GRANTS UPDATE

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.
$20,000
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.
$30,000
Smile of St. Malo Inc. / Epic de 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.
$15,000
*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.
$20,000
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.
$10,000
*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.
$15,000
*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.
$6,000

Children & Youth

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.
$15,000

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.
$10,000

Reconciliation

*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.
$15,000
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.
$3,100