Major Gift News

George Weston Ltd.

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To create a new centre in sustainable supply chain management at the Schulich School of Business. George Weston Ltd Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains. The size of the donation was not disclosed but was described as significant.
OCT 2020

Walter and Maria Schroeder

Gift:

$25,000,000

Recipient:

University Health Network

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To launch the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. Funds will go toward supporting top scientific talent and providing critical salary and infrastructure resources for the entire research team. Schroeder Arthritis Institute.
OCT 2020

Marc Bieler

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support environmental scholarships, research and outreach at the School of Environment. Bieler School of Environment. The gift is comprised of an initial cash commitment, as well as future support from Bieler and his estate for the next 25 years.
OCT 2020

Barrett Family Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Rideau Hall Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

For a new fund that will help escalate work in civic and charitable engagement, Canadian innovation, and Indigenous education. The goal of the fund is to support projects that will contribute to a more equitable, kinder and smarter Canada. Barrett Canada Fund.
OCT 2020

The Riddell Family Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Perimeter Institute

City:

Waterloo

Province:

Ontario

To launch a new research hub to accelerate discovery in quantum matter. Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter. The gift was made in honour of the late Clay Riddell.
OCT 2020

The R.P. Bratty Family Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Markham

Province:

Ontario

For the creation of the University’s Markham Centre Campus slated to open in Fall 2023. The gift will support high-quality student learning experiences, research, innovation, and creative activities. The Bratty Family Atrium.
OCT 2020

The Edmonton Oilers Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Inner City Youth Development Association

City:

Edmonton

Province:

Alberta

The Edmonton Oilers Foundation donated the Inner City High School building and land valued at $5 million to the ICYDA, which the school is a part of. The gift will allow the school to become self-sufficient and will help set up ICYDA for long-term sustainability.
OCT 2020

Barrett Family Foundation

Gift:

$3,875,000

Recipient:

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Over five years, to support the TSO’s Education and Community Engagement programs, including the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. In recognition, the TSO’s conductor will now be known as the Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador. The Barretts have also invited other TSO supporters to contribute by offering $250,000 every year in matching funds.
OCT 2020

Archie Verspeeten

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

London Health Sciences Foundation

City:

London

Province:

Ontario

To create a new genetic research clinic. Archie and Irene Verspeeten Clinical Genome Centre. The gift was made in honour of Archie’s wife, Irene, and son, Alan, who passed away from cancer.
OCT 2020

Magna

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Humber College

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Over five years, for 22 scholarships and other initiatives to develop, attain and enhance the skills needed for the future workforce, particularly in the advanced manufacturing sector. The gift will also support equipment needs and special initiatives at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.
OCT 2020

The Trottier Family Foundation

Gift:

$2,400,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Centre Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity’s Emergency COVID-19 Research Fund. $250,000 will support COVID-19 Resources Canada, a central hub designed to help those involved in COVID-19 research and development in Canada to locate human resources, expertise, reagents, equipment and information in a timely manner.
OCT 2020

Alpha Aquilae Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

University of King's College

City:

Halifax

Province:

Nova Scotia

To help restore three of the University’s five student residences. The Alpha Aquilae Foundation is the family foundation of the University’s Chancellor, Debra Deane Little, and her spouse, Robert Little.
OCT 2020

Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co.

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Picton

Province:

Ontario

For the new diagnostic imaging department at the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The department will be named for Bay of Quinte Insurance Co.
OCT 2020

RBC

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the One Call/One Click program, a new initiative that aims to streamline access to mental health and addiction services in Eastern Ontario.
OCT 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,110,000

Recipient:

P.E.I. Humane Society

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

Prince Edward Island

For the Expanding Our Paw Print capital campaign to renovate the facility. This donation marked the completion of the capital campaign.
OCT 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Prince County Hospital Foundation

City:

Summerside

Province:

Prince Edward Island

For equipment needs.
OCT 2020

Gerry and Paula Coleman

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

Ontario

For technology and equipment needs. The couple has a seasonal home on Lake of Bays, and have semi-retired there.
OCT 2020

Gosling Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph

City:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

The gift will be used to support cryopreservation technology at the previously named Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation (GRIPP), including hiring a new collection curator. It will also support additional upgrades to the Institute’s infrastructure.
OCT 2020

John Lacey

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

To kick start the Ad Astra: Building to New Heights campaign focused on growing the organization’s endowment to support artistic excellence, strengthening the community, and ensuring a sustainable future.
OCT 2020

Sean and Ellie Zahedi

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The donor’s children were born at the hospital, and Mr. Zahedi has served as an ambassador.
OCT 2020

Stober Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of British Columbia

City:

Kelowna

Province:

British Columbia

To support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years. $500,000 will form a Stober Fellows Program within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences to help recruit the next generation of health scientists. Stober Fellows Program. More than half of the donation will be nearly doubled by Aspire, a fundraising initiative, which will create a total of $1.9 million of opportunities for students.
OCT 2020

Sunrise Credit Union

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

Manitoba

To support agricultural training opportunities at the Prairie Innovation Centre at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology. This gift represents the largest philanthropic donation in the College’s history.
OCT 2020

Yves Tremblay and Sylvie Villeneuve

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Montfort Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

For the Orleans Health Hub, which will provide residents of all ages a broad range of specialized and bilingual, community-based services.
OCT 2020

Amazon Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Breakfast Club of Canada

City:

Boucherville

Province:

Quebec

To provide over 300,000 breakfasts to Canadian youth this year. Announced as part of a commitment to support 1,000 organizations internationally over the holiday season. Amazon will also donate more than $250,000 annually as part of a new multi-year commitment. Amazon Canada has also pledged to give $250,000 per year to help distribute an additional 155,000 breakfasts annually. The time frame of this commitment was not specified.
OCT 2020

Canadian Tire

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Rose Garden Hospice

City:

Prince Albert

Province:

Saskatchewan

To help build the facility and furnish it with equipment. The gift comes from the local Canadian Tire store, committed by its owner Malcolm Jenkins.
OCT 2020

IKEA Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

National Association of Friendship Centres; Black Health Alliance; Save the Children; Boys and Girls Club of Canada; Furniture Bank

City:

Various

Province:

National

To support vulnerable communities across Canada in recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. This relief effort will help receiving organizations address issues of poverty, affordable housing, and health equity by ensuring those most impacted by the pandemic have an affordable and accessible place to call home. IKEA Canada has also donated in-kind products to the organizations.
OCT 2020

MNP Saskatchewan

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

STARS Air Ambulance

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

For the Pegasus Project, supporting STARS’ campaign to update its fleet of helicopters.
OCT 2020

Carlos Guedes

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Malson McCulloch Hospice

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

To support operating costs.
OCT 2020

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Gift:

$354,000

Recipient:

City of Windsor and Riverside Minor Baseball Association

City:

Windsor

Province:

Ontario

To help complete several elements of Miracle Park designed for children with special needs. Through the Jumpstart Accessibility Grant program.
OCT 2020

Cavendish Farms

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

O'Leary Community Sports Centre

City:

O'Leary

Province:

Prince Edward Island

To help support a major restoration initiative.
OCT 2020

James and Jessie Fedorak

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation

City:

Kamloops

Province:

British Columbia

For a new operating room in the new patient-care tower. The couple made the gift to mark their 60th wedding anniversary.
OCT 2020

The Schulich Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

North York Harvest Food Bank

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To help with increased demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation will match donations up to $250,000.
OCT 2020

The Christopher Society

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation

City:

Penticton

Province:

British Columbia

To help purchase a CT scanner at Penticton Regional Hospital. The funding stems from the sale of a property in the 90s; the Society has donated annual interest from the proceeds since the time of the sale, but recently decided to make a major gift.
OCT 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$175,000

Recipient:

Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham

City:

Port Perry

Province:

Ontario

For furniture and necessary equipment for the new hospice. The donor pledged to match community donations up to $175,000.
OCT 2020

Nexicom

Gift:

$126,000

Recipient:

Peterborough Humane Society

City:

Peterborough

Province:

Ontario

For the ‘Our Pet Project’ campaign to build a new Animal Care Centre. Nexicom will be sponsoring the centre’s Adoption Technology Hub which provides in-person and online visitors the chance to view animals available for adoption.
OCT 2020

Westman Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$102,250

Recipient:

HomeSpace

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

This gift was a part of four of equal size made by Jayman Built through founder Jay Westman’s foundation, the Westman Charitable Foundation. Jayman Built is a new home builder, and the funds were donated to organizations researching multiple sclerosis or working to end homelessness in Alberta.
OCT 2020

Westman Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$102,250

Recipient:

Homeward Trust

City:

Edmonton

Province:

Alberta

This gift was a part of four of equal size made by Jayman Built through founder Jay Westman’s foundation, the Westman Charitable Foundation. Jayman Built is a new home builder, and the funds were donated to organizations researching multiple sclerosis or working to end homelessness in Alberta.
OCT 2020

Westman Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$102,250

Recipient:

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

This gift was a part of four of equal size made by Jayman Built through founder Jay Westman’s foundation, the Westman Charitable Foundation. Jayman Built is a new home builder, and the funds were donated to organizations researching multiple sclerosis or working to end homelessness in Alberta.
OCT 2020

Westman Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$102,250

Recipient:

MS Society of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the Society’s research program. This gift was a part of four of equal size made by Jayman Built through founder Jay Westman’s foundation, the Westman Charitable Foundation. Jayman Built is a new home builder, and the funds were donated to organizations researching multiple sclerosis or working to end homelessness in Alberta.
OCT 2020

Scotiabank

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Prince County Hospital Foundation

City:

Summerside

Province:

Prince Edward Island

For equipment needs. The funds were raised through local branch fundraising.
OCT 2020

Diane Blake and Stephen Smith

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

The Walrus

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The donors will match gifts up to $100,000.
OCT 2020

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