Cornwall - Apr. 7, 2011 - A number of organizations in Cornwall and S, D and G will be undertaking new projects and initiatives after securing grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Maxville and District Chamber of Commerce, Seaway Valley Theatre Company and Tri-County Literacy Council are among the groups that have secured one of the 400-plus community grants across the province.
The grants - totalling nearly $30 million - will help to expand social programs, develop literacy and work-related skills, improve community facilities and boost the local economy, the Trillium Foundation stated.
The local recipients include:
Centre culturel du conseil de la vie française de Cornwall
$40,000 over one year to strengthen the organization's capacity to deliver programs and services to the Francophone community of Cornwall by hiring an executive director.
Maxville & District Chamber of Commerce, as lead organization on this collaborative
$9,000 over one year to grow the Maxville Music Festival by supporting artists' fees, increasing its promotion and enhancing the technical quality of the concerts with new lighting and sound equipment.
$50,000 over one year to establish the Child & Youth Advocacy Centre in Cornwall by hiring a coordinator who will strengthen partnerships and engage the community, particularly youth, throughout the developmental stage of the project.
Radio communautaire Cornwall-Alexandria Inc
$108,800 over one year to ensure residents in Prescott-Russell and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry counties have access to Francophone-community radio programming by updating the transmission and broadcasting equipment at CHOD-FM.
Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité, as lead organization on this collaborative
$100,000 over two years to obtain a full-time coordinator who will create a structure for people in the food-production sector to meet, collaborate and strengthen the market for local produce throughout Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Prescott-Russell and Ottawa.
Seaway Valley Theatre Company
$42,200 over one year to improve the technical quality of performances in the Cornwall area by purchasing new theatrical lighting and additional sound equipment, which will enable more sensibly priced, amateur-musical shows to be added for the whole community to enjoy.
The Glengarry Inter-Agency Group Inc., as lead organization on this collaborative
$79,900 over two years to develop the infant-literacy kit program and train community partners to distribute the kits and deliver the program throughout Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott- Russell counties.
Tri-County Literacy Council (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry), as lead organization on this collaborative
$50,000 over one year to support the development of a social enterprise, including the hiring of a coordinator who will explore various models and develop and implement strategic and evaluation plans to deliver the Parent as Teachers program, which engages parent-volunteers to share child-development information with parents of children aged 0 to 3 years in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Prescott-Russell and Akwesasne.
Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne
$32,400 over one year to reduce physical barriers at the organization's facility by adding fully accessible doors, a lift and a washroom. The organization will then be able to better assist police and other emergency services in meeting the immediate needs of victims of crime and tragic circumstances.