Animbiigoo Zaagiiigan Anishinaabek First Nation (Lake Nipigon Ojibway)
$50,000 over one year to purchase and install a picnic shelter for community gatherings on the land at Partridge Lake. It will be used for recreation and culture activities for people of all ages in the First Nation.
EcoSuperior Environmental Programs, as lead organization on this collaborative
$212,000 over three years to hire a coordinator to develop and implement a sustainable food strategy. This will help increase access to and awareness and knowledge of food systems for people of all ages and abilities in Thunder Bay and surrounding area.
Halkirk Twp. Fire Protection Team, as lead organization on this collaborative
$13,600 over one year to purchase chairs, shelving, storage, audiovisual and kitchen equipment and upgrade the outdoor area of the Fire/Community Hall. The equipment and upgrades will help the organization to continue providing recreation programs and services to residents in this small, rural community.
Journalists for Human Rights, as lead organization on this collaborative
$206,400 over one year to strengthen the Aboriginal voice in the northern and mainstream media. Funding will be used to deliver media training to members of six remote First Nations to develop the skills of Aboriginal journalists. In Thunder Bay regular workshops will link journalists to the Aboriginal community to explore media coverage. An online resource with training modules, case studies of Aboriginal reporting and a contact database will be created.
Lake of the Woods Arts Community
$98,000 over two years to hire a project manager to develop the Kenora Arts Project to help build the capacity of the arts sector in the community. Work includes development and implementation of an arts strategy, networking and partnership development, education and awareness raising, and development of a sustainability plan.
Lake of the Woods Soccer Association, as lead organization on this collaborative
$122,500 over one year to install artificial turf in the Jaffray Melick Arena in Kenora. This upgrade will convert the facility into a multi-use, all-season sport complex for local people of all ages to participate in physical activity programs.
Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts
$9,300 over one year to purchase portable dance flooring for use by the Festival and local dance companies at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. The equipment will benefit 500 dancers, many of them youth, and will help to attract more professional dance performances to the community.
Little Lions Waldorf Daycare & Kindergarten (Thunder Bay), as lead organization on this collaborative
$31,500 over three years to develop and distribute a trilingual (English, French, Ojibwe) discovery booklet targeted to local youth and their families participating in the Big Boreal Adventure program. The booklets will provide opportunities to learn more about local history through self-guided tours and family day exploration events.
The Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art
$75,000 over one year to hire a consultant to develop a capital fundraising feasibility study and an implementation plan for the Art Gallery to build a new facility. This work will determine the capital fundraising capability of the community and increase the capacity of the organization to implement the recommendations.
Thunder Bay Nordic Trails
$37,000 over one year to purchase snow grooming equipment that will be used for maintaining 100 km of trail and for first-response rescue operations at all three Thunder Bay Nordic Trails locations. Well-maintained trails will help encourage people of all ages to participate in the healthy and active sport of nordic skiing.
Township of Atikokan
$50,000 over one year to install playground equipment at Centennial Park. The equipment will help provide a safer, well-maintained space for physical activity for children of all ages in the community.
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Aguasabon Golf Club
$52,800 over one year to purchase a fairway mower to groom and maintain this community-run golf course. This will improve the quality of the course, helping to retain volunteers and attract new members in the Terrace Bay area to this healthy form of active recreation.
Avila Music School
$15,400 over one year to establish a music lending library in Thunder Bay. This will help ensure accessible and affordable music is available for musicians, teachers, students and communities of northwestern Ontario.
Canadian Red Cross Society, Thunder Bay and District Branch
$65,500 over one year to purchase shipping containers and a vehicle. The equipment will help the local Red Cross Disaster Management Team respond quickly and efficiently to disasters in northwestern Ontario.
Dryden Entertainment Series Inc.
$25,000 over one year to purchase sound and lighting equipment for local community performing arts events. This will enable the group to provide safer, higher quality entertainment for people of all ages in the community.
EcoSuperior Environmental Programs
$93,600 over one year to start developing a resource centre that showcases environmentally-conscious design for green living in Thunder Bay. It will provide a place for residents in the region to see eco-friendly products and practices in use for home and office settings.
Evergreen a United Neighbourhood
$76,200 over one year to renovate an existing Thunder Bay facility into a community gathering space. The building and the local park will serve as a neighbourhood hub that provides a variety of programs and services for children and youth at risk and their families.
GERALDTON NORDIC SKI CLUB
$6,300 over one year to purchase ski equipment that will be available for rent in the Greenstone area. The equipment will help encourage families and people of all ages to participate in the healthy and active sport of nordic skiing.
Lappe Nordic Ski Club
$15,000 over six months to purchase photo finish timing equipment for hosting local, provincial, national and international cross-country ski racing events. This equipment will assist the Club in hosting the World Junior & Under 23 Trials, and an Ontario Cup Race to be held in Thunder Bay in January 2013.
Leadership Thunder Bay, as lead organization on this collaborative
$43,000 over one year to develop an Aboriginal youth leadership program for youth aged 16 to 25 in Thunder Bay. It will feature a curriculum based on Aboriginal traditions and values within a leadership framework.
Nibinamik First Nation
$73,500 over one year to purchase equipment and hire professional artists to deliver a youth media outreach project, which will train youth aged 9 to 16 in media arts. Participants will learn skills to work collaboratively on music and video projects that will help engage the community in language and culture revitalization.
Pioneer Club Atikokan
$10,000 over six months to assist in the purchase of a handi-transit vehicle, which will provide accessible transportation for older adults and people with disabilities in the Atikokan area.
Superior Cross Country Ski Club
$14,000 over one year to purchase grooming equipment to maintain eight kilometres of ski trails in the Terrace Bay-Schreiber area. Well-maintained trails will help encourage people of all ages to participate in the healthy and active sport of nordic skiing.
Town of Marathon, as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to purchase digital projection equipment for use in the theatre and cultural centre located in the recreation complex. This will enable continued operation of the theatre and increased cultural, artistic and historical programming for the community.
Township of Emo, as lead organization on this collaborative
$46,600 over one year to install a wheelchair lift in the Public Library. This will help provide access to both the lower and upper levels of the library for people of all ages and abilities.
Township of O'Connor
$27,200 over one year to purchase and install new kitchen equipment and exhaust system in the community centre. This will assist in providing a safer and well-maintained facility to offer programs and services to people of all ages in this small rural community.
Wauzhushk Onigum Nation
$14,600 over one year to purchase tables, chairs and outdoor sound equipment for the youth and elder centre in the community. The equipment will assist in providing cultural, recreational and social programs and activities for people of all ages.
Beaten Path Nordic Trails
$14,900 over six months to purchase a snowmobile and trailer to help maintain cross country ski trails in the Atikokan-Quetico area. Well-maintained trails will help encourage people of all ages to participate in the healthy and active sport of nordic skiing.
City of Kenora
$15,000 over six months to install bicycle route signage in the community. The work will help ensure safe, well-used routes for resident and visitor cyclists of all ages.
FinnThunder Festival 2012
$10,000 over three months to purchase signage, promotional materials and equipment to increase awareness of the festival in Thunder Bay and celebrate Finnish culture and heritage.
Fort Severn First Nation
$15,000 over six months to improve the existing picnic area through landscaping and by installing restrooms and a shelter. The work will help ensure a safe and well-maintained outdoor gathering space for this remote, northern community.
$31,500 over one year to create strategic marketing and fund development plans. This will help increase the organization's capacity to raise funds to offer palliative care services in Thunder Bay and region.
Indian Youth Friendship Society
$15,000 over six months to replace the roof on the Friendship Centre, which will help ensure its continued use for urban Aboriginal social, cultural and recreational programming in Thunder Bay.
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake)
$85,500 over one year to purchase outdoor recreation equipment for a community-based healing program called MAMOW Against Drugs. The equipment will help provide a framework for wellness and recovery that enables participants to regain land-based skills and traditional ways of life.
MacDowell Lake First Nation
$15,000 over one year to purchase books to increase the collection of the local library. This will help make reading accessible and affordable for people of this small, remote community.
Nolalu Community Centre
$13,100 over one year to purchase and install new kitchen equipment in the community centre. This will assist in providing a safer, well-maintained facility to offer programs and services to people of all ages in this small, rural community.
Northwest Angle No. 33 First Nation
$12,300 over one year to purchase tables, chairs and sound equipment for community events and family-oriented classes in traditional arts, language and storytelling.
NW ON - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32 - Nipigon
$66,500 over one year to renovate and install equipment to ensure the entrance and stairs are more accessible and the facility is safer and well-maintained. A wide variety of activities will continue to be provided for people of all ages and abilities as a result of the upgrades.
Ojibways of Pic River
$72,000 over two years to offer an Anishinabe Youth Development Camp for youth aged 15 to 21. Youth from the community and region will participate in traditional knowledge and skills programs that will assist them in making positive life and career choices.
Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club
$25,900 over one year to purchase snowshoes and trail grooming equipment. The improvements and equipment will assist in the continued provision of multi-use trails for people of all ages in the Fort Frances area.
Rainy River District Women's Institute Museum
$15,000 over one year to renovate and improve to the facility to ensure it is more accessible for people of all ages and abilities in the community of Emo and surrounding area.
Roots To Harvest, as lead organization on this collaborative
$144,800 over three years to hire a project coordinator to expand programs for youth in the urban agriculture and local food sector. An experiential learning model will be developed, introducing young people to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario.
Willow Springs Creative Centre
$99,900 over three years to hire staff to increase the capacity of the organization to develop social enterprise skills. The project will include business plan, marketing and product development as well as building partnerships and networks to foster a social purpose enterprise.