Major Gift News

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$ 200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the needs related to the situation in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

CAA Club Group of Companies

Gift:

$900,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation, Black Youth Helpline, and the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

City:

Province:

Various

The $900,000 gift will be split among the three organizations and provided over three years. $450,000 will go to SickKids Foundation, and $225,000 to both Black Youth Helpline and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. SickKids will use the funds towards the Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain and Mental Health. Black Youth Helpline will use the funds to assist with direct service delivery and furthering organization development. Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba will use the funds to build the Indigenous Community Healing Space.

FEBRUARY 2022

CIBC

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

UNICEF Canada, Canadian Red Cross, and United Nations Refugee Agency Canada

City:

Province:

Various

Donation is split among the three organizations to provide humanitarian aid to those in need in Ukraine. UNICEF Canada Ukraine Appeal will receive $100,000, while Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal and United Nations Refugee Agency Canada will both receive $50,000.

FEBRUARY 2022

CLV Group Inc. and InterRent REIT

Gift:

$175,000

Recipient:

Burlington Foundation

City:

Burlington

Province:

ON

Donation is to support the Burlington community.

FEBRUARY 2022

David and Lynn Coriat

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

The $5,000,000 commitment, named The Coriat Fund, will support the “Dear Everybody” campaign, which seeks to end stigma and eliminate bias against people with disabilities. The gift will also be used to give families in need increased access to assistive and therapeutic equipment, additionally focusing on providing access to Holland Bloorview’s orthotics and prosthetics program.

JANUARY 2022

Cousineau Family

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

NEO Kids Foundation

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

Donation will be used for purchasing specialized pediatric equipment at Health Sciences North, which the Foundation supports.

FEBRUARY 2022

Desjardins Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to provide aid to those impacted by the events in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

Jacques Deslauriers

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Laval University

City:

Quebec City

Province:

QC

The gift is to the University’s Faculty of Law, and is intended to be used to help students complete master’s degree in civil law.

FEBRUARY 2022

Entegrus

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Indwell

City:

Chatham

Province:

ON

Donation is for the redevelopment of the former St. Agnes school into affordable housing for 35-45 residents in the Chatham community.

FEBRUARY 2022

London Emergency Medicine Associates

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Indwell

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation is to build affordable housing on the site of the former South Street hospital.

FEBRUARY 2022

Gaglardi Family

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Donation is to create the new School of Business and Economics, which includes the future construction of an academic building for business studies, as well as a portion of the gift to be used for expanding programming, research initiatives, and financial support for students in business and economics.

FEBRUARY 2022

The Peter Gilgan Foundation

Gift:

$105,000,000

Recipient:

Trillium Health Partners

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

Donation is to support the construction of a new hospital, and expand the Queensway Health Centre. The projects will add 600+ beds across the organization.

JANUARY 2022

Peter and Shelagh Godsoe

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

Sinai Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will be toward Sinai Health’s geriatric care program. It will also support three Sinai 100 Chairs, two of which will be focused on care for older adults. Additionally, the gift will allow the creation of a geriatric medicine fund, a fellowship program, and support the redevelopment of an Ambulatory Care Centre to support older adults and their caregivers.

FEBRUARY 2022

Google Canada

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

The donation is a two year commitment, and will go toward grants and CCAB memberships for Indigenous businesses, as well as CCAB redeveloping their Tools and Financing for Aboriginal Business platform, and the creation of new programs.

FEBRUARY 2022

Great-West Lifeco, IGM Financial and Power Corporation of Canada

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the needs related to the situation in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

Green Shield Canada

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to support the University’s Discovery Pharmacy, which will be used for innovation and research in the pharmacy profession, as well as providing students with hands-on experience.

FEBRUARY 2022

Margaret and Charles Juravinski

Gift:

$5,100,000

Recipient:

Juravinski Research Institute

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

The Juravinski Research Institute, a partnership between Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, will use the donation to support studies focused on child and youth health, integrated care, and burn trauma.

FEBRUARY 2022

Stu and Kim Lang

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Veterinarians Without Borders

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation will support the Northern Animal Health Initiative, which seeks to improve animal care in northern Canadian communities.

FEBRUARY 2022

Manitoba Métis Federation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the needs related to the situation in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

Paul McLean

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Golf Canada

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of Golf Canada’s creation of a development program with an objective to increase the number of Canadian athletes participating in the Lady’s Professional Golf Association and the Professional Golf Association tours.

FEBRUARY 2022

Mountainview Building Group

Gift:

$120,000

Recipient:

YWCA Niagara Region

City:

Niagara Falls

Province:

ON

Donation supports YWCA Niagara Region’s capital campaign to build Oakdale Commons, a long-term supportive housing building.

FEBRUARY 2022

National Bank

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the needs related to the situation in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

Northstar Refrigeration

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward

City:

Belleville

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of Humane Society Hastings Price Edward’s It Takes Heart Capital Campaign, and will contribute to a new animal shelter.

FEBRUARY 2022

Estate of Mervyn Pfeffer

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Owen Sound Hospital Regional Foundation

City:

Owen Sound

Province:

ON

Donation will be used to acquire new equipment for the hospital.

FEBRUARY 2022

Péladeau Family

Gift:

$40,000,000

Recipient:

University of Montreal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Half the donation will go toward the creation of a new program focused on training the next generation of entrepreneurs, and the other will go toward the construction of a new pavilion at the University.

FEBRUARY 2022

Alan Quesnel

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Brentwood Recovery Home

City:

Windsor

Province:

ON

Donation was given at Brentwood’s 30th annual charity lottery draw. The donation will help Brentwood continue to provide programming and services in the community.

JANUARY 2022

RBC

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the needs related to the situation in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

United Nations Refugee Agency

City:

Province:

International

Reynolds and Lively announced they would match up to $1M in donations to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainians fleeing their homes due to the current situation.

FEBRUARY 2022

Tannis Richardson

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

JDRF Canada

City:

North York

Province:

ON

Donation is to support research efforts to defeat Type 1 Diabetes.

FEBRUARY 2022

RuffLife Rescues

Gift:

$101,357

Recipient:

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

FEBRUARY 2022

Molly Rundle and Stephen Lister

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will allow the hospital to double staff tuition reimbursement offered through its Tuition Assistance Program.

FEBRUARY 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support the needs related to the situation in Ukraine.

FEBRUARY 2022

Shaw Family

Gift:

$35,000,000

Recipient:

Glenbow Museum

City:

Calgary

Province:

ON

$25M of the donation is being used to allow for free admissions to the museum permanently, and $10M will be used to create the JR Shaw Institute for Canadian Art.

FEBRUARY 2022

The Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

12 organizations

City:

Province:

National

The donation will be split among 12 organizations with a focus on improving the lives of women and girls and members of Indigenous, Black racialized, refugee, and immigrant communities.

Canadian Women’s Foundation will receive $1.5 million for the Slaight Family Foundation Ending Gender Based Violence in Critical Communities Grant. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada will receive $1 million for its Mothers In Mind Program. Covenant House will receive $1 million for new supports for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Girls E-Mentorship will receive $500,000 to expand its mentorship program. New Circles will receive $1 million for the Women’s Rise Program. Northern Ontario School of Medicine will receive $1 million for the Slaight Family Scholars Program. Ontario Native Women’s Association will receive $1 million for its HERS (Healing, Empowerment, Reclamation, Safety) Program. University Health Network will receive $2 million for its National Eating Discord Information Centre. Women’s College Hospital Foundation will receive $1 million for its From Surviving to Thriving community initiative. Women’s Shelters Canada will receive $2 million to expand the number of second stage shelters. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC will receive $1 million to expand its HIV program.

FEBRUARY 2022

Telus

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

Various

TELUS and the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation are donating $2 million to Canadian charities providing support and relief to those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine, including Canadian Red Cross, and Save the Children Canada.

FEBRUARY 2022

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$3,500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

Donation is split up as grants to 7 organizations/initiatives supporting Indigenous and Black communities in Canada in education, career advancement, food security, and health, with the goal of working to address drivers of systemic racism in society and bring change.

Information and Communications Technology Council and NPower Canada will each receive $500,000 USD. Food Banks Canada will receive $599,250 USD. Community Foundations of Canada will receive $1,050,000 USD. Women’s College Hospital Foundation will receive $150,000 USD. York University will receive $75,000 USD in support of Dr. Jean Augustine’s Chair in Education, Student Research and Support Initiative. Indspire will receive $50,000 USD.

FEBRUARY 2022

Desjardins

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Montfort Foundation

City:

Orleans

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Foundation’s campaign to create the Orleans Health Hub.
FEBRUARY 2022

Norman and Gay Loveland

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will create a new chair which will advance the Faculty of Law’s research and education priorities in Indigenous law.
FEBRUARY 2022

Howard Levitt

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to increase the research, education, and outreach pillars of the Indigenous Initiatives Office at the Faculty of Law.
FEBRUARY 2022

Barbara Legate, David Wolfe, Alex Wolfe, Amy Soares, and Annie Legate-Wolfe

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation is to Youth Opportunities Unlimited’ s Joan’s Place project. The project will create a new facility with affordable housing and a youth wellness hub. The funds from the gift will create a Children’s learning Space in an upcoming facility.
FEBRUARY 2022

Gord and Barb Broda

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Rose Garden Hospice

City:

Prince Albert

Province:

SK

Donation is to support the construction of the Hospice’s new facility.
FEBRUARY 2022

Luc Girard and Geneviève Hardy

Gift:

$306,365

Recipient:

Make-A-Wish Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to support the effects of Make-A-Wish has on children with critical illnesses.
FEBRUARY 2022

The Co-operators

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation

City:

Guelph

Province:

ON

Donation will go toward a new Centre for resilience, Learning and Growth. The centre will support the well being of hospital staff dealing with high stress and trauma exposed work.
FEBRUARY 2022

David Laidley

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation will establish the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics, as part of the Desautels Faculty of Management.
FEBRUARY 2022

Kenny and Arlene Kyan

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

City:

Delta

Province:

BC

Donation is going toward the Foundation’s Moonlight Gala 2.0 event. The event will raise funds to purchase new medical equipment for the hospital, and cover other immediate needs.
FEBRUARY 2022

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