The Centennial Institute is a legacy initiative created by The Foundation to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Primarily supporting the study of Canadian and Indigenous history with a Winnipeg and Manitoba focus, its mandate is to enrich the study of history with particular interest in human rights and the evolution of civil society.
More than ten graduate level scholarships are already in place. The Centennial Institute endowment fund will provide on-going discretionary revenues to support related projects.
- About the Centennial Institute [PDF], includes:
- Commentary on creation and mandate
- Vision, mission, and values
- Recent grants, allowances and awards
- List of Scholarships
Support the Centennial Institute!
For more information, please contact Anna-Maria Pozzi at 204-944-9474.
Scholarships & Study Award for students
Centennial Institute Scholarships support Masters and PhD students in the Joint Master’s Program (JMP) offered by the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.
A Centennial Institute Study Award is available to any student enrolled in Years I or II of the Joint Masters Program (JMP) offered by the History Departments of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. It is also available to MA students registered in Native Studies or Indigenous Governance at these two universities as well as MA students in Canadian Studies at St. Boniface University.
- Study Award application form [PDF]
NOTE: Application closes at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2022.
Centennial Institute Grants for charitable organizations
Centennial Institute Grants provide grants up to $15,000 to charitable organizations from across the province that undertake projects to enrich our appreciation of Manitoba history.
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
- Manitoba’s Employment Landscape in the Heritage Field [PDF]
A report on the research conducted Legacy Bowes of the existing roles that exist within the Heritage fields, across various types of organizations that focus on the preservation, study, education and communication of History.
- Richard Frost, Chair
- James Hanley, Vice Chair
- Stan McKay, Elder
- Janis Thiessen, JMP Chair
- Greg Bak
- Jennifer Dueck
- Joy Loewen
- Maureen Matthews
- Phi Vu Nguyen
- Karen Sharma
History Department Heads from U of M Tina Chen (2020), Roisin Cossar (2021) and from U of W Mark Meuwese were also active participants.