Northwestern

2011-2012

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November 1 deadline

Federation of Ontario Naturalists, as lead organization on this collaborative
$132,600 over two years to hire a coordinator and provide resources for education, outreach and effective land-use planning to help maintain forest food systems for communities in northwestern Ontario.

Handicapped Action Group Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$125,000 over two years to create a documentary film that will be used as a community development and youth suicide prevention tool. It will help increase awareness about issues and challenges faced by people with disabilities in remote First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario.

Kenora Association for Community Living
$29,500 over one year to create an accessible community gardening space and expand existing gardening programs. This will help increase opportunities for participation for people with disabilities and residents in the community.

Muskrat Dam First Nation
$61,400 over one year to purchase fitness, security and communication equipment for the community centre. This will help increase participation in a healthy lifestyle for residents of this remote First Nation community.

NW ON - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 - Kenora
$89,500 over one year to install a new air exchange system in the facility. This will help create a safer and well-maintained community space for recreation and leisure activities in the Kenora area.

Ontario Trails Council Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$41,000 over one year to hire a project coordinator for the development of a business plan for the Kinghorn Trail project. The plan will help ensure a community tourism and economic development focus as well as multi-use recreation opportunities for residents and visitors.

Rafiki Youth Choir
$21,600 over one year to purchase musical instruments and create a secure storage space. The instruments will become an integral part of the music education of the choristers and help increase programming in the community and region.

The Corporation of the Township of Red Rock
$110,000 over one year to purchase and install a splash pad at the waterfront park. The equipment will help provide safe summer outdoor activities for residents and visitors in the community.

The Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Club
$28,400 over one year to purchase new equipment that will help increase safety and instruction techniques for swimmers in the Fort Frances area. The equipment will also be used by the municipality to support learn to swim programs.

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July 1 deadline

Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay
$120,000 over three years to hire a co-ordinator who will implement a three-year strategic plan, develop partnerships and refocus the fund-development program on planned giving. This will help the organization increase revenue and improve service delivery to people with Alzheimer's and their families in the region.

Dryden Native Friendship Centre
$120,000 to purchase security equipment and conduct renovations to the facility's entrance and washrooms. This will help ensure the organization's newly acquired building is safer and more accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

Dryden Ukrainian Literary Society
$13,700 over one year to install a new roof and ceiling tiles in the facility, which will improve its safety and comfort so this volunteer-run organization can continue to showcase and celebrate Ukrainian culture in the community and area.

Environment North, as lead organization on this collaborative
$25,000 over two years to hire a co-ordinator who will provide an environmental film-and-discussion program. This will help increase awareness and public engagement in environmental initiatives in the Thunder Bay region.

Fort Frances Curling Club
$15,800 over one year to install energy-efficient light fixtures in the ice surface area. This will help create a safer and well-maintained facility for the continued provision of curling activities in the community.

Fort Severn First Nation
$15,000 over one year to renovate the existing baseball diamond with new fences, backstops and grass. This will help provide a safer and better-maintained outdoor recreation space for people of all ages and abilities in the community.

Kee-Way-Win First Nation
$15,000 over one year to purchase canoes and camping equipment that will be used to provide youth with a safe and culturally appropriate learning experience on traditional lands.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation
$11,800 over one year to purchase integrated-management software, which will improve record management and efficiency so that more timely and accurate donor reports can be produced. This will help increase the capacity of the organization to raise funds that support community groups and organizations in the region.

Kenora Swimming Club
$26,200 over one year to purchase equipment and promote swimming as a healthy lifestyle activity for people of all ages and abilities in the community.

Kingfisher Lake First Nation
$150,000 over one year to prepare and install synthetic ice in a regulation-size arena. This will help create active-living opportunities throughout the year for community members of all ages.

Lakehead Social Planning Council, as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to hire a co-ordinator to develop and implement an awareness campaign, tool-kits and education modules to help make Thunder Bay more age friendly. This will help create physical and social environments in the community that support older adults to age actively, maintain good health and participate fully in society.

North Spirit Lake First Nation
$15,000 over one year to purchase camping equipment for youth-leadership training programs on the First Nation's traditional lands. Activities will be planned and designed to preserve culture and reunite youth with the land.

Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
$12,500 over one year to purchase software and digitization equipment. These improved tools will help create a more efficient and accessible collection of museum records for volunteers, staff and the public to use and enjoy.

Pikangikum First Nation
$10,000 over one year to purchase equipment and help cover operating costs for girls-and-boys hockey programs in this remote First Nation community. The initiative will help increase physical fitness and self-confidence among youth aged 13 to 16 years.

Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Thunder Bay
$11,500 over one year to produce a French-language version of an educational and awareness DVD about prostate cancer and its effect on relationships. The tool will be used to facilitate discussions about prostate cancer for Francophone men and their families.

The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Inc.
$106,000 over two years to hire a community resource officer who will enhance outreach initiatives, develop new resources and co-ordinate a new travelling exhibit. This will help increase awareness about the museum's programs and services for people of all ages in the community and region.

Town of Rainy River
$15,000 over one year to purchase and install new shelving and a checkout desk in the library. This will help improve service for people of all ages and abilities in the community.

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March 1 deadline

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
$16,000 over one year to host education symposia in Thunder Bay and Timmins. These events will provide information that will help increase awareness and understanding of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for people of all ages and abilities.

Kenora Curling Club
$76,000 over one year to install a new roof and boiler system to upgrade the facility. Improvements will help ensure the continued provision of curling for people of all ages and abilities in the community.

Lac Seul First Nation
$84,000 over one year to establish a community radio station that will provide an effective communication tool for all residents. It will also help to promote and preserve the Ojibway language and culture.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
$15,000 to purchase a boat and safety equipment to conduct biological, cultural and recreational inventories on the Wilson Island archipelago in Lake Superior. The work will help raise awareness of the islands' ecological significance with local residents and visitors.

Our Kids Count of Thunder Bay, Inc.
$100,000 over one year to renovate the organization's facility. Upgrades will help to make it barrier-free and enable the organization to implement a community kitchen project in the Ogden East End neighbourhood for children and families with low incomes.

Red Lake District Adult Learning Centre
$27,800 over one year to hire part-time staff and purchase materials for a pilot project to adapt and implement a precision reading program for adult learners. The program will assist participants in achieving academic and employment goals.

REGIONAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATION OF NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO
$150,000 over one year to install a new, energy efficient roof on the Family Food Centre. This will help ensure continued service provision for 28 food banks and feeding programs in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario.

The Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art
$15,000 over one year to install a sound system in the Gallery to meet the needs of growing audiences at public events like exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, and school tours.

Thunder Bay Emergency Shelter Inc.
$150,000 over two years to hire support staff for a provisional housing pilot project that focuses on improving the lives of people who are homeless chronic alcoholics.

Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association
$75,000 over one year to equip and renovate the newly acquired gym facility. These improvements will help ensure a safer and well-maintained space for people of all ages and abilities to participate in a range of gymnastic activities.

Town of Rainy River, as lead organization on this collaborative
$65,000 over one year to develop multi-use recreation trails that will help to encourage and promote active living opportunities for residents and visitors in the community.

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