Six local organizations benefit from Trillium Foundation grant fundingSunday, January 20, 2013 by: Kate AdamsBarb Laplante local Trillium Foundation representative along with Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announce $575,000 in grant funding for six local organizations Thursday including $100,200 for OKP to create a Joint Volunteer Program.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli joined local representatives for the Trillium Foundation Thursday to announce $575,000 in grant funding for six local organizations Thursday.
One Kids Place, which received a three-year, $100,200 investment to create a Joint Volunteer Program with the local Children’s Aid Society, NADY (Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth), Autism Ontario North Bay & Area, and the North Bay Paediatric Group.
Other grants announced include:
- $172,500 for the Canadian Urban Institute to conduct local research and workshops that will assist downtown improvement associations and municipalities in their efforts to revitalize core areas in the cities of Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins.
- $105,000 over two years for the Big Brothers Big Sisters North Bay and District to hire a project coordinator to launch a cooking and nutrition program for low-income youth at risk aged 8 to 17.
- $96,700 to Affirmative Dynamic Industries over one year to hire a full-time manager and lease space for their administrative services and client-based programs, which support people diagnosed with mental illness in North Bay and area
- $92,400 over two years for the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre to hire a research team who will carry out community-based research and a social-action project to address racism.
- $8,900 for 547 Air Canuck North Bay Royal Canadian Air Cadets over 12 months to purchase canoes, safety equipment and a trailer to transport the canoes to support programming needs.
“Organizations like these are the lifeblood of strong communities. It’s wonderful to see their hard work and dedication being recognized so they can continue their valuable contributions to people here in Nipissing,” said Fedeli.