Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg,
Ircom Inc. empowers newcomer families to integrate into the wider community through affordable transitional housing plus onsite programs and settlement services. They specialize in supporting newly arrived refugee families in their first years in Manitoba and are unique in that they have two residential facilities coupled with on-site, highly accessible services - including psychosocial supports to enable accelerated settlement and integration success. This grant helps towards the purchase of classroom furniture for their Newcomer Literacy Initiative (NLI) and the Homework and Educational for Youth programs.
Share the Magic Book Program, Winnipeg
SMBP provides quality reading materials to underserved communities throughout Manitoba, free of charge to those receiving the books. Target populations are those at the lowest income levels, and the organization partners with elementary schools of Niji Mahkwa, Strathcona, King Edward and Gonzaga. This grant helps with the purchase of one Inchy the Worm Vending Machine.
St. Aiden's Christian School, Winnipeg,
SACS is an independent school with two campuses, one on Aberdeen Avenue and the other on Hargrave Street. The schools target at-risk, low-income students, and recent immigrant and refugee children who have limited English skills. This grant helps towards the purchase of science equipment for their new high school chemistry program.
Boys and Girls Club of Thompson Inc.,
BGCT provides safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. This grant helps to increase their physical space to expand the three programs they offer to youth
Manitoba School Improvement Program / The Peaceful Village Inc.
MSIP is an independent, not for profit, intermediary school improvement agency that "promotes educational equity and social justice by collaborating with public schools to build their capacity to improve learning and engagement. This grant helps towards the purchase of a new van, critical to their ability to serve the youth and families by providing safe transportation for youth in high-risk neighbourhoods.
Assiniboine Community College Foundation, Brandon,
ACCF oversees all fund-raising activities for the college. Efforts are tied to college priorities, which include student scholarships, awards and bursaries as well as capital projects focused on improving the student learning experience. They also provide program leadership in agriculture & the environment. This grant helps towards the construction of the Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.
*Scientists in School
SIS is a leading national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education charity dedicated to igniting scientific curiously in children so that they question intelligently; learn through discovery; connect scientific knowledge to their world; are excited about STEM; and have their interest in careers in those fields piqued. This grant helped towards providing 25 complimentary classroom workshops and outreach support in Manitoba.