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

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

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

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

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

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