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Date published: March 20, 2020

Award Recipients

Community and College Social Innovation Fund: March 2015 Competition Awards

Applicant Organization Contact Patricia Spadafora Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Co-applicant Alexa Roggeveen Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Ioulia Tsotsos Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Sirena Liladrie Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Collaborator Edward Sykes Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Partner Community Development Halton BURLINGTON  ON
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre MISSISSAUGA  ON
India Rainbow Community Services of Peel MISSISSAUGA  ON
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care SCARBOROUGH  ON
Title: Building connected communities:  improving supports to reduce loneliness and social isolation in immigrants 65+
Years: 3 Funding: $202,333.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Frédéric Dejean Collège de Maisonneuve
Co-applicant Lise Gervais Relais-femmes de Montréal inc.
Nina Admo Collège de Maisonneuve
Yasmina Chouakri Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes
Partner Relais-femmes de Montréal inc. MONTRÉAL  QC
Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes MONTRÉAL  QC
Title: Des approches novatrices pour répondre au défi de la déqualification professionnelle des femmes immigrantes
Years: 3 Funding: $228,105.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Jeanine Webber Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Co-applicant Alyssa Ferns Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Daniel Fowler Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Doug Thomson Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Michael Gamble Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Samantha Brown Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Collaborator David Saunders Toronto Police Services Board
Donovan Locke Toronto Police Services Board
Steve Pipe Toronto Police Services Board
Partner Toronto Police Services Board TORONTO  ON
Title: Program evaluation of neighbourhood officer program
Years: 2 Funding: $199,973.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Marlene Mulder NorQuest College
Co-applicant Bob Marvin NorQuest College
Soleil Surette Edmonton Public Library
Collaborator Bernadette Iahtail Creating Hope Society
Don Langford Metis Child Family Services Society
Heidi Veluw Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Jay Freeman City of Edmonton
John Dowds City of Edmonton
Poushai Mitra Edmonton Immigrant Services Association
Partner Edmonton Public Library EDMONTON  AB
Title : Determinants of social capital and differential success:  building a better life
Years: 3 Funding: $239,296.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Marilyn Herie Centennial College
Co-applicant Dianne McCauley Centennial College
Donald Easson Centennial College
Frances MacNeil Community Living Toronto
Gulrose Jiwani Centennial College
Lynda Atack Centennial College
Matthew Poirier Community Living Toronto
Partner Community Living Toronto TORONTO  ON
Title: Friendly housemates
Years: 3 Funding: $199,956.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Simon Dugré Cégep de Victoriaville
Co-applicant Chakda Yorn Cégep de Victoriaville
Collaborator Guillaume Labarre Ordre des agronomes du Québec
Sylvie Lévesque National Bank of Canada
Partner Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec QUÉBEC  QC
Fondation de l'entrepreneurship QUÉBEC  QC
Title: Stratégie innovante d'accompagnement à l'établissement et au transfert non apparenté d'entreprises agricoles
Years: 3 Funding: $210,953.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Denis Nikitenko Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Co-applicant Lukasz Wawrzyniak Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Collaborator Elaine Biddiss Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Partner Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital TORONTO  ON
Title: Social games: improving quality of life for children with cerebral palsy
Years: 3 Funding: $240,000.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Patrice Aubertin National Circus School
Co-applicant Dean Kriellaars University of Manitoba
Doug Klein University of Alberta
Louis Patrick Leroux Concordia University
Michael Ungar Dalhousie University
Collaborator David Simard Cirque du soleil
Élisabeth Lesieux Center for liaison on intervention and prevention in the psychosocial area
Felicia Ochs Parkland School Division 70
Guy Lavoie Fédération de gymnastique du Québec
Isabelle Tremblay Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec
Serguei Kimvi Center for liaison on intervention and prevention in the psychosocial area
Partner Center for liaison on intervention and prevention in the psychosocial area MONTRÉAL  QC
Cirque du soleil MONTRÉAL  QC
Concordia University MONTREAL  QC
Dalhousie University HALIFAX  NS
Fédération de gymnastique du Québec MONTRÉAL  QC
Parkland School Division 70 STONY PLAIN  AB
University of Alberta EDMONTON  AB
University of Manitoba WINNIPEG  MB
Title : L'initiation des enfants à la pratique des arts du cirque et ses effets sur la littératie physique, la créativité et la résilience
Years: 3 Funding: $239,785.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Marie-Eve Blackburn Cégep de Jonquière
Co-applicant Catherine Bégin Université Laval
Fannie Dagenais ÉquiLibre
Jacinthe Dion Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Lina Ricciardelli Deakin University
Collaborator Josée Gagnon ÉquiLibre
Sylvie Louise Desrochers Université du Québec à Montréal
Partner ÉquiLibre MONTRÉAL  QC
Université du Québec à Montréal MONTRÉAL  QC
Title: Image corporelle et estime de soi chez les adolescents : effets à court et moyen terme d'un programme d'intervention en milieu scolaire
Years: 3 Funding: $237,834.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Nathalie Méthot La Cité collégiale
Co-applicant Frederique Tremblay Association pour l'intégration sociale d'Ottawa
Linda Cardinal University of Ottawa
Marc Latreille La Cité collégiale
Sylvie Rozon La Cité collégiale
Virginie Cobigo University of Ottawa
Collaborator Chantale Morasse La Cité collégiale
Claudette Migneault Association pour l'intégration sociale d'Ottawa
Denis Prud'homme Montfort Hospital
Émilie Ranger Valoris - For Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell
Gisèle Parisien Association pour l'intégration sociale d'Ottawa
Marc Lebel La Cité collégiale
Marie Robertson La Cité collégiale
Partner Association pour l'intégration sociale d'Ottawa OTTAWA  ON
University of Ottawa OTTAWA  ON
Title: L'élaboration, la mise en place et l'évaluation d'un nouveau stage en vue de l'inclusion sociale des personnes ayant un handicap de développement
Years: 3 Funding: $191,731.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Lucie Veillette Cégep de Victoriaville
Collaborator Marie Béïque No Institutional Affiliation
Renée Michaud Université Laval
Partner Chisasibi Business Service Center Inc. CHISASIBI  QC
Coopérative de solidarité Niska SHERBROOKE  QC
Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association NEMASKA  QC
Title: Innovation sociale du bioalimentaire nordique dans la communauté autochtone de Chisasibi
Years: 3 Funding: $239,400.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Gisela Frias Dawson College
Co-applicant Chris Adam Dawson College
Collaborator Jorge Dominguez Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Morelos
Juan Nambo de los Santos Centro de Estudios Superiores Lic. Benito Juarez Garcia
Maria Luisa Montes Centro de Estudios Superiores Lic. Benito Juarez Garcia
Partner Centro de Estudios Superiores Lic. Benito Juarez Garcia MEXICO
Earthvalues Institute CARIGNAN  QC
Instituto Mexicano para el Desarrollo de Ciudades Verdes S. C. MEXICO
Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Morelos MEXICO
Title : Sustainable campuses:  a north-south research and action community
Years: 3 Funding: $240,000.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Josée Thivierge Cégep de Jonquière
Co-applicant Catherine Dumoulin Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Line Chouinard Conseil régional de prévention de l'abandon scolaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Collaborator Nancy Gagnon Cégep de Jonquière
Stéphanie Harvey Carrefour communautaire St-Paul, secteur Ste-Thérèse
Partner Carrefour communautaire St-Paul, secteur Ste-Thérèse CHICOUTIMI  QC
Cégep de Jonquière JONQUIERE  QC
Conseil régional de prévention de l'abandon scolaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean JONQUIÈRE  QC
Title: Utilisation des TIC par les parents présentant un faible niveau de littératie numérique : pour une meilleure stratégie de communication école-famille
Years: 2 Funding: $221,600.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Jaswant Bajwa George Brown College
Co-applicant Kwame McKenzie The Wellesley Institute
Sean Kidd University of Toronto
Sidonia Couto Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Partner Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture TORONTO  ON
Title: From margins to center through education:  integrating victims of torture and political oppression
Years: 2 Funding: $240,000.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Graham Strickert Yukon College
Co-applicant Curtis Collins Yukon School of Visual Arts
Douglas Clark University of Saskatchewan
Fabrice Calmels Yukon College
Lacia Kinnear Yukon College
Lori Bradford University of Saskatchewan
Scott Bell University of Saskatchewan
Collaborator Bill Burns Yukon School of Visual Arts
Cyrielle Laurent Geo Cardinal Services Corp.
Jennifer Fresque-Baxter Government of the Northwest Territories
Lance Nagwan Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Margaret Ireland Jean Marie River First Nation
Nicole Rayburn Yukon School of Visual Arts
Partner University of Saskatchewan SASKATOON  SK
Title The human dimensions of a thawing landscape
Years: 3 Funding: $239,525.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Monica McGlynn-Stewart George Brown College
Co-applicant Tiffany MacKay Peel District School Board
Partner Peel District School Board MISSISSAUGA  ON
Title: Toys or tools:  using tablet computers for open-ended literacy learning
Years: 3 Funding: $212,661.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Stephanie Ruckstuhl New Brunswick Community College
Co-applicant Carla Dwyer New Brunswick Community College
Christopher Gilham St. Francis Xavier University
Partner Anglophone School District - South SAINT JOHN  NB
Canadian Mental Health Association OTTAWA  ON
Charlotte County Group Homes Inc ST STEPHEN  NB
Horizon Health Network MIRAMICHI  NB
The CASM Group ROTHESAY  NB
Title: The contribution of pro-social role-modeling and peer mentoring to the development of positive social skills in young females:  a longitudinal study of early intervention strategies
Years: 3 Funding: $236,470.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Charles Anyinam George Brown College
Co-applicant Sue Coffey University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Richard Vanderlee Nipissing University
Celina Da Silva George Brown College
Frank Smith National Educational Association of Disabled Students
Hilde Zitzelsberger University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Jason Thompson Carleton University
Francine Odette George Brown College
Partner National Educational Association of Disabled Students OTTAWA  ON
Nipissing University NORTH BAY  ON
University of Ontario Institute of Technology OSHAWA  ON
Title: Partnership for applied research to support the development and evaluation of the Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Network (PSDNet)
Years: 3 Funding: $217,161.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Elise Hodson George Brown College
Collaborator Antoine Derose Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Ghada Khoraych Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Jill Shakespeare Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Josina Vink Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mairi Omand Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Nitali Tagger Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Patrick Jordan Loughborough University
Ramon Delgado George Brown College
Sarah Waldman Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Partner Centre for Addiction and Mental Health TORONTO  ON
Title: Co-designing on-line tools for engagement and holistic crisis planning with diverse youth groups in the Region of Peel:  a community-based research and web application design project
Years: 3 Funding: $239,210.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Russ Wilde Bow Valley College
Co-applicant Augusto Legaspi Bow Valley College
Scott Henwood Bow Valley College
Timothy Loblaw Bow Valley College
Collaborator Caroline McDonald-Harker Mount Royal University
Corinne Finnie Bow Valley College
Lisa Reinders Town of High River
Tricia Donovan eCampusAlberta
Partner Mount Royal University CALGARY  AB
Town of High River HIGH RIVER  AB
United Way CALGARY  AB
Title: Social innovation on the ground:  accessible and evidence-based tools for social innovators
Years: 3 Funding: $198,245.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Choon Lee Chai Red Deer College
Co-applicant Amal Ibrahim Madibbo University of Calgary
Krista Robson Red Deer College
Liza McCoy University of Calgary
Tabitha Phiri Central Alberta Immigrant Women's Association
Collaborator Frank Bauer C.A.R.E. -  Central Alberta Refugee Effort
Lorna Johnson Red Deer and District Museum
Michelle Zeggil The City of Red Deer
Remza Mujezinovic Catholic Social Services, Alberta
Partner Central Alberta Immigrant Women's Association RED DEER  AB
Title: Making life easier:  a participatory assessment of programs and services for immigrant women in central Alberta
Years: 3 Funding: $234,820.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Gwen Machnee Parkland College
Co-applicant Elaine Hulse University of Saskatchewan
Collaborator Bryant Cote Yorkton Tribal Council
Constance Rosowsky Parkland College
Mark Forsythe Good Spirit School Division 204
Partner Good Spirit School Division 204 YORKTON  SK
Title: Bonding and attachment In middle years students in east central Saskatchewan
Years: 2 Funding: $168,190.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Elizabeth Charles Dawson College
Co-applicant Bruno Poellhuber Université de Montréal
James Slotta University of Toronto
Kevin Lenton Vanier College
Nathaniel Lasry John Abbott College
Robert Cassidy Dawson College
Collaborator Chris Whittaker Dawson College
Ethan Danahy Tufts University
Katherine Davey Lester B. Pearson School Board
Michael Dugdale Dawson College
Sylvia d'Apollonia Dawson College
Partner John Abbott College STE. ANNE DE BELLEVUE  QC
Smart Technologies Inc. CALGARY  AB
Studiocode Business Group AUSTRALIA
The Study WESTMOUNT  QC
Title: Leveraging new paradigms and disruptive technologies to successfully orchestrate pedagogical change
Years: 2 Funding: $239,955.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Andrea Szabo Collège Montmorency
Co-applicant Hélène Brisebois Collège Montmorency
Partner McGill University MONTREAL  QC
Neurodezign WESTMOUNT  QC
Thought Technology Ltd MONTREAL WEST  QC
Université de Montréal MONTRÉAL  QC
Title: Entrainement neurofeedback des collégiens ayant un TDAH : évaluation des impacts en neuroimagerie
Years: 2 Funding: $223,580.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Goranka Vukelich Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Collaborator Barbara Fennessy Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Janos Botschner Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Marlene Raasok Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Partner Regional Municipality of Waterloo WATERLOO  ON
Title: Ideas Connect
Years: 3 Funding: $200,000.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Benjamin Roebuck Algonquin College
Collaborator Heidi Illingworth Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Ruth Campbell Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Sharon Rosenfeldt Victims Of Violence
Partner Victim Justice Network TORONTO  ON
Title: Resilience and victims of violence:  understanding strengths to enhance victim assistance training
Years: 3 Funding: $207,210.00
 
Applicant Organization Contact Kent Mullinix Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Co-applicant Abera Birhanu Demeke Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Rebecca Harbut Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Collaborator Caitlin Dorward Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Caitriona Feeney Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Cornelia Sussman Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Heather Harrison Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Todd Mundle Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Partner BC Food Systems Network NELSON  BC
City of Richmond RICHMOND  BC
City of Surrey SURREY  BC
JGS Events Inc. VANCOUVER  BC
Real Estate Foundation of BC VANCOUVER  BC
Title: Fostering regional food systems
Years: 3 Funding: $199,870.00