunity for revenue generation through rentals.
$23,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase a new greens mower and roller that will improve participation in the club.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo renovate the front entrance, washrooms and windows, thereby increasing accessibility and energy efficiency in the organization's main facility in Waterloo.
$102,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof and furnace, purchase signage and a security alarm that will ensure a safe and accessible community space for the people of Harriston.
$78,700 over 12 monthsTo construct an outdoor, multi-use, year round sports pad so that residents of all ages can have access to free and low cost recreational activities in Orangeville.
$60,000 over 12 monthsTo increase recreational space by providing a skateboard/BMX pad for the town's youth and adults.
$46,900 over 12 monthsTo increase safety and access to an existing walking track by replacing the old, worn out surface. This will increase the quality of recreational activities available to the community.
$94,200 over 12 monthsTo build and renovate playgrounds in order to provide a safe recreational area for the growing number of families living in the community.
$197,400 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of three volunteer centres to design and implement an integrated professional training and consulting program model that strengthens governance and organizational development throughout Waterloo-Wellington counties.
$143,000 over 36 monthsTo create a model program that links physical exercise, fundraising and mental health in order to facilitate the work and sustainability of mental health organizations in Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas.
$43,000 over 12 monthsTo buy new mats and score clocks which will increase access to wrestling tournaments, training and other events for youth and adults in the Kitchener Waterloo area.
$148,800 over 36 monthsTo improve literacy and employment opportunities for the Low German community in rural Woolwich and surrounding areas.
October 27, 2011
$74,900 over 12 monthsTo improve the recreational and fitness opportunities for Ayr and area residents and to increase the energy efficiency of the curling rink by providing a new floor for the ice surface.
$185,700 over 36 monthsTo hire a coordinator to establish a comprehensive partnership strategy for a family-centred community hub that houses over 15 community agencies and groups.
$225,100 over 48 monthsTo implement and assess an Elder Mediation Service (EMS) that will offer older adults 55+, their families and others in their lives a safe, respectful process of mediation to address difficult issues in the lives of older adults.
$60,400 over 24 monthsTo build community readiness by creating a network of trained community facilitators and mentors for individuals with developmental challenges as part of a more comprehensive and integrated support system.
$120,000 over 12 monthsTo decrease the environmental footprint of Eden Mills Community Hall by installing energy efficient windows and insulation. This grant is part of much larger initiative in this small Wellington village which is to become the first carbon neutral village in North America.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo provide an improved and more widely used community space in this small rural Wellington area by repairing the Ennotville library roof and upgrading the kitchen.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo develop a revenue generating strategy for Credit and Debt Counseling Services that will improve access to individuals unable to pay for these services.
$50,500 over 12 monthsTo ensure the safety and well-being of patrons by supplying hand washing stations and more accessible bleachers.
$36,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase a grand piano for community usage for this newly formed jazz society and to provide emerging artist and students the opportunity to play and learn from high quality jazz performers.
$99,500 over 12 monthsTo increase fitness for children and adults by providing new age-appropriate track and field equipment.
$48,500 over 12 monthsTo provide increased fitness and recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities by updating and upgrading the pool and swim meet equipment.
$11,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase a wide belt sander in order to expand the range of activities offered to seniors and others who participate in woodworking at the Centre.
$28,500 over 12 monthsTo enhance social interaction, activity and improve quality of life for people living with MS by offering barrier-free, motivating and safe exercise and fitness opportunities through the use of electronic, interactive fitness gaming (Wii and X-Box).
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment allowing the organization to promote activities and provide online registration for increased participation in the Games, especially among the 55-plus age group.
$90,600 over 36 monthsTo strengthen organizational capacity and build long-term financial viability for the organization, by extending part-time staff hours for essential services, as well as help ROOF design and implement a strategic fund development strategy with revenue and youth employment opportunities.
$65,300 over 24 monthsTo pay the director's salary and strengthen organizational capacity through marketing strategies which will increase visibility and profile in the community, increase and diversify the membership base.
$64,400 over 24 monthsTo develop a comprehensive community-driven action plan for seniors and older adults in order to create more responsive communities as baby boomers age and more people choose Cambridge as an attractive retirement destination. The collaborative will identify priorities and engage a wide range of service providers.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo increase financial capacity of organizations in Waterloo region by creating new tools of engagement (video taped stories) that will connect donors to vibrant community organizations.
$7,200 over 12 monthsTo provide an accessible computer work station for the sight and physically impaired at the local library.
$66,800 over 12 monthsTo increase fitness and recreational activities for all ages by providing three newly renovated tennis courts.
$71,100 over 18 monthsTo support a youth-led, youth-developed program designed to engage a diverse range of youth and immerse participants (14-18) in a graduated series of intensive experiential educational sessions developing their capabilities as young change makers.
June 29, 2011
$15,500 over 12 monthsTo increase youth participation in Kitchener Waterloo Royal Canadian Air Cadets by providing new instruments for its marching band.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo increase accessibility by improving safety features of the learning centre and enhancing technology for staff and community members.
$39,000 over 12 monthsTo establish a peer mentoring program for men at the new Saginaw House in Cambridge, a transitional, safe, abstinence-based housing for men waiting to go to drug or alcohol residential rehabilitation treatment, and those returning from it.
$77,800 over 24 monthsTo increase the future employment options for high school aged youth by providing classroom presentations, workshops and conferences on the opportunities for meaningful and important work available in the agricultural industry.
$8,100 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment to support the organization in delivering a number of free model boat shows in Waterloo Region. The new equipment will give children and youth opportunities to participate in this recreational activity.
$22,600 over 12 monthsTo improve the efficiency and safety of the building which will improve attendance by Kitchener Waterloo residents and generate revenue through increased participation and usage.
$163,500 over 36 monthsTo support the operating and stage costs in order to stabilize this community organization over the next three years.
$27,500 over 12 monthsTo purchase new tympani and percussion equipment that will enable the organization to hold over 25 free, public concerts annually, promoting music and culture.
$94,800 over 18 monthsTo design a shared vision for an arts and literacy program and community engagement strategy as part of the planned revitalization of the civic district.
$10,000 over 12 monthsTo continue to provide a safe and well-kept field for unique recreational opportunities for youth and others in Waterloo region by purchasing a new lawn mower.
$75,700 over 24 monthsTo raise awareness about the challenges facing refugee claimants in the community, to educate and mobilize the community to support refugee claimants, and to increase revenues for organizational stability.
$140,400 over 24 monthsTo increase the accessibility of community gardens throughout the city of Kitchener which will result in numerous environmental, social and health benefits to people with disabilities.
$110,000 over 12 monthsTo create an accessible building so that people with physical challenges can enjoy indoor and outdoor recreational activities and cultural events at this beautiful country property.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo offer 30 workshops in at least 12 communities in Grey, Bruce and Wellington counties. The workshops will help not-for-profit organizations and small businesses find ways to work more closely with one another and develop the skills, tools and knowledge needed to increase their capacity, leadership and economic resilience.
$83,000 over 18 monthsTo increase accessibility to this thriving curling club by installing an elevator, a ramp and accessible washrooms.
$13,200 over 12 monthsTo support the business plan that is required for this Waterloo group to grow partnerships and create a more robust festival.
$23,900 over 12 monthsTo increase the potential for better addressing the need for community-based action on GHG emissions beyond Waterloo Region through the development of a scalable business strategy and model.
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo develop a community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and action plan with the collaboration of municipalities, non-governmental organizations, private sector partners, and other community members across the Waterloo region. This initiative is intended to be integrated into a larger environmental regional strategy in 2014.
$86,200 over 12 monthsTo enhance and help protect the local ecosystem by creating a model for effective planning and implementation of a community developed energy plan.
$100,000 over 24 monthsTo hire a general manager to increase the organization's capacity to expand revenues and enhance relationships, thereby strengthening their long term ability to deliver high quality, culturally diverse and innovative performing-art projects in the Waterloo community.
$77,000 over 24 monthsTo sustain a healthy arts community in Dufferin by strengthening the capacity of the organization to continue to offer high quality professional Canadian theatre.
$49,500 over 12 monthsTo provide alternative supply of electricity to the newly designated emergency shelter in East Garafraxa by supplying a generator.
$55,700 over 12 monthsTo purchase equipment for the new youth and seniors centre in this rural community. Equipment will support the municipality in delivering new programming to seniors and youth.
$11,400 over 12 monthsTo expand the program, recruit additional volunteer coaches and deliver skills training programs in order to increase physical activity programs in rural areas.