Major Gift News

Anonymous

Gift:

$300.000

Recipient:

Lakeland College

City:

Vermilion

Province:

BC

To support the rebranding of Lakeland’s renewable energy and conservation program as well as equipment and technology renewal, and support for the development of courses and bursaries for Lakeland’s new agricultural sustainability diploma program at the Vermilion campus.

JULY 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Victoria Hospitals Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

To support critical care needs at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals in honour of hospital workers; and to inspire others.

JULY 2021

Wendy Benyk and Ray Maher

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

JDRF Canada

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Towards establishing the JDRF Centre of Excellence at UBC.

JULY 2021

Peter Blodgett

Gift:

$1,000

Recipient:

Peterborough Humane Society

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

In support of Our Pet Project fundraising campaign for the new Animal Care Centre.

JULY 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$350,000

Recipient:

MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver

City:

North Vancouver

Province:

BC

In support of Indigenous programs including school programs, public programs, storytelling and workshops by cultural interpreters, community advisors and elders, as well as learning experiences created by artists. The donation has already supported the recruitment of a Cultural Programmers and Practices Advisor from Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, and a Young Canada Works Indigenous Curatorial Assistant from the Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nation.

JULY 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Naseeha Mental Health

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

To support mental health services for Muslim communities through the hiring of two counsellors. The donation will allow Naseeha to expand its hours of operation and support community members through calls and texts in a greater number of languages.

JULY 2021

Mike & Lisa Boyd

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Francis Xavier University

City:

Antigonish

Province:

NS

To establish an endowment focused on providing assistance to students who have financial need. Half of the endowment will support Indigenous students from Atlantic Canada and African Nova Scotian students. This portion will be matched by the Jeannine Deveau Educational Equity Endowment adding an additional $500,000 to the endowment. The other half will support students from Atlantic Canada through entrance awards to support students who demonstrate leadership ability, contribute to their community, and have financial need.

JULY 2021

John and Judy Bragg Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Mount Allison

City:

Sackville

Province:

NB

To create five new scholarships at the Frank McKenna School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

JULY 2021

Fred & Janet Brayford

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Alliston

Province:

ON

Towards Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) Redevelopment project.

JULY 2021

James A. Burton and Family Foundation

Gift:

$900,000

Recipient:

The Lighthouse

City:

Orillia

Province:

Ontario

A 3:1 matching gift challenge led to $1.28M being raised for the new Lighthouse shelter and community hub with the foundation contributing over $900K. The funds will also support the long-term sustainability of the new community hub’s operations and services.

JULY 2021

Anne & Don Cameron

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Society of Organized Services

City:

Parksville

Province:

BC

Multi-year pledge to support women in the Parksville Qualicum Beach community. The funds will come through a RBC Charitable Gift Fund Don created through his Retirement Income Funds.

JULY 2021

Commissionaires Ottawa

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

Towards the Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care.

JULY 2021

Mike & Rosemary DiBrina and family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph's Villa

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

In support of the Caring Beyond Capital Campaign.

JULY 2021

Emterra Group

Gift:

$372,000

Recipient:

Niagara Health Foundation

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

Ontario

Over the past eight years, Emterra has donated more than $372K in help patients at the Walker Family Cancer Centre through the Make Your Contribution at the Curb Program. Through the program, Emterra donated $1 to the Foundation for every tonne of recycling and batteries collected from Niagara residents.

JULY 2021

Bourgeois Auto Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

City:

Midland

Province:

Ontario

10 year pledge to help address the facility’s highest capital priorities. The Bourgeois will be matching all new monthly donations to the GBGH Foundation.

JULY 2021

Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Cowichan Hospice House

City:

Duncan

Province:

BC

To support whole-person care for patients and for people in the community, including care for caregivers and those grieving the death of a loved one.

JULY 2021

Barbara Duckworth Oates

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadore College Foundation

City:

North Bay

Province:

Ontario

To establish an endowment to support students who are most in need.

JULY 2021

Toldo Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Family Respite Services Windsor/Essex

City:

Windsor

Province:

Ontario

To support the new fully accessible Family Respite Services facility.

JULY 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Moisson Montréal

City:

Montréal

Province:

QC

To fund the launch of a new fruit and vegetable bagging line with a capacity of 1,000 kg per hour. This semi-automated line now allows Moisson Montréal to accept, in quantities unprecedented in the sector, surplus fruits and vegetables from producers in order to redistribute them to organizations that feed people and families in need.

JULY 2021

FDC Foundation

Gift:

$2,250,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences North Foundation

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

To help purchase a new 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) model and upgrade the existing MRI scanner.

JULY 2021

FDC Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The FDC Foundation will match all new donations made before June 30, 2022 up to $5M.

JULY 2021

George & Judy Frankfort

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Baycrest Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To advance excellence in care, research, education and innovation in aging and brain health.

JULY 2021

Barry & Laurie Green

Gift:

$530,000

Recipient:

Anishnawbe Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the build of a new health centre in downtown Toronto. The building will be part of an Indigenous Hub that will offer a range of services related to health care, employment and culture. $500K in support of the project, and $30K to fund the foundation’s operations which promote traditional Indigenous practices.

JULY 2021

Paul B. Helliwell Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Picton

Province:

Ontario

2:1 matching gift donation to fund the construction of a new hospital in Prince Edward County, and to help to ensure dialysis patients receive the best-possible care. The gift is expected to raise $1.5M with $500K donated by the public and $1M matched by the foundation.

JULY 2021

Doug Tarry Ltd.

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Gregory A. Hogan Catholic School

City:

Sarnia

Province:

Ontario

To fund a community room at the new (previously named) Gregory A. Hogan Catholic School.

JULY 2021

Huggies

Gift:

$510,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To help rebuild the neonatal intensive care unit. Huggies Brand will donate $1 from every purchase of Huggies diapers or wipes in Canada, until December 2022, up to a total of $510,000.

JULY 2021

Ken Lett

Gift:

$2,400,000

Recipient:

Mount Royal University

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

In support of the aviation program. The funds will be primarily used for bursaries and scholarships for under represented students, including Indigenous people and women.

JULY 2021

Edward (Ted) Morwick

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph

City:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

To support advancements in infrastructure, innovation, research and training to improve global groundwater protection. $4M will support renovations and capital improvements to the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility renamed the Morwick Groundwater Research Centre. $3M to create the Morwick Chair in Sustainable Groundwater Research. $1M to the innovation fund. The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Biological Science will each receive $1M for summer student research assistantships in water and climate change research.

JULY 2021

National Bank

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To help scale Quebec’s innovative startups supported by Concordia and partners. The donation will bolster the MentorConnect program powered by the District 3 Innovation Hub.

JULY 2021

Jim Parker

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

To establish the Parker Psychedelic Research Chair. The Chair’s mandate is to conduct research on the potential use of psychedelics to improve mental health.

JULY 2021

John M. and Bernice Parrott Foundation

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Prince Edward

Province:

Ontario

In support of the Back the Build campaign to fund a new hospital.
JULY 2021

The Richardson Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Winnipeg Arts Gallery

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

Manitoba

The foundation will match donations to the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Qaumajuq, the gallery’s new centre dedicated to Inuit artists and their work, up to $1M.
JULY 2021

Rogers

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support COVID-19 relief in India through the provision of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, generators and other essential equipment to support critical needs.

JULY 2021

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support COVID-19 relief in India through the provision of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, generators and other essential equipment to support critical needs. TELUS will match text donations 1:1 up to $200K.

JULY 2021

Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Centennial College

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To create an endowment that will finance ongoing scholarships or other financial supports for students entering Centennial from a Scarborough high school or residing in a Scarborough neighborhood.

JULY 2021

Rotary Club of Peterborough

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Camp Kawartha

City:

Peterborough

Province:

Ontario

To fund the zero-carbon health centre at Camp Kawartha. The centre will be used to look after the health needs of campers, students and visitors and to provide educational opportunities to learn about carbon-neutral design, carbon sequestration, alternative energy generation, natural building materials, product life cycles, and green-waste management systems.

JULY 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Windmill Microlending

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Toward programs that provide professionally skilled women immigrants with career mentoring and financial support.

JULY 2021

Joseph & Rosalie Segal and family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

JDRF Canada

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

To help fund JDRF’s Centre of Excellence at UBC. The Centre will be poised to bring therapies to the clinical testing stage to cure T1D and positively impact other autoimmune diseases.

JULY 2021

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Mental Health Association

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Donation of more than $500K to enhance and expand CMHA’s cross-Canada network of community-based mental health and well-being learning centres. $300K grant from the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ program and more than $100K fundraised directly by Shoppers Drug Mart Associates, with a matched donation from Shoppers Drug Mart.

JULY 2021

Leonard & Micki Moore Simpson

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Baycrest Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To help discover how to rebuild the human brain after an injury and tap into hidden reserves to rehabilitate and strengthen the mind.

JULY 2021

Sun Life

Gift:

$800,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To help at-risk communities in Montreal that are disproportionately affected by diabetes over the next three years. The funds will support McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing and develop a network of five clinics.
JULY 2021

Sun Life

Gift:

$825,000

Recipient:

Foundation for Black Communities

City:

Province:

National

To support Black-led non-profit and charitable organizations serving Black communities across Canada over the next three years.
JULY 2021

TD Bank

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Center Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support a project aimed at improving access to health care in remote communities. The project aims to use artificial intelligence to analyze medical images that need urgent examination, which will provide faster care and potentially save lives. The new technology will be used primarily in x-ray and computed tomography imaging.

JULY 2021

Lance & Tammy Torgerson

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Central Okanagan Public School District students

City:

Kelowna

Province:

BC

$500 donated to each Grade 12 student in Central Okanagan Public School District, totalling more than $1M.
JULY 2021

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Oxford County Community Health Centre

City:

Woodstock

Province:

ON

To support the launch of a mobile health outreach bus. The bus provides health care on wheels to people experiencing homelessness or precarious housing across the county.
JULY 2021

Tribute Communities

Gift:

$2,200,000

Recipient:

Ontario Tech University

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

To establish 100 scholarships valued at $10K each to help the next generation of students achieve their academic dreams. The awards will expand access to university for students with financial need. In addition, Tribute Communities donated the historic Stone House to Ontario Tech University.

JULY 2021

Lee & Thora Vance

Gift:

$7,000,000

Recipient:

Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation

City:

Wingham

Province:

ON

Before their deaths, Lee and Thora Vance set up a $7 million endowment fund at the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation to support the Municipality of Wingham. The interest, estimated to bebetween $250K and $300K a year is to be spent to support education, health care, recreation and Christian churches in Wingham.

JULY 2021

Viterra

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Food Banks

City:

Province:

Saskatchewan

In support of 36 food banks across Saskatchewan. Viterra will match all gifts to food banks made in the province up to $100K.
JULY 2021

Walmart Foundation

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Opération Enfant Soleil

City:

Québec City

Province:

QC

To help sick children in Quebec.
JULY 2021

Walmart Foundation

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

$20M USD over five years to advance equity for Black and Indigenous Canadians through food security and economic opportunity. Some of the recipients include: BlackNorth Initiative, Black Opportunity Fund, Women’s College Hospital, Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism and the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion.
JULY 2021

Viterra

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

BC Parks Foundation

City:

West Vancouver

Province:

BC

To fund the purchase of some of BC’s most threatened ecosystems, ensuring that no logging or development will take place in their old-growth forests. Purchased lands include West Ballenas, Saturnina and part of Lasqueti, protecting almost 150 hectares of biodiverse forests and coastal bluffs.
JULY 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$250.000

Recipient:

Coboconk Wellness Centre

City:

Coboconk

Province:

ON

To support the build of a new wellness centre that will be a hub for community health and community space for the underserved northern areas of Kawartha Lakes.

AUGUST 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$250.000

Recipient:

Fresh Air Fund

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To send underprivileged and special-needs children to camp, and to encourage others to donate in support of children.

AUGUST 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

World Vision

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To help vulnerable children and families globally. With this gift, World Vision will focus on a three-part commitment to children, their families and communities: Respond to urgent needs while combatting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; ensure that children under five have a healthy start to life through health and nutrition programming; provide microfinance and business training.

AUGUST 2021

Vincent & Bruna Barzotti and Family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph

City:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

To purchase new equipment and technologies needed for patients receiving rehabilitation, complex hospital care, palliative care and long term care.

AUGUST 2021

CIBC

Gift:

$175,000

Recipient:

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

City:

Guelph

Province:

ON

To support the purchase of 33 new scopes for the endoscopy unit benefiting 7,000 patients per year.

AUGUST 2021

CIBC

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Mount Allison University

City:

Sackville

Province:

NB

To fund 14 student bursaries annually to returning full-time Indigenous students. The Awards will be distributed by Indspire’s Building Better Futures program.
AUGUST 2021

CIBC

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

UNICEF

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support COVID-19 relief efforts in India by boosting access to critical oxygen supply in hospitals for critically ill COVID-19 patients and the purchase of accurate testing tools to speed up identification and treatment.

AUGUST 2021

Gay Lea Foundation

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

City:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

In support of the expansion of the special care nursery and emergency department as well as the purchase of new equipment.
AUGUST 2021

Robert Eilers

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

City:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

Donation of land and construction for a new mental health centre in Guelph focusing on children and youth.

AUGUST 2021

Home Depot Foundation

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Dans la rue

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support employability programs and Emmett Johns School over the next two years..

AUGUST 2021

Kleenex

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

BGC Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To help bring more educational supplies and resources to youth in Canada. The donation will provide basic school supplies, more resources and supplies for Clubs, additional resource to support Club staff and added capacity for Clubs to support young people as they go back to school.s.

AUGUST 2021

Estates of Tim and Diane Ladvina

Gift:

$4,800,000

Recipient:

Queens General Hospital Foundation

City:

Liverpool

Province:

NS

To be used to its fullest extent to benefit community members in Liverpool.

AUGUST 2021

Ken & Maureen Lepin

Gift:

$275,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Ken Lepin’s past endowments fund 17 student awards at TRU. He made this gift to increase all of the awards by 10% to account for post-pandemic inflation.
AUGUST 2021

Mainil family

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

City of Weyburn

City:

Weyburn

Province:

SK

Towards the indoor synthetic turf field in the Credit Union Spark Centre.

AUGUST 2021

Novack Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Carrot River Elementary School

City:

Carrot River

Province:

SK

To fund amenities for the new facility including a second gymnasium, weight room and applied arts shop.
AUGUST 2021

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation

Gift:

$2,200,000

Recipient:

Operation Frontline Impact

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

To support whole-person care for patients and for people in the community, including care for caregivers and those grieving the death of a loved one.

AUGUST 2021

Ontario Power Generation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Feed Ontario

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To buy and distribute food in bulk as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put additional pressures on the province’s food banks, individuals and families.

AUGUST 2021

SC Johnson

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Brant Community Healthcare System

City:

Brantford

Province:

Ontario

To fund the cost of medical equipment, furnishings and fixtures in the renovated outpatient pediatric clinic.

AUGUST 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$350,000

Recipient:

Hockey Canada Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support BIPOC applications to the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund.

AUGUST 2021

Sisters of Providence

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Community Foundation of Kingston & Area

City:

Kingston

Province:

Ontario

To help the Kingston community respond to some of the greatest needs among the youngest and oldest citizens — to build resiliency in children and to reduce loneliness and isolation among seniors.

AUGUST 2021

Estate of Harold Smallpiece

Gift:

$540,000

Recipient:

Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation

City:

Pembroke

Province:

Ontario

In support of the Cancer Care Campaign and the hospital’s greatest needs.

AUGUST 2021

Tyler Smith

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

City:

Bowmanville

Province:

Ontario

Gift made through the Realtors for Healthcare initiative in support of the We Care, We Can Campaign.

AUGUST 2021

Taylor Family Foundation

Gift:

$8,500,000

Recipient:

Calgary Zoo

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

In support of the revitalization project to revamp the Canadian Wilds area including the addition of a new polar bear exhibit that will give stressed polar bears and orphaned cubs a change to live their lives in safety.

AUGUST 2021

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

UNICEF Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

In support of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination worldwide.

AUGUST 2021

John & Lia Viecelli

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation

City:

Windsor

Province:

Ontario

For a rehabilitation room at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

AUGUST 2021

Walker family & Walker Industries

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Canada Summer Games

City:

Niagara

Province:

Ontario

In support of the main facility for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. When the games are finished, the facility will be used by the broader Niagara community.

AUGUST 2021

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$820,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

Through the annual giving campaign from Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness. For the month of July, Walmart customers will be invited to donate to Red Cross at the checkout in stores and on Walmart.ca. Walmart Canada will be matching donations up to a maximum of $820,000.
AUGUST 2021

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the expansion of the Red Cross Friendly Calls program into Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The Friendly Calls program addresses loneliness and isolation through phone calls and helps connect people to their local community.
AUGUST 2021

Barkerville Gold Mines

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Barkerville Heritage Trust

City:

Barkerville

Province:

BC

To support the park and keep it open for the 2021 season.

SEPTEMBER 2021

BASF Digital Farming

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Olds College

City:

Olds

Province:

AB

To fund the Olds College Smart Farm’s HyperLater data concept, a process that allows for the the collection, analysis and application of agriculture data to support the development of new technologies for Western Canadian growers over the next three years.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Bell Let's Talk

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Rise

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

A five year commitment to engage Canadians with mental health and addiction challenges in entrepreneurship training and mentorship, and to support Rise’s expansion into Manitoba with the launch of Rise Winnipeg. A portion of the donation will be invested in the Rise Loan Fund to help launch more than 300 new small businesses over the next five years and enhance the organization’s sustainable source of lending capital.

SEPTEMBER 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

In support of seven organizations, in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, including $250,000 to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Centre Community Support Fund in support of memorial and healing activities. Also supporting: Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation for the construction of a 128-bed long-term-care home; The Gitpo Spirit Lodge; Kaska Dena Youth Camp; Indspire; The Indigenous Learning Centre; and the Orange Shirt Society.

SEPTEMBER 2021

MaryHelen Boccioletti and family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Grande Prairie Regional College

City:

Grande Prairie

Province:

AB

To establish an endowed bursary to help support students in their education. Two $2,500 bursaries will be issued annually to students in northwestern Alberta.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

STARS

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

To help purchase a new Airbus H145 helicopter.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Cargill Limited

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

STARS

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

To help purchase a new Airbus H145 helicopter.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Ann and John Chamberlain

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

ON

To support future purchases of diagnostic and imaging technology. The gift was described as being close to $500,000.

SEPTEMBER 2021

The Cowan Foundation

Gift:

$800,000

Recipient:

County of Brant

City:

Paris

Province:

ON

For a new Integrated Health Hub, renamed the Cowan Community Health Hub.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Art and Mary Jane Crooks

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

University of Lethbridge

City:

Lethbridge

Province:

AB

To create the Evelyn Hamilton Chair in Liberal Education.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Louise and Sophie Desmarais

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Orchestre Métropolitain

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support artistic development, and the vision of the Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin over the next 10 years.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Karen Girling and Bruce MacLellan

Gift:

$120,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

ON

In support of the Focus on Imaging Capital Campaign for diagnostics and imaging technology upgrades and improvements.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of British Columbia

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

To provide a $1M matching gift opportunity in support of The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at UBC.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Ron and Jane Graham

Gift:

$5,900,000

Recipient:

University of Saskatchewan

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

$1 million for the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, $1 million for the previously named Jane and Ron Graham Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, $900,000 for the College of Engineering of which $500,000 will support the RE-ENGINEERED program for first-year students and $400,000 to the previously named Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development to hire a project coordinator to evaluate and monitor the program, and $3 million for Huskie Athletics. The Huskies football team and men’s and women’s basketball teams will each get $1 million to fund scholarships, programs, equipment, coaching support and new travel opportunities.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Garry Hurvitz

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To further research and treatment in the field of pediatric brain and mental health at the renamed Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health. The donation will also allow the hospital to hire a dedicated director of the Centre; support new therapies for neuromuscular, neuroinflammatory and neurodevelopmental diseases; treatment models for youth and families affected by complex mental health issues; and an innovation fund to aid investments in cutting-edge research.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Donald K. Johnson

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

UHN Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support the previously named Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute.

SEPTEMBER 2021

The Joyce Family Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Carleton University

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

$2.5M to establish an endowment to support bursaries for Indigenous students. The bursaries will be available to undergraduate Indigenous students as well as graduates of the Indigenous Enriched Support Program and will provide up to $20,000 over four years. The university will match this gift with an additional $2.5M to support other Indigenous initiatives.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Robert Krembil

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To launch the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership and to establish the Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Dr. Nevan Krogan

Gift:

$2,080,000

Recipient:

University of Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

Towards the Children of Haiti Project scholarship to provide 10 students a fully funded undergraduate degree along with tuition, housing, immigration costs and living expenses fully covered.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

American Civil Liberties Union and NAACP

City:

Province:

International

To match gifts up to $1 million USD in support of a fundraiser running until October 8th for the American Civil Liberties Union and NAACP Legal Defence and Education Fund. Funds will be split evenly between the organizations.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Andrew and Chantel MacCorquodale

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

The Globe Theatre at MacCorquodale Place

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

Towards a $10 million capital campaign to remodel the Prince Edward building.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Mazergroup

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

To support the Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Frank McKenna

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

University of New Brunswick

City:

Fredericton

Province:

NB

To establish the McKenna Institute to make New Brunswick, and Canada, digital trailblazers.

SEPTEMBER 2021

George and Sylvia Melville

Gift:

$8,000,000

Recipient:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

City:

Surrey

Province:

BC

$3M to establish the Melville School of Business Advanced Teaching and Learning Technology Fund; $2M to create the Melville School of Business Endowed Scholarship Fund; $1M to establish the Melville School of Business Endowed Bursary Fund; $1M to create the Melville School of Business Endowed Scholarship Fund for post-baccalaureate students; $500,000 for the Melville School of Business Endowed Case Competition Fund; $450,000 to create the Melville School of Business Incubator Fund; $50,000 for the Melville School of Business Activation Fund to support the rebranding of the Melville School of Business.

SEPTEMBER 2021

The Mike Weir Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

ACCESS Open Minds

City:

Sarnia

Province:

ON

To support the new ACCESS Open Minds facility opening in Sarnia.

SEPTEMBER 2021

MNP

Gift:

$277,000

Recipient:

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Towards care within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Molson Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Université de Montréal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Towards UdeM’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine allowing the faculty to make technological improvements for the benefit of next-generation veterinarians including the development of a Veterinary Simulation and Virtual Reality Centre, as well as the purchasing of animal modeling and virtual reality equipment.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Mountainview Building Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Pathstone

City:

Thorold

Province:

ON

To support the oganization’s school, renamed Mountainview Centre for Innovative Learning. Money was spent on the building’s HVAC system, replacement of interior lights and skylights, and a series of outdoor learning and play hubs including two outdoor classrooms.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Nikean Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

UHN Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To establish the Nikean Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research Centre.

SEPTEMBER 2021

E. & G. Odette Foundation and the P & L Odette Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$350,000

Recipient:

University of Windsor

City:

Windsor

Province:

ON

Matching gift in support of the campaign for a data analytics teaching lab at the previously-named Odette School of Business.

SEPTEMBER 2021

OPG

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Feed the Need in Durham

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

$50,000 towards the bulk food purchasing program and $50,000 towards the transportation program.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Brian and Esther Pallister

Gift:

$260,000

Recipient:

Brandon University

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

The gifts were described as totalling nearly $260,000 to endow two new scholarships, and increase the value of existing endowed scholarships. One scholarship will benefit male student-athletes mirroring an existing scholarship for female student-athletes previously established. The second will benefit students coming to BU to finish a joint program with Assiniboine Community College.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Jim Pattison

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

Surrey Hospitals Foundation

City:

Surrey

Province:

BC

Matching donation kick start a fundraising campaign to upgrade the 10-year-old previously named Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Joy and Larry Pearson

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph

City:

Guelph

Province:

ON

In support of the newly renamed Pearson Family Student-Athlete Mentor program while also enhancing the mental health, nutritional and sports psychology needs of the student athletes.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Harry Peleshok

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Lakeridge Health Foundation

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

To set up an Endowment Fund in support of the needs of Lakeridge Health.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$980,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support a variety of initiatives at the Lassonde School of Engineering for computer security research and to further advance equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. The donation will fund York’s Global Financial Crimes Research Fund over four years, and the Computer Security Program Fund for two years. As well, to contribute to Lassonde’s Kindergarten to Industry Academy.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Shaw Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

KidSport Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

To kick starts KidSport Calgary and Calgary Flames Sports Bank’s Back to Sport project.

SEPTEMBER 2021

PS43 Foundation Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support pediatric disability by providing education and awareness in the community, particularly for marginalized groups in racialized communities.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Jason Smith

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To help complete the Grow BRI Research campaign and create the largest concentration of childhood disability researchers in the world.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Sun Life

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Spirit North

City:

Canmore

Province:

AB

To support health programming for Indigenous children and youth over two years by expanding programs to seven new communities across Canada benefitting 7,000 Indigenous children and youth.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Van Nes family

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Stratford General Hospital Foundation

City:

Stratford

Province:

ON

In support of the In Our Hands campaign.

SEPTEMBER 2021

WB Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

JDRF

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

In support of the campaign to establish the JDRF Centre of Excellence at the University of British Columbia.

SEPTEMBER 2021

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