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
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
$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
$24,000
*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. $15,000
*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.
$10,000
*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.
$10,000
*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.
$12,000

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

Health

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.
$15,000
*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.
$15,000
*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.
$5,000
*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.
$20,000

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
*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.
$5,000
*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.
$5,000
*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.
$10,000
*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.
$8,000

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