Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin
$55,500 over two years to hire a part time staff person who will work with the board and fund development committee on diversifying their funding base and strengthening the organization's ability to respond to community need for service.
Boys and Girls Club of London, as lead organization on this collaborative
$137,400 over one year to expand a youth employment initiative into three neighbourhoods in London. The initiative uses a neighbourhood driven model where community leaders work with service providers to engage the community, identify priorities, plan services and outcomes. Youth will be trained in business development skills or in employment readiness skills.
Children's Aid Society of Oxford County, as lead organization on this collaborative
$113,200 over two years to hire a coordinator to establish an active and sustainable Social Planning Council that will identify and address social issues facing residents of Oxford.
CMHA, Elgin, as lead organization on this collaborative
$135,100 over one year to contribute to the overall cost of upgrading a building which will become a transitional home for men. This project addresses an identified need from the St. Thomas-Elgin Housing study that demonstrated a gap in service for homeless men.
Friends of Ye Olde Towne Hall
$23,600 over one year to renovate the floors, chimney, eavestroughs, insulation, and install a new doorway/vestibule, enhancing the safety, accessibility and integrity of this designated heritage building in the Township of Ailsa Craig.
Future Possibilities Canada Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$140,000 over two years to develop and implement a leadership program called Ready, Set, Goal! and Ready, Set, Action! targeting children aged eight to 14. This program will help to grow more community leaders and promote 'possibility thinking' with kids and families in South London communities.
Home County Folk League
$54,500 over two years to strengthen this London based organization by recruiting new volunteer leaders, supporting succession planning, diversifying their funding base, and centralizing information and knowledge management systems.
London Anti-Bullying Coalition
$45,000 over one year to hire program staff and an organizational consultant to develop and implement a sustainability plan so that the coalition can continue to help London area children who have been bullied.
London Family Court Clinic Incorporated, as lead organization on this collaborative
$140,300 over two years to develop and implement a Virtual Assessment Clinic and build the collective capacity of 13 health, educational and social service organizations who have joined forces to identify, assess and treat children affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in London-Middlesex.
London Fencing Club
$4,200 over one year to provide masks, jackets, chest protectors, Epees and gloves to help the club replace its aging equipment. This will help keep the sport of fencing accessible to targeted children and youth.
London-Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council, as lead organization on this collaborative
$74,200 over two years to implement a suicide prevention strategy to increase the sector's capacity to deal with this tragic social issue. Funding is for a part-time coordinator and for associated project costs providing public awareness, community education, and front-line staff training in regards to suicide risk and prevention.
London-Western Track & Field Club
$39,500 over one year to buy new equipment and implement a training program to help expand the knowledge base of the coaching/officiating staff and further expand the capacity of the club to attract more athletes.
$150,000 over two years to provide transitional funding for salaries and operating costs to help this marketing organization further develop its tourism business. This will help ensure that Middlesex County with its eight municipalities are recognized as a preferred destination on par with others in the region.
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
$145,200 over two years to hire a campaign coordinator to build the capacity of the organization to raise capital funds for this London museum. Funds are needed to replace the roof and make necessary capital improvements to the building and the adjacent archeological site.
Norfolk Arts Culture & Heritage Alliance, as lead organization on this collaborative
$40,000 to build opportunities for increased arts tourism to Brant, Norfolk, Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex Counties through support for the 2012 Arts Country catalogue and website. Funding will be used for updating and printing the catalogue, with the expectation that in 2013 the project will be self-sustaining through advertising and other revenues.
Rotary Club of Strathroy Incorporated
$40,000 over one year to install a new splash pad in Alexandra Park that will provide children and families access to free recreational opportunities.
Thames Talbot Land Trust
$88,700 over two years to hire a fund development and communications coordinator and help the organization implement their strategic plan to increase donor base and membership levels.
Thamesford Lawn Bowling Club Inc.
$8,600 over one year to increase community participation in lawn bowling and improve the community club by providing effective de-thatching equipment, new green boards and protective mats for the greens.
The Southdale Chaplaincy Incorporated, as lead organization on this collaborative
$65,500 over one year to upgrade the basketball court area in the public housing complex at Southdale and make a new winter ice rink available to the children of this town which has very few sports and recreational facilities.
Tillsonburg Curling Club
$87,400 over one year to increase community participation of all ages in curling by updating the facility's doors, windows, insulation and making the club more energy efficient, allowing for a better ice surface/facility for a longer period of time.
Township of Blandford - Blenheim, as lead organization on this collaborative
$55,000 over one year to increase community participation in recreational activities at Drumbo Park by installing new fencing and seating at the ball diamond and soccer fields.
Trinity Anglican Church
$15,000 over six months to purchase and install an industrial dishwasher and handwashing station in order to increase the safety of food handling and to support the organization in delivering new food security programs.
United Way of Oxford
$21,800 over one year to increase engagement of the community and donors by supporting the purchase, data conversion, training and implementation of a new database system.
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, as lead organization on this collaborative
$43,500 over one year to support the collaborative in the initiation and development of a community based strategy for the Cedar Creek Watershed with the goal of restoring its environmental health.
Village of Newbury
$15,000 over one year to upgrade the baseball park with the installation of a storage shed and new lighting equipment. The upgrades will help attract more players and expand the park operating hours.
Violence Against Women, Services Elgin County
$35,000 over one year to hire a staff person who will support the organization's leadership volunteers in raising funds for the construction of a new women's shelter. A new shelter will address the issue of overcrowding in the existing, aging building.
Woodstock Moose Lodge # 1141
$54,700 over one year to repair the roof and increase energy efficiency of the lodge in order to provide an improved community gathering space for groups and members of all ages.
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Cambodian Outreach Resources and Education Inc.
$36,500 over three years to increase awareness and understanding of Cambodian culture and traditions. Funding would help implement a Cambodian Heritage program targeting youth.
Centre d'acquisition des compétences et des talents des immigrants francophones de l'Ontario
$15,000 over one year to provide board development training to the organization's leadership on the sound governance of not-for-profit organizations. The grant will increase their capacity to deliver services more effectively to the diverse Francophone communities in London and surrounding areas.
Cercle des copains de London
$30,000 over two years to help expand and maintain the recreational, social and cultural programming targeting Francophone seniors in London and surrounding areas. The Cercle is the only organization in the region serving Francophone seniors.
Colombo Club of Oxford
$30,000 over six months to maintain community access to this hall in Beachville by constructing barrier free washrooms and replacing the range hood in the kitchen. These improvements will maintain the safety of the facility and increase access for seniors and people with disabilities.
Corbett Community Centre Inc
$55,000 over one year to make the Centre fully accessible by installing a wheel chair ramp and renovating the bathrooms.
Elgin International Club
$20,000 over nine months to replace the heating and cooling system of this rural community centre between Rodney and West Lorne. This will allow them to save costs on maintenance and to reduce their energy consumption.
Elgin-St. Thomas Housing Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$91,500 over two years to bring stability to programs offered at the community space within the Fairview Housing Complex through the introduction of a part time project coordinator and for some supplies for programs like slow cooking, teen food preparation and children's recreation.
Growing Chefs! Ontario
$125,800 over two years to help expand the delivery of programming to schools and community organizations serving youth in London and to facilitate the growth and sustainability of the organization through community partnerships and developmental opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity London Inc.
$75,000 over one year to make leasehold improvements that would help move all their administrative operations to a centralized hub. The move would improve their capacity to deliver services and training more effectively and efficiently.
Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Parish of London
$33,300 over one year to renovate the kitchen, bathrooms and roof of the facility providing a safer and fully functional community centre for the Romanian community.
Ingersoll Lions Club
$62,000 over one year to maintain access to this community building which is shared with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and area. The club will undertake exterior upgrades, replace the roof, add insulation and replace aging furnaces. These improvements will reduce operating costs for both groups and will address water damage issues, thereby ensuring that the building continues to be available for future community events.
Kinsmen Club of Aylmer, as lead organization on this collaborative
$39,600 over eight months to create the opportunity for unstructured play activity at Springwater Conservation Area through the installation of a new playground structure.
London and District Distress Centre Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,000 over two years to support salary and project-related costs to develop a shared training program for different helplines in London-Middlesex and neighbouring counties. This initiative will help streamline the training programs provided to helpline staff and volunteers.
London Badger Baseball Inc.
$40,000 over one year to build an outdoor batting cage that will support the development of sport skills of youth in the area.
London Marconi Club
$100,000 to renovate and upgrade the facilities with a new roof, HVAC system and kitchen equipment, making the club fully functional and safe for the enjoyment of all its users.
London Ringette Association Inc.
$30,000 over two years to help the Association successfully host the World Under 19 Ringette Championships. Funds will support promotion of the event, recruitment and training of volunteers, development of players, coaches, parents and volunteers through clinics.
Melbourne Agricultural Society
$15,100 to replace kitchen equipment with more energy efficient and safer appliances to allow the Society to continue to host community events.
Norwich Optimist Club
$75,000 over one year to increase recreational opportunities for families in Norwich and surrounding rural areas through the construction of a wheelchair accessible splash pad in Harold Bishop Park.
Pearce Williams United Church Christian Centre
$78,600 over one year to develop their World Camp programming to raise awareness of poverty, environmental impacts and of food production. This will be available through their summer camp programs and as standalone offerings. Increasing the use of their facilities with increased programming would add to their revenue stream and allow them to continue to upgrade their facilities.
Princeton Pastoral Charge/Etonia United Church
$4,200 over six months to maintain community access to this well-used hall located between Princeton and Paris by replacing seven windows with more energy efficient models.
Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario)
$40,000 over one year to support salary and project costs to help coordinate and support the Francophone sector in Thames Valley. The grant will help accomplish the development of a five-year strategic plan for the Francophone community and help all organizations involved work on a shared vision and common goals.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 422 - Ailsa Craig
$14,800 over one year to renovate the roof and provide a safer and fully functional recreational facility.
S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. LONDON CHAPTER
$20,000 over one year to buy new equipment that will help the Chapter present more Barbershop quartet performances and for advertising promotion costs. This will help increase the service delivery capacity of the organization and allow them to successfully implement a new community outreach program targeting students and seniors.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul London Deanery Particular Council
$50,000 over one year to purchase a new pick up and delivery truck and help ensure that their clientele is receiving the needed donated items.
St. Clair Region Conservation Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$173,400 over three years to engage the community to improve ecosystem health by strategically restoring wildlife habitat in the Upper Sydenham River watershed and Strathroy-Caradoc sand plain, a 160,000-acre area located in Middlesex and Lambton Counties.
The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$24,500 over one year to engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region.
Township of Southwold
$15,000 over nine months to increase recreational options in Southwold by installing a cement pad which will be used as an ice rink in the winter and a skate park in the summer.
Township of Zorra
$54,200 over one year to increase access to the Thamesford pool for seniors and people with disabilities by creating a wheelchair accessible washroom and change area, and adding an easier entry point to the pool. Additional upgrades to the change rooms and wiring will increase safety at this well-used community facility.
Woodstock Badminton Club
$75,000 over one year to maintain community access to high quality recreational and competitive badminton in Woodstock and surrounding areas by contributing to roof replacement and exterior brick repair costs. These repairs will stop water leaks at the facility and provide a safe playing surface for the Club's 2,000 users.
At^lohsa Native Family Healing Services Inc.
$150,000 over two years to provide staffing and programming costs for a holistic lodge that will strive to meet the needs of vulnerable Aboriginal youth in the city of London.
Canadian Polish Congress - London District Inc.
$13,000 to help successfully organize the second edition of the popular Polish Festival. This grant will fund for stage, lighting, tents and advertising costs, and help increase participation levels in Polish cultural events.
Carrefour des Femmes du Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario, as lead organization on this collaborative
$32,000 over two years to support program expenses of the "Étincelle" project over three years which will provide entrepreneurship training to 90 francophone women in Southwestern Ontario.
Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association
$55,200 over two years to help the Association move its office to a more central location and to support the implementation of a development program for referees, coaches and players. The new program will enhance the skills levels of all participants in the program.
Elgin Stewardship Council
$84,600 over three years to coordinate the completion of 12 land restoration projects throughout Elgin County resulting in more than125 acres being restored. These projects will increase public awareness of the importance of stewardship.
Elgin-St. Thomas United Way Services
$38,300 over one year to change the grant making culture and processes in order to increase the impact of their grants to achieve outcomes consistent with community priorities. Funds will be used to hire a consultant to guide the planning process.
Forest Edge Community Club
$15,000 over one year to upgrade the water-quality management system and improve the overall condition, safety, and serviceability of the pool and facilities for the enjoyment of all members.
Ingersoll Figure Skating Club
$18,000 over one year to purchase a new speaker system, lap top computer and shelving to assist the organization to deliver quality programs to children and youth.
London Community Players
$71,000 over two years to present a workshop series for young people that is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to arts and culture. This youth engagement project will encourage youth who feel marginalized by traditional arts and culture organizations, to participate and get involved in local arts and cultural programs and services.
London Jewish Federation/London Jewish Community Village
$50,000 over one year to upgrade the facilities with automated doors and new electrical and lighting systems that would help the organizations be fully accessible and safer for the enjoyment of its users.
London Optimist Sports Centre
$95,000 to help equip a new 100,000 square foot multisports facility open to all community members. This will lead to more community participation in sports and living a healthier lifestyle.
Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, as lead organization on this collaborative
$120,000 over two years to implement phase II of the Safe Integration Project that aims to enhance the cultural competency of mainstream social and protection service providers. This project will help them develop and conduct culturally appropriate family violence intervention and support programs targeting Muslim families in the Middlesex region.
Oxford County Trails Council
$42,500 over one year to complete an environmental assessment on an ecologically sensitive area of Beachville which must be done before the organization can continue with the next phase of trail development.
Oxford Historical Society
$95,200 to bring to life the social impact of the War of 1812 to residents along the western corridor of Southern Ontario, from Hamilton to Halton Hills, Elgin, Norfolk and Haldimand Counties. The funding will support a Grand River Travelling exhibit, the creation of a GPS mobile phone app, and a map of the 1812 Discovery Trail.
Pathways Skills Development and Placement Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$70,000 over one year to ensure the preservation and restoration of the Red Antiquities Building, which has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 410 - Last Post, Port Stanley
$49,700 over six months to fully upgrade the kitchen to ensure that it meets all health standards and increases its functionality.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 495 - Beachville
$20,300 over one year to upgrade the foundation, replace the air conditioning unit and the front door on this well used facility that is a designated emergency centre for the town.
South Caradoc United Church
$13,900 over one year to renovate the community centre in this rural area and make the facility safer and more enjoyable for the whole community.
South-West Oxford Township
$7,000 to install a new ramp on the exterior of the community hall in Folden, Ontario in order to meet accessibility standards of the Ontario Building Code. The hall is a well used facility in a community with a growing seniors population.
St. Joseph's - Hospice of London
$58,000 over two years to hire fundraising staff who would help increase support to the Hospice from the community.
Tait's Corners Community Club
$72,900 over one year to renovate the community centre in the rural township of Ekfrid and make it fully accessible, functional and safe for the enjoyment of all community members.
United Way of Oxford, as lead organization on this collaborative
$41,000 over one year to create a Master Aging Plan for Oxford County which will support the community and not-for-profit sector in identifying key priority areas of need. The workplan will provide clear direction and recommendations on how to move the community forward in planning for the County's aging population.
WIL Counselling and Training for Employment, as lead organization on this collaborative
$79,800 over two years to help prepare newcomers for volunteering and enhanced employment potential. This new program will help foster a stronger, more inclusive and diverse volunteer community in London.
Woodstock Minor Hockey Association Inc.
$13,600 over one year to replace goalie equipment and first aid kits in order to ensure the safety of children participating in the sport.