These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2023. At our coming year end, July 31, 2024, 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
|Wild Strawberry Children's Centre, Winnipeg|
WSCC started as a pre-school daycare out of a church basement. They have moved, expanded, and continued to serve more age groups in the West End of Winnipeg. They operate out of three locations. In 2021 they purchased a building at 836 Ellice Avenue to consolidate their daycares. This grant helps towards an emergency grant to cover major repairs at their Ellice avenue location.
|Canadian Red Cross, Winnipeg|
CRC mission is to help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. This grant helps fund the Canadian Red Cross Indigenous Drowning program in Manitoba.
|Open Access Resource Centre, Winnipeg|
OARC operates programs aimed at providing augmentation and adaptive communication equipment to persons with disabilities. They are committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with communication challenges using speech-generating devices. This grant helps towards the purchase of seven communication systems that will provide speech-generating devices to children who do not have funding for their own communications systems.
|Teen Challenge of Central Canada Inc., Flin Flon |
TCCCI provides communities, families, and individuals freedom from the impact of life-controlling addictions. Challenge (ATC) is a leading substance use disorder program with centers across the world. They provide evidence-based treatment offering holistic services to those battling addictions, such as behavioral therapy, and help dealing with withdrawal symptoms in a supported environment. This grant helps towards the purchase of furniture for their new office in Flin Flon.
|Town of Churchill |
TOC is both a town and municipality with a population of 800 and provides municipal services to its' residents as well as the tourism industry for the surrounding area. This grant helps towards the research trails conducted by the U. of M. for an in-vessel composter to compost town food waste in order to reduce methane production etc.
|Special Olympics Manitoba|
SOM is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. They support Manitobans with intellectual disabilities from age 2 through adulthood. Sports programs are offered year-round, with ten sports offered in the summer and eight in the winter. This grant helps towards the purchase of furniture for their new office space.
|Calvary Temple Inc., Winnipeg|
CT and Noami House are situated in downtown Winnipeg, the area where many refugees and newcomers first find accommodation. The Tea and English program at Calvary Temple have been in existence for almost ten years. This English program provides speaking, listening, reading, grammar; and pronunciation instruction for students who have levels 2-4 English competency. This grant helps towards the English program for refugees and newcomer adults at Calvary Temple.
|St. Matthew's Non-Profit Housing Inc., Winnipeg|
SMNPH also known as WestEnd Commons was incorporated in 2009. They are in Winnipeg's core area. There are 26 apartments in SMNPH. The mission of SMNPH is to provide non-profit housing with support and provide space for community resources for the diverse population in the West End of Winnipeg to build strong families and communities. this grant helps towards replacing their existing roof.
|Winnipeg Inner City Missions|
WICM is committed to providing a healthy community for children, youth and families. They serve in the inner city of Winnipeg, especially disenfranchised Indigenous groups. Their programs are Indigenous focussed and primarily led by Indigenous individuals, especially Indigenous women. Their programs include their long term after-school program that attends to Indigenous youth and other visible minority from the nearby King Edward School. This grant helps towards the purchase of a commercial dishwasher for their centre.
|Villa Rosa, Winnipeg|
VR was founded by the Sisters of Misericordia in 1898 to serve young, unwed mothers. They provide accommodation and education for pregnant women in need in the Province of Manitoba and counselling, pre and post natal care as well as parenting and personal growth programs. This grant helps to purchase a new van for their centre.
|*Eastman Crisis Centre Inc. (Agape Table), Steinbach|
ECC (Agape Table) is a shelter from domestic abuse in Steinbach. They have a 16-bed capacity. In addition to temporary housing, services include information, counselling, and ongoing support. Domestic violence is seen as a community issue, affecting men. women, children and families. This grant helps towards funding for the Healthy Community Youth / Teen Program Initiative.
|The Lung Association, Manitoba|
TLA is the primary resource for lung health in Manitoba. They run programming, provide online resources, invest in research, and promote healthy breathing. This grant helps towards the expansion of the "Lungs for Life" curriculum to integrate education and awareness of tuberculosis.
|Kidthink Children's Mental Health Centre Inc., Winnipeg,|
KCMHC is dedicated to the early intervention and prevention of mental health and addiction issues in children under the age of 12. Established in 2019, they provide extensive resources and support not just to the children, but also to their parents, caregivers, pediatricians, and educators to collectively contribute to their holistic well-being. This grant helps to expand their Client Care program to low income and multi-barriered children and families who are not able to afford these services.
|The Horse Connection Inc., Winnipeg|
THC mission is "to empower youth to engage in their education and community and achieve personal success through hands-on learning experiences with horses." They focus on improving the lives of youth facing challenges and adversity and providing them with the support and skills they need to reach their fullest potential. This grant helps towards the purchase of three updated Mac laptop computers for remote communicators for instructors.
Arts & Culture
|The Royal Winnipeg Ballet|
RWB was established in 1938. Their mission is to teach, create and perform, enriching lives through the power of exceptional dance. The RWB offers Professional and Recreational programs for ages 3 to adult, which also offer performance opportunities. This grant helps towards the digitization of a selection of recordings of the RWB's most significant performances.
|Village Conservatory, Winnipeg|
VC are an arts education organization dedicated to providing high quality post-secondary performing arts education with a commitment to be egalitarian and welcoming to all. They help emerging artists find and create work by developing practical skills and connecting them to the larger arts community. This grant helps towards the "It Takes Two" project.
|*Children's Museum Inc., Winnipeg|
CM's mission is to enhance the cultural , social and educational resources of the community through the development and operation of a children's museum. The CM exists to spark kids' creative learning, a vision they support through their educational programming, community outreach, exhibits, and special events. This grant helps towards the "Exterior Welcome Centre Light Replacement Project".
|*Theatre Projects Manitoba, Winnipeg|
TPM operates in the production and public presentation of Theatre in Manitoba. The made in Manitoba work supports local artists and includes ongoing rural outreach initiatives. They engage with theatres and organizations on a national level while promoting the skills of Manitoba writers, actors, designers, technicians, and craftspeople. This grant is towards their "Theatre Design Apprentice Program".
|*Graffiti Art Programming Inc., Winnipeg,|
GAP uses art as a tool for community development, social change, and individual growth. Exhibiting artists work with young and emerging artists to develop exciting ways to use the arts as a tool to engage with social justice issues, fostering skills development and strengthening community. GAP delivers weekly workshops and mentorships on both a drop in and registration basis, after school, on weekends and holidays throughout Winnipeg's North End and downtown neighbourhoods. this grant helps towards their Art as Action 2024.
|*Manitoba Craft Council Inc., Winnipeg|
MCC's mandate is to promote, support and advocate for contemporary crafts and craftspeople in Manitoba. Their vision is of a thriving craft ecosystem that contributes to the rich and diverse cultural life of Manitobans. They were founded in 1978 and are the province's only not-for-profit artists' service and exhibition organization dedicated exclusively to contemporary craft. This grant helps towards the Growing Craft: Nurturing New Partnerships in Community Engagement Project.
Services for Seniors
|Teulon & District Handi Van Service|
TDHVS mission is to provide accessible transportation that is safe, reliable, and affordable to seniors, persons with disabilities and those with mobility issues in the Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood (Wards 5 & 6) as well as portions of the RM of Woodlands and the RM of Armstrong (Inwood). This grant helps towards the purchase of a new passenger van.
|Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Inc., Winnipeg|
JHC mandate is to acquire, interpret, convey and share the history, experiences, achievements, culture and religious life of the Jewish people of Western Canada and to establish and maintain a Holocaust Education Centre. This grant helps toward creating an exhibit on "Jewish Communal Life and the Role of Women".
|389 Main Street Heritage Corporation, Winnipeg,|
It is called the Millennium Centre and takes care of all the private and public events. It is operated by Heritage Winnipeg which manages the day-to-day operations of the building. This grant helps towards the repair of the maple hardwood floors on the Mezzanine.
|Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach|
MHV was established in 1964 to preserve an exhibit the story of the Russian Mennonites and their contributions to Manitoba. The facility houses over 17,000 artifacts that are enjoyed by approximately 50,000 people, including 2,400 students. They grant helps towards the replacement of the rooftop HVAC tubes.
|*Manitoba Transit Heritage Association, Winnipeg|
MTHA's mission is to collect and preserve vintage buses and memorabilia for historic purposes. The MTHA have thirteen vintage motor buses, the second largest fleet in Canada. This grant helps towards the restoration of bus #1768.