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Project Clear Skies Announces 2013 Recipients

Release date: 
27 June 2013 :00am

The Ottawa International Airport Authority is delighted to announce that after reviewing nearly 50 very worthy applications, it has chosen the recipient charities for the 2013 round of project funding as follows:

Organization Name




Approved Funding


Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks


Building/renovation materials

Centre 507


Repair entrance and walkway

Chez Mère Bruyère


New fencing

Children at Risk


Summer camp equipment/supplies

Heartwood House: au Coeur de la vie


New community kitchen

Helping with Furniture (HWF)


Safety and moving equipment

Maison Marie-Louise


Facility renovations

Multifaith Housing Initiative


Window replacement

Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation


Adapted kitchen renovation

Parkdale Food Centre


Client resource centre




CALAS de l’Outaouais (Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions sexuelles)





Centre Alimentaire Aylmer


Commercial kitchen equipment

Centre d’animation familiale


Yard renovation and equipment

Centre Espoir de Gatineau


Materials and refrigerator

Les Diabétiques de l’Outaouais Inc


Client resource centre

La Maison de l’Amitié de Hull


Accessible kitchen cabinets

La Maison Réalité Inc


Furniture and kitchen appliances

La Mie de l’entraide


Kitchen equipment


Total:    $118,445


Project Clear Skies was launched in October of 2004 as a means of marking the first anniversary of the opening of the new terminal. Applications for funding for capital projects are accepted from registered charities that operate within the geographic boundaries of the National Capital Region.  An evaluation committee, comprised of members of the Board of Directors along with Airport Authority employees, meets to review the submissions each year. Together, they select how the committed annual funds will be divided and distributed. Charities with dedicated fundraising staff are not eligible, nor are requests for funding to cover administration or overhead.

“Project Clear Skies provides the Board of Directors and employees from the Authority with the opportunity to learn about some wonderful organizations and the good work they are doing to fill many needs in our community” said Gilles Lalonde, Chairman of the Airport Authority’s Board of Directors. “We are touched by their stories and are pleased to do what we can to assist their efforts.”

“I would like to extend my thanks to every charity that applied for funding, and applaud their efforts to improve the quality of life for many individuals and families in Ottawa-Gatineau. He continued “I would also like to thank the Board and our employees for their dedication to the program and the care with which they review each and every application.”

For more information about the program, funding criteria, the application process and to see a list of recipients and their projects, please visit

OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under an 80-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The OMCIAA’s mandate is to manage, operate and develop airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region.