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Across Languages Translation and Interpretation Service
$24,400 over one year to increase access to public services for newcomers and Ontarians facing language barriers in London and surrounding areas, by purchasing and installing software that will allow them to connect with interpreters and translators.
$157,900 over two years to renovate an industrial unit in Markham to create a workshop and meeting area, resource and multimedia centre, performance stage, art studio, office space and an accessible washroom in order to expand programs offered to youth in the East Asian community.
Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation
$124,600 over one year to renovate the existing community space to bring it up to building code standards so that it may continue to be a gathering space for local residents and their families on this First Nation Reserve in Whitefish. Local youth enrolled in a college building trade program will be paired with the renovators in a mentorship opportunity.
Aundeck-Omni-Kaning First Nation (Ojibways of Sucker Creek)
$500,000 over two years to renovate and build an addition on to a former fish processing plant, transforming the space into a multi-use recreational and cultural centre for this First Nations community on the North Shore of Manitoulin Island. The centre will feature a new gymnasium and include such activities as basketball, soccer, volleyball, zumba, yoga, aerobics, tai chi, traditional crafts, dance and martial arts.
Bharat Sevashram Sangha Satsang Society of Canada
$120,000 over one year to renovate existing community space for arts and physical activity programming in order to better serve South Asian, African and Caribbean community members of Etobicoke, Mississauga and Brampton.
BHAVANI SHANKAR MANDIR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
$250,000 over two years to expand cultural and community programs by building the Brampton Seniors and Youth Recreation Centre serving South Asian, Indo Caribbean and newcomers in Brampton. Funds will be used for the construction of the building’s lower level, which will be used strictly for youth and seniors programming, including classical Khatak dance classes, harmonium classes, vocal classes and yoga.
Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin
$107,100 over six months to create a community kitchen called the Good Food Project of Brampton. The kitchen will provide nutritious and accessible food to many newcomers in the Region of Peel and offer opportunities to learn about, cook and eat healthy food together.
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Foundation
$51,600 over one year to convert the basement of this Scarborough community facility into a into a fully-accessible multi-purpose meeting and programing space.
FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners
$40,000 over one year to purchase a passenger van, agricultural equipment and office equipment to support the environmental education activities provided to various newcomer communities in multiple locations across South-Western Ontario.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community of London & Vicinity
$500,000 over two years to increase the capacity of this organization's cultural and heritage space by building an addition comprised of a lobby, community meeting space, library, cultural display area and administrative offices.
Independent Living Resource Centre Corp.
$132,700 over one year to strengthen the capacity of this organization to serve people with disabilities in Sudbury and surrounding areas by completing roof repairs, asbestos abatement and general renovations to office and programming space.
INTERNATIONAL MUSLIMS ORGANIZATION OF TORONTO
$500,000 over one year to construct and equip an addition for use as a gymnasium for a variety of health, fitness and other programs for youth and adults primarily from African, Middle Eastern and other communities in the Rexdale and Etobicoke areas.
Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Toronto
$107,300 over 10 months to fund renovations to the elevator and washrooms and coffee kitchen area in order to create more accessible and functional space for clients, staff and visitors of this community centre serving people with various types of disabilities in downtown Toronto.
KCWA Family and Social Services
$20,000 over eight months to upgrade computers, phones and IT operating systems so that staff can deliver more efficient social and human services to clients in Toronto's Asian communities.
Korean Senior Citizens Society of Toronto
$296,000 over one year to make the building accessible to Korean seniors and members with health and mobility issues and to enlarge the facility's community space by 1,500 square feet in order to offer more programs and services.
New Circles Community Services
$20,000 over 10 months to purchase new office computer equipment to better serve various ethno-cultural communities in the Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park and Victoria Village neighbourhoods of Toronto. This agency's main service provides new and gently used clothing to men, women and children in need.
Nipissing First Nation
$249,000 over one year to increase the capacity of this community on the shores of Lake Nipissing by building a mixed-use community hall which will be used for a variety of social, educational and health and safety activities including fire prevention.
Ontario Native Women's Association
$142,600 over two years to replace the roof of the Thunder Bay office of this organization to ensure the safety of staff and quality of services for clients.
St George the Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church
$72,200 over one year to renovate the 25-year-old Lviv Hall Cultural Centre to make it barrier-free, including accessible washrooms, entrance ways and lobby. These renovations will allow for greater access for the Ukrainian community in Oshawa.
The Canadian Hearing Society
$250,000 over one year to renovate an existing parking garage at the organization's Trinity-Spadina location in downtown Toronto. This parking garage provides free parking for clientele which allows for easier access to programs and services.
The London Ukrainian Centre
$157,300 over two years to increase the capacity and accessibility of this community space by renovating the main meeting and banquet halls, adding improved storage facilities, and making the washrooms fully accessible.
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
$97,700 over one year to complete hazardous materials abatement and renovations and install a new heating and cooling system in this community gathering, and programing space primarily serving the urban Aboriginal community in Toronto.
Toronto Rape crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape
$22,600 over one year to purchase new computers, phone systems and office equipment to better support staff and women seeking assistance with healing from rape, sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment and physical and emotional violence.
Tropicana Community Services Organization of Scarborough
$500,000 over one year to renovate the second floor of a large warehouse space, by adding offices, stairs and an elevator. The entire renovation will result in a community hub with programming spaces, a gymnasium, offices and a library serving Scarborough's diverse populations.
UNITED JEWISH WELFARE FUND OF TORONTO, as lead organization on this collaborative
$500,000 over two years to renovate and refurbish part of a community centre in north Toronto to create additional office and programming spaces for a wide variety of service organizations serving a range of newcomers and other members of the community at large.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
$218,200 over one year to establish a community kitchen and a sewing room that will enable this Ottawa organization to offer training and employment opportunities to a culturally-diverse Aboriginal population.
Wabaseemoong First Nation
$126,400 over one year to upgrade the kitchen area and purchase equipment for the Youth and Elder multi-use facility to better serve this remote northern community located just east of the Ontario-Manitoba border.
Western Ontario Youth Soccer League, as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,000 over two years to construct a storage facility for football, sport and other equipment for this multi-use sport and recreation facility serving various ethno-cultural communities in and around London.
Whitesand First Nation
$400,000 over one year to build the first phase of a new community centre for the Whitesand First Nation in Armstrong, which will include a gymnasium, and to prepare the electrical work for the second phase of the project.