GRANTS UPDATE

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.
$30,000
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.
$3,000
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.
$10,000
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.
$2,500
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.
$15,000
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.
$25,000
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.
$15,000
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".
$15,000
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.
$15,000
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
$4,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$50,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$50,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$12,000
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.
$20,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$7,500
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.
$10,000
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.
$10,000

Health

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.
$15,000
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.
$8,500
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.
$20,000
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.
$20,000
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.
$30,000
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.
$40,000
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.
$5,000
*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.
$15,000

Education

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.
$15,000
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.
$10,000

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.
$5,000
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".
$7,000
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.
$7,000
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.
$2,940

Heritage

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.
$7,500
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.
$5,000
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
$15,000
*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.
$7,500

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.
$2,500