Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound & Timiskaming


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November 1 deadline

Centre Communautaire de Lavigne
$10,000 over one year to install a steel roof at this valuable community centre space. Renovations will help to ensure the building is able to continue to support this small community's recreation and social activities for many more years.

City of Temiskaming Shores
$29,900 over one year to develop and deliver a series of information sessions to enhance the technological literacy of library volunteers, staff and users, including youth and seniors. These workshops will enable all to make better use of technology and the modern resources available to them.

Cultural Careers Council Ontario
$408,000 over three years to build organizational partnerships and regional hubs for business skills training and mentorship programs for artists, organizations and creative enterprises in Kingston, Guelph, Nipissing, Huntsville, Sudbury and Greater Toronto.

Municipality of Temagami
$39,300 over one year to improve accessibility to the Welcome Centre, which houses a library, a theatre, a visitor centre and municipal offices. New doors, automatic door openers and a fully accessible unisex/family washroom will be installed at ground level. Renovations will ensure that all residents, regardless of age or ability, are able to make better use of the programs and services.

Muskoka Community Futures Development Corporation
$72,800 over three years to hire a business coach to provide dedicated, in-depth business growth and business turnaround coaching services to small- and medium-sized entreprises in Muskoka. The development of a succession of business programs will support entrepreneurs through a continuum of programming and enhance their ability to grow and succeed.

Muskoka Conservancy
$33,200 over one year to hire a coordinator to establish a standard monitoring program for conservation and nature reserve properties under its protection. This will help to ensure the organization is able to meet its legal and moral obligations to monitor, document and protect the properties' conservation status.

Town of Cobalt
$41,200 over one year to replace outdated and unsafe playground equipment at the Teck Prospect Park and install two shade pavillions. New, modern equipment will provide children and their families with recreational opportunities for many years .

Township of Coleman
$19,900 over one year to install new playground equipment and bicycle racks at the Bass Lake Public Beach. This new equipment will provide more recreational opportunities for young children and their families.

Township of Machar
$47,300 over one year to replace outdated and unsafe playground equipment at the Eagle Lake Narrows Beach. New playground equipment, benches and garbage cans will ensure children of full-time residents and visitors will have access to safe, modern playground equipment.

West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce, as lead organization on this collaborative
$80,800 over three years to hire a project staff person to build the capacity of the West Nipissing area's agriculture sector and enhance collaboration within it. Through formal networking and learning events, more people will become aware of the availability of local agricultural products and services and the benefits of supporting each other.

West Parry Sound District Museum
$150,000 over one year to replace the electric heating and air conditioning unit with a new high-efficiency geothermal HVAC system. The new unit will reduce energy costs and better safeguard the museum's artifact collection.

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July 1 deadline

547 Canuck North Bay R.C. (Air) Cadets
$8,900 over one year to purchase canoes, safety equipment and a trailer to transport the canoes. This new equipment will help to support the programming needs of a young and growing membership.

Affirmative Dynamic Industries
$96,700 over one year to hire a full-time manager and to lease space to house the organization's administrative services and client-based programs. A new website, shelving, display units and lighting will help the organization continue to provide support services and employment programs for a growing number of people diagnosed with mental illness in North Bay and area.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka
$58,100 over one year to hire a full-time executive director/caseworker and a management consultant to work with the board and the community. They will carry out a newly developed strategic plan, including strengthening board governance. This will help build the organization's capacity to continue to deliver quality programming for local youth.

Mattawa Senior Citizens Club
$13,400 over one year to purchase chairs, a television, a WII games system, a stand up freezer and dishes. The Club's facilities will be better equipped for the benefit of its members and other users during community gatherings and events, and programming will be enhanced.

New Liskeard Agricultural Society
$40,500 over one year to purchase folding chairs and chair clips, tables, picnic tables and a storage trailer for use by the Agricultural Society and other community groups. This equipment will help to ensure that organizations are better able to host special events and comfortably accommodate those who attend them.

North Bay Indian Friendship Centre
$92,400 over two years to hire a research team who will carry out a community-based research and social-action project to address racism. This will increase cross-cultural awareness, promote respect for Aboriginal culture and boost economic, social and educational opportunities for all members of the community.

SAVOUR Muskoka
$118,800 over two years to hire a project manager to convene local food stakeholders, develop a local food charter and deliver events and programs to promote the availability of local food. These will increase public awareness of local farm and culinary capacities, resulting in increased local food distribution and consumption across the Muskoka and Parry Sound districts.

$15,000 over one year to improve ice conditions by installing a steel roof over top of the ice area. This will help to ensure the sport of curling continues to be available to local community members of all ages.

The Corporation of the Township of Harley
$5,700 over one year to replace the aging, unsafe swing set and wave slide in the playground area adjacent to the ball park. This new equipment will ensure children have access to safe, well-maintained playground equipment.

Town of Huntsville
$150,000 over one year to install a sound attenuation system at the Don Lough Arena in support of the municipality's master improvement plan. This sound system will increase the ability to attract provincial and national signature events, which bring huge economic benefits to the region.

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March 1 deadline

Independent Living Services of Simcoe County & Area, as lead organization on this collaborative
$103,500 over three years to support the activities of a collaborative of 29 community support service agencies in North Simcoe-Muskoka. The collaborative will hire contract staff to provide professional development training, initiate better health and safety policies and practices, help reduce staff turnover and increase recruitment by streamlining job descriptions, developing career progression paths and supporting accreditation activities.

Le Centre culturel ARTEM
$42,700 over one year to develop and host a series of French-language, interactive, web-based, self-guided historical and healthy living physical activity tours in Northern Ontario. These tools will promote local history and increase physical fitness among local residents and tourists.

Les Compagnons des francs loisirs, as lead organization on this collaborative
$106,000 over two years to hire a special events coordinator and a communications coordinator to boost pride within the Francophone community, facilitate greater collaboration among community members and increase their participation in Francophone activities in North Bay and surrounding areas.

Matachewan First Nation
$30,000 over one year to install a roof over the outdoor rink. This will allow four-season use of the facility, providing more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage in a wider range of sport, recreation and social activities.

Municipality of Temagami
$122,700 over one year to upgrade the kitchen and canteen areas of the community centre and the sound and projector systems at the theatre located in the Welcome Centre. Funding is also for purchasing sound equipment, event tents, tables, chairs and benches for use at outdoor events and festivals. This will ensure that people of all ages and abilities can continue to participate in cultural and social activities.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 390 - South River Memorial
$15,000 over one year to install a new, high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit. This will help the organization reduce its heat and electricity bills so that it can continue to offer a recreation and social gathering space for community groups and citizens of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

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.

SouthShore Snowmobile Club
$19,900 over one year to purchase a new drag to ensure volunteers will be able to better maintain the organization's 346-km trail system. This will entice its members and a growing number of visitors to continue to participate in snowmobile activities, which contribute to the economy of the communities along the trail system.

Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club
$13,000 over one year to install a pole-mounted LED light system along the trail's stadium area. This will increase programming offered to participants of all ages, but especially youth and beginner skiers by introducing night skiing.

Town of Charlton & Dack
$23,200 over one year to improve the municipal beach area by upgrading the washroom facility, the change room and the shelter and installing picnic tables, a bicycle rack, outdoor exercise equipment and a new floating swimming dock. These improvements will provide safer, more usable beach facilities for members of the community of all ages.

Town of Huntsville
$36,000 over one year to establish a creativity and exploration hub at the Huntsville Library. Space within the library will be renovated to house a fully equipped and furnished computer area where patrons of all ages and abilities will have access to one-on-one or group lessons to increase their computer knowledge and skills.

Township of Chisholm
$48,900 over one year to create a new playground area within the municipality. New playground equipment will be purchased and installed, providing recreation opportunities for children and families not currently available.

Village of Burk's Falls
$40,000 over one year to create a new playground area within the municipality. Playground equipment will be purchased and installed. This will provide recreational opportunities for children and their families which are not currently available.

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.

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