Ball's Falls Conservation Centre

Balls_Falls-sm.pngNiagara Escarpment Festival
$2,000 (1 year)

The Niagara Escarpment Festival celebrates the work of the organizations that are involved in the preservation enhancement of the Escarpment. The event features musical entertainment, displays and activities from nature groups and it was held on July 17, 2013.

Green Living Enterprise

2013-ontario-greenspaces-map.jpg2013 Ontario Greenspaces Map
$3,000 - March 4, 2013

This funding is approved to support the Big Map Project: Ontario’s Greenspaces. The map will be showcased at this year’s Green Living Show, held in April 12th -14th.  The fund goes towards production of the map, printing costs, and any costs associated with acquiring a booth at the Green Living Show.


Beamsville Bench Wineries Association

beamsville-bench-winery-trail.jpgBeamsville Bench Winery Trail
$11,500 - February 28, 2013

The Beamsville Bench Winery Association will develop and launch a low-impact trail for residents and visitors to access seven (7) working vineyards in the heart of Niagara’s Greenbelt and reinforce the importance of viticulture and the value of the Greenbelt.


Pembina Institute

Priced_Out.pngPriced Out: Understanding factors that affect home prices in GTA
$24,775 (3 months)

With the Royal Bank of Canada as a partner, Pembina Institute will release a study assessing the key factors responsible for housing price increases in the GTA, which the objective to determine if the protection of the Greenbelt can be ruled out as a key driver.  The study, however, will be conducted in an unbiased manner examining all factors equally.


Grape Growers of Ontario

celebrity-luncheon-2012-grapegrowersofontario.jpgCelebrity Luncheon 2013
$10,000 - February 5, 2013

The grant will support the annual Celebrity Luncheon as part of the kick-off to the 2013 Niagara Wine Festival.  This event is a celebration of locally grown Greenbelt food, and 100% Ontario wine.



strategic-planning-oak-ridges-moraine.jpgStrategic Planning on the Oak Ridges Moraine
$10,000 - January 4, 2013
This is a capacity grant to help Ecospark develop strategic and organizational goals for the Oak Ridges Moraine, as part of their new five-year strategic plan. The project will ensure Ecospark maximizes their reach, impact and leadership on the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Greenbelt.

Credit Valley Conservation

peter-orphanos-memorial.jpgPeter Orphanos Memorial
$5,000 - December 21, 2012

This funding recognizes the contributions by the late Peter Orphanos to the Greenbelt and the Credit Valley. A memorial tree and plaque unveiling on April 21st commemorates Peter’s legacy.  A community tree planting event follows.



Waterfront Regeneration Trust

greenbelt-cylcing-route.jpgGreenbelt Cylcing Route
$436,480 - December 13, 2012

The project connects visitors and residents to Ontario's Greenbelt through a continuous 600km cycling route that traverses seven Greenbelt regions from Northumberland to Niagara. The Route is intended for recreational cyclists and will encourage exploration of Greenbelt attractions, including nature, farms and rural towns. Partnerships with municipalities will ensure permanent maintenance, signage and marketing of the route. Other partnerships include local tourism operators and accommodation and restaurant spots through the Welcome Cyclist Network. The project has economic outcomes, as was demonstrated in 2007 when 1.5 million Canadian visitors spent $303 million on cycle tourism in Ontario.


Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

community-conservation-and-stewardship-plan.jpgCommunity Conservation and Stewardship Plan
$87,000 - December 13, 2012

The grant helps strengthen the protection of the Northern Bruce Peninsula’s natural landscape by developing and championing a community conservation and stewardship plan. The plan will achieve measureable improvements to the ecological integrity of the area, enhance the capacity of community members to be more active stewards of the landscape, and deepen community connections with the Greenbelt.


Ontario Nature

roots-greenblet-phase-ii.jpgRoots of the Greenblet, Phase II
$75,000 - December 13, 2012

The project raises awareness of, and support for natural heritage system planning in the region, enabling stronger connections with natural heritage inside and outside the Greenbelt. The project works closely with municipal planners, conservation groups and ENGOs and encourages protection in areas facing future development (e.g. Whitebelt, Simcoe County).  Major activities include: 1) identification and documentation of leading-edge practices and the conditions under which these approaches were possible; and 2) the development and dissemination of a best practices guide to natural heritage system planning.


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