2015 - 2016
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $140,000 over 24 months to run the nine-week ‘Celebrate! Body Positive Improv Program’ in schools and communities across the Greater Toronto Area. Youth will be equipped with creative tools to combat negative body image, gender-based violence, homophobia and transphobia. Funds will be used for staff and programming costs.
Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $70,000 over 12 months to host ‘This Means WAAR’, a conference for racialized youth living in low-income situations, who are in care or leaving care, in order to bring together young residents of Toronto’s Weston Pellam Park neighbourhood to talk about rape culture. Funds will be used for staff salaries, events and the conference program delivery.
$20,000 over 9 monthsTo address the population of youth that are involved in high risk behaviours in the Greater Sudbury Area. The group will research and identify root causes, strengthen participation of non-traditional groups, access reliable/validated data and map services as well as gaps in knowledge / data.
$20,000 over 12 monthsTo address women’s economic security in Sault Sainte Marie. The group will identify stakeholders, build a network of support, identify a common goal, and develop strategies that will address the issue.
$20,000 over 6 monthsTo build a platform for stakeholders to meet, evaluate the challenges, and identify possible solutions for systemic change in the way we produce food and protect nature in Southern Ontario.
$75,000 over 12 monthsTo create a systematic approach to investing in people in the Niagara region by creating the conditions for barrier-free access to opportunities for participation in the economy. Niagara Connects will build a plan to engage diverse people and organizations to share data, information and knowledge, as well as identify opportunities for alignment to measure impact at the person, family and community level.
$20,000 over 9 monthsTo tackle social disintegration within three distinct communities by bringing together key stakeholders to build meaningful community engagement, positive working relationships, identify the root causes and discover if the community has consensus and urgency to move forward to address the problem in the Lac Seul First Nation community.
$20,000 over 3 monthsTo build relationships, promote shared ownership, leverage resources, and sign an agreement with clear consensus, statement of intent and vision to address the issue of children and youth’s lack of engagement in outdoor play.
$20,000 over 7.5 monthsTo undertake research, convene a broad collaborative network of experts, develop a theory of change, and explore and identify other possible sources of support to address high school drop-out rates in Halton Region.
$20,000 over 10 monthsTo create a collaborative to find solutions to urban flooding in Ontario by developing a shared knowledge base and by obtaining the commitment of a range of stakeholders to participate.