Participant in the WRENCH's Bike Bazaar, 2016

Recent Grants

One-Time Community Grants

September 2019 Grants

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

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Organization Description Amount
Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum of Canada Inc. Collections Manager to catalogue artifacts for future exhibits pertinent to the history of aquatic sports in Manitoba and Canada $40,000
Association of Manitoba Museums (1972) Inc. Collaboration with partners to develop a collection management system $29,000
Contemporary Dancers Inc. Professional artist fees for first show in 2019-2020 subscription series $20,000
Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society Winnipeg symposium featuring public art events, live podcast series, and seminars for emerging diverse writers $11,000
Friends of The Canadian Museum For Human Rights Inc. Restoring the Witness Blanket $50,000
Island Lakes Community School (ILCS) Parent Advisory Council (PAC) For School Leadership Phase two of schoolyard redevelopment $10,000
Italian Canadian League of Manitoba Inc. Planning and capacity building at the Centre $20,000
La Maison Gabrielle-Roy Inc. Exhibit on life and work of Gabrielle Roy $10,000
La Société Historique de Saint-Boniface Digitizing and preservation of audio recordings of Oblate fonds for public accessibility $15,000
Logberg-Heimskringla Incorporated Computer, screen and projector replacement, publishing, accounting and online purchasing software upgrades, and signage for new location $30,000
Lubavitch Centre Audio-visual upgrades $20,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Inc. Two interconnected concerts in March 2020 $15,000
Manitoba Choral Association Inc International adjudicators for ChoralFest 2019 $3,500
Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. Short-term operating and consulting $30,000
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Inc. Health and safety improvements, equipment repairs and purchase and general renovations $39,900
O. Koshetz Choir Inc. Collaborative concert event in December 2019 $3,000
The Intrepid Society Inc. Bronze maquette recognizing 21st century science discoveries at Winnipeg's Government House $12,000
Urban Shaman Inc. Artist talk series featuring Indigenous artists who combine contemporary visual art with traditional beading practices $18,500
Winnipeg Male Chorus Inc 60th anniversary commerative recording of choral music and distribution to personal care home residents $10,000
Winnipeg School Division Public art mosaic project at Gordon Bell High School $29,300

Children, Youth and Families

Organization Description Amount
Assiniboine Children's Centre Inc. Supplies, equipment and furniture for expansion of Winston Road location $30,000
City Church Winnipeg Inc. Fifteen-seater passenger van for Naomi House $40,000
Discovery Children's Centre Inc. Additions to natural play space $35,205
K.I.D.S. Kids in Day Care Are Super Inc. Natural play space at Ecole South Pointe location $10,000
Living Word Temple Tables and chairs, eavestroughs and downspouts replacement, and kitchen floor renovation $12,440
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) Planting the Seeds of Reconciliation Project $26,087
Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters, Inc. Training for frontline worker $15,000
Maples DayCare Inc. Playground resurfacing $14,545
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Annual Commemorative Service in August 2020 $1,500
North End Community Renewal Corporation Collaboration with Merchant's Corner for five-year strategic plan and community operations $90,500
Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape Inc. Administrative Assistant $42,600
Returning to Spirit - Residential School Reconciliation Inc. Multi-year project using reconciliation model to help adults who have experienced sexual abuse $75,000
S.H.A.D.E. (Safe Housing And Directed Empowerment) Inc. Family violence workshops at Seven Oaks Immigrant Centre $31,000
St. Matthews Kids Korner Inc. Refrigerator and dishwasher replacement, and storage unit and table repairs $15,681
Sugar-N-Spice Kiddie Haven Inc Play space renovations at the Ridgecrest (West Kildonan Collegiate) location $10,000
The Jubilee Fund Inc. Relocation costs $10,865
The Salvation Army Weston Community Church & Childcare Centre Security system upgrades $11,597
Tuxedo Community Centre Inc Toys, furniture, and equipment replacement $4,589
Variety, The Children's Charity of Manitoba, Inc. Expansion of music therapy program to three new sites $12,995
Wee Bairns Day Care Inc Carpet and cabinets replacement in infant care centre $15,000

Environment and Animal Welfare

Organization Description Amount
Ducks Unlimited Canada Construction of new Wetland Centre $50,000
Lighthouse Mission (Lighthouse Evangelistic Association Inc.) Reusable bowls, cups and other utensils to reduce the use of single-use products $11,320
Tides Canada Initiatives Society - Climate Change Connection Communication and outreach activities $50,000
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre Inc. Equipment for education centre $30,000

Health, Wellness and Recreation

Organization Description Amount
4606095 Manitoba Association Inc. Vertical lift platform and accessible doors installation $45,000
Art With Impact Canada Five Movies for Mental Health workshops at postsecondary institutions in Winnipeg $10,000
Canadian Liver Foundation LIVERight Health Forum - Living with Liver Disease Series (patient-education program) $10,000
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc. National Adolescent and Young Adult conference in Winnipeg with Young Adult Cancer Canada $30,000
Community Veterinary Outreach Expanding the Winnipeg programming $33,000
Faith Gardens Inc. Spiritual Care Program (final year) $8,110
International Music Camp (Man) Inc. Resurfacing floors in Fine Arts Studio and Dance Studio $5,230
Kidthink Children's Mental Health Centre Inc. Evidence-based workshops for children age 12 and under with anxiety and depression $23,757
Le P'tit Bonheur Inc. Play yard upgrades $15,000
Lions Club of Winnipeg Place for Senior Citizens Inc. Updating audio-video equipment in auditorium at Lions Place on Portage Avenue $13,334
Mary Jane's Cooking School, Inc. Life skill nutritional education project for people experiencing mental health issues $21,844
Mealshare Aid Foundation Expansion of Mealshare's Winnipeg operation $19,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. Replacement of specialized equipment for conduction education programs $10,000
Neil Squire Society Makers Making Change program in Winnipeg area $50,000
Reh-Fit Centre (Manitoba Cardiac Institute Reh-Fit Inc.) Expanding the medical referral program "Reh-Fit Exercise is Medicine" $32,188
River East Transcona School Division Outdoor learning space and basketball court at John Pritchard School $10,000
Rotary Club of Transcona, Winnipeg Charitable Trust play structure in Waterside Estates $5,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc. Collaboration with Gang Interagency Network for New Paths Project (Year 2) $36,647
The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple Corps Demolition of building's front steps, and entrance and wheel chair ramp reconstruction $20,000
The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Foundation Inc. Art therapy, an evening and weekend entertainment series $25,640
The Seven Oaks School Division Active Living Green Space at Arthur E. Wright School $10,000
Veterans Transition Network Development and implementation of Veterans Transition Program in fall 2019 $30,000
Winnipeg School Division Bridge funding for two mental health staff at Adult EAL $100,000

Literacy, Education and Employment

Organization Description Amount
Asperger Manitoba Inc. Level It Up program (Year two) $40,000
Bookmates Inc. Downtown Very READy for School project (Year two) $38,900
Frontier College Literacy programming for justice-involved individuals and families $70,000
Level. Changing Lives Through Law Indigenous Youth Outreach Program $10,000
Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services N E E D S Inc Collaboration with Newcomer Education Coalition for a coordinator position (for two years) $100,000
Outside Looking In Programming at Southeast Collegiate $50,000
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre Production of training development models to meet spiritual and mental health needs of Indigenous community $25,000
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc. Social enterprise providing cleaning services $70,000
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Winnipeg Legacy Schools program $100,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation ToyBox Program $11,246
Winnipeg School Division Greenspace development at Sister MacNamara School $50,000
Y E S Manitoba Incorporated (Youth Employment Services) Equipment and supplies for training programs $13,174

Major Capital & Multi-Year Community Grants

2019 Major Capital Community Grants

Approved in November 2019.

Organization Description Amount
Ace Art Inc. Relocation to new space in the Exchange District $150,000
Kildonan Presbyterian Church Cemetery Trust Fund Rehabilitate exterior walls of the historic church, a Manitoba heritage site $100,000
Main Street Project Inc. Redevelopment of the vacant Mitchell Fabrics Building on Main Street into a low barrier shelter $500,000
St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Inc. Renovation of the McEwan Building, which houses adult Mental Health Program $100,000
The Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation Inc. Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, which will offer treatment and long-term recovery for men $500,000
West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc.  Renovations to expand and accommodate more children and youth in their drop-in programs $133,000
Winnipeg Harvest for renovations to create a dedicated space for its education programs. $100,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg New tripping depot, hub of all camp wilderness trips, for Camp Stephens $100,000

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

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

October 2019

Organization Location Description Amount
Altona & Area Family Resource Group Inc. Altona $4,000 Promoting Literacy in the Rural Communities surrounding Altona
Frontier College/Collège Frontière Winnipeg $4,000 Family Literacy in Winnipeg's North End
Heritage Park Children's Programs Inc. Winnipeg $1,791 Kids in the Kitchen Early Literacy Program
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Winnipeg $2,050 Hastings Family Centre Lending Library/I Love to Read Month
R. M. of Macdonald Sanford $3,720 Books for Babies and Family Fun Time Lending Libraries
ROK Central Inc. Portage la Prairie $4,000 Pre-School Buddies
Rural Municipality of Headingley Headingley $1,150 Baby Book Bags
South Eastman English And Literacy Services Inc. Steinbach $4,000 Families Learning Together
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc. Winnipeg $4,000 READ - Residents for Reading
Wee Care Child Centre Carman Inc Carman $4,000 Leap into Reading Festival

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