Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
$92,800 over eight months to purchase gardening equipment and make the community rooftop garden more accessible at this community services centre serving the Crescent Town and Teesdale/Oakridge neighbourhoods in Toronto. Funds will also be used to buy computer and office equipment and a vehicle to better serve immigrants and refugees.
Canadian Film Centre
$500,000 over one year to build a 6,000 square-foot Actors Conservatory at Windfields Estate in north Toronto dedicated to training and promoting Canadian Film Centre talent - screen actors and emerging artists in film, television and new media. This space will provide opportunities for cultural exchange and collaboration with and among diverse community-based groups involved in the screen arts.
Canadian Museum of Carpets & Textiles
$430,000 over one year to install new lighting, as well as a heating and cooling system, that will improve the capacity of this Toronto museum to present exhibitions related to the carpet and textile traditions of culturally-diverse communities.
Canadian Music Centre / Centre de Musique Canadienne
$231,600 over one year to build a sound recording room and multifunctional space, improve accessibility, buy computer and sound equipment, and a grand piano. The funds will also help establish a Canadian Music Creators Hub in this Toronto facility that will benefit music composers and musicians from several cultural communities.
Centre D'Alphabetisation et D'Action Socio-Communautaire de L'Ontario
$21,400 over six months to upgrade the interactive technology systems of this Ottawa-based organization that provides integration services to new immigrants.
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
$199,200 over one year to support the creation of new training and performing spaces that will enable the organization to provide free dance and yoga classes to low income residents in the culturally-diverse neighbourhood of Toronto's Regent Park. Funds will support new stage equipment, exterior restoration work, new signage and yoga studio equipment.
FCJ Refugee Centre
$20,300 over one year to build an extension at the Centre's main office and purchase equipment in order to increase programming space for refugee services in Toronto.
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
$500,000 over one year to create the "Tour for Humanity," a mobile education centre to educate students, community leaders, community participants and professionals on such topics as diversity, tolerance, democracy, civic rights and responsibilities. The "Tour for Humanity" bus will visit schools, festivals and community events in the Greater Toronto Area and across Ontario.
Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes
$159,000 over one year to assist in building and furnishing a new centre for social and cultural collaboration in London that will host seven community organizations.This space will act as a community hub, offer a range of social and human services, and feature a large space for community gatherings and a social enterprise cafe.
Groupe Artisanal Féminin Francophone de l’Ontario (GAFFO), as lead organization on this collaborative
$25,800 over one year to purchase sewing machines equipment for this organization so Francophone immigrant women in Toronto may learn craft sewing and embroidery skills to create works for both exhibition and sale, affording them more economic opportunities. After their intense training, the women will become trainers themselves.
Jewish Russian Speaking Community of Toronto
$446,900 over 10 months to renovate a basement space into a fully-accessible furniture bank serving the Jewish Russian community in Vaughan.
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
$339,400 over one year to make this community hub more accessible, efficient and secure by installing an elevator, security lighting, lighting, office equipment and furniture.
Moorelands Community Services
$25,100 over one year to purchase a new heavy-duty truck and replace flooring in the dining hall and washrooms at this organization's wilderness camp in the Algonquin Highlands. These improvements will help this organization continue to provide summer outdoor camp experiences to disadvantaged Toronto children from diverse cultures.
National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District)
$243,600 over one year to establish the Italian Canadian Historical Centre in Ottawa where important archival materials related to the contribution of Italian immigrants to Canada will be shared with other cultural communities.
O'Connor Irish Heritage House
$500,000 over one year to install an elevator, replace stairways and corridors and install accessible washrooms, fire doors and other safety and security elements to make this Toronto heritage estate an accessible, safe community hub for a range of cultural, educational and heritage activities.
Ontario Inter-Cultural Community Services (OICS), as lead organization on this collaborative
$204,700 over one year to purchase a refrigerated food delivery truck, install an elevator and walk-in cooler and freezer, as well as renovate and upgrade the security and energy efficiency of this food bank and community services centre that serves Malton, Mississauga and Brampton.
Portuguese Association of Thunder Bay
$144,900 over 10 months to increase the capacity of this important Thunder Bay facility to provide services to the culturally-diverse community by completing the accessible entrance and undertaking major renovations to its kitchen and convening spaces. This will provide a modern, safe, well maintained environment for volunteers and the community at large.
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
$470,100 over one year to renovate and make accessible new office space at Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue in Scarborough for health-related community education workshops. The funding will also be used to buy three new vehicles to deliver the meals-on-wheels program and transport those requiring assistance to community events.
SKETCH - Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth
$264,500 over one year to increase programming capacity for diverse youth who are at risk, homeless or otherwise marginalized by renovating leased space in the Toronto Artscape Shaw Street Centre. Located in the Queen West area of Toronto, this new location will also help connect youth aged 15 to 29 to many creative arts industries.
St. Gregory the Great Parish
$206,200 over one year to install an elevator and renovate the washrooms in this community hall to make it accessible for all users of this space in the Hamilton and Niagara areas.
The Ottawa Sikh Society
$500,000 over one year to replace the roof and air-conditioning, install new windows, sound system and flooring and upgrade the entryway of this centre's community spaces to make the facility more energy efficient and accessible so that it may continue to promote Sikh heritage and cultural understanding with other communities in the Ottawa-Carleton Region.
$315,400 over 10 months to bring to life this downtown Sudbury theatre by installing an elevator, widening doors, installing theatre seats, drapes, theatre lighting, a security system, a box office and repainting and repairing the aging lower-level banquet hall. These improvements will make this community theatre more welcoming experience of people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Villa Charities Inc.
$455,700 over one year to renovate the roof of this 180,000 square foot community facility that houses a fitness centre, community cafe, daycare and other programs serving the various ethnocultural communities of Toronto's Dufferin and Lawrence area.
YMCA of Windsor and Essex County
$22,500 over six months to carry out major renovations to the swimming pool at the Merv Katzman YMCA in Windsor in order to provide quality swim and wellness programs to the culturally diverse populations in the neighbourhood.
$139,400 over one year to replace the two old elevators at its MacNab Street South location to ensure safe and reliable access for all users of this community facility.
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Agincourt Community Services Association
$225,700 over one year to establish a multi-service community hub to provide services for immigrants and newcomers in the Dorset Park area of Scarborough that is accessible to all.
Al-Huda Lebanese Muslim Society
$500,000 over one year to renovate and expand its North York facility to provide more space for community programming and children, youth and scouting activities, create a large multi-purpose room with washrooms and kitchen for community events, and install an elevator to make the community activities accessible to all.
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
$130,000 over one year to improve access to the community portion of this facility by installing an elevator and ramps and by reconfiguring the entranceway to benefit the disabled. An emergency generator will be installed to improve the facility's status as an emergency preparedness hub for the Bathurst Manor neighbourhood of Toronto.
Brantford Arts Block
$52,500 over 15 months to install new energy-efficient windows and purchase equipment for the textile and music studios, including audio visual items and musical instruments for this new arts centre serving the Brantford community.
Bronson Centre Inc.
$91,500 over one year to increase energy efficiency and lower costs by replacing an entire floor of windows of this community services hub in central Ottawa. The upgrade will make the facility more comfortable for the clients of the 30 not-for-profit organizations serving all cultural backgrounds, including Chinese, Yemeni, Latin and African.
Centre communautaire francophone de Windsor-Essex-Kent Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$403,000 over one year to replace the roof and install new heating and cooling systems for the region's only Francophone community service hub, located in Windsor. The upgrades will ensure Francophone clients from all backgrounds will continue to receive the services of 40 community organizations located in this space.
$129,900 over four months to renovate the lower level of this community facility in downtown east Toronto. The upgrades will allow the music and multicultural programming to expand, provide additional space for newcomer settlement services, on-site childcare, community meetings and workshops. The work will enhance energy efficiency and air quality and make the building fully accessible.
Drum Artz Community Centre
$28,000 over 10 months to improve this community space by installing a dance floor and lighting grid, renovating the flooring and making various aesthetic repairs to this studio serving Toronto's diverse arts and music communities.
Employment and Resource Services of Georgian Bay Area Incorporated
$148,200 over one year to install a new roof and a 10 kilowatt solar panel project that will make this building more energy-efficient and a provider of green energy. The building houses organizations that provide employment and newcomer settlement services in Collingwood.
Family Service Toronto
$83,000 over 15 months to install new computer servers and software in order to serve clients more efficiently and reduce wait times for clients wishing to speak with a counsellor. The software will be used at 10 Toronto locations to serve diverse communities including Spanish, Farsi, Tamil and Somali populations.
Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$500,000 over one year to upgrade the cricket field and surrounding lands of the Valley Park Middle School to create a multi-use sports, recreation and community activity space in the Flemingdon Park area of Toronto.
Folk Arts Council of St. Catharines
$500,000 over one year to replace the heating and cooling systems and restore the windows of this heritage building so that this settlement services organization can continue to serve the diverse communities of the Niagara region.
Greek Orthodox Church of St. Catharines and District
$500,000 over 15 months to build an addition and renovate the community portion of the facility to improve accessibility and install a community kitchen and computer lab. The renovations will increase the capacity of this organization to serve the Greek and other culturally-diverse communities in Niagara Region.
Harbourfront Corporation (1990)
$297,800 over one year to refurbish and expand the food preparation areas of the World Cafe, which offers food from many cultures and countries, including India, Lebanon, Thailand, Jamaica and Colombia. Funds will also support a large tented area used for community-based cultural festivals at the organization's waterfront site in Toronto.
Human Endeavour Inc.
$20,000 over eight months to purchase sewing machines, arts and craft supplies and gardening equipment in order to engage vulnerable and marginalized community members coping with addiction and mental health issues, including seniors and those of South Asian background. The equipment will be used to develop fine art and creative crafts programs and a community garden in Maple.
Intercultural Dialogue Institute - Ottawa
$500,000 over 16 months to foster cultural understanding and dialogue amongst ethnic groups in Kanata and the greater Ottawa region by building a centre that offers people from diverse communities new and increased educational and social programs, youth programs and provides essential services for newcomers to settle in Canadian society and move into the workforce.
Langs Farm Village Association
$200,000 over 10 months to improve access to social and educational services for the local population including ethnically-diverse communities by furnishing the multipurpose community centre, part of the new community services hub in the Langs Farm neighbourhood of Cambridge.
Markham Wesley Community Services Centre
$500,000 over one year to build a community hub complete with adult day centre, basketball, badminton and volleyball courts, classrooms, after-school centre, multi-purpose hall and office spaces for organizations providing health and social services to youth and seniors in this predominantly Chinese and South-Asian community.
Movement of Serbian Cetniks Ravne Gore
$500,000 over one year to repair the soccer field in Winona. This upgrade will provide safer and more usable recreation space to the Serbian community in the Golden Horseshoe region of the province.
North American Muslim Foundation
$150,000 over one year to renovate industrial space in Scarborough for use as a gymnasium to make it available to the broader community, as well as for several ethnocultural communities. Current users include those who wish to have recreational activities in their first language, such as Urdu, Hindi, Mandarin and Somali.
rare Charitable Research Reserve
$500,000 over one year to renovate two architecturally-rare farm buildings as an education resource centre in order to expand and create environmentally-focused year-round programming for newcomers and ethnocultural communities in the Waterloo region.
$31,800 over four months to equip a new Education Centre and Remembrance Garden. Reena enables people with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential within a framework of the Jewish tradition. The Education Centre and Garden will offer minority groups and newcomers of all backgrounds in York Region the opportunity to explore why and how people are devalued and how society can prevent it.
Riverdale Immigrant Women Enterprises
$430,700 over one year to complete renovations to this community services hub, providing a shared space for social enterprises, community events and a variety of educational activities for women and their families from the East Asian and South Asian community in Toronto's Riverdale neighbourhood.
Schools Without Borders/Ecoles Sans Frontieres
$58,500 over one year to improve the organization's capacity to deliver youth programs by renovating this community space and providing computers and work stations for youth from culturally-diverse backgrounds living in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto.
$485,500 over one year to equip a new community and athletic centre with fitness equipment and telecommunications and audio visual systems, allowing it to offer a variety of cultural, fitness, and athletic programs to the Jewish and broader community of York Region.
Sexual Assault Centre London
$80,600 over one year to increase the Centre's ability to serve ethnocultural communities in a safer, more welcoming environment by relocating to and renovating a 3,500 square foot shared space.
Social Services Network for York Region
$75,000 over one year to complete renovations and repairs to this community services hub in Markham. Tenant organizations will be able to expand their services, including health and wellness education programs for youth, seniors and families, culturally-sensitive counselling, and Canadian rights and responsibilities programs, offered to newcomers and immigrants from the South Asian community.
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation, Canada
$240,500 over 10 months to improve a community centre with the installation of a professional-quality theatre, and green room, complete with sound and lighting and comfortable, removable seating for 600 people in order to provide a venue for music, dance, drama, lectures, group performances, youth and senior camps to serve the South-Asian community of Toronto.
St. Clair West Services for Seniors Inc.
$76,400 over six months to improve and expand the existing adult day centre to make this Toronto facility more welcoming and appropriate for seniors of diverse backgrounds living with dementia, and their caregivers.
St. Demetrius (Ukrainian Catholic) Development Corporation
$202,400 over one year to upgrade this active Ukrainian west Toronto community centre offering a wide range of programs to seniors of all cultures. Improvements will include emergency and security systems, kitchen equipment and parking area improvements.
Sudbury Finnish Rest Home Society Inc.
$386,100 over nine months to construct an accessible multi-purpose room within the Health and Wellness Centre of Finlandia Village to be used as both a hub for residents of the seniors home and the broader community. The new facility will encourage more interaction between the two groups.
The Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living
$221,000 over 15 months to renovate and expand the kitchen facility to provide more Kosher meals through partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations serving Russian-Jewish communities as well as Italian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Israeli, Asian and African populations in Toronto.
The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre
$226,200 over one year to increase accessibility and energy efficiency by making heating, insulation and structural upgrades to the settlement services organization's main office.
Unison Health and Community Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$380,000 over one year to build designated office and programming space for community organizations serving several ethnocultural and newcomer communities in this health services hub, located in the Bathurst-Finch area of Toronto.
York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors
$135,000 over one year to build a greenhouse, community garden, and outdoor education centre to support the environmental, healthy eating and active lifestyle programs offered to youth, seniors and school-aged children from the predominantly Italian, Caribbean and Vietnamese communities in the York-Fairbank area of Toronto.
Addiction Services for York Region
$60,000 over three months to complete the consolidation of two offices into one new and central location to enhance addiction counselling services provided to the growing diverse communities within York Region.
Alliance Française de Toronto
$500,000 over one year to build and equip a new multi-purpose space that will house a 170-seat theatre and to renovate and make accessible the existing location, used by Toronto's culturally-diverse Francophone community.
Anba Abraam Coptic Charity, as lead organization on this collaborative
$370,000 over one year to increase the employment skills of Arabic speaking immigrants and newcomers by renovating and equipping a skills training centre in Mississauga.
Armenian Community Centre of Cambridge
$500,000 over six months to renovate and expand this active community centre, making the building more accessible and energy efficient and providing more activity rooms for seniors and youth.
B.A.A.N.N. Theatre Centre
$500,000 over one year to renovate space in downtown Toronto. An old library will be converted into a state-of-the-art theatre for local artists.
Beth Chabad Israeli Community Centre
$500,000 over one year to build a community centre in Vaughan that is open to all and will feature senior, children and adult programming for the large Israeli immigrant population in York Region and Greater Toronto.
Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha Inc.
$457,500 over one year to construct a community centre inside the existing BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. The facility will provide space for cultural and social activities, including cultural events, youth leadership gatherings, health and wellness activities and immigrant settlement services, for South-Asian communities in the northwest Greater Toronto.
Braeburn Neighbourhood Place Inc.
$250,000 over one year to construct an accessible, portable building to provide services to more newcomer families. Located in the Rexdale community of Toronto, the portable will allow more families to participate in community programing, including a school readiness program for children with limited English or experience with Canadian school culture.
Brandon Street Community Development Project
$55,600 over one year to replace windows and doors and install energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems at Umoja Sunrise, a rural recreational retreat and camping facility near Alliston. This will enable the organization continue to offer a variety of health and wellness, summer camp and community-building activities for clients of diverse background of low-income areas of Toronto.
Cahoots Theatre Projects
$210,900 over one year to increase the energy efficiency of all theatre equipment, including lighting, sound, projection, electrical and air circulation systems. Renovations to the main entrance will ensure the theatre is accessible and continues to serve diverse ethnocultural theatre performers, groups and audience members in Toronto.
$30,000 over one year to upgrade the Barn, Farmhouse, and Stonehouse buildings at the Kimbercote Farm, in order to provide a safe and attractive space for the diverse groups, including Somali women using this retreat centre in the Collingwood area.
Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association
$500,000 over 18 months to retrofit this important community space to provide greater access to services by culturally-diverse community groups and individuals who reside in this Scarborough neighbourhood.
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara, as lead organization on this collaborative
$54,400 over one year to renovate and equip this Welland facility that will provide the Francophone community of Hamilton-Niagara, in all its cultural diversity, with recreational and cultural programming in a safe and friendly environment.
Centre des services communautaires Vanier
$186,500 over one year to increase the capacity of this important organization to provide services to the culturally-diverse communities in the Vanier area of Ottawa.
Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Inc.
$56,400 over six months to replace a 90-year-old stairwell and install two energy efficient boilers to increase the safety and comfort of those who access this Toronto Welcome Centre.
College-Montrose Children's Place
$247,600 over one year to renovate space inside the new Artscape Shaw Street Centre in Toronto to include two large rooms for child and family programs, administration space and a community kitchen that will serve English, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Somali, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Italian speaking communities.
Community Development Council Durham
$197,500 over one year to purchase furniture, mobile work stations, computers, whiteboards, live-streaming video conference software and and related equipment to increase capacity of this new welcome centre and local service hub in Ajax serving immigrants and diverse communities in the Region of Durham.
Coopérative radiophonique de Toronto
$135,500 over one year to acquire a transmitter, antenna tower and related equipment that will increase the broadcasting capacity of CHOQ-FM to serve the diverse Francophone communities of the Greater Toronto Area.
Creating Together Parkdale
$226,500 over 18 months to upgrade the facilities and infrastructure of a community services hub in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood. The renovations will improve accessibility, safety and comfort of this well-used facility, used by low-income and diverse clients of five community organizations.
East Scarborough Storefront
$409,400 over one year to increase capacity of this community facility by renovating an old police station to provide a welcoming, accessible, space to serve culturally-diverse populations in Scarborough Guildwood.
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo St Tekle Haimanot Church Ottawa
$73,100 over one year to renovate this community space and make it more accessible to members of the Ottawa Ethiopian community and other cultural groups seeking space for meetings and community events.
FCCM Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham
$500,000 over one year to increase capacity by providing infrastructure renovations to a newly-acquired cultural centre serving the Chinese community. Funds will support the creation of classrooms, a boardroom, office, computer room and a large multi-purpose room.
Finlandia Association of Thunder Bay
$336,700 over one year to make the 100-year-old heritage property serving the local Finnish community safer and more energy-efficient. Fire rated doors and a geothermal heating/cooling system will be installed.
Food for Life Canada Charitable Corporation
$21,800 over six months to upgrade the refrigeration facilities at the warehouse of this food recovery organization to increase capacity and continue same-day delivery of nutritious perishable food weekly to low-income families of all backgrounds in Halton Region.
$114,800 over one year to install new kitchen equipment and an additional walk-in cooler in FoodShare's warehouse, and buy two refrigerated delivery trucks to help ensure those in need have access to healthy and nutritious food in Toronto.
Georgetown Little Theatre Productions Inc.
$223,000 over 14 months to renovate the theatre's rigging, stage, seating, dressing rooms and other facilities in order to provide a more engaging and welcoming experience for theatre-goers from various ethnocultural community groups.
German Canadian Association of Brantford
$32,000 over one year to increase the capacity of this community club to hold events and offer programing by paving the parking lot and installing a new heating and cooling system.
Grace Chinese Gospel Church of North York, as lead organization on this collaborative
$500,000 over one year to increase capacity by providing a new multi-purpose gymnasium serving the Chinese community and others in North York.
Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs
$23,900 over six months to build a ramped entrance way to make the lower level of this Hamilton community centre accessible to people of all abilities and cultural backgrounds.
Hellenic Hope Center For Persons With Special Needs Inc.
$141,800 over one year to complete renovations to this Toronto centre that serves up to 120 adults with special needs from diverse cultures. Work includes accessible washrooms, an elevator, wheelchair ramp, paving, landscaping and exterior building finishes.
Hindu Cultural Society Scarborough Ontario
$500,000 over nine months to expand social and cultural services offered to the Indo-Canadian community in Scarborough, including youth, seniors and newcomers, by constructing additional activity spaces and classrooms and installing an elevator to make the building accessible to all.
Hong Fook Mental Health Association
$106,400 over one year to purchase equipment and renovate offices in North York so the organization may continue to provide culturally-appropriate mental health services to the East and Southeast Asian community.
Huadu Association of Toronto
$205,000 over one year to renovate a Markham location to serve as the only facility dedicated to providing services to immigrants from the Hua Du region of China.
Jai Durga Hindu Society
$451,800 over one year to construct the first of a three-phase project to create Bal Vihaar, a cultural centre serving the Hindu community. The lower level of this centre will serve as a multipurpose space for dance, drama and other community activities in Scarborough.
Jamaican Canadian Association
$46,800 over one year to repair entrance way tiles, install energy efficient lighting and repair the roof of the organization's Arrow Rd. facility in North York to ensure programs and events continue in a safe and welcoming environment.
Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre
$217,000 over one year to undertake a structural and environmental retrofit of an existing building, where residents and youth from culturally-diverse communities will participate in its re-design and transform it into an important community training centre in the Jane/Finch area of Toronto.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
$343,200 over 18 months to renovate and provide additional space for exhibits and gatherings for this important Toronto cultural facility and provide opportunities for the public to become better acquainted with Japanese culture.
Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre
$45,600 over six months to renovate the Mississauga centre's multi-purpose room and reception area to make the space more efficient and welcoming for members of the Filipino community and others in Peel Region.
Kinsmen Club of Smiths Falls, as lead organization on this collaborative
$145,000 over one year to build a new facility to increase space available for cultural and sporting events for local groups, including newcomer and ethnocultural groups.
K-W Working Centre for the Unemployed
$58,100 over one year to increase capacity with the purchase of a new oven and hood range for Maurita's Kitchen, a social enterprise, and to purchase a top quality digital cinema camera to enhance the film productions created through the Multicultural Cinema Club in Kitchener-Waterloo.
LASI World Skills Inc.
$25,000 over one year to upgrade office equipment and computer systems to increase this Ottawa organization's capacity to provide employment workshops, job skills training and support for clients of diverse backgrounds, many of them internationally-trained professionals.
London & Middlesex Heritage Museum
$500,000 over one year to provide a new space dedicated to showcasing the living history of London Middlesex and to allow visitors to this important museum to learn more about newcomer populations and their cultural contributions to the region.
Momiji Health Care Society
$137,400 over one year to renovate and refurbish the community centre facilities that will support this Scarborough organization's mandate to provide services to seniors of Japanese heritage.
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (Hamilton)
$219,300 over one year to make the centre accessible and improve the security and phone systems, thereby enhancing the organization's capacity to provide access to food, as well as educational, employment and family emergency services to the city's unemployed and working poor, many of whom are newcomers.
Niagara Hindu Samaj
$126,500 over one year to increase energy efficiency, and enhance safety and accessibility in this facility that promotes Indian heritage and culture within the Canadian multicultural mosaic. A new stage, equipment for community programming, and new duct work will be installed.
North Bay Theatre & Arts Community Centre
$275,000 over one year to reconfigure the 1,000 seat theatre, creating a 450-seat space for small or culturally diverse groups, making production improvements and installing an elevator that will make the entire building physically accessible to all.
North York Harvest Food Bank
$50,000 over one year to purchase a new five-ton refrigerated truck in order to increase food distribution in north Toronto and help meet the increased food needs of its diverse communities, including those of Caribbean, Mexican and Russian cultural backgrounds.
Ottawa Chinese-Canadian Heritage Centre
$168,900 over one year to provide the Chinese community of Ottawa with a well-equipped performance space that will promote cross-cultural exchanges and present cultural programs by a variety of performance groups to the broader community.
Parkdale Intercultural Association (Toronto)
$82,300 over one year to renovate a community facility, making it more accessible, and purchase computers and office equipment that will help this organization to better serve refugees and new immigrants seeking settlement services in the Parkdale area of Toronto.
Passerelle Intégration et Développement Économique
$72,800 over one year to provide additional meeting space and equipment so that this Toronto organization may offer a welcoming and safe environment that will support the settlement and integration needs of Francophone immigrant youth from across the Greater Toronto Area.
Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care
$500,000 over one year to renovate a 1888 heritage building and transform it into a 10-bed children's hospice. Emily's House, to be the first of its kind in Toronto, will serve 260 children and their families a year.
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
$495,000 over one year to expand this organization's Etobicoke location and consolidate three existing offices into one to provide cost savings for the organization and a 'one-stop shop' to help new immigrants integrate and participate in the economic, cultural, social and political life of their community.
Portuguese Club of London Inc.
$125,200 over one year to enable this important community space in east London to continue providing a safe and energy-efficient gathering space for organizations and individuals from culturally-diverse communities.
Punjabi Community Health Services
$500,000 over two years to construct a two-floor multi-purpose facility in Brampton that will provide clients, including seniors, in the South Asian community with improved access to addiction and mental health services.
Reach Out Centre for Kids
$500,000 to build an addition next to the existing Centre in Burlington to reduce costs of renting additional space and create a fully accessible, welcoming location to better serve the needs of children and families in difficulty.
Sant Shree Dyaneshwar Gurukul of Canada Foundation
$173,800 over one year to improve access and programs for Brampton's South East Asian community. Funds will be used to install an elevator, construct a performing arts theatre, relocate the kitchen to make way for a dance and yoga centre and renovate existing classroom space for language and computer training.
Sarnia Kiwanis Foundation Inc.
$75,000 over one year to install energy efficient lighting, upgrade washrooms and reconfigure upper level floor space in the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre in Sarnia to make it more accessible and welcoming to community users, including the city’s growing newcomer population.
Satya Sanatan Dharma Cultural Sabha of Canada
$422,300 over two years to carry out several repairs and improvements to this Pickering facility that will provide a safer and more comfortable centre for the large South East Asian clientele. Improvements will include roof repairs, installation of a solar panel system, kitchen expansion, a parking lot expansion and the purchase of a 15-seat vehicle to transport members to community events and programs.
Serbian Community Centre of Windsor Inc
$500,000 over one year to build a new gymnasium as an addition to the existing community centre. The addition will allow this organization to hold more sports events and larger cultural events for the Windsor community.
Siri Guru Singh Sabha
$500 000 over one year to construct the Cambridge Cultural Society, the city's first cultural society to serve diverse ethnocultural communities. Activities include English language training, multicultural festivals, youth camps, sports tournaments and community conversation circles.
Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
$194,500 over one year to make energy and safety upgrades to the St. Clair Avenue West facility in Toronto that will make for a safer and more welcoming experience for immigrant and newcomer clients and community partner organizations.
Societa Italiana Di M.S. Guglielmo Marconi
$500,000 over one year to renovate this important gathering space, improve accessibility and offer revenue-generating conference facilities that will make it more sustainable. The improvements to this Sault Ste. Marie facility will also provide a cultural venue in which to display permanent exhibits of the contributions of Italian Canadians.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough, Canada
$489,300 over one year to complete construction of this community centre serving the South Asian community in Scarborough. The centre will provide enhanced spaces for programs in health, youth, culture, and social services.
ST STEFAN SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH-SCHOOL CONGREGATION
$500,000 over one year to build a new cultural centre serving Ottawa's Serbian community that will be accessible to a number of culturally diverse community groups in the neighbourhood.
St. Alban's Boys' and Girls' Club
$233,200 over one year to renovate this youth centre in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto to increase the space for programs and activities for use by more than 2,000 community members. The space will include recording and dance studios, a computer lab, community kitchen and multi-use spaces.
St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral
$500,000 over one year to make this community centre fully accessible for the Macedonian community of the Greater Toronto Area. Renovations will include installation of an elevator, barrier-free washroom and a renovated staircase.
St. Elias Brampton Ukrainian Heritage Society
$90,000 over two years to increase the visibility and presence of the Ukrainian community in the Brampton area by building an outdoor venue for Ukrainian dance, music, crafts and seasonal festivals.
St. Leonard's Place, Peel
$104,800 over eight months to renovate a wing of Sir Robert Williams House to accommodate a culinary program serving multicultural communities in Peel Region, including diverse youth experiencing homelessness due to lack of education and employment skills.
St. Stephen's Community House
$80,000 over eight months to renovate this Toronto community centre serving immigrants and refugees from diverse ethnocultural communities including Chinese, Portuguese, Korean and Caribbean. Upgrades will be made to a playground, gymnasium, auditorium, elevator, stairwells, washrooms, classrooms and offices.
Stewart Memorial Church
$25,300 over one year to renovate the community space of this 100-year-old Hamilton Church. The space is used for African History community programs and by other local not-for-profit organizations.
The Factory Theatre Lab
$362,600 over two years to renovate this Toronto theatre's heritage building to make its Mainspace and Studio Theatre fully accessible and transform it into a well-equipped, multi-purpose performance venue serving many diverse ethnocultural communities.
The Grand Theatre
$103,300 over one year to upgrade the theatre's McManus Studio by replacing and upgrading the flexible stadium seating, lighting, sound and camera systems. These upgrades will make the studio a well-equipped and versatile performance venue serving a diverse community in and around London.
The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
$237,000 over one year to purchase a communications system that will link all Centre sites together, enabling clients to access this children’s mental health facility using a single phone number. This Toronto centre serves families from a variety of cultures, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Tamil, Punjabi, Russian, Korean, Tagalog and Farsi communities.
The London Potters Guild
$405,000 over one year to renovate unoccupied space on the second floor and complete first floor renovations of the London Clay Art Centre located in the city’s Old East Village. The upgrades will double usable space and make it more accessible to local arts and cultural groups from the Latin community and other newcomer communities.
The Sarnia Family Young Men's Christian Association
$71,000 over one year to build a Leadership and Challenge Centre offering indoor and outdoor education and leadership training to a variety of groups, including newcomers, youth, sports teams and community groups in Sarnia, Lambton and Kent.
The Toronto Dance Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$223,100 over one year to renovate this dance performance and training space for use by culturally-diverse companies and individual performers from the Toronto area.
Theatre Passe Muraille
$73,700 over one year to install a new roof, new heating and cooling systems for better energy efficiency, and add soundproofing to the rehearsal hall to provide a safe and functional environment for performing arts groups in Toronto.
THEMUSEUM of Ideas Transcending Objects
$51,900 over one year to install infrastructure to support new interactive exhibits that will engage culturally-diverse groups, low-income and at-risk youth, new Canadians and young children in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The installations will allow people to create art using an animation workstation, a heart rate drum, a virtual graffiti drawer, and a walk-on piano.
Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club
$250,000 over one year to upgrade the heating and air conditioning systems of this important Thunder Bay community organization so that children of all cultural backgrounds may enjoy recreational and cultural activities in a safe and inviting environment.
Toronto Artscape Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$500,000 over one year to provide state-of-the-art audio, visual and lighting equipment for the ground-floor community performance space at the new Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre in Toronto, in collaboration with the Collective of Black Artists (COBA).
Toronto Chinese Community Church, as lead organization on this collaborative
$302,500 over one year to repair the roof of this large facility, setting the stage for further renovations and the creation of a community hub that will make it easier for members of Markham's Asian community to access services.
Toronto Community & Culture Centre
$341,200 over one year to renovate and make accessible recently donated space in the Dundas-Spadina area of Toronto. The new TCCC Spadina Family Mentoring Centre will provide settlement and employment counseling services, as well as social and community programs to youth, seniors, women and isolated newcomers.
TransCare Community Support Services
$90,700 over one year to upgrade the heating and cooling systems, computer systems and furniture to enhance this organization's capacity to deliver home and community support services to clients, including those from the East Asian and South Asian, African and European communities, in the Scarborough area.
Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada
$407,000 over one year to build a barrier-free kitchen, dining and activity space for the various groups, including Ukrainian youth, that enjoy this summer campground near Acton.
UrbanArts Community Arts Council
$476,000 over one year to build a Youth Arts Hub and ProTech Media Centre in the Weston-Mount Dennis area, one of Toronto's most diverse communities and home to many newcomers and large populations of Latin and African descent.
Vedic Cultural Centre
$222,500 over one year to provide building upgrades to improve the accessibility, safety and energy efficiency of this Markham community centre serving the South East Asian community. Funds will also support improvements to a community kitchen and the purchase of a bus to transport isolated seniors and newcomers to events and services.
YMCA of Greater Toronto
$445,000 over one year to renovate space in the Metro Central YMCA in downtown Toronto to accommodate the relocation of the Newcomers Community Program. The move will allow new Canadians to participate in more services and programs, including the Education Centre, Youth Zone, and health and fitness programs.
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
$320,400 over one year to renovate and expand the kitchen at YMCA Wanakita camp in Haliburton to make it easier to meet the cultural dietary needs of people of all backgrounds. The changes will allow for easier preparation and separation of all types of food, including halal, kosher, vegetarian and vegan, and will accommodate individuals wishing to bring and store their own food.