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Recent Grants

One-Time Community Grants

May 2019 Grants

For details about the One-Time Community Grants approved in May, click on the Cause areas below or download Recent One-Time Community Grants (May 2019) [PDF].

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Organization Description Amount
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated Indigenous Day Live 2019 $15,000
Bishop Grandin Greenway Inc. Commemorative circle $15,000
Canadian Institute for The Study of Antisemitism Exhibit and art show encouraging peace and reconciliation between Arabs and Jews $16,000
Canadian Network for Arts and Learning Foundation International conference on arts and learning $20,000
Cercle Moliere Inc. Highest priority needs $20,000
Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated Dapper Dandies and Delightful Dames exhibit $5,800
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. Programming to support the 1919 General Strike exhibit $5,500
Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Exhibit on the history of the YMHA and Rady JCC $5,000
Manitoba Association of Playwrights Inc. Dramaturgical and Project Co-ordinator $11,950
Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc. Computer software, hardware and workstations upgrades $15,000
Manitoba Opera Association Inc. Matching funds for the debt reduction campaign $40,000
Manitoba Transit Heritage Association Inc Community outreach project $20,000
Manitoba Underground Opera Inc. 2019 Manitoba Underground Opera festival $12,500
Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School Inc. Indigenous arts integration credit program $15,000
National Trust for Canada Indigenous Heritage forum $10,000
Pembina Trails Voices CD of choral music by Manitoba artists for the province's 150th anniversary $5,000
Prairie Theatre Exchange Inc. The Third Colour production $15,000
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Regimental Foundation Monument in Vimy Ridge Park $20,000
The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts Incorporated Music Equals project $10,000
Transcona Historical Museum Inc. Restoration and preservation of CN 2747 steam engine artifact $20,000
Video Pool Inc New projection wall, sound absorption panels installation and tables and chairs $15,000
Winnipeg International Children's Festival Inc. Outreach coordinator $25,000
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Inc Integration of Sistema Winnipeg students into Winnipeg Youth Orchestra $11,000
Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg McLellan Competition for Solo Performance 2020 $7,000

Children, Youth and Families

Organization Description Amount
Clan Mothers Turtle Lodge Inc. Clan Mother's Healing Village and Knowledge Centre $35,000
Block Parents of Winnipeg Inc. Replacing equipments such as mascot costume and tents $7,000
Boys And Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. Year 4 of the Youth Agencies Alliance evaluation and impact project $43,370
Canadian Centre on Disability Studies Incorporated Phase III of the Emergency Card Project $30,000
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. Tree of Life Programming $15,000
Canadian Muslim Women's Institute Inc. Year 2 of the Coalition of Cultural Communities $38,500
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated Upgrades at three sites $30,000
Epiphany Children's Centre Inc. Kitchen renovations $6,500
Epiphany Lutheran Church Inc. Flooring replacement in community space $15,000
Equipping Christian Workers Society Camping and outdoor education programming $25,000
Ethio-Canadian Dancers Group Inc. (Ethio-Canadian Cultural Academy Inc.) Newcomer youth mentorship project $12,000
Graffiti Arts Programming Inc. Community engagement project $45,000
Hands Of Hope Inc. Purchasing a delivery van $30,000
Hope Centre Ministries Inc. Developing a strategic fund development plan $12,000
Horizons Children's Centre Inc. Exterior rennovation ( lighting, walkway) of the Hampton Location $20,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc Director of Finance position $30,000
Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc. Immigrant settlement facilitator $47,362
Inkster Community Child Care Inc. Purchasing new equipment and interior painting $15,000
Innovative Life Options Inc. Community Navigator project $30,000
John Black Memorial United Church Repairs and upgrading steam heat boiler system $25,000
Jubilee Mennonite Church Interior finishing for multi-purpose building $14,258
Kings Park Day Care Centre Inc. Changing interior lights $15,000
Knowles Centre Inc. Replacing exhaust vent $40,075
Local Investment Toward Employment (L.I.T.E.) Inc. LITE box coordinator $25,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Inc. Updating security camera and alarm/sensors systems at eight sites $66,686
Machray Day Nursery Inc. Removing and replacing asbestos flooring tiles $15,000
Manitoba Children's Museum Inc. CCTV system upgrades $25,000
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults And Families Inc. Barrier Free Manitoba's efforts to fully implement Accessibility for Manitobans Act $35,000
North End Women's Centre Inc. Director of Programming and capital project planning $100,000
O.K. Before and After School Child Care Centres Inc. Nutritional snack program $5,600
On The Move Incorporated New mud kitchen, play huts, small shrubs or bushes and splash zone $10,000
Riverview-Ashland Child Care Centre Inc Window replacement $20,000
SEED Winnipeg Inc. External consultants and Elders to build SEED's capacity in Truth and Reconciliation $25,000
Sister MacNamara Day Care New moveable accordion walls $7,263
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Incorporated Promoting Inclusion and Resilience through Human Rights Education collaboration with Amnesty International, Canadian Muslim Women's Institute, Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties, and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg $50,000
South Winnipeg Kinderschule Inc Strategic plan $5,400
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc Community engagement and connection in Central Neighbourhoods $25,000
St. Boniface Garderie De Bambins Incorporated Adaptive toys, equipment and devices $6,500
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Parish Restoring the front plaza and providing accessibility access $15,000
Stanley Knowles Pre-School Center Inc Replacing sod on the playground hill with synthetic grass $8,565
Tetra Society of North America Creating Winnipeg chapter $3,400
The Joy Smith Foundation Inc. Human trafficking education program for grades five to seven $28,500
The Robb Nash Project Inc. Indigenous Youth Gathering project $20,000
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada Educational handbooks for 2019 National Conference $3,415
United Way of Winnipeg Early Childhood Engagement project $81,000
University of Manitoba Circles for Reconciliation's Winnipeg programming $20,000
Victor Play Centre, Inc Fire alarm system replacement $5,000
Westgrove Children's Centre Incorporated Upgrades to the Centre's computers, furniture, toys and walkie talkies $20,000
Westworth United Church Partial roof shingles replacement $35,000
Winnipeg Central Park Women's Resource Centre Inc. Central Park Summer Market in collaboration with Knox Centre, Central Neighbourhood Association, West End Biz and Rainbow Community Garden $10,000
Wolseley Family Place Inc. New Realities Project and relocation costs $70,000
Young United Church Flooring replacement in Crossways in Common $35,000

Environment and Animal Welfare

Organization Description Amount
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc. Development of interpretive vignettes $8,700
IISD Experimental Lakes Area Inc. Interactive Climate Change Packages program $35,000
International Institute for Sustainable Development Floating Treatment Wetlands pilot project $20,000
Manitoba Naturalists Society Incorporated Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program collaboration with Bird Studies Canada (Manitoba Office) and Nature Canada $10,000

Health, Wellness and Recreation

Organization Description Amount
Badminton Canada Four summer and winter badminton camps $7,500
Bethania Mennonite Memorial Foundation Concrete sidewalk repair $20,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. Aberdeen club $21,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. Feasibility study and pilot project focused on wilderness canoe trips for Indigenous youth in care $35,000
Camp Massad of Manitoba Swimming pool, fence and landscaping, $25,000
Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons Indigenous healing room at Children's Hospital $25,000
Den 205 Inc. Installing accessibility access $10,000
Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine / École Précieux-Sang PAC School yard renewal at École Précieux-Sang $10,000
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre Inc. Reception furniture $7,250
Heart And Stroke Foundation of Canada Heartsmart Kids program $50,000
Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc. Updating legal resources in Cree, Ojibwe, Dene, Dakota and Ojibwe-Cree $65,000
L'Arche Winnipeg Inc New van $35,000
Lutheran Urban Ministry Corporation Facilitated sharing circles $7,000
Manitoba Blind Sports Association Self-defence training and personal empowerment for blind and vision impaired $7,600
Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Sports Association Incorporated Para-swim and para-boccia programs for people with Cerebral Palsy $10,600
Manitoba Recreational Trails Association Inc. Pathways to Reconciliation collaboration with Winnipeg Trails Association $35,000
Manitoba Swimability Inc. Winnipeg Program Expansion project $4,000
Search And Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada Vehicle for base command and equipment trailer $30,000
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre Inc. Engagement and capacity building collaboration project between St James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre and Manitoba Association of Senior Centres $40,000
St. Raphael Wellness Centre Inc. Continuing Recovery Program for Mothers and Expectant Mothers Project $50,000
Teen Challenge of Central Canada Inc Upgrading security camera system $8,000
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba - Islendingadagurinn Annual Ten Mile Road Race event $5,000
The Manitoba Hindu Seniors Inc. Meet, Eat and Greet events $9,000
True Sport Foundation Multi-sport program for newcomer youth and their families $32,000
Union Gospel Mission Kitchen equipment repair and electrical panel upgrades $40,000
University of Manitoba Study on homesharing, in collaboration with A&O Support Services for Older Adults $30,000
Winnipeg School Division Accessible play structure at Clifton School $25,000

Literacy, Education and Employment

Organization Description Amount
Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (CAHRD) Healthy living program $85,000
Empowering Indigenous Youth In Governance and Leadership (Eiygl) Language of our Ancestors $50,000
Frontier College TRC summer literacy camp collaboration with CEDA $25,000
Gonzaga Middle School of Winnipeg Inc. New boiler $50,000
Jump Math Winnipeg outreach coordinator $25,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Nelson McIntyre Collegiate cafeteria redevelopment $44,200
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre Inc. Read Every Day in Every Way collaboration with Families Forward $78,289
Teen Stop Jeunesse Inc. Employment and Education Pilot Project $60,000
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network Sector-wide capacity building activities, over three years $75,000
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division Summer library pilot program $21,445
Volunteer Manitoba Inc. Staff subsidies for Leadership Winnipeg program, over three years $5,500
Volunteer Manitoba Inc. Sector-wide capacity building activities, over three years $82,865
Winnipeg School Division Outdoor classroom and garden at Mulvey School $12,000

Major Capital & Multi-Year Community Grants

2018 Multi-Year Community Grants - Programming

Three-year funding approved in September 2018.

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
Chai Immigrant Centre Friday night Chai men and women $30,000 $10,000/year
North End Community Renewal Tenant Landlord Cooperation Program $90,000 $30,000/year
North Point Douglas Women's Centre Safety program $120,000 $40,000/year
Rotary Leader Circle Youth Leadership (RLC Youth Leadership) Youth Leadership Circle $60,000 $20,000/year


Organization Description Amount

Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network

Parenting support programs $60,000 $20,000/year


Organization Description Amount
West Broadway Development Good Food Club - Across Communities Project $72,000 $24,000/year

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Manitoba Arts Network Winnipeg Concerts in Care program $22,500 $7,500/year
Theatre Projects Manitoba Programming support $45,000 $15,000/year
WNDX WNDX Festival of Moving Image $30,000 $10,000/year


Organization Description Amount
MacKinnon's Y-Not? Anti-Poverty Program MaKinnon's Y-Not? Anti-Poverty Program $45,000 $15,000/year
Winnipeg Optimal Health Early Years Sports Club Summer programing for children and youth with Autism $45,000 $15,000/year

2018 Multi-Year Community Grants - Capacity Building

Three-year funding approved in September 2018.

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
Jewish Child and Family Service Administrative Assistant $120,000 $40,000/year
Snowflake Place for Children and Youth Community Engagement Coordinator $150,000 $50,000/year
The West Central Women's Resource Centre Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator $150,000 $50,000/year
Volunteer Manitoba Program Assistant $105,000 $35,000/year
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Administrative Coordinator $150,000 $50,000/year


Organization Description Amount
CanU Canada Executive Director $150,000 $50,000/year
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties Events, Communications and Outreach Coordinator $105,000 $35,000/year
SSCOPE Executive Director $90,000 $30,000/year


Organization Description Amount
Dream Factory Foundation Administrative Assistant $105,000 $35,000/year
Parinkson Canada Administrative Coordinator $80,775 $26,925/year

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Artbeat Studio Executive Assistant $150,000 $50,000/year
Rainbow Stage (1993) Assistant Executive Director $142,800 $47,600/year
Spark Arts and Disability Network Manitoba Executive Director $30,000 $10,000/year
Winnipeg Film Group Operations Manager $150,000 $50,000/year
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre Assistant Producer $96,000 $32,000/year
Winnipeg Music Festival Administrative Assistant $90,000 $30,000/year

2018 Major Capital Community Grants

Approved in November 2018.

Organization Description Amount
Augustine United Church Oak Table component of the Augustine Centre transformation project $200,000
Canadian Mennonite University Outdoor Learning Commons of the Centre for Resilience $100,000
Klinic, Inc Renovations to expand and consolidate location $200,000
Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation Inc. Landscaping project $150,000
New Directions For Children, Youth, Adults And Families Inc. Independence Through Interdependence (ITI) Training Centre $100,000
Nor'West Co-Op Community Health Centre, Inc. Renovation of Alexander Resource Centre $100,000
North End Wellness Centre Inc. Renovation of common areas $145,000
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre Inc. Relocation to the St. James Civic Centre $250,000
The Salvation Army Winnipeg Booth Centre Renovation of kitchen and dining room $125,000

Other Grant Programs

Camp and Summer Program Grants

April 2019

Organization Amount
AboutFace Craniofacial Family Society $5,000
Accueil francophone $8,000
Action Centre Day Nursery Inc. $2,489
Art City Inc. $7,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. $3,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. $8,000
Bright Future Daycare $2,000
Brooklands Day Care Centre Incorporated $7,500
Calvary Temple Winnipeg Inc. $8,000
Camp Massad of Manitoba $8,000
Can You Imagine Day Care Centre Inc. $4,000
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Church of North America $5,000
Canadian Diabetes Associatiossociation Canadienne Du Diabète $8,000
Canterbury Park Day Care Inc $1,075
Carpathia Children's Centre Inc. $5,000
Catholic School of Evangelisation, Inc $5,000
Children's Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. $10,000
Circle of Hearts Family Support Network $8,000
Communities Together for Children $7,000
Dawn & Dusk Before and After School Program $3,000
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated $8,000
Elmwood Community Resource Centre and Area Association Inc. $8,000
Emu School Age Centre Incorporated $1,500
Epiphany Children's Centre Inc. $3,500
Family Dynamics Inc. $8,000
Freight House Early Learning and Care Inc. $5,000
Frontier College/Collège Frontière $4,300
Garden Grove Child Care Program $8,000
Gimli Bible Camp $4,500
Girl Guides of Canada Manitoba Council $6,000
Gonzaga Middle School of Winnipeg Inc. $8,000
Heritage Park Children's Programs Inc. $8,000
Hope Centre Ministries Inc. $2,500
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc $7,000
Inkster Community Child Care Inc. $7,000
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc $5,500
Islamic Social Services Association $6,000
James Child Care Inc. $2,500
Kidi-Garden Day Nurseries Inc. $5,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre Inc. $4,000
Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp Inc. $4,500
Lake Winnipeg Mission Camp Society (Camp Arnes) $5,500
LPPI Daycare $2,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Inc. $8,000
Machray Day Nursery Inc. $8,000
Manitoba Camping Association Inc $10,000
Manitoba Islamic Association Inc. $8,000
Manitoba School Improvement Program Inc $7,500
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Inc. $8,000
Mary Kardash Child Care Centre Inc. $3,185
Marymound Inc. $8,000
Morrow Avenue Day Care Inc. $4,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. $3,000
Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre Inc. $7,500
Ness Baptist $1,500
Norwood Nursery School Inc. $1,500
On The Move Incorporated $5,000
Prairie Children's Centres $3,000
Radisson School Before and After Program, Inc. $5,000
Rainbow Stage (1993) Inc. $7,500
Razor Back Blasts Inc $1,500
River East Church $2,500
Robertson Early Enrichment Program Inc. $2,500
Rock Lake United Church Camp Inc. $5,000
Rossbrook House Inc. $8,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc. $5,000
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc. $8,000
Sistars Community Economic Development Co-Op Inc. $3,500
Society for Manitobans With Disabilities Foundation, Inc. $8,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc. $8,000
St Matthews Kids Korner Inc. $5,500
St. Boniface Garderie De Bambins Incorporated $3,000
Stanley Knowles Children's Centre, Inc. $5,000
The Christian Reformed Church in North America - Canada Corporation $8,000
The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple Corps $5,500
The Salvation Army Weston Community $7,174
The Seven Oaks School Division $3,000
The Seven Oaks School Division $7,500
The Seven Oaks School Division $4,500
The University of Winnipeg Foundation $7,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation $7,500
The WRENCH $7,000
University of Manitoba $8,000
Urban Stable (The Horse Connection Inc.) $2,375
Victor Play Centre, Inc $3,000
Victoria Albert Day Care Inc. $7,500
Voyageur in School Program Inc. $4,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. $8,000
West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc. $8,000
West Central Community Program Incorporated $3,107
Westgrove Children's Centre Incorporated $4,500
Westwood Community Child Care Inc. $2,500
Windsor Park Children's Care Centre Inc. $4,500
Wolseley Family Place Inc. $4,000
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre of Winnipeg Inc $8,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg (The Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association of Winnipeg Inc.) $8,000
Youth for Christ (Winnipeg) Incorporated $7,500

Literacy for Life Grants

June 2019

Organization Location Description Amount
Bookmates Inc. Winnipeg START WITH A BOOK! $3,916
Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Inc. Flin Flon Indigenous Family Literacy Project $4,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Winnipeg Learn, grow and share together at Frontenac School $2,000
Pine Creek School Division Gladstone Austin Preschool Connections $4,000
School District of Mystery Lake 2355 Thompson Family Literacy Night at Wahpanohk Community School $2,400
The Kelsey School Division No. 45 The Pas Family Cree Literacy Classes at Kelsey Community School $4,000
Winnipeg Inner City Missions of The Presbyterian Church In Canada Inc. Winnipeg Learning and Play Program $4,000
Winnipeg School Division Winnipeg Wiggle, Giggle & Munch at Tyndall Park Community School $4,000

Reconciliation Grants

January 2019

Organization Description Amount
Camerata Nova Captive, a concert featuring five Indigenous composers ($6,000 per year, over three years) $18,000
Cathedral Parish of St. John Healing Forest Winnipeg, a living memorial to Indigenous families affected by residential schools ($14,761 a year, over three years) $44,283
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources Multi-media strategy re: decision making among local chiefs, reeves and mayors ($49,450 per year, over two years) $98,900
Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services Collaborative project with Seven Oaks School Division regarding child welfare, delivered by Circles for Reconciliation ($34,390 per year, over two years) $68,780
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Common Ground: fostering understanding between new Canadians and Indigenous peoples ($49,405 a year, over two years) $98,810
Islamic Social Services Association Creating connections between Muslim and Indigenous organizations ($25,000 per year, over two years) $50,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk Youth-led reconciliation projects $100,000
Lake Winnipeg Foundation Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective ($25,000 per year, over three years) $75,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Dialogue and education for Indigenous, non-Indigenous and government representatives, in partnership with CUSO International ($33,300 a year over three years) $99,900
Manitoba Craft Council May the Land Remember: an exhibition focused on contemporary Indigenous beading practices ($12,500 per year, over two years) $25,000
Mentoring Artists For Women's Art Educational resources regarding the history of Indigenous women in Canada, told through contemporary artworks ($39,800 per year, over two years) $79,600
Rainbow Resource Centre Culturally relevant programming for Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBT2SQ+ people $55,662
Red Road Lodge Story Posts: an art, education, community outreach and knowledge sharing project created by Indigenous artists ($32,500 a year, over two years) $65,000
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre Culturally-oriented, land-based retreats for Indigenous parents working to reunite with their children ($33,333 per year, over three years) $100,000
Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Seven Sacred Teachings: reconciliation through storytelling ($25,000 per year, over two years) $50,000
The Seven Oaks School Division Blue Thunderbird Land-Based Teachings Learning Centre ($50,000 per year, over two years) $100,000
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Developing an Indigenous Orientation Toolkit for new Canadians and refugees ($23,250 per year, over two years) $46,500
Urban Circle Training Centre Intergenerational cultural teachings and ceremonies led by Elders ($50,000 a year, over two years) $100,000
Urban Shaman Sacred Sounds: an Indigenous languages revitalization initiative ($15,833 per year, over three years) $47,500
Westworth United Church Interfaith workshops on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action. $800

Walking Together Grants

Walking Together Grants support youth-led Truth and Reconciliation projects. To learn more, visit Walking Together Grants.

June 2019

Organization Description Amount
Gordon Bell High School Indigenous student mentorship program for Indigenous students $5,000
John Taylor Collegiate Monthly educational events for students on Indigenous Peoples and Truth and Reconciliation $6,000
Seven Oaks School Division (Indigenous Youth Gathering) Two-day Indigenous Youth Gathering in 2020 $7,825
Seven Oaks School Division (Conference for 2SLGBTQ youth) One-day conference for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) students and members of the 2SLGBTQ community (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) $2,300
Spence Neighborhood Association Bridging the Gap project bringing newcomer and Indigenous youth for outings focusing on Indigenous culture, traditions, and history $4,923
St. James Collegiate Workshops and outings to teach non-Indigenous students about Indigenous culture and support for Indigenous students to re-connect with their culture $5,800
  TOTAL $31,848