#638 Algonquin Squadron
$29,500 over one year to purchase equipment enabling this youth organization located in Pembroke to provide year-round training in orienteering, expedition and survival skills to its cadet members.
2870 Royal Canadian Dragoons RCACC
$25,100 over one year to purchase musical instruments, sports and recreation equipment, and orienteering and expedition gear for this Ottawa-based organization that will allow for the continued delivery of programs to youth aged 14-19.
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.
Arnprior Basketball Club
$16,900 over one year to help the club to provide quality basketball programs for girls 10 to 18 years old living in the Ottawa Valley. Funding is for coach training, equipment and uniforms to support the increased number of players.
$80,000 over two years to meet a growing demand for services, conduct a long term evaluation of program impact and to strengthen the organization's capacity to deliver a new arts program. "Footsteps to recovery, creativity and mental health" will be targeted to individuals living with severe and persistent mental health challenges in the Ottawa area.
Causeway Work Centre
$200,000 over three years to implement Right Bike, a sustainable transportation service designed to train and employ marginalized/disabled individuals as bike mechanics while providing bikes for public use in Ottawa.
Centre for Sustainable Watersheds, as lead organization on this collaborative
$140,000 over two years to contribute to the overall cost of an educational awareness program on shoreline protection and rehabilitation in Renfrew County which will give 1,000 property owners opportunities to learn how to revitalize the shorelines on lakefront properties
Club Bourg'Joie D'Or de Bourget
$19,400 over one year to replace windows and purchase curtains for the community space utilized by the Francophone seniors club for social and recreational activities.
Community Living Renfrew County South
$6,000 over eight months to install handicap door operator systems at key entrances and at the washroom facility. The equipment will allow for ease of access and greater independence for all participants attending programs and services.
Conseil économique & social d’Ottawa-Carleton (CESOC)
$74,100 over two years to deliver a series of workshops that will assist Francophone immigrant parents in acquiring a better understanding of the cultural differences and practices related to parenting in their country of adoption.
Corona Competitive Gymnastics Group
$15,000 over one year to purchase new gymnastics equipment to ensure the safety of girls participating in physical activity programs.
Deep River and Area Food Bank Incorporated
$4,400 over six months to purchase an energy efficient commercial freezer that will enable the food bank to store more donated food products that require refrigeration, thus increasing their ability to better respond to community needs.
Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club
$23,500 over one year to replace aged and unsafe training boats that will ensure continuity of advanced-level sailing programs for youth in this small rural area.
Eastern Ontario Training Board Commission de formation de l'Est ontarien
$26,500 over one year to showcase career opportunities for youth, reduce barriers to employment for adults, and to alleviate the labour market shortage within the growing supply chain management sector in Eastern Ontario by developing an online and printed manual analyzing occupations in the sector.
Entraide budgétaire Ottawa
$131,100 over two years to develop and offer a variety of financial literacy programs which will allow individuals to gain a better understanding of how to effectively manage their finances and avoid financial crises. Participants from all income levels will gain the knowledge and skills they need to make informed consumer decisions.
Espoir UMOJA Hope
$8,600 over one year to purchase sport equipment for this youth-driven organization based in Ottawa, and to promote a variety of recreational activities for youth aged eight to 24 from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Family and Children's Services of the County of Renfrew
$73,200 over three years to increase Jubilee Place's ability to continue its educational programs and services to low-income and vulnerable families with young children who face barriers such as stigmatization, poverty, mental health issues and addiction. This funding is for two childcare workers and transportation costs for program participants.
Festival de la Curd St-Albert inc.
$25,300 over one year to increase the level of inter-village cooperation and friendly competition in areas of arts, crafts and sporting events by promoting the participation of various village teams to the annual festival held in St-Albert.
Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club
$72,500 over two years to hire a new junior program coach in order to strengthen the program and increase the number of children participating.
Highland Mist Pipe Band
$14,900 over one year to purchase musical instruments and ceremonial uniforms for this Kanata community band which will allow more people of all ages to participate in and celebrate Scottish culture.
La Maison des Arts de Russell inc.
$40,000 over one year to purchase new presentation equipment and outdoor signage for this popular arts facility that will inform more people of the ongoing programming being offered.
L'Ancienne Prison de L'Orignal Old Jail
$15,000 over one year to install a ramp that will provide barrier-free access to the courtyard and building, and to construct a floor for the tent which will increase access to community programming and events in the summer months.
'Le Chenail' Inc.
$13,900 over one year to enhance cultural programming for Francophones in Prescott-Russell by purchasing tables and chairs for the cultural centre's new location in Hawkesbury.
Le Club Optimiste Rockland, Ontario
$75,000 over one year to increase opportunities for children and families to participate in recreational and physical activities by installing a splash pad in Simon Park.
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO)
$24,400 over one year to undertake a complete evaluation of the physical spaces of this facility so that future redevelopment and expansion will better meet the growing needs of the Francophone clientele of the region.
Musée de Vanier / Vanier Museum
$51,400 over two years to produce and install 15 interpretive panels in Richelieu Park that will showcase the contribution of past and present Francophone authors to the Ottawa Region.
Orléans Festival d'Orléans
$45,000 over six months to support this new organization in delivering a cultural festival highlighting local art and food, and to strengthen the organization's structure and systems while it plans for the future.
Ottawa Chinese Oriental Chorus Group, as lead organization on this collaborative
$20,000 over one year to assist the collaborative with the cost of hosting Chinese cultural, arts and heritage events for youth and seniors. The events will celebrate the Chinese lunar year of the dragon, the symbol of royal majesty that only comes every 12 years.
Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women
$53,500 to develop comprehensive cyber-abuse guides that will help inform youth, parents and various service providers on issues of social media harassment and stalking. The guides will provide valuable information on how to prevent this type of abuse and get needed help.
Ottawa Fringe Festival
$20,000 over one year to create a volunteer leadership manual, volunteer recruitment/training tools, and to create systems that support 500 volunteers who organize and deliver this annual festival.
Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio
$118,300 over three years to build the capacity of this newly established arts organization to develop and deliver creative community arts programs that will support and enhance the health of individuals living in the Ottawa Valley area. Funding will also allow OVCAOS to develop a five-year strategic plan.
Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with a Developmental Disability
$25,000 over eight months to create a service and business plan that will allow the organization to assess effective ways it can respond to the needs of aging clients, especially those with dementia.
Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre
$100,000 over three years to deliver a range of programs and activities to children and youth living in the Overbrook area, including the youth centre in the Carson area. Programs include homework clubs, after school programs in three neighborhoods, structured recreational and fitness programs, and parent-youth relationship building programs.
Pembroke skating club
$4,000 over one year to improve and expand skating programs for children and youth living in this small rural community through more training for coaches and volunteers.
RCL Branch 148 - Renfrew
$15,000 over one year to repair the roof of this facility so that community groups may continue to benefit from its use in the future.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 562 - Chalk River
$13,600 over one year to install a chairlift and an accessible side door that will enable people of all ages and abilities to fully participate in events held at this community facility.
Scouts Canada 115th Ottawa Group
$12,600 over six months to purchase 10 entry-level fibre glass canoes for this Ottawa-based Scout troupe and other youth groups which will promote an increased level of physical activity for youth 12-18 years old.
Sexual Assault Support Services for Women, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$155,000 over two years to support the Adult Community Healing Resource Centre in Cornwall by engaging and training a core group of mentors, providing counseling services for survivors of sexual abuse, establishing a peer group, and renovating the space for meetings and one-on-one counseling sessions.
Social Planning Council of Ottawa / Conseil de planification sociale d'Ottawa, as lead organization on this collaborative
$42,500 over two years to continue providing programs and volunteer opportunities for Chinese seniors living in the Kanata Lakes area. A part-time coordinator will facilitate the members' involvement in group volunteer activities and implement various programs to reduce isolation, promote healthy lifestyle and support integration into the broader community.
Social Planning Council of Ottawa / Conseil de planification sociale d'Ottawa, as lead organization on this collaborative
$183,900 over three years to strengthen the capacity of the small ethno-cultural organizations in Ottawa. This collaborative project would look to support and grow the capacity of the Ottawa Ethno-cultural Coalition (OEC) as an umbrella organization, provide skill development training, knowledge-sharing and networking to small ethno-cultural community associations and establish a shared infrastructure model for financial management and fund development.
Société historique et culturelle St-Bernardin Inc.
$14,600 over six months to purchase new chairs and tables for this well-used community space that will enable community members continued access to a safe and friendly gathering space for cultural and recreational activities.
South East Ottawa Community Services
$185,400 over three years to offer ongoing leadership and employment opportunities for at-risk youth in Banff- Ledbury, Heatherington, Russell Heights, Confederation Court and Blair Court. Youth 11-13 years of age will learn leadership skills and work with peers to develop two new community projects each year. Employment support and training will also be provided to older youth who are struggling to enter into the workforce.
Special Olympics Ontario Inc, as lead organization on this collaborative
$62,500 over one year to hire a legacy outreach worker to execute a community development plan to support sustainable athletic development for people with intellectual disabilities in the Kingston and Cornwall regions.
The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre
$151,400 over three years to provide a wide range of social and recreational programs to seniors living in the west end of Ottawa, especially in the Bay and College Wards. Programs would allow seniors to maintain an active lifestyle, engage in volunteer activities, and more readily identify those who might require support to remain in their home.
Théâtre la Catapulte
$12,100 over six months to provide specialized computer equipment to this Ottawa-based Francophone theatre group and to enhance its capacity to publicize its productions to teen audiences within the region and across the province.
Town of Renfrew
$13,500 over six months to increase access to the Renfrew Public Library's services for individuals with disability or limited mobility. The funding is to purchase an accessible circulation desk for the main floor of the library.
Township of Greater Madawaska
$25,200 over one year to fund rink improvements at the Calabogie Centennial Park. These will increase the use of this already well-used community rink during the summer months, for physical and recreational activities such as skateboarding, basketball, roller-hockey, shuffle board and other games for both youth and seniors.
Township of McNab-Braeside
$32,400 over one year to increase use of the waterfront park area at the Red Pine Bay. This outdoor community space offers recreational activities to individuals of all abilities. Funding is specifically to purchase and install a mobile, accessible washroom unit.
Tucker House Renewal Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$93,900 over three years to build the capacity of the environmental not-for-profit sector by developing a cooperative model for sharing human resources. A fund raising coordinator will be hired to work with environmental organizations in Ottawa and Prescott-Russell, to develop and implement fund raising strategies, and to deliver fund raising workshops.
Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada-Ontario Branch, as lead organization on this collaborative
$150,000 over two years to implement the "Neighbours Helping Neighbours" program. This train-the-trainer program will engage citizens in Ottawa, Renfrew and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry in supporting their neighbours who are isolated or in need of support, in order to improve health and wellness of the community's vulnerable citizens.
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$72,200 over two years to hire a coordinator who will help to build the organization's capacity particularly in the areas of fundraising, marketing, and communications. Revenues from fundraising, sponsorships and ticket sales will increase, and communications with the community will improve.
Bonnechere Valley Youth Activity Centre
$60,600 over two years to implement new arts programs for rural youth. Funds will permit the organization to hire an arts coordinator while the Board works on diversifying their funding sources.
Bytown Beat Chorus
$14,500 over one year to purchase choral risers and audio visual equipment for this Ottawa-based barbershop chorus, ensuring choir members’ safety and improving the overall look and sound of the chorus.
Camp Argyle No.26, Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association
$32,700 over one year to purchase instruments, equipment and uniforms to form a youth pipe band and increase opportunities for youth to participate in cultural and artistic activities in Ottawa.
Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa-Carleton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$30,000 over one year to allow City View Centre for Child and Family, Mothercraft Ottawa and Rural Connections to further develop and market the new Parent As Teachers social enterprise, an initiative that provides, on a fee-for-service basis, early childhood development workshops and in-home training programs to Ottawa families. Revenues from the social enterprise will allow organizations to extend these programs to economically disadvantaged families.
Canton de Hawkesbury Est
$25,000 over six months to install accessible public washrooms in St-Eugène park, increase access to recreational activities for people of all abilities, and create a community-friendly space for people to gather.
Centre Novas-CALACS francophone de Prescott-Russell
$75,000 over two years to support the continued delivery and expansion of education outreach programs for Francophone children, youth, parents and teachers in the Prescott-Russell area, increasing education and awareness on the subject of sexual abuse.
Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge
$15,000 over one year to improve conditions for wildlife undergoing rehabilitation by purchasing a tractor with an auger and loader to dig fence posts and drainage ditches, to move heavy supplies and to maintain the grounds.
Coopération intégration Canada inc.
$18,800 over eight months to support the organization's strategic planning process and for the development of a comprehensive business strategy. A consultant will be hired to oversee the planning process and develop recommendations around future strategic opportunities and funding options.
Dalhousie Parents' Day Care Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$104,500 over two years to restructure the nine Parents' Day Care Centres into a more cost-effective and efficient administrative and governance model operating under the Ottawa Federation of Parents' Day Care Centres. The new governance and administrative structure will increase financial viability of member centres, support efforts to adapt existing programs and to expand child care services to new communities.
Dress for Success Ottawa, National Capital Region
$73,000 over two years to hire a coordinator to expand the mentorship program, increase the number of volunteers and increase the number of women supported in gaining employment.
$122,300 over one year to green the newly-purchased warehouse that will be used as a community recycling facility and as a demonstration site for energy-efficient retrofits and green roof installations. The renovations also include making the main floor of the building fully accessible.
Institut d'agriculture artisanale Pepo Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$34,300 over one year to install a green roof on a municipal building in Clarence-Rockland, to engage volunteers, and to deliver environmental awareness workshops to youth and the community. Funds will also be used to launch an interactive website and to develop a guide on how to install a green roof.
Invitation The Quilt of Belonging
$65,400 over one year to share the message, vision and history of the organization by creating a presentation package that will include a video documentary, live presentations and teaching resources. The package will be shared with community organizations, schools and First Nations communities.
Just Food Ottawa
$249,700 over three years to increase opportunities for young people and newcomers to Canada to explore farming as a career. Grant funds will be used to purchase shared agricultural equipment and provide access to irrigation at an incubator farm. New farmers will receive mentoring and training to assist them in developing successful farm businesses.
Kanata Haven Youth Centre
$15,000 over one year to expand programs for youth in Kanata from one day per week to three days per week and salaries for youth workers. Programs are currently offered by volunteers.
La Coopérative Franco-Présence Inc.
$86,000 over two years to hire a coordinator to build the social enterprise’s capacity to manage staff and volunteers and deliver cultural and artistic programming for Francophone ethnocultural artists in Ottawa.
La Nouvelle Scène
$110,000 over one year to hire a senior fund development coordinator to oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy that will allow the organization to raise needed capital for a new expansion project, revise and grow current fundraising initiatives, and further develop corporate and donor base.
$70,000 over three months to install an elevator in the newly established Francophone residential addiction treatment centre, which will serve youth from the Ottawa area as well as across the province, ensuring the facility is fully accessible for people with mobility issues.
Municipalité de Casselman
$36,000 over three months to purchase materials to enhance the 2011 Christmas Festival, which is part of Casselman’s downtown revitalization plan, in order to increase the festival’s ability to attract visitors and promote local merchants.
Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre
$90,000 over three years to hire a part-time community developer who will engage local residents and stakeholders groups from two Ottawa neighbourhoods, the Woodvale/Craig Henry/Manordale/Estates of Arlington Woods and the Tanglewood community, in developing a common vision of their neighbourhood and support their ongoing efforts to improve programs, services and quality of life in these two communities.
North Glengarry Township
$53,100 over one year to fund energy efficiency and safety upgrades to the arena building in order to reduce energy consumption and ensure a safe facility for public usage.
Ottawa Chamber Music Society
$61,100 over two years to hire an outreach worker who will organize and promote music education programs for children, youth and amateur artists. The goal of the project is to build music appreciation and to support audience development.
Ottawa Children's Choir
$8,600 over six months to purchase choral risers, which will be shared with other community arts groups, and used for rehearsals, performances and community events.
Ottawa Museum Network, as lead organization on this collaborative
$23,600 over one year to support the development and implementation of a collective membership program for nine community museums, increasing their capacity and long-term sustainability.
Ottawa Rowing Club
$12,500 to purchase four new outboard motors which will enable the organization to safely maintain a range of physical activity programs for approximately 1,000 rowers in the Ottawa area.
$8,800 over nine months to assist in the establishment of a permanent office space for this growing organization, which will increase their capacity to deliver activities and host storytelling events.
Renfrew Curling Rink
$53,500 over one year to replace the condenser in order to maintain a safe facility for physical activity programs. A new condenser will reduce energy and water consumption.
Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario), as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,100 over one year to identify emerging needs within the Francophone community in Ottawa and engage a broad range of partners in defining clear action plans to ensure continued vitality of the community and develop new opportunities for collaboration.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 589 - Osgoode
$40,400 over one year to repair the foundation and flooring and to purchase equipment for this well used community hall. Renovations will restore the structural integrity of the building and will enable community members to have access to a safe and secure building.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616 - West Carleton, Woodlawn
$67,000 over one year to upgrade this west Carlton building's septic system in order to ensure that the wheelchair accessible washroom can be re-opened for public usage.
Scouts Canada 4th Orleans Group
$12,600 over one year to purchase camping and storage equipment which will be used by children and youth for recreational camping programs.
Seaway Senior Citizens Club # 1201
$21,800 over one year to implement new physical activity and nutrition programs for seniors with chronic health challenges and to deliver a new choral program. The new programs will support seniors in Cornwall to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Serenity Renewal for Families Corporation
$45,000 over one year to sustain the First Steps program, a counseling service that helps individuals as well as family members understand the emotional upheaval they are experiencing as a result of addictive behaviour. With the assistance of trained counselors, individuals are able to more clearly identify their needs and are guided to appropriate support and counseling resources.
Social Planning Council of Ottawa / Conseil de planification sociale d'Ottawa, as lead organization on this collaborative
$224,700 over three years to support the "Building Greener Futures Together" initiative to create additional meaningful employment opportunities for young people facing barriers in the labour market in the green residential renovation sector. Funds will be used for training and co-op job placements facilitating entry into the workforce. Initiatives to grow the demand for green technology and increase the skill level of the renovation sector will also be implemented.
Somali Centre for Family Services
$75,200 over two years to support the "Building Bridges to Better Employment and Skills Training" (BB-BEST) initiative designed to support access to employment for multicultural and immigrant young professionals. Through a series of workshops and ongoing support of mentors working in various professions, recent graduates from local universities and colleges will increase their understanding of the work environment and tap into informal networks needed to secure and retain their first job. Ongoing networking opportunities and support will also be available through the Somali Professional Network.
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
$58,600 over two years to hire a communications officer who will improve the frequency of communications and public relations, expand their reach to other communities and demographic groups, enhance their web-based communications utilizing social media marketing, and increase organizational capacity to engage the community.
Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Certified Forest Owners Inc.
$68,400 over one year to build the capacity of the organization by hiring a project coordinator who will develop a business plan, promote the organization, increase memberships, provide technical forest management assistance, assist with the 2012 Glengarry Wood Fair and Wood Auction, explore market opportunities for certified forest products, and deliver educational workshops.
Ten Oaks Project
$80,400 over two years to hire a volunteer coordinator in order to free up the Board's time to focus on resource development. Funds will support the expansion of the volunteer program in order to ensure programming is sustained for youth and children of LGBTQ families in Ottawa and surrounding areas.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
$113,400 over two years to support the organization as it goes through a restructuring process. Funds will be directed towards supporting the organization's volunteer services program which impacts over 700 clients of three local service providers.
The In Community (formerly Disabled Persons Community Resources)
$114,000 over two years to expand the barrier free design audit program. The organization will launch a sensory audit program to support the not-for-profit and public service sectors in ensuring that their facilities are universally accessible for the blind and deaf communities.
The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
$50,000 over one year to review and revise financial policies and procedures, develop and implement new financial management and reporting systems, and increase the financial literacy of management staff and the Board of Directors.
Township of Bonnechere Valley, as lead organization on this collaborative
$13,000 over one year to deliver skills building clinics to skaters and children new to the sport in Eganville and Renfrew County. The clinics will be advertised throughout the County and will offer opportunities for youth to try the sport and increase their level of physical activity.
Township of Whitewater Region
$9,600 over one year to upgrade the Foresters Falls Ball Diamond. Funds will be used to purchase new swings, a slide and to upgrade the outdoor skating rink in order to provide a safe space for physical activity. Community volunteers and municipal staff will provide the labour for installation and will maintain the park facilities for the 500 residents of this rural community.
Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne
$30,400 over one year to cover the cost of marketing materials to increase community awareness of services and support available and to recruit additional volunteers.
Village d'Antan Franco-Ontarien
$44,000 over one year to support the next phase of the organization's implementation plan and begin the fundraising required to build Ontario's first Francophone heritage village in St-Albert.
Young String Performers' Foundation
$17,000 over one year to repair instruments in their loan cupboard and deliver workshops and master classes. The grant will build skills of youth in the chamber music program and will enable the organization to provide instruments on loan to youth who cannot afford to purchase their own.
Arnprior Curling Club Inc
$29,900 to maintain sports and recreational activity for all ages by replacing a condenser in the facility used by curlers.
Arts Ottawa Est /East
$19,900 over one year to build the capacity of the AOE Arts Council through the development of a succession plan. A series of workshops and a toolkit will then be developed to share information and best-practices on the succession planning process with the arts community in Ottawa.
Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario de Prescott et Russell
$30,000 over one year to support the developmental and educational aspects of the “Monument de la francophonie” which celebrates Francophone culture in Hawkesbury. Funding will be used for the development of educational “capsules historiques” which are time capsules that will be circulated throughout the schools in Prescott-Russell to celebrate Francophone heritage.
Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français, as lead organization on this collaborative
$29,000 over one year to support the 2nd edition of the Festival du livre Franco de l'Est, which will be expanded to include activities in eight communities in the Champlain region, with the main event to be held in Casselman. This will bring communities together and promote Francophone culture.
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Ottawa Region
$63,800 over one year to build the capacity of the organization in board development and volunteer engagement, and to develop Grief Network - Ottawa, a new initiative which will increase the visibility of service providers, ensure access to resources and provide a social network platform for peer support.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley Chapter
$23,000 over one year to compile, analyze and present information on the relationships between species at risk and the physical landscape of the Algonquin to Adirondacks region. The learnings will provide recommendations to land-use planners on how to develop the region without compromising the connections or habitat.
Cantata Singers of Ottawa
$30,000 over two years to increase artistic capacity by offering a concert series in partnership with a chamber orchestra, and to expand the audience base by providing discounted tickets to seniors and youth. Increased visibility may also leverage more donations, sponsorships and ticket sales to sustain operations.
Centennial Choir of Cornwall
$10,900 over one year to improve the quality of performances by purchasing music and equipment for choristers.
Centre Charles-Émile-Claude, Centre polyvalent des aîné(e)s inc.
$30,000 over one year to recruit younger members, expand programming, and recruit volunteers who will contribute to the growth of the organization which provides programs and services to francophone seniors in Cornwall and area.
$50,000 to increase information technology capacity of three francophone organizations serving seniors in Ottawa. The IT manager will provide needed expertise allowing groups to develop more effective data management systems, upgrade and maintain websites and other other social media tools, and provide advanced training to volunteers delivering computer literacy training to seniors.
Centre Youville Centre Ottawa-Carleton Inc.
$50,000 over two years to provide mental health counselling services to high-risk young mothers completing their high-school education. This will help them to cope better with situations that arise during their education program and to continue making healthy life choices for themselves and their children.
Champlain Minor Sports Association
$43,500 over one year to provide energy efficient sports lighting on the full size soccer field in Vankleek Hill. This will allow more children, youth and adults from Champlain, North Glengarry and South Glengarry Townships to play soccer, and will allow the community to host more tournaments and games.
Christie Lake Kids
$60,000 over three years to hire a full-time volunteer coordinator to improve volunteer management practices and recruit, train and retain new volunteers.
Club Colombien Fraternite de L'Orignal Inc
$8,900 to purchase and install two air conditioning/heating units in the Club Colombien Fraternité hall, ensuring access to community-friendly spaces for people to gather in the village of L'Orignal.
Club de miroise de l'Est ontarien Inc. (MiroisEont)
$20,000 to support the creation of the Conservation Zone at the 2011 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Chûte-à-Blondeau. Local environmental organizations will be brought together under one tent to showcase the area's natural resources, increase awareness of environmental issues, and conduct educational activities.
$16,800 over two years to build organizational capacity and increase access for youth to participate in activities. Funding is for larger facilities, equipment and transportation for this grassroots sports organization in Ottawa.
Festival de la Curd St-Albert inc.
$28,600 to support the introduction of Compétitions Inter-villages as a new component to the Festival de la Curd, to be held in St-Albert. The Festival will bring together surrounding communities for three days of competition in sports, recreational, cultural and artistic activities.
First Baptist Church (Ottawa)
$78,300 over one year to increase community access to the building for social, recreational, cultural and arts-related community activities, services and events by installing a lift elevator and renovating the washrooms to be barrier-free.
Fraternité Alexandria inc.
$50,000 over one year to complete renovations which will ensure greater use of the community space, and to generate additional revenues from rental income.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Cornwall Area Office
$27,600 over one year to increase participation in the annual Waterfest dragon boat race, and increase training opportunities for participants by purchasing a dragon boat, trailer, paddles, safety equipment and a storage container.
Heartwood House: au coeur de la vie
$14,900 to improve the safety and security of this facility that houses 16 not-for-profit organizations by installing security cameras, improving the lighting and other features in and around the building.
iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc.
$27,100 over one year to help this mentoring organization supporting women in need to design a new, user-friendly and affordable content management system as well as train staff, volunteers and students. The new platform will help participants customize technology learning programs and run workshops.
$71,300 over two years to support capacity building of this volunteer organization that has been providing programming to visible minority youth in Ottawa for more than 11 years. A part-time administrator would oversee a strategic planning process, coordinate Board training events, implement new internal management procedures, and grow funding partnerships so that the group can continue responding to the needs and interests of local youth.
Max Keeping Foundation
$58,000 over one year to increase their capacity to expand the delivery of Play to the Max, a program which provides access to sport and recreation activities for children and youth from low-income families.
Minwaashin Lodge - Aboriginal Women's Support Centre
$94,200 over three years to implement the “Strengthening Cultural Connections for the Next Seven Generations” program, an initiative providing ongoing cultural programming to First Nation, Inuit and Metis women in Ottawa. Funding will support the development of new cultural leadership within the aboriginal community. Participants in the program will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that cultural values and traditions are embraced in their lives. New leaders will be supported in taking on more roles in terms of transmitting their wisdom and knowledge to the next generation.
National ME/FM Action Network
$23,100 over six months to document and make available to local patients and to the broader community, key research findings about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and related illnesses. World leading researchers and clinicians will be presenting their findings at the International Association for CFS/ME1 Biennial research conference in Ottawa to a select audience. Documents produced, in both English and French, will allow for a broader access to key information for non-conference attendees, especially for patients and their families.
$35,000 over one year to purchase Collections Management System software, which will increase public access to local artifacts and historical information, enhance the organization’s educational programs, and increase the capacity of this community museum to manage its collection and engage the community.
Nepean Ottawa Diving Club
$48,100 over two years to provide youth with the opportunity to engage in competitive diving and increase the long term sustainability of this organization by developing a new program which will accelerate the most promising divers from community programs into the competitive program.
$14,900 over one year to improve specialized training and mentorship programs for emerging theatre artists and youth in artistic, technical and administrative aspects of theatre production in the Ottawa Region.
Ottawa Carleton Lifeskills Incorporated
$80,000 over one year to integrate computer technology at every level in the organization in order to streamline work, improve service coordination and increase support to clients with developmental disabilities. New technology will allow staff to dedicate more time to supporting clients, ensure better tracking of client services, and facilitate access to outside programs and activities.
Ottawa Dance Directive
$73,800 over two years to build capacity and operational support, ensuring space and opportunities for the creation, presentation, development and sharing of resources for both professional dancers and local community groups.
Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club Inc.
$35,000 over one year to increase the safety and quality of training and competitions for all ages by certifying volunteer officials and purchasing equipment for this track and field club.
Ottawa Little Theatre Inc.
$55,000 over two years to increase organizational capacity by hiring fundraising staff to cultivate private donors, business sponsors and expand partnership opportunities. Increased private revenues will also support plans to undertake a more ambitious artistic and educational program, maintain and equip the theatrical space and continue to engage audiences in the Ottawa region.
Ottawa Network for Education
$76,600 to allow the organization to develop a new corporate identity and grow its fundraising capacity so that it can continue to effectively coordinate and deliver various programs enhancing academic achievement. These include the School Breakfast Program, Ottawa Volunteers in Education, OttawaReads, Assistive Technology Support Initiative, Substance Abuse and Youth in School program, Passport to Prosperity and others.
Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL)
$14,700 over one year to purchase equipment that will enable an increase in the number of people with a disability to play power wheelchair hockey.
Ottawa Tamil Seniors Association
$30,900 over two years to build the capacity of this organization to service Tamil seniors as well as reduce isolation. The Association will establish a seniors computer literacy access program, health and cultural recreational programming, and develop a strategic plan for the organization to ensure long term viability.
Ottawa-Carleton Citizen Advocacy
$56,000 over two years to allow the Lifetime Networks program to continue providing and growing lifelong personal support networks for people with disabilities, and assisting families in their efforts to plan for long-term care. Funding will allow the organization to increase awareness and understanding of the service, identify and train new facilitators, and support the development of new support networks.
Parkinson's Society of Ottawa-Carleton
$103,900 over three years to hire a full-time special events manager to coordinate fundraising events and awareness activities in various regions throughout Eastern Ontario. New partnerships in local communities and recruitment of local champions will allow the organization to extend its reach into smaller communities, and to develop new programs for people living with Parkinson disease and their families.
$13,800 over one year to expand the current basketball program offered to francophone youth between the ages of 12 and 17. The expanded program will provide additional opportunities for youth to play basketball, to train, to develop leadership skills and to participate in coach training programs.
Planned Parenthood Ottawa Carleton
$65,000 over two years to hire a part-time coordinator who will increase the organization's visibility in the community, engage volunteers, develop strategies on program expansions and increase the organization's capacity to diversify their revenue sources, thus ensuring the sustainability of programs and services.
$24,300 over one year to upgrade fundraising software that will allow the organizaton to better track donors and generate the revenues needed to increase educational programming as well as enhance lawyer referral services to people with disabilities in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Renfrew County Youth Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$21,000 over one year to increase awareness and financial support for the Children Are Our Business project. This grant, along with increased sponsorship by local businesses, will enable the Child Poverty Action Network to ensure that children living in poverty will look forward to the new school year because they too have new clothing and needed school supplies.
Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario), as lead organization on this collaborative
$79,700 over three years to build the capacity of the not-for-profit sector in Champlain by expanding the Funders' Forum model throughout Champlain, thus increasing opportunities for local organizations to meet with funders, to network with other organizations, and to participate in development workshops.
Somerset West Community Health Centre
$22,000 over one year to increase physical and recreational activity for children and youth, and to improve parents' ability to prepare low cost nutritious meals for their families by offering enhanced programming at the Family Forward Shelter in Ottawa.
St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances
$9,000 over one year to enhance the quality of musical performances by purchasing sound equipment for the benefit of audiences and musicians in Morrisburg and area.
Streetlight Theatre Company Inc.
$19,600 over one year to raise the artistic quality of theatre productions and provide for an enhanced audience experience. Funding is for lighting equipment, computer hardware and software, and a portable stage. A better equipped performance space will also enable other local arts and cultural groups to present shows and events to engage audiences in Pembroke and surrounding communities.
The Ottawa Food Bank
$50,000 over one year to increase organizational efficiency by developing custom software to manage emergency food collection and distribution to people in need.
Township of Champlain
$12,700 to install an accessible play structure in Laurier Pilon Park in L'Orignal, ensuring children of all abilities have access to safe, affordable outdoor physical and recreational activity.