Grand River

2011-2012

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November 1 deadline

Addiction Services of Brant Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$26,600 over six months to hire a staff person to plan for detoxification services for local residents with drug and alcohol addictions. A needs assessment and stakeholder consultation will also be completed that will identify potential efficiencies in the addictions and mental health system in Brant County and Brantford.

Brantford Arts Block, as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,000 over one year to increase community access to arts programming through the renovation of the new Brantford Centre for the Arts. This 20,000 square foot facility will provide space for a wide range of arts and theatre groups as well as studio space for artists. It will transform the arts sector in Brantford, providing new opportunities for collaboration and innovative shared programming.

Brantford Seniors Resource Centre
$17,500 over two years to maintain services to isolated seniors by assisting the Centre with its rent costs while it builds stable, long term funding sources for future sustainability. The Centre provides seniors with information and assistance in accessing local services and government programs.

Cayuga Food Bank Inc.
$18,800 over one year to assist with the start-up of this community food bank which is serving more than 120 families per month in the Cayuga area. Grant funds will be used toward hiring a coordinator and bookkeeper, purchasing computer equipment and covering coordinator travel costs.

Friendship House of Brant Inc.
$6,000 over one year to renovate the kitchen by replacing the dishwasher and purchasing new kitchen range hoods. Volunteers will be able to continue providing more than 10,000 school and community meals per month in Brantford.

Grand River Employment & Training Inc.
$35,000 over one year to increase opportunities for Six Nations youth to access apprenticeship, training and work placements through the purchase of a 16 seat mini-bus.

Kids Can Fly Early Child Development and Parenting Support, as lead organization on this collaborative
$81,000 over two years to increase reading skills in young children in Brantford and Brant County by expanding the Imagination Library program. In this program, a new book is mailed each month to children under age five, thereby increasing family literacy and contributing to school readiness skills.

Paris Curling Club
$15,000 over six months to maintain access to this well-used facility by contributing toward the replacement of the south portion of the Club's roof.

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 605, St. George
$41,800 over six months to increase access for seniors and people with disabilities to the many activities and events held at the Legion. Grant funds will be used to make two of the entrances to this well used community building fully wheelchair accessible, and to create safe and level parking and walkway access.

SELKIRK CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE
$35,000 over one year to increase access to the community centre by contributing to an upgrade of the driveway, parking and sidewalks leading to the building entrance.

Six Nations Polytechnic Inc.
$71,600 over one year to improve cultural and language resources available to Six Nations and Haudenosaunee communities in Ontario. The grant is for salary support for translation of historic documents in the Indigenous Knowledge Centre's archive, from older Haudenosaunee linguistics into modern day orthography to make them more useable in language programs.

The Kinsmen Club of Brantford, Incorporated, as lead organization on this collaborative
$30,000 over one year to engage residents of the Eagle Place neighbourhood in Brantford to identify and address community assets and needs. Funding will be used to hire a coordinator and for evaluation of this innovative pilot project.

The Vittoria & District Foundation
$14,900 over six months to purchase a commercial grade lawn mower to assist volunteers in maintaining the park and sports field in the hamlet of Vittoria in Norfolk County.

Theatre Norfolk
$62,500 over two years to engage theatre professionals who can mentor local amateur youth and adult actors, and for bookkeeping and consultant services to assist the board in developing a strategic business plan for the future.

Triple Bottomline For Sustainability Inc.
$19,800 over one year to enhance healthy food preparation skills for Dunnville families through the introduction of the Young Chef program. This pilot program will support two instructor positions for six months and provide more than 100 children and youth with a weekly after school program, focused on the preparation of a healthy evening meal for the students' families.

Woodview Children's Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$62,700 over one year to create additional space at Woodview's north Brantford location to house Contact Brant, the single point of access to local children services. By sharing space, the two agencies may be able to reduce some operating costs, as well as having opportunities to partner more closely.

Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie
$141,000 over two years to hire a coordinator to support the work of the 27 employment service providers, economic development departments and education providers on the Education Works Alliance in order to promote lifelong learning, enhancing economic development, job creation, and prosperity.

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July 1 deadline

Brant Historical Society
$46,700 over two years to bring local history to life through collecting and sharing oral history from residents of Brantford and Brant County. The oral history will be featured in audio components of new museum exhibits and made available online as well as be used by local students and researchers.

Community Living Access Support Services
$61,600 over one year to increase support to people with developmental disabilities in Norfolk County through the implementation of a database which will make more efficient use of staff time in collecting, managing and reporting on service delivery.

Grand River Community Health Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$39,000 over one year to increase community awareness of the effects of poverty on mental health and healthy eating through a wide range of arts and community activities in Brantford neighbourhoods. The project will also engage local artists in poster and video campaigns and community arts projects to raise awareness of the impact of poverty.

Her Majesty's Royal chapel of the Mohawks (St. Paul's)
$150,000 over one year to increase wheelchair access to the Mohawk Chapel located on Six Nations territory in Brantford. This is the second phase of a major renovation project which has addressed structural upgrades to the 18th century chapel. This will allow the new basement interpretation centre to be accessed by wheelchair and a new ground floor accessible washroom will be built.

Memorial Church Port Ryerse
$95,900 over one year to increase access to a well-used community building in Port Ryerse by constructing a wheelchair accessible ramp to the front door, installing a platform lift and creating a wheelchair accessible washroom. The church is the only publicly accessible meeting space in Port Ryerse and is the site of many community events each year.

Norfolk County Agricultural Society
$35,600 over one year to increase the impact of events held at the fairgrounds in Simcoe by investing in a computerized booking system which will make more efficient use of staff time.

Norfolk Musical Arts Festival
$20,000 over two years to maintain high quality learning opportunities for students participating in the Festival in Simcoe by contributing to adjudicator and printing costs.

Paris Port Dover Pipe Band
$53,000 over one year to increase community access to musical education and performance opportunities in Brant County through investing in new drums and uniforms for this rapidly growing pipe band.

Princeton Pastoral Charge/Etonia United Church
$4,200 over six months to maintain community access to this well-used hall located between Princeton and Paris by replacing seven windows with more energy efficient models.

Six Nations Eco-Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$125,000 over one year to increase habitat diversity at Taquanyah Conservation Area in Haldimand County by contributing to the construction of new wetland areas. The project, a collaboration of three local groups, also includes funds for viewing mounds and trails that will increase the public use of the site and provide new opportunities for environmental learning and nature appreciation.

Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
$15,600 over six months to build the capacity of the Six Nations Language Commission to support language and cultural preservation by hiring a consultant to engage the community in developing revised Terms of Reference, policies, procedures and a three-year work plan for the renewed Commission.

The Brantford Pipes and Drums
$24,800 over one year to increase community access to high quality pipe band instruction and performance programs in Brantford and Six Nations through the purchase of uniforms and musical instruments.

Woodland Cultural Centre
$80,000 over one year to repair the roof and maintain community access to the largest collection of First Nations artifacts in Canada. This will allow safe storage and display of cultural material for the collection located on Six Nations territory in Brantford.

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March 1 deadline

Bird Studies Canada
$15,000 to provide continued access to an important research site for bird migration through replacing the roof and an aging generator at one of the Long Point Bird Observatory's monitoring stations.

Brant Curling Club Incorporated
$14,000 to maintain access to this well-used curling facility by renovating the chiller room to ensure that the system meets safety regulations and the Club will be permitted to continue operations.

Brantford Moose Lodge 791 - Loyal Order Of Moose
$21,000 to maintain access to this well-used community hall by replacing the heating and air conditioning system.

Burford Lions Club, as lead organization on this collaborative
$40,000 over one year to provide safe linkage to the trail system in Lions Park. The grant will contribute to the costs of constructing a pedestrian bridge over Whitemans Creek which will provide a safe off-road link from the existing paved trail to the park entrance.

Community Living Access Support Services
$8,500 to raise awareness of opportunities for aging parents to plan ahead for support for their adult children with developmental disabilities. This will be done through an evaluation of the Haldimand Norfolk Seniors Partnership's work on this topic and the development of a strategic plan to guide the Partnership's future work.

Cottonwood Mansion Preservation Foundation
$35,000 over one year to increase community support and participation at this Haldimand organization through enhanced volunteer recruitment, additional events and increased fundraising. To facilitate this work, a full-time Events and Facilities Coordinator will be hired.

Dunnville Figure Skating Club Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$16,000 over one year to purchase computer and office equipment that will allow for effective use of volunteer time and contribute to the financial sustainability of the skating club, the new community centre as well as Dunnville Minor Hockey.

FarmStart/ Ferme en marche
$292,600 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 located on the border between Brant and Hamilton. New farmers will receive mentorship and training to assist them in developing successful farm businesses.

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services
$33,600 over six months to maintain access to sexual assault counselling for Six Nations residents by providing bridging funding for staffing while other longer term funding is sought to sustain the program in the future.

Haldimand Grand River Rowing Club Inc.
$29,500 over one year to increase access to learn to row programs for adults and youth in Haldimand County through the purchase of a stable eight-person rowing shell.

Haldimand Stewardship Council Inc.
$75,000 over one year to improve water quality and create new habitat for wildlife through recreating a natural channel for one km of the lower reaches of Pike Creek in Haldimand County.

Haldimand-Norfolk Resource Education and Counselling Help, as lead organization on this collaborative
$118,700 over two years to increase awareness of and access to suicide prevention through funding a coordinator and training key community volunteers who will then in turn train more than150 student and community peer leaders per year.

Harmony United Church (Brantford)
$20,000 to maintain access to the well-used community hall that is the site of a breakfast program for the adjacent elementary school three times a week as well as the location of a wide range of recreational programs. The grant will allow the hall flooring to be replaced.

Kids Can Fly Early Child Development and Parenting Support
$7,000 over one year to increase opportunities for connecting young parents with early childhood learning programs though an enhanced website and increased social media presence.

Kids Can Fly Early Child Development and Parenting Support, as lead organization on this collaborative
$15,000 over two years to increase awareness of the importance of life-long literacy in Brantford and Brant County through support for the Family Literacy Festival held each September. The grant will allow the Festival to continue operations in 2011 and 2012 while building its long term sustainability.

Norfolk Hammerheads Aquatic Club
$80,500 over two years to increase opportunities for children and youth in Norfolk County to participate in high quality swimming programs through supporting a full-time head coach position and purchasing a timing system and electronic scoreboard needed for swim meets.

Norfolk Little People's Daycare Inc.
$16,000 over six months to increase the sustainability of this rural daycare in Langton by assisting with the costs of a kitchen renovation. The new kitchen will both make more effective use of staff time and will allow the daycare to offer new nutritional programming which may in turn attract new registration. The facility is shared with two other community groups.

Paris Museum and Historical Society
$73,800 to facilitate the development of additional heritage programming through the renovation of the Museum's new space at the re-purposed Syl Apps arena.

Port Dover Skating Club
$8,900 over one year to maintain access to high quality skating program for adults and youth through new off-ice training and improvements to the storage of costumes and equipment.

Springtime in Paris Festival
$6,500 over one year to enhance this free, family-oriented festival with updated brochures and website. A dynamic web presence will allow the festival to attract additional community members and tourists to this festival in Brant County.

The Kiwanis Club of Brantford
$10,000 over one year to improve the efficiency of the Music Festival through the implementation of an online registration system which will reduce the administrative time required for developing the Festival's annual schedule and program.

Victim Services of Brant, as lead organization on this collaborative
$20,000 over one year to increase community engagement in crime prevention through the development of a strategic plan that is focused on addressing the root causes of crime such as poverty, unemployment, family violence and difficulty in school.

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