2021 Phase 1 Emergency Fund recipients

Organization, group or individual How funds will be used Emergency Fund amount received
Alice Street Clubhouse Funding will be used for the Clubhouse TV initiative to provide a new platform for local artists and media creators to display their work, and provide a central spot for our community to share and learn about local events and initiatives. $4,500
Art Not Shame Funding will be used for the Connection Through Expression, a free, trauma-informed, art therapy and expressive arts workshop series for youth with complex mental health challenges, ages 14-18. $5,000
Ball 4 All Sports Initiative Funds will support free access to basketball skills development, fitness, and nutrition education to low-income racialized youth between the ages of 8 and 17 in a safe outdoor environment at Norm Jary Park. $11,000
Big Brother Big Sisters of Guelph Funding will provide enhanced support to existing matches and create new matches that will serve additional children in our core program: Community-Based One-to-One Mentoring 7,000
Black Lives Matter Guelph Funding will support pandemic safe activities for Black and Indigenous members of the community. $5,000
Bumaroo Funding will support the on-line 2021 Bumaroo Music and Arts Festival. $3,500
Career Education Council Guelph Funds will be used to create the framework and pilot sessions for Connect Ed – Training and Working Circles. $4,500
Chalmer’s Community Services Centre Funding will provide food to people in the community experiencing food insecurity during and post pandemic. $15,000
Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington Funds will support the Free to Grow Program, delivering recreational kits to kids at home and to provide bikes to kids in need. $15,000
Church of the Apostles Funding will support the Kitchen Bees program that prepares and supplies food to local emergency food providers. $8,600
Ed Video Funds will help support a Digital mentorship and Collaboration program to help artists connect and create work together in a COVID-safe manner $12,000
Everdale Farm Funding will support the Good Food Project which will harvest 7 acres of produce to be distributed to those experiencing food insecurity. $8,000
Focus on Nature Funding will support an on-line nature photography program to engage teenage youth in hands-on, creative nature exploration. $7,500
Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation Funding will support the planning and mapping the safest cycling routes to high schools in Guelph from each neighborhood they serve. $5,000
Guelph Giants Special Needs Hockey Funding will be utilized for ice rental, training of coaching staff and uniforms. $7,500
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition Funding will support Emergency Food programs for the vulnerable sector. $17,000
Guelph Tool Library Funds will allow the adaptation of the current delivery program to allow for subsidized deliveries. $10,000
Hillside Community Festival of Guelph Funding will support workshops/sessions with local artists, facilitators and thinkers at Hillside Homeside 2021. $15,000
Jobs.Opportunites.Enterprise (J.O.E) Funds will support the Community Collaborators Program aimed at continuing quality programming within the community at low or no cost to participants during the pandemic. $8,600
Kindle Communities Organization Funding will be used to purchase a 6-piece island on wheels allowing cooking programs to be moved to the gym during the pandemic. $12,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County Funding will support a series of online programs for youth aged 11-14 with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. $9,270
March of Dimes Canada Funds will support the stroke peer support program. $5,000
Michael House Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Funding will allow the delivery of in-house programming for families. $16,800
Pet Protect Guelph Funding will support the pet food bank, and screening for safe fostering homes to help keep families and pets together in times of crisis. $3,000
PIN – The People and Information Network Funding will be used to implement a Do It Yourself approach to create more volunteer opportunities for youth between the ages of 13-18. $12,300
Royal City Artistic Swimming Club Funding will allow for the development of a Social Media Strategy to support marketing and recruitment. $2,600
Royal City Mission Funding will support the Weather Station initiative to fill the gap and provide daytime shelter during extreme weather (both hot and cold). $20,000
Sanguen Health Centre Funding will support service delivery in existing locations and expand to new neighbourhoods in addition to delivering basic supplies. $9,100
Shelldale Family Gateway Funding will support both the Grab and Go Breakfast Club and the Community Table. $9,500
The Guelph Enabling Garden Funding will allow for the design and delivery of additional online Horticultural Therapist teaching sessions. $5,000
The Julien Project Funding will allow for the engagement of youth and children in a combination of online programming and garden site visits. In addition to delivering on-line certificate program in Horticultural Therapy. $6,000
The SEED – Guelph Community Health Centre Funding will support work with community gardeners and members to preserve their own harvest so that culturally valued foods are more safe, affordable and accessible throughout the year. $13,000
Torchlight Services Funding will support the continued offering of virtual programs to reduce social isolation and build sense of belonging for participants. $11,400
TransArtivistProject Funding will support the conversion of in-person arts-based events for the transgendered community to be delivered online. $5,000
West Village Community Development Co-operative Funding will support the weekly delivery of customized food boxes. $15,000
Wyndham House Funding will support the implementation of a Human Resource infrastructure plan to support staff recruitment, onboarding, orientation and enhanced training. $6,500
YMCA of Three Rivers Funding will support the implementation of a Youth Mindfulness Program and Y Mind program to support youth experiencing anxiety. $5,000

Total amount: $336.170