Social Investment Fund Projects
These projects received money from the Social Investment Fund in 2010:
55 Outlook Senior Manor
$7,500 over 1 year to recycle used clothing into new crafted goods, while giving seniors a place to benefit from socialisation and sharing with one another about their cultures.
GT1 Senior Service Alliance
$10,000 over 1 year to improve the safety and security of seniors living at Greenwood Towers.
Jane Finch Youth Group
$10,000 over 1 year for music lessons for students.
Mornelle Court Residents
$9,800: the Mornelle Court Safety committee “Walk Safe” program is designed to assist parents within the Mornelle Court Community by ensuring their child arrives to and from school safely and on time.
Professional Hustle Arts
$10,000 over 1 year to reach out to youth who have hidden talent, the group will produce an album and work together to promote it across the city.
$9,000 over 1 year to fund professional and skills development programs for young people from Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods.
$10,000 over 1 year to introduce participants to community leaders from a variety of fields who will share their experiences with them.
10,000 Youth Will Stand
$10,000 over 6 months for a group of 26 youth, ages 16-19, to engage in a series of 6 workshops on Civic Engagement and Advocacy.
Eye on the Sparrow Tenant Association
$9,250 over 1 year to prevent children living in the Toronto Community Housing from engaging in illegal activities by involving 6 to 12 year olds in a safety awareness club.
Mocha of East York
$6,275 to provide a weekly program for residents with mobility issues so that they can take part in various social activities.
Parents for Healthy Children
$10,000 over 1 year to deliver a Healthy Living Visual Arts class that will encourage healthy, active engagement of young Toronto Community Housing residents.
Sparroway Arts Remains Kultured SPARK
$10,000 over 6 months to promote entrepreneurship within Toronto Community Housing using the talents and skills of the young people in our communities.
$10,000 over 3 months for the group to undergo a critical renewal process to enhance our organizational capacity and to set the agenda for the next cohort.
Centre for Social Innovation
$40,000.00 for 1 year to roll out YES TV and undertake a youth entrepreneurship initiative.
Voices from the Street (Toronto Community Housing Tenants Sub-committee)
$70,000.00 for 2 years to form a Toronto Community Housing tenant speakers’ bureau to showcase and champion the effectiveness of using members of poor and marginalized communities as agents of change.
Youth 4 Water
$40,000.00 for 2 years, two Toronto Community Housing communities – Lawrence Heights and Warden Woods – will implement a Water Education and Rain Barrel campaign with youth and elders in the community.
$40,000 for 2 years for a diverse group of Toronto Community Housing residents to participate in a multicultural, inter-generational arts project.
Treasure Box Coalition
$67,700 for 2 years to the Treasure Box Coalition, for women of colour to explore the social determinants of health, and their own circumstances, through art, expression and education.
Villaways Advisory Committee
$20,000 for 1 year to explore health and wellness from a community perspective and as individual, independent women.
Young and Potential Fathers Group
$45,000 over 2 years to work with fathers to create a resource guide, opportunities for young fathers to become peer facilitators, and deliver relevant information within the community.
Anti-Ableism Committee Mental Health Workgroup
$75,000 for 3 years to the Anti-Ableism Committee to create an innovative three-year process to recruit and train ten Toronto Community Housing tenant Peer Supports with the skills to be confident and effective agents of change.
Black Creek Community Health Centre
$30,000 over 3 years to support seniors to live healthy and active lives by: engaging them in physical activity and social interaction; and by improving their access to information and resources in the community.
Chilean-Canadian Cultural Society – Casa Salvador Allende Toronto
$40,000 for 2 years to contribute to promotion of higher education in the Spanish-speaking community and amongst Toronto Community Housing tenants by providing training, support and incentives to complete secondary and pursue post-secondary education.
Rites of Passage
$30,000 for 2 years to fund Rites of Passage, an intensive initiative developed as a preventive, intervention and re-integration approach to empower youth with the knowledge, skills and abilities to transition successfully from adolescence into adulthood.