Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO)

Engaging Stakeholders in Greenbelt Expansion Consultations
Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO)
$8,080 (over 3 months)
www.efao.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

Activities promote awareness of provincial consultations considering Greenbelt expansion and encourage participation by farmers. Capacity funding supports a joint submission with the Organic Council of Ontario.

 

 

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Environment Hamilton

A Resilient Greenbelt Needs Places to Grow
Environment Hamilton
$58,597 (over 1 year)
www.environmenthamilton.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The project raises awareness among Hamilton residents about local growth management issues and impacts on the Greenbelt. It will also support the protection of farmland and natural systems in the City of Hamilton, increasing urban intensification and halting sprawl.

 

 

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Neptis Foundation

Monitoring Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Neptis Foundation
$300,000 (over 3 years)
www.neptis.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

The Neptis Geoweb, a mapping and digital information platform, will be used to increase community awareness and understanding of the current forces shaping growth in their community. Subsequent community collaborations to model different growth scenarios will enable councillors, stakeholders and the public to understand the impact of land use planning on their communities, natural heritage and farmland. Visualization tools will support this work.

 

 

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Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Sell What You Sow
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
$2,500 (over 3 months)
www.greenthumbsto.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Young adults will partner with a Greenbelt farmer to explore and understanding food production.

 

 

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Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Greenbelt to Great Lakes--Connecting 3,000 km of Extraordinary Coastal and Countryside Cycling to Sustainability
Waterfront Regeneration Trust
$125,000 (over 2 years)
www.waterfronttrail.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Accessibility to the 475km Greenbelt Cycle Route (a designated Ontario Trail of Distinction) is enhanced through the completion of three (3) new urban connector routes (mapped and signed) and GO Transit promotions. Promotion of a 1,000km loop with the Waterfront Trail increases the profile of Ontario as a cycling destination.

 

 

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Toronto and Region Conservation Area

Ajax river valley biodiversity - Greenbelt urban river valley connector program
Toronto and Region Conservation Area
$14,793 (over 5 months)
www.trca.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The vision for a 10km Riverwalk connecting the Towns of Erin and Hillsburgh will provide outdoor recreation infrastructure for local residents and support economic prosperity for businesses in the area. This project defines a trail route and design specifications for a portion of the Riverwalk in downtown Erin.

 

 

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Town of Erin

Erin Rotary River Trail Phase 2
Town of Erin
$30,000 (over 1 yr)
www.erin.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

The vision for a 10km Riverwalk connecting the Towns of Erin and Hillsburgh will provide outdoor recreation infrastructure for local residents and support economic prosperity for businesses in the area. This project defines a trail route and design specifications for a portion of the Riverwalk in downtown Erin.

 

 

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The Shared Path Consultation Initiative

Indigenous-Municipal Engagement Program
The Shared Path Consultation Initiative
$210,260 (over 3 yrs)
www.sharedpath.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

First Nations, Metis and Indigenous communities are partnering with land use professionals (CIP, OPPI, FCM) to develop a leading example of an Indigenous-Municipal engagement program that increases the extent to which Indigenous voices and rights are recognized and sustained as an integral part of municipal, Greenbelt and Ontario land use planning processes. Three (3) relationship agreements, an adaptable toolkit and a network of practioners and experts will be created. The project strengthens Indigenous communities / peoples in the region and cultural identity of the Greenbelt.

 

 

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The Shared Path Consultation Initiative

Indigenous-Municipal Engagement Program - planning grant
The Shared Path Consultation Initiative
$2,500 (over 2 months)
www.sharedpath.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

A planning grant provides capacity to develop partnerships and a workplan for an Indigenous-Municipal Education Toolkit / program in order to enhance communications, relationships and knowledge sharing on land use planning issues.

 

 

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The Riverwood Conservancy

Critters and Creeks - Greenbelt Urban River Valley Connector program
The Riverwood Conservancy
$21,333 (over 4 months)
www.theriverwoodconservancy.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Riverwood’s secluded river valley lands (Mississauga) engage local students and residents to enjoy and learn about the ecology of these unique spaces. Stewardship training will help improve the health of the ravine and Greenbelt.

 

 

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