Trout Unlimited Canada is looking to expand on the successful Water-Edu-Kit program. This program is an exploration of the science and challenges of water use. We propose to create a mobile user interface in the form of a mobile app and database to increase user interaction.
We would like to equip our kitchen with a fire suppression system, so it becomes a full community kitchen and can be used to host cooking classes for teens, young parents, newcomers. In addition we are also hoping to utilize the space for food budget classes and craft nights.
A SENSORY RIDING TRAIL is a purpose-built rich learning environment where therapeutic riding programs riders can experience a range of senses related to the movement of riding a horse, including slopes, turns, varied footing, natural sights and sounds, and man-made activity stations.
By creating organizational efficiencies through the use of digital technology, it will enhance our capacity to work with the community on addressing the important social issues we see on our crisis services.
Many animals cared for through our Rural Rescue & Support Program have injuries or conditions that require emergency or non-routine treatment requiring ultrasounds. Relying on outside clinics is expensive and stressful on the animals and having an in-shelter ultrasound would alleviate these issues.
Silver Linings seeks to hire a senior fundraising consultant, with capital campaign experience, to help us develop a multi-year strategic fund development plan that will enable and sustain our program growth over the next 4 to 5 years, and position us for a successful future capital campaign.
This project will upgrade the area's radio communications and will allow us to purchase motion-capture cameras that will be used to monitor wildlife movements and deter illegal public access and activities such as dumping and poaching, for improved safety of wildlife and the public.
USAY will create a virtual reality 'room' called 'Sacred Teachings VR' that will feature an exclusive tour of Writing on Stone Provincial Park with Elder Randy Bottle and a buffalo jump experience with embedded learning about historical Alberta.
The program 'Where the Rivers Meet' based on 'fYrefly in Schools' honours the lived realities of Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans-Indigenous youth, and recognizes the need to address the colonial impacts of the residential school system through a culturally sensitive and Indigenous led initiative.
The Older Adult Resource Worker supports the mission of the Foothills Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse. This initiative will raise community awareness, provide support to older adults and their families impacted by abuse and increase local coordinated efforts to respond to elder abuse.
Gumisistyi is a contemporary art program for Tsuut'ina youth. Through workshops in various mediums like ceramics, animation, and film, they will develop unique artistic voices and expressions. Field trips to various art institutions increase youth's sense of agency to these spaces.
The final development of Springboard Performance's new Signature Dance Series that will bring two to four significant dance shows to Calgary. These shows will be spread out over the calendar year and will include opportunities for artist talks, workshops and artist residencies.
This project will expand and complete a multi-sport year-round trail system on the Tsuut'ina First Nations reserve Elementary, Junior and Senior High school property/land. Upon completion, the trail system will be used for the development of multi-season sport programming for students.
This initiative is to develop and implement a Family Support Program at Simon House. The Family Support Program will engage the family members of the 250 men who are admitted to the Simon House program each year. The program will provide individual, group, and family counselling, and continuing care and supports.
This project will address SHARP Foundation's primary challenges - ensuring that the people they serve have access to care and support services, to decrease social isolation and food security. This initiative is to hire a driver/ support person with trauma-informed care training for one year.
To contribute to meaningful change, as called for in the Truth and Reconciliation Comission's Call To Action by contracting an Indigenous Program Coordinator (IPC). The IPC will guide and mentor the Museum team and work with the Bow Valley communities and Museum partners to develop and deliver transformative programs.
Strengthening the Home-Fire Project is an Indigenous strategy that seeks to promote healing and skill-building in family members. The project empowers families to build on existing strengths, increase parenting skills, develop deeper community connections, and create safety within the family circle.
PADS, a provider of certified assistance dogs, will pilot a program placing highly trained Service Dogs with first responders and veterans living with PTSD. This one-year pilot will build capacity and partnerships, train and place 4-8 PTSD Service Dogs in Calgary.
In March of 2018, the 35-year-old wooden community arena was damaged beyond repair by a heavy load of snow and was subsequently demolished. MRAS volunteer and community members will be replacing the arena with a larger steel building.
After 17 years as a bi-annual festival, Mountain Standard Time aims to become a full-time, year-round organization, providing access to the many communities they support on an ongoing basis. Three consultants will work with the organization to help build the capacity of the organization to achieve this goal.
Calgary Captured is a citizen science project in which participants identify wildlife species in images captured by cameras located throughout Calgary. The resulting information gathered will help inform conservation and management goals in Calgary, while spreading awareness of urban biodiversity.
Call of the Wetland is a citizen science program that engages Calgarians to monitor amphibians as an important indicator of urban wetland health. A third season will allow for the necessary final season of data collection, continuation of community engagement, and enable implementation of results.
In 2020, KidSport is turning 25 in Alberta. As one of the founding chapters, KidSport Calgary is using this milestone as the platform to engage the community in building a foundation for the next 25. This grant is to develop a comprehensive community engagement plan.
This initiative will create opportunities for youth to develop their skill sets and increase civic engagement through community collaboration.
The Niitsitapi Learning Centre will be an onsite wellness clinic for Indigenous children and their families to promote access to health needs in a holistic way. Mental, emotional, spiritual and physical treatment will be given to each person to support living a healthy lifestyle.
The Children's Cottage is planning to construct a Child and Family Centre on land owned in Montgomery. Children's Cottage would like to establish a partnership with the community of Morley in order to best serve their community in this location. This initiative will utilize consultants and ceremony.
This project addresses the need for strong land-use planning on the southern eastern slopes as well as the need for effective, collaborative, multi-stakeholder work and input on conservation and land-use issues.
The CCAA is applying for a grant to update the You are Not Alone video (originally produced in 1995). The video will be updated to capture the curriculum used with children and teens who must testify in criminal court proceedings and who are enrolled in the organization's Child Witness Court Preparation Program.
Project Impact is a nine month project to develop the capacity of teams of three to five leaders of eight to twelve nonprofit agencies to design, implement, and respond to the findings of program evaluation. The focus is on developing the capacity of nonprofits to prove and improve impact.
To develop an effective digital strategy for engaging men in the organization's mission to end family violence. The initiative includes the creation of comprehensive content that will be accessible from anywhere in the world.
The Elders Guidance Circle provides public access to Elders from Treaty 7 Nations to support Indigenous programming, ceremony, and cross-cultural sharing. Led by Elder partners, this is a vital step in their journey of Reconciliation.
The development and delivery of free cannabis, crime prevention, and cyber-security seminars to adults and youth. The sessions will include powerpoint presentations, video, handouts, and a one-hour discussion.
As Canada looks to Reconciliation, the Indigenous education gap needs to be addressed and the plan forward needs to be informed and led by the Indigenous community. This project will provide the leadership to local collaborative efforts to meet the foundational learning needs of Indigenous adults.
Enhance and promote the Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church building, located on Edmonton Trail, to create an intimate, fully-equipped, accessible and affordable performance and art space called "Theatre 1308."
The Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN) is the backbone organization for a collective impact initiative to bring together stakeholders in the field of FASD known as the FASD Collective. This initiative seeks to improve outcomes and community conditions for individuals and families affected by FASD.
The IT Modernization project has four phases. Having successfully completed phase one and two, these next phases will improve the efficiency, effectiveness and security of information systems which will directly support Human Resources and Client Services.
Volunteers are recruited to perform handy-person jobs for low-income Chinese homeowner seniors. The City of Calgary will partner to provide training, consultation, equipment maintenance and support for client referrals. CCECA staff will match volunteers with seniors who request the services.
To extend Humainologie's reach and impact through direct efforts to engage the public as Humanologie opens it's interactive gallery and store in January 2020. These efforts will include hiring a Social Media and Public Engagement Coordinator, engaging a PR consultant, and advertising.
The Organization Transformation Management project will lay the path for BB4CK's next 5 years. This work will ensure that BB4CK can continue to be successful in feeding hungry kids, and in creating social change to support communities where people care for others.
To provide Music & Memory® to Adult Day program and current residents of the Brenda Strafford Foundation, enhancing mental health and well-being. Music & Memory® is a program that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly through digital music technology, improving quality of life.
The Piitoayis Indigenous Family Connector serves Indigenous families with children who attend the Piitoayis Family School with the Calgary Board of Education. The Piitoayis program works to empower and equip Indigenous parents to support their children?s success in school.
This initiative will 1) Develop mental health literacy among staff and mentors in order to facilitate the early identification of mental health problems in mentees; 2) support and educate mentors in ways to build and strengthen relationships with youth with mental health challenges; and 3) make effective referrals.
This initiative will allow Autism Calgary to meet previously unmet needs of clients and community members through the strategic engagement of volunteers. Volunteers will allow the organization to meet constantly increasing demands from the rapidly growing Autism Community in Calgary.
To develop the touring process and complete a pilot tour of plays created by artists with disabilities, to be shared with young audiences in Calgary schools.
The Borderlines Writers Circle is designed to identify, support and promote immigrant writers in the Calgary area.
To provide the Airdrie Food Bank's volunteers with the best experience possible, to ensure sustainability and to support the community's growing needs, the volunteer program requires a complete review and revamp of all areas of its volunteer management.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills will create a central hub for all youth in High River and surrounding area. They feel they are in the best position to provide youth with the space and programs to effectively improve their lives.
Create an Indigenous Hub of services and supports contained within a singular multi-functional Centre- The Indigenous Hub @ Crossroads Centre.
Women of affluence have a different experience of domestic violence. This initiative will provide training to service providers on the culture of affluence and for informal supporters to be able to recognize domestic violence, respond appropriately to disclosure and refer to supportive agencies.
The Neighbour Centre initiative will set up physical, permanent spaces in at-risk communities across Calgary to provide preventative services and community support. This initiative allows Mustard Seed to have a role in empowering community members experiencing poverty to become active citizens in their city.
Temporary accommodation space for Immigrant men involved in family violence, with 3 main goals: i) reduce access time for men to engage in culturally responsive services ii) decreased need for intervention from Children's Services iii) whole family wellness through healthy relationships.
To implement a strategic communications plan which includes re-branding the organization and developing tools to communicate their work and increase impact. The project involves hiring a communications specialist who will have clear deliverables and a sustainability plan.
A new Tsuut'ina Food Bank aims to end hunger on the Tsuut'ina Nation while ensuring all Tsuut'ina citizens have access to a nutritious diet.
An organized and formal Alumni Program to continue to serve girls once they graduate from Haven's Way homes. The program will provide a continued sense of belonging within a strong support system, ongoing programming, and case management to facilitate success.
Calgary Counselling Centre will lead an initiative to build a strategic partnership to transform depression in Calgary by partnering with other local mental health agencies, funders and stakeholders.
To pilot and prove a 'made in Canada model' of Recovery College that focuses on prevention and health promotion, increases access and capacity to serve more Albertans through integrated services, reducing stigma, and fostering connection, belonging and hope through a progressive learning experience.
To create an innovative, evidence-based, e-mental health program to alleviate negative stress. Available as a mobile app using virtual reality, Inner Access will be educational and include practical tools designed to improve and maintain overall health and well-being of individuals aged 25-45.
To build Variety's ability to provide substantial impact in advocating for, helping set policy around, and offering support with inclusive playground design. Variety will provide research, information on best practices, and help with the "how to" of building inclusive playgrounds in Alberta.
Alberta Ecotrust will undertake a model 'reboot' and create a modern narrative that encompasses their expanding role. This includes the development of a new platform that still includes corporations and ENGOs but also makes room for governments and engaged citizens - both as investors, participants and recipients of information. Our new environmental program framework will focus on four aspects of community: partnerships, investment, innovation and action.
Cows and Fish will partner with Miistakis Institute to work with landowners and municipalities to enhance beaver coexistence & increase awareness about their benefits to our landscapes focussing on using beavers to increase the natural resiliency of watersheds as beaver dams store, clean and slowly release water.
Develop and implement a sustainable revenue strategy for Parks Foundation Calgary. Engage an external consultant to develop a Business Development Plan to be used as a roadmap for donor management and stakeholder communications, and to expand the organization's impact on communities.
A new structure west of the hockey rink will provide change rooms, washrooms and viewing space for Priddis Panthers players, parents, spectators and volunteers. The existing Priddis Hall is at capacity and does not have room for change facilities.
ACEE is designing a program that attempts to overcome barriers that stand between students and climate change education and action. They hope to connect this topic to Indigenous education and renewable energy, sharing the narratives that galvanize students and teachers, engage parents, and spur action by school boards.
NCC seeks to expand and fully implement their pilot online property access management system, NCC Connect. This application facilitates public access to NCC properties across Alberta with the ultimate goal of connecting Canadians to nature, to NCC's work, and the importance of conserving wild spaces.
This initiative aims to increase the capacity of organizations to deliver effective energy communications built on the identity and values of Albertans. The collaborative model provides training to conduct professional-quality research, which will build capacity beyond this project. Results will be shared widely.
Co-creating a Climate Resilient Initiative with the Piikani Nation through Climate Change Education Workshops, Train-the-Trainer programming and Community Engagement.
To develop a fundraising strategy that will enable the organization to build a new kitchen/dining hall (lodge) and meet increasing demand for their services.
This grant will allow Knox to develop the lower level of their annex building, a space that their partner, Inn from the Cold is applying to use as a low-income subsidized child care centre. The renovation is Phase I of a comprehensive development plan.
The goal of this initiative is to engage with community agencies to scale-up the Attachment and Child Health (ATTACH) program to support and encourage mental health in more young families with preschoolers in Calgary. ATTACH is led by Dr. N. Letourneau of the Faculty of Nursing at University of Calgary.
To equip individuals, peer support and key family members with specific mental health instruction including mental health first aid, psychological first aid, suicide awareness and mindfulness training. Training aims to create a stronger understanding of signs, symptoms and response actions, should individuals start to suffer.
NSTEP in collaboration with the Action for Healthy Kids Coalition (AHKC) will address the specific needs of families in the Greater Forest Lawn and Vista Heights (GFLVH) area). Schools will be the physical site for delivery of these services to families, many whom are English Language Learners.
To provide hygiene products to non-profit organizations serving vulnerable people. To establish a sustainable program, Disaster Aid Canada signs hotels onto a paid program, collecting their used amenities and reuseable items they discard. They reprocess, clean, and package Hygiene Kits to reduce garbage and help people in need.
To better the lives of persons with disabilities, the CAN CoP strives to build community capacity by providing networking and learning opportunities to its members and the broader community.
To purchase and operate a wheelchair accessible bus to allow area seniors to attend doctors appointments, shop and travel to activities in other communities for recreation and entertainment.
Missing Children Society, in partnership with Tsuut'ina Nation Police Service, Calgary Police Service and the community of Tsuut'ina Nation, will utilize their reactive and proactive safety technology to protect vulnerable Indigenous children and youth.
This initiative contributes to bridging the knowledge gap that exists among newcomers of Calgary's Indigenous Peoples. It also seeks to forge stronger, better relationship between Newcomers and Canada's First Nations Peoples and their communities through community dialogues and kitchen interactions.
The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane is looking to enhance and expand their services and programs for local teens and youth by opening a new space called The CLUB. This will be unique in the community as it will be the only space of its kind serving Cochrane and area teens.
The aim of this initiative is to work with Stoney Education Authority and the Stoney Nakoda Youth Council to provide youth in four schools with mentorship opportunities around arts, active living and recreation.
Vivo will work with youth in to create a youth strategy leading to youth increasing their employability, community engagement, individual personal growth and establishing a youth hub at Vivo. The overall project will use a service design framework with Phase I consisting of discover and define.
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy centre will implement a comprehensive volunteer program to enhance SKCAC's ability to provide screened and suitable volunteers on an as-needed basis to key programs.
The initiative will focus on the research, analysis, and strategic planning work required to develop a compelling brand story. Making Changes will strengthen community awareness, increase social and financial support and to help incorporate new initiatives into the foundation of the organization.
Diamond Valley and District Boys and Girls Club (renamed Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills) will create a central hub for all youth in High River and surrounding area. They feel they are in the best position to provide youth with the space and programs to effectively improve their lives.
This is a multi-year pilot project to assist Downstage to learn how to lend theatre skills to not-for-profits seeking a deep community impact. The initiative will strengthen Downstage capacity to work with community partners and equip Downstage with a framework upon which ongoing programming can be built.
The New Gallery (TNG) has negotiated a long-term lease in the Main Space in Chinatown. With a commitment of up to 10 years, it's time to renovate TNG into a top quality arts venue & community hub for presenting some of the most interesting and excellent contemporary art to Calgarians.
As part of Carya's multi-generational hub, Carya is looking to develop a portion of the space into a designated art space that would offer; artistic programs for individuals across the lifespan; open studio space for neighbourhood residents, and; space for resident-led art projects.
To work with 10 schools, including 2 FNMI, from five school boards in the Calgary area to pilot and evaluate a new Trickster Theatre program focused on training teachers in the use of theatre-based methods to support student storytelling and writing. The U of C may contribute to the evaluation.
Alberta Ballet's "Set Assembly Kit" introduces new efficiencies into the process of designing and building sets. Understanding each set piece as a combination of re-configurable components, Alberta Ballet will improve on the model of building individual set pieces for each production.
To provide an equitable, educational, safe, and fair play environment at Fireside School. Fireside's Playground for All Kids will serve all of Cochrane as an accessible recreation facility; a multi-generational play space where anyone can feel independent, smart, comfortable and active.
Health Arts Society of Alberta would like to increase the number of free concerts in Calgary to elders in care by 100 in 2018-2019, reaching an additional 5,000 elders. This activity will allow Health Arts to apply for AGLC funding as well as give a strong case for support to private, individual and corporate funders in the province.
To create a Feasibility Study and a Business Plan based on a Social Enterprise model for a Social Circus Space to provide free programs for: at-risk, Indigenous, new immigrant, refugee, and underprivileged youth.