Alliance culturelle de l'Ontario
$40,500 over one year to promote careers in the arts to francophone youth living in rural communities, create opportunities for dialogue between youth and artists, and to develop an online resource centre for youth interested in an arts career. The program will be delivered in Moonbeam, Chapleau, Rivière des français, Alfred, Plantagenet, Casselman and Hawkesbury.
Association des Scouts du district de Sudbury
$67,500 over one year to hire staff to enable the organization to raise awareness about its activities and recruit new and past leaders and scouts. Funding will also help develop a leader mentorship program, which will increase volunteerism in the Francophone Scout movement in Northeastern Ontario.
City of Elliot Lake, as lead organization on this collaborative
$54,200 over one year to repair tennis courts on Lakeview Road to provide a safe facility for tennis players of all ages in the community.
Cochrane Curling Club Incorporated
$4,900 over one year to replace the furnace, which will enable the Club to maintain its curling programs and promote physical activity in Cochrane and area.
Community Living Manitoulin, as lead organization on this collaborative
$40,000 over six months to purchase new playground equipment for the Providence Bay Beach playground to replace unsafe equipment and provide new opportunities for physical activity and play.
Corporation of the Town of Thessalon
$69,100 over one year to install a new condenser for the ice rink at the community arena to provide a consistent ice surface for hockey players and skaters and reduce operating and maintenance costs.
Elliot Lake Granite Club
$15,800 over one year to replace the existing inefficient and unreliable heating and cooling systems in the curling club to provide a more cost-effective and comfortable venue for curling and other activities in both winter and summer.
Espanola Curling Club
$33,600 over one year to replace the roof to enable the Club to maintain curling programs for youth, adults and seniors in Espanola and area.
Fiddleworks of Rayside-Balfour
$17,000 over one year to perform an organizational review and create a marketing plan, a fundraising strategy and a three-year action plan to maintain fiddling competitions and activities in Greater Sudbury and area.
Invasive Species Research Institute
$84,900 over one year to hire a project manager and provide resources to recruit and train volunteers to identify and map the prevalence of invasive terrestrial plants in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area. This will help protect natural ecosystems and local forest-based industries.
La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
$112,000 over three years to hire staff to enhance the organization's marketing, promotion and fundraising capacity to continue to provide Franco-Ontarian arts and cultural programs in Northeastern Ontario.
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club
$24,600 over one year to purchase a snowmobile and signage. The cross country ski trails will be maintained to provide a safer and more affordable opportunity for physical activity in Greater Sudbury.
LE CLUB DE LA BONNE HUMEUR D'OPASATIKA
$14,800 over one year to replace the shingles, furnace and carpet and purchase a refrigerator. This will enable the organization to continue to offer programs and services for Francophone seniors and the community at large.
Matheson Curling Club
$17,000 over one year to replace the aging chiller to maintain curling programs for youth, adults and seniors in Matheson and area.
Municipality of St. Charles
$18,300 over one year to purchase a sound system and bleachers to expand the Canada Day Weekend Festival and other community and tourist attraction events, which will enhance local economic development.
Northern Lights Festival Boréal
$81,300 over two years to hire staff to enhance the organization's capacity to develop strategic and fundraising plans. This will enable it to green its festival and events and to increase support to various other festivals and community events. Cultural and arts activities for people of all ages and abilities will continue to contribute to the economic heath of Greater Sudbury and area.
Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens' Organizations
$12,600 over one year to host a symposium for seniors which will increase awareness about elder abuse and neglect in Greater Sudbury and area.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 194 - Hornepayne
$18,000 over one year to replace roof shingles and four windows in the Legion Hall to ensure its continued availability as a safe and comfortable space for community groups to gather.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 - Harry Searle, Chapleau
$15,000 over one year to replace the windows of the facility. This will increase energy efficiency and reduce costs, ensuring ongoing community use of the hall.
Sault North Waste Management Council
$60,000 over two years to secure project coordination and operating support to implement a strategy to develop sustainable funding for recycling in the unincorporated area north of Sault Ste. Marie.
Smooth Rock Falls Public Library
$15,000 over one year to purchase shelves and French books, CDs and DVDs, which will enhance library services for local people of all ages and abilities.
Social Planning Council of Sudbury, as lead organization on this collaborative
$71,800 over one year to hire staff to enable this collaborative to build strong cross-sectoral partnerships and to establish a social development strategy, which will enhance the well-being of local community members.
Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers
$10,300 over one year to increase awareness of the organization using an up-to-date website in both official languages with specific sections for youth and seniors. This will assist in creating safer communities in Greater Sudbury and area.
The Arts and Culture Roundtable in Elliot Lake
$50,800 over two years to enhance the sustainability of this community arts organization by providing funding for a part-time administrator. This person will work to increase the organization's membership, implement a campaign to promote arts and cultural events and activities in the community, and deliver children's arts programs.
Town of Hearst
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment that will enhance local library services. This will enable the library to maintain its resources and protect valuable historical documents.
Township of Central Manitoulin
$35,000 over one year to support the costs of expanding the public library in Mindemoya in order to enhance services to seniors and persons with disabilities. An addition will be constructed to provide sufficient space for accessible shelving and wheelchair-accessible aisles.
Township of Fauquier-Strickland, as lead organization on this collaborative
$14,500 over one year to purchase books and DVDs in both official languages, which will help to increase circulation and enhance library services for children, youth and seniors.
Township of Johnson
$56,300 over one year to install new compressors for the ice rink at the arena in Desbarats to provide a consistent ice surface for hockey players and skaters and reduce operating and maintenance costs.
Township of Val Rita-Harty
$10,000 over one year to purchase shelves, books and DVDs, which will increase the library's collection and circulation. This will enhance library services provided to local Francophone children, youth and adults.
Volunteer Sudbury, Benevolat Sudbury, as lead organization on this collaborative
$48,800 over one year to hire a project coordinator and provide resources to recruit, train and retain volunteers with specialized skills and abilities to respond to emergencies in the City of Greater Sudbury and area.
Wahgoshig First Nation (Abitibi #70)
$12,800 over one year to purchase tools and soil to establish a community garden in this First Nation community near Matheson so that local people may have access to inexpensive and healthy, locally grown vegetables.
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155 (Borden Gray GC) Royal Canadian Air Cadets
$25,000 over one year to enable the squadron to purchase additional pipes and drums so that all cadets who wish to learn to play an instrument can participate in the band and perform during community events in Sault Ste. Marie and area.
Action Sudbury - Citizens Against Impaired Driving, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,000 over one year to hire part-time staff and fund program expenses, which will enable this collaborative to increase participation in its community drug strategy. This will help reduce the harm associated with substance misuse and improve health, safety and well-being in the community.
$75,000 over one year to hire a project manager with experience in tourism who will plan and implement a series of commemorative events and activities throughout the area to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812-14.
Algoma Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
$15,000 over one year to replace the shingles on the clubhouse roof. This will help to preserve the structural integrity of the building and ensure it continues to provide a safe and comfortable meeting place for members and other users of this club which is based in Sault Ste. Marie.
Centre de formation pour adultes francophones
$13,000 over one year to purchase electronic equipment that will help integrate technology into adult-literacy programs. These additions will promote new learning and help improve employment skills for Francophone adult learners in Timmins and the surrounding area.
Coniston Curling Club
$65,700 over one year to replace the rink facility's aging heaters and dehumidifier system. New equipment will improve the safety and comfort of the building so that it can continue to provide curling programs for youth, adults and seniors in Greater Sudbury and the surrounding area.
Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie & District of Algoma Inc.
$12,200 over one year to purchase audiovisual equipment that will enhance the organization's ability to solve crimes by enabling it to produce and distribute crime scene re-enactments and public service messages.
Le Club des aînés l'Étoile d'or
$9,900 over one year to repair the foundation and replace the weeping tiles of the Francophone seniors pavilion. These improvements will enable the building to continue hosting social and recreational programs for Francophone seniors and other community members in Elliot Lake.
Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, as lead organization on this collaborative
$118,000 over two years to hire a project co-ordinator, purchase office supplies and fund program expenses. This will improve sustainability and enable this Francophone-culture collaborative to explore opportunities to share governance, space, resources and program co-ordination strategies in Greater Sudbury.
Les Entreprises Forma-Jeunes Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$79,000 over two years to hire a project co-ordinator and renovate this collaborative's facility in order to create a social enterprise that receives and recycles furniture. This intergenerational business will have seniors provide mentorship to youth in Hearst, helping to give them formal entrepreneurial experience, employment skills, abilities and knowledge.
Les productions Café-musique de Rayside-Balfour
$52,500 over two years to hire contract staff and purchase materials for special events and a French-language heritage festival. This will enable the organization to better develop and promote amateur and professional artists, engage more volunteers and youth participants, and further enhance its flagship Kanata 1534 concert-and-theatre production.
Manitoulin Family Resources Inc.
$60,000 over two years to hire a part-time manager who will enhance services at the Help Centre food bank and thrift store. A comprehensive and realistic sustainability plan will be developed, volunteers recruited and community partnerships and consultations strengthened.
Northern Ontario Youth - Centre for Social Innovation
$124,000 over two years to hire an Aboriginal program co-ordinator and fund travel and office expenses. The program will focus on increasing the Aboriginal community's participation in the Junior Achievement Program in the Timmins, Sudbury, Manitoulin, North Shore and Algoma areas, and giving youth practical, hands-on knowledge and experience with business, social enterprises, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Ojibways of Garden River
$147,200 over two years to support the operating costs of the Anishnawbek Information Technology Centre, which provides information-technology training to First Nations people to help enhance their employment prospects.
Porcupine Ski Runners Inc.
$36,700 over one year to purchase new trail brushing-and-grooming equipment. These tools will enhance the quality of the experience for users and reduce the amount of work for volunteers who maintain the trails at this Timmins cross-country-ski club.
Porcupine United Way
$117,300 over two years to hire a community liaison manager who will work with local volunteers to provide programs that will improve the quality of life for residents of eight smaller communities in Northern Ontario. Community needs will be identified and strategies developed to bring funding and resources together to address the issues.
Societe Alzheimer Society Sudbury - Manitoulin, as lead organization on this collaborative
$60,000 over one year to hire a project co-ordinator and fund the production of printed resource materials and information. This will enable the collaborative to increase its support to individuals who suffer from dementia and their caregivers, and raise public awareness about this disability in Northeastern Ontario.
Sudbury Rowing Club
$43,500 over one year to purchase two Hudson T11 rowing/touring boats and safety and storage equipment. These additions will help to enhance rowing programs so that more recreational/touring rowers of all ages and abilities in the community can participate in this healthy activity.
Sudbury Yacht Club
$66,400 over one year to purchase new dinghies, which will help to ensure that the sailing school can continue to offer safe, affordable lessons to student sailors, especially youth, in Greater Sudbury.
The Corporation of the Township of Val Rita-Harty
$36,000 over one year to renovate an aging municipal building so it can serve as the only real gathering space for the entire community. Repairs will be made to improve safety, increase energy efficiency, and make the structure more fully accessible for people of all ages and abilities to participate in social and recreational programs.
The Venture Centre/Le centre de développement, as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,000 over two years to hire a project co-ordinator who will help establish a social planning council that will provide a collaborative and regional approach to social policy development in the Timmins-Highway 11 corridor.
Thessalon First Nation
$15,000 over one year to purchase new equipment for the fitness centre in order to encourage participation in physical activity programs and improve the health of community members.
Township of Macdonald Meredith & Aberdeen Additional
$21,000 over one year to replace the septic system at the Sylvan Valley Hall, which will help to ensure its continued year-round availability as a meeting place for local community groups.
Township of Mattice - Val Cote
$7,000 over one year to purchase a television, DVD player, digitized books and DVDs. These additions will help to increase circulation, enhance library services and provide additional programs for the entire Francophone community, especially youth and seniors.
United Way of Sault Ste. Marie
$12,000 over one year to enhance the ability of Volunteer Algoma to recruit volunteers. The organization's website will be upgraded to meet current standards and integrated with the 211 system to ensure it will be automatically updated whenever an agency's information is revised.
Ville de Kapuskasing
$15,000 over one year to purchase furniture, electronic equipment and French-language books, CDs and DVDs. These new tools and resources will enhance library services for all Francophone users in Kapuskasing and area to enjoy.
Algoma Friendship Senior Citizens Inc.
$9,400 over one year to renovate the Leeburn Hall of Memories with new roofing shingles, windows and doors to provide a more comfortable place for community groups to gather.
Algoma Highlands Conservancy
$92,100 over two years to hire an environmental education coordinator to develop and promote education courses for students and the general public in the Sault Ste. Marie area. This initiative will increase the participants' awareness of human impact on the environment and their understanding of natural ecosystems and the need for conservation.
Bon Soo Winter Carnival Inc.
$10,000 over one year to purchase new computer hardware and software, which will enhance the organization's ability to plan and organize its annual winter carnival and to develop and print promotional materials.
Camp Ongrandi et Association des Scouts du District de Hearst
$69,000 over one year to renovate Francophone youth camp facilities. This will enable the organizations to ensure that programs for Francophone youth are maintained and to expand programs for seniors in Moonbeam and area.
Canadian Mental Health Association - Sudbury/ Manitoulin
$65,000 over two years to hire staff for a transitional housing program for homeless individuals with mental health issues.They will receive help to find long-term housing, prepare for employment and develop a strong support network in Greater Sudbury.
Centre culturel La Ronde, as lead organization on this collaborative
$14,400 over one year to purchase resource and marketing materials, which will increase the capacity of the collaborative to promote Francophone genealogy programs and services in the district of Cochrane.
Centre Passerelle pour femmes du Nord de l'Ontario, as lead organization on this collaborative
$6,900 over one year to purchase mats, which will enable this collaborative to offer self-defense courses to and increase services for Francophone women who have experienced or are experiencing violence in Timmins.
Cinefest; The Sudbury Film Festival Inc.
$94,500 over one year to renovate Cinefest's new Space for Arts Presentation and Commerce, a fully-equipped, multifunctional venue that will address the challenges of arts and culture groups and events. This will provide new platforms for the promotion of artistic talent in Greater Sudbury and area.
Club Richelieu Les Patriotes de Sudbury, as lead organization on this collaborative
$70,000 over one year to renovate the Francophone youth camp facilities to ensure access for people of all ages and abilities. Improvements will enable the collaborative to maintain Francophone cultural programs and activities for youth in Greater Sudbury and surrounding area.
Conseil des Arts de Hearst
$15,000 over one year to purchase modular staging, which will increase Francophone community arts and culture activities in Hearst.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
$16,000 over one year to host education symposia in Thunder Bay and Timmins. These events will provide information that will help increase awareness and understanding of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for people of all ages and abilities.
Echo Bay Elks Lodge No. 535 of the Benevolent & Protective Order Of Elks Of Canada, Incorporated
$11,500 over one year to enhance safety for employees, volunteers and patrons at the hall. Improvements include moving the office out of the furnace room and installing a fire alarm with pull stations at the exits.
Father Costello Community Care Centre
$75,000 over one year to replace the furnace, which is more than 30 years old and is unreliable. The new energy efficient furnace will provide a steady source of heat for users tof he Centre and will reduce heating costs.
Half-Pint Hooves Equine Facilitated Wellness Association
$20,000 over one year to support the effective delivery of an unmounted wellness and learning program using miniature horses in Sault Ste. Marie. Funding will enable the organization to purchase additional equipment, train volunteers and undertake promotional activities to increase awareness of its services.
Massey Agricultural Society, as lead organization on this collaborative
$69,700 over one year to purchase equipment, which will increase agriculture-based programs and events and ensure the continued growth of this very successful community fair.
Michipicoten Rod and Gun Club Inc.
$35,100 over one year to complete renovations to the club's outdoor shooting ranges near Wawa to ensure compliance with the Firearms Act of Canada. Funding will be used to increase the height of berms and backstops to provide a safer environment for shooters and people or property in the area.
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
$30,000 over one year to replace the boilers to provide a reliable heating system at the Foundation and ensure its continued operation as a centre for the revitalization and growth of Anishnaabe language and culture in M'Chigeeng.
Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre
$81,000 over three years to support the establishment of a three-year pilot Rural Agricultural Innovation Network (RAIN) in Algoma District. The project will demonstrate the effectiveness of a collaborative approach to support the development of the agricultural sector.
Sudbury Charities Fund
$40,700 over one year to replace existing lights and additional displays, which will result in energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the very successful Festival of Lights in Greater Sudbury.
The Kensington Conservancy
$38,000 over one year to hire a land protection coordinator to develop trails and lead guided hikes in the Desbarats area. This will provide opportunities for local residents and visitors to learn about the uniqueness of the local natural environment.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury
$50,000 over two years to provide support for children with learning disabilities and their parents in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma. Funding will be used to broaden access to resource materials and deliver workshops on learning disabilities for children, parents and educators.
Timmins Porcupine Search & Rescue Inc.
$30,300 over one year to purchase new radio and computer equipment to enhance the ability of the organization to conduct missions by improving communication between volunteer search teams and the search command centre.
Timmins Wrestling Club
$35,000 over one year to purchase new wrestling equipment including mats, scoreboards and scales so the Club can expand its program to new sites allowing more children and youth to participate in the sport of wrestling.
TOP50 PIKE TOURNAMENT SERIES, as lead organization on this collaborative
$28,600 over one year to purchase equipment that will increase the capacity of the TOP50 collaborative to host events and increase the participation of youth in the sport of angling in northeastern Ontario.
Township of Billings
$26,000 over one year to renovate and purchase equipment to enhance the Old Mill Heritage Centre and improve its ability to preserve and display the history of Billings Township.
Walden Mountain Bike Club
$8,600 over one year to purchase equipment to ensure the 9-kilometer trail is safe and maintained, enabling the Club to meet provincial and international standards.
Wintergreen Fund For Conservation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$10,300 over six months to revitalize a 30-kilometer canoe route on the Tatachikapika River near Timmins and promote its assets for tourism, healthy exercise and cultural heritage.