Big Brothers Association of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
$41,700 over two years to fund costs associated with integrating Big Brothers and Big Sisters into a single association in Sault Ste. Marie. The new integrated organization is expected to reduce duplication and increase efficiency and consistency in service delivery.
CCEJ Centre de consultation pour l'embauche des jeunes, as lead organization on this collaborative
$138,500 over three years to hire a co-ordinator to enable the project collaborative to provide skills development, employment opportunities and social enterprise development for Francophone youth in need of additional support in Hearst and area.
Centre Francophone de Sault Ste-Marie
$14,600 over one year to purchase furniture and equipment to increase programs and activities for Francophones in Sault Ste. Marie and area.
Centre régional de Loisirs culturels inc.
$45,000 over one year to make renovations to this francophone cultural centre, including replacing a ramp, entrance doors and windows. These upgrades will ensure access for individuals of all ages and abilities in Kapuskasing and area.
Coniston Curling Club
$36,000 over one year to replace the rink facility's condenser to maintain curling programs for youth, adults and seniors in Greater Sudbury and surrounding area.
Conseil des Arts de Hearst
$15,000 over one year to purchase modular storage cases to protect equipment during storage, transportion and lending. This will increase the life of the equipment and ensure that the community groups can borrow the equipment to continue to offer artistic and cultural activities in the community.
Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative Inc
$123,300 over three years to develop and manage a Cooperative Community Shared Agriculture program and to incorporate local foods into the local Good Food Box program and in major post-secondary institutions. The project will increase access to healthy local food for individuals facing economic challenges and result in greater food security for the region.
Greater Sudbury Environment Network
$149,400 over two years to fund operating expenses to establish reThink Green, a social enterprise and hub to incubate projects by young social entrepreneurs in Greater Sudbury. This will strengthen the environmental sector in Greater Sudbury and increase economic opportunities for youth.
Kapuskasing Golden Age Centre de L'age d'or
$27,900 over one year to purchase equipment to ensure that recreational, cultural and leisure opportunities are available for seniors in the community and the surrounding areas.
Le Salon du livre de Hearst
$15,000 over one year to purchase marketing and promotional resources to promote this Francophone cultural literacy event.
Minto Counselling Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$10,000 over one year to purchase gardening tools and supplies, sheds and raised beds to create a community healing garden in Cochrane. The collaborative of Aboriginal service workers will explore the power of nature to improve the well-being of individuals and community.
Moose Cree First Nation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$153,600 over two years to implement an Important Bird Area (IBA) stewardship program to monitor and conserve local bird populations and habitats in the James Bay area, the traditional homelands of the Moose Cree First Nation people.
Municipality of Central Manitoulin
$30,000 over one year to update the exhibits in the interpretive centre located in the Harbour View Centre on Providence Bay beach. Upgrades will include interactive displays using computers and audiovisual equipment that will encourage visitors to stay and explore the community. Some of the static displays need to be updated with new exhibits.
Municipality of Wawa
$59,000 over one year to provide funding for a coordinator and equipment to digitize the archival collection of the Wawa Public Library. This will ensure preservation of the materials and enhance online public access to the collection through a website.
Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, Inc.
$115,000 over three years to hire an administrative director to increase the capacity of the organization to engage in innovative partnerships, generate revenue from a diversity of sources and scale up the development of community arts across the City of Greater Sudbury.
Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge (NORDIK) Institute, as lead organization on this collaborative
$92,700 over two years to develop resources to enhance the experience of users of the Hub Trail, a 22-kilometre non-motorized trail around the city of Sault Ste. Marie. The resources will include a web portal, trail guide, Quick Response codes on trail markers and an audio tour. The trail guide and audio tour will be produced in English, French and Anishinaabemowin.
Ojibways of Garden River
$13,700 over one year to purchase new exercise machines and sports equipment so this First Nation community can continue to operate fitness and recreational programs for its residents.
Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury
$110,500 over three years to fund part of a co-ordinator of development and communications position and to purchase equipment and marketing material. This will address the long-term sustainability of the organization and ensure venues for Francophone authors and musicians outside Quebec to have their work featured and celebrated.
Sault Ste. Marie Horse and Pony Club
$28,400 over one year to purchase a tractor to perform many duties at the club such as arena grooming, snow removal, maintenance of roads and horse paddocks, cleaning stables and cutting grass.
St Joseph's Health Centre of Sudbury, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,000 over one year to fund part of the salary of a music therapist to implement a music therapy program. The program will increase social interactions and enhance overall quality of life for older adults.
SUDBURY THEATRE CENTRE, as lead organization on this collaborative
$37,500 over one year to develop and produce the original play "Black Dog: 4 vs the World" by award-winning playwright Matthew Heiti in order to raise community awareness and provide educational support of teen mental health.
The Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste. Marie
$50,700 over one year to promote social inclusion of urban Aboriginal people by engaging youth in an Aboriginal Youth Action Circle and enhancing cross-cultural awareness and understanding of Aboriginal contributions to the area.
The Northern Artist Gallery
$46,800 over two years to fund operating expenses to enable this organization to become sustainable and to promote Northern artists in the artist-run social enterprise Artists on Elgin in Greater Sudbury.
Thessalon First Nation
$72,700 over one year to expand the existing community centre/library to provide a suitable space for an after-school tutoring program for students. The new room will also be used by other community groups for meetings and activities.
Timmins Gold Mine Tour & Museum
$15,000 over one year to fund promotion and marketing resources to help increase the number of participants and spectators to the 2013 Great Canadian Kayak Challenge to be held inTimmins in August. Thanks to OTF funding, the Festival will be able to continue to contribute to the economic health of the area.
Timmins Symphony Orchestra Inc.
$63,900 over one year to fund renovations to newly leased premises to create new administrative offices and studio space for music lessons in downtown Timmins. The Orchestra is relocating because the owner of the property requires the space for its own operations.
Town of Gore Bay
$11,900 over one year to purchase chairs and kitchen and audiovisual equipment so the Wharf Building can function as a community arts centre. The kitchen equipment will allow food service at functions and the chairs and audiovisual equipment will be used to present films, slide shows and lectures.
Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands
$25,000 over six months to help fund the costs of events and activities during BridgeFest weekend, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Manitoulin Swing Bridge, the island's only year round connection to the mainland.
Wintergreen Fund For Conservation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$5,700 over six months to complete the rejuvenation of the Tatachikapika canoe route in the Timmins area by clearing all remaining portages and campsites, installing signage and producing a route map.
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Centre de Formation et de perfectionnement du Grand Sudbury, as lead organization on this collaborative
$21,000 over one year to hire a consultant to work with the collaborative team to review governance policies, develop a template and provide training to enhance the effectiveness of several small Francophone community organizations in Greater Sudbury.
Chapleau Cree First Nation
$75,000 over one year to purchase a pre-fab roof, which will be installed over top of a concrete slab. This improved facility will increase the involvement of youth and seniors in summer and winter physical activity programs.
CHAPLEAU CURLING CLUB
$10,600 over one year to replace aged equipment to ensure the continuity of recreational and physical activities and programs for curlers of all ages in this small rural community.
Club Action Hearst
$75,600 over two years to hire a coordinator to develop partnerships, improve fundraising efforts and attract more volunteers. The organization will enhance its sustainability and continue to develop its social entrepreneurship capacity to continue to provide programs and services for Francophone seniors and the community.
Community Living Timmins Integration Communautaire
$45,000 over one year to purchase a wheelchair van in order to increase access to community programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Espanola Horticultural Society
$15,800 over one year to enhance the Triangle Park greenspace in order to expand healthy outdoor activity space for local seniors. A gazebo and benches will be installed to increase community use.
Espanola Ski Club Incorporated
$2,700 over one year to train ski instructors who will promote skiing and physical fitness in Espanola and surrounding area.
FormationPLUS, Centre de formation francophone pour adultes, as lead organization on this collaborative
$15,900 over one year to purchase sewing machines, knitting, crocheting tools, supplies, storage and flooring. This will enable the collaborative to provide intergenerational community-based learning opportunities in both official languages for youth in Chapleau.
Howland Senior Citizens Club
$50,000 over one year to complete repairs to the foundation, floor and walls of this Sheguiandah-based club to ensure its structural integrity and provide a safer gathering place for community residents.
L'Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario (du grand Sudbury) inc.
$93,900 over two years to hire a project co-ordinator and develop and implement an electronic hub. This will increase the capacity of the Francophone community to continue to build community connections, increase leveraging of resources and knowledge, enhance communication and promote additional partnerships and collaborations in Greater Sudbury.
Mattagami Ski Club
$14,000 over one year to purchase a new snow machine, which will be used by volunteers to maintain and groom ski trails for the benefit of the residents of Smooth Rock Falls and area.
Moose Cree First Nation
$49,200 over one year to prepare a case for financial support, program manuals and a strategic plan to help Project George become more sustainable and to share the model with other communities. Developed in response to the youth suicide crisis in Moose Factory, Project George is an outdoor education program for at-risk Cree youth.
Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club Incorporated
$15,000 over one year to purchase a snowmobile. This will enable the organization to enhance its volunteers' ability to maintain the trails and to continue to promote cross-country skiing in Greater Sudbury and area.
Pauline's Place Non-Profit Homes Inc.
$16,500 over one year to create a business plan for the organization and to conduct a feasibility study for a social enterprise. These planning projects will strengthen the organization's ability to meet a growing demand for services for youth at risk in Sault Ste. Marie.
Rotary Club of Chapleau Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$10,000 over one year to purchase equipment for the Girls Hockey Association of Chapleau. This new hockey equipment will ensure that girls can safely participate in the sport of hockey and will enable the organization to introduce a dry land training program.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 561 - Elliot Lake
$15,000 over one year to install new vinyl flooring in the Legion Hall to improve comfort and safety for community members who attend functions and activities at the hall.
Sault Community Information & Career Centre Inc.
$75,000 over two years to support the Passport to Unity multicultural festival in transitioning to a stand-alone organization. Funds will be used to hire a transition researcher/planner who will support a community advisory committee in developing a business plan, which will guide the Festival through the transition.
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,000 over one year to develop and implement an outreach strategy to increase participation of underprivileged and under-represented groups in skiing and snowboarding. Increased use of the Searchmont Ski Resort will help to sustain this key element of the community's winter recreation infrastructure.
Serpent River First Nation (Wiidawtegowinini)
$38,400 over one year to conduct a preliminary technical and financial feasibility study of a solar farm potential on Serpent River First Nation lands. This study will determine the feasibility of a renewable energy project that would provide employment for community members and an ongoing revenue stream for the First Nation.
The Algoma Sailing Club Inc.
$29,500 over one year to ensure a safer sailing facility by replacing aged exterior decking, railings and dingy docks and by completing a survey of underwater navigation hazards in the vicinity of the club. Funding will also provide a learn-to-sail program for children and adults in 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie and area.
Timmins Native Friendship Centre
$92,400 over two years to hire a research team to carry out a community-based research and social action project. This initiative will address racism and increase cross-cultural awareness, promote respect for Aboriginal culture and boost economic, social and educational opportunities for all members of the community.
Township of Assiginack
$18,100 over one year to install new stage lighting in the Burns Wharf Theatre in Manitowaning to improve the reliability of stage lighting for performances and to reduce energy consumption.
Township of Moonbeam / Municipalité de Moonbeam
$15,000 over one year to purchase books and DVDs in French and various technical equipment like keyboards and software, which will enhance library services for local residents of all ages and abilities.
Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers
$6,600 over one year to renovate the washrooms in the public library in Massey. This will ensure barrier-free access for individuals of all ages and abilities in the community.
Vermilion River Stewardship
$103,200 over two years to purchase resources and tools that will support volunteers in implementing a sampling project to collect data about the water quality and quantity along the lower Vermilion River. The organization will be able to recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality within the Vermilion River Watershed.
Alzheimer Society Timmins-Porcupine District
$37,500 over one year to hire a Public Education Co-ordinator to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and provide education and support for people living with the disease. Caregivers will also be provided with support in both official languages in Hearst and Kapuskasing.
Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District
$11,400 over six months to purchase a full-colour, high-speed printer/copier and new office computers in order to enhance the organization's capacity to produce high quality promotional material for itself and other arts groups in the community.
Banque d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank
$100,000 over two years to purchase a printer and hire an event and fundraising co-ordinator to maintain programs and services for individuals and families in Greater Sudbury and area.
Blind River Cross Country Ski Club
$15,000 over one year to improve trails by widening tight corners and filling in low areas to reduce the potential of injury for skiers and to meet the national standards of Cross Country Ski Canada. The club will also buy a portable generator to supply power to its clubhouse for races and special events and purchase a trail drag to produce smooth trails for skiers.
Blind River Curling Club
$32,000 over one year to complete repairs to the roof, attic, siding and foundation of the club to eliminate water leaks and ensure the structural integrity of the building. The club will also replace an old brine pump to ensure effective ice-making for curling.
Carrefour francophone de Sudbury, as lead organization on this collaborative
$60,000 over one year to hire staff and purchase program supplies. This will enable this collaborative to further develop and implement cultural and artistic programs for young Francophone children in Greater Sudbury and area.
Iroquois Falls Access Transit
$36,700 over one year to purchase a vehicle to ensure that transit services are maintained for seniors and individuals with mobility challenges in the community.
Ken Brown Recovery Home Foundation
$60,000 over one year to renovate its recovery and transition homes for men aged 16 and older recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction in Sault Ste. Marie. The renovations will make the homes more energy efficient and safer for residents, volunteers and employees.
Le Club amical du Nouveau Sudbury
$70,000 over one year to repair the leaky roof and hire a co-ordinator to maintain and expand the programs and services for Francophone Seniors in Greater Sudbury.
Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association
$35,000 over one year to fund a program manager position to implement stream rehabilitation projects in order to enhance fish habitat in streams across the island.
Meals On Wheels (Sudbury)
$60,700 over one year to purchase computer equipment and hire a consultant to develop a marketing plan and a fund development plan and to review the social enterprise. This will enhance the organizational capacity to meet the increasing demands for in-home support to seniors and individuals living with disabilities in Greater Sudbury.
Navy League of Canada Sudbury Branch
$9,700 over one year to purchase percussion instruments to enable the group to increase opportunities for youth to participate in the local marching band.
Nickel City Sound Sudbury's Women's Barbershop Chorus
$15,000 over one year to purchase risers in response to increased choir membership and to enable the group to continue providing concerts for people of all ages and abilities in Greater Sudbury and area.
North Algoma Literacy Coalition
$34,400 over one year to purchase new office and classroom furnishings and equipment to provide a more comfortable working and learning environment for employees and learners.
North Shore Agricultural Society
$13,900 over one year to undertake renovations at the Laird Fairgrounds to enhance accessibility and safety for workers and visitors.
Northern Ontario Research Development, Ideas and Knowledge
$6,400 over six months to enhance the marketing of the Group of Seven and Glenn Gould Train Event to make it a financially viable tourism attraction that will bring new visitors to the Sault Ste. Marie area.
Onaping Falls Golden Age Club
$8,000 over one year to construct a deck to the seniors' club. This will ensure accessibility for people of all ages and abilities in the community.
Porquis Recreation Association
$5,400 over one year to build a roof on the outdoor stage. This will enable the Association to continue to host the Blues Festival and other events that have an economic impact in the community.
Sault Amateur Soccer Association Inc.
$15,000 over one year to repair the roof of the Field House at Strathclair Field Sports Complex to prevent water damage to the structure. The existing shingles will be removed and ice and water protection, new shingles, soffit, fascia and flashing will be installed.
Sault Search and Rescue Inc.
$6,000 over one year to purchase equipment and train volunteers to implement Project Lifesaver in Sault Ste. Marie. The Project uses radio transmitting bracelets to quickly locate persons with dementia, autism or other diseases who have wandered away from their caregivers.
Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$55,000 over two years to support the implementation of a Vulnerable Persons Registry that will enhance the safety of local people at risk during emergencies by providing key information to first responders.
Sault Symphony Association
$45,000 over one year to hire a project administrator and event coordinator to help plan a number of special events and activities to mark the symphony's 40th anniversary. These events are expected to increase attendance at symphony performances and enhance the financial sustainability of the organization.
Second Mile Club of Cochrane no. 206
$10,900 over one year to purchase tables, chairs, a range and a bingo machine. This will enable the organization to maintain its programs and services for seniors in Cochrane and area.
Seizure & Brain Injury Centre
$45,000 over one year to hire staff to raise public awareness of the organization and increase knowledge about epilepsy in Cochrane and Timiskaming districts.
Smooth Rock Falls Golf course
$15,000 over one year to support the purchase of a new tractor to groom and maintain this community-run golf course. The improved quality of the course will help in retaining volunteers and attracting new members from Smooth Rock Falls and neighbouring communities to participate in this sport that contributes to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Stella Nova Gymnastics Centre
$15,000 over one year to purchase equipment and mats to ensure a safe environment for young gymnasts. This will also enable the organization to expand the junior programs and introduce new programs for youth with various abilities in Timmins and area.
The Gore Bay Curling Club Incorporated
$33,900 over one year to replace the headers in the curling rink to ensure the continued operation and financial viability of the curling club so that it can continue to provide a venue for large community gatherings.
The Noelville & District Rod & Gun Club Inc.
$50,000 over one year to renovate the Club's washrooms and install a ramp to ensure accessibility for individuals of all ages and abilities to this community space.
Timmins Ski Racers Inc.
$15,000 over one year to purchase timing equipment. This will ensure that the organization complies with racing standards set out by the International Ski Federation. This initiative will enable the organization to maintain the sport of ski racing and promote physical fitness.
Township of Chapleau
$87,000 over one year to renovate the entrance of the community recreation centre to ensure accessibility for people of all ages and abilities.
White Buffalo Road Healing Lodge Inc.
$45,000 over three years to increase programs and activities available for Sudbury and Parry Sound districts Aboriginal youth who are at risk in order to support them in making the right choices for a positive lifestyle.
White River District Historical Society
$40,000 over one year to assist with the costs of equipment and operating expenses to establish an arts centre in the community of White River. The centre will provide training in ceramics, pottery and sculpture for residents.