Major Gift News

Anonymous

Gift:

$22,000,000

Recipient:

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation

City:

Yarmouth

Province:

Nova Scotia

For a Health Care Enhancement Endowment. 85% of annual interest earned will be directed towards equipment, special projects and program enhancements at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Up to 15% may be directed to programs and services outside of the hospital. This is believed to be the single largest gift received by any healthcare foundation in Atlantic Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To build a new mental health in-patient unit. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help build the emergency department at the new St. Paul’s Hospital at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre. Teck Emergency Department.
MAR 2021

National Bank

Gift:

$6,250,000

Recipient:

Black Opportunity Fund

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The gift includes a $1.25 million donation and $5 million investment fund to support Black entrepreneurs.
MAR 2021

Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support children and teens living with complex pain, including the creation of a new centre at the Hospital. $1.8 million will be placed in an endowment to sustain the centre. Edwards Family Interdisciplinary Centre for Pediatric Complex Pain. The gift was directed by Jane Edwards and Eric Hoguet.
MAR 2021

The Weston Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Ducks Unlimited Canada

City:

Stonewall

Province:

Manitoba

The Foundation granted a total of $25 million to be shared by five conservation and agricultural organizations that will work with local communities over a five-year span to develop and implement ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for grasslands.
MAR 2021

The Weston Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Grasslands National Park

City:

Val Marie

Province:

Saskatchewan

The Foundation granted a total of $25 million to be shared by five conservation and agricultural organizations that will work with local communities over a five-year span to develop and implement ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for grasslands.
MAR 2021

The Weston Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Meewasin Valley Authority

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

Saskatchewan

The Foundation granted a total of $25 million to be shared by five conservation and agricultural organizations that will work with local communities over a five-year span to develop and implement ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for grasslands.
MAR 2021

The Weston Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Nature Conservancy of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The Foundation granted a total of $25 million to be shared by five conservation and agricultural organizations that will work with local communities over a five-year span to develop and implement ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for grasslands.
MAR 2021

The Weston Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Foundation

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

Saskatchewan

The Foundation granted a total of $25 million to be shared by five conservation and agricultural organizations that will work with local communities over a five-year span to develop and implement ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for grasslands.
MAR 2021

Lalji Family

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

For the redevelopment of the Sunny Hill Health Centre, a paediatric developmental care and rehabilitation centre. The exact value of the gift was not disclosed but was listed at the $3 million+ level.
MAR 2021

Physicians at St. Paul's Hospital

Gift:

$2,550,000

Recipient:

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

Toward the new hospital under construction in East Vancouver. The gift includes $1 million from 14 radiologists (made in 2019); $1.25 million from 50 anesthesiologists; and $300,000 from 13 heart surgeons.
MAR 2021

BMO

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

For a new centre that will help develop future finance professionals within the John Molson School of Business; to support internships for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts. L. Jacques Ménard–BMO Centre for Capital Markets; BMO Fine Arts Internship Program. The late L. Jacques Ménard was chancellor of Concordia from 2011 to 2014, and was also president emeritus of BMO Financial Group, Quebec.
MAR 2021

Inspirit Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Foundation for Black Communities

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For an endowment to help ensure a sustainable base of support for Black-led and Black-serving organizations.
MAR 2021

Save Max Group of Companies

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

For the redevelopment and expansion of the Mississauga Hospital and to provide essentials to help ensure the best possible start for babies born at all Trillium Health Partners hospital sites. Save Max Group of Companies will also provide gift baskets to all new parents of infants born at a Trillium Health Partners site.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To create a 25-bed unit for youth aged 16 to 25 years in the hospital’s new complex care and recovery building. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Perry Dellelce

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Olympic Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support Canadian athletes at the upcoming games in Tokyo. The donation will support Canadian athletes in their training and help fund coaches, as well as the medical teams that work with athletes. Dellelce is chair of the board of the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
MAR 2021

Crescent Point Energy

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

STARS Air Ambulance

City:

Province:

Alberta

To support the mission of the organization. The gift was announced at an online Gala and renews a partnership between the two organizations that started 10 years ago.
MAR 2021

Mike Stork

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

University of Waterloo

City:

Waterloo

Province:

Ontario

For the Innovation Arena, the future home of Velocity (the University’s entrepreneurship program) in downtown Kitchener. The gift supports a $35 million redevelopment project in which the City of Kitchener has also donated $8.5 million to.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Kids Help Phone

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To create a national e-mental health service for Black youth, in partnership with Black-led organizations. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Laidlaw Foundation

Gift:

$1,350,000

Recipient:

Foundation for Black Communities

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To help ensure a sustainable base of support for Black-led and Black-serving organizations. $350,000 is in the form of an immediate unrestricted grant and $1 million will go towards the endowment.
MAR 2021

Cargill and McDonald's Canada

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

Ducks Unlimited Canada

City:

Stonewall

Province:

Manitoba

For the Forage Program, which aims to help return 125,000 acres of cropland to grass and pasture by 2025. Ducks Unlimited Canada is investing $3.75 million to the initiative through matching programs.
MAR 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

Queen's University

City:

Kingston

Province:

Ontario

For the Institute of Sustainable Finance, a multi-stakeholder collaboration hub at the Smith School of Business.
MAR 2021

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To directly support the work of Professor Carl James, currently Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora. The donation will create and build on James’ education initiatives for Black youth in priority areas including student success, pathways to education, and support for Black scholars.
MAR 2021

Kelly Jennings

Gift:

$1,030,000

Recipient:

Giving HOPE

City:

New Orleans

Province:

Louisiana

To help build HOPE House orphanages. Jennings, CEO of Ontario-based PowerBand Solutions Inc., donated 1 million company shares. At the end of day of the that the announcement was made, the company closed at $1.03 per share.
MAR 2021

Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

For the redevelopment of the Sunny Hill Health Centre, a paediatric developmental care and rehabilitation centre. The exact value of the gift was not disclosed but was listed at the $1 million to $3 million level.
MAR 2021

Dr. Hilary and Patsy Hui

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

For the redevelopment of the Sunny Hill Health Centre, a paediatric developmental care and rehabilitation centre. The exact value of the gift was not disclosed but was listed at the $1 million to $3 million level.
MAR 2021

J.T. Clark Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

City:

Saint John

Province:

New Brunswick

For the Clinic 1 expansion capital campaign. The J.T. Clark Family Foundation Ambulatory Clinic. John Clark, founder of the Foundation, was inspired by the quality care he received at the ambulatory clinic. The gift marks the completion of the $12 million capital campaign.
MAR 2021

MLSE Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Foundation for Black Communities

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To provide grants to Black-led and Black-serving organizations. The gift will help the Foundation identify and support grassroots organizations that provide hyper local sports programming to Black youth.
MAR 2021

Moez and Marissa Kassam Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the hospital’s redevelopment and the creation of a grassroots initiatives fund to expand the hospital’s capacity for community programing and inclusive and accessible healthcare. Moez & Marissa Kassam Food Court.
MAR 2021

Peterson Family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

For the redevelopment of the Sunny Hill Health Centre, a paediatric developmental care and rehabilitation centre. The exact value of the gift was not disclosed but was listed at the $1 million to $3 million level.
MAR 2021

Peterson Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Paul's Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To match gifts made for the new St. Paul’s Hospital at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre. The donation was announced at the Foundation’s virtual Scotiabank Feast for Fortune gala.
MAR 2021

Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

STARS Air Ambulance

City:

Province:

Saskatchewan

To support STARS’ bases in Regina and Saskatoon. The gift was announced during the virtual annual convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For mental health expansions for youth in transition. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For Queering Mental Health Supports in Canada. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilition Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For new mental health supports for kids with disabilities and their families. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Indspire

City:

Ohsweken

Province:

Ontario

For increased access to mental health resources for Indigenous youth. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Jack.org

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For scaling youth mental health digital education. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the expansion of the POGO school and work transitions program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Pine River Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the Pine River Institute Centre for Family Initiatives. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

Ontario

For the substance use disorders program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Sinai Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the substance use disorders program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

SPRINT Senior Care

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To launch the Wellness on Wheels mobile program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation & Staff Wellness Program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Michael's Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the Mental Health Navigators, Community Healthcare Staff, and Staff Mental Health Wellness Program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Sunnybrook Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the Family Navigation Project, a youth engagement strategy. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University Health Network

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To integrate physical and mental health through the Mental Health in Medicine Clinic. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Women’s College Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the trauma therapy program and the Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Workman Arts

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For an expanded arts training program. This is one of 19 gifts totaling $30 million made by the Foundation to support mental health services across Canada.
MAR 2021

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

UNICEF Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

In support of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a global partnership dedicated to the equitable distribution of vaccines, treatment and testing for COVID-19.
MAR 2021

Thomas and Ann Blaauv and Family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

For the redevelopment of the Sunny Hill Health Centre, a paediatric developmental care and rehabilitation centre. The exact value of the gift was not disclosed but was listed at the $1 million to $3 million level.
MAR 2021

Fiona McKean and Tobi Lutke, Thistledown Foundation

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

United Way East Ontario, Ottawa Food Bank and Community Foundation of Ottawa

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support vulnerable members of the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAR 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$700,000

Recipient:

Women's College Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the Women’s Virtual Program, a virtual hospital launched in 2019. The gift will be used to accelerate care capabilities and programs including virtual care services and virtual and video visits, and to create the Crossroads Compassionate Fund within the Crosslands Clinic (a clinic exclusively serving the needs of new refugees).
MAR 2021

TRU Students' Union

Gift:

$550,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University

City:

Kamloops

Province:

British Columbia

To support at least 35 student bursaries each year. The TRU Society of Law Students also pledged $25,000.
MAR 2021

Dennis and Phyliss Washington (through the Dennis and Phyliss Washington Foundation)

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

CWB Welding Foundation

City:

Vancouver and Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

To enhance welding programs at Victoria and Vancouver area high schools. Over three years, the donation will be used to build awareness of the welding trade, enable welding skill development, and forge pathways to meaningful careers in welding across shipbuilding, manufacturing, energy and other evolving industries. $100,000 will support the welding shop at Royal Bay Secondary School in Victoria; the remaineding $200,000 will be invested in Vancouver area high schools.
MAR 2021

GFL Environmental Inc

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Whister Health Care Foundation

City:

Whistler

Province:

British Columbia

For the trauma room upgrade campaign. This gift helped mark the conclusion of the Foundation’s $1.5 million campaign.
MAR 2021

Ann Blaauw

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

The BC Farm Museum

City:

Langley

Province:

British Columbia

Ann Blaauw and her late husband, Tom, had a number of farming operations in Langley for many years.
MAR 2021

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Influence Mentoring Society

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

To help launch a Canadian mentorship program for Indigenous post-secondary students.
MAR 2021

Jeffery Homes

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Durham Hospice Clarington

City:

Clarington

Province:

Ontario

To help build the new residential hospice in Clarington. 84% of construction costs have been raised to date.
MAR 2021

Ketza Construction

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Yukon University

City:

Whitehorse

Province:

Yukon

Half of the donation will directly support carpentry programming and half will support other priorities related to student development and success. Ketza Construction Carpentry Shop.
MAR 2021

Schroeder Foundation

Gift:

$210,000

Recipient:

Winnipeg School Division

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

Manitoba

To restore a milk subsidy program cut from the School Division’s budget.
MAR 2021

Ocean Steel & Construction Limited and The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Gift:

$160,000

Recipient:

CWB Welding Foundation

City:

Province:

New Brunswick

To help build a portable welding trailer to give high school students in New Brunswick experiential learning opportunities in the trades. The total cost to build the trailer was $240,000 and was shared between the Department of Early Childhood Development and Education, Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd., and Source Atlantic Ltd.
MAR 2021

Rio Tinto and Prince George Community Foundation

Gift:

$155,000

Recipient:

BC Cancer

City:

Prince George

Province:

British Columbia

To help support research and clinical trials in precision radiation therapy at BC Cancer – Prince George.
MAR 2021

Dianne Friesen and Family

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Okanagan College

City:

Kelowna

Province:

British Columbia

For a new health sciences centre on the Kelowna campus. The gift will support the therapist assistant lab. Dianne Friesen is a former staff member at the College. Her son, Jason, who runs Voyager RV hires graduates from the College and also donated $30,000 towards a new trades complex.
MAR 2021

Pioneer Health Care

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Belleville General Hospital Foundation

City:

Belleville

Province:

Ontario

For the Be Well campaign.
MAR 2021

Sisters of Saint Ann

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University

City:

Kamloops

Province:

British Columbia

To support healthcare education. The gift will create a new endowment fund in the School which will support Indigenous nursing students. This will include mentoring, the Elder in the House program and other culturally appropriate projects. The donation will also go toward an award for practicum students who accept placements in First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities.
MAR 2021

Bruce Power

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

CWB Welding Foundation

City:

Province:

Ontario

This donation is a part of a $270,000 investment to enhance welding education for secondary school students, forge pathways to jobs in the welding trade, and develop the skilled welders required to fulfill Bruce Power’s future workforce needs.
MAR 2021

David Lahey

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The gift will fund the Dr. Lillian Siu Research Fund, supporting immunotherapy and throat cancer discovery research. Lahey was treated for throat cancer at Princess Margaret, and credits Dr. Lillian Siu with saving his life.
MAR 2021

Dennis and Sheila McCullogh

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Belleville General Hospital Foundation

City:

Belleville

Province:

Ontario

The McCulloghs are the owners of the Belleville Canadian Tire. Both their son and daughter have received life-saving operations at the hospital.
MAR 2021

Kellogg Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To support Food Banks Canada’s $150 million COVID-19 Response Fund and affiliate food banks. Kellogg Canada will match donations made to Food Banks Canada from March 4 to March 7, up to $100,000.
MAR 2021

mobileLIVE

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

The gift includes $35,000 for the future redevelopment and expansion of Mississauga Hospital and $75,000 worth of professional IT services over the next five years.
MAR 2021

Ontario Power Generation, Black & McDonald, Anonymous

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

CWB Welding Foundation

City:

Durham Region

Province:

Ontario

To enhance welding education at four Durham Catholic District School Board secondary schools, help students build skills to prepare them for good jobs in the welding trade, and develop the skilled welders required to fulfill Ontario Power Generation’s workforce needs. The donation was announced as a collaboration between The CWB Welding Foundation, Ontario Power Generation, Durham Catholic District School Board, UA Canada and Black & McDonald. Ontario Power Generation donated $65,000, Black & McDonald donated $10,000 and an anonymous donor provided $25,000.
MAR 2021

Polycon Industiries

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

City:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

For the Together, We Care campaign to help fund the expansion of the Emergency Department and Special Care Nursery.
MAR 2021

The Schulich Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

OCAD University

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For two annual awards recognizing the achievement of students in the Faculty of Design. Each award has a value of $10,000 and will be given to 10 students over the next 5 years. The Schulich Leader Award in Graphic Design and the Schulich Leader Award in Illustration
MAR 2021

Thomas Coughlan Realty

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Durham Region Hospice

City:

Whitby

Province:

Ontario

To help build the new Whitby residential hospice. This donation brings the $15 million campaign for the new hospice to over 75% of its goal.
MAR 2021

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