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One-Time Community Grants – January 2021

For details about the One-Time Community Grants approved in September, click on the Cause areas below or download Recent One-Time Community Grants (January 2021) [PDF].

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Organization Description Amount
Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals Inc. 2021 Provincial Music & Arts Festival $12,000
Camerata Nova Inc. Performance of Medieval Inuit $15,000
Canzona Inc Performance of Cori Spezzati $3,750
Contemporary Verse 2 Inc. Technical upgrades and costs related to transitioning to online programming $9,000
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church Community Activities Manager $7,500
Dancer Transition Resource Centre DRTC’s Manitoba-based programming $5,000
Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg, Inc. Priority short-term operating costs $45,000
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. Storytelling program at Dalnavert Museum $5,000
Gas Station Arts Centre Priority feasibility study costs $20,000
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. Free arts mentorship and after-school programming to young artists in an adapted format $25,000
Green Kids Inc Bike and Circuses summer 2021 performances $5,000
Manitoba Band Association Inc. 2021 Manitoba Band, Solo, & Ensemble Festival $30,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Inc. Costs related to producing an online 2021 concert season $20,000
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Inc. Digital collections project $10,000
Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc. Priority costs related to website improvements and developing a social media strategy $7,000
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc. Short-term operating costs $45,000
One Trunk Theatre Inc. Priority aspects of the Transformation project $10,000
Plug-In Inc Priority project costs related to Stages 2021 $20,000
Prairie Fire Press Inc. Costs related to coordinating Prairie Fire University $7,000
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Inc. Priority costs related to public and oral history documentation $5,000
Sarasvati Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc. Digital theatre workshops for IBPOC community members $15,000
Scandinavian Centre Inc. Nordic Heritage Mural at the Scandinavian Centre $7,500
SISTARS Economic Development Co Op Inc. Priority Barber House maintenance and community garden costs $7,500
The Manitoba Museum Priority staffing for virtual program development, delivery and outreach $45,000
The Winnipeg Singers Concert for Manitoba’s 150th, focusing on cultural diversity $7,500
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Inc. Priority production-related costs for the 2020-2021 season $45,000
Theatre by the River Inc. Outdoor performance of Meet Me at Dawn $15,000
Thrive Community Support Circle Digital storytelling project for Indigenous and newcomer participants, in collaboration with Community Works Manitoba $10,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Inc. Priority online programming development $5,000
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Inc Short-term operating and programming costs $15,000

Children, Youth and Families

Organization Description Amount
Art City Inc. Where We’re At: adapted community artmaking programs for youth $25,000
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc. Adapted virtual and outdoor nature-based programs $15,000
Augustine Centre Professional fees to design a barrier free entry way $20,000
Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Cultural connecting project with Elmwood Community Resource Centre $10,000
City of Winnipeg – Mayor’s Office Updating electrical for Roblin Park childcare, priority upgrades $10,000
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated Additional bathroom for COVID-19 standards $11,000
Discovery Children’s Centre Inc. Replace the stairway and walkway $10,000
Dream Factory Foundation Inc. At-home experiences for kids with life-threatening illnesses $15,000
Family Dynamics Inc. Community helper program $40,000
Hope Centre Ministries Inc. Care plan activities $10,000
Horizons Children’s Centre Inc. Outdoor play yard equipment $11,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Common Ground Reconciliation project $49,500
Jubilee Mennonite Church Youth activity kits $9,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk Land development project $50,000
Le P’tit Bonheur Inc. General operating $10,000
Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. Security system $25,000
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Inc. Rebranding $10,000
Manitoba Tipi Mitawa Inc. Fundraising and development plan $10,000
Mary Kardash Child Care Centre Inc. Toys and gift cards $10,000
Morrow Avenue Day Care Inc. New daycare at Rene Deleurme Centre $15,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Incorporated Pembina Trails Newcomer Hub collaboration between MOSAIC, NEEDS, Aurora Therapy and Family Dynamics $80,000
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc Additional system navigator staff $65,000
Oak Table Community Ministry Administrative and volunteer coordinators at Oak Table $50,000
Rainbow Resource Centre, Inc. Pilot Program Coordinator for 2SLGBTQ2S+ older adults $40,000
Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. Street Outreach Program $85,000
Returning to Spirit – Residential School Reconciliation Inc. Survivors of Sexual Abuse Workshops $35,000
Seed Winnipeg Inc. New database $60,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc Community greenhouse, harm reduction and/or intergenerational recreation activities $50,000
St. Boniface Children’s Place d’enfants Inc. Staff related to COVID-19 $20,000
Sunshine House Inc. Executive Director salary and organizational restructuring project $60,000
The Open Access Resource Centre Inc. Speech generating devices and training $16,463
The Salvation Army Weston Community Church & Childcare Centre Appliances, windows, rubber surface outside $15,000
Université de Saint-Boniface Playground for childcare centre $10,000
Univillage Preschool and Infant Centre Inc. Replace steps and railings $6,163
Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba, Inc. Children’s dental outrach program $20,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. Building renovation $47,500
Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Inc. Purchase Cube Van and Skid Steer $40,000
Wolseley Family Place Inc. Wrap around services $40,000
Woman Healing for Change, Manitoba Inc Priority equipment for Little Stars Playhouse $15,000
Young United Church Replace cooling tower $40,000

Environment and Animal Welfare

Organization Description Amount
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Outdoor education program $30,000
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Inc. Collaborative leadership initiative $35,000
Green Action Centre Sustainabiliy Education and Skill Building for Newcomers project $30,000
Green Action Centre Road to Resilience Phase Two Collaboration $60,000
Makeway Charitable Society Short-term operating support for Climate Change Connection $45,000
Manitoba Eco-Network Inc /Reseau Ecologique Du Manitoba Inc Building Resilience campaign $15,000
Manitoba Naturalists Society Incorporated Bridging the Gap program $20,000
The Fort Whyte Foundation Inc. Climate Lab at Fort Whyte Alive $25,000

Health, Wellness and Recreation

Organization Description Amount
African Canadian Foundation for Culture and Economic Development Inc. Kitchen renovation at Dagmar Street location between African Canadian Foundation for Culture and Economic Development Inc and South Sudanese Community Centre $15,000
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Inc. Ambiguous Loss support program $23,900
Art With Impact Canada Movies for Mental Health programming $5,000
Centre De Renouveau Aulneau Renewal Centre Inc Intake position $40,000
Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Better Access to Groceries Program $19,000
Charleswood Senior Centre Inc. Fitness classes $1,500
Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba, Inc. Update Council policies $10,000
Clinique Youville Clinic Inc. Youville fruit & vegetable prescription program $25,000
Clubhouse of Winnipeg Inc. Mobile outreach service $50,000
Creative Retirement Manitoba, Inc. Adapting and delivering community-based programs for older adults $25,000
Elmwood Community Resource Centre and Area Association Inc. Gender-based violence and racialized trauma counselling $55,000
Equipping Christian Workers Society Youth outdoors project $30,000
Faith Gardens Inc. Spiritual care provider at River Garden $6,000
First Steps Wellness Centre Winnipeg Inc. Equipment purchases $25,000
Gaining Resources Our Way Inc. G.R.O.W. GROW on Saturdays program $20,000
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre Inc. Capital improvements $40,000
Holy Cross Church Remediation of asbestos and basement upgrades $25,000
Hospitality House Refugee Ministry Inc Interim Executive Director $30,000
ImagineAbility Inc. Designing support services $30,000
Islamic Social Services Association System navigation project $30,000
Italian Canadian League of Manitoba Inc. Community garden $15,000
Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Senior outreach worker $35,000
Klinic, Inc. IT infrastructure for Klinic and seven partner agencies $50,000
Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp Inc. Bathroom upgrades $20,000
Leftovers Foundation Food rescue and COVID Emergency programs $25,000
Little Black River First Nation Healing camp in Winnipeg $20,000
Main Street Project Inc. Indigenous cultural advisor $50,000
Manitoba Baptist Home Society Inc. (Meadowood Manor) Facilitate family visits $15,000
Manitoba Food Charter Inc. Collaborative local food stipend program with Direct Farm Manitoba $25,000
Manitoba Food Charter Inc. Food Security Awareness and Engagement Campaign $25,000
Manitoba Hospice Foundation Inc. Purchase laptops $10,000
Mennonite Church Manitoba Inc. Short-term operating $30,000
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation Inc. Enhanced senior care $30,000
Movember Indigenous Social Connections Program retreat $30,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. Specialized equipment $12,000
Never Alone Foundation Inc. Online programming $7,500
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Inc. Ode Anokiiwin project $40,000
Nor’West Co-op Community Health Centre, Inc. Food hub in partnership with Fireweed Co-op $35,000
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Personal Care Homes Inc. Replace dining room chairs $15,000
Pan Am Clinic Foundation Inc. Researching Healthcare Equality $32,100
Red Road Lodge Healing program $30,000
Right to Play Play program $45,000
River East Transcona School Division Meal and activity kits for the RETIS program $4,000
St. Raphael Wellness Centre Inc. Intake specialist $25,000
The Arthritis Society-La Societe D’arthrite Knee replacement study $30,000
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind Replace aging boiler $40,000
The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Inc. Virtual recovery programs $10,000
The Welcome Home – a Mission of St Alphonsus Inc Food and holiday hampers $5,000
Two Ten Recovery Inc. Minor repairs and security cameras at two locations $10,000
University of Manitoba Manitoba Medical Service Foundation’s research projects for 2020 $32,500
Urban Stable (The Horse Connection Inc.) Short-term operating support $40,000
Villa Cabrini Inc. Priority kitchen upgrades $15,000
West Broadway Community Services Inc. Kitchen equipment $10,212

Literacy, Education and Employment

Organization Description Amount
Bookmates Inc. Early literacy packages $20,000
Ethio-Canadian Dancers Group Inc. (Ethio-Canadian Cultural Academy Inc.) Homework, pre-employment, and/or psycho-social supports $15,000
Frontier College Interns to deliver Winnipeg programming $45,000
Inclusion Winnipeg Inc. Mentorship project $20,000
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc Engage Education program $50,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Inc. Developing the LINKS program for youth $11,870
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties Inc. BIPOC Advisory Committee honourariums $6,000
Manitoba School Improvement Program – the Peaceful Village Inc Peaceful Village program $40,000
Mary Jane’s Cooking School, Inc. Cooking programs for people in need $15,000
Neil Squire Society Makers making change $35,000
Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services N E E D S Inc Improvement of online infrastructure and equipment $42,500
North End Community Renewal Corporation Community safety host training program $40,000
Nor’West Co-Op Community Health Centre, Inc. Employment, Life Skills and Food for Families Project $50,000
Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement, Inc. After-school and summer learning programs $60,000
Society for Manitobans With Disabilities Inc. (Manitoba Possible) Clean Ventures social enterprise $45,000
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre Inc. Read Every Day in Any Way program $57,615
Taking Charge! Purchasing technology $18,200
The Seven Oaks School Division First Teacher program $83,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Inner-City Work Study program $20,000
The West Central Women’s Resource Centre Inc. Mentorship program $60,000
Vision Quest Conferences Inc. Short term operating support and costs related to the 2021 Vision Quest Conference and Trade Show $45,000
Winnipeg School Division Walking school bus at Carpathia School $8,000

Special Program Grants

Camp and Summer Program Grants

April 2021


Organization Amount
Beaumont Day Care Inc. $1,000
Bright Future Daycare $4,000
Brooklands Day Care Centre Incorporated $8,500
Canterbury Park Day Care Inc $1,000
Carpathia Children’s Centre Inc. $3,000
Crestview School Children’s Centre Inc. $1,000
Dawn and Dusk Before and After School Program $1,000
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated $8,000
Earl Grey Childrens Centre Inc. $4,000
Epiphany Children’s Centre Inc. $4,000
Fort Rouge Child Care Programs Board, Inc. $5,000
Freight House Early Learning and Care Inc. $5,000
Garden Grove Child Care Program $5,000
Horizons Children’s Centre Inc. $4,000
Inkster Community Child Care Inc. $5,895
Inspired by Wonder Inc. $3,000
James Child Care Inc. $5,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre Inc. $6,500
Little People’s Place Inc. $4,500
Manidoo Gi-Miinigonaan/R.B. Russell Infant Centre Inc. $8,500
Mary Kardash Child Care Centre Inc. $5,000
Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre Inc. $5,000
On the Move Incorporated $4,500
Prairie Children’s Centres $5,000
Radisson School Before and After Program, Inc. $2,000
Rainbow Day Nursery Inc. $1,000
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc. $8,500
SISTARS Economic Development Co Op Inc. $4,300
St Matthews Kids Korner Inc. $6,000
St. Boniface Children’s Place d’enfants Inc. $6,440
Stanley Knowles Children’s Centre, Inc. $4,500
Stanley Knowles Pre-School Center Inc $4,000
The Salvation Army Weston Community Church & Childcare Centre $8,500
The University of Winnipeg Foundation $5,000
Victor Play Centre, Inc $3,000
Victoria Albert Day Care Inc. $6,500
Westgrove Children’s Centre Incorporated $4,000
Westview Community Daycare Inc $3,942
Windsor Park Children’s Care Centre Inc. $4,000


Organization Amount
B’nai B’rith Jewish Community Camp Inc $8,500
Calvary Temple $8,500
Camp Massad of Manitoba $8,500
Camp Quality Canada $8,500
Catholic School of Evangelisation, Inc. $5,000
Luther Village Inc. $8,000
Manitoba Camping Association Inc $20,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg $8,500
Youth for Christ (Winnipeg) Incorporated $8,500


Organization Amount
A Rocha Canada $4,720
AboutFace Craniofacial Family Society $5,000
Art City Inc. $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg Inc. $8,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. $8,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. $10,000
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. $8,500
CanU Canada $8,500
Career Trek Inc. $8,500
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. $8,500
Development Assistance International Inc. $5,000
Diabetes Canada $8,500
Evermore Gather Grow Lead Inc. $4,152
Frontier College $5,000
Harvest Manitoba $5,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) $10,000
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc $8,500
Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Inc. $8,000
Lubavitch Centre $8,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Inc. $10,000
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) $8,500
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Inc. $5,000
Manitoba School Improvement Program – the Peaceful Village Inc $8,500
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Inc. $8,500
Marymound Inc. $8,500
Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. $8,500
Neighbors Mission for Kids/Youth Enrichment Program Inc. $8,500
Rainbow Resource Centre, Inc. $8,000
Rainbow Stage (1993) Inc. $5,000
Rossbrook House Inc. $10,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc. $5,000
The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple Corps $8,500
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc $10,000
Start2Finish Canada $6,200
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind $2,000
The Christian Reformed Church In North America – Canada Corporation $8,500
The Fort Whyte Foundation Inc. $8,500
The Seven Oaks School Division $5,000
The Winnipeg Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $7,500
True North Youth Foundation Inc. $7,500
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. $8,500
West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc. $10,000
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association Inc. $8,500
Winnipeg Inner City Missions of the Presbyterian Church In Canada Inc. $8,300
Winnipeg School Division $5,000

93 Camp & Summer Program Grants totaling $603,949.

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

October 2021
Organization Location Description Amount
Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Inc. Flin Flon Indigenous Family Literacy Program $4,000
Frontier College Winnipeg Family Literacy in Winnipeg’s North End $4,000
Klinic, Inc. Winnipeg Gentle Heroes: a family literacy project for men $4,000
Louis Riel Institute Winnipeg St Malo Little Metis Sing With Me $4,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Winnipeg Support, learn and grow together at Frontenac School Family Centre $1,600
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Winnipeg Family literacy programming at École Varennes Family Centre $4,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Winnipeg Victor Wyatt Family Learning Nights $2,300
Manitoba Islamic Association Inc. Winnipeg Bonding with Family Bookmaking Program $3,923
Portage La Prairie Regional Library Portage La Prairie Literacy Portage $4,000
R.M. of Thompson Thompson Miami Rec’s Love of Literacy Programs $4,000
ROK Central Inc. Portage La Prairie Words of Wisdom: Stories From Local Elders $4,000
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc. Winnipeg REsidents for reADing (READ) $4,000

12 Literacy for Life Grants totaling $43,823.

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 2021.

Organization Description Amount
Canterbury Park Day Care Food, refrigerator and appliances $10,000
CanU Canada For Explore Nutrition Education (virtual) Program – food for nutrition kits, appliances, printer, and webcams and filming equipment, and training on designing and leading educational experiences $10,000
Prairie Children’s Centres Food, high temperature sanitizer (to wash dishes and toys), and food handlers training for staff $8,100
Rossbrook House Food, equipment (including induction range and mixer), and food handlers training for staff $10,000
Sikh Society of Manitoba Inc. Food, blender, fridge, and dishwasher $10,000
SISTARS Economic Development Co Op Food and food handlers training $8,756
The Fort Whyte Foundation For two programs at FortWhyte Alive: FortWhyte Farms and Strong Roots – food not produced on site, equipment and food handlers training $10,000

Approved in April 2021.

Organization Description Amount
Brooklands Day Care Centre Equipment including a freezer and food for snacks and lunches. $10,000
Canterbury Park Day Care Food, equipment (including new refrigerators and microwave) and food handlers training $10,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Food and food handlers training $10,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre Inc. Food, refrigerators, and oven $10,000
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) Food, pizza oven, freezer, and food handlers training for youth participants $10,000
Manitoba Printmakers Association Food $2,750
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba Food, equipment, and food handlers training $9,929
Neighbors Mission for Kids/Youth Enrichment Program Food, freezer, and food handlers training $5,649
Spence Neighbourhood Association Food and nutritional education $10,000
St. Boniface Children’s Place d’enfants Food $9,984
West Broadway Youth Outreach Food, containers and PPE $10,000
Wolseley Family Place Food, utensils, dishes, and food handlers training $7,337
Women’s Health Clinic Food $10,000

20 Nourishing Potential Grants totaling $182,505.

Walking Together Grants

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

August 2020
Organization Description Amount
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc Film project exploring barriers and how to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth $8,200
Pembina Trails School Division Workshops and activities to engage non-Indigenous students with Indigenous ways and to support Indigenous students reconnecting with their culture $9,100
St. James Collegiate Indigenous cultural activities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to build community among their diverse population of students $5,000
The Seven Oaks School Division 3rd annual Indigenous Youth Gathering, Rise Up for Climate Action, 2-day gathering for over 300 Indigenous students from five high schools $10,350
Gordon Bell High School Indigenous Student Leadership Collective, a student mentorship group, “Wall of Indigenous Heroes” display and Orange Shirt Day activities $10,000
Total $42,650

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