Grants Update

These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2016. At our coming year end, July 31, 2017,
these grants will form the core of our next annual report. These pages are updated regularly.

Those grants marked with an asterisk ( * ) are new awards.

Family & Community Services


LITE, Winnipeg
The Wild Blueberry Breakfast is LITE’s major annual fundraiser. The proceeds fund its work to help marginalized people find jobs.


$4,500
 
LITE Winnipeg

LITE Winnipeg

The Pas Handi-Van

The Pas Handi-Van

Pregnancy & Family Support Service, Winnipeg

Pregnancy & Family Support Service, Winnipeg

Ka Ni Kanichuk, Winnipeg

L’Arche, Winnipeg

Habitat for Humanity, Portage la Prairie

St. John Ambulance, Winnipeg

sscope_stigma

SSCOPE, Winnipeg

Macdonald Youth Services, Winnipeg

Macdonald Youth Services, Winnipeg

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Winnipeg

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Winnipeg

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg

Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

Russell & District Regional Library

Russell & District Regional Library

Bookmates, Inc., Winnipeg

Career Trek, Winnipeg

william_george_barker

Lt. Col. William Barker, Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and bar, Military Cross and 2 bars, Mentioned in Dispatches (3), Croix de guerre (France) and Silver Medal of Military Valour (2, Italy).

Post Road Heritage Group, Emerson

Knox Presbyterian Church, Selkirk

Knox Presbyterian Church, Selkirk

Neubergthal Heritage Foundation

Manitoba Printmakers Association, Winnipeg

Manitoba Printmakers Association, Winnipeg

Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, Winnipeg

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg

Manitoba Opera

Manitoba Opera

Lubov SSMI Foundation, Winnipeg

Lubov SSMI Foundation, Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg Foundation


The Pas Handi-Van
 
The new van has been acquired to help people who need transportation in The Pas.


$5,000
 

Pregnancy & Family Support Service, Winnipeg
 
These funds will help hire a therapist to serve individuals and families in crisis in the West End.


$19,000
 

Plum Coulee Heritage and Recreation Development Corporation
 
A new community hall, offering a variety of activities, will serve all ages.


$20,000
 

Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg
  
Salvation Army
   Winnipeg Harvest
   Union Gospel Mission
   Siloam Mission
   Christmas Cheer Funds in rural Manitoba
  
It is a traditional of the Foundation to help agencies who are helping others at Christmas.


$11,000
10,000
10,000
3,000
3,000

8,500

 

 Elizabeth Fry Society, Winnipeg
  
Education is crucial to ex-offenders who seek a productive life.  This grant helps to sustain the Society’s literacy program.


$10,130
 

 Ten Ten Sinclair, Winnipeg
  
Interior repairs will help this agency serve its clients, many of whom are mobility challenged.


$9,000
 

 The Jubilee Fund, Winnipeg
  
Jubilee is in the philanthropic business of social finance.  This grant, payable over 2 years, supports its operations.


$20,000
 

 SEED Winnipeg
  
Winnipeg’s first Social Finance Forum was partly funded with this grant.


$4,000
 

 Siloam Mission, Winnipeg
  
A major expansion, entitled “Make Room” will help Siloam serve more of Winnipeg’s homeless.


$100,000
 

 Safe Families, Winnipeg
  
The goal of this agency is to help keep families in crisis together.  A start-up grant has been provided.


$5,000
 

 Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer
  
Financial assistance is provided to Manitobans undergoing treatment for cancer.  Low income patients often need help with accommodation, travel, drugs and so on.


$10,000
 

 Ka Ni Kanichihk, Winnipeg
   
Ka Ni Kanichihk (“those who lead”) serves the Indigenous community.  It is engaging an “Indigenous Co-operative Developer” to provide housing co-ops, cultural co-ops and professional services co-ops.


$15,000
 

 The Lord’s Bounty Food Bank, Flin Flon
   
This food bank has acquired a former church building from which it will deliver its services to Flin Flon and nearby communities.


$11,000
 

 Association for Community Living, Beausejour
 
Improvements have been made to one of ACL’s group homes to improve its energy efficiency.


$13,000
 

Hands of Hope, Winnipeg 
 
This “thrift” store is unique in that it actually engages its patrons to help improve lives.  A part time delivery driver was employed with this grant.


$20,000
 

 L’Arche, Winnipeg
 
This agency serves developmentally disabled adults, some of whom are retired.  A retirement program has been partly funded.


$4,000
 

 Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Winnipeg
 
The Centre is a national organization that addresses the abuse of children.  This grant helped to deliver programming on First Nations reserves.


$17,000
 

 Habitat for Humanity, Portage la Prairie
 
Two new “builds” will provide a good home for two families.


$10,000
 

 *Swan Valley Communities That Care
  
Programming for young people who are in conflict with society and their families has been partly funded.


$15,000
 

 *Prison Fellowship, Winnipeg
 
Payable over 3 years, this grant will help increase staffing so that more services can be delivered to federal and provincial prison inmates.


$15,000
 

 *Manitoba Women’s Institute
  
The MWI will host two “Manitoba Rural Women’s Days”.  These funds will help sponsor the events.

$5,000  

 *Selkirk & District Community Foundation
  
This foundation is researching its community’s “Vital Signs”, a project of the Community Foundations of Canada.  The award is payable over 2 years.


$7,500
 

 *Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre
  
The Centre provides assistance to inner-city women.  This grant focused on nutrition education.


$3,000
 

 *L’Entre Temps des Franco-Manitobaine, Winnipeg
  
This women’s shelter, which provides bilingual services, has expanded its child counseling program.  Many abused women escape with their children.


$20,000
 

Health


 

Morris Emerson Area Health Foundation
 
Improvements to the palliative care unit of the Morris Hospital have been partly funded with this grant.


$10,000
 

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  
Mobility aids have been purchased for use by rural Manitobans dealing with neuro-muscular ailments.


$25,000
 

St. John Ambulance, Winnipeg
  
A “therapy dog” program is provided by St. John.  It contributes to good mental health for people under stress.


$5,000
 

Canadian Mental Health Association, Central Region
  
CMHA is pursuing the “Recovery College” model of helping people living with mental illness.  The grant is payable over 3 years.


$30,000
 

SSCOPE, Winnipeg
 
This agency employs people with mental illness.  New equipment has been acquired to serve its yard maintenance business.


$9,100
 

 Canadian Mental Health Association, Parkland Branch
 
The Parkland Branch of the CMHA operates three apartments for people with mental illness.  New washers and dryers have been purchased.


$6,500
 

 Rhineland C.A.R.E, Altona
A room in the Altona Hospital has been converted to a palliative care unit. 


$15,000
 

 Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation, Winnipeg
  
Renovations in the acute psychiatric care ward will allow exercise classes to be conducted.  Physical exercise contributes to good mental health.


$10,000
 

 NorWest Co-op Community Health Centre, Winnipeg
   
The Centre helps deserving families in Gilbert Park and Blake Gardens maintain good health, including nutrition education.  A new staff member has been hired with the help of this grant.


$10,000
 

Children & Youth

 

 Macdonald Youth Services, Winnipeg
Since 1929, MYS has been steadfast in its services to troubled youth. A new administration and therapy centre has been constructed.

$100,000
 

 Big Brothers Big Sisters, Winnipeg
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters has acquired its own building as a base for its mentoring services to young people.

$25,000
 

  Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg
 
The Sunshine Fund, operated by the MCA, helps deserving children enjoy the outdoors at summer camp.

$30,000
 

  Prison Fellowship, Winnipeg
  
Camperships allow the children of federal and provincial inmates to attend summer camp.

$14,400
 

  Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg
  
Payable over 3 years, this grant will help operate the Clubs’ Community School Investigators Program which helps prevent the phenomenon of “summer learning loss”.

$90,000
 

  *Kids Help Phone, Winnipeg
  
This pilot project throughout Manitoba will assess the effectiveness of texting versus phoning when kids are in distress.

$25,000
 

Education

   

Russell & District Regional Library
 
In 1967, Canada’s Centennial, Russell built its library.   In 2017 it will renovate and expand the library as a Canada 150 project.

$20,000
 

 Border Regional Library, Virden
 
New shelving will enhance the Virden library.

$2,500
 

 Bookmates, Inc.,  Winnipeg
Over 3 years this grant has funded the delivery of “Ready, Set, Learn”, a literacy project in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.

$36,000
 

 Career Trek, Winnipeg
 Students at risk are mentored by Career Trek and guided into paths leading to careers.  This grant, payable over 3 years, is targeted to a largely aboriginal population in Manitoba’s Parkland area.

$50,000
 

Heritage

   

 Manitoba Historical Society
Manitoba has an amazing heritage of clay mining and brick making in dozens of small towns.  This information will be gathered on the MHS website.
  

$5,000
 

City of Dauphin
A series of historical statues will tell Dauphin’s story.  One of them will depict William Barker, VC, Canada’s most decorated veteran.   He was born in Dauphin and raised nearby.
  

$15,000
 

Post Road Heritage Group, Emerson
This small, dedicated group is preserving and interpreting Fort Dufferin which is arguably the most significant heritage site in western Canada.
  

$7,500
 

 Knox Presbyterian Church, Selkirk
This heritage church is 140 years old, and was designed by Samuel Hooper.  It boasts amazing stained glass windows that are being restored.
  

$10,000
 

 Charleswood Historical Society, Winnipeg
 
This grant will help with the ongoing restoration of the historic Caron House.
   

$2,500
 

 Neubergthal Heritage Foundation
  
The Village of Neubergthal in Southern Manitoba is a National Historic Site celebrating Mennonite housebarn architecture.  Restoration and adaptive re-use of the Eddie Schmidt Housebarn will be advanced with this grant.   It is payable over 2 years.
    

$100,000
 

 St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Churchill
This historic church, formerly located at York Factory, houses the remarkable Lady Jane Franklin window.  New siding has been acquired.
    

$10,000
 

 New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli
The Museum has developed an exhibit and documentary describing how John and Betsey Ramsay, a Cree couple, essentially ensured the survival of the first Icelandic immigrants in the 1870s.
    

$10,000
 

Arts & Culture

   

Manitoba Printmakers Association, Winnipeg
Inner-city children have the opportunity to be creative in the art of printmaking thanks to the outreach of the MPA.

$10,000
 

Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, Winnipeg
“Music Equals” introduces inner-city children to music.  This grant helped to fund that program.

$10,000
 

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg
A new van will help MTYP deliver its programming to remote locations.

$10,000
 

Manitoba Opera Association, Winnipeg
Payable over two years, this grant will help to introduce inner-city students to opera.

$10,000
 

National Arts Centre, Ottawa
 
In partnership with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the NAC will visit First Nations reserves in remote Manitoba locations to introduce the composition of symphonic music.

$22,500
 

*Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg
  
This grant has enabled children, who would not otherwise be able, to attend performances at Winnipeg’s famous stage in Kildonan Park.

$5,000
 

*Manitoba Arts Network
  “
Concerts in Care” is a program delivered in rural Manitoba personal care homes.  These are rare treats for the residents.

$10,000
 

Services for Seniors

   

Lubov SSMI Foundation, Winnipeg
 
Holy Family Home, operated by Lubov in the North End, is being expanded and renovated.

$25,000
 

Tabor Home, Morden
 
Special pressurized mattresses have been acquired to make palliative residents more comfortable.

$20,000
 

Environment

   

Lake Winnipeg Foundation
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is undertaking a research project to measure phosphorus loads in streams that flow into Lake Winnipeg.  Volunteer citizens around the province will do the sampling.  The grant is payable over 3 years.

$75,000
 

*Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District, Miniota.
This watershed area has embarked on a science-based methodology to manage water in the context of competing uses.


$10,000