Participant in the WRENCH's Bike Bazaar, 2016

Recent Grants

One-Time Community Grants

January 2019 Grants

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

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Organization Description Amount
Artists in Healthcare Manitoba Expansion of the music program in collaboration with Manitoba Chamber Orchestra $25,000
Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals Annual Provincial Music and Arts Festival $5,000
Camerata Nova Operating support for the Executive Director position $22,500
Canada's National History Society Advancing knowledge and dialogue around Indigenous histories $48,000
Canzona 30th Anniversary Gala $7,500
Cathedral of Sts Vladimir and Olga Repairs to the Cathedral Hall $10,000
CFMTA Trust Centenary gala concert and book publication $9,600
Chai Folk Arts Council Costumes, props and Winnipeg performances for Rusalka Ukrainian Dance's tour of Ukraine and Israel $20,000
Contemporary Verse 2 Emergence Project featuring expanded CV2 issue, gala launch and workshops $10,000
Dancer Transition Resource Centre Dancer Transition Resource Centre's Winnipeg-based programs $6,000
Gimli Film Festival Accessibility & Inclusion Project for the 2019 festival $20,000
Graffiti Arts Programming Wall-to-Wall Mentorship PT2 Program $70,000
Hoosli Ukrainian Folk Ensemble 50th anniversary celebrations $20,000
Le Comité Du Monument Georges-Forest Monument to Georges Forest $10,000
Manito Ahbee Festival Indigenous Music Conference component of the festival $25,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Expansion of the education and outreach programs $15,000
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Public programming re-establishment project $17,000
Manitoba Library Association Costs of co-location with the Association for Manitoba Archives $17,340
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Furniture, equipment and lighting upgrades $20,000
Mennonite Heritage Village (Canada) Roof repairs and replacement $20,000
NAfro Dance Productions Moving Inspirations Dance Festival in November 2019 $10,000
National Screen Institute - Canada Business for Indigenous Producers pilot program $30,000
The Nellie McClung Foundation Women's Faces and Places - Winnipeg walking tour guide project $7,500
Ogniwo Polish Museum Society Electrical system upgrades to LED lights $8,541
Oleg and Friends Concert of chamber music by Schumann, Milhaud, Schostakovich, and klezmer music $2,000
Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts Development of lectures and studio visits for a year $6,000
Polycoro “Provocation” concert in March 2019 $3,000
Prairie Fire Press Computers, equipment and website redevelopment $10,000
Rosamunde Summer Music Academy 2019 summer program and festival $3,500
St. Norbert Immersion Advisory Council Modular stage $5,000
Theatre by the River “Hours That Remain” 2019 production $15,000
Theatre by the River Winnipeg Independent Theatre's collaborative strategic planning process $15,000
The West End Cultural Centre Lighting, sound system and chairs upgrades $30,000
Winnipeg Boys' Choir Choral risers $5,000
Winnipeg International Writers' Festival Manitoba Book Awards project coordinator and supports $15,500
The Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society Heritage preservation project on the Manitoba Provincial Police $5,000
Winnipeg School Division Children of Earth High School's After School Music Program over two years $19,575
Winnipeg Studio Theatre “Pippin” production and a series of training seminars and masterclasses $5,000
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Manager for the Sistema Winnipeg Program $75,000
Winnipeg Youth Chorus “Suessical the Musical” production $10,000
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Masterclass program $3,000
Women of Note 25th anniversary events $9,000

Children, Youth and Families

Organization Description Amount
1JustCity Furnishings and equipment of 1Just City at Augustine Centre $50,000
Carpathia Children's Centre Kitchen renovations and a water filtration system $15,178
Change Weavers Consulting Roof repairs $20,000
Children's Aid Foundation of Canada Ignite Spark in Winnipeg for over two years $50,000
Earl Grey Childrens Centre Four portable air conditioning units $2,260
Hindu Society of Manitoba Seniors Wellbeing Drop-in Program $25,000
Hospitality House Refugee Ministry Renovations and moving costs for Hospitality House's new location $20,000
Inner City Youth Alive Main floor renovation for the drop-in program $30,000
Inspire Community Outreach In-home parental support and coaching $15,000
The John Howard Society of Manitoba Second year of the Beyond Bars Service Dog Program $45,000
Kidi-Garden Day Nurseries Equipment and furnishings $15,000
Learning and Growing Daycare Outdoor play space $5,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Newcomer hub for Yazidi refugees in Pembina Trails School Division $88,888
The Open Access Resource Centre Additional six Speech-Language Pathologist positions $60,000
Pan Am Place Pan Am Place night staff and food for its tenants $45,000
Red Rock Bible Camp Walk-in refrigerator upgrade $28,532
Society for Manitobans With Disabilities Foundation Additional salary and other related costs for the Ethno-Cultural Program $10,000
St. Benedict's Foundation Website redevelopment $10,000
St. Andrew's River Heights United Church Professional engineering assessment of the building $10,000
Trinity United Church Replacement and installation of the shingled roof $20,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Carpet replacement at the UWSA Daycare $20,000
West Central Community Program Expanding afterschool programming at Greenway School $40,000
Westminster Housing Society Common amenities for Bannatyne Avenue location $15,000
Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Fixtures and equipment for new ReStore at Inkster Boulevard location $24,000
Woman Healing for Change, Manitoba Equipment and furnishings Little Stars Playhouse $50,000

Environment and Animal Welfare

Organization Description Amount
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Operations Manager position $45,175
Manitoba Naturalist Society Bridging Gap program $15,000
Red River Basin Commission Restoration of the Netley-Libau marsh $20,000
Save Our Seine River Environment Seine River greenspaces enhancement project $45,000
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre Equipment, appliances and furniture for the Wildlife Hospital and Education Centre $30,000

Health, Wellness and Recreation

Organization Description Amount
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults This Full House Program $35,000
Arthritis Society, Prairie Region-Manitoba/Nunavut Camp experience for children living with arthritis $10,000
Canadian Paraplegic Association - Manitoba Division (Spinal Cord Injury Manitoba) Purchase and installation of new flooring $8,050
Central Speech and Hearing Clinic Cochlear implants for the Equipment Loaner Program $35,000
Centre De Renouveau Aulneau Renewal Centre Intake/Social Worker position $40,000
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Play space for youth in the inpatient mental health locked unit $30,500
Clubhouse of Winnipeg Full time Mobile Outreach Service staff person $49,560
House of Hesed (Manitoba) Carpet replacement at the home $5,184
Knox United Church Newcomer winter and summer program $30,000
The Manitoba Association for Childbirth and Family Education Marketing and advertising $5,000
Manitoba Chapter of The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Adjusting to Hearing Loss Instructor Training and Mentoring project $7,500
Manitoba Hospice Foundation Database management software $2,600
March of Dimes Canada The 2019 Manitoba Aphasia Camp $10,000
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba IT hardware and software systems upgrades $15,000
Muscular Dystrophy Canada Family retreats $10,000
Navy League of Canada, J.R.K. Millen Branch Year-end team building weekend camp at Camp Manitou $6,000
Osteoporosis Canada Community Engagement Coordinator's volunteer campaign for Winnipeg $15,000
Right to Play International PLAY (Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth) in the Manitoba Indigenous communities of St. Theresa Point and Duck Bay $85,000
Royal Life Saving Society Canada - Manitoba Branch Producuction of live streaming and pre-recorded videos $7,000
Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation Redesign and development of a Reconciliation Garden $30,000
The Seven Oaks School Division Better Access to Grocery Program at the Seven Oaks Resource Network $10,000
The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Part-time Executive Director for one year $30,000
University of Manitoba Data analysis of the 2015-16 sexual assault cases reported to Winnipeg Police $20,000
University of Manitoba Manitoba Medical Service Foundation's research projects for 2019 $25,000
Victoria's Quilts Canada Quilts for cancer patients in Winnipeg $4,000
Visions of Independence Optimization project coordinator $30,000
Winnipeg School Division Phase one of a community park adjacent to David Livingstone School $50,000

Literacy, Education and Employment

Organization Description Amount
Anishnabe Mikinack Kinamakamik Building classrooms $100,000
Book Clubs for Inmates Books for the two Stony Mountain Institution book clubs $5,000
Canada Learning Code Winnipeg Code Mobile program $15,000
Centre for Christian Studies Canada Exterior renovations $6,000
The Dollywood Foundation of Canada Final year of the Imagination Library program in Winnipeg $10,000
Edge Skills Centre Computer and cultural adaptation instructor $51,317
Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education Human rights activities for Winnipeg youth $20,000
Facing History and Ourselves Three-day seminar for Winnipeg teachers $15,000
Grace Community Church Winnipeg Adult literacy programming at Westgrove Learning Centre $25,000
The Momentum Centre Building purchase $40,000
Osborne Village Resource Centre Software and server upgrades $13,470
Prince's Trust Canada Scale up of 'Get Into' Employment Program for youth $30,000
Red River College Closed captioning of educational resources $25,000
SPLASH Child Care Equipment and supplies at a new child care space at Augustine Centre $65,000
Start2Finish Canada Ryerson School Running and Reading Club in collaboration with Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg $10,000
Westland Foundation Computers, software and furniture $10,000
Winnipeg School Division Adult Education Centre student conference $5,000
Work & Social Opportunities (WASO) Employment Services program staff $45,000
The WRENCH Administrative assistant $21,000

Major Capital & Multi-Year Community Grants

September 2018 Grants

For details about the Multi-Year Community Grants approved in September, click on Programming or Capacity Building below or download Recent Multi-Year Community Grants (September 2018) [PDF].

November 2018 Grants

For details about the Major Capital Community Grants approved in November, click on Major Capital below or download Recent Major Capital Community Grants (November 2018) [PDF].

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

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

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 2018

Organization Amount
AboutFace Craniofacial Family Society $4,000
B'Nai B'Rith Jewish Community Camp Inc $7,500
Boys And Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. $7,500
Boys And Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. $3,000
Bright Future Day Care Inc. $3,500
Brooklands Day Care Centre Incorporated $5,000
Calvary Temple Winnipeg Inc. $7,500
Camp Massad Of Manitoba $7,500
Camp Quality Canada $7,500
Can You Imagine Day Care Centre Inc. $2,500
Canadian Diabetes Association $7,500
Canterbury Park Day Care Inc $2,000
Carpathia Children'S Centre Inc. $5,000
Catholic School Of Evangelisation, Inc $4,000
Central Corydon Community Centre Inc. $3,000
Children's Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. $10,000
Christian Reformed Church In North America - Canada Corporation $5,000
Circle of Hearts Family Support Network $7,500
Crestview School Children's Centre Inc. $2,000
Dakota Ojibway Child And Family Services Inc. $5,000
Dawn & Dusk Before and After School Program $4,000
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated $7,500
Earl Grey Childrens Centre Inc. $3,500
Epiphany Children's Centre Inc. $3,500
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church In Winnipeg Inc. $2,000
Family Dynamics Inc. $7,500
Freight House Early Learning and Care Inc. $3,000
Frontier College $7,500
Garden Grove Child Care Program Inc. $4,000
Girl Guides Of Canada Manitoba Council $5,000
Heritage Park Children's Programs Inc. $5,000
Horse Connection Inc./Urban Stable (The Horse Connection Inc.) $2,125
Immigrant And Refugee Community Organization of MB $6,000
Inkster Community Child Care Inc. $3,500
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc $7,500
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Of Canada $7,500
James Child Care Inc. $2,500
Kings Park Day Care Centre Inc. $4,000
Knowles Centre Inc. $5,000
Lake Winnipeg Mission Camp Society (Camp Arnes) $7,500
Lubavitch Centre $7,500
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Inc. $7,500
Macdonald Youth Services $1,000
Manitoba Camping Association Inc $10,000
Manitoba Islamic Association Inc. $4,000
Mary Kardash Child Care Centre Inc. $3,500
Morrow Avenue Day Care Inc. $3,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. $7,500
Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre Inc. $5,000
Niigaanaki Day Care Centre, Inc. $3,000
On The Move Incorporated $3,000
Radisson School Before And After Program, Inc. $2,500
Rainbow Stage (1993) Inc. $5,000
Robertson Early Enrichment Program Inc. $3,000
Rock Lake United Church Camp Inc. $7,500
Rossbrook House Inc. $7,500
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc. $5,000
Seven Oaks School Division $3,000
Sistars Community Economic Development Co-Op Inc. $3,000
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Foundation Inc. $7,500
SPLASH Child Care Inc. $7,500
St. Boniface Garderie De Bambins Incorporated $2,500
St. Matthews Kids Korner Inc. $2,500
St. Thomas Church $1,000
Stanley Knowles Children's Centre, Inc. $4,000
Stars Of Promise Inc. $2,500
True North Youth Foundation Inc. $5,000
University of Manitoba $7,500
University of Winnipeg Foundation $5,000
University of Winnipeg Foundation $5,000
Victor Play Centre, Inc $3,000
Victoria Albert Day Care Inc. $3,500
Voyageur In School Program Inc. $3,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. $5,000
West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc. $10,000
West Central Community Program Incorporated $2,500
Westgrove Children's Centre Incorporated $3,500
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport And Recreation Association Inc. $7,500
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre Of Winnipeg Inc $7,500
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg $7,500
Youth For Christ (Winnipeg) Incorporated $5,000
Total - $404,125

Literacy for Life Grants

October 2018

Organization Location Description Amount
Canadian Muslim Women's Institute / L'institut De Femmes Canadiennes Musalmanes Winnipeg Mother and Child Literacy Program and Wiggle Giggle Munch $4,000
Flin Flon Library Board Flin Flon Tales for Tots Story Hour $4,000
Grace Community Church Winnipeg Winnipeg Westgrove Learning Centre Child Minding Program $4,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Winnipeg Family literacy programming at Hastings Family Centre $1,250
Pine Creek School Division Gladstone Austin Preschool Connections parent child literacy programs $4,000
ROK Central Portage la Prairie Pre School Buddies $4,000
School District of Mystery Lake 2355 Thompson Family Literacy Night at Wapanohk Community School $4,000
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Winnipeg READ - Residents for Reading $4,000
The Seven Oaks School Division Winnipeg Storytime Program at Dial-a-Life Housing Complex $3,995
Western School Division No 47 Morden Family literacy programs at Morden Parent Child Resource Centre $4,000

Professional Development Grants

October - December 2018

Organization Description Amount
Art City Inc. Attendance to Senate 150 Medal ceremony for 1 staff $741
Mediation Services: A Community Resource For Conflict Resolution Inc Attendance to National Restorative Justice Symposium for 3 staff $1,500
Youth For Christ (Winnipeg) Incorporated Attendance to Mental Health First Aid course for 4 staff and volunteers $1,050

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