These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2021. At our coming year end, July 31, 2022, 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
|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.
|Union Gospel Mission||$6,600|
|Rhineland Empty Stocking Fund||$2,200|
|Morden Christmas Cheer Board||$2,200|
|Samaritan House Ministries||$3,900|
|Brandon Westman Christmas Cheer Registry||$3,900|
|Winkler & District Christmas Cheer Board||$2,200|
|Selkirk Food Bank||$4,400|
|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.
Children & Youth
|Edge Skills Centre, Winnipeg|
ESC, is a community-based charity that provides adult education. English as a second language and career services to disadvantaged adults in Winnipeg for over 30 years. Eligible participants are low-income adults, adults on income assistance and immigrants and federally sponsored refugees. This grant helps towards painting on their third floor and 2 staff offices in their building.
|Epic de St. Malo / Smile of St. Malo Inc.|
EPIC/SMILE of St. Malo Inc. is a non-profit entity. It is committed to advocate and promote inclusion in the community and surrounding areas for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It promotes support, opportunities and resources to develop independence so that clients may each live their unique lives as they so choose. This grant helps towards a new residential build in 2021 for their residents.
|Stigma Free Society, Vancouver, |
SFS is a registered charity based in British Columbia, now delivering programs across Canada. Their mission is to create awareness around mental illness and the various stigmas that exist in the world, develop an understanding of the challenges that numerous people face, and encourage all people to foster acceptance of themselves and others. This grant helps towards the Student Mental Health Toolkit & Virtual Stigma-Free Presentations program here in Manitoba.
|Innovative Life Options Winnipeg, |
ILO provides resources, guidance, and assistance to individuals with intellectual disabilities who are funded through the "In the Company of Friends" program. Innovative Life Options is an information and resource hub, acting as a resource hub for families and community, they assist people in navigating programs and services, etc. This grant helps towards their Digital Lending Library.
|Jocelyn House, Winnipeg,|
JH is a hospice located in St. Vital that provides a homelike setting on a river lot for people who have a terminal illness. It was founded in 1985. When it opened, Jocelyn House became the first, free-standing hospice in Western Canada. Here terminally ill people get care that focuses on comfort, pain control, maintenance of mental alertness and provision of emotional and spiritual support. This grant helps towards the repair of their structural issue in their basement.
|Continuity Care Inc. Winnipeg, |
CCI is a community based, not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1995 in Winnipeg by a group of dedicated parents, siblings and concerned citizens. Their mission statement is "supporting families in Manitoba to plan for an enriched quality of life for their family member with an intellectual disability." They help families achieve peace of mind by planning for the future and creating connections that will last a lifetime. This grant helps with the cost of a strategic plan.
|Southwest Community Options Inc., Ninette|
SCO Inc. provides meaningful supports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. They ensure quality of life for people living with disabilities by providing individualized care and support. This grant helps with the purchase of a Beka Averno Motion Tub for their clients.
|Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, Winnipeg,|
CRF provides specialized community based services for children and youth with disabilities and special needs to support them in reaching their full potential. Serving families in Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Ontario and parts of Saskatchewan. This grant was for a one time Covid-19 Emergency grant towards the purchase of equipment for their clients.
|DASCH Inc. Winnipeg, |
DASCH Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1974 dedicated to exploring and meeting the residential, day program, respite and foster care needs of youth and adults. DASCH supports people living in over 50 homes throughout Winnipeg. People can participate in personalized social, educational, vocational and recreational services that provide learning opportunities and greater independence. This grant helps make the necessary renovations needed to help with the accessibility of the day program building to help expand the participant intake.
|CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., Winnipeg|
CCMF's mission is to support CancerCare Manitoba's strategic priorities. They provide financial assistance for services and programs that are not eligible for government funding. The target population is all Manitobans facing a cancer diagnosis and their family and loved ones. This grant helps fund a new program "Dignity Therapy Psychosocial Clinical Care".
|Peer Connections Manitoba, Winnipeg|
PCM provides quality mental health education and value-based Peer Support for Manitobans and their families dealing with mental health challenges. Formerly known as the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, their organization is 100 % peer-led, and provides services that adapt to everyone's needs rather than focusing on diagnosis-specific therapies. This grant is towards enrolling six of their community peer support workers to be certified by Peer Support Canada.
|Health Sciences Centre Foundation Inc., Winnipeg|
HSCF raises funds to support all aspects of care for patients and improve capital facilities of the Health Services Complex. This grant helps towards the purchase of Libre software and the Greenspace software licensing for their Mindfulness-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBTm) program at Health Science Centre
|The Robb Nash Project Inc.|
TRNPI was established as a registered charity in 2012. They are a national organization continually striving to reach students 12-19 in every Canadian province and territory. TRNPI works with key partners such as the CMHA and Kids Help Phone. Their team of curriculum writers and mental health advisory board staff and volunteers, came together to build a program that meets youth where they are and leads them to hope and help. This grant helps towards the delivery of "A Living Curriculum" Stories of Life Through Darkness" for three Northern schools in Manitoba.
|St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, Winnipeg,|
SBHF was founded in 1971, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is the primary fundraising organization for St. Boniface Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital Research. This grant supports the St. Boniface Emergency Department Redevelopment and Expansion project. This grant will be payable over 5 years.
|*Inspire Community Outreach Inc. Winnipeg,|
ICOI is a social services agency that provides evidence-based, culturally informed, and family centered programs and services designed to meet the needs of those living with mental health concerns and neurological differences. Their vision is for all families to have access to responsive support that empowers them to thrive. This grant helps towards providing their clients with professional clinical services on a sliding scale, depending on the client's ability to pay.
|*Behavioral Health Foundation, Winnipeg|
BHF was established in July 1971. They provide long term in residence treatment for adults and families affected by addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Programming includes group work, peer mentoring and individual counselling, therapy, attention to physical and mental health, positive recreation. This grant helps towards a new roof for one of their buildings.
IS supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families on their life's journey. Their values are Inclusion, Respect, Trust, Commitment and Living their best life. They help build an inclusive community so that people with intellectual disabilities can live full productive lives, This grant helps towards the construction of a new building.
|Development Assistance International Inc., Winnipeg|
DAI was established by an immigrant and refugee parent for immigrants in Manitoba. It works in the social, humanitarian and development fields in both Canada and Central Africa. They work to improve immigrant children and youth's educational performance and their social skills. This grant helps towards purchasing equipment and school supplies for the DAI program in Manitoba.
Boys Girls Club of Winnipeg operates 11 community-based Clubs throughout the city and numerous youth development programs, offering a safe alternative to the streets during the evening and afterschool hours. All activities are free of charge and are guided by professional staff and dedicated volunteers who serve children and youth ages 6-18. This grant helps towards the CSI program, which is an academic enrichment program designed to combat learning loss over the summer. This grant is payable over 3 years.
|Children of the Earth High School., Winnipeg|
CEHS believes that the purpose of education is to provide a pathway through which everyone may realize self-respect, self-fulfillment, and his/her relevance in the dynamic society. Programs focus on quality academics, language, and culture. This grant helps with the purchase of new kitchen equipment for their school.
|Ralph Brown School., Winnipeg|
RBS is in the North End of Winnipeg and offers an English program for Nursery to Grade 6 and an English-Ukrainian program for kindergarten to Grade 8. This grant helps towards the STEAM program and learning lab for the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies.
FC is a national literacy charity with a regional head office in Winnipeg. They operate diverse programs in Manitoba to provide children, youth and adults with impactful literacy and numeracy programming. Outside of Winnipeg, they partner with several First Nations across the province to deliver Summer Literacy Camps. This grant helps towards the 2022 Summer Literacy Camps in partnership with Red Sucker Lake First Nation and St. Theresa Point First Nation.
|*Teen Stop Jeunesse Inc., Winnipeg|
TSJ operates a drop-in center for mostly teenagers however serve people of all ages with a wide variety of programming. They were established in 1980 and advise that 55% of youth accessing drop-in services are of indigenous decent and 22% are new immigrants. This grant helps towards the purchase of new LED lighting for the center.
|*Neighbours Mission for Kids/Youth Enrichment Program Inc., Winnipeg|
NMFKYEPI provides programs to at-risk youth after-school and during the summer. They provide meals, snacks, activities, and programs. Their programming includes skills for academic, language and arts. This grant helps with the after-school program.
|*Start2Finish, Mississauga, |
S2F is a national children's charity focused on providing measurable education-based supports to help children graduate and achieve their full potential. Their mission is to level the playing field by providing ongoing educational support to Canada's at-risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change. This grant helped with "The LIT Project" in collaboration with 5 indigenous/equity-seeking schools, Boys and Girls club, as well as several indigenous friendship centers.
Arts & Culture
|Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg|
The MCO presents an annual 9-concert season in Winnipeg, reaching approximately 7,000 audience members. They are committed to education and community outreach. Their mission is to create and perform a diverse chamber orchestra repertoire at the highest artistic level to enrich and inspire all Manitobans, Canadians and international audiences. This grant helps towards a tour to Carmen, Pinawa, FlinFlon and Thompson in April 2022.
|Interlake Art Board, Petersfield,|
IAB was established in 2013 and its mandate is to help support and strengthen communities by promoting the arts and teaching art to the general public through murals and public art projects. This grant helps with the Community Spirit Murals project.
|One Trunk Theatre, Winnipeg,|
OTT was created in 2012 to create innovative performance styles. They aim to offer creative spaces, processes and opportunities that allow artists to work to their full potential and to expand theatre art through collaboration with other artists, organizations and community members. This grant helps towards the 2-4 day multi-disciplinary arts festival for September, 2022.
|Manitoba Printmakers Association, Winnipeg,|
MPA (Martha Street Studio) was incorporated in 1988 and became a registered charity in 1998. The MPA promotes excellence in printmaking and encourages artists through technique, education and community engagement. This grant helps towards their three capital initiatives including upgrading the screen washout area and bathrooms and to bolster their screen-printing tool library.
|Gimli International Film Festival (formerly Gimli Film Festival), |
GIFF was established in July 2001 and is Manitoba's premier film festival which usually attracts over 12,000 attendees to their events. They provide dozens of local filmmakers a platform to exhibit their work and compensates local filmmakers with cash prizes and payment of minimum artist fees. This grant helps towards their Community Outreach & Inclusion Programs.
|Pembina Manitou Culture and Heritage Association, |
PMCHA undertakes to advance knowledge and appreciation of, and to stimulate interest in, the culture and heritage of south-central Manitoba, focusing specifically on the Municipality of Pembina (including the urban communities of Manitou, Darlingford, and La Riviere). The La Riviere - Manitou "Station on Main" Project will relocate, rehabilitate, and preserve, the former Canadian Pacific La Riviere Railway Station. This grant helps towards a new permanent foundation for the station.
|Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg, |
MTFYP is a professional theatre company devoted to young people. Their theatre is specifically for young audiences and is a recognized centre for the creation of theatre and participation in the arts. They produce and present professional theatre, provide training in theatre and related arts, and support the development of new and re-imagined works that portray the experiences of children and youth. The grant helps with the purchase of a commercial washer and dryer for Mainstage and Theatre School Productions.
|The Rainbow Harmony Project Inc., Winnipeg |
RHP's is a LGBTQ2 organization in Winnipeg that provide programs and support to 2Spirit and LGBTW2 organizations in Winnipeg. The organization has a choir with a purpose to celebrate diversity and educate the public through performances. This grant helps rebuild their website, rebrand the organization and develop a marketing and communications strategy.
|Art Space Inc., Winnipeg|
ASI is an artist-run centre located in an officially designated heritage building in the Exchange District. The facility houses artists studios, writing studios, two galleries, a movie theatre etc. Artspace has 2 support programs that have participants throughout Manitoba - the Arts Management program and the Art Support Manitoba program. This grant helps towards repainting the building dray way, erasing graffiti, creating the rib cage which will run 100 meters of the dray way and installing more lights.
|Manitoba Underground Opera, Winnipeg|
MUO was founded in 2008 and has a reputation for presenting professional opera singers in performances of classical works that are accessible to all audiences. Their mandate is to present new, adventurous productions of classic operatic repertoire in unique locations, featuring the opera starts of tomorrow with an emphasis on Manitoba talent. This grant helps towards the Northern and Western Manitoba tour of Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears.
|Arts Accessibility Network Manitoba, Winnipeg|
ACNM is dedicated to full inclusion of artists who are deaf or disabled into all facets of the arts community. Their mandate is to support artists with disabilities in achieving artistic excellence and promote higher visibility of these artists. This grant helps fund the first national hybrid arts festival "Crip Strength" which will be a 1-day event held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
|Mentoring Artist for Women's Art, Winnipeg|
MAFWA has been nurturing art in our community through mentorship programs. Senior artists share their experience and expertise with developing artists in a peer-support learning environment that empowers women, trans, non-binary and Two Spirit artists to build their practices and economic possibilities. This grants helps to make their website and its resources bilingual into French.
|Trans Canada Trail, Winnipeg|
TCT is the longest recreational trail in the world, spanning every province and territory, and connecting 15,000 rural, urban and indigenous communities from coast to coast. It's a thread that connects Canada's diverse landscapes, seasons, people and experiences. This grant helps to design a new bench that provides a resting place along the Trans Canada Trail in Winnipeg.
|Winnipeg Quakers Meeting|
WQM is the financial administrator of the We Are All Treaty People Celebration. The WAATP project is a direct response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Their vision is to provide an opportunity for Settlers and Newcomers to join together with indigenous people in celebrating the kinship relationship created by the signing of Treaty One and other numbered treaties. This grant helps to cover additional expenditures related to this celebration that is being held in St. John's Park on September 19th, 2021.
|Right to Play International, Toronto|
RTP's mission is to protect, educate and empower children to rise above adversity using the power of play. Through play children gain confidence and learn about cooperation and teamwork. Indigenous youth and their communities have been identified as areas where RTP programming would have significant impact. This grant helps towards RTP program costs in Manitoba's First Nations. It will be payable over two years.
|Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre, Dauphin|
UFAC was incorporated with a mission to provide an environment for the awareness and preservation of Ukrainian heritage and culture through a self-sufficient community organization. In the 1980s the Museum site known as "Selo Ukrainia" was constructed 12 kms south of Dauphin along the north boundary of Riding Mountain National Park. The name "Selo Ukrainia", which means Ukrainian Village in Ukrainian, was adopted as the organization's trading name. This grant helps with the relocation and restoration of the Sandringham teacherage to create a new exhibit at the Museum site.
|South Bay School, Winnipegosis|
SBS was built in 1916 and destroyed by fire in 1928. It was rebuilt the following year. It was designated as a municipal heritage site in 1996. Located in the Mossey River Municipality 7 miles north of Winnipegosis, it now acts as a museum. This grant helps with the painting of the Southbay School.
|*Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg|
CMU is a University that seeks to inspire and equip students for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. CMU is in 2 buildings at its Shaftsbury Boulevard campus, the building at 500 Shaftsbury Boulevard is a heritage building. CMU includes the Mennonite Heritage Archives which began collecting materials in 1933. The archive's mandate is to collect, preserve and help tell the story of the Mennonite people. This grant helps to purchase mobile shelving to properly store historically significant documents.
Services for Seniors
|The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg Inc.,|
TCHW is a fully accredited long-term care "home" to 84 residents dedicated to providing holistic care to everyone, contributing to their physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This grant helps to purchase twelve recliner / lounger chairs for residents' use.