Grants

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British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation

Exploring Marginalized Women's Physical Activity and Inactivity in BC - Development Phase

BC Women’s is requesting seed funding to support, in partnership with Promotion Plus (PPlus), BCCEWH's development of a community-based research (CBR) and knowledge exchange project on the social determinants of physical activity and inactivity for marginalized women in BC. The need for this project developed from previous research, knowledge syntheses, interventions, and policy dialogues conducted by BCCEWH and PPlus, all of which identified the need for community-engaged explorations of how to improve marginalized women’s opportunities for physical activity and health promotion. This pilot project focuses on a series of community consultation processes to inform the development of a more comprehensive proposal. During this development stage, our goals are to: 1) establish a Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC), 2) identify three diverse communities as sites for Participatory Action Research (PAR) projects, and 3) formulate a Community of Practice (CoP) inclusive of diverse women, service providers, policy-makers, and researchers interested in ongoing province-wide knowledge development, mutual learning, and action. These activities will provide the necessary groundwork and relationship building with community-based stakeholders across BC to inform the submission of a full research proposal and undertake a more robust community-based participatory research project.
$10,000.00
2010

Campbell River Beacon Club

Computer Training

The project for which the Campbell River Beacon Club is asking funding is to offer weekly computer classes in house to the membership at no cost to the participants. Members will learn how to access the Internet and the services it offers, including on line mental health peer communities and mental health related websites (e.g. Mood Disorders Association of BC, Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Schizophrenia Society), job search sites and educational opportunities. Weekly sessions will include training for Windows and related Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Publisher). They will learn how to use email, from setting up an account, to attaching documents to using proper etiquette. As more businesses are using social media to promote themselves, the project will also include sessions about Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They will also learn how to safely navigate the Web, being made aware of predators and scams.
$6,500.00
2010

Community Connections Society of Southeast B.C.

Healthy Moms/ Healthy Babes

“Healthy Moms, Healthy Babes” perinatal program reaches women who face challenges to having a healthy pregnancy & families transitioning to parenting a new baby. A group drop-in format provides education, information, nutrition supplements, lay counseling, social connections, support services & links to other community resources through several core components: •social time for participants to share information with each other & build relationships that will support them • healthy lunch prepared by nutrition worker who engages families to assist with lunch, learn food budgeting & cooking skills •parent education/discussion/activity sessions on variety of perinatal topics provided by program facilitator or community service providers •support services such as transportation to & from group; child care during parent education sessions •one to one support for discussion of individual concerns, distribution of food and nutrition supplements, weighing of infants/women, referrals to other agencies, etc. Individual support is also offered through limited home visits.
$4,900.00
2010

Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society

Naming and Claiming: the Creation of Bute Inlet

This installation will depict the geography, ethnography, ecology and pre-history of Bute Inlet, a coastal fjord rich with resources. A large-scale double-sided map will depict First Nation and settler sites, while other maps will display the history and the economy. Photos, archival photographs, text and artifacts will combine to give viewers a greater understanding and appreciation of this wilderness and its history.
$7,835.00
2010

Critter Care Wildlife Society

Rebuild Two Raccoon Enclosures and a Skunk House

We have eight raccoon coon-dominiums as we call them we got funding to rebuild 6 this year (2010) and we still have two to go. These enclosures are very old and with the continual hosing of water and cleaning each day they have rotted out, to the point that some of the raccoons got out and we had to re-catch them. We have now come up with a new design where the wall are put up on 8 inches of solid concrete so that when they hose the walls won't get wet and rot. We would also like to build a what we call a skunk house - we get a lot of skunks in each year when they are babies they are in the nursery in the triage centre, but there is a point where they are to small to go into the big skunk enclosures but could be outside. We need an in between place for these little guys. The other reason is that in the triage centre downstairs we have a large room that houses four interns, I do not want them breathing in the skunk fumes it is a health hazard.
$5,000.00
2010

Cumberland and District Historical Society

Museum and Exhibit Signage Project

This project will research, write, design, manufacture and install interpretive signage in the Cumberland Museum and Archives. This will allow the Historical Society to better tell the story of Cumberland, which has a rich history that yearns to be shared. From coal mining and Chinatown to labour martyrs and lemon teas, the stories of early Cumberland are fascinating for both visitors and residents. The signage will ensure their stories are represented in an accurate, professional and respectful manner.
$8,000.00
2010

Elektra Women's Choir

Kindred Spirits: Elektra & Shelagh Rogers

This collaboration with CBC journalist Shelagh Rogers combines choral singing with Canadian stories, including those of First Nations women. The full-length concert format will intertwine music and spoken word, with Ms. Rogers sharing the stage with the choir to read letters, fiction and her thoughts. With themes of transformation and reconciliation, the show is structured on the cycle of the seasons with folk songs and original compositions, and will also likely use Canadian photographs to depict the seasons.
$10,000.00
2010

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

First Call - Moving to an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC

First Call - Moving to an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC
$9,500.00
2010

Federation of Community Social Services of British Columbia

Boards Together in Community

Board Voice Society of B.C. is a new organization in B.C. One of its goals is to promote cross agency collaboration and innovation at the community level. In particular, we believe that engaged citizens who govern different agencies can leverage their capacity by engaging with each other across the boundaries of their particular agencies to consider the broader issues facing the people in their communities. A second goal relates to improving governance. Through this initiative, local board groups will have access to resources to bring in trainers from universities or community colleges to assist in local training events as well as online resources. This project aims at realizing these goals. Pulling people together, especially in the rural areas of the province, often has costs attached. Room rental, amenities and travel costs may figure into the mix. As well, there will be costs associated with hiring local trainers. To facilitate these meetings, we wish to amplify a small fund we have already set up to support regional board sessions.
$5,000.00
2010

Hearts on Noses, A Mini Pig Sanctuary

Hearts on Noses: A Moving Experience Phase Two

This is Phase Two of a move to our new location. In this phase, we need to build three structures and address drainage, path, and lighting issues. The primary structure will be a combination secure storage and shelter system, with a dry and rodent-resistant feed storage building and an attached covered area where volunteers, tours, and community service workers can receive instruction. This structure will also contain a food preparation area and cold storage for produce. Two additional structures will provide storage for hay and shavings, and a small quarantine area. Improvements to paths, pens and paddocks by using gravel, mulch and drainage ditches, will ensure all areas provide firm dry footing year round. Outdoor lighting will be installed for the safety and security of both humans and animals. This phase of the project will entail hiring a project supervisor whose responsibility it will be to find subcontractors/laborers, obtain permits, obtain materials, oversee, and ensure each part of the project is completed with the safety of the animals respected.
$5,000.00
2010

Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia

Walking Home Yaletown Public Art

Walking Home Yaletown Public Art is an educational community art pilot project that works with a group of 12 immigrant and refugee youth, aged 15-25 with a wide variety of interests including art, broadcasting, photography, architecture, community development, urban design and social planning. The ISSofBC-sponsored pilot, the first of 3 projects happening over the next year through different organizations, seeks to build the capacity of newcomer youth through a broad civic engagement strategy. Participants will walk through the neighbourhood with creative mentors to explore neighbourhood history and learn to interpret the contemporary presence of public art in Yaletown and Coal Harbour. Integrating what they learn about Public Art with personal perspectives, youth will create responses in a variety of media including storytelling, mapping, writing, drawing, guided walks of the area, blogging and podcasts, expressing the meanings made of social and planned systems in the urban environment.
$9,250.00
2010

Moving Forward: Developing a plan for future youth engagement

For over 8 years ISSofBC has trained over 300 newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth through the highly successful Multicultural Youth Circle (MY Circle) peer facilitation training program. In 2002, a group of My Circle program graduates became committed to ongoing community development by and for immigrant and refugee youth. With the support of ISSofBC MY Circle staff, these graduates created the Action Team. The Action Team has taken on various projects over the years while continuing to support the MY Circle program and pursue their own goals. With the assistance of a consultant, ISSofBC and the Action Team want to stop and reflect on our accomplishments while clarifying our respective roles and working relationship with the purpose of developing a collaborative planning process / document for future directions/engagement.
$7,500.00
2010

Kesho Trust

Child and Nature Alliance

Child and Nature Alliance
$10,000.00
2010

KidSafe Project Society

KidSafe Food Program

Our Summer Food Program consists of providing food for up to 300 inner-city children every day during the entire eight weeks of their summer break. KidSafe provides nutritious food for breakfasts, lunches and snacks for five inner-city school program locations and hires five Food Coordinators who prepare the menus, do food preparation, provide nutritional information and do clean up at each of the KidSafe locations. We are in need of support to help offset the costs of Food Program for this summer to ensure that this service that children and families of innercity Vancouver have come to rely upon can be provided in the manner have grown accustomed to and take great comfort in. It is a small piece of their lives that provides them with some security in knowing that the children are safe and fed.
$10,000.00
2010

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

KAAP's Focus on Kootenay Ferals

Our project is to physically assist and educate local people who have a 'feral cat' (unsocialized, not able to be touched by people, unfixed) problem. People are noticing feral cats who have been abandoned in their area/property/barns, but have not been addressing the problem immediately. They wait until they start seeing kittens, and then wait some more until they start seeing kittens of kittens, and then start asking for help. The local animal shelters will not assist in trapping these cats and may not assist in planning for them. KAAP volunteers will provide equipment, instructions, physical set up, spay/neuter surgery for healthy cats, aftercare, and relocation to suitable habitats. We also provide education and referral services in the community, via our web site www.homes4animals.com, central communications phone number (250-551-1053), and personal contact/site visits.
$4,133.00
2010

Lions Gate Sinfonia

Sinfonia's World

The concert Sinfonia’s World invites the audience to be delighted by poetry and music of many cultures that are part of Canada: Persian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Czech, Romanian, First Nations, East Indian, and many more. It will also feature a very special piece: Common Harmony, created by students of Handsworth School, under the guidance of composers and mentoring musicians. The piece addresses language barriers, cultural differences, lack of cross-cultural communication and intolerance.
$10,000.00
2010

Multifaith Action Society of B.C. (MAS)

Be The Change Student Initiative

Multifaith Action Society (MAS) is working collaboratively with Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) to bring the Student Initiative to secondary schools in Vancouver. Developed by teachers, students, and social scientists working with professionals in eco-psychology, facilitation & team building, it offers powerful experiential education about leadership & sustainability. Students enjoy a 4-part program: 1) interactive video-enriched assembly that motivates students to bring a sustainable focus to clubs/classrooms; 2) leadership training that teaches small group process & how to use the “Action Guide”, 3) facilitation workshops for university students to mentor high-school 'Action Circles', 4) 'Action Circles' where secondary students become leaders and support each other to make sustainable choices at home, school, & in community. This January we have a unique opportunity to work with 270 students & 4 Planning 10 teachers at Vancouver Tech Secondary to integrate the Action Circle program into core curriculum and create a teacher’s manual to make it accessible to other teachers.
$10,000.00
2010

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Blue Carbon: Creating a Climate Change Solution

The role played by marine ecosystems in carbon sequestration (blue carbon) has been largely overlooked in the study of climate change. Currently, on average, between 2-7% of blue carbon sinks are lost annually worldwide. Coastal areas in BC are under ever-increasing pressure from human use. This project will begin to create an institutional body of knowledge about how much carbon is being sequestered in coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on eel grass and estuary ecosystems.
$10,000.00
2010

Pacific Rim Arts Society

Launch of a West Coast Carving Festival - CARVING ON THE EDGE

The Carving on the Edge Festival 2010 will feature many facets of West Coast carving with exhibits and family programs from September 16 to 23 in Ucluelet and Tofino. Art exhibits, demonstrations, studio tours, lectures, films and community feasts will round out the event. The rich cultural history of the region as well as the contemporary explorations of carving will be showcased with exhibitions and demonstrations of canoe-building, traditional tools, masks and more.
$7,000.00
2010

Realwheels Society

Motivational Speaking

Motivational Speaking
$10,000.00
2010

Ruby Slippers Production Society

Silent Cruise

Set in a betting lounge, this show is about the promise of free money. A crooked broker and a mathematical savant fight to stave off business and personal disaster when a stock deal they’ve been promoting goes sour. The theatre lobby will be transformed into a hallway at the racetrack. Inside the theatre is the Fat Choy room, a run-down betting lounge based on Hastings Park. Six actors will inhabit this expressionistic nightmare. As our protagonists’ hunger to win deepens, it pulls the audience down like an anchor into a dark, delirious dream
$10,000.00
2010

School District #39 - Vancouver

Stories from the elders

Students will work with Pacific Cinémathèque to create short videos connecting them with their community elders. They will create visual stories identifying culture, detailing elder relationships and sharing the individual stories of elders and youth. The students will use music, technology and media to share stories with each other, their community and their families.
$5,000.00
2010

School District #8 - Kootenay Lake

New Crawford Bay School Community Project

New Crawford Bay School Community Project
$10,000.00
2010

Shuswap District Arts Council

Arts Centre Bathroom Renovation

The Arts Council maintains the Arts Centre that it leases from the City of Salmon Arm for $1 per year. This heritage building is the absolute hub of cultural activity in downtown Salmon Arm, hosting the art gallery and numerous arts groups, plus renting the facility out for concerts, recitals, book launches, poetry readings, weddings, meetings, school tours and special events. In our agreement with CSA, all interior improvements are done at our expense. The two bathrooms are in poor condition; floor tiles are raising, ceramic tiles are falling off the wall, the toilets are old and use too much water, the water taps are old and one has been shut off at source because it is “inoperable.” The washrooms are not legally up to code for wheelchair access. We have a plan to renovate the wall between the two washrooms to create one wheelchair-accessible bathroom, replace the flooring, and to upgrade the fixtures to bring both washrooms up to code.
$8,000.00
2010

Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation

Going Wild! Non-Timber Forest Products Education

This new program is a collaboration between the Sierra Club and the Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative, an alliance of First Nations on BC’s north and central coast. Sierra Club will develop a guidebook and educational program to reconnect youth in coastal First Nations communities with their environment and cultures, and to revitalize local economic development in rural areas in sustainable, culturally appropriate ways. Going Wild! covers ecosystems, relationships with nature, economy and consumption patterns and more.
$8,000.00
2010

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