Thames Valley

2012-2013

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November 1 deadline

African Canadian Federation of London Ontario & Area
$110,000 over two years to fund salary, administrative and programming expenses to deliver services and increase awareness, participation and involvement of African Canadians in community development in London and area.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area
$50,800 over two years to strengthen community presence, shorten wait times and improve the organization's financial stability through the implementation of a strategic plan.

Canadian Latin American Association - CALA -
$85,000 over two years to build the organization's service delivery capacity by hiring a manager. This will help more Latin American community members in London with support, guidance and training services.

Centre communautaire régional de London
$95,000 over two years to enhance the organization's capacity to deliver social, cultural and recreational programming to the large Francophone community living in London and surroundings. Funding will also support some salary, marketing and renovation costs.

Cheshire Homes of London Inc.
$26,500 over two years to expand adaptive cooking instruction classes for people living with disabilities with the goal of teaching them the basics of healthy cooking, meal planning and grocery shopping budgeting.

Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board
$19,400 over one year to engage employers in hiring people who have disabilities by developing a media awareness strategy in London.

Emerging Leaders London Community Network
$90,000 over two years to strengthen the organization's capacity to deliver services to its targeted clientele. This will help to attract, retain, and engage the 20 to 44 year old talent pool in the City of London. Funding will support salary, some programming and equipment costs.

Helping Unite Belmont Inc.
$111,900 over one year to further develop the recreational complex in Belmont with the addition of a splash pad and skate park, providing greater opportunities for unstructured play.

Italian Seniors' Project
$26,000 over one year to help sustain Festa Italiana, one of the most popular cultural festivals in London which celebrates Italian culture, heritage and traditions. Funding will support an administrator’s salary and marketing expenses.

KOMOKA RAILWAY MUSEUM INC
$18,200 over one year to preserve artifacts illustrating the history of the railroad by replacing the roof on the primary exhibit building of the railway museum.

La ribambelle centre préscolaire francophone de London
$9,400 over one year to increase capacity and strengthen operations by developing a five-year strategic plan and revising the current policy and procedures manual. Funding will support hiring a consultant.

Oneida Nation of the Thames
$150,000 over two years to preserve the language and culture of the Oneida Nation by creating language and culture videos engaging community elders to tell the story and transfer knowledge to youth.

Oxford County Library Board
$40,400 over one year to modernize the Tillsonburg library by purchasing equipment and creating study spaces, comfortable seating, child specific areas and increased programming capabilities.

Oxford County Naval Veterans Association
$45,000 over one year to replace the roof of this well used community facility located in Woodstock.

Port Stanley Festival Theatre
$103,000 over one year to renovate and expand the theatre building to increase the number of seats, improve the backstage space, enhance the rehearsal hall and create a multipurpose public meeting room overlooking Port Stanley harbour and Kettle Creek.

PORTUGUESE CANADIAN CLUB OF STRATHROY
$25,300 over one year to install new kitchen equipment which will improve the community club's ability to hold events and raise funds.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 341 - Parkhill
$74,000 over one year to improve the community space at this Legion by renovating and equipping the kitchen.

Serenity House Hospice Inc.
$17,300 over one year to develop culturally sensitive and language appropriate hospice services and resources for people in Elgin County.

ST. JOSEPH CHALDEAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
$24,500 over one year to buy new equipment and help the Chaldean community in London implement a youth community centre with the goal of providing social, cultural and recreational programming to their youth.

Women's Rural Resource Centre
$147,500 over two years to support women victims of violence with a comprehensive range of community services in Strathroy and area. Funding will support a project coordinator's salary and program costs.

YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, as lead organization on this collaborative
$114,700 over three years to help this collaborative implement the Bridges Out of Poverty model in Elgin County which will expand the social capital of those living in chronic poverty, by fostering relationships across varying income level class lines.

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July 1 deadline

Alzheimer Society of Oxford
$112,900 over one year to increase the available office and meeting space to allow for the delivery of more programs, and to add a ramp to make the building accessible to all community members.

Anago (Non) Residential Resources Inc
$59,600 over one year to build a solid information technology infrastructure and pay for a part-time project coordinator who will improve their ability to provide effective and needed service to their clients in Middlesex.

Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario de London-Sarnia
$15,900 over one year to help the organization review their mission and strategic direction in order to remain viable and relevant. The grant will help with consulting services and community consultations costs so that the Association can respond better to the needs of Francophone newcomers in the region.

Bethany Lutheran Church
$25,000 over one year to make the community meeting space accessible to all by the addition of fully accessible washrooms and entryway improvements.

Drumbo Agricultural Society
$24,000 over one year to stop structural damage from continuing to affect a building on the fairgrounds by correction of the roof line and replacement of a main doorway.

Embro Minor Ball Association
$36,000 over one year to upgrade the community baseball venue with a home run fence and additional lighting to improve safety and appeal of the diamond for players.

Family Math Canada Foundation
$38,100 over one year to support this organization in updating their website, producing a new video and creating a strategic plan. The video and website will enable parents and early childhood educators to access innovative tools and resources in order to stimulate conversations that will help children in London master basic math concepts while undertaking everyday activities.

Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs
$160,000 over two years to hire a business counsellor and administrative staff who will provide intensive support to entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses in order to increase employment opportunities and economic prosperity in Elgin County, an area negatively impacted by manufacturing job loss. Partial funding through the Future Fund program will deepen the impact of the grant by supporting a longer term of core funding and providing for learning opportunities.

Junior Achievement of London & District
$45,000 over two years to expand the Dollars with Sense and Economics for Success programs in more schools. These programs will improve and develop financial literacy and budgeting skills in Grade 7 and 8 students.

Kala Manjari
$36,400 over one year to increase collaboration among South Asian ethno-cultural groups by creating a web portal in London which will help with stakeholder engagement, community calendar of events and activities, social media connections and community resources.

London Sports Council, as lead organization on this collaborative
$9,500 over one year to create a website which will raise awareness of and participation in the London Sports Hall of Fame.

LVC London Volleyball Club
$14,200 over one year to purchase equipment to help start a new volleyball club that will provide accessible opportunities for physical activity to children and youth in the community.

Mount Brydges Skating Club
$12,400 over one year to pay for equipment and some operating costs to help the club provide accessible physical and recreational skating activities for children in this small community.

Municipality of Thames Centre
$50,000 over one year to build a new splash park in Thorndale and provide access to free recreational activities for children and families in this small rural community.

Nokee Kwe Occupational Skill Development Inc.
$75,000 over one year to test pilot an employment training program in London-Middlesex that will address skill shortages and gaps in the labour market. This program will improve employment opportunities for urban Aboriginals and those affected by the downturn in the manufacturing sector. 80% of training program graduates will find employment within three months of training completion. Funds are also for hiring a project coordinator.

Norwich and District Historical Society
$35,400 over eight months to restore and preserve an old country church building, adding to the heritage experience and educational program available at the Norwich Museum site.

Optimist Club of East Oxford - Oxford Centre
$24,400 over one year to make the community centre fully accessible to all community members with automated door and a ramped entrance, and to increase the energy effectiveness by installation of new windows.

OSGA District 29 - Huron Perth Middlesex
$15,000 over one year to help organize and promote the Southwest Regional 55+ Games in the county of Middlesex.The Games will help to raise awareness of the health and well being benefits of physical activity and active living in the host communities. 250 volunteers will be recruited.

Over 55 (London) Inc
$69,800 over two years to support older workers to access skilled and unskilled work and expand the organization's social enterprise. Funds will also pay for hiring a full time coordinator.

PORT STANLEY UNITED CHURCH
$46,300 over one year to increase access to all floors of the building by the installation of an elevator. The grant will also fund the renovation of washrooms.

ReForest London
$120,000 over two years to help implement two new programs that will promote and expand tree planting in residential and commercial areas in the City of London. Funds will also be used for volunteer recruitment and training and for a project coordinator.

Regroupement Multiculturel Francophone de London
$62,000 over two years to pay for a part-time coordinator and some operating expenses to help them successfully implement the recommendations of their new strategic plan, and to respond to the pressing needs of the different Francophone ethnocultural organizations in the area.

ROTARY CLUB OF AYLMER
$55,000 over one year to install a splash pad in Balmoral Park in downtown Aylmer which will increase the options for active play.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 221 - West Elgin, West Lorne
$4,800 over eight months to improve the wiring system to allow the Legion to continue safely supporting the community with events and services.

South-West Oxford Township
$66,100 over eight months to install playground equipment in the Tommy Williams park located in Sweaburg, creating more options for active play for children of the community.

St. Thomas-Elgin Second Stage Transitional Residence
$31,000 over one year to replace the perimeter fencing and garbage collection area to ensure the safety of women and their children living in the residential units.

The Corporation of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex
$36,400 over one year to renovate the tennis courts in Glencoe and increase access to structured and unstructured physical activity opportunities for all residents in this small rural community.

The London Multicultural Community Association
$25,000 over one year to hire a consultant to conduct a needs assessment study which will address business acceleration needs of newcomer and immigrant business entrepreneurs in London.

The West Elgin Dramatics Society (WEDS)
$15,000 over one year to replace the equipment in the community theatre in Dutton to create a safer and more reliable lighting system.

Township of Southwold
$35,000 over one year to install playground equipment in the community of Fingal, creating additional opportunities for active and unstructured play for youngsters.

Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London, Inc.
$12,500 over one year to build a new concrete ramp and landing at the main building entrance that will make the facilities fully accessible to all users and residents.

Victim Services of Middlesex County
$108,500 over two years to build the community capacity in Strathroy to better support victims of domestic violence and perpetrators. Funding will help the offender support program and victim safety programs. The grant will also pay for some salary and training costs.

Wellspring London and Region
$105,000 over three years to develop the organization's fundraising and promotional capacity by hiring a part-time fund development assistant. This will allow the organization to build a more secure, sustainable funding model for the delivery of supportive cancer care services to those in need in the community.

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March 1 deadline

Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association
$85,000 over two years to implement the El Sistema Aeolian, a free, intensive and accessible after school orchestral program that will provide 100 children and youth the opportunity to get involved in a world-renowned musical program, with the goal of helping them achieve their full potential and enrich the London community.

Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex
$39,200 over one year to develop 50 videos that will help increase awareness of Alzheimer Disease and related dementia, its risk factors, the benefits of early diagnosis and programs and educational resources that are available for people impacted by this.

Athletics Ontario, as lead organization on this collaborative
$30,000 over six months to improve the ability of the St. Thomas Legion Track and Field Club to deliver services and host events by replacing and adding equipment.

Chippewas of the Thames
$115,000 over two years to implement a comprehensive youth engagement and development strategy that will provide healthy social and recreational opportunities for youth in this marginalized community. Funding is for a project coordinator's salary and basic administrative costs.

Columbus Club of St Thomas
$46,500 over eight months to replace the leaking roof and improve accessibility by widening the doorways which will ensure the ongoing availability of this hall used extensively by community groups.

EAGLE COMMUNITY CENTRE (Inc)
$9,100 over six months to increase public usage of the community centre by improved energy efficiency and updated equipment.

Elgin-St. Thomas Youth Employment Counselling Centre
$68,400 over two years to enhance the volunteer experience and increase the number of volunteers involved at the Talbot Teen Centre through the hiring of a designated volunteer coordinator.

Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$127,000 over two years to establish safe and creative social spaces in five community-based resource centres throughout the geographic proximity of London. This will enable youth who are experiencing barriers to full participation in community life, the opportunity to participate in art creation projects that will develop their reflective and critical thinking skills, leadership skills and assist them to create career and personal goals.

John Howard Society of London and District, as lead organization on this collaborative
$64,200 over one year to implement a pilot project in the Karen and Vietnamese communities in London that will increase their knowledge and understanding of justice, child welfare and protective services in Canada, therefore increasing their capacity to access those services.

London Regional Art and Historical Museum
$149,600 over two years to hire a coordinator to implement community engagement initiatives that will help attract diverse audiences to the Museum. Funding is also for outreach and expansion materials costs, rebranding, marketing and administrative costs.

Oxford County Library Board
$10,500 over six months to modernize the library facilities by creating a special children's area and more accessible shelving in the branch located in Innerkip.

Sexual Assault Centre London, as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,800 over one year to develop and implement a coordinated community plan to effectively respond to human trafficking issues. This project will help enhance the community’s ability to recognize trafficking and to more effectively facilitate referrals of trafficking victims to appropriate resources and services.

South Gate Centre Inc.
$78,500 over two years to strengthen support to volunteers and integrate all core functions of the organization in Woodstock through the implementation of a new computer program and network.

Sparta Community Society
$52,000 over eight months to restore the exterior brick work of this heritage building to maintain a safe and secure place for community members to meet and participate in programs and events.

The Ausable Community Centre, as lead organization on this collaborative
$34,500 over one year to develop and implement an After School Program for Youth in the Lucan-Biddulph area. This new program will help provide learning and recreational opportunities to students and youth in this small rural community.

The Independent Living Centre London and Area
$26,800 over two years to help expand adaptive cooking instruction classes for people living with disabilities. The goal of these classes is to teach the basics of healthy cooking and eating, meal planning, budgeting and grocery shopping.

Tillsonburg Rowing Club, as lead organization on this collaborative
$56,700 over six months to improve safety and access to Lake Lisgard for community groups by replacing the dock.

Township of East Zorra - Tavistock
$150,000 over one year to replace an aging pavilion in the local Queen's Park with a new structure that will contain accessible washrooms providing residents with a safe shelter to gather together for programs and fellowship.

Township of Malahide
$19,700 over six months to improve safety conditions at the baseball diamond located at Malahide Community Place by refurbishment of the lights.

Tree Canada Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$26,000 over six months to increase awareness of the issues and benefits of active urban forestry through the delivery of a three-day national conference in October 2012 in London.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited
$149,800 over one year to complete the construction of a community meeting room and other renovations at the Cornerstone building in London which is a community hub that houses a variety of youth services and vibrant social enterprises operated through youth leadership.

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