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November 1 deadline

Community Centre for Media Arts (CCMA)
$183,100 over three years to support youth in Hamilton to develop employment skills while supporting the not-for-profit sector and developing a sustainable social enterprise.

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.

FarmStart/ Ferme en marche, as lead organization on this collaborative
$271,200 over three years to increase opportunities for young people and newcomers to explore farming as a career. Funds will be used to purchase shared agricultural equipment, repair a barn, provide access to irrigation at an incubator farm in Flamborough, and fund staff support, mentorship and training to help the new farmers develop successful farm enterprises.

Hamilton & District Extend A Family
$24,200 over one year to hire a part-time recreation assistant to increase opportunities for social and recreational activities for children with special needs who come from families facing socio-economic or health-related barriers. Participating children will benefit from increased social integration into the community.

Hamilton Artists Inc.
$73,200 over three years to support the salary of an administrative director who will focus on increasing the number of artistic members and volunteers and retain corporate sponsors for a new gallery location in the Jamesville Arts District, allowing the organization to become a cultural hub in the community.

Hamilton Jewish Home for the Aged, as lead organization on this collaborative
$43,900 over one year to fund the Working Family Stories and Treasures of the Hamilton Jewish Community, an inter-generational community arts initiative that will see youth and seniors document and preserve the heritage of the local Jewish community. The project will become part of the public record through art exhibits and online documentation.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
$100,000 over one year to assist with basement renovations that will create a safe, welcoming space for community programming and events.

Hamilton's Centre for Civic Inclusion
$63,000 over one year to hire staff to support newcomers from diverse backgrounds to be more involved in neighbourhood planning and become engaged and equipped to take a place on community boards and committees. The project will enhance the leadership, participation and community connectedness of newcomers at the neighbourhood and city level.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area, as lead organization on this collaborative
$208,100 over three years to continue the Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth Flamborough initiative, a collaboration of parents, community groups, schools, businesses, agencies and organizations working for a community in which all young people thrive. The initiative works to provide the opportunities, skills, relationships, values and self-perceptions that all youth need to grow into healthy, caring and responsible people.

Metis Women's Circle (cercle des femmes metisses)
$63,000 over two years to hire facilitators and cultural helpers to pilot the Racing for Literacy program in Hamilton, designed to encourage young Aboriginal males to stay in school and increase their academic achievement. Strategies to encourage parents to become more engaged in the school life of their children will also be developed.

Micah House Refugee Reception Services Inc.
$69,200 over two years to support staffing costs for an executive director who will ensure sustainability, develop supportive programs and partnerships to support this residential program for refugee claimants in Hamilton.

Stoney Creek Historical Society
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment to expand the reference library and archives, provide the equipment to reproduce documents and provide archival-quality storage materials and environmental controls in order to increase access to local history.

The Hamilton LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre (The Well)
$150,000 over two years to support staff and program costs to provide increased and appropriate services to the LGBTQ community in Hamilton and make the organization more sustainable.

The Peoples Church
$20,000 over one year to implement a boys and girls spring basketball league and a summer soccer league in the Rolston neighbourhood at no cost to participants ages 5 to 12.

Welcome Inn Community Centre of Hamilton
$74,000 over two years to hire an incubation coordinator and develop an e-commerce website to support micro business entrepreneurs to speed their business launch time and increase their success and sustainability.

YWCA Hamilton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$72,400 over one year to hire staff and develop curriculum to pilot a pre-entrepreneurial training program to assist homeless, street-involved and at-risk young women ages16 to 21 as they explore self-employment options and pathways towards economic and social integration.

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July 1 deadline

Best Buddies-Vrais Copains Canada, as lead organization on this collaborative
$98,500 over three years to increase inclusion and acceptance of children with intellectual disabilities in schools by hiring staff to start new chapters of the Best Buddies friendship program in 15 to 20 elementary schools in the Hamilton region.

Catholic Youth Organization, Diocese of Hamilton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$73,000 over three years to hire a community program coordinator to increase awareness and usage of Marydale Park in Hamilton, which will provide barrier-free recreational opportunities for children, adults and seniors. The park's pool, Snozelen room, accessible trails and accessible fishing will greatly increase the recreational opportunities of those facing a variety of barriers.

Community Information Hamilton
$122,500 over two years to increase awareness of this information resource and database of local programs and services by hiring an outreach coordinator and refining the website.

Dundas Art and Craft Association/Carnegie Gallery
$40,700 over two years to hire an administrative support person to update policies and procedures and support existing staff in order to increase the number of gallery visits and sales.

Faith & The Common Good/La foi et le bien commun, as lead organization on this collaborative
$92,000 over three years to engage 20 faith communities in Hamilton in greening activities, recruit 20 green facilitators and undertake 50 green actions and 60 green events to promote sustainable food and engage youth in environmental issues.

Hamilton Aquatic Water Polo Club
$58,000 over two years to increase the capacity of the club by funding a full-time assistant coach to work with 169 child and teen athletes in both recreational and competitive programming. The support also includes governance training for the club's board of directors.

Hamilton Hammerheads Athletic Club
$138,300 over three years to increase the number of children participating in cycling and triathlon programs by promoting the benefits of cycling and running at community events and at local schools.

Leander Boat Club of Hamilton
$58,600 over one year to replace an emergency boat, motor and other equipment lost during an unanticipated storm that will allow the club to maintain rowing programs for 550 members including 200 youth.

Mission Services Hamilton Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$222,600 over three years to divert 300 people with addictions from the prison system into supported opportunities for treatment, housing and employment.

Rygiel Supports for Community Living, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,500 over two years to expand the community's capacity to respond to the needs of individuals with fetal alcohol syndrome and their families by training staff from various Hamilton community agencies and certifying them as trainers.

St. Joseph Immigrant Women's Centre
$24,000 over one year to support a community coordinator to develop and implement local programming in this Hamilton West Mountain neighbourhood.

T.E.A.D. Equestrian Association for the Disabled
$33,400 over one year to increase volunteer capacity of this Mount Hope organization by expanding to full-time a part-time volunteer/event Coordinator position, making safety and hygiene improvements to a washroom and replacing a ramp to ensure easy access to a building for 120 children and adults with disabilities, staff and 200 volunteers.

The Hamilton Waterfront Trust
$72,600 over one year to buy 200 ice skates, 200 roller skates, 200 helmets, and 200 sets of protective padding to make year-round physical activity accessible to more children in the north end and broader Hamilton community. A learn to skate program for 100 youth will also be introduced.

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March 1 deadline

Ancaster Information Centre & Community Services Inc.
$64,600 over two years to hire an outreach coordinator to develop partnerships, provide faster referrals to local services and support low-income seniors living in Ancaster and surrounding area.

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.

Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
$46,400 over one year to engage 200 volunteers in staging the September 2011 Canadian Country Music Week in Hamilton. Funds will also be used to promote local musicians and hold educational seminars detailing opportunities within the music industry.

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
$8,700 over one year to purchase equipment to be used in the construction of affordable housing in Hamilton.

Hamilton Aquatic Club
$32,400 over six months to provide scoring equipment for this competitive swimming program.

Hamilton Follies Inc.
$25,600 over one year to assist with moving costs, communicating the move and new ticketing system/computers/software as part of the relocation of the Geritol Follies to more affordable office and performance space.

Hamilton Naval Veterans' Association
$4,000 over one year to purchase sound equipment that will enhance community space and encourage outreach to new and existing members in East Hamilton.

Jeunesse Universelle en Action, as lead organization on this collaborative
$27,000 over one year to operate a bilingual soccer tournament and a Francophone basketball tournament that will bring individuals together from various ethno-cultural communities in Hamilton. Other arts and culture activities for youth will also be developed.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area, as lead organization on this collaborative
$17,500 over one year to produce a resource binder that will help organizations sustain restorative justice circles and training. Funds will also facilitate a workshop to share the model and findings with partner organizations in the community.

Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$7,500 over one year to support Open Streets, an initiative that promotes active lifestyles and alternative forms of transportation in downtown Hamilton. The initiative will temporarily transform a section of James Street into a vehicle-free park for 7,500 pedestrians, cyclists and their families.

Rotary Club of Hamilton Sunset/Telling Tales
$28,000 to promote and sustain the Telling Tales Literary Festival which attracts over 5,000 people to its storytelling events each year.

Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to facilitate a broad community consultation process which will provide information, identify gaps and make recommendations for a responsive settlement service system in Hamilton. The process will engage newcomers, service providers, funders and policy makers.

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
$130,800 over two years to expand partnerships, available resources and provide suicide prevention training to 600 front-line workers, parents, volunteers and social service providers.

The Voluntary Action Centre of Hamilton and District Inc.
$32,100 over one year to equip staff with computers, office equipment and a promotional plan to recruit more volunteers and match them with community volunteer opportunities.

Theatre Aquarius Inc.
$150,000 over one year to repair and replace old windows in the Dofasco Centre for the Arts in Hamilton. The upgrades will reduce the ecological footprint and energy costs and enhance the theatre experience for more than 130,000 patrons.

Young Starters Development
$5,000 over one year to pilot a summer basketball and athletic conditioning program on Hamilton mountain for 50 youth. Funding will support sports equipment purchases, permits and insurance.

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