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Recent Grants

One-Time Community Grants

May 2018 Grants

For details about the One-Time Community Grants approved in May, click on granting areas below or download Recent One-Time Community Grants (May 2018) [PDF].

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
A Port in the Storm Inc. Furniture $30,000
Adoption Options Manitoba Inc. New tables, chairs, brochures and parade banner $5,000
Agape Table Capital renovation to move Agape Table to The Wave $94,699
Aleph-Bet Child Life Enrichment Program Inc. Fence and security access control system $15,000
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. Continuation of the Tree of Life Program for refugee youth $15,000
Canadian Muslim Women's Institute Inc. Coalition of Cultural Communities for Families engagement of ethnocultural communities in developing culturally appropriate services $30,000
E-Quality Communication Centre Of Excellence Inc. Awareness campaign to improve the quality of healthcare for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals $15,000
Finding Freedom Inc. RE:ACT services in Winnipeg $22,500
Future Hope Inc. Next Step program $25,000
Hope Centre Ministries Inc. Redevelopment of a new website and communication tools that would support sharing disability resources to families and individuals from different religous backgrounds $15,000
Inkster Community Child Care Inc. New flooring $13,962
K.E.E.P. Child Care Inc. New air conditioner $13,000
Knowles Centre Inc. Final phase of the parking redevelopment $20,327
Lord Roberts Children's Programs Inc. New flooring at the Lord Roberts Preschool site $23,300
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) Positive Alternatives for Youth (PAY) Program $35,000
MLPD - Manitoba League Of Persons With Disabilities, Inc. Accessibility Consulting Services project $20,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) Designated Driver Program in partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers $5,000
Niigaanaki Day Care Centre, Inc. New appliances $17,277
O.K. Before and After School Child Care Centres Inc. Healthy food initiative $4,600
On The Move Incorporated Water way in the natural playground $6,981
Robertson Early Enrichment Program Inc. New windows at the Robertson School site $40,000
Shalom Residence Inc. Upgrading a community residence $6,188
Sistars Community Economic Development Co-Op Inc. Kitchen renovation $10,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc West End 24/7 safe space for youth $50,000
Stars Of Promise Inc. New cabinets, bathroom renovation and flooring $27,000
Tamarack Rehab Inc. Communications Manager $30,000
The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Young Canadians Challenge (Manitoba Division) Inc. Youth justice project $30,000
The Manitoba Hindu Seniors Inc Meet, Eat and Greet project $9,000
Transcona Jaycees Daycare Centre Inc. Photocopier and dishwasher $6,606
Union Gospel Mission Refurbishment of the elevator at 320 Princess Street $30,000
Variety, The Children's Charity Of Manitoba, Inc. Music therapy expansion in Winnipeg $10,500
Victor Play Centre, Inc Repair work to siding $9,025
Victoria Albert Day Care Inc. Kitchen upgrades and any other priority renovations $25,000
West Broadway Community Services, Inc. Community Capacity Builder project $23,655


Organization Description Amount
Bookmates Inc. Downtown Very READ-y project $48,500
Frontier College Third year of a TRC summer literacy camp $28,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Circle of Courage outdoor classroom at Darwin School $10,000
Skills Canada Manitoba Association Inc. North End trades discovery initiative $20,000
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre Inc. Updating the Teaching Responsibility youth programs $24,000
The Global Youth Education Network Society Final year of Next Up Winnipeg $5,000
The Jane Goodall Institute For Wildlife Research, Education And Conservation Roots & Shoots program in Winnipeg $20,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Manitoba Walls to Bridges program $39,344
Université de Saint-Boniface International conference entitled “Diverse Perspectives on Disability in a Francophone Context” $4,516
West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc. Homework and book club $25,000


Organization Description Amount
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Inc. Phase 3 of the Dementia-Friendly Communities Initiative $40,000
Canadian Diabetes Association Travelling Diabetes resource program $15,000
Canadian Liver Foundation Liveright Health Forum in 2018 $10,000
Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg Region Inc. Modifying the Bounce Back initiative to better serve Indigenous people $99,000
Club Des Petits DéJeuners Du Canada - Breakfast Club Of Can Ada Opening new school breakfast programs in Winnipeg $40,000
Faith Gardens Inc. Spiritual care at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home $10,000
FASD Life's Journey Inc. Affordable housing initiatives $50,000
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre Inc. Computers and computers desks for activities, modifying front door for accessibility and upgrading main hall windows $21,500
Lymphedema Association of Manitoba Inc. Website revamp $8,000
Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc. Updating communication tools and office equipment $10,000
Mary Jane's Cooking School, Inc. Flavours from Home Project $16,000
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation Inc. Recreation activities at Misericordia Place, Interim Care and PRIME $25,000
Recovery Of Hope Inc. Subsidized counselling sessions and improving data collection $30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Of Canada/Societe De Leucemie & Lymphome Du Canada Series of educational sessions in Winnipeg $10,000


Organization Description Amount
Pimachiowin Aki Corp. World Heritage Site celebration, conditional on approval of Pimachiowin Aki being designated a UNESCO site $20,000
Sunny Mountain Day Care Centre (1985) Inc Preschool outdoor playground $20,000
Trout Unlimited Canada Winnipeg yellow fish road program $7,500


Organization Description Amount
Costume Museum of Canada (Dugald Costume Collection Inc.) 2018 Doors Open and Nuit Blanche exhibits $9,800
Heritage Winnipeg Corporation Doors Open Winnipeg 2018 $10,000
Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation Mennonite wall clocks located in Winnipeg to “The Virtual Museum of Mennonite Clocks” database $4,000
Manitoba Children's Museum Inc. Removing and replacing windows $6,750


Organization Description Amount
Camp Massad Of Manitoba Renovation of two older cabins $15,000
Girl Guides Of Canada Manitoba Council Renovation of the main washroom facilities at Caddy Lake Camp $10,000
Gonzaga Middle School of Winnipeg Inc. Summer Camp and Leadership program $40,000
International Music Camp Manitoba Inc. Equipment and infrastructure upgrades including audio technology equipment, computers for music composition, percussion equipment, recreation equipment and furnishings $14,000
Lake Winnipeg Mission Camp Society (Camp Arnes) Outfitting The Creators Studio with furnishings, equipment, lighting and musical instruments, $3,000
Manitoba Camping Association Inc Communications and Marketing Coordinator position $45,000
Manitoba Marathon Foundation Inc. Wooden hospitality tables $10,000
Mennonite Church Manitoba Inc. Two horses $6,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc SNA sports programs $33,000

Major Capital & Multi-Year Community Grants

Major Capital Community Grants

Approved in November 2017.

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
Jewish Community Campus of Winnipeg Upgrading security at Asper Campus $100,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk Building expansion project $300,000
Manitoba Islamic Association Capital expansion project $50,000
Siloam Mission Make Room capital project $150,000


Organization Description Amount
Fort Whyte Foundation FortWhyte Forever capital campaign (Buffalo Crossing) $500,000


Organization Description Amount
Manitoba Museum Bringing Our Stories Forward capital renewal project (Winnipeg gallery) $500,000

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Winnipeg Arts Council Major public artwork commemorating Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike $50,000

Multi-Year Programming Community Grants

Three-year funding approved in September 2017.

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg Big Buddy program and healthy food $90,000
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network Spark Manitoba programming $195,000
Elmwood Community Resource Centre and Area Association Youth in Elmwood Arts and Recreation (YEAR) after school drop-in program and healthy food $75,000
Resource Assistance for Youth Youth Street Outreach Program and healthy food $205,500
The Winnipeg Rotary Club Community Service Fund Peace Days $45,000


Organization Description Amount
Career Trek Career Trek Education Savings Program $60,000
Literacyworks Academic staff support $55,500
Pathways to Education Canada Pathways' Peer Helper Program, Nutrition Initiative, Summer School programs and healthy food $150,000
Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement NYESS Coalition's Summer Learning Program, after school tutoring and healthy food $135,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Bright Stars Program and healthy food at Wii Chiiwaakanak $90,000
Vision Quest Conferences Youth participation at the Conference $22,500
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association Youth leadership development program and healthy food $75,000


Organization Description Amount
Manitoba Families for Effective Autism Treatment Autism early screening tool and parent intervention training $40,000

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Agassiz Music 2018, 2019 and 2020 Chamber Music Festivals $15,000
Art City What the World Needs Now arts programming and healthy food $75,000
Dry Cold Production 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons $15,000
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons $15,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Canada Project concerts and related activities $15,000
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Architecture+Design Film Festival, presented in collaboration with Winnipeg Film Group $15,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra High school education workshops $21,000
The Winnipeg Singers 2017, 2018 and 2019 concert series $15,000


Organization Description Amount
North Centennial Seniors Association of Winnipeg Transportation component of Grandma and Grandpa Swim Program $15,000

Multi-Year Capacity Building Community Grants

Three-year funding approved in September 2017.

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
Candace House Full-time Executive Director $105,000
Centre Flavie Laurent Assistant Executive Director $150,000
Holy Names House of Peace Administrative Coordinator $116,400
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Director of Finance position $150,000
Islamic Social Services Association Chief Operating Officer $150,000
Oak Table Community Ministry Administrative Coordinator $150,000
Sunshine House Executive Director position $150,000


Organization Description Amount
Green Action Centre Office Coordinator position $118,500
Lake Winnipeg Foundation Finance and Administration Manager $150,000

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
ArtsJunktion MB Executive Director and Community Outreach Coordinator $150,000
Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Office Administrator $90,000
Shakespeare in the Ruins Assistant to the General Manager $75,000


Organization Description Amount
The Horse Connection/Urban Stable (The Horse Connection) Increasing hours for Program Director and Executive Director $75,000

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

June 2018

Organization Location Description Amount
Bookmates Inc. Winnipeg Building Blocks $3,669
Frontier College Winnipeg Family Literacy in Winnipeg's North End $3,525
Manitoba Islamic Association Inc. Winnipeg Bonding with Family Bookmaking $4,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Inc Winnipeg Bonding with Family Storytelling and Bookmaking, year 1 of 3 year commitment $4,000
South Eastman English And Literacy Services Inc. Steinbach Families Learning Together $4,000
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre Inc. Winnipeg Families Forward You and Me Read program $4,000
The Kelsey School Division No. 45 The Pas Family Cree Literacy Classes $3,620
University College Of The North The Pas Lunch and Literacy/Supper and a Book program, year 1 of 3 year commitment $4,000
Villa Rosa Inc. Winnipeg Rock and Read $3,000
Winnipeg School Division Winnipeg Wiggle, Giggle and Munch $3,500

Professional Development Grants

April - June 2018

Organization Description Amount
Taking Charge Wages and management mentorship training for new Executive Director $10,000