The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is pleased to support the following programs and projects in 2019.
CMH Liver Health, Regional Centre of Excellence
The CMH Liver Health, Regional Centre of Excellence will serve the increasing needs of Waterloo Region residents living with liver disease. The Centre will save and prolong patient lives by coordinating their rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and prepare them for organ transplant or further medical intervention when necessary.
Regional Health – Clinical Services & Facilities Plan
St. Mary’s and Grand River hospitals are preparing a joint Master Plan Stage 0-1 submission which will outline the clinical services and healthcare facility infrastructure required to deliver services to our Region over the next 25 years.
Smart Waterloo Region – Healthy Children and Youth
$1,000,000 over four years
Smart Waterloo Region (SWR) is the community’s plan to apply technology- and data-enabled solutions to challenges facing Waterloo Region’s children and youth. By leveraging Waterloo Region’s growing technology sector, the goal is to work with partners to make Waterloo Region the best community in Canada for child and youth well-being. This grant, coupled with matching funding from the municipalities, will allow the Smart Waterloo Region initiative to continue.
North Dumfries Skatepark
The North Dumfries Skatepark will be a free to use, multi-use skatepark facility constructed in the town of Ayr. The skatepark will be 10,000 sq ft and made of concrete. The skatepark is designed to offer a safe experience for beginners yet challenge the expert user.
Enhancing Creative, Inclusive and Resilient Spaces for Children and Youth
The Family Centre is creating a spacious, multipurpose, flexible, accessible and healthy space as per the Universal Design Principles. This space will enable them to scale out the arts-based resilience programs, to make them accessible to a larger number of children and youth, and to expand their network of community partners.
Winterizing the Steckle Teaching Kitchen
Steckle Heritage Farm is winterizing their teaching kitchen to offer year-round food literacy programming for children and their families. The teaching kitchen is distinguished as a cooking and learning space for the community to explore where their food comes from, eating healthily and seasonally, and develop food preparation skills.
Phase II Outdoor Learning Space – Therapeutic Climbing Frame and Gardens
The grant will support the building of a safe and therapeutic outdoor space at Lutherwood’s Children’s Mental Health Treatment center. By harmonizing mental health, physical health and education with the outdoors, they will support better outcomes and experiences for youth at Lutherwood. Through alternative learning environments, youth will learn healthy risk- taking and to make positive choices.
Environmental program facilities at rare's Lamb's Inn
In order to support their environmental program and partnership growth, the existing board room will be turned into a multi-purpose classroom, a room for an Indigenous Elder-in-Residence will be added, and additional office space for new educators and collaborators will be created. A tipi will also be acquired and erected on site, to host groups and sacred fires.
Community Legacy Project: St. Mary’s High School
The project features a multi-use court where people can play a variety of sports as well as a green gym, frisbee golf course, and walking trail. The area will be lit to provide extended play after hours and create a space for activity in a high-density neighbourhood.
ZipKrooz for Bolender
Elmira is growing rapidly and in order to relieve the pressure on the only other park in Elmira, in 2018, they installed a splashpad in Bolender Park. In order to provide more play activity they will be installing a ZipKrooz (zipline) in Bolender Park.
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