GRANTS UPDATE

These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2020. At our coming year end, July 31, 2021,
 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

Parish Church of St. Luke, Winnipeg
This Parish was established in 1889 in Winnipeg. Besides being designated as a heritage site on February 13, 1997, it provides social outreach activities for the community. This grant helps to upgrade their kitchen.
$10,000
Aulneau Renewal Centre, Winnipeg
ARC was founded in 1979 as a mission of the Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface. They empower personal growth by providing counselling and therapy services and by building the capacity of practice through training and education. This grant helps by implementing a new telephone system.
$6,000
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, Brandon
HFHM, Brandon Chapter 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 to build two homes in Brandon.
$10,000
Future Hope Inc., Winnipeg
FH is a charitable non-profit dedicated to providing support and helping men rebuild their lives, one step at a time, in their transition from prison and parole to a "normal life" back in the community. This grant helps with purchase of office equipment and office supplies for the expansion of their program.
$7,500
Women Healing for Change Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg
WHCH is a cross cultural, diverse, volunteer-based circle of indigenous and Non-Indigenous Winnipeg women converging to create environments of learning and healing for women. This grant helps with the kitchen renovations for the "Little Stars Playhouse" on Selkirk Avenue.
$15,000
Tetra Society of North America, Vancouver,
TSNA recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for seniors and any person with a disability. The focus of this society is to find solutions to overcome environmental barriers faced by any person with a disability and seniors. This grant helps with the purchase of custom-made, assistive devices (gizmos) for Tetra's clients in Manitoba.
$2,500
Touchwood Park Association, Neepawa
TPA is a non-profit rural agency that provides Day Services, Residential and Supported Independent Living services to vulnerable adults living with intellectual disabilities within the Neepawa community and surrounding area. This grant helps with the purchase of equipment for their Day Service Grooming Room.
$15,000
Salvation Army
$22,000
Siloam Mission
$6,600
Union Gospel Mission
$6,600
Winnipeg Harvest
$22,000
Rhineland Empty Stocking Fund
$2,200
Morden Christmas Cheer Board
$2,200
Samaritan House Ministries Inc.
$7,800
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.
$24,000
Siloam Mission, Winnipeg
SM is a Christian humanitarian agency that provides meals, shelter, clothing and support to individuals in need as well as referrals, life skills, education and employment training. This grant helps with the construction of their laundry room.
$30,000
CNIB, Winnipeg,
CNIB provides services and support to Canadians who are blind or partially blind so they can have the skills, confidence and opportunities to fully participate in life. This grant helps with the purchase and installation of a new front entrance door.
$15,000
Kiddies Northern Preschool, Thompson,
KNP is a licensed day care in Thompson. They operate a preschool program as well as a before and after child care program. This grant helps with the installation of a permanent "StoryWalk" in four areas of Thompson. A StoryWalk is a book that has been laminated and presented page by page on a trail.
$10,000
Parkland Humane Society, Dauphin
PHS resides in the City of Dauphin and serves the Parkland Region of Manitoba. Their mission is to encourage responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals in the Parkland region. This grant helps with the expansion of their programs.
$5,000
Life's Journey Inc., Winnipeg
LJI provides support for adults and youth transitioning from Child & Family Services who are impacted by neuro-development disorders. This grant helps with the repair of the foundation at its Enfield Building.
$10,000
Habitat for Humanity Killarney Chapter
HFH, Killarney Chapter with the help of sponsors, supporters, and volunteers builds safe and affordable homes for purchase for low-income working families. Sweat equity is provided by both volunteers and the family who will eventually own the home. This grant helps with the construction of a new build in Killarney.
$10,000
Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba
VCCM was founded in 1978 to assist children who are affected by physical or emotional disabilities, health challenges or socio-economic issues. this grant that will be payable over three years helps with the expansion of the special needs program.
$45,000
TC Energy Centre, Ile de Chenes
TCEC is a community centre in Ile de Chenes. The hall is used for community events, weddings, socials, trade shows, fall supper, funerals, graduations, etc. The centre serves the population of Ritchot. This grant assists with construction of a canopy to be built over the main entrance
$10,000
Open Access Resource Centre, Winnipeg
OARC is a provincial organization operating programs aimed at providing augmentation and adaptive communication equipment to persons with disabilities. This grant helps with the purchase of seven communication systems that will provide speech-generating devices to children.
$11,500
Fort Whyte Alive, Winnipeg
FWA was established in 1966. They provide programming, natural settings and facilities for environmental education, outdoor recreation and social enterprises. The Fort Whyte Farms was established in 2003 to work with under-served high needs youth using the practice of sustainable urban agriculture, food services and paid employment. This grant is payable over three years towards the purchase of a 15 passenger van and the wood working pilot project.
$45,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church Inc., Winnipeg
ELCI is a church established in 1967 and is used by numerous community groups such as Family Dynamics Community Settlement Program. The Urban, MFL Occupational Health Centre etc. This grant helps with the purchase of plastic tables and chairs for their many outreach programs. These organizations help support vulnerable populations such as seniors, indigenous, students, immigrants, youth, LGBTQ etc.
$5,000
Balmoral Community Hall
BCH was originally constructed in 1927 and incorporated as a separate entity in 1989. The target population is basically the community of Balmoral and the surrounding area. This grant helps with installing a new roof and three inwall heaters.
$3,000
Betel Heritage Foundation, Gimli
BHF was established in 1993 and built the Waterfront Centre in Gimli that includes seniors housing, commercial/cultural office spaces, the New Iceland Heritage Museum and the Johnson Hall. This grant helps with installing a new air conditioning unit and upgrade to the electrical to accommodate the new a/c.
$5,000
Darlingford Memorial Park Inc.
DMPI official opening was in July 3, 1921 and was created after WW1 by the community to honor those who fought and died in the war. This grant helps with repairs and repainting of their exterior woodwork in honor of their 100th anniversary.
$2,000
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, Beausejour
SSSC is the national theological college of the United Church of Canada for training indigenous people for ministry. This centre offers cross cultural teachings and gatherings where indigenous and settlers can collabrorate. This grant helps with the replacement of their geothermal water furnace.
$10,000
Riverdale Place Workshops Inc., Arborg
RPWI is a Day Service Program and activity centre for mentally challenged adults and people with disabilities. They provide an essential service that provides for picking up recycling. They have been in operation since 1975. This grant helps with the insulating and heating of their recycling baling area and warehouse.
$20,000
Splash Child Care Inc., and Splash Child Enrichment Centre.
SCCI is a North End day care that was established in 1985. Virtually all of its patrons are indigenous, foster or immigrant children and almost all parents are fully subsidized. There are 2 existing locations with a third site in the Fort Rouge area. This grant helps with bathroom renovations in their new center in the historic Augustine Church.
$10,000
*Marymound Inc., Winnipeg
Marymound Inc was started by the Sisters of the Good Shepard in 1911 to rehabilitate girls and women. Throughout the years their mission widened to include offering an array of programs to both males and females in Winnipeg. Some of these programs include, Accommodation, Crisis Services etc. This grant helps with kitchen renovations, equipment & furnishings for their boys residences.
$40,000
*Churchill Joint Group Committee,
CJGC maintains buildings that were there when Churchill was thriving. One of the primary purposes when they started this committee was to provide healthy activities for local youth and families. CJGC secured the abandoned buildings to repurpose them. Camp Nanuq has 5 buildings that are used by various groups including families. This grant helps with the renovations at Camp Nanuq including repairing the outhouse & refinishing the log cabin siding.
$15,000

Health

Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation Inc. Winnipeg
BOMFI is a non-profit facility that is a place for Recovery, Healing and a Foundation for Life. They provide a unique and proven addition to the treatment options available to Manitobans. This grant will help to purchase furnishings for their new building.
$40,000
U Turn Parkinson's, Winnipeg
UTP mission is "To help people living with Parkinson's live their best through the practice of wellness." They provide the exercise therapy and wellness resources needed for people living with Parkinson's Disease to experience better health outcomes. This grant helps with the purchase of a new instruments and materials for their "Speech Therapy Program".
$2,300

Children & Youth

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg
MCA was founded in 1937. In recent years it has focused on two main tasks: operation of the Sunshine Fund and maintaining the standards by which camps are accredited. The Sunshine Fund helps children attend camp who could otherwise not afford to go to camp. This grant helps restore the campership subsidies and subsidies deferred for use in 2021.
$5,000
The Bridge Program, Winnipeg
BP is an after-school music class for students at Hugh John MacDonald school in Winnipeg's West Alexander Neighbourhood. The youth are usually newcomers to Canada and aboriginal students, almost all from lower-income homes. The Bridge provides a creative, positive, community-building after school option for youth. This grant is considered an emergency covid-19 grant and it goes towards their deficit for their current school year.
$2,500
Winnipeg International Children Festival
WICF began in 1983. Their mission is to provide a diverse world standard performing arts and participatory activities which are entertaining, educational and accessible to young people of all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. They work with pre-schools, daycares, education professionals, teachers and families throughout the Province of Manitoba. This grant helps to purchase new risers (stage platforms).
$6,000

Education

No Time for that Anti-Bullying
NTAB, is a registered charity that works with performers and motivational speakers to advance education and develop and deliver presentations mainly to school-age children and youth about bullying prevention, mental health, awareness, and youth empowerment. This grant helps with their virtual presentation platform for this fall.
$5,000
Community Economic Development Association, Winnipeg
CEDA is a community development organization serving the inner city and North End. Their programs include CEDA Pathways after school tutoring and mentoring program for 300 grade 8 to 12 students in the North End, food security programs for immigrants and refugees including the rainbow garden which supports 250 newcomer families. This grant helps with the renovation costs for a warehouse on Selkirk Avenue to administer their programs.
$25,000
Bookmates, Winnipeg
Bookmates was founded in 1984 and originally known as Reading Partners. Early programs included "Building Language at Story Time (BLAST)"and "Book Bridges". Their programs are directed at the most vulnerable, newcomers and families with literacy issues. This grant helps with the "Learning Together Project" supporting families in challenging times.
$6,300
Scientists in School, Pickering
SIS is a leading science education charity, dedicated to sparking children's interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on workshops. This grant helps with providing 12 virtual classroom workshops and 4 community workshops for vulnerable children in Manitoba.
$5,000
*Gonzaga Middle School, Winnipeg,
GMS opened in 2016 in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg. This school serves students of low-income families. They offer a unique educational program. Their goal is to lower barriers to educational success for vulnerable underserved Grades 6 to 8 students of all backgrounds. This grant helps with sending underserved children from Winnipeg's North End and North East Downtown communities to summer day camps at Camp Manitou.
$10,000

Heritage

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Inc., Winnipeg
RAMWC has grown to be one of the country's largest aviation museums. This museum is home to an extensive collection of aircraft ranging from transport to military, private and commercial, as well as thousands of aviation artifacts. This grant is to help with the construction of their new Museum.
$50,000
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
MM opened in 1970, this museum is an independent, non-profit organization, and the province's premiere centre for heritage and science learning. Their mission is to acquire, preserve and share Manitoba's history, culture and natural world, and to inspire discovery and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and our universe. This grant helps to provide new curriculum-based virtual field trips to rural schools and home-schooling families.
$15,000
Teulon and District Museum & Historical Society Inc.,
TDMHSI opened in 1976. This site includes a Ukrainian log house, a dollhouse, a caboose, two schoolhouses, a Ukrainian church etc. There are also collections relating to birds, agriculture, machinery and tools. This grant helps with the purchase and installation of vinyl siding on the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church which was built in 1922.
$6,000
Fort la Reine Museum, Pioneer Village and Tourist Bureau Inc.
FLRM is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canadian Prairies as well as the history of the City and Municipality of Portage la Prairie. This museum has over 25 buildings displaying thousands of individuals artifacts and 5 acres of natural Prairie terrain. This grant helps with the restoration of the Fort Bastions.
$10,000
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach
MHV was established in 1964 to preserve and exhibit the story of the Russian Mennonites and their contributions in Manitoba. This village features a Permanent Gallery, Gerhard Ends Gallery, Auditorium Gallery, the Art Hall etc. This grant helps with the replacement of the water heaters in the village centre.
$10,000
St. George's Historical Society
SGHS was established in 1969 and is located in the RM of Alexander. Over the years local families have donated artifacts and by 2012 the St. George's Museum had resolved to develop into a Regional Heritage Centre. In 2012 the museum became the Winnipeg River Heritage Museum. This grant helps with the last phase of the project to complete the main exhibit gallery and the ferry gallery building exhibits.
$10,000
Settlers, Rails & Trails, Argyle
SRT is a small rural museum 25 km northwest of Winnipeg. This museum collects, preserves and displays artifacts and educates school and seniors groups with hands-on interactive technology and changing displays. This grant helps with the restoration of 3 heritage buildings such as the Ekhart railway station, house and livery stable.
$7,500
Monseigneur-Tache Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve
MTHS features a 103-year old wooden Historic Church which dominates the Main Street and the equally old Rectory Museum, the local cemetery and a vintage storage building on a scenic 20 acres. The site was designated a Tache Municipal Historical Site in 1989. This grant helps with the Infrastructure work to the exterior of the Old Rectory Museum.
$7,500
Friends of the Historic St. Michaels Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Gardenton
FHSMUOC is the first Ukrainian Orthodox church in Canada. The church is designated as a historic site by the Federal and Manitoba Governments. This grant helps with the renovations of the Church and Bell Tower such as new siding and painting.`
$5,500
*Winnipegosis Historical Society,
WHS started in 1985 and operates a museum in a former CN Station built in 1897. Their mission is to collect, preserve, study and interpret artifacts from Winnipegosis, Mossey River Municipality and surrounding areas. This grant helps with repairing their roof and replacing windows for their museum.
$7,000
*Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Winnipeg,
JHCWC was incorporated provincially in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization. Their mandate is to acquire, interpret, convey and share the history, experiences, achievements, culture and religious life of Jewish people of Western Canada. This grant helps with digitizing negatives for academic research initiatives as well as exhibits and publications.
$3,000
*St. Paul's Anglican Church, Churchill,
SPAC was built in 1936. It is the oldest structure in Churchill with the exception of Fort Prince of Wales. The church has changed little over the years. The most notable change was the addition of the bell tower in 1968. The Vestry was established decades ago. They are preserving an important part of Canada's artic history. The grant helps with the renovations of the bell tower and new stained glass windows.
$10,000

Arts & Culture

Prairie Voices Inc., Winnipeg
PVI founded in 2000 is an award-winning choir of 18-25 year old singers. While placing an emphasis on performing the music of Canadian and Manitoban composers, Prairie Voices loves to perform innovative contemporary choral music from all over the world. This grant was an emergency COVID-19 grant that will help with the purchase of sanitizer, masks, 1-3 portable air purifiers, and a carbon dioxide detector.
$1,000
Storyline FX Incorporated (Freeze Frame), Winnipeg
Storyline FX Incorporated (operating as Freeze Frame Media Arts Center for Young People was established in 1996). Their mission is to advance education in the media arts for and with children and young people, and to produce cultural and educational media projects in English and French. This grant helps with the online curriculum to conduct workshops in Manitoba.
$2,400
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir,
WPC is Western Canada's longest-established adult choral group, they cover a broad range of music including oratorios, masses, songs and choral symphonies with a focus on major choral works with orchestral accompaniment. This grant helps with the purchase of equipment for the Choir.
$5,000
Selkirk Community Arts Council
SCAC is the community art centre for Selkirk and the surrounding area. This centre provides art services in numerous capacities such as workshops/classes, gallery, gift shop and a home for artists of all ages. This grant helps to create two murals towards the Endangered Species Mural project.
$5,000
Alliance Francasie de Manitoba.
AFDM is a non-profit, cultural organization. They offer French instruction to professionals, educators, health care workers, students and retirees. They also provide testing and language certification for immigrants coming to Manitoba. This grant helps repair the foundation of their building.
$7,500
Winnipeg Pops Orchestra
WPO was established in 1956. It provides concerts for both public and private institutions such as retirement homes, churches, schools, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for musicians to practice and perform a variety of music genres from classical to pops, of high artistic quality, in a full orchestral group. This grant helps with the purchase of new musical equipment for the Orchestra.
$5,000
Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Education Centre, Winnipeg
OUCEC was established in 1944. They have an art gallery, museum and gift shop and public educational programming for the preservation of Ukrainian cultural heritage. The north facade of their building has a historic designation from the City of Winnipeg. This grant helps with a new security system for their building.
$5,000
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg
VPMAC was established in 1983. It is Manitoba's only artist run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology based art in an inclusive environment. They foster exploratory and experimental creative practices across a variety of technologies (video, audio and new media) helping develop the local arts community and placing their work on the international stage. This grant helps to build an Application Programming Interface (API) to use a database and user interface for their entire file and video catalogues.
$10,000
*Graffiti Art Programming, Winnipeg,
GAP uses art as a tool for community development, social change and individual growth. They deliver weekly workshops and mentorships on a drop-in basis after school, on weekends throughout Winnipeg's North End and Downtown neighbourhoods. This grant helps with the outdoor exhibition at the Skatepark at the Forks.
$10,000

Environment

Safe Drinking Water Foundation
SDWF, was established in 1997. Their mission is to educate the leaders of today and tomorrow about drinking water quality issues to realize the goal of safe drinking water being available to every Canadian. This grant helps with sending Operation Water Drop kits, Operation Water Pollution kits and Operation Water Biology kits to rural and First Nation high schools in Manitoba.
$10,000

Services for Seniors

Pat Porter Active Living Centre, Steinbach
PPALC, mission is to provide a community focal point for seniors by providing services, programs and activities to encompass their physical, social, intellectual and emotional wellbeing with equal focus for all. This grant helps with replacing the countertops in their commercial kitchen.
$6,500
Chalet Malouin Inc., St. Malo
CMI's purpose is to operate a senior citizens complex under the direction of Manitoba Housing. They provide affordable housing to visible minorities, low-income seniors, indigenous people, Metis people and individuals experiencing homelessness and people with disabilities. This grant helps with renovations to their senior community kitchen and dining room.
$10,000
*Minnedosa Senior Citizens Association,
MSCA was incorporated in 1978. This centre provides a meeting place for seniors to socialize and participate in various crafts and games, thus battling the issues of loneliness and isolation. Their long term vision is to develop a facility that will be physically inviting and provide programming that will be interesting, attractive and stimulating to the 50+ age group. This grant helps with replacing their storage building.
$10.000
*Oakbank-Springfield Kinsmen Seniors Complex Inc,,
OSKSCI is operating an independent living facility for seniors. Their mandate is to provide low income seniors with living spaces and services that address daily living needs and positively influence their quality of life and to provide meals and meeting space for all seniors in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. This grant helps with purchasing dishwashing and refrigeration equipment for their kitchen for their congregate meal program.
$10,000