Centennial Institute created to honour The Foundation’s 100th anniversary

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The Centennial Institute is a legacy initiative created by The Foundation to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The role of the initiative is built on an understanding of the past as well as mutual respect for the different experiences that shape our current attitudes.

The Winnipeg Foundation’s vision is pursuing “a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all”, and the vision of the Centennial Institute is closely aligned: “Vibrant communities because stories are heard, histories examined, and truths respected”.

The Centennial Institute awards a range of scholarships each year. You can visit wpgfdn.org/CentennialInstitute for a full list of successful applicants. It also allocates grants up to $15,000 to organizations interested in enhancing an understanding of Manitoba’s history. These grants have helped tell previously untold stories, preserve knowledge of the past, and assist community agencies in addressing the challenge of moving from the past to the future.

The recently selected 2022 grant recipients are:

  • Friends of Dalnavert Museum
  • Klinic
  • Main Street Project
  • Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
  • Manitoba Eco-Network
  • Manitoba Harm Reduction
  • Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
  • Société Historique de Saint- Boniface
  • Westworth United Church
  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Centennial Institute Steering Committee members: Rick Frost (past Chair), Chris Frank, Greg Bak, James Hanley, Jennifer Dueck, Joy Loewen, Karen Sharma, Mark Meuwese, Maureen Matthews and Van Nguyen. The Steering Committee welcomes Elder Belinda Vandenbroeck and incoming Committee Chair Sky Bridges, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation.

This story is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.

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