Essex, Kent, Lambton


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November 1 deadline

Artcite Inc.
$49,600 over two years to design, develop and deliver an urban art project to provide 10 urban artists the opportunity to plan, design and create 10 large scale murals on buildings in the City of Windsor.

Blenheim Blast Swim Team
$29,800 over one year to fund swim meet equipment and increase the quality of the swim program for youth aged seven to 14.

Centres for Seniors Windsor
$145,100 over two years to increase the capacity of the organization to meet the growing needs of seniors, especially ethnocultural seniors in the Windsor Essex area. Funding will support staffing and program promotional materials.

Forgotten Harvest Canada
$150,000 over two years to support a coordinator and program expenses that will help reduce food waste and make more fresh food available to agencies and individuals in need in Windsor-Essex.

House of Toast Film & Video Collective, as lead organization on this collaborative
$111,400 over two years to host a filmmakers residency and workshop series which will provide artists and residents opportunities to build skills, and promote increased interest and participation in film production in Windsor and the region.

Pheasants Forever Canada Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to fund the removal of Phragmites australis (also known as the European common reed) along the Lake Erie to Lake Huron region. Phragmites australis is an invasive perennial grass that causes severe damage to wetlands and beaches in Ontario.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 157 - Fort Malden, Amherstburg
$38,300 over one year to renovate the Legion hall by purchasing and installing a fire extinguisher, new kitchen appliances, cabinets, exhaust system and installing new HVAC systems on two levels of the facility.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 465 - Merlin
$53,000 over one year to update the kitchen facilities and allow the organization to safely support events and services in this small rural community.

Sarnia Lambton Rebound: A Program for Youth
$153,000 over four years to implement the THRIVE program, and deliver a life skills based prevention and early intervention program to youth aged 12-14 living in Lambton County.

St. Andrew's Residence, Chatham, as lead organization on this collaborative
$88,100 over two years to conduct a needs assessment of seniors in Chatham-Kent using the World Health Organization model to help develop an age-friendly plan for the community.

The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, as lead organization on this collaborative
$56,000 over one year to engage multilingual volunteers and establish a volunteer translation team to assist in welcoming delegates, athletes and their families to Windsor-Essex in August 2013 for the International Children's Games.

The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, as lead organization on this collaborative
$85,500 over one year to support this collaborative to assess the existing capacity and current best practices of Windsor-Essex as a welcoming community for immigrant settlement. Research conclusions building on the Welcoming Communities Initiative will identify projects to pilot that will successfully remove barriers and promote Windsor-Essex as an inclusive community to newcomers.

The Windsor Youth Centre
$239,500 over three years to hire a youth program facilitator and enhance programming at the Windsor Youth Centre for homeless and impoverished youth aged 16 to 24.

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
$20,000 over one year to develop marketing and promotional materials for a four day weekend event commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie across five municipalities in Essex County.

United Way/Centraide Windsor/Essex County, as lead organization on this collaborative
$152,400 over three years to hire a coordinator to organize the activities of the Community Garden Collective and develop projects and education programs around community gardens and green spaces.

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$105,500 over one year to support a coordinator's salary and program costs to improve communications for young adults by creating a blog and multimedia series, as well as community engagement events and activities.

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July 1 deadline

404 Town House Sarnia Inc
$14,900 over one year to upgrade current technology, purchase 10 new computers and a Smart Board system for the Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia- Lambton.

Arts Council - Windsor and Region, as lead organization on this collaborative
$145,000 over two years to develop, initiate and facilitate a 12 month Artist in Residence program located throughout Windsor & Essex County which will bring contemporary art to the community in non traditional spaces in a non traditional way.

Big Brothers of Sarnia-Lambton
$57,600 over one year to cover transition costs and facilitate the merging of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton. Funding will help with design changes to the entry way and with transition costs such as purchasing and standardizing the computer system, and rebranding and updating the newly amalgamated organization's marketing and communication materials.

Caldwell First Nation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$92,500 over two years to support a project facilitator for the ‘Rekindle Tecumseh’s Vision’ event, open to the public and to be held on eight First Nations reserves across Essex, Kent and Lambton counties. The timing of the event coincides with the 200th anniversary of Tecumseh’s death.

Essex County Diversion Program Inc.
$212,000 over three years to increase the capacity of the Youth Diversion program to deliver preventive intervention programming which allows for self referral to prevent delinquency and recidivism for youth in conflict. Funding is also for an outreach worker.

Grand Bend Art Centre
$43,300 over two years to increase the capacity of the organization to provide art classes and workshops to children and adults. Funding is for a part-time coordinator and promotion of the centre’s activities, including the development of a website.

House of Sophrosyne
$36,000 over one year to complete renovations to ensure barrier free access to the facility in Essex county. Funding will be used to install a chair lift and accessible entrance to the residential treatment facility for women.

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Ontario
$13,600 over one year to make the building located in Kent county, accessible through widening doorways, adding a third accessible bathroom and providing a ramp to one entrance of the building.

Learning Disabilities Association of Lambton County
$33,800 over two years to expand and enhance support programs for parents of children with learning disabilities and ADHD in Sarnia-Lambton. Funding will also pay for one parent support worker salary.

Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario), as lead organization on this collaborative
$186,700 over three years to build on the successes of the first phase and reinforce the capacity of the Cooperative Agricole de Windsor Inc. Funding will help purchase a vehicle and trailer, and pay for a project coordinator. A marketing plan will also be developed to assist the group in establishing a distribution model that will increase the co-op's sustainability.

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board, as lead organization on this collaborative
$125,000 over three years to pilot the Sarnia-Lambton Mentorship Program providing opportunities for newcomers and immigrants to gain Canadian work experience relevant to their profession and career aspirations. Funds will support staff and administrative costs for the program.

Sarnia Saints Rugby Club
$8,600 over one year to increase storage space by purchasing shelving, lockers and BBQ storage at the Norm Perry Park in Sarnia.

Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$37,000 over two years to raise community awareness on human trafficking and develop a strategic plan for the Centre. Funds will help develop a website and various community outreach events which will raise awareness in the community, specifically the local First Nations community.

The Ground Floor Centre for Innovation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$221,200 over three years to continue the development of Chatham-Kent as a creative community by building the capacity of the organization to support entrepreneurs. The shared coordinator will ensure that the Culture Factory festival continues to provide an increased range of cultural experiences for members of the community. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by allowing this incubator to support young entrepreneurs, specifically in the creative sector, and to provide knowledge sharing.

The Inn of the Good Shepherd Inc.
$41,000 over one year to replace the boiler and heating system allowing the organization to continue providing essential assistance to the unemployed, homeless and working poor in Lambton.

Theatre Sarnia
$35,500 over one year to improve accessibility at the Imperial Theatre through a new accessible seating area and new hearing assisted devices. Renovations to the exterior wall will also be completed to ensure the building's structural integrity.

Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports
$144,000 over two years to hire a community developer to implement a comprehensive community development initiative to build relations with service systems and population groups that want to participate in life planning options currently provided by Brokerage to individuals and families who have developmental disabilities.

Windsor Residence Inc.
$131,800 over two years to hire a transitional housing support worker for youth moving in and out of the emergency/transitional housing at the residence. The support worker will work as part of a team with partner organizations offering emergency and transitional housing support to youth aged 16 - 18 in Windsor Essex.

Windsor Symphony Society, as lead organization on this collaborative
$238,000 over three years to fund start up costs to initiate the Capital Theatre Collaborative, a multi-platform, cross sectoral, marketing collaborative for 25 arts organizations and groups that perform at Windsor's Capital Theater and Arts Center. Funding includes wages for a media/content manager, video producer, graphic designer/website developers, content development trainer; cooperative advertising and technical equipment.

YMCA of Windsor and Essex County
$50,700 over one year to conduct a feasibility study including focus groups and community surveys of Windsor and surrounding communities to help identify the most appropriate area to build a new facility which will ensure the sustainability of the YMCA in the community for the next 100 years.

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March 1 deadline

Caldwell First Nation
$69,800 over one year to repair the roof on this community building in Leamington to enable the continuation of First Nation programs, as well as many other community group programs and activities which serve migrant workers, seniors, youth and families who utilize the Caldwell facilities for a variety of functions.

Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch
$60,000 over one year to purchase a van for daily client, and occasional staff transport, and to purchase laptops to increase the efficiency of staff.

Centres for Seniors Windsor, as lead organization on this collaborative
$145,000 over three years to offer accessible life long learning opportunities to people aged 55 and over through delivery of an ElderCollege program across Windsor and Essex county. Funding includes costs to renovate office and classroom space, half salary for a coordinator, and to buy portable audio systems for hearing impaired classrooms.

Downtown Residents Association Windsor
$8,000 over one year to increase outreach to ethno-cultural residents in the downtown neighbourhood and throughout the city to come participate in the farmers market events throughout the summer. Funding is also for a part time coordinator to develop and implement a culture day for the calendar of special events.

Goodwill Industries - Essex Kent Lambton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$133,700 over two years to hire a local food systems coordinator who will facilitate food security and healthy living by making connections between local farmers, producers and city residents.

Indigenous Education Coalition
$74,000 over one year to develop and deliver an outdoor leadership camp for First Nation and non First Nation youth at the Indigenous Centre on Delaware Nation Territory at Moravian Town in rural Chatham Kent. Funding is for equipment and also for staff training for the camp program and ropes course.

Navy League of Canada (Ontario Division) Sarnia Branch
$19,300 over one year to upgrade classrooms with new white boards, computer systems and televisions to be used as training aids for cadets aged 12 to 18.

ONTARIO IMMIGRANT NETWORK CORPORATION, as lead organization on this collaborative
$120,000 over two years to implement a pilot project that will attract immigrants to Sarnia-Lambton and match newcomer entrepreneurs to existing businesses. Funding will cover the costs of a project manager who will work with community partners.

Pathways Health Centre for Children
$138,500 over two years to develop resources and hire additional staff to provide support to youth with developmental disabilities making the transition from youth to adulthood.

$183,000 over three years to pay for a director, operational costs and equipment purchases for the Intergenerational Resource Centre. This will help increase the capacity and future sustainability of this community drop-in centre serving the ethnocultural Francophone community in Windsor-Essex.

Rondeau Watershed Coalition
$50,000 over one year to hire a project coordinator and purchase plants and tools to plant four native pollinator gardens and erect native bee houses in Chatham-Kent. Public engagement events will also take place to raise community awareness about the importance of native pollinators.

$5,000 over one year to hire entertainment and continue providing a free, family oriented event to the public, while educating and celebrating local history and life in the early 1800s.

Softech Alliance Network, as lead organization on this collaborative
$165,100 over three years to hire a youth coordinator to deliver three innovative programs for high school and post secondary students in Windsor, Essex including HackWE, Technopreneur and BIOgenius. This collaborative includes not-for-profit, academia and industry partners, whose aim is to build a regional tech community that fosters entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration.

Somali Community of Windsor, as lead organization on this collaborative
$56,500 over one year to conduct research and implement a needs assessment of programming and services available to Somali youth in the Windsor, Essex community, one of the largest growing immigrant communities in the region. Funding is for developing appropriate programming after the study, for printing copies of the final report, and includes a small stipend for youth participating in the youth advisory committee.

The Sudanese Community Organization of Windsor Inc
$158,900 over three years to continue to deliver the newcomer student literacy program which provides tutoring and mentorship for Sudanese youth at risk and their families.

Tri-County Literacy Network
$51,000 over one year to organize a Celebration of Learning speakers series to be held from September 2012 to June 2013 in Chatham-Kent. The series will be open to the public and include 10 events seeking to promote learning and literacy.

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