GRANTS UPDATE

These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2022. At our coming year end, July 31, 2023,
 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

Toba Centre for Children's Youth Inc., Winnipeg,
TCFCYI provides support to child victims or witnesses of crime and abuse in Manitoba. The centre provides services to children as young as 3 and up to age 18, from across the province. They partner with child and family services, victim services and the police. This grant helps towards renovating their new space in Assiniboine park.
$30,000
Miami Recreation and Play Spaces,
MRPS is a new charity. They received their charitable status in February 2022. Their vision is to work with community partners to provide early childhood education programs that enhance school readiness with a target of children under 6. This grant helps towards the Wiggle & Giggle and Munch, Rock and Read programs.
$3,000
Habitat for Humanity Winkler -Morden Chapter,
HFHW/M with the help of sponsors, supporters and volunteers, builds safe, and affordable homes for purchase by low-income working families. This grant helps with the construction of a new house in Winkler.
$10,000
Victor Play Centre Inc., Winnipeg,
VPCI is a childcare centre located in the West End of Winnipeg. They serve families of all economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. This grant helps with the fire escape repairs for their centre.
$2,500
Aulneau Renewal Centre, Winnipeg
ARC works with individuals, couples, and families to develop therapeutic plans that meet their specific needs through therapy, education, support, and guidance. It is their commitment to provide a variety of services that have unique specialties and are tailored to meet every client's needs. This grant helps renovate their reception area.
$15,000
St. John's Ambulance, Winnipeg
SJA is a worldwide, non-denominational charitable organization that is over 900 years old. Through funding from First Aid and CPR courses, SJA operates two community programs: Medical First Responders (MFR) and Therapy Dog (TD) programs. This grant helps towards purchasing the land adjacent to their building for future programming.
$25,000
RM of De Salaberry, St. Pierre-Jolys
RM of De Salaberry, is located to the east of the Red River, approximately halfway between Winnipeg and the US border along Highway 59. The municipality holds the jewel of southeastern Manitoba in Lake St. Malo along with the St. Malo Provincial Park, one of the busiest Provincial Parks in Manitoba. This grant helps construct an accessible rest area for anyone travelling through St. Malo.
$15,000
The Canadian CED Network, Winnipeg
CCN is a national, member-led organization, headquartered in Victoriaville, QC, that promotes "community economic development", or CED, to reduce poverty, homelessness and promote community revitalization. In Manitoba, the work of the network is overseen by a Manitoba Regional Committee. All activities are in Winnipeg, including the "Spark" sevice which has been previously funded by the Thomas Sill Foundation. This grant helps fund the current "Spark Program".
$15,000
Arcane Horizon Inc., Winnipeg
AHI provides services to people in Winnipeg with intellectual disabilities. They operate 16 residential homes, 4 home-share homes, a SIL/transitional living program as well as a drop-in program. This grant helps fund projects which include roofing, weather proofing, safety and health, and flooring for their center.
$15,000
West Broadway Development Corporation, Winnipeg
WBDC serves an area bounded by Portage Avenue (north), the Assiniboine River (south), Maryland Street (west) and Osborne Street (east). This agency's mission is to plan and coordinate neighborhood renewal efforts through economic and social development. It seeks to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of residents. This grant helps fund the West Broadway Snow Team Program
$4,000
*Wings of Power., Pine Falls
WOP is a community resource serving the Powerview-Pine Falls area. They have a building that includes a thrift store, adult programs, children's programs, prenatal and postnatal classes, free computer classes, an adult with disabilities day program etc. Their primary clients and participants are members if Sagjeeng, Black River and Hollow Water First Nations. This grant helps with the purchase of a van to help their clients with monthly trips, pickups, and volunteering to shop and distribute food.
$15,000

Health

Pallium Foundation of Canada, Ottawa,
PFC is a national organization that trains health care professionals to provide effective and compassionate palliative care. They are also leading the national Palliative Care ECHO project (Extension for Community Health care outcomes) that aims to establish continuous professional development for health care providers who care for patients with a life limiting illness. This grant helps towards the Leap (Learning Essentials Approaches to Palliative Care) training for 60 frontline health care workers in Manitoba.
$15,000
Heartwood Healing Centre, Winnipeg,
HHC, formerly The Laurel Centre facilitates the healing journey of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and increase society's understanding of this form of trauma. They do this by providing therapeutic services, strengthening support systems, exchanging knowledge, and raising awareness. All their services are free of charge. This grant helps towards a new roof for one of their buildings.
$8,500
*Forward House Ministries Inc., Winnipeg
FHMI offers a 24-hour holistic support and housing to men who have experienced marginalization, incarceration, addictions, mental health issues, homelessness, and poverty. They have a residential setting in Winnipeg that has 25 beds available for men. Their goal is "to provide safe transitional and permanent supportive housing for men in recovery". This grant helps towards the Art Therapy Project and Art Show & the St. Raphael Wellness Centre on-going recovery program. A portion of the grant is for emergency covid assistance.
$20,000
*Victoria General Hospital Foundation., Winnipeg
VHF is dedicated to advancing healthcare at Victoria Hospital and in the community. They are committed to supporting, enhancing, and transforming mental health care and the care of older adults across the continuum of care. This grant helps to transform a designated outdoor space at Victoria Hospital to support patients in their recovery.
$20,000

Education

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.
$15,000
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.
$10,000

Arts & Culture

Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg
WMCW is the oldest continuously operating musical organization in Winnipeg. They have 5 concerts each year and promote Manitoba musicians through performances and by awarding scholarships. Their mission is "To support emerging musicians of all identities through scholarships and performance opportunities and to present outstanding artists, thereby encouraging and advancing classical music in the community." This grant helps to rebuild their website.
$5,000

Heritage

Tyndall Ukrainian Orthodox Church,
TUOC has been operating since 1933 and is designated as a municipal historic site. It is the last remaining church out of six that operated in the Tyndall area. It was built by volunteers and is a testament to the faith and commitment of early pioneers that came from Ukraine. This grant helps towards the renovation of the church.
$7,500

Services for Seniors

McCreary / Alonsa Support Services for Seniors
MASSFS aids seniors that like to remain in their homes independently. They service the RMs of McCreary and Alonsa. They operate a congregate meal program in Alonsa, including meals on wheels. This grant helps towards the purchase of a stove and other equipment in Alonsa.
$2,500