Children & Youth

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg
MCA was founded in 1937. In recent years it has focused on two main tasks: operation of the Sunshine Fund and maintaining the standards by which camps are accredited. The Sunshine Fund helps children attend camp who could otherwise not afford to go to camp. This grant helps restore the campership subsidies and subsidies deferred for use in 2021.
The Bridge Program, Winnipeg
BP is an after-school music class for students at Hugh John MacDonald school in Winnipeg's West Alexander Neighbourhood. The youth are usually newcomers to Canada and aboriginal students, almost all from lower-income homes. The Bridge provides a creative, positive, community-building after school option for youth. This grant is considered an emergency covid-19 grant and it goes towards their deficit for their current school year.
Winnipeg International Children Festival
WICF began in 1983. Their mission is to provide a diverse world standard performing arts and participatory activities which are entertaining, educational and accessible to young people of all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. They work with pre-schools, daycares, education professionals, teachers and families throughout the Province of Manitoba. This grant helps to purchase new risers (stage platforms).
Gonzaga Middle School, Winnipeg
GMS opened in 2016 in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg. This school serves students of low-income families. They offer a unique educational program. This goal is to lower barriers to educational success for vulnerable underserved Grades 6 to 8 students of all backgrounds. This grant helps with providing 12 virtual classroom workshops and 4 community workshops for vulnerable children in Manitoba.
Peacepipe Family & Wellness Centre Inc., Winnipeg Beach
PFWCI was established on December 12th, 2019. Peacepipe provides free mental health and wellness services, education, and resources to individuals, couples, children and families in the Interlake region. This grant helps to expand their services to operate an ongoing youth group (The We Matter Youth Group). They would be targeting youth with a higher risk of dropping out of school, abusing drugs, engaging in risky activity and committing a violent crime.