Reconciliation Grants

Reconciliation Grants will help organizations work towards our shared goal of reconciliation in our community. The Winnipeg Foundation has committed $1 million to this initiative.

Reconciliation Grants is a one-time call for proposals developed in response to The Winnipeg Foundation’s Vital Signs® 2017, which identified reconciliation as one of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues. This special granting program is overseen by the Reconciliation Grants Advisory Committee.


Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Reconciliation Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)


Grants of up to $100,000, over up to three years, are available to charitable organizations for projects and programs that respond to one or more of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action [PDF] and relate to UNDRIP [PDF].

Reconciliation Grant Recipients

January 2019

Organization Description
Camerata Nova “Captive”, a concert by five Indigenous composers, including recording and outreach
Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services Collaboration with Seven Oaks School Division regarding child welfare, delivered by Circles for Reconciliation
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Common Ground: fostering understanding between new Canadians and Indigenous peoples
Islamic Social Services Association Creating connections between Muslim and Indigenous organizations
Ka Ni Kanichihk Projects led by Indigenous girls and two-spirit youth to bridge gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples
Lake Winnipeg Foundation Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective, and engaging staff and board on Indigenous perspectives and protocols
Ma Maw-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Dialogue and education for Indigenous, non-Indigenous and government representatives, in partnership with CUSO International
Manitoba Craft Council Art exhibition focused on contemporary Indigenous beading practices
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Educational resources on the history of Indigenous women artists in Canada
Rainbow Resource Centre Culturally-relevant programming for two-spirit and Indigenous LGBT2SQ+ people
Red Road Lodge Story Posts: an art, education, community outreach, and knowledge-sharing project by Indigenous artists
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre Culturally-oriented, land-based retreats for Indigenous parents working to reunite with their children
SarasvĂ ti Dramatic Theatre Productions Seven Sacred Teachings, a reconciliation through storytelling project
Seven Oaks School Division Blue Thunderbird Land-Based Teachings Learning Centre
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Indigenous Orientation Toolkit for new Canadians and refugees
The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources Multi-media sharing of reconciliation and decision-making among local chiefs, reeves and mayors
The Diocese of Rupert’s Land Healing Forest Winnipeg, a living memorial to Indigenous families affected by residential schools
Urban Circle Training Centre Inter-generational cultural teachings and ceremonies led by elders
Urban Shaman Sacred Sounds, an Indigenous languages revitalization initiative
Westworth United Church Interfaith workshops on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action

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