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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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".
|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.
|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
|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.
|Thrive Community Support Circle Inc., Winnipeg|
TCSC is dedicated to offering services that are inclusive to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender, in all stages to cultivate life, provide opportunities for empowerment, and to grow the community they serve: through community services including programming, therapeutic counselling, drop in, thrift shop and childcare. This grant helps towards the expansion of their building at 555 Spence Avenue.
|RM of Wallace - Woodworth, Virden, |
The EMPR project is a group of volunteers with a goal of rejuvenating their park. The revitalized park will serve their community and the surrounding communities of McAuley, Kirkella, Cromer and Hargrave. This grant assists in creating a barrier free inclusive environment that will appeal to all ages and provide multiple uses to their community while promoting physical and mental health. Our grant will help with the new walkway and lighting for the park.
|Seed Winnipeg, |
SEED is one of Winnipeg's best social service agencies that addresses inner-city poverty. For almost 30 years, SEED has emphasized respect within the community, innovation, removing barriers to success and the interconnections of all individuals. Local decision making, support for local endeavors, etc. This grant is payable over two years and assists with Asset Building Programs.
|Western Manitoba Regional Library, Brandon, |
WMRL covers six regions including the City of Brandon. Its regions include: the Town of Carberry, Neepawa, Municipalities of Cypress-Langford. Glenboro South Cypress and Grassland. The City of Brandon is the largest library in the region; and this grant helps purchase new shelving for the Brandon library.
|Union Gospel Mission||$6,600|
|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.
|Bookmates., Winnipeg, |
Bookmates is the only organization focused solely on family literacy in Manitoba. They offer a broad range of family literacy programs and services to help build important foundational learning skills needed to succeed in school and beyond, including family programs, parent workshops, training for service providers, literacy kits, e-resources, children's books and more. This grant helps towards bridge funding for their literacy program.
|Altered Minds, Winnipeg, |
AM provides responsive programs and services to vulnerable people in Winnipeg and rural areas that assist individuals in adapting to change and overcoming barriers to a good quality of life. their target populations include refugees with limited English/ French, low-income and unemployed people, people who have not completed high school, people with disabilities, youth, and seniors. This grant helps with their "Computers for Life" program.
|Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, Brandon Chapter|
HFHMBC was established in 1987. Their mission is "by mobilizing volunteers and community partners, HFHMBC works with people from all walks of life to build safe, decent, affordable housing for purchase by low-income working families. This grant helps towards a new build in Brandon.
|Swan Valley Animal Protection League|
SVAPL operates an animal shelter located in Swan River, Manitoba. They promote the welfare of animals through spray/neutering programs and provide care and shelter to stray, abandoned and surrendered animals. They also operate a foster adoption program. This grant helps with the installation of a septic field, electrical work and outdoor fencing for their shelter.
|Pembina Counselling Centre, Altona |
PCC is a not-for-profit counselling serving the Pembina Valley. Their purpose is to help individuals who are struggling personally or in relationships, to gain direction and find lasting hope. They have three offices in Morden, Winkler, and Altona. This grant helps with renovations for their Altona office.
|Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc., Winnipeg|
TTSI provides accessible and affordable housing to individuals who live with a physical disability and want to live in the community. They recently broadened their services to individuals who have a physical disability and additional challenges such as mental health, addictions, or cognitive problems who wish to develop the skills to live independently. This grant helps towards the asbestos removal from their flooring in the Merv Thomson room.
|Evergreen Basic Needs, Gimli|
EBN is in Gimli. The centre services a greater part of the Interlake Region. They offer a variety of programs such as a food distribution hub. Life Essentials Programs whereas registered individuals get access to clothing, household items, furniture, and appliances. EBN Cafe, helps clients learn work and life skills and provide meals at reasonable prices etc. This grant helps towards their "Refresh" project. They want to repaint the interior of their building.
|The Thompson Humane Society Inc., |
THS provides food, water, shelter, and health care to lost, abandoned, and abused animals in the Thompson region. On partnership with the Winnipeg Humane Society, Misichawayasihk Cree Nation and Pet Smart Charities. This grant helps towards the purchase of 40 Nelson Road to establish a permanent spay and neuter clinic for pets of low-income families.
|The Flin Flon Creighton & Area SPCA, |
FFCASPCA provides shelter, vet services and protects animals that are lost, abused or in need of rehoming. This grant helps towards the purchase of new kennels and flooring for their centre.
|Association for Community Living - Steinbach Branch (o/a enVision Community Living), |
ACL - Steinbach exists to inspire equality, inclusion, and the value of all people. They provide person-centered residential, employment, and vocational support to about 300 persons living with an intellectual disability throughout Southeastern Manitoba. This grant helps towards building an accessible and sustainable home for the needs of their clients
|Riverdale Place Homes Inc., Arborg, |
RPH provides supported living homes and apartments for adults living with a developmental disability in the Arborg area. This grant helps towards the purchase of a new recumbent bathtub equipped with hydro sound for one of their residences
|B'nai Brith, Winnipeg, |
BB it's the country's oldest Jewish human rights organization. Their motto is "People Helping People". The organization acts both as a protector of human rights and as a safety net for vulnerable community members. They advocate for Jewish and non Jewish human rights and intervene in all levels of courts across Canada in defense of human rights. This grant helps towards expanding their food basket program in Winnipeg.
|University of Winnipeg Foundation Inc , |
UWF works with the Walls to Bridges program to address the need for post-secondary education in federal and provincial prisons and aims to improve reintegration for incarcerated men and women post-release. This grant helps to cover primarily tuition and stipends for instructors so they can continue teaching in prisons in Manitoba.
|The Meeting Place, Winnipeg,|
MP operates the common cupboard, a food bank every second Tuesday and Wednesday evening serving individuals and families every month. In addition, they have walk-ins that come throughout the week looking for food and bus tickets. This grant helps with the purchase of 3 upright freezers for their progra
|Child and Family Services of Central Manitoba Foundation, Portage la Prairie|
CFSCMF's mission is to provide opportunities that will enhance the physical, emotional, social intellectual, and personal well-being of children. The CFS Foundation runs programs for children that are financially in need. This grant helps towards the expansion of their "Chance to Grow" program. It pays registration fees and helps with equipment and supplies for a myriad of educational and recreational opportunities.
|Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, Winnipeg, |
JCAM's purpose is to provide services, programs, and activities to educate the community about Japanese and Japanese Canadian art, music, sport, culture, heritage, and history. JCAM is a historical resource, especially with regards to Japanese Canadian Internment during World War II. This grant helps with renovations of their kitche
|Siloam Mission, Winnipeg|
SM provides meals, clothing, safe sleep, mental health counselling and spiritual and cultural support. Siloam purchased the Madison which has 85 private units with a shared kitchen where 3 meals a day are prepared all year. This space is designed as a community living building with onsite staff and case workers to support residents who live with cognitive or physical challenges or mental illness. This grant helps towards the installation of a new HVAC system.
|Agape Table, Winnipeg|
AT has been providing meals for over 42 years to support Winnipeg's most vulnerable in the inner city from within leased buildings and church basements. They serve guests including low-income seniors, the homeless, single parents, persons with disabilities, newcomers, and other vulnerable citizens. This grant helps towards the renovations of their newly acquired building at 365 Furby Street.
|Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Center, Winnipeg|
OUCEC provides educational programs and exhibits with respect to Ukrainian culture and heritage. Oseredok is a museum, art gallery, library, archives, a provider of cultural programming and operates a boutique selling Ukrainian crafts and art. The museum collection includes artifacts that tell the story of Ukrainian ethology and history. This grant helps towards renovating their basement to provide English classes to Ukrainian refugees.
|Sprucedale Industries Inc., Austin|
SI is dedicated to teaching developmentally handicapped individuals how to function in the everyday world and be useful members of the community. The organization provides primarily day programs including small manufacturing and service activities including the operation of a greenhouse and cafeteria. This grant helps towards the purchase of a new 7 passenger SUV for transportation of participants to and from Portage la Prairie
|Pulford Community Living Inc., Winnipeg|
PCI supports over 150 individuals in three regions including Winnipeg, Interlake, and Eastman. They provide 24-hour residential support, supported independent living options and day services for adults living with an intellectual disability. Pulford purchased a home to support 5 individuals. This grant helps to repair the basement wall and foundation for this home.
|Portage Collegiate Institute|
PCI is a high school (grade 9 to 12), located in Portage la Prairie, with approximately 1100 youth. They have youth from the City of Portage la Prairie, the local Rural Municipalities and the First Nations communities of Long Plain, Dakota Tipi and Dakota Plains. PCI is the oldest operating collegiate in Manitoba. It was founded in 1883. This grant helps towards building a new outdoor court for community use.
|Minnedosa Regional Events Centre |
MREC was established to create a recreational facility that will house an arena, a walking track and events center. It will benefit the communities of Minto Ondanah, Newdale, Rapid city, Clanwilliam, Erickson, Sandy Lake, Rolling River First Nation and the Keeskoowenin First Nation. This grant helps with the construction of a walking track that will be free to participants and open 7 days a week morning to late evening.
|Epiphany Lutheran Church Inc., Winnipeg |
ELC has been a member of the Winnipeg Community for 50+ years, helping various organizations within their building and extending throughout Winnipeg including outreach programs. The Epiphany Lutheran Church Inc meal team in collaboration with The Urban has been in operation for 12+ years. They serve hot take home meals twice a week to families in need. This grant helps towards the meal team providing meals to individuals and families in need
|Oakville Community Club Inc. |
OCC is responsible for the operation of the Oakville Community Centre. The centre serves residents of the Village of Oakville and residents of Ward 6 & 7 of the RM of Portage la Prairie. This grant helps towards the construction of a new community centre
|Municipality of Ste. Rose.|
MSR are the landowners of Ste. Rose Recreation Commission - Turtle River Trails Project. The SRRC's mission is to create and implement a variety of recreational opportunities for the community and surrounding areas, to promote and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. They are in the Eastern part of the Parkland region. This grant helps towards the interpretive signage replacement for the Ducks Unlimited Nature Trails and play area.
|Koko Platz Recreation Centre, Portage la Prairie|
KPRC is the only community club in Portage la Prairie. Owned by the city of Portage la Prairie and the surrounding areas. While the outdoor rink and playground serves children and youth, the park area is enjoyed by all. This grant helps towards the construction of a covered picnic shelter for the park area.
|*RM of Yellowhead|
The RM of Yellowhead consists of 4 communities: Elphinestone, Oakburn, Strathclair and Shoal Lake. Lakeview Park is at the north end of Shoal Lake and its infrastructure needs to be upgraded. The project is to add a splashpad to the site. This grant helps towards purchasing the equipment for the Water Treatment System for the Shoal Lake Splash Park.
|*RM of Pipestone|
The RM of Pipestone is a rural municipality in Southwest Manitoba with a population of 1,442. This grant helps towards the Reston & Area Veterans Memorial Banner.
|*Prison Fellowship Canada|
PFC exists for the purpose of being a national community of reconciliation and restoration to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. This grant helped towards funding the Angel Tree Camping program for children of incarcerated individuals in Manitoba.
|Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba||$1,500|
|Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba||$1,500|
|Riverview Health Centre||$1,500|
|Grants were awarded to the above-mentioned charities in memory of our past governors, Norman Fiske, Milton McLean and Neil Fry respectively.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Grace General Hospital Foundation Inc., Winnipeg, |
GGHF aims and objectives are to raise, invest and allocate funds generally to, or for the benefit of, the Grace General Hospital. This grant helps towards building a Staff Wellness Room that will consist of a yoga/mediation room, a relaxation retreat room with massage chairs, a comfortable zone for socializing, several personal pods for resting, and a lactation lounge.
|Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation Inc., Winnipeg, |
SOGHF is a lower acute community hospital serving the northwest corner of Winnipeg and a provider of shared services for the rest of Winnipeg. The funds raised by the SOFHF support the patients, programs, research, facilities and services at the Seven Oaks General Hospital, the Wellness Institute and Chronic Disease Innovation Centre. This grant helps towards renovating their 10-room dementia unit at the hospital.
|Hope Air Inc., |
HAI is Canada's only national charity providing free flights to low-income Canadians who must travel for medical care that does not exist in their communities. Their vision is that everyone in Canada has access to the healthcare they need, despite distance or cost of travel. This grant helps towards travel arrangements, accommodations & meal vouchers for patients in Manitoba.
|Regenesis Centre for Recovery, Winnipeg, |
RCR is a new charity established in 2020. Their mission is to acknowledge the role of oppression based on identify and its effect on addiction and mental health. This program is for those who have historically been underserved in these areas of healthcare. Their mandate is to cultivate a life-long relationship of positive support and community involvement with each of their clients. This grant helps to complete an application to submit to CMHC for the NMCIS new construction program.
|Resource Assistance for Youth Inc., |
RAY seeks to provide services that meet the immediate and long term needs of marginalized, street entrenched and / or homeless youth up to 29 years old. Ray's service model is called a HUB model which includes a basic needs and hot meal program, four distinct housing programs, an employment and training program, and access to primary health, mental health and substance use supports. This grant helps towards "Ray Wired" a virtual mental health platfor
|The Kidney Foundation of Canada Inc., Winnipeg, |
KFC raises funds to deliver programs and services, champion advocacy efforts and be a support network to the more than 150,000 Manitobans who live with kidney disease. The Manitoba branch supports nationally driven programs like medical research and education programs but are also a local provider of assistance, education and support. This grant helps towards the purchase of new board room / meeting room tables and chair
|Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc. Winnipeg,|
CHFM raises and distributes funds for the advancement of knowledge and care in the fields of child health care and research. It also funds equipment and programs at the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg. The geographical area of service includes northwest Ontario and Nunavut, as well as Manitoba. This grant helps towards renovating the Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital.
|Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation Inc., |
BTHCF's mission is to raise and distribute funds to facilitate the provision of health care for the people of Southern Manitoba beyond the care which would otherwise be provided. This "region" being in the Southern Health region consists of these main areas: City of Morden, City of Winkler RM of Stanley, Municipality of Rhineland, Municipality of Pembina, RM of Thompson etc. This grant helps towards the expansion of the Boundary Trails Health Centr
|St. Amant Foundation Inc., Winnipeg,|
SAFI was founded by the Grey Nuns in 1931 as the St. Boniface Sanatorium. The Grey Nuns originally cared for patients with tuberculosis. St. Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with development disabilities and autism. They support over 2,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries in Manitoba. This grant helps towards the purchase of communication core boards.
|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.
|Share the Magic Book Program, Winnipeg|
SMBP provides quality reading materials to underserved communities throughout Manitoba, free of charge to those receiving the books. Target populations are those at the lowest income levels, and the organization partners with elementary schools of Niji Mahkwa, Strathcona, King Edward and Gonzaga. This grant helps with the purchase of one Inchy the Worm Vending Machine.
|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.
|Boys and Girls Club of Thompson Inc., |
BGCT provides safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. This grant helps to increase their physical space to expand the three programs they offer to youth
|Manitoba School Improvement Program / The Peaceful Village Inc. |
MSIP is an independent, not for profit, intermediary school improvement agency that "promotes educational equity and social justice by collaborating with public schools to build their capacity to improve learning and engagement. This grant helps towards the purchase of a new van, critical to their ability to serve the youth and families by providing safe transportation for youth in high-risk neighbourhoods.
|Assiniboine Community College Foundation, Brandon, |
ACCF oversees all fund-raising activities for the college. Efforts are tied to college priorities, which include student scholarships, awards and bursaries as well as capital projects focused on improving the student learning experience. They also provide program leadership in agriculture & the environment. This grant helps towards the construction of the Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.
|*Scientists in School|
SIS is a leading national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education charity dedicated to igniting scientific curiously in children so that they question intelligently; learn through discovery; connect scientific knowledge to their world; are excited about STEM; and have their interest in careers in those fields piqued. This grant helped towards providing 25 complimentary classroom workshops and outreach support in Manitoba.
Children & Youth
|Manitoba Camping Association Inc., |
The MCA, through the Sunshine Fund, provides a summer camp subsidy program for the financially disadvantaged youth ages 6-17. This grant helps towards the 2023 Sunshine Fund Camp season.
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.
|Winnipeg Studio Theatre, |
The WST produces, creates, and develops Canadian and international contemporary plays and musicals, as well as operating a Studio Works Academy, that provides professional experience and mentorship to future Manitoba performers age 10-18. They want to bring in more diversity at every stage of the theater, from early-stage performer development to production material. Their goal is for performers to include more IBPOC (indigenous, black and people of color), neuro-diverse, physically disabled, LGBTW2s and associated caregivers. This grant helps towards the production of "Fame: the musical".
| Shakespeare in the Ruins, Winnipeg, |
SIR was founded in 1993 to produce Shakespearean theatre in a "promenade" format. That is, the actors and audience move outdoors from set to set. Its first productions were performed in the St. Norbert Trappist Ruins, hence the company's name. In additions to performances at the ruins, they tour throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northern Ontario to support English and drama curriculums. This grant helps towards the ten-episode podcast series called Roots, to preserve the history, stories, expertise, and creative personalities of Winnipeg's older performing arts community and a new audio drama written and performed by senior artists.
|Esprit de Choeur, Winnipeg, |
The Esprit de Choeur Women's Choir serves a community of music lovers, artists, composers, and musicians. It is among the top tier of Manitoba choral groups - a hidden gem among Winnipeg's cultural groups. Its focus is on excellence of the choral artform and mentorship for female singers. This grant helps to enhance their website.
|Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra., |
WSO has been an important part of Winnipeg's culture. They present a new music festival annually and presents a summer season performing at outdoor venues in Winnipeg and Harbourfront in Kenora. In 2011, the WSO launched the Sistema program in partnership with the Seven Oaks School Division, the first Sistema inspired program in Canada connected with a professional symphony orchestra. This grant consists of two instalments. The first instalment goes towards purchases of instruments used in the Sistema program and repairs and the second instalment is for the Sistema program expansion for the 2023-24 school year.
|Pembina Hills Arts Council, Morden., |
The PHAC began in 1988. It facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for Morden and surrounding communities by providing an environment which stimulates artistic expression and awareness through education, programming, and provision of administrative support. The catchment area includes over 20,000 people. This grant helps towards the purchase of banners, vinyl decals and IKEA shelving.
|Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg|
Manitoba Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and share Manitoba's history, culture, and natural world, and to inspire discovery and understanding of Manitoba. It is the province's largest heritage center, unique in its combined human and natural history themes, & multidimensional interpretation etc. This grant helps towards the new exhibit, Cougars in Manitoba, for the Upper Parklands Gallery. This exhibit will include a cougar mount in walking pose, and an articulated skeleton mount of the specimen that will mirror the walking pose of the life-like mount.
|Manitoba Opera, Winnipeg, |
MO has been a key part of our province's rich cultural landscape changing people's lives through the glory of opera. They are a voice in the local arts and culture sector, striving to deliver outstanding patron experience through artistic, educational, and community engagement programming. This grant helps towards the production of a Metis opera Li Keur: Riel's Heat of the North.
|Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, |
WJO is Canada's first community-based, non-profit professional jazz orchestra. Their mission is the development of big band jazz through performing, recording, composition, education, and community building by means of outreach, inclusion, and collaboration. This grant helps towards the purchase of equipment to assist with professional performing and recording.
|Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg,|
RMTC annually produces 10 plays on 2 stages, as well as a play for a regional tour of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, a wide range of youth programming and 2 annual festivals. This grant helps towards the 2024 regional tour of Manitoba
|Take Pride Winnipeg|
TPW's mission is to inspire community pride, raise public awareness and promote citizen responsibility in making the city of Winnipeg clean and beautiful. This grant helps towards installing a permanent sign projection in the East side of Winnipeg's Exchange District.
|Winkler Arts and Culture Centre Inc., |
WACC's mission is to provide opportunities to share art in various forms while celebrating the culture that brings art alive. The center hosts exhibit, offers classes, and workshops, and operates a gift shop. This grant helps towards hiring a part time program coordinator to expand their programs.
|Winnipeg Folk Festival., |
WFF has become one of the trademark cultural experiences of the summer in Manitoba. Each year people experience over 70 artists, across 9 stages, in the beautiful outdoor setting of Birds Hill Provincial Park. The festival rides itself on being able to appeal to a wide audience with activities and entertainment for people of all ages. This grant helps towards a Guest for a Day program. This program is a community outreach initiative that provides the opportunity for 500 participants to attend the festival for free.
|*Manitoba Conservancy of Music and Arts Inc., Winnipeg|
MCMA was founded by local musicians as a grassroots level music school in 1984 delivering individual instruction. Since then, it has evolved into a multi-faceted, innovative arts organization that offers workshops, group classes, music therapy and wellness sessions, music appreciation, live performances and a thriving outreach program which enhances the lives of the participants. This grant helps towards the 2023-2024 Music Equals program.
|*Winnipeg Jewish Theatre|
WJT's its purpose is to present and promote Jewish theatre for the public. It is the longest running Theatre in Canada and the only professional theatre in Canada that regularly commissions and develops new Jewish Canadian works. This grant helps towards the Canadian premiere of "Address Unknown" by Katherine Kressmann Taylor.
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.
|Menno Home for the Aged Inc., Grunthal|
Grunthal Menno Home for the Aged is a non profit senior's home run by volunteers. They provide housing for low-income seniors and people with special needs. This grant helps towards the construction of a sunroom for their senior's hom
|Glenboro South Cypress Oakland Wawanesa Handi-Transit. |
This handi-transit is jointly operated between the Glenboro South Cypress and Oakland Wawanesa municipalities. The RHA also utilizes the service for various patient transfers and equipment returns on a regular basis. Personal care homes and hospitals in the area frequently utilize their services to attend appointments locally. This grant helps towards the purchase of a new handi-van.
|Tabor Homes Inc. Morden, |
TH operates as a 100-bed facility which opened in 2017. They provide 24-hour nursing care, personal care, nutritional services, housekeeping, laundry, recreation, and spiritual care. They strive to provide holistic care for each resident. They serve the Southern Health Region. This grant helps towards the construction of an accessible pathway around the home that will connect each of their five outdoor courtyards.
|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.
|The Service Battalion Senate, Inc., Winnipeg|
TSBSI provides support and guidance for the Combat Service Support Museum, some financial support for the Winnipeg Grenadiers Cadet Corps and donations to military-related causes or organizations. This grant assists with the research and development of a short documentary about Camp Hughes.
|The Vintage Locomotive Society Inc. Winnipeg|
VLS operates the Prairie Dog Central Railway. This is a 1900 era vintage steam train pulled by an 1882 steam locomotive with 5 coaches. It has operated for 52 years and annually carries over 12,000 people (Manitobans and tourists) to Grosse Isle, Manitoba. Our grant helps towards the refurbishment of the former CN Emerson station which was acquired from the province in 2012 and moved to Grosse Isle.
|Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Inc., Winnipeg|
RAMWCI 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 implement a cloud-based collections management database that includes a public user facing platfor
|Paroissee Saint Joachim de La Broquerie, |
PSJB serves the RM of La Broquerie, an area of 7,000 people as well as residents of St. Labre and Woodridge, Manitoba. It is a designated French language parish. The Parish church was built in 1901 and was designated as a Municipal Designated heritage building in 2000. This grant helps to replace the rope and pulley system to ring the bell on the church and includes installing LED lights to illuminate the steeple at night and make it visible from a distance.
|Societe historique de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, |
SHSB is a community archives facility whose mission is to acquire, preserve and promote the francophone and Metis heritage of Western Canada, with a particular focus on Manitoba. The SHSB operates the Centre du patimoine, a well-equipped state-of-the-art archival facility with over 730 archival fonds dating from the early Red River Settlement era up to present day, all documenting the francophone and Metis experience of the West. This grant helps towards an archival project which aims to inventory, identify, and prioritize sharing of indigenous language materials, as well as to support efforts in language revitalization and cultural reclamation
|St. Boniface Museum, Winnipeg, |
SBM's purpose is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret a collection of artifacts relating to Western Canada's French-Canadian and Metis heritage. The Museum's operations are in the former Grey Nuns' Convent, the oldest building in Winnipeg, and one of the largest oak log structures in North America. This grant helps towards extensive repairs to the structure's historic wooden character-defining elemen
HW is a charitable organization mandated for the conversation of Winnipeg's built heritage. They advocate for the protection, and reuse of heritage properties, along with education, and public service / information provided free of charge. This grant helps towards the publication of their "Winnipeg 150 book" for the 150th anniversary of the city.
|Post Road Heritage Group Inc., Emerson, |
PRHG has managed the historic Fort Dufferin site since 1993 on behalf of the Province of Manitoba, its official owner. This is a 38-acre parcel of land located on the west bank of the Red River 3 km north of Emerson. This area is of importance to the history of Manitoba and western Canada. This grant helps towards Phase II of their project which includes completion of construction of the Officer's Mess Kitchen, including some interior and exterior work, in addition to landscapin
|Corp. du site Historique Monseigneur - Tache, Ste. Genevieve, |
CDSHM in the heart of Ste.-Genevieve, features a 105-year-old wooden Historic Church (which dominates the Main Street) and the equally old Museum, a vintage storage building and local cemetery. It is the Tache Municipality's only designated historic site. This grant helps towards the restoration of the church's stained-glass windows
|Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, Winnipeg|
MMHS's focus is to promote research of the Mennonite experience, to search out and encourage preservation of historical sites and cemeteries and to establish cairns, markers, and other monuments, to organize public lectures for schools and other organizations and to collect, preserve and exhibit articles and documents of historical value with various Mennonite archives and museums. This grant helps towards creating a 45 minute documentary about the immigration of Mennonites between 1874 and 1880
|Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin |
MAM was incorporated in 1953 with a mission to immerse visitors in rural Manitoba's past, providing context to the present and future of agriculture in Manitoba through collecting, preserving, interpreting and demonstrating Manitoba's agricultural heritage. This grant helps towards installing a protective roof over the Tree Planting Railcar.
|*Circles for Reconciliation Inc. , Winnipeg|
CFR is a grassroots project that seeks to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. The goal is to create new relationships that are based on "mutual recognition, mutual respect, sharing and mutual responsibility". This grant helps towards the National Indigenous People's Day Community Barbeque taken place in the North End of Winnipeg.