Ontario Investing More Than $150,000 in Hamilton Nonprofit Jobs

Ontario Investing More Than $150,000 in Hamilton Nonprofit Jobs

Ontario is investing $152,900, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), in three Hamilton-based charitable endeavours to help young people get and keep jobs, support low-income youth moving into post-secondary education and aid individuals who may feel isolated make links in their community.

Now, Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was at Hamilton’s Center[3] for Print and Media Arts, to declare the nonprofit is receiving $75,000 for its Shift job. This position will help young people get jobs and remain employed by teaching them useful skills, including communication and conflict resolution, through organised art-based tasks.

Both other Hamilton jobs which are receiving OTF grants are at Mission Services Hamilton, including:

$17,900 for HOSTS, a plan that supports low-income youth between the ages of 11 and 15 to pursue a post-secondary education.
$60,000 to hire a coordinator that will help individuals who may feel isolated in their communities to offer and create valuable links with folks.
Investing in youth is part of the government’s economic strategy to build Ontario upward and deliver on its number one priority to grow the market and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding the use of high-quality school and university instruction. The program is making the biggest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transportation system in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by advanced, high-growth, export-oriented companies. The strategy can also be helping working Ontarians attain a more secure retirement.

Fast Facts
OTF, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is among Canada’s greatest granting foundations.
Since 2003, the foundation has invested nearly $1.5 billion in projects to help develop healthy and vibrant communities.
OTF relies on active community-based volunteers across Ontario to review applications and right allowing choices for maximum impact.
OTF prints its allowing data in a raw, machine-readable format to help drive innovation and cooperation. This aligns with Ontario’s Open Government commitment to increase transparency by making authorities data more freely accessible.

Hamilton artist Leif Peng starts job to emphasise his illustrations

Hamilton artist Leif Peng starts job to emphasise his illustrations

Hamilton graphic artist Leif Peng was only partway through the creation of a publication on Canadian marketing illustrator Will Davies last year when he already knew what his next novel would be about.

Peng, who with his son Simon and Simon’s partner Phoebe Taylor, released “The Art of Will Davies” in 2015, is now crowdfunding to release “Ken Dallison: A Life in Illustration.”

Peng has established a 30-day Kickstarter effort to raise $27,000 to cover the costs of production, print and supply of 500 copies.

If they do not fulfil their target by Aug. 12, nevertheless, the job will not go through at all, Peng says. That is because Kickstarter requires a capital target to be satisfied to be able to disburse cash. When it’s not met, Kickstarter returns the assurances.

After getting his start in London, England and then immigrating to Toronto in the mid-’50s, Dallison grew enormously successful — especially in America for his freehand drawings and sketches of everything from race cars to planes to the 1970 launching of the Apollo space shuttle, which he was dispatched to watch live in the scene by Flying magazine.

Over a five-decade career, he was sought out by the likes of Esquire, Car and Driver, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic for magazine illustrations, and by Honda bikes, General Motors and Chrysler for marketing illustrations. Like a live reporter, he was sent to “cover” occasions with his pen and ink.

To this day Dallison, who now lives in Mississauga, still draws and paints commissions for car collectors and auto museums all around the globe.

When Peng approached him about doing a novel, Dallison says his first idea was that he was jumping the queue. Certainly, there are more notable illustrators who should be recorded in a publication before his.

But he was also flattered, he says, and he is having fun helping Peng and the team pick which works to include in the group.

The novel about Davies and now the one about Dallison spun out of Peng’s web log, “Now’s Inspiration,” where he researches the history of midcentury Canadian commercial art.

When analysing marketing, he says, he did not learn the history of graphic arts in Canada.

Along with that, leading publishers do not pursue these market areas because it is not economically rewarding, he includes. But now that indie publishers can print small runs for comparatively affordable costs, enthusiasts like Peng can document these important Canadian artists whose work has appeared in magazines, on billboards and mass market paperback book covers, but whose names are not broadly known.

Along with selecting the art for the publication, Peng and the team ran extended interviews and transcribed them to read alongside the pictures.