Quinte, Kingston, Rideau

2012-2013

March 1
July 1
November 1

November 1 deadline

Bancroft Community Transit, as lead organization on this collaborative
$191,400 over three years to fund a regional community of practice to support and engage youth aged 11 to 22. Two part-time coordinators will be hired to help create a youth-driven regional social enterprise and evaluation platforms while building capacity and skills through training opportunities.

Brockville & Area Community Living Association
$57,500 over one year to install an elevator to ensure barrier-free access in one group home as well as access to recreational facilities, which will increase the well-being of the organization's residents.

Centre for Sustainable Watersheds, as lead organization on this collaborative
$69,600 over two years to engage residents in developing a lake management plan for Mississippi Lake. It will help protect and preserve the environmental health of the lake for current and future residents in the four surrounding municipalities in eastern Ontario.

Children's Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville, as lead organization on this collaborative
$75,000 over one year to hire a sustainability contractor who will raise funds and develop protocols to increase the capacity and sustainability of the Making Play Possible program so that it can continue to benefit over 500 local children each year.

Cloyne & District Historical Society
$39,800 over one year to enhance the organization's museum by constructing an accessible washroom, winterizing the facility and updating technology. This will increase the number of visitors and use of the database and archives in the Township of North Frontenac.

Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns
$110,000 over one year to construct a skate park in Shannon Park, which will provide recreational opportunities for youth in north Kingston.

Hospice Renfrew Inc.
$36,800 over one year to allow caregivers and health care providers in five palliative care agencies in the Champlain and Leeds-Grenville regions to access Ontario Telemedicine Network services. Membership in this network will create new opportunities for professional training, enhance communications between various service providers and allow for more ready access to physician consultations.

Kingston Artists Association Incorporated
$53,200 over one year to renovate the Association's new location at the Tett Centre, which will increase its accessibility and visibility. This will result in new collaborative partnerships with other arts organizations, an increase in educational tours and a greater number of visitors at its gallery.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board
$36,100 over one year to support improvements to the library in Hartington, which will benefit community members of all ages and abilities.

Le Centre social et culturel Frontenac
$36,800 over two years to hire a part-time volunteer coordinator, purchase a high-tech projector and replace the seats in the auditorium. This will improve the cultural events offered through the centre and increase space rentals.

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
$70,600 over one year to enhance the space in the fitness center to allow for more programs and equipment. Renovations will be completed and new equipment will be purchased for the benefit all community members

Municipality of Hastings Highlands
$15,000 over one year to implement a specialized LEGO program and purchase books for three libraries located in North Hastings. The LEGO program will require trained volunteers to introduce it to interested children, youth and adults, with a focus on everyday issues such as bullying, eating choices, obesity and more. The books will enhance the children's and adults' sections, providing more selection for community members.

Municipality of Tweed
$14,000 over one year to make the library facility and collection more accessible. A variety of upgrades will be made to benefit all users in the community.

NORTH HASTINGS COMMUNITY CUPBOARD
$71,000 over two years to strengthen the sustainability of the organization by increasing human resources and implementing a summer retail commercial outlet. This will allow the food bank to deliver fresh food to communities in Bancroft, Maynooth, Coe Hill and Cardiff.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 237 - Marmora
$70,200 over one year to provide accessibility and heating improvements to the facility, increasing barrier-free access to events for community members.

Smiths Falls Railway Museum Corporation
$68,000 over two years to expand the organization's capacity to raise funds, offer program and develop, which will benefit its 5,000 annual visitors in Smiths Fall and surrounding area.

Stirling Youth Action centre
$89,400 over two years to support the newly incorporated youth centre and strengthen its organizational capacity while becoming sustainable. This will be accomplished through hiring a full-time program coordinator to run the centre and establishing important relationships with the community.

Take Young People Seriously
$132,500 over three years to hire staff to deliver mental health awareness programs in schools and at the youth centre, engage youth in a peer mentorship program and a social media program. This will increase mental health literacy and help destigmatize mental health among over 500 youth in Almonte.

The Heart of Hastings Hospice
$87,500 over one year to build exterior ramps to increase accessibility to services for users and to hire an executive coordinator to guide the Hospice Home toward sustainability, ensuring the continuity of vital services in Hastings County.

THE JOE CHITHALEN MEMORIAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING LIBRARY
$14,900 over one year to renovate the new location in the Tett Centre, which will provide an appropriate climate for instruments and increase the number of borrowers and instrument loans in Kingston and surrounding region.

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
$125,200 over one year to make the new venue more accessible and purchase equipment for the library to increase membership and circulation and the opportunity for better community programming on site.

Township of Stirling-Rawdon
$44,100 over one year to support a major renovation campaign to help the township comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements. Improvements to the library will include restructuring the space for better access to equipment and materials and adding to technology resources. The transformation will provide a more functional space for users, staff and volunteers.

Verona Free Methodist Church
$72,900 over one year to construct an accessible washroom, renovate the kitchen, replace the heating and cooling system and enhance the audio equipment for the community hall. This will increase accessibility and community use and decrease operating costs..

Wellington District Lions Club
$15,000 over one year to purchase a dragon boat, a steering oar, life jackets and paddles to accommodate the growing demand for this sport in the community. The boats will be used by many people with a variety of abilities and will enhance the popular Dragon Boat Festival.

Wintergreen Studios
$35,000 over one year to develop and present environmental education workshops and tours at their location and in various communities, which will benefit over 400 people in eastern Ontario.

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July 1 deadline

851 Prince Edward Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets
$21,000 over one year to support improvements to the Picton-based facility, which will enable more people to access programs and events in a comfortable and barrier-free environment.

Big Brother Association of Kingston & District
$97,600 over three years to hire a full-time staff member that will facilitate relationships with community partners and ultimately ensure the sustainability of the Association's core programs. This will impact hundreds of children, their families and volunteers in the community.

Grenville Fish and Game Club
$25,000 over one year to purchase a new truck for transporting equipment for outdoor recreational activities, benefiting over 5,000 people annually across eastern Ontario.

Health Pursuits Reading and Research: MEND
$50,100 over one year to transform from a volunteer-run organization to one with part-time paid positions. This transformation is intended to raise the organization's profile in Kingston and Frontenac County and to enable it to secure long-term financial sponsors, which will positively impact the sustainability of its core programs.

Kingston & Area Olympic Wrestling Club
$35,000 over one year to purchase equipment that will raise the club's visibility across the province, enhance its ability to serve more wrestlers and increase its membership, serving more children and youth in Kingston area.

Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners
$14,900 over one year to purchase and install a dye station for the organization's new location in the Tett Centre. It will provide a community-based dye station that will benefit local members and artisans.

Kingston Potters' Guild
$45,600 over one year to support renovations that will provide the Guild with the ability to move into its new home in the revitalized Tett Centre. This move will increase its visibility in the community, attract new members and benefit the vastly growing artistic community in Kingston and surrounding area.

Kingston WritersFest
$136,000 over three years to build organizational capacity by transitioning from a volunteer-run festival to one with paid staff, which will increase its audience and strengthen its financial sustainability.

Madoc Trinity United Church
$15,000 over one year to renovate the washrooms so they will meet Building Code standards and become accessible for community members of all abilities attending programs and services at the community hall.

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy
$74,300 over two years to increase its organizational capacity for fundraising, volunteer base development and communication with the public. This will result in more protected lands and more land being used for the benefit of the community in eastern Ontario.

Old Church Theatre (Johnstown)
$54,700 over one year to purchase specialized equipment that will enable the theatre to provide better quality service to audience members and stakeholders. This will be done through the development of video programs that will be made available to the public for purchase, thus contributing to program sustainability.

Operation Harvest Sharing
$124,500 over one year to replace the roof, exterior walls and three windows, which will reduce heating costs and allow the organization to better serve its 12,000 clients in Brockville and surrounding area.

Perth Theatre Project
$107,300 over one year to install an elevator to make the second-floor theatre physically accessible to the more than 4,000 people from Perth and the surrounding area who attend its events.

Recreation Outreach Centre, ROC
$59,200 over one year to support the expansion of the ROCK IT program into all schools in Prince Edward County by providing funds to hire a full-time Program Coordinator and two part-time Program Staff. The expansion will enable program staff to deliver services to more girls and to develop a curriculum that will enable boys to participate during the following school year.

Reelout Arts Project Inc.
$12,100 over one year to organize Reelout 4 Teens, a project that will provide youth with leadership experience through organizing film screenings, and workshops for youth focused on skill building and addressing bullying, as part of Reelout's annual film festival in Kingston.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 - Brockville
$77,500 over one year to update the heating and cooling system, which will help the facility become safer and more comfortable for residents of Brockville and surrounding area, and will reduce operating costs.

Royal Kingston Curling Club
$33,500 over one year to purchase a dehumidifier that will increase the health and safety conditions for all who use the facility for social and recreational events. The facility is used by more than 6,000 club members and local residents annually.

Sharbot Lake United Church
$23,400 over one year to provide exterior and interior upgrades to the community hall portion of the venue. It will include roof replacement, wall and ceiling insulation, two new fire-rated exterior doors and an awning over the rear exit door. Upgrades will ensure that the building continues to be a suitable location for community members to attend programs and events.

St Matthews Anglican Church
$10,600 over one year to provide barrier-free access to Marlbank residents by renovating the building to include a single, unisex, accessible washroom. Benefits to the rural community will be apparent through increased attendance in programs offered on site.

Township of Montague
$32,500 over one year to purchase equipment that will revitalize the Montague Centennial Hall, which will increase the community's use of and satisfaction with the building.

Township of Stirling-Rawdon
$150,000 over one year to install equipment in three separate playgrounds throughout the township. Two sites will be equipped with accessibility features while one is scheduled for accessibility enhancements in the near future. Over 500 community members and visitors will benefit from the playground equipment.

Village of Merrickville-Wolford
$37,700 over one year to revitalize the community centre and surrounding grounds in time for the Merrickville Agricultural Society's 175th Anniversary and to increase community use of the facilities by residents of the village and surrounding area.

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March 1 deadline

Bancroft Curling Club
$107,300 over one year to revitalize the aging club through repairs and upgrades to the roof, the furnace and a water on demand installation. Funding will also cover renovations and insulation work on the clubhouse. These will increase use of the facility by community members for public and private events and will decrease the need for residents to travel out of town to find an appropriate venue.

Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, as lead organization on this collaborative
$77,900 over two years to hire a full-time coordinator who will raise the profiles of the two collaborative partners and increase their organizational capacity through educating the community on three key areas: volunteering; local food and healthy eating; and how decisions impact local economic development.

Centreville Agricultural Society
$62,300 over one year to install a playground structure that will accommodate a minimum of 300 children aged 5 to 9 from Centreville and surrounding areas. This project is the first of three phases in providing an accessible, modern and safe playground for all children.

Cumann Na Gaeltachta
$61,700 over one year to support the growth of the Oireachtas Festival and the annual summer camp program by purchasing essential equipment as well as providing operating costs needed to meet participant demand. This will enable the organization based in Lennox and Addington County to better serve participants and to have time to begin executing its business plan, which includes developing and implementing new projects.

Friends of East Lake, as lead organization on this collaborative
$69,100 over two years to support the work involved in creating a shoreland management plan. Policies will be developed and added to the county's official plan. This project will greatly impact next steps in preserving the local habitat and ecosystem.

Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network
$59,000 over one year to hire staff and consulting help and purchase materials. This will strengthen the organization's managerial capacity, fundraising and communications and mark its 10th anniversary, which will help the network contribute to fostering environmental sustainability in the region.

Land O' Lakes Curling Club Inc.
$100,000 over one year to replace the aging ice chiller, decreasing the chances of having to shut down the facility for an undetermined period of time. This proactive measure will ensure that community members continue to have a place to curl and convene for social and recreational events.

Pakenham Curling Club
$50,000 over one year to replace the unrepairable ice chiller and associated equipment, enabling the facility to re-open its doors to community members who use the club to hold social and recreational events.

Plainfield Community Homes
$66,100 over two years to hire a Project Coordinator to develop, lead and enhance a Rotary at Work program that will match people with disabilities to potential employers throughout Hastings County.

Polaris Institute
$88,100 over two years to develop bilingual educational resources on water sustainability and water justice for use in secondary school classrooms and in communities across Quinte, Kingston and Rideau.

Quinte Dolphins Swim Club Inc
$13,600 over one year to strengthen the safety conditions for competitive, non-competitive and recreational swimmers in Prince Edward County who use the club's equipment by purchasing six starter blocks/diving platforms and a lane rope storage reel.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 231 - Rideau Lakes, Portland
$82,800 over one year to build an accessible washroom, strengthen the main hall floor, renovate the kitchen and upgrade the heating system. This will help the facility become more safe, accessible, energy-efficient and comfortable for people living in the greater Portland area.

The Delta Mill Society
$86,400 over one year to construct a ramp and accessible washroom, install a water treatment system and emergency devices and improve the main hall. These upgrades will increase accessibility, safety and use for the 9,800 annual visitors of the Old Town Hall in Delta.

The Hearing Foundation of Canada/La Fondation Canadienne de l'Ouie, as lead organization on this collaborative
$105,500 over three years to prevent noise-induced hearing loss to more than 6,000 Grade 4 students in Leeds and Grenville, Lanark, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell regions by delivering a free educational program. The program, which can be delivered in French if requested, demonstrates the causes and impact of hearing loss on one's life and shows the students how to change the way they listen to music and reduce their exposure to noise at public music and sporting events.

The People's Theatre Kingston, Inc.
$60,000 over three years to fund the collaborative development of the Kingston Theatre Alliance, which will build the capacity of the local theatre sector.

The Trillium School of Gymnastics Incorporated
$71,800 over one year to continue to provide safe, current and standard equipment to reduce the risk of injury and offer quality gymnastics programs in Kingston and the surrounding area. The new equipment will benefit over 6,000 children aged 18 months and older who participate in healthy recreation through gymnastics programs.

Town of Mississippi Mills
$70,000 over one year to provide all community members wishing to use the library with barrier-free access to services in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards. These enhancements will increase the number of library patrons.

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
$45,200 over one year to develop a park space at historic Haskin's Point that will benefit the 550 local households and create an attraction for visitors to the hamlet of Seeley's Bay.

Youth Diversion Program
$88,700 over two years to hire a full-time Intervention Specialist who will adapt the Mediating through Empowering and Nurturing Dialogue (MEND) program to accommodate the needs of social service agencies across Frontenac and Lennox and Addington counties and to train them in conflict resolution and prevention.

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