Major Gift News

Anonymous

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Alliston

Province:

ON

To provide a matched gift opportunity up to $250,000 in support of the Because of You, We Can Capital Campaign.

OCTOBER 2021

Askew's Foods

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

City:

Salmon Arm

Province:

BC

Towards construction of the rail trail.

OCTOBER 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Hope Chicago

City:

Province:

International

To help Chicago Public School graduates and their families pursue higher education and graduate debt free.

OCTOBER 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$430,000

Recipient:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Alliston

Province:

ON

In support of the Because of You, We Can Capital Campaign.

OCTOBER 2021

Pat Boot and Catherine Weenk

Gift:

$2,250,000

Recipient:

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

For a one-on-one tutoring program to improve children’s literacy.

OCTOBER 2021

Carpenters Union Local 1669

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Roots to Harvest

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

ON

Towards purchasing and renovating the Fort William Road building and creating new programs.

OCTOBER 2021

Doggone Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support experiential learning opportunities for Fine Arts students outside of the classroom. Over nine years, the gift will fund 40 annual, previously named Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Awards valued at $5,000 each. $10,000 per year will fund the annual Bill McLennan Northwest Coast Travel Award.
OCTOBER 2021

Paul and Carmen Duffy

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Ryerson University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

In support of the future Science Discovery Complex, as well as the lab and work of Dr. John Marshall.
OCTOBER 2021

Mark Dufresne and family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences Centre Foundation

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

For a new urology facility.
OCTOBER 2021

Enbridge Gas

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Fire departments across Ontario

City:

Various

Province:

ON

To provide training materials to upgrade life-saving techniques through the Safe Community Assist Project to 50 fire departments.
OCTOBER 2021

Fastfrate Group and Audrey's Place Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

UHN Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To accelerate research in two areas: Chiari malformation led by Dr. Michael Fehlings and repairing and engineering superior organs for transplantation led by Dr. Shaf Keshavjee.
OCTOBER 2021

Farm Credit Canada

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

To support 88 community groups across Canada for projects that make positive changes in rural communities with less than 150,000 residents. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.
OCTOBER 2021

Chris and George Gilley

Gift:

$230,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

ON

In support of the Focus on Imaging Capital Campaign.
OCTOBER 2021

Graywood Developments

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

To launch the Graywood Vision Fund to make cities happier and healthier places to live, with an inaugural donation of over $100K in support of YMCA of Greater Toronto, YMCA Calgary, Canadian Opera Company and Tree Canada.
OCTOBER 2021

Don and Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Cancer Society

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To establish the Don Green Palliative Care Advocacy Team dedicated to transforming hospice palliative care across Canada.
OCTOBER 2021

Half-Way Motors

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Roots to Harvest

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

ON

Towards purchasing and renovating the Fort William Road building and creating new programs.
OCTOBER 2021

Hellenic Heritage Foundation

Gift:

$1,400,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To expand the Greek Canadian History Project, over five years.
OCTOBER 2021

Jeffrey and Lynn Henderson

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Niagara Health Foundation

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

For renovation of the newly named Henderson Family CT Simulator Unit to improve cancer treatment.
OCTOBER 2021

Jay and Barbara Hennick

Gift:

$36,000,000

Recipient:

Sinai Health

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To provide unrestricted funding to the renamed Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital.
OCTOBER 2021

Jim Hynes and Barry Hynes

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

SPCA

City:

St. John's

Province:

NL

In support of The Way Home campaign to build a new facility in St. John’s.
OCTOBER 2021

Ice River Springs

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation

City:

Markdale

Province:

ON

Towards the Together in Care campaign for the new Markdale Hospital.
OCTOBER 2021

Rotary Club of Markdale

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation

City:

Markdale

Province:

ON

Towards the Together in Care campaign for the new Markdale Hospital.
OCTOBER 2021

Feversham & District Kinsmen Club

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation

City:

Markdale

Province:

ON

Towards the Together in Care campaign for the new Markdale Hospital.
OCTOBER 2021

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

City of Prince George

City:

Prince George

Province:

BC

Towards a multisport court.
OCTOBER 2021

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

City of Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

In kind gift of an inclusive playground and spray pad.
OCTOBER 2021

Sanders Lee

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

To establish the Hopewell M.I.N.D. Prize to help expand Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.
OCTOBER 2021

John Lessif and family

Gift:

$209,000

Recipient:

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Tillsonburg

Province:

ON

To purchase an orthopedic GE Digital Mobile ERGO C-Arm x-ray machine for the orthopedic surgical program.
OCTOBER 2021

Lewitt family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Meaford Hospital Foundation

City:

Meaford

Province:

ON

Towards the cataract surgery suite, as well as new X-ray machines and cardiac monitors for the emergency department.
OCTOBER 2021

Normal and Gay Loveland

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Queen's University

City:

Kingston

Province:

ON

To establish an endowment to support the STEM: Indigenous Activities (STEM:InA) program which will help bring geographically distanced Indigenous students to Queen’s. The gift is over four years.
OCTOBER 2021

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

The Girls Opportunity Alliance, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Trevor Project

City:

Province:

International

In support of The Girls Opportunity Alliance, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Trevor Project as well as for the launch of a Centre for Social Impact.
OCTOBER 2021

Colin and Belle MacDonald Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Canada's Children's Hospitals Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To be disbursed to CCHF’s 13 member children’s hospital foundations to address their most urgent mental health needs.
OCTOBER 2021

Manitoba Métis Federation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

University of Winnipeg

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

To establish the Dr. Annette Trimbee Indigenous Excellence Scholarships. $250,000 was donated by the Manitoba Métis Federation and is being matched by UWinnipeg. The scholarships, valued up to $10,000 per year and renewable for up to five years, will be awarded to Indigenous undergraduate students who identify as Red River Métis, First Nations, or Inuit.
OCTOBER 2021

Mitsubishi Motors Sales of Canada

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

In support of food banks across Canada providing 300,000 meals to Canadians.
OCTOBER 2021

Ontario Power Generation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Durham College and Ontario Tech University

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

To assist in recruiting and retaining students including those under-represented in the industry, such as women and Indigenous people, to build a diverse population of potential employees for the energy sector. The partnership will focus on technology development in the energy sector for climate change initiatives as well as research and development in support of OPG’s Climate Change Plan.
OCTOBER 2021

Brendan Paddick and Renee Vedd-Paddick

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Lionel Kelland Hospice

City:

Grand Falls-Windsor

Province:

NL

In support of the Every Moment Matters campaign for a community-based hospice.
OCTOBER 2021

Perry Family Farm

Gift:

$111,000

Recipient:

Town of Coaldale

City:

Coaldale

Province:

AB

To help fund sport and recreation equipment in the new multi-use recreation centre.
OCTOBER 2021

Scott Pollard and family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

City:

Guelph

Province:

ON

To support the hospital’s most urgent and essential equipment needs through the Together, We Care campaign.
OCTOBER 2021

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$330,000

Recipient:

Cambrian College

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

To support student initiatives at Cambrian College over the next three years.
OCTOBER 2021

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support 40 annual internships for underserved students through Beat the Odds as well as nine annual internships through the Co-op’s Non-Profit Sector Internships program over four years.
OCTOBER 2021

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

University of Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

To support career-related work and leadership development opportunities for Indigenous students.
OCTOBER 2021

Sabourin Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Western University

City:

London

Province:

ON

To support a new undergraduate student award program, as well as fund innovative programming and Western’s new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Building.
OCTOBER 2021

Shoppers Drug Mart

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Women's Shelters Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

To support women’s shelters across Canada.
OCTOBER 2021

David and Faye Sobey Foundation

Gift:

$900,000

Recipient:

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

City:

Dartmouth

Province:

NS

In support of the campaign to double the amount of protected land.
OCTOBER 2021

Paul and Marsha Sobey

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

City:

Dartmouth

Province:

NS

In support of the campaign to double the amount of protected land.
OCTOBER 2021

Tetreault family

Gift:

$109,000

Recipient:

Algonquin College

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

To establish an endowment to create the Blair H. Tetreault Memorial Award. $4,000 will be given to a first year student pursuing a career in broadcasting in support of their second year of studies.
OCTOBER 2021

Bill and Corrie Vink

Gift:

$402,157

Recipient:

Stratford General Hospital Foundation

City:

Stratford

Province:

ON

Towards the Fluoroscopy Unit.
OCTOBER 2021

Western Alumni Association

Gift:

$1,400,000

Recipient:

Western University

City:

London

Province:

ON

Towards upgrades at the athletic stadium.
OCTOBER 2021

The Weston Family Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries

City:

Maple Ridge

Province:

BC

To provide a holiday matched gift opportunity up to $500,000. Funds will be distributed through the Salvation Army branches.
OCTOBER 2021

Hydro One

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Feed Ontario

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support hunger-relief organizations across Ontario.
OCTOBER 2021

The Estate of Tom Allan and the Tom and Sue Allan Family Fund

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

London Health Sciences Centre Foundation

City:

London

Province:

ON

To create and support a new position at the hospital in its Baker Centre for Pancreatic Cancer for the next eight to 10 years.
NOVEMBER 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Orillia

Province:

ON

To fund the new MRI machine and to support minimally invasive surgery.
NOVEMBER 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$20,000,000

Recipient:

King's University

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Towards the construction of a new science centre.
NOVEMBER 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,400,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

To expand the peer-mentoring program for Early Childhood Educators (ECE) over the next three years to keep them from leaving the profession.
NOVEMBER 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

City:

London

Province:

ON

To match donations up to $1,500,000 for the campaign for Joan’s Place in London.
NOVEMBER 2021

Audain Foundation

Gift:

$100,000,000

Recipient:

Vancouver Art Gallery

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Towards the campaign for the new Vancouver Art Gallery.
NOVEMBER 2021

Azrieli Foundation

Gift:

$15,600,000

Recipient:

National Autism Research Centre of Israel

City:

Province:

International

To support translational research that will revolutionize diagnosis techniques and interventions for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
NOVEMBER 2021

Azrieli Foundation

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

The Weizmann Institute of Science and Weizmann Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To enable catalytic brain research with the establishment of The Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences. Gift is in USD.
NOVEMBER 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Calgary Health Foundation

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

To support the redevelopment of the Foothills NICU.
NOVEMBER 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Humber College

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support student and alumni entrepreneurs.
NOVEMBER 2021

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support new mentorship opportunities for children and youth.
NOVEMBER 2021

Ruth Bower and Dorothy Bower

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Red Deer & District Community Foundation

City:

Red Deer

Province:

AB

To establish an endowed scholarship to support local students to further their education in honour of William Arthur Bower. A minimum of five scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded each year.
NOVEMBER 2021

Canada Goose

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

National Inuit Youth Council

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

To support the Council’s work to amplify the voices of Inuit youth across Inuit regions in Canada.
NOVEMBER 2021

Canada Life

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

JDRF and Diabetes Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and in honour of National Diabetes Awareness Month.
NOVEMBER 2021

Dax Dasilva

Gift:

$40,000,000

Recipient:

Age of Union

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To set up Age of Union Alliance, which will fund environmental protection projects in Canada and around the world. The money will support the Quebec project and four others; in Peru, Congo, Indonesia and Haiti.
NOVEMBER 2021

Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Foundation

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Towards the Together We Rise campaign for a new patient care tower.
NOVEMBER 2021

Gragtmans Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Golf Canada Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

To help launch Ontario chapter of First Tee – Canada and provide character-building opportunities for youth in Ontario and across Canada. Gift is in USD.
NOVEMBER 2021

Alan Hitchen

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

McMaster University

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

To establish the Alan Hitchen Access Strategy Award. The award will be granted to equity-deserving undergraduate students entering their first year of any program, who otherwise could not attend university without financial assistance.
NOVEMBER 2021

Home Depot Canada Foundation

Gift:

$416,000

Recipient:

Local charity partners and Canadian Red Cross

City:

Province:

National

Home Depot announced that its foundation would donate $2,000 to charity partners on behalf of each store as part of its annual Orange Door Project campaign to prevent and end youth homelessness. In addition, the company made a donation of $2,000 to the Red Cross on behalf of each BC store, to support communities following recent floods and mudslides.
NOVEMBER 2021

Lara Anne Hudson Foundation

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Newmarket

Province:

ON

For two SPEC-CT cameras in memory of Lara Anne Hudson.
NOVEMBER 2021

Impala Canada

Gift:

$375,000

Recipient:

Roots to Harvest

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

ON

Towards Roots for Harvest’s capital campaign.
NOVEMBER 2021

Irving Oil

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

City:

Saint John

Province:

NB

To help enhance the Stay Strong Program for cancer survivors.
NOVEMBER 2021

Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

City:

Saint John

Province:

NB

To help enhance the Stay Strong Program for cancer survivors.
NOVEMBER 2021

The Joyce Family Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Carleton University

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

To endow The Joyce Family Foundation Bursaries to support Indigenous studies and graduates of the Indigenous Enriched Support Program to continue their studies beyond high school. The bursary will provide each recipient up to $20,000 over four years.
NOVEMBER 2021

Kellogg Canada

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Breakfast Club of Canada

City:

Boucherville

Province:

QC

To support breakfast programs in Canadian communities where the need is greatest, with a specific focus on Northern and Indigenous communities, to improve access to food.
NOVEMBER 2021

Kirkland Lake Gold

Gift:

$4,100,000

Recipient:

Blanche River Health Foundation

City:

Kirkland Lake

Province:

ON

To support the redevelopment of the Emergency Department, as well as equipment purchases.
NOVEMBER 2021

Joan and Jerry Lozinski

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

National Ballet of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To endow the position of Artistic Director. Unspecified eight-figure gift.
NOVEMBER 2021

Jim Neill

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

Towards cardiac care.
NOVEMBER 2021

Novo Nordisk

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Fondation du CHUM

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To help better prevent, detect, treat, and support patients and health professionals in the fight against diabetes.
NOVEMBER 2021

Parkland Corporation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Campbell River

Province:

BC

Towards British Columbia’s flood and extreme weather response efforts.
NOVEMBER 2021

Petsmart

Gift:

$161,000

Recipient:

Peterborough Humane Society

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

Towards the new Animal Care Centre.
NOVEMBER 2021

Gabriel Pizza

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Orléans Health Hub

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

For the Montfort Hospital.
NOVEMBER 2021

Gerald Rimer

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To help transform Leacock Building and support Indigenous language revitalization efforts.
NOVEMBER 2021

Rimer family

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To help transform Leacock Building and support Indigenous language revitalization efforts.
NOVEMBER 2021

Rogers

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

BC Search and Rescue Association

City:

Sidney

Province:

BC

To provide immediate and long-term support to critical search and rescue services in BC and to support the legacy fund and new technology and specialized equipment.
NOVEMBER 2021

Jon Ryan and family

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

University of Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

To provide five annual awards of $2,000 to help student-athletes achieve their academic and athletic goals.
NOVEMBER 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Huron University College

City:

London

Province:

ON

To create and support two new programs aimed at helping students access and deepen their education.
NOVEMBER 2021

Scotiabank

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Veterans Transition Network

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

To relocate former Afghan interpreters and locally employed civilians and their families.
NOVEMBER 2021

Wayne and Wendy Sheppard

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward

City:

Belleville

Province:

ON

In support of the campaign for a new facility.
NOVEMBER 2021

Estate of Nicholas Sion

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Ontario Tech University

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

To support the Brilliant Energy Institute to address the urgent need for abundant low-carbon energy solutions.
NOVEMBER 2021

SJV and EJ Chelvanayakam Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To help establish a Tamil Studies Chair at University of Toronto Scarborough.
NOVEMBER 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To help establish a Tamil Studies Chair at University of Toronto Scarborough.
NOVEMBER 2021

Sun Life

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Kids Help Phone

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support Indigenous youth mental health and expand Brighter Days, an Indigenous Wellness Program, across the country over the next three years.
NOVEMBER 2021

Rogers

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

B.C. Search and Rescue Association

City:

Sidney

Province:

BC

Towards BC flood relief.
NOVEMBER 2021

Shaw Communications

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross, Food Banks BC, and local grassroots organizations

City:

Province:

BC

Towards BC flood relief.
NOVEMBER 2021

Thistledown Foundation

Gift:

$26,000,000

Recipient:

Canada's Children's Hospitals Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country. A donation of $2 million to each acute care children’s hospital coast-to-coast is intended to meet urgent local needs and to ensure children and their families have access to the best available care.
NOVEMBER 2021

Vancouver Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross and others

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

To support extreme weather response in BC. $1-million to the Canadian Red Cross to get help to people in areas affected by recent flooding. $1 million in unrestricted operating grants to local organizations at work on the ground in BC’s Fraser Valley and Interior.
NOVEMBER 2021

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$820,000

Recipient:

Breakfast Club of Canada

City:

Boucherville

Province:

QC

For school breakfast programs to build a stronger distribution infrastructure to reach more kids from coast to coast to coast, including in remote communities across the country.
NOVEMBER 2021

WestGen

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

British Columbia Dairy Association

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

Towards flood relief efforts.
NOVEMBER 2021

Winnipeg Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Ka Ni Kanichihk

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

To support the campaign for the expansion of the current facility.
NOVEMBER 2021

Canadian Pacific and New Brunswick Southern Railway

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

McAdam Railway Station

City:

McAdam

Province:

NB

Each company pledged $50,000 to the McAdam Historical Restoration Commission.
NOVEMBER 2021

Createch

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Université de Sherbrooke Foundation

City:

Sherbrooke

Province:

QC

To establish a research centre dedicated to optimizing business data.
NOVEMBER 2021

FirstOntario Credit Union

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Various food banks

City:

Various

Province:

ON

To help address food insecurity in local neighbourhoods. Recipients include Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, The Hope Center in Welland, Neighbour to Neighbour and Good Shepherd in Hamilton, Burlington Food Bank, Fare Share Food Bank Oakville, Cayuga Food Bank, Tillsonburg Helping Hand Food Bank, Simcoe Caring Cupboard, Salvation Army Woodstock/Norwich/Ingersoll, United Way Halton and Hamilton, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services and Food4Kids in Hamilton and Niagara.
NOVEMBER 2021

Folk family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

NSCC Foundation

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

To establish a student award for students enrolled in the plumbing program in memory of Adam Folk. Two initial $2,500 awards will be presented, with the number of annual awards increasing in future years.
NOVEMBER 2021

IBM Canada

Gift:

$21,650,000

Recipient:

University of Ottawa

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

In kind services to build and operate Cyber Range, an experiential learning facility that will provide research and training in cybersecurity and cyber safety.
NOVEMBER 2021

Prince Albert, Rosthern, St. Louis, MacDowall and Christopher-Emma Lake Lakeland Lions Clubs, with the support of the Lions District and Lions Club International

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Rose Garden Hospice

City:

Prince Albert

Province:

SK

Towards the Rose Garden Hospice.
NOVEMBER 2021

Norton Rose Fulbright

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and Providence Health Care

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

To support Indigenous wellness and reconciliation.
NOVEMBER 2021

PARC Retirement Living

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

City:

White Rock

Province:

BC

To fund five new surgical suites at Peace Arch Hospital.
NOVEMBER 2021

Tom Rankin and family

Gift:

$540,000

Recipient:

Niagara College

City:

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Province:

ON

To establish an endowed fund to provide annual bursaries in programs related to construction and healthcare industries.
NOVEMBER 2021

Skip the Dishes

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

To fight food insecurity. One dollar from every order placed on Giving Tuesday will be contributed to Food Banks Canada, and donations will be matched up to $100,000.
NOVEMBER 2021

TELUS

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

BC Flood Relief

City:

Province:

BC

Towards BC flood relief. $500,000 in kind support, $100,000 to Canadian Red Cross, $100,000 to local food banks and $50,000 to BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. TELUS Friendly Future Foundation donated $100,000 and TELUS Community Boards are donating $50,000.
NOVEMBER 2021

Rogers Communications

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

B.C. Search and Rescue Association

City:

Sidney

Province:

BC

Through a multi-year partnership to help with immediate and long-term support for search and rescue services in the province, and to support new technology and specialized equipment for B.C.’s 79 teams and 3,000 volunteers.
NOVEMBER 2021

Teck Resources Ltd.

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross, BC SPCA

City:

Campbell River

Province:

BC

$150,000 to Canadian Red Cross, $50,000 to BC SPCA and $50,000 to match donations to emergency relief efforts from Teck employees.
NOVEMBER 2021

Canfor Corp.

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Campbell River

Province:

BC

Towards BC flood relief.
NOVEMBER 2021

Victoria Real Estate Board

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Habitat for Humanity Victoria

City:

Victoria

Province:

BC

To help fund affordable home ownership in Victoria.
NOVEMBER 2021

Philip and Harriet Libin

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Calgary Cancer Centre

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

This generous gift will support clinical and research initiatives impacting breast cancer and breast cancer patients. The donation was made through the OWN.CANCER campaign in support of improved research, treatment and care at the new Calgary Cancer Centre, opening in 2023. This deeply meaningful gift to Canada’s largest, most comprehensive cancer care centre will have a significant impact on the lives of all Albertans facing cancer, and beyond.
DECEMBER 2021

Amazon Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Campbell River

Province:

BC

To help individuals and communities affected by the continued flooding and extreme weather in British Columbia. Amazon is also partnering with local community organizations to support on-the-ground relief efforts by donating more than 62,000 items.
DECEMBER 2021

Anonymous

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

MS Society of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To triple match each gift up to a total of $200,000.
DECEMBER 2021

BMO

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Centraide of Greater Montreal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support the development of the second phase of an innovative tech project to better understand and anticipate social issues.
DECEMBER 2021

Canaccord Genuity

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

DECEMBER 2021

Jack Cockwell

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

George Brown College Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To support Limberlost Place, a new learning facility, as part of the Waterfront Campus expansion.
DECEMBER 2021

Canadian Pacific

Gift:

$2,800,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Towards cardiac ultrasound machines, research supporting the catheterization program and two graduate students who will conduct full-time pediatric cardiac research.
DECEMBER 2021

Canadian Pacific

Gift:

$557,000

Recipient:

Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Matching gift to support the renovation and equipment for a new cardiac department.
DECEMBER 2021

Flanagan Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support the Social Justice Centre for a period of five years, fund public talks and enhance support for graduate fellowships.
DECEMBER 2021

Dr. John Andrew and Dr. Melissa Andrew

Gift:

$2,600,000

Recipient:

Holland College

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

PE

In kind donation of a 12-acre property to establish the John and Christine Andrew Centre of Excellence in Watershed Management.
DECEMBER 2021

Marianneville Developments Limited

Gift:

$14,000,000

Recipient:

Town of Newmarket

City:

Newmarket

Province:

ON

In kind donation of 16 acres to be used for parks, open space, trails and to support the existing stormwater management facilities in the area.
DECEMBER 2021

GM Canada

Gift:

$160,000

Recipient:

Durham Children's Aid Foundation

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

DECEMBER 2021

Hyundai Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Kids Help Phone

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To fund Indigenous and Black youth support programs over two years.
DECEMBER 2021

iA Financial

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

To address the food insecurity issue across the country.
DECEMBER 2021

iA Financial

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

To support 24 charities through iA Financial Group’s annual philanthropic contest.
DECEMBER 2021

Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation

Gift:

$6,400,000

Recipient:

University of New Brunswick

City:

Fredericton

Province:

NB

Towards the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons and the Harriet Irving Rose Garden and the restoration of the front entrance of the previously named Harriet Irving Library.
DECEMBER 2021

Ryan Kasko and family

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Town of Coaldale

City:

Coaldale

Province:

AB

Towards equipment for a new multi-use recreation centre.
DECEMBER 2021

Wilson S.C. Lai Trust

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Victoria Hospitals Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

BC

$3 million towards critical care, including Victoria General Hospital’s high acuity unit, $590,000 to Royal Jubilee Hospital’s high acuity unit. The remainder will support priority equipment needs as well as the Lai Family Scholarship Fund, which helps Island Health employees advance their education.
DECEMBER 2021

Barbara Legate

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

London Food Bank, Salvation Army and Anova

City:

London

Province:

ON

$50,000 each to London Food Bank, Salvation Army and Anova.
DECEMBER 2021

George Lengvari

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Corcordia University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support varsity basketball players through five annual awards for men’s programs as well as an annual award for the women’s program named after his mother. Also to enhance coaching, training, recruitment and other activities.
DECEMBER 2021

George Lengvari

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support varsity basketball players through five annual awards for men’s programs, and to enhance coaching, training, recruitment and other activities.
DECEMBER 2021

LiUNA

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

Towards a project that will double the footprint of St. Joe’s Emergency Mental Health Service.
DECEMBER 2021

Bruce McKean

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

University of Victoria Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

BC

To establish a research chair in Indigenous mental health.
DECEMBER 2021

Nespresso Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Tree Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

In support of the National Greening Program to plant 20,000 trees in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.
DECEMBER 2021

Newton Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To help launch new education policy and innovation initiative at the Centre for the Study of Global Japan.
DECEMBER 2021

Irene Ositis-Schmeiser

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Thomas More College

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

In support of STM’s Centre for Faith, Reason, Peace, and Justice.
DECEMBER 2021

Gord and Diane Peters

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

Towards the Prairie Innovation Centre project.
DECEMBER 2021

Alan Quesnel

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Windsor-Essex food banks

City:

Windsor-Essex

Province:

ON

To support the purchase of food at 15 Windsor-Essex food banks.
DECEMBER 2021

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$450,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Towards essential skills enhancement programs, aimed at reducing barriers to skills and trades training, over three years.
DECEMBER 2021

Estate of Bill Reid

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Trent University

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

To endow the existing William B. Reid scholarship for Indigenous graduate students. The scholarship will provide more than $30,000 in annual funding to Indigenous graduate students.
DECEMBER 2021

Solcz Family Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Family Respite Services

City:

Windsor

Province:

ON

Towards the new respite home.
DECEMBER 2021

Jean-Louis Tassé Foundation

Gift:

$1,050,000

Recipient:

UQAM Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

To support the next generation of students at the School of Management Sciences (ESG UQAM). $800,000 to renew the previously named Hélène-et-Jean-Louis-Tassé scholarships and $250,000 towards the ESQ UQAM Entrepreneurship Centre over five years.
DECEMBER 2021

TD Bank Group

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Towards the McGill Centre for Innovation in Storage and Conversion of Energy to help bolster research capacity in carbon-free energy solutions, build a community of researchers in the field and train students.
DECEMBER 2021

Toyota Canada

Gift:

$151,750

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Campbell River

Province:

BC

For the BC Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal
DECEMBER 2021

Vale Canada

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Community Wellness and Public Safety Advisory Committee

City:

Thompson

Province:

MB

To set up a second Shelter-In-Place Program to provide a more pandemic-friendly space to vulnerable and homeless residents in the community while reducing density at facilities.
DECEMBER 2021

Brad Carr and Susan Wagler

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Drayton Entertainment

City:

Waterloo

Province:

ON

A multi-year commitment in support of Drayton Entertainment’s new Youth Academy training facility.
DECEMBER 2021

Weston Family Foundation

Gift:

$900,000

Recipient:

Durham College

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

To create a new Centre for Organic Regeneration at the previously named W. Galen Weston Centre for Food.
DECEMBER 2021

Women Philanthropists

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Sinai Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To create a Centre for Nursing Excellence.
DECEMBER 2021

Samsung Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

To match $100,000 in donations towards the Sweater Love fundraising campaign for SickKids.
DECEMBER 2021

Gaétan and Jo Ann Champagne

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation

City:

Hawkesbury

Province:

ON

Annual donation in support of the hospital.
DECEMBER 2021

FLATO Developments Inc.

Gift:

$1,375,000

Recipient:

Academy Theatre

City:

Lindsay

Province:

ON

To support the theatre’s long-term growth and sustained revitalization over 15 years.
DECEMBER 2021

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Gift:

$994,571

Recipient:

Providence University College and Theological Seminary

City:

Otterburne

Province:

MB

To establish a Centre for On-Demand Education.
DECEMBER 2021

OPG

Gift:

$194,000

Recipient:

South Bruce Grey Health Centre

City:

Walkerton

Province:

ON

Towards the new ultrasound machine at the Kincardine Hospital.
DECEMBER 2021

Peardonville Community Association

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Archway Food Bank

City:

Abbotsford

Province:

BC

Towards the Starfish Pack Program that provides food-filled backpacks that go home with students every weekend during the school year. $250,000 will be invested into an endowment fund called the Mollie Peardon Kissock Starfish Foundation through the Abbotsford Community Foundation.
DECEMBER 2021

Vale and Wheaton Precious Metals

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Sudbury Food Bank

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

For the Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive.
DECEMBER 2021

Worldwide Wellness and Pain Control Organization

Gift:

$220,000

Recipient:

North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

North Bay

Province:

ON

To support the purchase of an echo ultrasound machine and two infusion pumps.
DECEMBER 2021

Zekelman Family and Zekelman Industries

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

Holocaust Memorial Center

City:

Province:

International

To enable the Michigan-based institution to maintain its facilities at the highest standard, boost operational funding, and expand special event, traveling exhibit, and educational offerings.
DECEMBER 2021

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