Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Report

2019 Community Impact Grant (Community Programs and Projects) Allocation

Information

Department:Corporate and Community ServicesSponsors:
Category:Report

Body

THAT $1,699,450 of the Community Impact Grant – Community Programs and Projects stream be allocated as follows:

 

Organization

Eligible

Recommended

1

2803 Fort McMurray RCACC (Army Cadets)

$       38,000

$       31,500

2

Anzac Family Community Support Society

91,800

84,900

3

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Wood Buffalo

78,300

72,400

4

BrainSTEM Alliance Ltd.

4,000

4,000

5

Conklin Community Association

58,200

48,300

6

Fort McKay Métis Community Association

33,500

27,800

7

Fort McKay Recreation and Cultural Society

65,500

54,350

8

Fort McMurray Assessment & Referral Center Society / Borealis Counselling

17,300

14,400

9

Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club

81,200

67,400

10

Fort McMurray Golden Years Society

41,000

37,900

11

Fort McMurray Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

100,000

92,500

12

Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

97,300

90,000

13

FuseSocial Wood Buffalo Society

92,600

85,600

14

Girls Incorporated of Northern Alberta

94,000

94,000

15

Janvier Dene Wood Buffalo Community Association

143,000

143,000

16

Janvier Sekweha Youth Centre

57,500

57,500

17

King’s Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Incorporated

62,400

57,700

18

Saprae Creek Residents Society

39,200

32,500

19

Some Other Solutions Crisis for Prevention Society

225,000

225,000

20

St. Aidan's Society

77,400

71,600

21

Support Through Housing Team

80,000

74,000

22

The Hub Family Resource Centre

32,500

30,000

23

Willow Lake Community Association

39,200

32,500

24

Wood Buffalo Safe/Healthy Community Network

149,400

149,400

25

Wood Buffalo Senior Support Society

23,000

21,200

Total Community Programs and Projects Stream

$  1,821,300

$  1,699,450

 

Meeting History

Jan 22, 2019 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Councillor K. Balsom advised that as she may have pecuniary interest with some of the delegations, she may be leaving the Chamber.

Kouame Adie, Centre d’Accueil & d’Etablissement, spoke to the services offered by this group and requested that Council approve their grant application for $20,000.

Exits

Councillor K. McGrath exited the meeting at 5:21 p.m.

Councillor K. Balsom exited the meeting at 5:26 p.m.

Chantal Beaver, FuseSocial, spoke in support of the recommendations, and raised questions relative to the new grant allocation process and eligibility criteria.

Return

Councillor K. Balsom returned to the meeting at 5:32 p.m.

Arianna Johnson, SPCA, spoke to how their organization would be affected by the cuts in grant funding.

Nicole Gardner, Willow Lake Community Association, spoke to how their Association would be affected by the proposed funding cuts.

Return

Councillor K. McGrath returned to the meeting at 5:37 p.m.

Chelsea Van Ee, Camp Yogi and Willow Lake Community Association, spoke to how these Associations would be affected.

Pecuniary Interest

Councillor K. Balsom declared pecuniary interest with five organizations within Item 6.4, namely Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Wood Buffalo, FuseSocial Wood Buffalo Society, King’s Kids Promotions, Some Other Solutions Crisis for Prevention Society and The Hub Family Resource Centre, and exited the meeting at 5:45 p.m.

Elsie Hutton, Director, Community and Corporate Services, and Toni Elliott, Manager, Community Investment Branch, answered questions of Council related to the new grant streams, eligibility criteria and how the previous and current grant programs were integrated.

RESULT:CARRIED [10 TO 0]
MOVER:Mike Allen, Councillor
SECONDER:Phil Meagher, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Bruce Inglis, Sheila Lalonde, Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud, Claris Voyageur
PECUNIARY INTEREST:Krista Balsom
Jan 22, 2019 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Return

Councillor K. Balsom returned to the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Pecuniary Interest

Councillor K. Balsom noted that based on the nature of the upcoming supplemental funding allocation she is declaring pecuniary interest as funding may be allocated to some of the organizations in which she has interest in, and exited the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

RESULT:CARRIED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Verna Murphy, Councillor
SECONDER:Phil Meagher, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Sheila Lalonde, Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud, Claris Voyageur