Major Gift News

Alectra Inc.

Gift:

$1,050,000

Recipient:

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

Donation is to Trillium Health Partners’ Institute for Better Health for the recruitment of a Clinician Scientist to support research and innovations to the mental health care system. The funds will be given over seven years.

July 2022

BASF Canada Agricultural Services

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

STARS

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation will support STARS mission operations, and the purchase of medically equipped Airbus H145 helicopters.

July 2022

Valerie Brook (estate of) & Allen Paul Walters (estate of)

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation has been assigned to an endowment fund to support student Opportunity Awards at Victoria College.

July 2022

Liam Burgess

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Compassion House Edmonton

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Donation allowed for the expansion of services to women and their families during and post- cancer treatment.

July 2022

David and Lynn Coriat

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

University Health Network Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will allow for the creation of an evidence-based, user-informed virtual peer navigation app to support youth with childhood-onset disabilities to lead healthy lives. The donation will also establish a new chair in rehabilitation service innovation.

July 2022

Gilles Desjardins

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Montfort Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to Montfort Hospital Foundation’s campaign for the Orleans Health Hub.

July 2022

Algoma Steel

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Sault Area Hospital Foundation

City:

Sault Ste. Marie

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of Sault Area Hospital’s Residential Withdrawal Management Facility.

July 2022

EllisDon

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine humanitarian crisis appeal.

July 2022

FDC Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Women's College Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

The FDC Foundation will match donations up to $2,000,000 through the month of July 2022 made to Women’s College Hospital Foundation in support of the acquisition of new breast imaging equipment.

October 2022

The Flanagan Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph-Humber

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of hiring an Indigenous faculty member through the University of Guelph’s Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, as well as an Indigenous curriculum specialist for Guelph-Humber’s early childhood studies program.

July 2022

Gauthier Family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Ottawa

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation will fund the University of Ottawa Sustainable Cities Initiative, a five year research program from the Faculty of Arts focused on achieving sustainable cities. $200,000 will be given each year.

July 2022

Guery Goyo

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Niagara Health Foundation

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation is to Niagara Health Foundation’s It’s Our Future campaign, in support of building the new South Niagara Hospital.

July 2022

Donald K. Johnson

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation was made at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards’ 30th Anniversary Gala, and will support the future of the awards.

July 2022

Laura Krasnodubsky (Estate of)

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

The bequest from the estate of Laura Krasnodubsky is to the University’s Campaign for Concordia.

July 2022

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Tyndale University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is from Lilly Endowment Inc’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, and will help establish the Tyndale Centre for Pastoral Imagination.

July 2022

Manitoba Blue Cross

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Victoria Hospital Foundation

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is in support of Victoria Hospital’s new Mental Health Assessment Unit, helping to fund an integrated space to provide specialized mental health assessments and treatments, as well as a private and supportive recovery environment.

July 2022

Mattamy Homes

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

City of Mississauga

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

Donation is to Mississauga’s new major sports facility in the form of a 25 year sponsorship which will name the Churchill Meadows Sports Park, and help to fund phase two of its construction.

July 2022

Linda McBurney and Rosemary Bolitho

Gift:

$1,660,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

ON

Donation will support the Hospital’s priority needs.

July 2022

MNP

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

Donation is in support of Assiniboine Community College’s Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, and made in honour of the late Don Penny, co-founder of MNP.

July 2022

Mohawk Online

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Kahnawake Cultural and Arts Center

City:

Kahnawake

Province:

QC

Donation supports the campaign to build the new Kahnawake Cultural and Arts Center.

July 2022

Molson Coors

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen Now, and will support alleviating systemic barriers which prevent Black students from attaining higher education through five annual in-course bursaries.

July 2022

Nutrien

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation kicks off the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s campaign, which is raising funds to find a new home for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

July 2022

Pine Hill Divinity Hall

Gift:

$450,000

Recipient:

Atlantic School of Theology

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

Donation is in support of a new transition fund which will allow Atlantic School of Theology to implement its new strategic plan and create a sustainable university. Donation will be given over three years, with up to $150,000 given each year.

July 2022

The Powell Group of Companies

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Newmarket

Province:

ON

Donation is to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation’s HERE is Where Cancer Meets its Match campaign, which aims to bring the latest technology to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.

July 2022

Quebecor

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

HEC Montreal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is a part of a partnership aimed at helping start-up companies with digital strategy. The funds will allow HEC Montreal’s Industrial Research Chair in User Experience support approximately ten companies a year for ten years.

July 2022

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

CIFAR

City:

Various

Province:

National

The donation from RBC, the RBC Foundation, and Borealis AI will advance the understanding of artificial intelligence’s impact on society, ensure more diverse representation in scientific talent across CIFAR’s research programs and support research to create a more sustainable environment.

July 2022

Richardson Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Town of Canora

City:

Canora

Province:

SK

Donation supports the Canora Aquatic Park Project.

July 2022

Sobey Family

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

Confederation Centre of the Arts

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

PEI

Donation will support the expansion of the Centre’s artistic, heritage and educational programming, as well as making it more accessible.

July 2022

Stollery Family

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Golf Canada Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation supported the head coach position of Canada’s women’s golf teams.

July 2022

TD Bank Group

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

NorQuest College

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Donation is in support of NorQuest College’s Career Connect program, which supports mid-career workers as they transition to new employment and career opportunities. The Donation will support 25 participants of the program per year over three years.

July 2022

TD Bank Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph

City:

Guelph

Province:

ON

The donation will be given over five years and support the University of Guelph’s Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence, allowing affiliated researchers to launch AI training modules for mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs.

July 2022

Air Canada and Visa

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Olympic Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Air Canada partnered with Visa on a seat sale; as part of the sale, whenever customers paid with Visa, a donation was made to the Foundation. This resulted in an overall gift of $100,000.

July 2022

Canadian Tire

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Jumpstart

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

During Canadian Tire’s Puck Pass Challenge, the company donated $1 for each social media post. A total of $300,000 was raised in support of Team Canada athletes. Funds were split between Jumpstart, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, each receiving $100,000.

July 2022

Canadian Tire

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Olympic Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

During Canadian Tire’s Puck Pass Challenge, the company donated $1 for each social media post. A total of $300,000 was raised in support of Team Canada athletes. Funds were split between Jumpstart, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, each receiving $100,000.

July 2022

Canadian Tire

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Paralympic Foundation of Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

During Canadian Tire’s Puck Pass Challenge, the company donated $1 for each social media post. A total of $300,000 was raised in support of Team Canada athletes. Funds were split between Jumpstart, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, each receiving $100,000.

July 2022

Barry Zekelman

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Clair College

City:

Windsor

Province:

ON

Donation was made at the opening of the previously named Zekelman Centre of Business & Information Technology, and further built on Zekelman’s previous pledge of $5,000,000 toward the expansion of the southwest wing of St. Clair’s main campus.

July 2022

Margaret Mary Cook (Estate of)

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Nova Scotia Community College Foundation

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

Donation will fund student awards in perpetuity at the Strait Area Campus.

July 2022

Alex and Valerie Docherty

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

PEI

Donation is in the form of a life insurance policy with Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation named as the owner and beneficiary.

July 2022

Domenic DiLalla

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Niagara Health Foundation

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of building the new South Niagara Hospital.

July 2022

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Tony Cote First Nation Games

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation will support the 2022 Tony Cote First Nations Summer Games.

July 2022

Ken and Patricia Mariash

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

Greater Victoria Housing Society

City:

Victoria

Province:

BC

Ken and Patricia Mariash have donated property valued at $15,000,000 to the Greater Victoria Housing Society, which is planning to build an 18 storey tower containing 180 rental units of affordable housing.

July 2022

Greg and Diane Slaight

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

United Way Niagara

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation will be used for special projects at United Way Niagara.

July 2022

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Daily Bread Food Bank

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of addressing growing needs due to the impacts of COVID-19, and will help to fund the Daily Bread’s network of member agencies, new food programs, and food purchasing.

July 2022

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