Acton Agricultural Society
$115,000 over one year to renovate the drill shed to a multi-use facility that would be used by the community. Funding will also enhance cultural events taking place at the 100th Anniversary of the Acton Fall Fair.
Affordable Housing Halton
$136,200 over two years to hire a coordinator to support the work of a multi-stakeholder group of individuals and organizations to find innovative and collaborative ways to address the growing need for affordable accessible housing in Halton. Funding will also support public forums that will raise awareness of local housing issues.
AIDS Committee of Guelph & Wellington County, as lead organization on this collaborative
$189,900 over three years to cover a staff coordinator and program costs to implement and evaluate a youth-driven peer education and outreach Harm Reduction Youth Training Project in the Burlington and Oakville areas.
Brampton Board of Trade
$145,000 over two years to help establish the infrastructure for youth social entrepreneurship in Brampton. Funding will support a project coordinator, training and business idea pitch sessions, as well as the development of mentorship and micro-lending programs.
Brampton Girls' Softball Association
$75,000 over one year to improve the dugouts at the Old Brampton Fairgrounds in order for the club to host the Junior Women's World Softball Championships in 2013. Upgrades made to the facility will also have long-term benefit for the club's 600 players.
Burl-Oak Theatre Group
$76,700 over two years to hire an audience engagement facilitator to enhance the organization's marketing abilities in Oakville. This will help the group reach out to new diverse patrons, including seniors and youth.
Caledon Agricultural Society
$62,600 over one year to carry out improvements to the public seating and the power source of the fair grounds facility. This will improve the capacity of the organization to provide local events that contribute to community life and increase knowledge of the agricultural heritage of the area.
Centre de Services de Santé Peel Halton
$202,200 over three years to expand the Familles en santé program and provide workshops to students in 13 Halton-Peel schools on healthy eating and the dangers of tobacco, drugs and alcohol. This initiative will also offer workshops to community members, from ethnocultural communities in particular, on physical activity and healthy eating in a Canadian context.
Community Foundation of Halton North
$189,000 over three years to support the development of a community foundation that will provide philanthropic leadership and grant making in the communities of Milton and Halton Hills. Funding will support the hiring of a development and community engagement coordinator, communications and promotional resources and basic operating expenses.
CREDIT RIVER ANGLERS ASSOCIATION
$213,600 over three years to improve the natural health of the Credit River watershed by protecting the riparian zone habitat/vegetation, restoring cold water habitat function, and enhancing the populations of native cold water stream fish.
Don Rowing Club of Mississauga
$37,100 over one year to purchase a rowing shell to support the growth, safety and quality of the Junior Rowing and Learn to Row Program.
Golden Horseshoe Orienteering
$122,800 over three years to hire a coordinator to support the introduction and promotion of a healthy and eco-friendly recreational activity - the Adventure Running Kids (ARK) program - in the Halton and Peel Regions. Funding will also support the purchase of equipment and creation of adventure running maps.
Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization, as lead organization on this collaborative
$14,000 over one year to showcase Filipino music and dances as well as performances from other cultural groups in a free community event to promote cultural appreciation and understanding in the increasingly diverse community of Mississauga. Funding will support the technical and logistical requirements to ensure a successful outdoor celebration.
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton
$30,200 over one year to upgrade an assistive technology computer lab to provide additional training to students with learning disabilities and their parents.
Mississauga Legends Row
$10,700 over one year to install interpretive plaques at Celebration Square to celebrate the eleven small communities that made up the City of Mississauga prior to its amalgamation in 1974.
Mississauga North Baseball Association Inc.
$249,700 over two years to implement a diversity and inclusion strategy and purchase equipment for its new indoor training facility. These initiatives will foster a culture of excellence in their organization and the sports sector in Mississauga.
MonstrARTity Creative Community, as lead organization on this collaborative
$113,000 over two years to provide a collaborative process for community cultural groups, young artists and professional artists to create unique art performances to be presented at the annual Bollywood Mash-up event in Mississauga.
Oakville Chamber Orchestra
$6,000 over one year to hold an orchestra concerto competition and a special family concert that will provide young families with a unique chamber orchestra experience and encourage excellence among up and coming young musicians in the Oakville area.
Oakville Literacy Council
$4,800 over six months to hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study for a social enterprise that would support the organization's ability to continue to deliver free literacy training to adults in need in the community.
One Heart Canada - Youth Arts Initiatives
$25,000 over three years to implement The Wee Create Drop-In program in Brampton for young parents with children aged 3 to18 months. Weekly workshops will address the developmental stages of the children and the required parenting skills, as well as social issues specific to young parents.
Our Place (Peel)
$150,000 over one year to renovate the kitchen, programming and administrative areas of this youth emergency shelter in Mississauga. This will provide a more welcoming, healthy, and safe environment for volunteers, staff and the hundreds of youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in the region.
Peel Amateur Radio Club Incorporated
$42,600 over one year to upgrade digital repeaters and other equipment. This will improve the reliability and integrity of radio communications within the Region of Peel for both emergency radio communications services and community festivals and events.
Port Credit Village Project
$140,000 over two years to support the production of "River Screen: Shipwrecked on a Great Lake," a public film installation at the mouth of the Credit River in Mississauga that will tell the story of two Canadian War of 1812 ships sunk in a sudden lake squall in 1813. Funding for this film will raise awareness of an important piece of Ontario's heritage during the 200th anniversary of this maritime disaster.
$13,000 over one year to harness the skills and talents of Brampton youths through an inter-generational project to create short films of the life stories of local seniors. This will provide opportunities for youths to learn a wide range of skills that will be valuable for their future careers.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 114 - Oakville
$104,400 over one year to renovate the well-used community hall by replacing the 23 year-old roof and upgrading the washroom to make it accessible to all.
Safe City Mississauga
$218,500 over three years to expand the ASPIRE after-school tutoring program. This will contribute to the academic success of children in schools, reduce incidence of crime and create safe communities in high-need neighbourhoods of Mississauga.
St. Christopher's Church
$209,900 over two years to establish a satellite food bank in downtown Burlington and expand community programs by hiring a full-time staff person to create efficient organizational procedures. Funds will also support kitchen renovations.
St. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Parish of Oakville and Mississauga
$69,200 over one year to fund a feasibility and business planning process for a future seniors' residence and community centre facility in north Oakville.
The Lighthouse Program For Grieving Children
$202,000 over three years to support two staff positions, volunteer training, and the development of a resource library for program participants and the broader community. This initiative will meet the growing demand for services by children and their families in Halton and Peel Regions.
The Oakville Children's Choir
$117,700 over two years to broaden the reach of the organization by creating two new choirs, A Few Good Men Boys Choir and Little Voices Choir, and reach out to ethnocultural communities.
Volunteer MBC, as lead organization on this collaborative
$300,000 over four years to pilot a shared service model in volunteer development and management among four community agencies serving the Region of Peel. Funding will support the hiring of a volunteer manager, training and mentoring activities, and the implementation of best practices in volunteer infrastructure development in all participating organizations.
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Acton Figure Skating Club
$6,300 over three months to purchase computer equipment to assist volunteers and coaches to run the organization and deliver programming.
Art Gallery of Mississauga
$128,700 over two years to enable Mississauga artists to travel to schools and work with teachers to lead visual art workshops for students in Grades 4 to 9. The workshops will augment established curriculum by bringing cross-disciplinary experiences to the subjects of math, science, literature and geography.
Caledon Meals on Wheels
$142,800 over two years to support a community outreach manager who will conduct community awareness activities and contact seniors who are isolated and may be in need of meal programs or other social and support programs offered by this organization.
Citizens For The Advancement of Community Development
$10,000 over one year to purchase computer and sports equipment for after-school programming for children and youth in the Cooksville area. This organization provides skills development, leadership and active citizenship programs in an effort to dissuade youth from making negative choices that may lead to violence and contact with the criminal justice system.
Community Development Halton, as lead organization on this collaborative
$181,500 over three years to hire a coordinator to consolidate the development and growth of the Burlington Age-Friendly Seniors Council, an independent body of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the overall well-being of seniors in Burlington.
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)
$224,100 over three years to support a volunteer development initiative that will increase civic participation and promote social inclusion of South Asian communities in Scarborough and Brampton, providing opportunities for the development of more inclusive policies and programs in the arts, recreation and environment sectors. Funds will be used for a project coordinator and program costs.
DESTINATION CAMPBELLVILLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
$35,300 over two years to support activities and events in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Campbellville. This project will help increase the community’s awareness of its history and pride in its rich heritage and vision for the future.
Halton Sportsmen's Association
$54,300 over one year to enhance the community's outdoor recreational experience of this Milton facility by making the clubhouse more accessible through upgrades to the gate, door and washroom, and by installing a UV water filtration system.
Headwaters Communities in Action
$204,000 over three years to increase the capacity of the organization to convene and support collaborative initiatives around sustainable farming and community development in the Headwaters Region. Funding will support staffing as well as project management costs.
HeartHouse Hospice Inc.
$77,500 over one year to hire an outreach worker to connect with South Asian community members to identify their end-of-life perspectives and needs. Learnings will be integrated into the design and delivery of local hospice programs and services. Funding will also support activities that will boost this community's awareness of hospice palliative care programs and services in Mississauga and Brampton.
Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$119,000 over three years to increase the capacity of the collaborative to promote the Headwaters region as a centre of equine excellence in the province of Ontario, thereby strengthening the local economy. Funding would be used to hire a project coordinator and for marketing expenses.
$29,100 over one year to purchase professional percussion equipment and portable music stands for use by Halton area youths participating in this community brass band. The equipment will also be shared with the Halton Youth Symphony.
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
$62,000 over two years to hire part-time staff to support the growth and expansion of programs and usage of this arts and heritage facility in Oakville. Funding will also support development of a strategic plan to help the centre maximize its potential as a unique community asset.
Knox Presbyterian Church
$90,000 over one year to make renovations including the installation of an elevator lift, barrier-free washrooms, a new accessible entrance and parking spaces. The upgrades will make the facility more physically accessible and expand the community space available in Acton.
Minor Oaks Hockey Association Inc
$21,700 over one year to study the feasibility and impact of comprehensive improvements to the office and IT support systems of this Oakville-based organization that serves 4,000 players and 1,000 volunteers. Development of a concussion database that has the potential to serve the needs of other minor hockey organizations will also be explored.
Mississauga Children's Choir
$5,500 over one year to stage Mississauga Sings!, a full-day festival in which a variety of local choirs will participate to improve their skills, learn about each other and perform music created by Mississauga and Canadian composers.
Mississauga Potters' Guild
$88,200 over three years to hire a part-time studio technician to manage the growth of the guild, and purchase new kilns, wheels, a ventilation system and other studio equipment as well as cover rental costs to expand classroom capacity.
Mississauga Ringette Association
$30,000 over one year to purchase sports equipment for the introduction of entry-level programs including "Try it," and an equipment-lending program. Funding will also be used to promote awareness and interest in Ringette as the association celebrates 40 years of local programming.
North Bramalea United Church
$132,600 over one year to renovate the basement to create a fully accessible, welcoming and affordable space for use by community organizations that serve people with disabilities and economically disadvantaged residents in Bramalea.
$337,000 over three years to create meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities by establishing a market garden in Caledon. Funds will support staffing activities and the design and installation of a greenhouse.
Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga, Inc
$100,000 over one year to install an elevator to make this community facility more physically accessible to people of all ages and abilities in northwest Mississauga.
Reach Out Centre for Kids, as lead organization on this collaborative
$149,400 over two years to improve quality of life for Halton families raising children or youth with mental illness by developing a formal family support program that will allow them to be more involved in decisions affecting their children.
Rotary Club of Bolton Charitable Trust
$19,000 over one year to develop a Rotary International Peace Park at Dicks Dam Park in Bolton that will remind communities of the need to work together to promote peace, understanding and goodwill.
Southern Currents Film and Video Collective
$127,000 over three years to increase the organization's visibility and outreach in Toronto and Mississauga in order to expand programs, volunteers and audience. The organization will hire staff, revamp its website and develop new programs including free community screenings, educational projects for youth and a Latin-American cinema series.
Support & Housing - Halton
$212,000 over three years to implement the Concurrent Disorders Peer Support Program in Halton region, a confidential, stigma-free peer support group for individuals struggling with mental health challenges and substance use issues. The program will take a proactive and effective approach to wellness and recovery.
$118,000 over three years to expand the Activate Your Commute program to encourage 'active transportation' such as walking and cycling as a feasible alternative to a private automobile for short-distance trips. This will reduce greenhouse gases and enhance physical fitness.
The Healing Cycle Foundation
$177,100 over three years to hire a human resources director and office manager, as well as purchase computers and office equipment. The HR staff person will recruit hundreds of volunteers for the annual Healing Cycle event and other fundraising programs that will support the work of hospices across Halton and Peel.
United Way of Oakville
$123,100 over two years to upgrade existing computer hardware and data management systems in order to enhance the organization's capacity to manage information, deliver services and communicate with stakeholders.
XIN TIAN DI SENIOR ASSOCIATION
$119,500 over three years to house and equip a social and cultural hub in Mississauga that will provide a range of community programming for Chinese seniors. The hub will include a resource centre and will provide opportunities for seniors to become more engaged with one another and with the broader community, and participate in activities that will improve their overall health and well-being.
1188 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps
$49,500 over one year to enhance the Oakville Cadet program by purchasing musical instruments for a brass and reed marching band, allowing more youth to benefit from a community-based music program.
$135,500 over two years to staff and deliver the Junior Chef Cooking Program in high-need areas in Oakville and Burlington. This cost-free initiative promotes the health and well-being of school-age children through healthy multicultural cooking, physical activity and community partnerships.
$13,500 over one year to purchase an institutional etching press that will allow artists to create original works of fine art. The equipment will also serve to help educate other artists and community members on printmaking methods through workshops, exhibitions and shows.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, as lead organization on this collaborative
$225,000 over three years to hire a coordinator to support the growth of the Regional Diversity Roundtable of Peel, a cross-sectoral collaborative of community organizations working to make the region's human service organizations more diverse and inclusive.
Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association
$6,800 over six months to create a permanent display area for the association's memorabilia, trophies and pictures for the community to enjoy.
Brampton Speed Skaters Inc
$14,400 over one year to purchase safety mats, which will increase safety for recreational and competitive speed skaters in Brampton. The mats will meet new Skate Canada regulations, and be in keeping with the recent increase in knowledge about head injuries and concussions.
CameronHelps 2006 Inc
$142,500 over two years to hire a coordinator to support the expansion of the "Team Unbreakable" program in Peel high schools. The program, which includes teen-run groups and a school relay challenge, will build awareness of youth mental health issues and the relationship between physical and mental health.
Canadian South Asian Supporting Independent Living
$122,300 over three years to increase community awareness of the talents and unique contribution of children and adults with disabilities among the South Asian community of Peel Region by hiring a part-time community outreach coordinator and providing other operational supports to this organization.
COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT ALLIANCE OF PEEL, as lead organization on this collaborative
$158,800 over three years to engage the diverse faith communities in North Peel and North Halton in greening activities that promote awareness and action on environmental issues. Funding will support a community animator and networking-related activities including involving youth in environmental actions.
Community Living North Halton
$187,000 over two years to hire support staff to operate a cafe and catering facility that will provide meaningful training and work experience in the food service industry for people with disabilities.
Connect Learning Centre Inc.
$183,900 over three years to prepare Peel Region adults coping with a range of disabilities to become fully independent by providing coaching on confidence and self-awareness. The programs will also provide a community-based therapeutic recreational program that will promote physical wellness and coordination.
FarmStart/ Ferme en marche
$198,700 over two years to expand the operations of McVean Farm, an incubator farm facility in Brampton. The program will continue to support new farmers, through training, networking and mentoring and the creation of viable farm operations.
FIESTA FILIPINA DANCE TROUPE
$70,000 over one year to install new heating, air conditioning and lighting in the organization's Mississauga training facility. Funding will also support the purchase of new costumes as well as training on new cultural dances as the group continues to enhance the quality and variety of its community performances.
Halton Family Services
$23,800 over six months to undertake an organizational review and planning process that will lead to the development of a strategic plan. The organization provides a wide variety of counselling to more than 2,500 individuals, couples and families each year.
Halton Hills Tennis Club
$60,500 over one year to undertake renovations of the clubhouse that will improve safety, efficiency and accessibility for the Halton Hills community. The purchase of computer and tennis equipment will also aid volunteers and staff to better manage the club.
Harmony Education Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$296,500 over four years to hire staff to implement the Leadership in Equity and Social Action Program (LEAP), a diversity education initiative for youth and adults in South Peel and Halton to enhance awareness and action on equity and inclusion issues in schools and the community. Funding will also support delivery of community diversity workshops for local organizations and an arts-based Equity Summer Series for young people.
Home Suite Hope Shared Living Corp.
$59,000 over one year to purchase computer software that will support the agency's fundraising, volunteer coordination, and case management activities. Funding will also support training for volunteers and staff that will enhance overall organizational capacity and efficiency to work with donors, other volunteers and clients.
Kerr Street Community Services
$86,700 over two years to hire a volunteer coordinator to support the organization's large number of volunteers who support the delivery of a growing range social services, recreational and arts program for children, youth, adults and seniors in the Oakville community.
Marathi Bhashik Mandal, Toronto, Inc
$39,000 over one year to support the International Marathi Literature Convention in Mississauga, a global event featuring the most famous writers, poets and playwrights from the Maharashtra province of India. Also showcasing of Marathi music, drama, dance and literature, the event will help foster cultural exchange and promote greater intercultural understanding.
MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families, as lead organization on this collaborative
$193,600 over three years to implement the "Generation of Hearts" program, that partners a senior with a youth. The Mississauga program links generations together as they participate in social, artistic, cultural, civic and recreational experiences.
Mississauga Sailing Club
$27,500 over one year to purchase an inflatable boat to provide on-water safety to club members, owners of small boats, sailing school participants as well as to organized sailing events in the community.
Newcomer Centre of Peel
$217,200 over three years to help integrate internationally-trained immigrants into the Peel Region workforce by establishing PEERS (Peel Employer Engagement Resource Strategy), a program that will engage and inform small- and medium-sized employers on the business, economic and social benefits of hiring newcomers.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$104,800 over one year to renovate a former north Oakville sales centre and convert it into a multi-use neighbourhood centre that will house programs for several non-profit organizations serving families and youths.
Oakville Family YMCA
$225,000 over three years to hire a community outreach coordinator to lead the implementation of the Priority Neighbourhoods Project, an initiative that will provide free, safe, and accessible recreation programs for children, teens and young adults in low-income and under-served areas of Oakville.
Pakmen Volleyball Club
$20,000 over one year to develop two new beach volleyball courts at Thomas Street Middle School in Mississauga for a rapidly-growing youth beach volleyball program in the community.
Peel Halton Workforce Development Group
$94,700 over three years to enhance the knowledge and skills of front-line workers serving newcomer populations in Peel and Halton through professional development and networking opportunities focused on employment support and current labour market information.
PEOPLE OF MOTHERLAND CULTURAL COMMITTEE
$20,000 over one year to train board volunteers and complete a strategic planning process to strengthen the capacity of the organization to develop new ways of supporting the African-Canadian community in Peel.
Polish National Union of Canada, Branch 17
$130,500 over one year to replace the roof on a cultural community centre, which will help ensure its continued availability, comfort and safety for recreational and cultural events in the Burlington area. New energy efficient kitchen appliances will also be purchased.
Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
$25,900 over two years to enhance knowledge and awareness of the importance of natural areas to the environment, to the quality of life and to the economy of the Peel and Halton regions by producing and disseminating area-specific booklets on the regions' natural resources.
St. John's Anglican Church Nelson
$115,800 over one year to make the community hall physically accessible to individuals with mobility issues. Renovations will include updating an access ramp, installing automatic entrance doors and making washrooms on two floors accessible.
The Community Foundation of Mississauga
$170,000 over three years to implement a customer, grants and financial management database that will enhance accountability to donors and the broader community as well as increase efficiency and accuracy of administrative activities.
The Mississauga Food Bank
$97,300 over two years to purchase a warehouse management system and hire a part time assistant manager. This will help ensure the effective management of the food bank inventory and preserve food integrity for the community in Peel Region.
Third Age Learning, Burlington
$10,200 over one year to provide stimulating programming and social interaction opportunities for seniors through an on-going lecture series.
Tottering Biped Theatre Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$20,000 over one year to stage "First Dance," a play to initiate post-performance dialogue between vulnerable individuals facing social stigmas, and members of their potential support groups, social services agencies and the broader Burlington community. These discussions will address the impact of alienation and the nature and benefits of effective support networks for those affected by bullying, homophobia and other forms of discrimination.
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
$131,000 over two years to launch Studio 89, social enterprise that is a fair trade cafe and and 'Artedemic' centre in Mississauga that provides youth with economic, skill building, art resources and entrepreneurial opportunities.