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One-Time Community Grants – February 2022

For details about the One-Time Community Grants approved in September, click on the Cause areas below or download Recent One-Time Community Grants (February 2022) [PDF].

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Organization Description Amount
389 Main Street Heritage Corporation Short-term operating support for the Millennium Centre $30,000
Agassiz Music 2022 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival $5,000
Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba Accessibility Audits and Database of Winnipeg Arts Spaces $12,500
ArtsJunktion MB ReCreation Station $30,000
Association of Manitoba Museums (1972) Musetoba – Phase 2: Manitoba’s Collective Access Database $10,000
Canzona “Music of the Sister Queens” & “St John Passion” at the Winnipeg Baroque Festival $10,000
Contemporary Dancers Renovation: Washroom, Mop Closet & Lobby $10,000
Forum Art Institute Art classroom equipment $5,170
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Archive Legacy $25,000
Gimli Film Festival Community Outreach & Inclusion Program – GIFF 2022 $10,000
Graffiti Art Programming The Community Art Kits Project $25,000
Graffiti Art Programming Wall-to-Wall Mentorship Program pt.4 $40,000
Heritage Winnipeg Corporation Short term operating support $30,000
International Music Camp Man Building Levelling & Stablization $8,350
Jazz Winnipeg 31st edition of the annual Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. $50,000
Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Holocaust Education Centre Refurbishment Project – Technology $25,000
Les Amis du CCFM Second edition of le Patio 340: a cultural and artistic community outdoor space. $25,000
Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial Pipe Band Project Renew $3,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Hybrid 2021-22 musical outreach $20,000
Manitoba Children’s Museum Breaker Project $10,000
Manitoba Choral Association Choral Celebration Festival $10,000
Manitoba Craft Council Growing Craft: Cultivating Awareness, Diversity and Capacity $10,000
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Indigenous Languages Education Project $50,000
The Manitoba Museum Museum in Motion: Strengthening Community Engagement in the 21st Century Museum $40,000
Manitoba Opera Association Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North – A World Premiere Métis Opera for Manitoba Opera’s 50th Anniversary $50,000
Manitoba Printmakers Association Portable Press Community Workshop Coordinators $30,000
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Purchase of wireless microphones $20,000
Manitoba Underground Opera Operatic events $10,000
Music for Children, Carl Orff, Canada Virtual Orff Ensemble $3,000
One Trunk Theatre Summer Artist-In-Residence Program $5,000
Plug-In Plug In ICA 50th Anniversary $25,000
Polycoro Surround festival $5,000
The Rainbow Harmony Project Rainbow Harmony Project Leadership Development and Sustainability $10,000
Rainbow Stage (1993) From Community Centre to Centre Stage $35,000
Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Rusalka 60! $10,000
The Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre Pysanka Project $20,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Two-Spirit Archives Development Project $15,000
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra COVID Commemoration $40,000
The Village Conservatory The Village Conservatory Winter 2022 Production $5,000
Vision Quest Conferences Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show $20,000
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Architecture + Design Film Festival $3,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra WJO student play-along compositions and recordings. $9,000
The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir 100th Anniversary Concert Season & Events – 2022-2023 $20,000
The Winnipeg Singers Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers” in collaboration with the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir $5,000
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Spring projects and Sistema Winnipeg collaboration $10,000

Children, Youth and Families

Organization Description Amount
1JustCity A Mentor Makes the Difference $68,520
Akiing Onji Foundation Returning to Our Ways $50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Rotary Leadership Circle $15,000
Camp Massad of Manitoba Camp Massad Power Upgrade $15,000
Can You Imagine Day Care Centre Priority renovations to the front and side yards $30,000
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute Coalition of Manitoba Cultural Communities for Families $25,000
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute Creating Safe Spaces $30,000
Candace House Healing Haven Support Worker $35,000
Circles for Reconciliation Workshops $100,000
City of Winnipeg – Mayor’s Office Assiniboia Residential School Legacy Group $50,000
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Cyber Improvement Strategy $43,530
Elmwood Community Resource Centre and Area Association Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) 5 year Strategic Planning Process $10,000
Epiphany Children’s Centre Landscaping, outdoor equipment, and emergency exit replacement $14,000
Future Hope Quixote House Community Program $35,000
Garden Grove Child Care Program Outdoor renovations $30,000
Horizons Children’s Centre Infant Program kitchen repairs $2,700
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Common Ground Stronger Voices: Restoring Trust, Building Best Practices, and Fostering Reconciliation Within Newcomer and Indigenous Communities $45,000
Inspire Community Outreach Bridge funding $30,000
The Jubilee Fund Safe Housing for At-Risk Women in Manitoba – A Rent Guarantee Program $25,000
La Sala De Los Suenos Stabilizing to Expand $10,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Newcomer Family Support Project $30,000
Native Clan Organization Manitou House Upgrading and Renovations $40,000
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families Barrier Free Manitoba $25,000
North End Community Renewal Corporation Tenant-Landlord Cooperation (TLC) Program $25,000
North End Community Renewal Corporation Development and Community Engagement Project $40,000
North End Women’s Centre Substance Use and Mental Health Recovery Transitional Housing Program $100,000
Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape Roof Replacement $90,000
Peguis Foundation The SunLodge Village Cultural Park $60,000
Prairie Children’s Centres PCC Beaumont Kitchen Project $15,000
R.R.C. Early Childhood Centre New commercial dishwasher/sanitizer $10,000
Resource Assistance for Youth RaY Street Outreach $68,500
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Inclusion through Art, Culture and Heritage $50,000
St. Boniface Street Links Street Links Mobile Outreach Program $20,000
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division Stevenson Pathway for Inclusion $10,000
Sunshine House Continuing Momentum $65,000
Transcona Jaycees Daycare Centre Vehicle replacement $10,000
Turning Leaf Community Support Services AEDs for Increased Safety and Health of At-Risk Participants $8,000
Victoria Albert Day Care Priority upgrades to the centre’s upstairs and outdoor space $40,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Stabilizing Our Foundation $65,111
Westgrove Children’s Centre Priority centre upgrades $16,000
Wild Strawberry Children’s Centre Second-floor renovations at Ellice Avenue location $35,000

Environment and Animal Welfare

Organization Description Amount
Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club – Connecting Manitobans to Nature $30,000
The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation Roots & Shoots: Winnipeg Youth Climate Leadership Project $20,000
Makeway Charitable Society Climate Change Connection $45,000
Manitoba Naturalists Society Bridging the Gap $11,000
WCS Wildlife Conservation Society Canada Identification of Key Biodiversity Areas in Manitoba $15,000
The Winnipeg Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Improving Access to Veterinary Care and Pet Supplies in Underserved Winnipeg Communities $25,000

Health, Wellness and Recreation

Organization Description Amount
The Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation Indigenous Substance Use and Addiction Healing Program $45,000
Canadian Centre for Child Protection Kids in the Know: High School Program $30,000
Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg CMHA Peer Workforce Development Initiative $40,000
Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba Volunteer Engagement & Management Project $20,000
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Rehabilitation Centre for Children Community and Cultural Events Initiative $35,000
Clubhouse of Winnipeg Kitchen Equipment Upgrade $40,880
The Concordia Foundation Reviving Skills Training Post-Pandemic 2022 $20,000
D.A.S.C.H. Foundation Pembina Day Program Accessibility Project $40,000
Dream Factory Foundation Computer and IT Upgrade Project $12,500
Dying With Dignity Canada – Winnipeg Chapter Advance Care Planning workshops in Winnipeg $4,925
E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence Technology Enhancement for Video Remote Interpreting $15,000
FASD Life’s Journey Affordable Housing Initiative for Neurodiverse Winnipeggers $45,000
Hindu Society of Manitoba Healthy mind and body among seniors $20,000
Jocelyn Hutton Foundation Hospice Home and Yard Enhancements $30,000
Jubilee Mennonite Church Community support group $6,030
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada Expanding Networks and Resources for Newly Diagnosed Individuals $10,000
The Laurel Centre Capacity Building for Sustainability $20,000
Leftovers Foundation Rescue Food YWG 2022 $50,000
MacKinnon’s Y-Not? Anti-Poverty Program Anti-Poverty Program Initiatives $15,000
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Winnipeg Meditation Hall Expansion $20,000
Manitoba Camping Association Community Development Coordinator $15,000
Manitoba Food Charter Preserving Knowledges: Exploring Modes of Documenting & Sharing Traditional Food Dehydration Knowledges $25,000
Manitoba Food Charter Letting Community Lead: Building A Framework of Support, Resources, and Mentorship for Community-Driven Food Security Initiatives $50,000
Manitoba Islamic Association Wellness Project for the Muslim Community $30,000
Mennonite Church Manitoba Camp Assiniboia Pandemic Recovery Plan $15,000
Neil Squire Society Makers Making Change $20,000
Nine Circles Community Health Centre Safe Space Mural $20,204
Nor’West Co-Op Community Health Centre Seven Oaks Better Access to Groceries $15,000
The Open Access Resource Centre Give a Child a Voice! $16,462
Our Own Health Centre Mentally Healthy 2SLGBTQ+ Manitobans $45,000
Recovery of Hope Sliding Fee Scale Program – Winnipeg $20,000
The Robb Nash Project A Living Curriculum – Winnipeg Schools $50,000
S.H.A.D.E. (Safe Housing And Directed Empowerment) MIRRORS: A Reflection of Immigrant Women Building Healthy Relationships $20,000
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre Return of the Buffalo $60,000
Sara Riel Assisted Daily Living & Peer Support $45,000
Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba 2SGBQ+ Cis and Trans Men’s Sexual Health Project $40,000
St Paul’s Church Community Kitchen Renewal Project $15,000
Tamarack Rehab Addictions Treatment and Recovery Outdoors $20,000
Tetra Society of North America Gizmo building in Winnipeg $5,000
Urban Stable (The Horse Connection) Short-term operating support $40,000
U-Turn Parkinson’s EMPOWER-U $25,000
Victoria’s Quilts Canada Quilts for cancer patients in Winnipeg $4,000
West Broadway Development Corporation Good Food Club Pandemic Relief 2022 $20,000

Literacy, Education and Employment

Organization Description Amount
Altered Minds Empowering with Computer Literacy $20,000
Bookmates Open a Book, Open the World: family literacy strategies to support diversity $20,000
Canadian Mennonite University Campus Accessibility $30,000
CanU Canada Social Enterprise and 10th Anniversary Stories Project $30,000
Career Trek Get Ready to Work: A Career Exploration Program for Youth in Grades 9 & 10 $45,000
Community Education Development Association of Winnipeg Newcomer Education Coalition Coordinator $50,000
Development Assistance International After School Program $12,000
The Excel Empowerment Centre TEEC – Sewing Training for Refugee Community $8,000
Frontier College Championing Literacy in Winnipeg $20,000
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Empowering Students to be Leaders in Reconciliation through the Legacy Schools Program $25,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Outreach Coordinator $35,000
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties Development of Social Enterprise Model: Creating Organizational Sustainability $45,000
Neighbors Mission for Kids/Youth Enrichment Program Homeworks support and youth mental health counselling program $20,000
Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services N E E D S Safety upgrades $17,000
Pathways to Education Canada Keep Students in Winnipeg Connected to their Education $20,000
Pembina Trails School Division Educational Support Fund Oak Park Highschool Outdoor Indigenous Classroom $5,000
River East Transcona School Division Land-Based Learning Outdoor Classroom at John W. Gunn Middle School $5,000
Society for Manitobans With Disabilities (Manitoba Possible) Clean Ventures – Polished Cleaning Acquisition $45,000
The Seven Oaks School Division Nathan’s Garden at R.F. Morrison School $1,680
The Seven Oaks School Division Enhancing Indigenous outdoor spaces at O.V. Jewitt Community School $10,000
The Seven Oaks School Division The Cohort of Experiential Learners – CEAL $15,000
Start2Finish Canada The LIT Project $15,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre $45,000
Volunteer Manitoba Website renewal $7,500
Wayfinders Manitoba Gender Inclusive Washroom Renovation Project $15,000
Winnipeg School Division – Children’s Heritage Fund Shaughnessy Park Walking School Bus $12,000

Special Program Grants

Camp and Summer Program Grants

May 2022
Organization Amount
A Rocha Canada $2,000
Art City $9,000
The Arthritis Society $6,000
B’nai Brith Jewish Community Camp $9,000
Brooklands Day Care Centre $8,000
Camp Massad Of Manitoba $9,000
Camp Quality Canada $9,000
Can You Imagine Day Care Centre $3,000
Canadian Diabetes Association $9,000
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind $4,000
Canterbury Park Daycare $1,500
Canu Canada $9,000
Carpathia Children’s Centre $6,000
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation $9,000
Communities Together For Children And Families $4,000
Day Nursery Centre $7,500
Development Assistance International $6,000
Earl Grey Childrens Centre $4,000
Emu School Age Centre $3,000
Epiphany Children’s Centre $4,000
Fajer Winnipeg Educational Institute $6,000
Family Dynamics $9,000
Fort Rouge Child Care $9,000
Fort Rouge Co-Op Day Nursery $4,000
The Fort Whyte Foundation $6,000
Freight House Early Learning And Care $4,000
Garden Grove Child Care Program $9,000
Heritage Park Children’s Programs $6,000
Horizons Children’s Centre $4,000
Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin $6,500
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba $9,000
Indigenous Family Centre $9,000
Inkster Community Child Care $5,000
Inspired By Wonder $3,000
James Child Care $3,000
Kidney Foundation of Canada $7,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre $7,000
Knowles Centre $9,000
L’Hotellerie St Norbert/Guest House $3,000
Little Peoples Place $3,000
Little Saints Learning Center $1,500
Lubavitch Centre $6,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre $9,000
Machray Day Nursery $7,000
Manitoba Band Association $9,000
Manitoba Islamic Association $6,000
Manitoba Theatre For Young People $5,500
Mary Kardash Child Care Centre $6,000
Marymound $9,000
Mood Disorders Association Of Manitoba $9,000
Movement Centre Of Manitoba $9,000
MSIP/The Peaceful Village $9,000
Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre $9,000
Neighbors Mission for Kids $5,500
Norwood Nursery School $6,000
On The Move $7,500
Prairie Nature Children’s Centre $6,000
Prairie Strides $6,000
Radisson School Before and After Program $3,000
Rainbow Resource Centre $9,000
Rainbow Stage $4,500
Razor Back Blasts $3,000
Rossbrook House $9,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre $9,000
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care $9,000
The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple Corps $2,000
The Seven Oaks School Division $6,000
Sistars Community Economic Development Co-Op $4,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association $9,000
St Matthews Kids Korner $5,500
St. Boniface Children’s Place $8,000
Stanley Knowles Children’s Center $6,500
Stanley Knowles Pre-School Center $4,000
The University Of Winnipeg Foundation $9,000
Univillage Preschool And Infant Centre $2,500
Victor Play Centre $3,000
Victoria Albert Daycare $8,000
Voices: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network $6,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag $9,000
West Broadway Youth Outreach $9,000
Westgrove Children’s Centre $6,000
Windsor Park Children’s Care Centre $4,000
Winnipeg Inner City Missions Of The Presbyterian Church In Canada $5,000
Wolseley Family Place $5,500
Woman Healing For Change $6,000
The YMCA of Winnipeg $9,000

86 Camp & Summer Program Grants totaling $541,000.

Centennial Institute Grants

The following organizations received $15,000 grants in 2021 for projects that embellish appreciation of Manitoba’s history from diverse perspectives:

  • National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada
  • African Communities of Manitoba Inc.
  • Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre Corporation
  • Nor’West Co-Op Community Health Centre, Inc.
  • Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc.
  • Yellowquill College Inc.
  • The WRENCH (The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub Inc.)
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
  • St. Amant Foundation Inc.
  • Women’s Health Clinic Inc.
  • Darlingford School Heritage Fund
  • Manitoba Historical Society

Literacy for Life Grants

February 2022
Organization Location Description Amount
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Plains Portage la Prairie Fantastic Tales & Trails $1,570
Carman Family Resource Centre Carman Literacy Programs and Activities Project $4,000
Child And Family Services of Western Manitoba Brandon Parent-Child + Program $5,000
Flin Flon Library Board Flin Flon Read to Me Family Literacy Program $2,760
Indigenous Family Centre Winnipeg IFC Reading Riders $5,000
Regional Connections Winkler Family Book Partners $4,000
South Central Regional Library Winkler Acorn to Oaks $4,000
South Interlake Regional Library Stonewall Ready for Kindergarten $1,500
Winkler Family Resource Centre Winkler Connecting Communities $5,000

9 Literacy for Life Grants totaling $32,830

Major Capital Grants

Approved in November 2021.

Organization Description Amount
Agape Table New, accessible location $250,000
Candace House Expand services by leasing and renovating additional space $100,000
Clan Mothers Turtle Lodge Healing Village $300,000
Deer Lodge Foundation for Geriatrics Phase 2 of Deer Lodge Centre’s Dementia Unit Project $75,000
Holy Names House of Peace Purchase current building and support its long-term sustainability $200,000
IISD Experimental Lakes Area Centre for Climate and Lake Learning $100,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk Expand space, capacity and scope of services $200,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Elmwood-based Family Care Centre $500,000
Manitoba Islamic Association Roof repairs at Connections site $190,000
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Construction and related costs of the Centre for the Arts at the Market Lands Creative Hub. $250,000
Raising the Roof Chez Toit Renovations to vacant property and offer affordable housing in the North End $75,000
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation New helicopter $75,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Expand office and program space $150,000
St.Amant Foundation Phase 3 of the Stabilization Unit capital campaign $200,000
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Phase 2 of the Campus Revitalization project $100,000
The West Central Women’s Resource Centre New transitional housing units and to renovation to current office building $500,000
The WRENCH (The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub) Purchase and renovations to new, accessible location $250,000
Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba Build fully-accessible main washroom and shower at Camp Brereton. $100,000
West Broadway Development Corporation Community Food Centre in West Broadway, in collaboration with Klinic. $150,000
Westminster Housing Society Create new, affordable housing for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, in collaboration with West Broadway Community Organization and Rainbow Resource Centre $210,000

20 Major Capital Grants totaling $3,975,000.

Nourishing Potential Grants

Approved in January 2022.

Organization Description Amount
Andrews Street Family Centre, Inc. Pritchard Place Drop In food $10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. Virtual cooking program food and equipment $6,183
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated Hot lunch program food $10,000
Development Assistance International Inc. After school nutrition and cooking program equipment, training, and food $9,320
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. Nutrition programming equipment, training, and food $10,000
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc Bridge Drop In food, equipment, and training $10,000
James Child Care Inc. Daycare food, equipment, and training $10,000
Knowles Centre Inc. After school cooking and nutrition program equipment, training, and food $9,020
Mount Carmel Clinic Anne Ross Nursery Hot Lunch program $9,998
Nor’West Co-Op Community Health Centre, Inc. Nutrition programming equipment and food $10,000
Sikh Society Of Manitoba Inc. Nutrition programming equipment, training, and food $10,000
SISTARS Economic Development Co Op Inc. Eagle Wing Childcare lunch and snack program $9,000
Woman Healing For Change, Manitoba Inc Little Stars Playhouse nutrition programming equipment, training, and food $9,472

13 Nourishing Potential Grants totaling $122,993.

Walking Together Grants

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

August 2021
Organization Description Amount
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. These Shoes Are Made for Walking project, providing 40 Indigenous youth with a brand new pair of sneakers, that they will design themselves under the mentorship of Indigenous artists $7,412
Pembina Trails School Division Engage non-Indigenous students with Indigenous ways of being, and explore and embody allyship roles, support for Indigenous students to re-connect with their culture, and provide opportunities to foster relationships, cultural awareness and competencies $9,580
Prairie To Pine Regional Council – The United Church Of Canada Walk and gathering with the Thunderbirdz, a medicine garden build and workshop about the use of traditional medicines, and art workshop where youth will create a public piece of art with a local Indigenous artist $10,000
Start2Finish Canada “Voices” Reading Circle promotes Indigenous literacy as an approach to decolonization, bringing together Indigenous authors and 75-100 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth/individuals $9,500
The Seven Oaks School Division Monthly Indigenous Cultural Education gatherings host 100 students at Blue Thunderbird Land-based Learning Centre and, by spring 2021, 40 students will attend Misipawistik Pimatisimeskanow Land-Based Learning Program $10,000
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport And Recreation Association Inc. Indigenous youth will receive language and cultural teachings including basic survival skills to protect and live on our homelands at Two Wolves Anitiative Camp for Youth $10,000
Total $56,492

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