Feb 23, 2009
Mississauga City Council approved corporate grants totalling $460,000 to community groups
that require financial assistance and cultural grants totalling $1,119,860 at a special meeting
of Council this month.
"The City's grant processes are part of the efforts to strengthen neighbourhoods and
develop arts and culture through funding to groups," said City Manager and CAO Janice
Baker. "This investment will enable groups to continue their work providing beneficial
services, projects and programs to the community."
The City of Mississauga has four grant programs: the Corporate Grant Program, the Arts and
Culture Grant Program, the Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program, and the
Capacity Building Grant Program. "All grant requests were subject to a comprehensive
review to ensure each application met criteria," said Baker. "As part of the grant
programs, groups are encouraged to seek funding from a range of different sources."
Corporate Grant Program
The Corporate Grants program is administered by the City's Recreation and Parks Division in
Community Services. Grants of $460,000 will be divided among nine groups that have demonstrated
community support for their programs and projects and met grant criteria for accountability,
effectiveness, accessibility and collaboration. The grants will be awarded as follows:
Inter-Cultural Neighbourhood Social Services - $20,000
Mississauga Friendship Association - $12,000
Riverwood Conservancy - $134,459
Mississauga Sports Council - $79,861
Square One Older Adult Centre - $37,173
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel - $13,561
Community Living Mississauga - $10,500
Safe City Mississauga - $142,046
St. John Ambulance Mississauga - $10,500
"Groups approved for corporate grants in excess of $20,000 will receive 75 per cent of
the grant directly following Council's approval, with the remaining 25 per cent of the grant
awarded following the submission of their previous year's final financial statements,"
said manager of Special Events Sheila Wilson. "The City of Mississauga's Finance Division
reviews the applicants' financial statements."
Since 2000, the City of Mississauga has awarded more than $8 million to local community
groups to aid them in operating their community based programs.
For more information on the Corporate Grant Program contact manager of Special Events Sheila
Wilson at 905-615-3200 ext. 5357.
Cultural Granting Programs
Cultural Granting Programs are administered by the Office of Arts and Culture. There are three
cultural granting programs: Arts and Culture Grant Program, Community Cultural Festivals and
Celebrations Grant program and Capacity Building Grant Program.
"Through its arts, culture, and heritage granting programs, the City of Mississauga is
building professionalism, accountability, and sustainability within the local cultural
community," said director of the Office of Arts and Culture Susan Burt. "These
programs help to ensure the availability of a wide range of cultural opportunities for
Mississauga residents and visitors."
Grants of $1,119,860 will be awarded to support the growth and development of arts and
culture. The grants will be awarded as follows:
Arts and Culture Grant Program
Art Gallery of Mississauga - $220,324
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga -$50,000
Heritage Mississauga - $162,358
Mississauga Arts Council - $201,726
Mississauga Children's Choir - $20,442
Mississauga Chinese Arts Association - $4,800
Mississauga Choral Society - $45,000
Mississauga Festival Choir - $7,500
Mississauga Festival Youth Choir - $9,500
Orchestras Mississauga - $90,000, and an additional one time matching deficit reduction
grant of up to a maximum of $50,000
Port Credit Village Project - $3,000
Sampradaya Dance Creations - $23,200
Theatre Unlimited - $11,700
Visual Arts Mississauga - $60,000
Vychodna Slovak Dancers - $12,000
What's on Tap -$7,500
Windmill Theatre - $5,000
Community Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program
Canadian Chopin Festival 2010 - $5,000
Carassauga Festival of Cultures - $10,000
Malton Community Festival - $3,300
Mississauga Independent Film Festival - $3,000
Mississauga Santa Claus Parade - $4,700
Mississauga Waterfront Festival - $20,000
MuslimFest - $8,000
Paint the Town Red Port Credit Canada Day - $4,000
Philippine Independence Day - $4,000
Port Credit BuskerFest - $5,000
Saint Thyagaraja Festival - $1,100
Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival - $30,000
Speak Up! A Student Short Film and Video Fest - $2,900
Streetsville Arts Fest - $3,000
Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival - $12,810
Streetsville Canada Day Celebrations - $4,500
Capacity Building Grant Program
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga - $6,500
Mississauga Festival Youth Choir - $8,000
For more information on the cultural granting programs, contact director of the Office of
Arts and Culture Susan Burt at 905-615-3200 ext, 5303.
Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With
well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be
an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens.
Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic
strength and for being Canada's safest city.
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