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Ontario Women's Directorate


Conestoga College, Kitchener: To deliver information technology training programs to low income women and an Information Technology Certificate. $757,728

Community MicroSkills Development Centre, Etobicoke and Scarborough: To deliver three levels of information training programs over the next two years, enabling women to build marketable skills in information technology. $2,000,224

Affordable Housing

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association, Victoria: Renovation of the Georgian Apartments to provide housing for families including a unit that will also support services for a homeless family and single parents whose children have left home, and who find themselves at risk of homelesshess. $120,000 grant through CMHC's Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program; $75,000 one-time grant from the Province, through BC Housing; $75,000 grant through the Capital Regional District's Housing Trust Fund; $50,000 grant from the City of Victoria's newly established Municipal Housing Trust Fund; $50,000 grant from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia; and $50,000 in cash equity from the Pacifica Housing Advisory Association. 250-385-2131

Cumberland County Transition House Association, Amherst NS: For renovations and repairs to facilities at Autumn House, a Transition House for Abused Women and their children. Autumn House will undergo much-needed renovations and repairs to its facilities. $130,680 from the Government of Canada's National Homeless Initiative.

Bedford MacDonald Trust, Charlottetown, PEI: To enable Community Entity to continue working with all levels of government and community partners to meet the needs of homeless individuals and support project sustainability, through the administration of the SCPI component of the National Homelessness Initiative. $220,546

Trillium Foundation, Ontario


TEKdesk c/o Community Opportunity & Innovation Network Peterborough Inc. To increase the technological capacity of staff, volunteers and patrons of 400 small and rural public libraries. On-line resources will be delivered that combine live support, peer mentoring and e-learning. $156,600 over 18 months.

Voice for Hearing Impaired Children. To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization by training more than 75 volunteers to further develop their skills, knowledge, confidence and capabilities. $135,600 over two years.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. To increase the effectiveness of volunteers and broaden community engagement in the foundation, particularly among youth. $44,500 over two years.

Northwestern Ontario Crime Stoppers Inc. To deliver leadership training to culturally diverse volunteers and expand the crime stoppers program to remote First Nation communities. This will enhance the presence and effectiveness of the program throughout the region. $45,000 over three years.

Shelter House/Thunder Bay. To increase the capacity of the organization that provides emergency shelter, food and clothing services to men, women, youth and families who are homeless in the community. $115,000 over two years.

St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. For accessibility renovations to the facility that operates a soup-kitchen service and provides daily meals to people in need in Thunder Bay. $75,000 over one year.

Club des Retraites de la Riviere-des-Francais. To replace windows and purchase equipment for this community-club hall in Noelville. An indoor-outdoor lit bocce court will also be created and an adjacent outdoor area will be transformed into a community recreation area. $15,500 over one year.

Community Living Timmins Integration Communautaire. To purchase a fully accessible van and ensure clients that the organization will continue to receive transportation support services. $57,000 over six months.

Futures North/Les Avenirs du nord. To deliver Junior Achievement programs to Grade 8 students in rural areas of Sudbury District, encouraging them to stay in school and complete their education. $25,000 over six months.

Kapuskasing Golden Age Centre de l'age d'or. To purchase equipment that will increase the variety of craft activities available at the Golden Age Centre. $9,100 over six months.

Kinsmen Club of Kapuskasing. To install a walk-in freezer at the Kapuskasing Food Bank, thereby increasing food storage capacity and providing more effective use of space. $20,000 over one year.

Moose River Non-Profit Broadcasting Association. To assist with the start-up of live community cable-television broadcasting in Moosonee/ Moose Factory. This will enable local organizations to better promote their programs and services and increase community participation. $74,600 over one year.

Northern Lights Therapeutic Riding Association. To develop and implement a strategy for recruiting, orienting and training volunteers for this Kapuskasingarea organization. $25,000 over two years.

Porquis Recreation Association. To install a new metal roof on the Porquis Community Hall and repair water damage to the interior, which will provide a safer and more comfortable space for community groups to meet. $19,200 over one year.

Sheguiandah First Nation. To upgrade the community centre kitchen with new appliances, cabinets and necessary electrical modifications. $20,000 over one year.

Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association. To purchase computers and audiovisual equipment, enabling volunteers to develop and deliver more effective public presentations. A monthly newsletter will also be produced by, and for, youth to promote cross-cultural understanding. $15,000 over one year.

Bracebridge Arts Council. To purchase and install a comprehensive lighting and sound system that will contribute positively to the delivery of community-based arts and music performances held at the Rend M. Caisse Memorial Theatre. $74,800 over six months.

Wild Rose Foundation, Alberta


Ability Society of Alberta Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities, Calgary. To the 'Friends Program', a volunteer based model pilot coordinator staff position. $40,300 over one year.

Accessible Housing Society, Calgary. To fund development which will research, pursue and secure the necessary resources to operate existing programs and services. $25,000 over one year.

Alberta Conflict Transformation Society, Edmonton. To develop operational strategic direction which will increase internal capacity and solidify long-term relationships. $40,380 over one year.

Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, Edmonton. To the management of information, data, communications and partnerships which will build the capacity for ACWS' support to member emergency women's shelters across Alberta. $31,000 over two years.

Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, Edmonton. To fund development and increase organizational capacity for expanded provincial programming and assist Alberta Friendship Centres with their own initiatives. $49,580 over one year.

Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, Calgary. To the purchase of new front line medical operations--emergency equipment to replace worn or outdated equipment. $20,800

Alberta Youth Outreach Foundation, Calgary. To program and volunteer coordination, providing NE Calgary youth with multiple social, recreational, character and life-skills enhancing programs in a safe, supervised, positive environment. $50,000 over two years.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Alberta, Calgary. To volunteer coordination, developing volunteer manuals, policies, job descriptions, and other components to build a successful volunteer program. $25,000 over one year.

Autism Calgary Association. To the development and coordination of a volunteer program for the Family Support Initiative, to support, involve, equip, advocate and raise awareness on behalf of families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. $45,462 over one year.
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