Niagara

2011-2012

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November 1 deadline

Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, as lead organization on this collaborative
$15,000 over two years to develop Niagara-specific, bilingual pamphlets and information cards about elder abuse to encourage the community to openly discuss and address the issue of abuse toward older adults.

Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter
$75,200 over two years to hire a volunteer and communications coordinator to develop and implement a long-term, sustainable plan to enhance services and build relationships with families and community stakeholders.

Chippawa Public Docks Committee
$15,000 over one year to renovate the current public dock to provide access to water for visitors, mooring for boats, enhanced safety for swimmers, an area for emergency services and a fixed dock platform for those with limited accessibility. The renovations will make the Welland River more accessible to all.

Commonplace Eco-Village Project Niagara
$50,000 over one year to hire a program coordinator to research, document and analyze a co-generation energy system being used at the Niagara Falls Eco Village. This will demonstrate how using green energy can support the provision of affordable housing.

Community Artists Niagara
$9,000 over one year to provide staffing support for this venue for professional artists in Niagara Falls. Community artists will deliver workshops in visual arts, music and theatre programs and offer a monthly artist-in-residence program in Niagara Falls.

Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold
$95,400 over two years to establish an identification clinic to assist some 1,500 individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and those with no or low income to obtain the personal identification required to find employment and access community services in Niagara.

Early Childhood Community Development Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$70,100 over one year to develop new educational tools that can be used to bring teachers, families, caregivers and the community together to help very young learners thrive. The tool will help ensure Niagara children will have meaningful activities planned for them, educators have additional resources to enhance learning, and parents understand the significance of playful learning.

Habitat for Humanity Niagara
$15,000 over one year to purchase and install a new network server and software to help the organization increase its capacity to provide affordable housing to low-income families in need as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. The new technology will also improve donor cultivation and stewardship and advance volunteer development.

Mainstream:An Unsheltered Workshop
$50,600 over two years to hire an IT coordinator to train all staff on the use of a new client data management system, upgrade the organization's information management plan, set up a staff intranet and redesign the website.

neXt Company Theatre
$27,500 over one year to provide cultural and theatrical elements to support the first FINA World Junior Open Water Swim Championship in Welland and the Niagara Open Water Festival and to highlight the region as a sport and cultural event destination.

Niagara Regional Literacy Council
$61,600 over two years to provide administrative and operational services that support literacy and workforce program activities for 225 adult learners in Niagara.

Pelham Soccer Club Inc.
$10,000 over one year to provide this soccer club with appropriate quality equipment, enhancing the performance, experience and satisfaction of its 800 youth players.

Quest Community Health Centre
$75,000 over two years to hire a coordinator to manage and recruit volunteer dental professionals to provide dental services to low income individuals and families in St. Catharines.

Red Roof Retreat
$28,500 over three years to develop a self-sustaining adult day respite program for developmentally challenged individuals with special needs living in Niagara.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 127 - West Lincoln, Grimsby
$45,000 over one year to repair the roof in order to continue providing local organizations with free access to this facility which hosts a wide range of community events.

SOFIFRAN (Solidarité des femmes et familles immigrantes francophones de Niagara/Hamilton)
$75,000 over one year to hire two part-time coordinators to get more Niagara residents interested and participating in local agriculture. Students, young adults, Aboriginal people, newcomers and unemployed individuals will benefit from training workshops in French and English, gain practical experience and increase their skills and knowledge about how to buy or grow local food.

South Niagara Rowing Club
$90,000 over three years to hire a head coach to expand programming, increase participation and upgrade equipment needed to support rowing in South Niagara.

St. Catharines Ladies Softball League
$10,000 over six months to purchase softball training equipment that will enhance skills development in a safe environment.

St. Catharines Rowing club
$18,000 over one year to purchase a trailer for timely and safe transportation of boats and accessories during out-of-town regattas and provide an improved experience for a growing number of recreational and competitive rowers.

Start Me Up Niagara
$101,400 over two years to help provide fresh and nutritious food to vulnerable people in St. Catharines through community gardens and donations from local farmers. This will increase knowledge and skills with food training programs to vulnerable individuals, including those coping with mental illness, living in poverty or the homeless.

The Child Advocacy Centre of Niagara (CACN)
$74,700 over three years to hire a community relations assistant to expand the volunteer support program; deliver the child abuse awareness program to Niagara schools; and establish a provincial Child Advocacy Centre Network.

The Friends of Fort George National Historic Park Inc
$81,300 over two years to hire a special events coordinator to promote cultural heritage, educate and increase understanding of the importance Niagara played in the establishment of Upper Canada in the early 1800's and the War of 1812.

Youth Resources Niagara Inc
$146,700 over two years to provide occupational training and work skills development to youth experiencing difficulty in their academic and personal lives. The youth training will focus on recycling and refurbishing technology equipment in the green employment sector and feature one-on-one mentorship by seniors.

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July 1 deadline

434 (Niagara Peninsula) Wing AFAC
$3,900 over one year to build a display case for historically-significant air force memorabilia and purchase an outdoor canopy to be used to support fundraising, outreach and community events in Pelham and Welland.

Adolescent's Family Support Services of Niagara, as lead organization on this collaborative
$159,500 over three years to provide meaningful employment, economic and social opportunities for youth and families in the Eastdale Cordage neighbourhood of Welland, through the delivery of leadership, recreation, nutrition, dental, literacy and employment programs.

Beachcombers Senior Citizens Association of Crystal Beach
$39,300 over six months to replace flooring throughout this Ridgeway community facility, which supports the delivery of health, social and recreational programs and activities to seniors in Fort Erie.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to support the facilitated discussion, research, stakeholder engagement and development of a plan of action for what a newly-formed, newly-merged big brothers/big sisters agency would look like in South Niagara.

Club Capri, Thorold, Order Sons of Italy of Canada
$75,000 over one year to construct accessible washrooms at this Thorold community facility. This will allow community members of all abilities to engage in the centre's cultural and social events.

Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet
$147,700 over two years to engage youths through a mentoring program to help students transitioning to a new school cope with the demands of new surroundings and responsibilities in Port Colborne. The project will focus on recruiting, training and matching youths with a mentor. Priority will be given to youth at risk and youth with disabilities.

Community Support Services of Niagara, as lead organization on this collaborative
$53,500 over one year to hire a community developer to coordinate the design of a community response plan and an integrated approach to support individuals across Niagara who engage in hoarding. Hoarding behaviour has become a significant health and safety issue and increases the risk of homelessness and social isolation.

Friends of Fort Erie's Creeks, as lead organization on this collaborative
$65,000 over one year to study species at risk and analyze biological and ecological data in order to measure the success of restoration and construction work in the Beaver Creek drainage area located in Fort Erie.

Garden City Productions
$15,000 over one year to purchase a wireless microphone system to improve the sound quality of the performances of this volunteer-operated theatre company in Niagara.

Grimsby Tennis Club
$49,200 over one year to create a modern, safe and accessible playing environment for tennis players in Grimsby by reconstructing two tennis courts, available to club members and the public.

John Howard Society of Niagara
$139,200 over two years to recruit and train volunteers to become mediators for a restorative justice program assisting youth at risk with the law in schools across Niagara. The program is offered in English and French.

Jordan Skating Club
$6,400 over one year to purchase a speaker system to provide music for skater training and special events, and a sound system for arena user groups in Lincoln.

Literacy Link Niagara, as lead organization on this collaborative
$58,800 over one year to establish the One Book One Community program in Niagara which will promote reading, celebrate books, promote Canadian authors and build a sense of community through the shared experience of reading.

Meals-on-Wheels Niagara Falls Ontario Inc.
$14,000 over six months to purchase new computer equipment that will make the organization more efficient, improve communications and delivery of services to the communities of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Niagara Peninsula Community Resource Centre
$15,000 over one year to purchase computers, audio visual equipment and furnishings that will help make the organization more efficient and improve the delivery of training programs to Niagara agencies and communities.

Niagara Sport Commission
$137,000 over three years to enhance the development and delivery of programs for a wide range of sport organizations in Niagara. Benefits will include coaching training to Grade 11 and 12 students, mentoring Grade 6 and 7 students, workshops for members of local sports organizations and a plan to recruit and train volunteers using a new online volunteer database.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Figure Skating Club
$7,700 over one year to purchase equipment to enhance the quality and safety of skater training in the Niagara region. Equipment includes a laptop, CD player, a handheld harness and other fitness equipment that will help young skaters to learn advanced techniques more quickly.

St. Catharines Minor Baseball Association
$14,500 over six months to purchase safety and training equipment in order to increase the number of children and youth playing minor baseball throughout St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The Essential Collective Theatre
$24,300 over one year to fund the artistic director to provide basic support, facilities and services at this St. Catharines theatre company so that the programming can be more artistically accomplished and financially successful. Funding will also support a mentoring program for young artists and allow local actors, directors, writers and designers to practice their craft in their hometown.

The Welland Historical Museum, as lead organization on this collaborative
$52,200 over one year to support the Discovery Passport, a community based learning opportunity for 40,000 children aged 8 to 13 to visit the museum and learn about the history of Niagara and Canada during the period of the War of 1812.

United Way of St. Catharines & District, as lead organization on this collaborative
$225,000 over three years to develop the framework and sustainability model of the Niagara Knowledge Exchange, a community-driven research and planning tool which supports collaborative action in building healthy communities across Niagara Region.

Victim Services Niagara
$2,000 over six months to buy a laptop computer to be used by the client services coordinator, whose primary role is to assist victims of violent crime in Niagara. This organization provides short-term emotional support and practical assistance to victims of crime, tragedy and disasters.

Welland Curling Club
$75,000 over one year to install a high-efficiency heating and cooling system and induction lighting to create an environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient facility for curlers of all ages in Welland.

West Lincoln Historical Society & Archives
$2,000 over one year to create an awareness of the community's heritage by researching and erecting plaques for historically-significant buildings and sites in West Lincoln.

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March 1 deadline

Aiding Dramatic Change in Development, as lead organization on this collaborative
$40,700 over one year to engage in a social development process, using participatory theatre to identify and discuss cultural and social issues affecting newcomer youth, families and seniors in Niagara.

Beamsville Strawberry Festival Association
$15,000 over one year to provide signage and promotional resources to raise the profile of the festival in Lincoln and celebrate the importance of the agricultural sector.

Black Creek Community Association
$75,000 over one year to construct a new roof on the volunteer-operated community facility that offers neighbourhood-based recreational and social programming for youth and adults in Black Creek.

Club Social Inc.
$65,600 over two years to develop a wider range of social, artistic and cultural programs that are more inclusive, accessible and affordable to Francophone youth and newcomers in Niagara Region and to attract more youth and newcomer volunteers.

Epilepsy Niagara
$64,600 over two years to hire a community outreach coordinator to visit area schools, businesses and community agencies to increase public understanding of epilepsy, increase access to services and improve the quality of life of people living with this condition in Niagara.

Fonthill Lions Club Inc.
$10,800 to upgrade kitchen equipment in this community facility, creating a safe, efficient food preparation area that will enhance fundraising opportunities and support community events.

Fort Erie Native Cultural Centre Inc.
$35,000 over one year to install energy efficient lighting and heating units that will save money and make the space more comfortable for those receiving Aboriginal and community programming at the centre.

Holy Trinity Church, Welland
$30,300 over one year to install energy-efficient windows that will reduce operating costs and maintain the community programming offered in this Welland facility.

Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Home of the United Church
$69,000 over one year to purchase a passenger bus that will provide seniors with reliable and accessible transportation to social and recreational activities in St. Catharines and Niagara on the Lake.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 - Merritton, St. Catharines
$75,000 over one year to install a commercial lift and accessible washrooms to allow more people of all abilities to enjoy the community facility in Merritton.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 418 - Polish Veterans, St. Catharines
$59,900 over one year to complete roof repairs needed to ensure ongoing community use of this cultural facility in St. Catharines.

The Corporation of St. George's Anglican Church
$125,000 over one year to renovate the community halls in order to create an accessible, community-friendly space which provide meals, shelter, recreation and meeting space for children, seniors, and homeless people in downtown St. Catharines.

Town of Pelham
$7,000 over one year to engage the community in a strategic planning process to establish the vision, mission and objectives guiding future library services in Pelham.

West Lincoln Community Care
$75,000 over one year to renovate an office and warehouse facility capable of providing food, clothing and furniture to a greater number of individuals and families in need in West Niagara.

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