Action for People with Neuropathic Pain
$14,100 over one year to support people experiencing chronic neuropathic pain by developing a peer support model in Dufferin. Funds will also support a trainer's salary.
Active Cambridge Fitness Program
$72,000 over two years to improve physical activity levels of residents in Cambridge and Waterloo region by creating tv and web produced materials that emphasize the benefits of physical activity and available programs.
Big Brothers Association of Dufferin and District
$93,500 over two years to increase the organization's capacity to fundraise and communicate with external stakeholders in Dufferin County. The grant will support a fundraising coordinator's salary as well as program costs.
Cambridge Highland Games, as lead organization on this collaborative
$54,900 over three years to increase the number of people participating in public arts, culture and recreational events in Cambridge. Funding is for the rental and purchase of capital equipment like tents and staging equipment that will be shared among Cambridge Highland Games, Tour de Grand, Cambridge Riverfest, Arts Festival and seven other large public events.
Community Living Guelph Wellington
$80,000 over one year to provide an accessible and barrier free playground for the residents of Centre Wellington.
David Suzuki Foundation
$120,000 over two years to increase the number of local human and ecological health initiatives in Waterloo region by supporting the development of three projects: Camp Suzuki, the "30 by 30 Challenge" and the Teacher Ambassador program. Funding will also pay for some part time coordinator salaries.
Drayton Theatres Inc.
$77,300 over one year to have access to a high-quality performance space for citizens and arts groups in the Cambridge community. Funding is for buying lighting and sound equipment.
Fashion History Museum
$41,300 over one year to increase the capacity of this new Waterloo organization to create local access to history and culture through the lens of fashion and vintage clothing exhibits. The grant will support the hiring of staff, and the development and implementation of a strategic fundraising plan.
Grand River Bridge Club
$23,400 over one year to support minor renovations to the front vestibule and make the washroom handicap accessible, as well as help purchase new equipment for this club in Waterloo region.
Grand River Film Festival
$24,800 over one year to sustain and grow local participation in film arts by supporting the development and implementation of a strategic business plan for an annual film festival in Waterloo region. Funding will also support a project manager and consultant fees.
Guelph Environmental Leadership
$181,400 over three years to increase the energy efficiency of homes and communities in Guelph by providing citizens with access to energy reduction strategies. Funding will support program costs and a staff person salary to build and strengthen partnerships and engage the community.
Harriston Historical Society
$21,600 over one year to offer local history education workshops to students and the public and to increase access to historical records and artifacts for the community. Funding is for purchasing a computer, storage cabinets and display cases for the gallery.
Kitchener-Waterloo Urban Native Wigwam Project
$40,400 over one year to train volunteers and residents on effective household budgeting and to address issues of hoarding in a culturally sensitive and evidenced based manner. The project will also produce culturally appropriate training manuals that can be used beyond the grant period.
Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre
$46,000 over one year to improve access to a safe space for mothers and children in Guelph. The grant will help renovate the driveway and porch steps for easier stroller access, install a new ramp, and pay for some management software that will help the organization to better manage its operations.
Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce
$117,200 over three years to increase the access community organizations have to training, volunteer recruitment and retention resources. The grant will support program costs and a community animator's salary.
Sunbeam Residential Development Centre
$23,500 over one year to improve participation in community activities of physically challenged children and adults in Waterloo region by funding a para transit wheelchair adapted mini bus.
Supportive Housing of Waterloo, as lead organization on this collaborative
$224,500 over three years to support this collaborative of various organizations in Waterloo region to respond to the growing issue of hoarding. Funding will pay for a project coordinator, community outreach, implementation, training, and program evaluation costs.
The Children's Aid Society of the County of Dufferin, as lead organization on this collaborative
$123,400 over three years to develop and implement a community violence/threat risk protocol for Dufferin and Wellington county. This collaborative will provide training to community organizations to identify behaviour that may pose a potential risk for violence, promoting the safety of the community. Funding will support a community coordinator’s salary and training costs.
The Elmira Kiwanis Club Trust, as lead organization on this collaborative
$149,000 over one year to purchase and install specially designed sensory playground and outdoor gym equipment. This will provide opportunities for children and seniors, especially those with physical and sensory processing barriers, to fully participate in safe and active recreation programming.
United Way Community Services of Guelph and Wellington
$79,600 over three years to help the organization convert their existing fundraising database to a new one which will improve efficiency, fundraising ability and programs, as well as liaison with their partners and funded agencies.
White Owl Native Ancestry Association
$141,000 over three years to deliver nutrition, counseling and recreational activities to aboriginal children and youth in Waterloo by hiring a project coordinator, funding workshop materials and honoraria for workshop activity leaders. The grant will also support the development of a strategic plan so that the program can be sustained beyond the grant period.
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1849 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
$32,200 over one year to purchase a re-purposed portable building thereby increasing the capacity of the organization to deliver effective programming in Dufferin County.
Abbeyfield Houses Society of Guelph
$61,000 over three years to increase capacity by providing training, staffing and renovations to a drop in center for homeless and difficult to house youth in Guelph.
African Canadian Association of the Waterloo Region and Area
$69,200 over two years to increase appreciation for a healthy eco-system and increase employability of lower income and new immigrant youth in Kitchener Waterloo by developing a youth focused community garden project. Funding will be used to support staffing and program costs.
$12,600 over one year to purchase a new Dragon-boat, thereby increasing the capacity of the organization to enter into more races which will increase fundraised dollars and serve more women who are survivors of breast cancer in Wellington County.
Club Warrior Swimmers @ University of Waterloo
$11,400 over one year to increase the capacity of the organization to offer more swimming programs for children and youth in Waterloo region and beyond, through the purchase and installation of swim timing equipment and clocks.
Dunara Homes for Recovery Inc
$141,500 over two years to support salary and program costs in order to build the capacity of partner organizations to develop a county-wide protocol and community response to the problem of hoarding in Wellington County.
Guelph Arts Council
$92,700 over two years to increase the organization's capacity to assume the lead role in developing a community arts hub in Guelph. The grant would allow the organization to hire a staff person to coordinate partnering organizations, community artists and arts organizations as well as landlords to ensure that the project is completed via a process that engages and consults with community.
Guelph Chamber of Commerce
$103,600 over two years to increase the sustainability and impact of large cross-sector projects in Guelph by broadening the reach and strengthening the capacity of the Guelph Sustainable Solutions initiative. Funding will provide salary for a project coordinator and administrative staff.
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.
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.
J.M. Drama Alumni
$177,000 over three years to enhance an affordable community performance space in Kitchener by replacing theatre curtains, installing new flooring, upgrading theatrical lighting and by adding a washroom. The grant also supports the hiring of a full-time artistic director and a part-time volunteer coordinator.
Kwartzlab Society Inc
$15,000 over one year to enhance entrepreneurship and increase artisan and 'Do It Yourself' skills in young people designing as well as producing manufactured goods. The grant will enable the purchase of a welder, wood router, 3D printer, metal lathe, and other high tech tools and accessories.
Muslim Social Services Kitchener Waterloo
$161,200 over three years to enable this emerging organization to deliver sustained social services, including counselling, to vulnerable youth and adults by hiring staff and developing a fundraising plan. The grant will also support rent for office space and the purchase of office furniture and a computer.
National Service Dog Training Centre Inc.
$21,700 over one year to create an enhanced and more accessible office and training space for seven staff and more than 400 volunteers in Cambridge who train service and companion dogs for children with autism and other challenges, and for veterans with post traumatic stress syndrome. Repairs will be made to the roof, soffits, fascia and trim, floor, and porch; a wheel chair ramp will be added to the facility.
Social Planning Council Kitchener-Waterloo
$74,400 over one year to support staff and program costs to enhance revenue generation opportunities and create more efficient organizational structures and work processes. This will enable the organization to maintain and grow core services to 92 member organizations and thousands of citizens who participate in social planning activities each year.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
$64,500 over one year to improve pick-up and delivery of donations that serve lower income individuals and families in Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo by purchasing two new delivery trucks and a hydraulic gate lift.
The Julien Project-using gardening to enrich lives
$89,800 over three years to develop a comprehensive Horticultural Internship Program in Guelph for marginalized youth facing social and economic barriers which will help them acquire entry level employable horticultural skills to contribute to the strength of the local economy. Funding will support staffing and programming costs.
United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries
$81,900 over two years to upgrade the data management systems so that the organization can provide better service to the agencies and individuals in the Cambridge and North Dumfries communities.
Upper Grand Trailway Association Inc.
$20,600 over one year to increase the safety and accessibility of the trailway by installing eight new gates in the Upper Grand Trailway system in Dufferin County.
Waterloo County Heritage Preservation Inc.
$68,400 over one year to enhance understanding of Ontario's railway heritage by supporting the renovation of a warehouse facility in St. Jacobs where a 1957 model railway system will be installed and demonstrations will be open to the public.
Waterloo Knights Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$107,700 over one year to enhance the ability of the lead organization to store and manage the annual distribution of more than 8000 new toys to lower income families in Waterloo region by purchasing and installing an accessible storage space.
Young Women's Christian Association-Cambridge
$130,600 over two years to develop and implement the Media, Mixed Messaging, and Meaning: Girls Media Literacy program, which will address the disparity between girls' body image and the current portrayal of women in media for girls and young women in Cambridge.
Achill Choral Society
$4,000 over one year to increase the organization's capacity to provide choral music to the not-for-profit organizations and residents of Dufferin County. Funding is for purchasing sound and lighting equipment.
AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area
$111,000 over two years to equip people living with HIV in Waterloo region and beyond to contribute meaningfully to HIV prevention and peer support. Funds will be used to develop curriculum and a speakers bureau program, as well as salary for a coordinator.
Brant Rod & Gun Club
$22,000 over two years to enhance recreational opportunities and tourism in Waterloo region and Wellington County. Funds will be used to hire a qualified biological consultant to assess the readiness of Grand River area streams for the introduction of native trout species.
Cambridge & District Pipe Band
$12,600 over one year to increase the organization's capacity to provide a recreational and competitive Celtic Pipe Band for the residents of the city of Cambridge. Funds are for music equipment and web development.
Cambridge Speed Skating Club
$56,100 over one year to increase athlete safety and decrease the chances of concussive brain injury in children and youth participating in speed skating by purchasing upgraded safety mats.
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
$150,000 over two years to develop a program increasing awareness in children and youth, parents, educators and coaches in Waterloo region about the risks and problems associated with using body and performance enhancing drugs. The project will use elite university athletes to deliver the program.
$123,100 over two years to increase capacity by providing a crisis telephone line and TeleCheck services to community members in Wellington and Dufferin County. Funds are for a part time marketing manager, part time coordinator, promotion, advertising, administration and the data management system.
Diyode Makers Club
$15,000 over one year to increase the resources available to community members interested in learning and doing do-it-yourself projects in Guelph/Wellington. Funding is for workshop equipment and tools.
Everdale Environmental Learning Centre
$253,800 over three years to upgrade the community centre and greenhouse to enable this organization to expand existing farm-based education programs benefiting local youth and establish this location as a Provincial Farm Training Centre for non-profits, farms, and schools who wish to run programs similar to Everdale.
GiveBackVillage Organization, as lead organization on this collaborative
$101,000 over two years to support the infrastructure of a new social enterprise that seeks to develop new revenue for not-for-profit organizations in Guelph and Wellington through the on-line retailing of local products and services. Funding is for web development, marketing and program staff.
Grand River Conservation Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$133,700 over two years to enhance and protect the ecosystem by developing a landowner and volunteer support network to plant over 80,000 trees in rural communities in the Conestogo River Watershed of Wellington County and Waterloo Region. Funding is to cover costs for a project coordinator.
Guelph Little Theatre
$50,000 over one year to increase accessibility and safety of the theatre by replacing the seats in the auditorium, finishing the cement floor accompanied with aisle lighting, and providing two seating areas for four wheelchairs.
Headwaters Communities in Action, as lead organization on this collaborative
$70,000 over one year to provide access to training and to develop a long term strategic and business plan in order to continue to serve homeless and individuals at risk in Dufferin County. Funds are for a coordinator position, board training, business planning and administrative costs.
Hopewell Children's Homes Inc.
$63,600 over one year to provide safe and accessible transportation to children and families with high needs in the Guelph Wellington area by purchasing an accessible and reliable passenger van.
Island Lake Rowing Club
$88,700 over two years to increase available sports and recreation options by providing low-cost rowing programming and training for persons with disabilities and the broader community in Dufferin County.
$220,800 over three years to create a coordinated, customized, community-based, cost-effective wellness program that increases access and opportunity for physical activity, particularly to individuals with low fitness levels and identified health issues. Funding is to hire a program director, a wellness specialist, program staff and for program costs.
Lutherwood, as lead organization on this collaborative
$117,500 over two years to hire a project coordinator and to provide training and resources to prevent the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This will help community professionals and families in Waterloo region to better support children and youth with FASD.
Orangeville Chapter of Sweet Adelines International
$13,000 over one year to increase the organization's ability to deliver free music concerts to the Dufferin County community with a specific focus on seniors. Funding is to replace aging equipment, specifically risers, microphones and video equipment.
Sanguen Health Centre Foundation, as lead organization on this collaborative
$67,200 over one year to increase the capacity to respond to trauma by funding a project coordinator to mobilize the community, conduct a needs assessment, identify gaps, and create an action plan for service providers in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Social Planning Council of Cambridge & North Dumfries, as lead organization on this collaborative
$123,900 over two years to increase the collaborative's capacity for positive social and economic impact by supporting shared workspace that will enable cross-sector connections, collaborations and partnerships to be developed and strengthened. Funding will cover project management and marketing costs.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Association Inc.
$52,400 over one year to enhance the safety and viability of a downtown community rehearsal and performance space. Funds will support the purchase and installation of new sound equipment, kickplates and mirrors, and will build the capacity of the Symphony to reach more audiences and increase ticket sales by implementing a public awareness campaign.
Waterloo Horticultural Society
$11,000 over one year to increase the quantity and quality of green space available to the Waterloo community by renovating a memorial garden and a community garden.