Centennial Institute

Arts, Culture & Heritage

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. 

An Interim Steering Committee is currently refining the mission and defining the governance structure. Ten graduate level scholarships are already in place. The Centennial Institute endowment fund will provide on-going discretionary revenues to support related projects.

Support the Centennial Institute!

For more information, please contact Richard Frost or Anna-Maria Pozzi at 204-944-9474.

Scholarships & Study Allowance 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.

Study Allowance

Centennial Institute Study Allowance are 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.

Centennial Institute Grants for charitable organizations

Centennial Institute Grants provide support to charitable organizations from across the province that undertake projects to enrich our appreciation of Manitoba history.

Dalnavert Museum’s Elizabeth Alloway Lectures

Dalnavert Museum, in collaboration with The Winnipeg Foundation’s Centennial Institute, presents:

Elizabeth Alloway Lectures

Elizabeth Alloway, a woman of courage and conviction, played an active philanthropic role in our community at a time when women could not vote. She and husband William established The Winnipeg Foundation in 1921.

A series of nine public lectures will focus on the time period, the community, and the interests of Elizabeth Alloway including her special interest in the work of women and the well-being of children.

The free lectures will be delivered monthly (with a summer break) via ZOOM or at Dalnavert (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions), starting February 2021.

For more information download the event brochure – Celebrating our Centennial: Honouring Elizabeth Alloway [PDF]

The lectures are free but if you’d like to make a gift it will support Friends of Dalnavert Museum Fund and Elizabeth Alloway History Scholarship – Make a gift

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