Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound & Timiskaming


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November 1 deadline

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District
$105,000 over two years to hire a project coordinator to launch a cooking and nutrition program for low-income youth at risk aged 8 to 17. The project will offer a series of nutrition and health sessions to educate participants about the value of food and nutrition and the impact of making proper food choices on their overall well-being.

Community Living Parry Sound, as lead organization on this collaborative
$117,500 over two years to hire a project coordinator to assist in the delivery of family retreats, symposiums and Internet cafes for families in Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound. These activities will empower family members of people with developmental disabilities to create action plans leading to social inclusion and more valued participation in community life.

Georgian Bay Coast Trail Inc.
$26,800 over one year to develop a business plan and carry out a marketing plan to guide the board of directors in carrying out and promoting its mandate for sustainable ecotourism and to build the long-term sustainability of the organization.

Municipality of Callander
$40,700 over one year to install a sub-drain system, repair the fence posts, boards and rink surface at the Bill Barber Complex. These repairs will solve a frost heave issue and help to ensure individuals and groups continue to have access to this multipurpose four-season outdoor rink facility for years to come.

Muskoka Community Foundation
$94,000 over four years to hire an executive director and support marketing and promotion costs. This will help to ensure that the Foundation can reach fundraising targets that will allow it to support more local individuals and organizations and help to build long-term sustainability for its core operations.

Nipissing Arts Council
$71,200 over three years to hire a coordinator to implement the Nipissing Educational Arts Partnership Program. This initiative will offer professional development opportunities to local artists and arts organizations and help them build their capacity to succeed.

The Local Services Board of King-Lebel
$71,600 over one year to install new siding, insulation and drywall to the community centre and equip the kitchen with a new stove and refrigerator. These upgrades will help the organization to provide an improved space for a range of social and recreational activities. A new computer system for office use will assist the board to carry out its administrative duties more efficiently.

Town of Englehart
$55,000 over one year to replace the shingles and air conditioners at the Englehart and Area Historical Museum. These upgrades will help to ensure that the museum's artifacts can continue to be well-protected and preserved.

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July 1 deadline

Aanmitaagzi Storymakers
$60,000 over three years to broaden the skills and profiles of local First-Nation and regional artists by offering a series of professional workshops in dance, song creation, theatre and comedy, and visual and media arts. Local artists' works-in-progress will be showcased to the community annually and a professional performance called Dances of Resistance produced.

Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake
$149,200 over one year to develop local parkland space and refurbish existing playground areas within the municipality. Families who visit O’Meara Park, Kinross Park, Second Street and Queen East areas will then be able to enjoy safe, modern playgrounds for years to come.

Habitat for Humanity Muskoka
$119,200 over three months to support the start-up costs of establishing a ReStore in Huntsville, including purchasing a new delivery truck and forklift. This will help the organization meet the demand for services in outlying areas, enable it to continue diverting waste from landfill sites and provide volunteer opportunities for local residents.

Municipality of McDougall
$11,000 over one year to install a sound system, bleachers and benches around the facility and purchase an ice edger to improve ice quality during the winter. These additions will complete the municipality's recreation complex plan and support a wide variety of sport and recreation activities for people of all ages.

One Kids Place Children's Medical Treatment Centre of North East Ontario, as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,200 over three years to hire a volunteer co-ordinator who will assist a partnership of organizations serving children and youth in Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound. More volunteers will then be recruited, trained and placed so that the organization and its partners will be able to enhance the services offered to all their clients.

Porcupine United Way
$117,300 over two years to hire a community liaison manager who will work with local volunteers to provide programs that will improve the quality of life for residents of eight smaller communities in Northern Ontario. Community needs will be identified and strategies developed to bring funding and resources together to address the issues.

Strong Agricultural Society
$19,300 over one year to upgrade buildings at the organization's fairgrounds in Sundridge. The poultry building will receive a new roof and paint, and a hog barn will be converted to a museum for agricultural artifacts to be stored and publicly displayed, giving visitors and community members, especially youth, an opportunity to learn more about local heritage.

The Gathering Place, North Bay's Community Soup Kitchen
$58,200 over two years to establish a fully functional garden space that will provide the soup kitchen and its users with fresh, local produce. This will provide health benefits to patrons, volunteer opportunities for community members and cost savings to the organization itself.

Town of Kearney
$22,800 over one year to make renovations to the community centre's kitchen. New appliances, flooring, sinks and cupboards will help to ensure that the kitchen meets health and safety standards so it can continue to be used by community groups and individuals for years to come.

Township of Georgian Bay
$58,000 over one year to purchase portable stage units. This equipment will be available to support and help grow community events, festivals and celebrations in Port Severn, Honey Harbour and MacTier, while attracting more performers, stagers and musicians and saving the cost of rental fees.

United Way/Centraide Sudbury and/et district
$103,500 over two years to obtain an office location and hire staff in North Bay in order to establish a United Way presence in the community. The organization's programs and services, including grants, will then be available to a greater number of local not-for-profit agencies and their volunteers.

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March 1 deadline

Anciens de Franco-Cité
$46,000 over two years to hire a project coordinator in order to offer French-language cultural programs in West Nipissing. This programming will foster and support the emergence of a vibrant Francophone arts and culture sector in the municipality.

Autism Ontario - North Bay & Area Chapter
$57,900 over two years to hire a manager of chapter development who will work with the Local Chapter Leadership Council to establish a formal presence in North Bay. The manager will promote and expand programming and increase membership and fundraising levels. As a result, the social and recreational needs of local people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be better served.

Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums
$32,000 over one year to purchase 16 sets of uniforms. This will help the organization to recruit new members, including youth, increase its fundraising capacity and have a more professional appearance when performing traditional highland music at local community events.

Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club
$74,400 over one year to replace this North Bay club's outdated snowmaking equipment. This new, efficient equipment will decrease power and water consumption and allow snowmaking to begin earlier in the season. This will extend the season for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities and will generate more revenue for the ongoing operational costs of the organization.

Literacy Alliance of West Nipissing
$33,200 over one year to deliver Protecting Tomorrow, an after-school program that will provide youth aged 9 to 18 with an opportunity to strengthen their life skills and improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills. This project will help participants succeed in their studies and better prepare them for their school-to-work transition.

Municipality of Powassan
$64,600 to replace the refrigeration plant's brine header and compressor at the Trout Creek Community Centre. The improved infrastructure will help ensure this busy arena can continue to provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in recreational activities such as organized hockey, family fun hockey, children’s drop-in shinny hockey and free public skating.

Municipality of West Nipissing
$52,200 over one year to install a splash park in Verner's playground. This new feature will provide additional recreation opportunities for children and youth in this small community.

Muskoka Parry Sound Community Mental Health Service
$60,000 over one year to develop and pilot a recreation-based wellness program for local mental health clients. This research and evaluation project will help to establish the feasibility of introducing new programming that improves mental health through increased physical activity.

Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth
$79,200 over two years to hire a part-time community placement coordinator and a part-time fundraising coordinator for PADDLE, a learning program for adults with special needs. The organization will be better equipped to help participants identify and obtain meaningful employment and volunteer experiences in the community. Its improved financial situation will help ensure the program's sustainability.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 415 - Northern Memorial, Port Loring
$4,500 to install a ramp and improve drainage to the building. These upgrades will ensure people of all ages and abilities can access this busy community centre to participate in a variety of recreation and social events and activities.

Town of Bracebridge
$11,300 over one year to implement a local Living History project, whereby local seniors of all walks of life will be interviewed and given an opportunity to share their life experiences. These living histories will be recorded and published in CD format and become a permanent record in the Local History Collection at the Bracebridge Public Library.

Town of Huntsville, as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over two years to hire a volunteer coordinator to assist with the development of a volunteer portal to register, track and match volunteers to opportunities within Huntsville and Lake of Bays' not-for-profit organizations. Volunteers will participate in a number of training initiatives, honing their skills and better preparing themselves for the many volunteer opportunities available in the area.

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