Family & Community Services

Dauphin Recreation Committee
DRC is a subcommittee of Dauphin Recreational Services (DRS). The committee's mission is to create a 4 season innovative and unique recreational space for local and surrounding citizens. They want to provide affordable, recreation opportunities that aim to maximize participation and contribute to a healthier community. This grant helps with Phase 2 of their plans to develop the recreation space and park.
Jubilee Fund, Winnipeg
The JF began in 2000. This fund is a non-profit, community-based loan fund that addresses poverty by supporting local projects, low-income housing and small business development. This grant which is payable over 2 years helps with the new rent guarantee program for at-risk women in Manitoba.
Valley Life Recreation, Minnedosa
VLR was established in November, 2012. Its purpose is to improve the quality of public spaces and promote a healthy lifestyle through the development, maintenance, and promotion of multiuse trail networks in the region of Minnedosa. This grant helps to create a new advanced downhill trail at The Squirrel Hills Trails Park.
The Flin Flon Public Library
The FFPL is a Northern Manitoba library. Its main purpose is to foster literacy and build community relations. They provide members a balanced collection of reading materials to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries. This grant helps towards installing a powered rescue / evacuation chair near the emergency exit, installing a concrete step at the emergency exit side and any other renovations that would make the building accessible and meet the current building code.
Central Station Community Centre, Winkler
CSCC is a community centre in Winkler that serves the city of Winkler and the rural communities in the RM of Stanley. They work closely with the local food bank and offer a community meal program. This grant helps to purchase a new walk-in freezer and cooler.
Taking Charge Inc. , Winnipeg
Taking Charge offers programs and services to single parents and women. They provide career counselling, pre-employment programs including personal development & an academic upgrading / mature grade 12 diploma. This grant was for a one-time Covid-19 Emergency grant towards the purchase of YMCA memberships, school supplies and classroom materials to continue with their academic program.
Salvation Army
Siloam Mission
Union Gospel Mission
Winnipeg Harvest
Rhineland Empty Stocking Fund
Morden Christmas Cheer Board
Samaritan House Ministries
Brandon Westman Christmas Cheer Registry
Winkler & District Christmas Cheer Board
Selkirk Food Bank
Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg,
Annually, the Thomas Sill Foundation helps these agencies which are helping the needy at Christmas
Volunteer Manitoba, Winnipeg, < VMI supports groups and individuals in the voluntary sector to enhance their capacity to anticipate, understand, celebrate and meet community needs in Manitoba. For over 40 years, the VMI has promoted, supported and celebrated community engagement in Manitoba. Their contributions to the community include connecting people with volunteer opportunities, promoting volunteerism, and providing leadership and counsel in the voluntary sector. This grant helps towards their next phase of upgrading their website. $7,500
Wild Strawberry Children's Centre, Winnipeg,
WSCC has expanded their centre and continues to serve pre-school and more age groups. It was founded in 1977 and currently operates out of 3 locations in the West End of Winnipeg. This grant helps towards renovations on their new building.
Pembina Valley Humane Society, Morden,
PVHS, based out of Morden serves 29 towns in Southwestern Manitoba. Their mission is to promote humane animal care through sheltering, adoption, education and community outreach. They also operate an animal foster program. This grant helps towards the purchase of a new van.
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation,
WAF is dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of Winnipeg's built environment through public education. WAF has been active in researching, documenting, and promoting Winnipeg architecture and design to the general public while simultaneously enhancing and preserving the legacies and contributions of those who shaped our province. This grant helps with the cost of Children's architectural guides to be distributed to schools.
Raising the Roof, Winnipeg,
RTR renovates vacant properties into deeply affordable housing for people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness and connects the tenants to local, person-centered, holistic supports. Their social enterprise contractor partners use the renovations as a vehicle to train and employ people with barriers to employment, providing hands-on paid work experience, connections to employers and wraparound supports to ensure long term success. This grant helps towards RTR's first Winnipeg Residential project, the renovation of an abandoned nail salon and residential space into three affordable homes with supports for people experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
Norberry Glenlee Community Centre, Winnipeg,
NGCC is a recreational facility in South St. Vital that serves the people in their immediate and surrounding areas. Their mission is to plan, initiate and provide a variety of affordable, quality recreational and leisure activities and programs for all ages with equal access and participation for the residents of Norberry-Glenlee in a safe and enjoyable environment. This grant helps with the creation of a Universal Toilet Room.
LITE Inc. Winnipeg,
LITE supports inner-city initiatives that build capacity and provide jobs. The program creates multiple benefits by providing people with employment, job skills, and an opportunity to help themselves. This grant assists with the initiative which has non profits in the West End and North End neighbourhoods of Winnipeg create gifts for holiday hampers.
Holy Names House of Peace, Winnipeg,
HNHOP, founded in 2004, is a refuge in the heart of the city, an intercultural life affirming community that welcomes all. The House of Peace empowers newcomer women, domestic abuse survivors and people struggling with substance abuse to begin life anew. They offer a safe, transitional home for twenty refugee and immigrant women. This grant helps with the purchase of their building.
Niverville Heritage Life Personal Care Home Inc.,
NHLPCHI is a part of the Niverville Heritage Centre Campus, which is a community owned, not for profit, social enterprise. Their mission is to enhance recreation, social, economic and community services within Niverville and the surrounding region. This grant helps with the creation of an outdoor garden.
Corporation Du Site Historique Enfant-Jesus Heritage Site Corporation., Richer
The Dawson Trail Museum is a municipal heritage site that serves the community of Richer and surrounding areas. This Museum's goal is to not only preserve the past for future generations, but bring together a diverse community of Metis, Indigenous, French and English Canadians, through education, culture and heritage. This grant helps fund the Dawson Trail Interpretive Exhibits.
Habitat for Humanity Southeast Chapter., Landmark
HFHSC builds homes within the Southeast region of Manitoba for lower income families to help them gain self-esteem and pride as well as stability through home ownership. Families will contribute 500 hours of work on their home or in the community where the home is being built. This grant helps with a build for a bi-level duplex in Landmark, Manitoba.
S.H.A.D.E (Safe Housing & Directed Empowerment Inc.), Winnipeg
S.H.A.D.E. supports newcomer immigrant and refugee women and any of their children who have been impacted by domestic abuse, family violence or gender-based violence. This grant helps with their Directed Empowerment program which provides 1-on-1 psychosocial support and practical support by facilitated case workers.
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, Winnipeg
CFRUC is in Osborne Village. They offer outreach programs in a densely populated area with a higher-than-average low-income population, single parent families and older single residents. This grant helps with the start up of an Inclusion Arts Program.
Brandon Community Builders Inc.
BCB works with low-income families to supply low-income housing. The target population includes immigrants, refugees, people released from jail needing a fresh start and indigenous persons. The goal is to have a family own the renovated house rather than rent. This grant helps towards renovating a property in Brandon.
Church of St. Stephen & St. Bede, Winnipeg,
This church is located in the Silver Heights neighborhood in Winnipeg. They offer outreach programs in their community. This grant helps towards expanding of their food bank.
Heart Team Inc., Morris,
The mission of HEART is to reunite drowing victims with their families in a timely-fashion using state-of-the-art sonar equipment. Since their inception in 2016, HEART, based out of Morris Manitoba, has been actively involved in search and recovery efforts across Canada. The team operates as a volunteer service with five divers/sonar technicians and one fundraising coordinator for a combined total of 5,000-7,000 volunteers hours a year. Diver certification includes ice diving, commercial diving, dry suit diving, rescue diving and deep water diving. This grant helps with the purchase of a new boat to assist with search and recovery of drowning victims.
Southquill Health Area Foodbank Inc. Erickson,
SHAFI was established in 2017 as an initiative to address food insecurity in Rolling River First Nation, Keeseekowewin, Erickson, Sandy Lake, Elphinstone and Onanole. They are constructing a basic infrastructure of a Community Food Security Hub which includes a green house and a food processing area. This grant helps towards the setup of a flour mill, including electrical work and the dressing / sharpening of the stones.
Dignity House Inc. Winnipeg,
DHI is a transitional recovery housing supportive program for women who are transitioning from sexual exploitation, abuse, addictions, and poverty back into the community and to independent living. They currently rent two houses. Women stay anywhere from a few months up to a year. This grant helps with the purchase of one of their houses.
West Central Women's Resource Centre, Winnipeg
WCWRC empowers women to help themselves, their families and community to safer, healthier lifestyles. Its vision is to give marginalized women indigenous, immigrant, refugee and others hope, strength and equality. This grant helps towards the Transitional Housing Project which consists of the WCWRC purchasing a three-story apartment building where women and children can live for up to two years.
African Canadian Foundation for Culture & Economic Development Inc., Winnipeg
ACFCEDI aims to help black refugees, women, youth, and children struggling to improve their lives in Canada and Africa and to celebrate their heritage. This includes financial and material assistance, cultural orientation, job search assistance, housing, language, and basic computer training. This grant helps towards purchasing kitchen equipment for their centre.
The Wrench., Winnipeg,
TWI operates a community bike shop in Winnipeg and is a leader in community bike programming. Since 2010 they have utilized volunteer labor and reclaimed bike parts to create community bike programming aimed at educating youth and providing people with affordable active transportation options. This grant helps with the purchase of a new building to carry on their operations.
Muslim Legacy Fund Inc. Winnipeg,
MLFI's role is to raise funds to be used to support the charitable activities of other operating registered charities, particularly those conducing programs to advance the needs of the Muslim community in Manitoba. Their long-term goal is to be able to support charities of all segments of society, not just Muslims. This grant helps towards professional fees for development of a strategic plan, a business plan & the development of campaign documents / agreements.
St. George Family Centre, Winnipeg,
SGFC is a family resource centre which resides in St. George School in the Louis Riel School Division. They offer free programming for parents and caregivers for children aged 0-5 including drop-in programs, emergency food assistance, winter clothing, a diaper program and a ready for school pre school program. All the programming is at no cost, and they operate within school hours. This grant helps to build a set of cabinets to house donations.
Baldur Memorial Hall,
BMH is owned by the RM of Argyle. It serves Baldur and the surrounding communities in the RM. The half is used for weddings, socials, senior lunches, funerals, musical performances, festivals, 4 H meetings, nursery school and other community events. This grant helps to renovate their kitchen, specifically, to replace cabinets and install stainless steel counter tops
Neubergthal Heritage Foundation, Altona,
NHF is designated as a National Historic Site, having historical and architectural features of national interest. The NHF was formally organized in 1997 and preserves some of the older buildings, and other heritage aspects of village life. They make such features interesting and available to the public. This grant helps to finish the restoration and rehabilitation of the housebarn in the commons yard.
Minnedosa Volunteer Fire Department,
MFD is responsible for responding to emergency calls including motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, grass/field fires, alarms, water rescue and search and rescue calls, etc. Their coverage area/geographic area of service includes the Town of Minnedosa, RM of Minto-Odanah, and portions of the RM of Oakview. This grant helps to construct a fire department training ground within Minnedosa.
Portage la Prairie Regional Library,
The PLPRL provides library services to the residents of the City of Portage la Prairie and the surrounding area. They also provide an important array of services for community groups such as library home services for seniors, access to the multi-purpose room for non-profit community groups, etc. This grant helps to purchase a microfilm scanner and printer.
Machray Day Nursery Inc., Winnipeg
MDN's mission is to offer an inclusive high quality childcare program that incorporates families and employees' skills, experiences, and strength. They operate at three locations; one preschool & two school-age. This grant helps replace the roof at the Salter Street location.
Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton., Arborg
The Riverton Transportation & Heritage Centre Inc. is owned by the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton. RTHC is a member of the Manitoba Museum Association and is maintained and operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. This property includes the original CPR Train Station, a restored Caboose, train tracks and a train station platform. This grant helps with expansion of the museum.
Bibliotheque Allard Regional Library, St. George
BARL serves the communities of the RM of Alexander, Town of Powerview-Pine Falls and the RM of Victoria Beach. They also have a second location in Victoria Beach. This grant helps to purchase folding tables, bookcases, shelving units and TV Tables.
Candace House Inc., Winnipeg
CHI was incorporated in 2013 with the long-term strategic plan to have a space near the law courts where families of victims could connect with supports and receive information, comfort, and nourishment to help in healing and recovery. This grant helps towards renovation costs of their new space in Suite 1A in their building.
South Central Regional Library, Altona
SCRL's mission is to provide educational, cultural, informational and leisure resources to area residents and to promote life-long reading and learning. This grant helps towards the purchase of new shelving for their new space in the Altona mall.
YMCA of Brandon
The YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by nurturing the potential of children and young adults, promoting healthy living. Their core offerings include childcare, camps, health, fitness and aquatics, youth leadership, & global and community initiatives. They serve Brandon and the Westman area. This grant helps towards the expansion of the main and second floors of the YMCA.
Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Winnipeg
The UCC is the Voice of Canada's Ukrainian community. This congress brings together under one umbrella, all the national, provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. This grant assists with expenses for Ukrainian refugees settling in Manitoba.
Town of Arborg
Fieldstone Ventures Inc is located in Ashern and Arborg in the Interlake. Fieldstone facilities skill development and training opportunities through employment assistance services, mature student diploma program, adult literacy, computer/business courses etc. This grant helps towards the expansion of the training centre in Arborg.
RM of Prairie Lakes, Belmont
The Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes was established January 1, 2015. It serves Hilton, Belmont, Ninette, Dunrea and Margaret. Pelican Lake is in this area and is the largest navigable lake in southwest Manitoba. This grant helps towards purchasing an inflatable rescue boat for the Ninette Fire Department.
Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Winnipeg
APC has a mandate to develop, govern and manage the overall Park and its amenities. Their mission is to "enhance the Assiniboine Park experience for present and future generations". This grant is in support of "The Leaf-Canada's Diversity Gardens". It will be payable over five years.
The Excel Empowerment Centre, Winnipeg
TEEC's purpose is to empower women, youth, immigrants, and newcomers to Canada through training in employment skills, basic literacy, and computer skills to address poverty and mental health through awareness, outreach, and network of support for women and youth. This grant helps with the sewing and tailoring program.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Winnipeg
HTAC was established in 1868. It is a national heritage site. This ministry focuses on the needs of the homeless, refugees and immigrants. It is located in the downtown. This grant helps towards their lunch program. It is a one-time emergency covid-19 response grant.
The Winnipeg Foundation Inc,.
The Winnipeg Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation have a unique relationship with the Nitra Community Foundation in Slovakia. This grant supports migrants from Ukraine who have found refuge in Nitra, Slovakia.
Norwest Co-op Community Health Centre Inc., Winnipeg
NCCHCI's mission is to help people take control of their health. They help people living in the northwest quadrant of old Winnipeg. This includes the Brooklands, Weston, and western Inkster neighborhoods. NorWest delivers a holistic model of health care in an area that contains a large percentage of marginalized low-income individuals and families. Their grant helps to renovate a 9,900 sq. ft. multi service site at 943-945 Notre Dame Avenue.
Victoria Albert Daycare Inc., Winnipeg,
VADI is in the downtown area of Bannatyne and Isabel streets. This area is home to many immigrants and low-income families. This grant helps towards foundation repair and to remove asbestos from their basement on Bannatyne Avenue.,
Frank Skinner Arboretum Corporation, Roblin
FSAC supports educational initiatives which help to connect people of all ages to the natural environment as well as preserve and promote the historical integrity of the nursery site. Their primary focus is on the development and maintenance of an interpretive trail system. This grant helps to produce a digital guide to the Arboretum Trail.
*Courageous Heart Ministries Inc., Winnipeg
CHMI assists people struggling with the effects of trauma, addictions, homelessness, and those living in poverty. They are in the North Point Douglas and inner-city area of Winnipeg. CHM began receiving food from Winnipeg Harvest to establish a food bank for its clientele. This grant helps with the purchase of a fridge to store their perishable food.
*St. Mary's Anglican Church, Winnipeg,
St. Mary's is located on Roblin Boulevard in Charleswood and has been operating a food bank as a partner agency of Winnipeg Harvest since 2014. They started a community garden which is called The Abundance Community Garden which offers individual garden boxes along with the necessary supplies (seeds, bedding plants, garden tools, water) to food bank clients to grow and harvest their own crops, free of charge. This grant helps with the purchase of fencing around their community garden.
*John Howard Society Inc., Winnipeg
JHSI works with men who are in conflict with the law. Their goal is to assist men as they reintegrate into the community after a period of incarceration. They provide housing and support for men finishing their sentences in their 24-bed residential care facility called Four Healings Roads Lodge. This grant helps to bolster the staffing capacity in their literacy department. It will be payable over two years.
*Madd Canada Inc., Ontario
MCI is a charitable organization which was founded in 1989 with a mission "to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime". They are focussed on five key areas: Victim Services; Youth Services; Public Policy; Public Awareness and Education; and the Advancement of Anti-Impaired Driving Technology. This grant helps towards the 2022-2023 Weed Out the Risk program in rural and northern schools in Manitoba.
*Thrive Community Support Circle Inc., Winnipeg
TCSC is dedicated to offering services that are inclusive to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender, in all stages to cultivate life, provide opportunities for empowerment, and to grow the community they serve: through community services including programming, therapeutic counselling, drop in, thrift shop and childcare. This grant helps towards the expansion their building at 555 Spence Avenue.