Grants Awarded

Community Foundation Invests in 26 Local Charities in 2017

The Community Foundation is investing in the vital work of 26 local charities with $130 000 in grants in 2017.  These grants support projects that encourage participation in community initiatives to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, inspire a deeper understanding of the people who shape our community, and help to make Greater Peterborough a more vibrant and healthy community.

Engaging community in Canada 150 Initiatives

  • Curve Lake Cultural Centre  to celebrate Aboriginal Day and other cultural activities
  • Kawartha World Issues Centre to build a traditional wigwam through the Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science (TRACKS) program
  • Canadian Canoe Museum to build a birch bark canoe using traditional knowledge Habitat for Humanity to engage 150 volunteers on building projects and workshops
  • Township of Otonabee South Monaghan for Canada 150 community celebrations in Keene

Inspiring a deeper understanding of people and place

  • Bedford House to support Indigenous women living in poverty
  • Camp fYrefly, Ontario for an arts based resiliency camp for LGBTQ youth
  • New Canadians Centre for a newcomer youth photography project
  • ReFrame Film Festival for projects connecting Newcomers & Indigenous people through film
  • The Warming Room for monthly volunteer workshops & seminars
  • YWCA Peterborough Haliburton for staff training to support clients with mental health issues

Building vibrant communities

  • DeafBlind Ontario Services for a Sensory Arts project for deaf blind clients
  • GreenUP to repair the education shelter at Ecology Park
  • Heads Up for Inclusion for an accessible garden at The Mount Community Centre
  • Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre for a native turtle hatchling release project
  • Peterborough Symphony Orchestra for a pop-up concert in downtown Peterborough
  • Public Energy to support the 2017 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Peterborough

Building healthy communities

  • Canadian Mental Health Association to support the Gender Journeys program for Transgendered people and their families
  • Community Care Peterborough to engage seniors in Peterborough County in dance live-streamed dance classes instructed by the National Ballet School of Canada
  • Elizabeth Fry Society to provide counselling and self-defence training to their clients
  • Healthy Minds Canada to offer yoga programs to schools and at-risk youth
  • One Roof Community Centre to establish an ID bank and voicemail service for their clients
  • YMCA of Central East Ontario to develop an infant care room in Lakefield