Major Gift News

Amazon

SEP 2018

Gift:

$525,000

Recipient:

Canada Learning Code

To support the development of a Canadian K-12 computer science education framework as well as coding education programs, including a traveling mobile classroom and Canada Learning Code Week.

Sandra and Diego Rizzardo

SEP 2018

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre

To help build a new wellness centre. The project is a partnership between the Town of Innisfill, Innisfil
Health Partners Inc. and other care providers, including Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Gift will be designated as the Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre. Diego and Sandra are founders of SanDiego Homes, a leading home builder in Simcoe County. The couple hosted a fundraiser at one of their show homes which raised $30,000 for the centre.

RBC

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Kids Help Phone

To help expand its online live chat service to meet growing demand for text-based help.

The Homburg Family of Companies

SEP 2018

Gift:

$9,000,000

Recipient:

Prince Edward Island Discovery and Research Centre

To launch a 15,000 square foot science and discovery facility in the Confederation Court Mall in downtown Charlottetown, slated to open in summer of 2019.

Dairy Queens of Red Deer

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Children's Miracle Network

To support 14 Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada, including the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. The money was donated from the net proceeds of Blizzard Treat sales during Miracle Treat Day at DQ locations owned by the Hamill family in Red Deer, Alberta. The town has a population of approximately 100,000.

An anonymous Canadian donor and the Shapiro Foundation

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, Jewish Family Services Ottawa

To create a fund in partnership with University of Ottawa Refugee Hub and Jewish Family Services Ottawa that will cover the cost of sponsoring refugees to the City of Ottawa.

Barry and Stephanie Zekelman Foundation

SEP 2018

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

St. Clair College

To support the school of business. A portion of the donation will also be applied to the college’s new Sports Park at the South Windsor Campus. Gift will be designated as the Zekelman School of Business & Information Technology; a tennis complex will also bear the Zekelman name. This is the largest single donation in the college’s half-century long history.

Allan Carswell and the Carswell Family Foundation

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

York University

To create an endowed chair dedicated to science engagement and outreach. It will benefit students and the public through education and activities, involving telescopes at the Allan I. Carswell Observatory, as well as novel technologies such as virtual reality. The endowment will also support the York Science Communicator in Residence program to enhance student learning opportunities in science communications. Gift will be designated as The Allan I. Carswell Chair for the Public Understanding of Astronomy. York University will match the $1.5 million gift from the Carswell Family Foundation for a total of $3 million.

Al Quesnel

SEP 2018

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Assumption Church

To help repair the church. In 2012, Al Quesnel gave $1.25 million to a renovation fund to help restore the church. The gift was returned to him when the previous fundraising campaign was unsuccessful.

Arthur and Sonia Labatt

SEP 2018

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

L’Arche London’s Gathering Place

To support the Gathering Place building, which runs activities to support adults with intellectual disabilities. Sonia and Arthur Labatt will match donations up to $150,000 for a total of $300,000 towards the cause.

Elgin and Shirley Warrilow

SEP 2018

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Owen Sound Rotary

To help the Owen Sound Rotary Club’s Camp Presqu’ile renovate their kitchen.

Elgin and Shirley Warrilow

SEP 2018

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

For a new greenspace and playground at the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. The couple discussed ways to give back to their community before Shirley passed away in 2017, and established the E & S Warrilow Memorial Fund.

Tony and Jesse Elefteriadis

SEP 2018

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Michael Garron Hospital

To help fund research and patient care. Mrs. Elefteriadis and the couple’s two sons were treated at the facility, and the donation was given to show gratitude and to help ensure others have positive experiences.

Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Grandview Children's Foundation

For a new Grandview Children’s Centre facility in Ajax for children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs. This gift was one of three gifts of $1 million made by Jumpstart to initiatives promoting inclusive and accessible play.

Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Living City Foundation

For the Bolton Camp Revitalization Project which will help in transforming the Bolton Camp in Caledon into a fully accessible recreation complex. This gift was one of three gifts of $1 million made by Jumpstart to initiatives promoting inclusive and accessible play.

Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities

SEP 2018

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

City of Victoria

To help replace the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre, focusing on making it a fully accessible facility. This gift was one of three gifts of $1 million made by Jumpstart to initiatives promoting inclusive and accessible play.

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