Grants Update

These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2013. At our coming year end, July 31, 2014,
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

LITE, Winnipeg
Local Investment Toward Employment is the method by which this agency assists marginalized people



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Portage Animal Welfare Society
A new Animal Adoption Centre is being built in Portage la Prairie.


DASCH, Inc., Winnipeg
Six group homes are being purchased and renovated to help mentally challenged adults enjoy a comfortable and dignified life.


Hearthstone Community Group, Selkirk
A new building and renovations have been partly funded with this award. Hearthstone uses the facility to provide services to developmentally delayed adults and students.


Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg
Salvation Army
Winnipeg Harvest
Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg
Siloam Mission, Winnipeg
Christmas Cheer Boards in rural Manitoba
Agencies that are helping the needy at Christmas time are traditionally supported by the Foundation.


Siloam Mission, Winnipeg
The main drop-in area of the mission has been renovated.


Canadian CED Network, Winnipeg
This grant will help the Network promote community economic development through its “Spark” project.


Canadian Red Cross
Disaster prepardness is being promoted by the Red Cross in the northern communities of The Pas, Thompson and Flin Flon.


Tides Canada Foundation
A funding collaborative has been established to promote food security in remote Manitoba communities.


Habitat for Humanity- Selkirk
Habitat for Humanity – Southeast
Each of these communities are building houses for the working poor.


Special Olympics
Developmentally disadvantaged young adults have particpated in the curling competition at the 2014 Manitoba Winter Games. This grant sponsored the event.


Town of Minitonas
Village of Cartwright
 Village of Glenboro
Village of Bruxelles
Community halls are the heartbeat of small towns.  Minitonas, Cartwright and Glenboro have renovated their halls.   Bruxelles has acquired new chairs.


Rotary Park, Thompson
Upgrades have been performed to Rotary Park to introduce more physical exercise.


Morden Area Foundation
The Foundation has invested in leasehold improvements in its office.


Westman Immigrant Services, Brandon
A Technology Centre has been developed to facilitate the settlement of immigrants.


Reaching E-Quality Employment Services, Winnipeg
REES, helps disabled people obtain employment.  This grant provided bus tickets to help clients attend various functions.


Pembina Valley Pregnancy Care Centre, Winkler
The Centre, which helps young people deal with sexuality and pregnancy, has acquired new premises which it is renovating.


L’Arche, Winnipeg
L’Arche’s Tova Cafe has hired a jobs coach to help faciliate the employment of people with developmental delays.


Tivoli Community Theatre, Pilot Mound
A new theatre is being constructed in Pilot Mound’s recreational complex.


West Region Child & Family Services, Erickson
Annually, aboriginal women from western Manitoba gather to discuss issues that inform their views of parenting and community life.


Spence Neighbourhood Association, Winnipeg
 The SNA operates a Skills Bank which engages local people.  Skills are acquired and shared while the neighbourhood is uplifted.


Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre
The Centre is a refuge for immigrant women.  Its Sewing Circle was funded with this award.


Winnipeg Centre Vineyard Church
The Vineyard operates Flatlanders Inn, a transitional residence for the homeless.


Community Foundations of Canada
The bi-annual Manitoba Regional Conference of the CFC will be held in Selkirk in 2014.


Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Winnipeg
The CCPA is a co-tenant in the Social Enterprise Centre in the North End.  Video Conferencing equipment was purchased to serve all the tenants.


Villa Rosa, Winnipeg
For over a century this agency has met the pre-and post-natal needs of young, single mothers.  Its residence has been improved with new windows and an alarm system.


Westminster Housing Society, Winnipeg
The WHS provides decent, affordable rental accommodation to people of limited means.  A courtyard at an apartment block has been re-designed.


Men are Part of the Solution, Thompson
This agency operates a transitional shelter for men in crisis.  Building code improvements have been performed.


Holy Names House of Peace, Winnipeg
Holy Names is a refuge for immigrant women that are trying to establish a life in Canada free from abuse and fear.  Renovations of the facility have been funded.


Elmwood Community Resource Centre, Winnipeg
The Centre offers educational and entertaining programs for youth and families.  Improvements have been made to its facility.


Cornerstone Enterprises, Gimli
Cornerstone provides a variety of services to enhance the quality of life of developmentally delayed adults in the Interlake.  Its main building has been renovated.


Riverdale Place Homes, Arborg
Several group homes for mentally handicapped adults are operated by Riverdale.  This grant helped to purchase a specialized bath tub for one.


North End Community Renewal Corporation, Winnipeg
The former Merchants Hotel on Selkirk Avenue is being renovated to provide housing and educational facilities.



East Beaches Regional Complex Foundation, Grand Marais
A new clinic is being developed in Grand Marais to respond to an under-serviced population on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.


Interlake Regional Health Authority
A Baby Talk Stroller Fitness Program seeks to stimulate babies while helping mothers to be fit and healthy.