Halton Region Community Investment Fund: Funded Programs/Projects

Currently Funded Programs/Projects

    On April 19, 2017 Regional Council approved nearly $2.9 million in funding to 40 community programs and projects to help enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents. Funding is for periods of one, two or three years.

    • Acclaim Health $85,500 over three years to support family caregivers who are caring for a loved one with dementia.
    • Acton FoodShare $42,000 over three years to increase the amount of meat, fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products available to food bank clients.
    • Burlington Food Bank (Partnership West) $50,000 over one year to purchase a refrigerated vehicle to increase the capacity to acquire and distribute food and support other agencies that require transportation.
    • Canadian Mental Health Association (Halton branch) $390,594 over two years to provide 24/7 mental health and addictions support in the community; and $29,768 over one year to expand their free walk-in counseling program.
    • Catholic Family Services of Hamilton $91,182 over two years to support seniors living in self-neglect by connecting them with services and helping them improve their environment to prevent eviction.
    • Central West Specialized Developmental Services $10,200 over one year to provide education about healthy sexuality for adults with developmental disabilities and their support workers.
    • Community Living Burlington $22,153 over one year to purchase a van in order to transport clients to recreational and social activities.
    • Community Living North Halton $40,000 over three years to provide respite and opportunities for school aged children and youth with developmental disabilities to participate in recreational programs.
    • Darling Home for Kids $37,950 over three to support a volunteer initiative that provides youth with an opportunity to support Medically Fragile Technologically Dependent (MFTD) children.
    • ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development $5,000 for one year to support a drama program for children with mobility, developmental and speech challenges.
    • Food for Life $145,700 for one year to purchase a refrigerated truck to enhance capacity to acquire and distribute food to 80+ community programs.
    • Georgetown Bread Basket $14,000 for one year to increase the amount of meat, fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products available to food bank clients.
    • Girls Incorporated of Halton $19,005 for one year to provide group programs to build girl's self-esteem in schools.
    • Halton Down Syndrome Association $27,000 for one year to provide individualized one-to-one reading programs for children with Down syndrome;
    • Halton Food for Thought $76,950 over three years to support student nutrition programs that will provide an additional 9,750 Halton students with access to healthy food.
    • Halton Poverty Roundtable $29,440 for one year to provide training for social service agency staff to increase uptake of the Canada Learning Bond in low income households with children.
    • The Women's Centre of Halton $76,348 over three to support the establishment of a location in North Halton for women in crisis, distress or transition.
    • Heartache2Hope $30,000 over one year to provide support and resources for individuals experiencing a loss due to suicide;
    • John Howard Society of Peel, Halton and Dufferin $62,186 over three years to support programming for individuals who are at an elevated risk of committing an offence or being victimized.
    • Kerr Street Mission $19,247 over one to refurbish its youth centre to better support a range of youth focused programming; and to collaborate with the Halton Fresh Food Box to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for food bank clients.
    • Links2Care $6,030 over one year for accessibility upgrades to an entrance and washroom at the Halton Hills location that provides services to older adults.
    • MADD Canada $5,390 over one year to distribute a program designed to educate students in grades 4 -6 about the risks of alcohol, drugs and impaired driving.
    • Milton Community Resource Centre $59,552 over three years to support an Infant Food Bank that provides clients with diapers, infant formula, infant cereal, and baby food.
    • Nelson Youth Centre $255,000 over three years to provide group, individual and family therapy to support children and youth with emotional, social or behavioural.
    • Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre $20,220 over three years to support a weekly Senior's chair exercise program.
    • Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels $12,823 over one year to support their meal delivery program.
    • Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services $262,900 over two to establish a specialized day program in Oakville and provide community-based staff support for residents living with a brain injury; and $30,000 over one to provide facility upgrades for an Oakville property that provides rehabilitation and therapy for individuals with a brain injury.
    • Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) $134,165 over three years to expand a breastfeeding support program.
    • Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) $130,350 over three years, in partnership with Halton Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Collaborative to support summer camp programming for children and youth with FASD who experience barriers in traditional summer camps.
    • Shifra Homes $109,550 over three to provide support, residency, and mental health assessment and treatment for young, homeless, pregnant women; and $15,000 over three years to purchase food for food literacy programming for their clients.
    • St. Christopher's Open Doors $50,000 over one year to support the expansion of Fresh Food Markets, which provide local food at a discount to individuals with low incomes.
    • St. Luke's Anglican Church $58,628 over two years to upgrade a community kitchen to support a seniors lunch and food literacy programs.
    • Summit Housing & Outreach Programs $116,853 over three years to increase access to food literacy programming, including cooking classes and community gardens for people who require mental health supports.
    • Tetra Society of North America $15,800 over three years to support the construction and installation of custom assistive devices for disabled residents in Halton.
    • Wellington Square United Church $14,450 over one year to provide kitchen upgrades that support a weekly community dinner for 250 residents.
    • YMCA Oakville $147,834 over three years to provide opportunities for low-income and promising youth to develop leadership skills, expertise and certifications in sport and recreation.

Continuing Multi-Year Funded Programs/Projects, 2016

    In spring of 2016, Regional Council approved the following community programs/projects for multi-year funding. Funding for these programs/projects continues into 2017.

Continuing Multi-Year Funded Programs/Projects, 2015

    In spring of 2015, Regional Council approved the following community programs/projects for multi-year funding. Funding for these programs/projects continues into 2017.

    • ArtHouse  $66,400 over three years to deliver cost-free extra-curricular arts programs to children from families that cannot afford fee-related arts programming.
    • Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton  $58,615 over three years to provide case management to individuals participating in the Halton Drug Treatment Court.
    • Food for Life  $345,820 over three years to collect and redistribute food to more than 90 community agencies and outreach programs that serve Halton residents that have difficulty affording food.
    • Home Suite Hope $120,000 over three years for staffing to support clients participating in the Re-start Halton program for single mother led families.
    • SAVIS of Halton  $24,575 over three years to provide relationship skills and violence prevention education to Halton youth.

Recently Funded Programs/Projects (completed)