Halton Peel

2011-2012

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November 1 deadline

AFRICAN COMMUNITY SERVICES OF PEEL
$11,500 over one year to hire a consultant that will develop an outcomes-based evaluation model so the organization can measure the impacts, benefits and changes experienced by the newcomer clients they serve.

Alton Village Association Inc.
$183,000 over two years to support a community undertaking to develop the Alton Village Heritage Square, a gathering place for community celebrations and arts performances, heritage awareness and community engagement. Funding will enable project planning and coordination, and the building of a heritage stone wall, outdoor structures, and sustainable community gardens.

Autism Society Ontario - Halton Chapter
$188,300 over four years to support young adults living with autism spectrum disorder to improve their independent living and social skills through a tutoring and mentoring program tailored to their specific needs.

Brampton 9235 Outreach Corporation
$286,000 over four years to create an efficient soup kitchen and food bank facility in downtown Brampton through renovations of a new location and support for operational costs.

Brampton Tennis Club
$100,000 over one year to resurface and level six clay courts that are over 20 years old and provide a a better playing experience, especially for seniors and young players.

CANADIAN COMMUNITY ARTS INITIATIVE
$106,500 over three years to build the capacity of this Mississauga-based organization to hold the very popular Mosaic festival and to support local artists by hiring a part-time executive director and coordinators.

CANES Community Care
$282,500 over five years to provide programming for low-income South Asian seniors that will allow them to become more independent, have a healthier lifestyle and opportunities to socialize while learning about what supports are available in their Brampton communities of Springdale and Bramalea.

Centre Culturel de Ressources francophone pour les communautés ethniques (CEREFRAC)
$40,000 over one year to engage Peel Region Francophone children and youth aged 8 to 14 years from various ethnocultural groups in a discussion on family violence and vulnerabilities. The strategies will enhance their quality of life and empower them to deal with these issues in a proactive and safe manner.

Chinguacousy Concert Band Inc.
$21,200 over one year to purchase a portable, inflatable band shell and sturdy metal chairs for performers which will allow the return of classical and jazz music to Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park.

Compassion Society of Halton
$168,700 over three years to strengthen and expand its clothing share, food cupboard and referral programs to hundreds of families in Burlington and beyond. Funds will support facility rental and repair costs and vehicle maintenance.

Coopérative de Couture Umoja
$75,000 over one year to purchase sewing equipment and provide training and learning opportunities to Francophone immigrant women in Halton and Hamilton so they may establish a sewing cooperative and enhance their job skills.

EcoSource Mississauga
$361,000 over five years to hire a coordinator to support the development of a Sustainability Education Centre at a local farmhouse. Funding will also enable the delivery of programming to diverse youth and the community on the topics of energy conservation, local food, waste reduction and water conservation.

Erin Mills United Church, as lead organization on this collaborative
$157,500 over three years to engage the diverse faith communities in South Peel and South Halton in greening activities that promote awareness and action on environmental issues. Funding will support a community animator, networking activities and involve young people in environmental activities.

Erin MIlls Youth Centre
$176,200 over three years to support staffing costs to continue a daily breakfast club, expand the Girlz Club programming and start an arts program. This expanded programming will help create a caring, safe and fun place for local youth and support their healthy personal growth.

Habitat for Humanity Brampton
$234,100 over three years to hire staff to engage more volunteers, recruit more leadership volunteers, train facilitators to support families in need and develop strong community relationships in order to continue to provide affordable home ownership opportunities to Brampton residents.

Halton Industry Education Council
$113,600 over two years to build a culture of mentorship in Halton Region, creating Career Coaches Unlimited. This program will provide extensive interactions between mentors and youth and adult students to share and explore workplace challenges and opportunities.

Interim Place
$299,800 over four years to decrease isolation and prevent exclusion of marginalized women and youth who are survivors of abuse by offering peer-to-peer support art therapy programming in Mississauga, including painting, drumming, poetry and photography. Peer facilitators will receive facilitation training and local artists will volunteer their time providing the workshops.

Milton Community Resource Centre
$30,800 over three years to provide creative learning experiences for children in Milton by partnering with local artists who visit the centre to introduce children to various forms of artistic expression.

MISSISSAUGA YOUTH ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION
$50,300 over two years to deliver an after-school basketball program at three Mississauga neighbourhoods: Roche Court, Hurontario/Paisley and Dixie/Bloor. Funds will also continue to build the house league and girls' programs. A part-time coordinator, program equipment, and coaches' training will help increase participation in the sport.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDO CANADIANS (N.A.I.C.)
$8,000 over one year to purchase new stage decorations for one of the most popular pavilions at Carassauga, the large annual multicultural event in Mississauga.

Options Mississauga Print and Office Services, as lead organization on this collaborative
$282,000 over three years to support the development of a laundromat and cafe social enterprise that will provide employment training opportunities to individuals who have intellectual disability and mental health issues in Peel. Funding will support the renovation of the facility, equipment purchases and start-up costs.

Peel Children and Youth Initiative
$75,000 over one year to hire an outreach and volunteer coordinator to encourage Peel families to be aware of and to enroll their children in the Canada Learning Bond, a Registered Education Savings Plan for post-secondary education costs. Enrolling eligible youth in the program may help more lower income families make post secondary schooling a reality for their children.

Preparing the Trail
$19,500 over one year to support outdoor athletic events in Halton that build greater environmental awareness and interest in physical activity in the community. Funding will also help the organization build its capacity to fundraise, communicate and track its impact.

Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar Foundation Inc.
$157,000 over three years to support promotion, equipment rentals, entertainment and donor development to help establish a new community event, the "Oakville Family Rib-Fest." The event will provide another opportunity for the club to bring the community together and help the club advance its philanthropic activities.

Safe City Mississauga, as lead organization on this collaborative
$150,000 over two years to pilot a collaborative capacity-building initiative in Peel and Halton focused on fundraising and resource development. Six organizations will work together with a consulting team to develop their respective organization’s infrastructure and capacity to be more financially viable and sustainable.

Sherwood Forest Tennis Club
$32,500 over one year to resurface the courts in order to improve the safety and quality of play and make the club more attractive to potential new members in the Mississauga community.

Social Planning Council of Peel, as lead organization on this collaborative
$293,300 over four years to fund a coordinator and program supports that will lead to the development of a Coalition of Agencies Serving Immigrant Seniors in Peel (CASIS). Funding will enable the coalition to implement a five-year strategic plan to strengthen the capacity of the community to welcome and serve immigrant seniors and improve their quality of life.

St. John Council for Ontario - Mississauga Branch
$164,500 over one year to create a centre of operations for St. John Ambulance in the Peel region by facilitating the amalgamation of the Mississauga and Brampton chapter locations to a new facility in north Mississauga. Funds will support facility enhancements that will create an accessible and efficient space.

The ILC Charitable Foundation
$50,000 over one year to hire staff, build a peer support network and a comprehensive on-line resource library, and conduct an awareness campaign that will help improve the quality of life of children and youth living with chronic pain.

The Liberty Silver Foundation of the Arts
$45,000 over one year to hire an executive director to support organizational development and deliver an integrated music and life skills education program for youth who are at risk in Peel.

The Oakville Art Society
$20,000 over one year to hire a part-time program coordinator to help the organization manage and grow its visual arts classes and workshops for children, teens and adults and to support more art programs at its new satellite location.

United Achievers' Club, as lead organization on this collaborative
$8,700 over one year to celebrate the Caribbean cultural heritage at Carabram, an annual, multicultural event in Brampton, through costume and decoration purchase.

Vita Manor
$19,000 over six months to develop a business plan for the organization's proposed social purpose enterprise, which would provide young women in need with training and employment opportunities to help them seek meaningful work.

World of Threads Festival
$13,300 over two years to introduce the public to the work of local and international fibre artists by showcasing their work at free outdoor and indoor venues in Oakville. Funding will also support an interactive website that profiles the artists.

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July 1 deadline

ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc.
$62,500 over two years to build the capacity of this youth-led organization to expand its "Speak Up for Change" program and the "Youth Making a Difference" conference in order that youth will become more socially aware and engaged in the Brampton community. Funding will also support staffing and operational expenses to further organizational growth and program delivery.

Bramalea Community Health Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$299,300 over four years to hire a volunteer coordinator who will design, implement and carry out a meaningful and educational volunteer engagement program for the Bramalea and Malton neighbourhoods.

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre
$300,000 over four years to hire a coordinator and support the implementation of the "Be the Change" initiative in Peel. The project will enable visible minority youth to take part in decision-making structures and contribute to social change efforts in schools and communities.

Casa Canadiense Community Development Center
$24,000 over one year to hire a youth coordinator to conduct workshops and other learning opportunities for students in Peel region to broaden their knowledge of global development issues.

Child Development Resource Connection Peel
$123,600 over two years to create e-learning opportunities for parents and caregivers in the Peel region, providing them with valuable information on a range of child development and early learning topics. This will contribute to the quality of family life and parent/child interactions.

Community Development Halton
$210,600 over three years to create Youth Leadership in Community in Halton, a forum for youth-inspired, youth-led and youth-driven initiatives that will engage them in shaping the vision of their communities.

East Mississauga Community Health Centre, a satellite of LAKESHORE AREA MULTI-SERVICES PROJECT LAMP INC., as lead organization on this collaborative
$225,000 over three years to increase inclusion by providing support services and building community capacity to meet the needs of people with transgender and gender-variant identities across Peel Region.

Elder Help Peel
$76,100 over two years to create an effective volunteer management and outreach plan to support the work of this Brampton-based organization serving the needs of isolated seniors in the community.

Glen Williams Town Hall Inc.
$14,200 to repair water leaks in order to preserve and maintain this heritage facility in the village of Glen Williams. The hall is used for a variety of community events and activities throughout the year.

Gymnastics Mississauga
$50,000 over one year to purchase and upgrade gymnastic equipment to maintain the safety of all participants and to continue to offer adequate training support to recreational and competitive athletes.

Halton Environmental Network
$170,000 over three years to support staffing and operating costs for this regional environmental network in order to further build the capacity of member groups. Funds will also facilitate enhanced communication, cooperation, and action towards environmental sustainability in Halton.

Heart Touching Heart Ministries, as lead organization on this collaborative
$162,500 over four years to establish an open and safe meeting place for youths in the Cooksville community in Mississauga. Activities will be offered by collaborating organizations The Dam and MY Games, that will provide social and recreational activities year-round.

Mississauga Football League Inc.
$27,000 over one year to purchase a machine to sanitize club equipment, thereby improving hygiene and safety for young players in the club. Funding will also support operational costs to allow the club to continue to offer low-cost football programming in Mississauga.

Mississauga Jiahua Chinese Senior Association
$61,000 over two years to hire a part-time coordinator to strengthen the organization's capacity to deliver recreational and cultural programs to over 300 seniors.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Brampton Caledon Chapter
$21,800 over two years to provide yoga and swimming classes to people with multiple sclerosis in the Brampton and Caledon areas, thereby enhancing quality of life.

Nelson Youth Centres
$98,700 over one year to provide a safe, welcoming and more effective space to conduct counselling and other activities for youths with mental disabilities by carrying out renovations to the older section of this Burlington-based centre.

Oakville Community Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$225,000 over three years to hire a coordinator to support the work of the Halton Poverty Roundtable, a collaborative and multi-sectoral body finding innovative opportunities and resources to help integrate community efforts to address the complex issue of poverty in Halton.

Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore Trust Fund
$167,000 over three years to hire a coordinator and maintain an administrative structure that will support the work of the club's volunteers and its growing programs and charitable activities, including Burlington's Ribfest and KidsFest.

Saint Alban's Anglican Church (Georgetown)
$4,800 over one year to develop a community garden to provide fresh produce for people in need in Glen Williams.

Tetra Society of North America: Peel Region Chapter
$336,200 over four years to form strong collaborations between Tetra Clubs and potential volunteers from local universities to create purpose-built assistive devices for students with disabilities in the regions of Toronto, York and Peel. The devices will assist youth as they transition to independent living and provide enhanced quality of life.

The Caledon Parent-Child Centre
$156,400 over three years to hire a development officer who will create an effective fundraising plan and support the Centre's efforts to meet the increasing demand for its services in the Caledon community.

The Mississauga Furniture Bank
$138,500 over three years to increase the amount of furniture being distributed to families in need in a timely and effective manner by opening a warehouse, hiring part-time staff and buying a truck.

Windmill Theatre Productions Inc.
$40,000 over three years to employ staff to enhance the organization's capacity to efficiently run its operation, promote its performances and expand its audience base in Peel region and beyond.

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March 1 deadline

Acclaim Health and Community Care Services
$77,900 over one year to hire a coordinator to train staff and volunteers working with persons with dementia. This will increase their skill and comfort in supporting individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

ArtHouse for Children and Youth
$95,000 over two years to enhance after-school, summer camp and workshop programs in music, drama, dance and visual arts offered in several Oakville locations for children ages 7 to 11 of all socio-economic backgrounds who may otherwise not be able to benefit from an arts education.

Associated Youth Services of Peel, as lead organization on this collaborative
$291,200 over four years to strengthen a collaborative, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary support system for young people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Peel. Funding will support treatment, prevention, education, assessment and diagnosis for clients and their families.

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Hamilton/Burlington
$124,000 over two years to hire a program volunteer manager to expand existing outreach and education tools and train new volunteers for bereavement support to grieving mothers, fathers, youths and young adults in Burlington and Hamilton.

Brampton Track Club Inc.
$100,000 to buy track equipment that will enable the organization to host track meets and generate income to sustain the club.

Burlington Community Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$37,500 over six months to support the project management functions associated with establishing a collaborative shared office and meeting place for community and social mission organizations in Halton.

Burlington Welsh Male Chorus
$30,500 over one year to purchase a practice piano, support additional music direction, concert soloists and concert supports to raise the membership and the profile of the choir.

Cercle des Ainés Noirs Francophones de l'Ontario - CANFO
$26,200 over one year to support some programs and staff costs and build capacity of this Brampton organization to serve Francophone seniors from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds in Peel region.

Christ Church United Church (Mississauga)
$120,000 over one year to install new windows, accessible doors, and a washroom in order to make this community facility more energy efficient and physically accessible to people of all ages and abilities in the Mississauga Clarkson area.

Conservation Halton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$238,000 over three years to implement eco-recreation and community stewardship activities including the development of a Halton Forest Festival. Children, youth and new Canadians will gain a better understanding of benefits of preserving nature and the connections between environmental and personal health.

Dads Against Dirty Air, Inc. (DADA)
$107,500 over two years to educate and encourage parents, students and school-bus drivers to reduce idling and localized pollution in the Peel school community. Funding will also help the organization promote its work in other areas of the province.

Habitat for Humanity Halton
$50,000 over one year to purchase a new truck that will support the organization's ReStore operation and home building projects around Halton region.

Just for Us Wearable Art Originals
$25,700 over two years to increase marketing resources and display materials in order to increase the number of participants and attendees of this wearable art show in Mississauga.

Milton Area Christian Churches Working Together, as lead organization on this collaborative
$143,400 over two years to develop transitional housing in Milton to assist people who are homeless or are in a housing crisis, helping them to rebuild and reshape their lives with dignity. Funding will support the operational, program, and organizational development needs of the organization.

Mississauga Arts Council
$90,600 over two years to offer a wide range of opportunities to youths in Mississauga to explore and develop their artistic creativity and talents by hiring a youth coordinator to deliver the Limelight program, a youth-driven initiative offering a wide range of activities.

North Halton Distress Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$113,800 over three years to increase the capacity of two distress centres to serve individuals in crisis by carrying out extensive outreach and marketing activities to the communities of Oakville and North Halton.

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association
$61,800 over two years to implement an environmental awareness program for local youth and the broader community in Oakville. Funding will also enhance member and community engagement in local environmental initiatives including naturalization projects and urban forest initiatives.

Options Mississauga Print and Office Services
$185,600 over two years to upgrade printing equipment and enhance staffing to help grow this social enterprise and continue to provide meaningful work and training experiences to individuals with intellectual disabilities in Peel Region.

Paint the Town Red Port Credit Community Association
$142,100 over three years to hire administrative and resource development staff to strengthen the infrastructure and long term sustainability of this popular Canada Day community festival in Port Credit.

Peel Association for Handicapped Adults
$5,100 over two years to obtain computer equipment and outreach promotional materials, as well as build the capacity of this grass roots group through board training.

Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources - Halton Hills Inc, as lead organization on this collaborative
$300,000 over four years to develop a BioDiversity Network in Halton-Peel. The network will promote understanding, provide a forum, and support efforts to make people more aware of the value of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.

Reach Out Centre for Kids, as lead organization on this collaborative
$225,000 over three years to develop and implement a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer inclusion training and accreditation program to be offered to front-line social service agencies and the corporate sector.

Sexual Assault/ Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
$289,000 over four years to engage youth, especially girls, to become active partners in ending sexual violence and create safer communities for all. Funding will also enhance and expand the Mississauga organization's annual Take Back the Night event.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
$206,000 over three years to support the theatre's outreach education program for Burlington children and youth, providing them with valuable cultural learning experiences and a high school mentorship opportunity in theatre production.

The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association
$26,600 over one year to conduct staff training, strategic planning and a board governance review to strengthen the agency's capacity to deliver quality services to the immigrant community in the Greater Toronto Area from its offices in Toronto, Scarborough, Markham and Mississauga.

The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga
$12,700 over one year to upgrade the hearing assist system in the centre's two performance halls, thereby improving the cultural experience for persons with hearing challenges.

The Rotary Club of Georgetown
$102,000 over one year to develop a universally accessible play space for children from Halton Hills with various disabilities to remain active and engage in independent outdoor activities.

Urban Non-violent Initiatives Through Youth (UNITY), as lead organization on this collaborative
$196,900 over three years to support a cultural exchange between youths from Peel Region and Inuit and First Nations Aboriginal communities through technology, hip-hop, dance and other art forms. The program will develop participants' leadership and personal skills.

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation - Wellspring Halton Peel
$45,300 over one year to install a vertical wheelchair lift, automatic entry door switches and improve an exterior ramp. These changes will allow people of all abilities seeking critical care cancer support services access to this Oakville facility.

Windrush Stable Therapeutic Riding Centre
$15,000 over one year to fund renovations for a classroom to house the Heart-to-Heart program for 60 children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities in the Peel region that will develop their social skills and increase their confidence to interact with others.

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to study the changing health and social needs of Chinese Canadian seniors in Toronto, Peel Region, and York Region. The study will inform Yee Hong's strategic planning process by providing input based on focus groups, qualitative interviews and background research.

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