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General Motors Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Automotive Museum

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

Donation supports the restoration of a 1963 Buick limousine which was Lester B. ‘Mike’ Pearson’s official state car during his time as Prime Minister.

December 2023

Jon Gregg Murray (Estate of)

Gift:

$257,640

Recipient:

Wellington County Library

City:

Fergus

Province:

ON

December 2023

Ann Wurlitzer, Fred Wurlitzer

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Cowichan Public Art Gallery

City:

Duncan

Province:

BC

Fred and Ann Wurlitzer have donated their Canadian art collection to the Cowichan Public Art Gallery, valued at $3 million.

December 2023

Palmer Family Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Glenbow Museum

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation is to the Glenbow Reimaged campaign, toward the design and installation of the pavilion on Glenbow’s rooftop terrace.

December 2023

Thomas Bories (Estate of)

Gift:

$446,000

Recipient:

Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta

City:

Medicine Hat

Province:

AB

Donation is to the Rural Community Fund of Forty Mile at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta, and will support youth education and recreational needs.

December 2023

Dow Chemical Canada

Gift:

$294,235

Recipient:

Beyond Food Community Hub, Families First Society, Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank, United Way of Central Alberta, United Way of Alberta’s Capital Region

City:

Various

Province:

AB

Donation will support non-profit organizations across Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region and Central Alberta to address the most pressing social needs in their communities.

December 2023

Kellanova

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

December 2023

McCafé / Keurig Dr. Pepper

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

McCafé / Keurig Dr. Pepper pledged to donate $1 from the purchase of any McCafé at-home coffee to Ronald McDonald House Charities throughout the month of December, up to $100,000.

December 2023

Nissan Canada Foundation

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Second Harvest Canada, Mississauga Food Banks, La guignolée des médias, Food Banks Canada

City:

Various

Province:

National

In celebration of the 30th year of its existence, the Nissan Canada Foundation is donating $300,000 to support food efforts in Canada.

December 2023

Donna Slaight, Gary Slaight, Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

United Way Greater Toronto, The Stop Community Food Centre, Food Banks Canada, Community Food Centres Canada, Second Harvest Canada, Daily Bread Food Bank

City:

Various

Province:

ON

Donation supports critical food programs in Canada. Funds will be distributed between six organizations: Community Food Centres Canada, Daily Bread Food Bank, Food Bank Canada, Second Harvest, the Stop Community Food Centre, and United Way Greater Toronto.

December 2023

Stober Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Central Okanagan Food Bank

City:

Kelowna

Province:

BC

Donation supports the work of the food bank, and will also help fund pilot projects which will provide additional resources to clients, including professional development, mental health counseling, and bursaries.

December 2023

Adelstein Family

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Niagara Children's Centre

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation was made to support children & youth at their best through therapy and support services and Niagara Children’s Centre.

December 2023

Barbara Cornelius

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Niagara Children's Centre

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation was made to help address waiting list needs for children & youth in the Niagara Region.

December 2023

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Breakfast Club of Canada

City:

Boucherville

Province:

QC

December 2023

Synergy Credit Union

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Riversdale Business Improvement District

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation supports Riversdale Business Improvement District’s efforts to revitalize and enhance the Riversdale community.

December 2023

iA Financial Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

PLEA Community Services Society of British Columbia

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation is part of a total $500,000 given to various Canadian charities as a part of iA’s 7th annual philanthropic contest and supports the delivery of free exploitation prevention workshops which will reach over 30,000 youth and adults every year.

December 2023

iA Financial Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Community Care Network Society

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

Donation is part of a total $500,000 given to various Canadian charities as a part of iA’s 7th annual philanthropic contest and supports the Parker Street Food.

December 2023

Synergy Credit Union

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Saskatoon Interval House

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation supports Saskatoon Interval House work helping survivors of domestic violence and creating a haven for women and children in need.

December 2023

Thomas Sill Foundation

Gift:

$1,188,000

Recipient:

Morden Area Foundation

City:

Morden

Province:

MB

Donation is to the Thomas Sill Fund in the Morden Area Foundation and will supports charitable organizations in Morden and area.

December 2023

Synergy Credit Union

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Co-operative Development Fund Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation supports cooperative development projects worldwide, contributing to sustainable communities and empowering marginalized populations.

December 2023

TD Bank

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Redwood Park Communities

City:

Barrie

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Hope Through Housing capital campaign, and supports the creation of first family-focused short-term supportive housing facility in the city of Barrie.

December 2023

RBC Dominion Securities

Gift:

$130,000

Recipient:

Southwest Facility Foundation

City:

Swift Current

Province:

SK

December 2023

Mackenzie Scott

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

The Equality Fund

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

This unrestricted gift will be used as a catalyst to secure additional monetary support for feminist organizations worldwide.

December 2023

Synergy Credit Union

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Ukrainian Canadian Congress

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation supports the Saskatchewan Chapter of the organization and its work in promoting Ukrainian culture, heritage, and community engagement.

December 2023

Synergy Credit Union

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

December 2023

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

For the annual Fill the Kettle Day on December 16th, Walmart Canada announced it would match donations made to Salvation Army Christmas kettles up to $100,000.

December 2023

Cascades

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Université du Québec à Montréal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is to the School of Management Sciences in support of the Impact Entrepreneurship Crossroads project.

December 2023

Cenovus Energy

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation supports five initiatives at UCalgary to improve Indigenous access to education and advance inclusion.

December 2023

Wade Dawe

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

Donation created a new scholarship which will provide financial support as well as access to mentoring advice to African Nova Scotian students.

December 2023

Desjardins

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Collège Boréal

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

Donation supports College Boreal’s new campus in Toronto’s Distillery District, and a new space innovation, research, and incubating new talent: Espace ’innovation, de recherche et d’incubation.

December 2023

The Northeastern Ontario Health Education Advancement Foundation

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine University

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

Donation is to the University’s student endowment and will be used to create two awards for first-year medical students in perpetuity. The donation was matched by the FDC Foundation.

December 2023

Tim Duncanson

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Western University

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation will help establish a chair in ethics and technology that will research how to ethically use AI, its impact on individuals, society and humanity. Western’s matching chair programs provided another $1.5 million toward the establishment of the chair.

December 2023

FDC Foundation

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine University

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

The FDC Foundation matched a $1.3 million gift to NOSM University’s student endowment. Funds will be used to create two awards for first-year medical students in perpetuity.

December 2023

Fondation Monbourquette

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

Donation is to the Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace and Security and will support the institute in initiating sustainable and effective approaches to global peace and security, specifically the end of recruitment and use of children in armed conflict.

December 2023

Gitzel Family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Saskatchewan

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation is to establish a mental health fund which will provide additional funding for counsellors, group therapy delivery and peer-health programming.

December 2023

Huawei Canada

Gift:

$4,800,000

Recipient:

Openmind Research Institute

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Donation will help launch a new AI research institute named the Openmind Research Institute.

December 2023

Joyce Family Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadore College

City:

North Bay

Province:

ON

Donation will create renewable student bursaries which will support up to 20 students annually from northern Ontario to attain a full-time diploma or degree program of their choice.

December 2023

J.D. Irving Limited

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

New Brunswick Community College, University of New Brunswick

City:

Various

Province:

NB

Donation supports the development of a new digital pathways program for industry-related careers at the University of New Brunswick’s McKenna Institute, and the New Brunswick Community College. The program will invest in student scholarships and bursaries at both NBCC and UNB for multiple programs related to digital technology.

December 2023

Once Upon a Time Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Western University

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation supports the development of a growth chart for the human cerebellum across an entire lifespan from birth to 80 years.

December 2023

Magna International

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Conestoga College

City:

Kitchener

Province:

ON

Donation will establish a centre for industrial skilled trades at the Conestoga Skilled Trades Campus in Cambridge. The centre will increase capacity for skilled trades programs and apprenticeship training.

December 2023

Queen’s Global

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Lambton College

City:

Sarnia

Province:

ON

Donation is to turn the Suncor sustainability centre at Lambton College into a lab and learning space.

December 2023

RBC

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

University of Manitoba

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to support innovative research in low-emission agricultural practices through research grants for 30 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students.

December 2023

Richardson Foundation

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Université de Saint-Boniface

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation supports the construction of the new USB chemistry laboratories.

December 2023

National Bank

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Université de Saint-Boniface

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation supports the construction of the new USB chemistry laboratories.

December 2023

Maria Schroeder, Walter Schroeder

Gift:

$2,100,000

Recipient:

University of Manitoba

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is to provide full-tuition scholarships and student supports.

December 2023

Simplii Financial

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Niagara College

City:

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Province:

ON

Donation is to expand recreation and engagement opportunities for students, across sports, extra-curricular programming, and events.

December 2023

Stephen J.R. Smith

Gift:

$100,000,000

Recipient:

Queen's University

City:

Kingston

Province:

ON

Donation is to Queen’s University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

December 2023

Tory Family

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to fund scholarships for students in the University’s combined law and business degree. Donation will also fund an annual lecture on new approaches and trends in tax law.

December 2023

Vanhaverbeke Family

Gift:

$800,000

Recipient:

Ontario Tech University

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

Donation supports the university’s capital fund and Faculty of Business and Information Technology experiential learning initiatives.

December 2023

Hewitt Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

City:

Rouyn-Noranda

Province:

QC

Donation is to the Building the Future Today campaign, and supports the construction of the new Forest Research Institute Pavilion, the construction of the new Research Institute on Mines and the Environment Pavilion, and the Participatory Research Laboratory on the Social Acceptability of Responsible Natural Resources Development.

December 2023

Anonymous

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

University of Alberta

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Donation is from several anonymous alumni of Camrose Lutheran College to honour the memory of former dean of women Cora Martinson. The gift will create two new entrance scholarships to support both international and domestic students at the Augustana Campus.

December 2023

MED-EL

Gift:

$8,500,000

Recipient:

Western University

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation supports auditory research and innovation at Western University. Western matched the gift to establish two new endowed research chairs, one in neurotology and translational hearing innovation and the other in auditory biophysics and engineering.

December 2023

Koerner Family

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

University of British Columbia

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation supports UBC Forestry’s newly established Centre for Wildfire Coexistence, and will enable the Centre to undertake research, assess the efficacy of proactive wildfire management strategies, and co-develop solutions for communities at risk.

December 2023

Gord Peters, Diane Peters

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

Donation will support students through scholarships, bursaries and other programs.

December 2023

Bob Little, Debra Little

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of King's College

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

Donation supports the plan for a new student residence.

December 2023

Janice MacNeill

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Acadia University

City:

Wolfville

Province:

NS

Donation supports the pre-existing MacNeill Scholar-Bursaries.

December 2023

Mark Nairn, Sally Nairn

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Donation supports the Williams Lake Endowed Fund.

December 2023

Medavie Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

St. Francis Xavier University

City:

Antigonish

Province:

NS

Donation supports the launch of an endowed Research Chair in Mental Health and Addictions.

December 2023

StarTech.com

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports the Schulich School of Business’ Centre for Customer Centricity.

December 2023

Weston Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Collège Boréal

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

Donation supports food insecurity in Canada through a project undertaken by Research & Innovation Boréal and its partners which will enable sustainable and commercially viable production of berries grown in greenhouses in extreme climates.

December 2023

Eleanor Mellish, Craig Mellish

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Hospital Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is to help the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital meet its current and future needs.

December 2023

David Pakrul, Sandra Onufryk

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Hospital Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is to help the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital meet its current and future needs.

December 2023

Vanhaverbeke Family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

City:

Bowmanville

Province:

ON

Donation supports the planned hospital expansion.

December 2023

Bajkov Family

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation

City:

Prince George

Province:

BC

Donation is to honour the legacy of Carol Bajkov and supports Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and its Festival of Trees. Donation will help improve and expand the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through the creation of dedicated twin spaces, enhanced newborn care, additional beds, and family spaces.

December 2023

Sun Life

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

UHN Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

In partnership with UHN’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Sun Life is committing $750,000 over three years to invest in Sun Life Diabetes College resources and the myDiabetes program. Funds will help develop culturally appropriate diabetes prevention resources for Indigenous and Black communities, and create content tailored to the needs of young adults living with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

December 2023

Nespresso Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Tree Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to Tree Canada’s program Operation ReLeaf, and is aimed at supporting citizens and municipalities impacted by the wildfires that occurred in Canada in 2023.

December 2023

Ryan Beedie, Betty Beedie

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

The $4 million matching gift is for the second phase of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment.

December 2023

Bruce Power & Suppliers

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Huron Shores Hospice

City:

Tiverton

Province:

ON

Donation is to Huron Shores Hospice’s fundraising campaign, and supported the annual Handbags for Hospice Gala. Bruce Power gave $25,000 and its supplier partners gave $75,000.

December 2023

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

London Health Sciences Centre, SickKids Foundation, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, McMaster Children's Hospital

City:

Various

Province:

ON

Donation is for initiatives that support patients and families spending the holidays in Ontario children’s hospitals.

December 2023

Corteva Agriscience

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

STARS

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation will go toward general operations and new innovative processes.

December 2023

Desjardins

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Centre Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation supports the pre-existing Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

December 2023

Susan Crocker, John Hunkin

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

QEII Foundation

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

To create the Innovation Catalyst Fund to accelerate health transformation through innovative research. The Fund will provide a minimum of $100,000 each year for 10 years in grants for medical innovation.

December 2023

Joyce Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is for a nursing bursary program for undergraduate students entering the University’s nursing program.

December 2023

Jim Pattison

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation

City:

Kelowna

Province:

BC

Donation is toward a new, virtual-based health centre in the Okanagan that will focus on rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.

December 2023

Ovintiv

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation will establish a fund to further advancements in critical research and care programs that support pediatric brain and mental health.

December 2023

RBC

Gift:

$2,250,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s Campaign to Create Tomorrow. Funds will support the RBC Simulation Training and Resource Supports (STARS) program for young healthcare professionals.

December 2023

Riddell Family

Gift:

$25,000,000

Recipient:

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation, University of Calgary

City:

Various

Province:

AB

Donation is in support of cancer immunotherapy research and care and will establish the Riddell Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy.

December 2023

Honey Rubenstein, Jeff Rubenstein

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

UHN Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation was for a research prize at University Health Network’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

December 2023

Sheila Ryan, James Ryan

Gift:

$227,000

Recipient:

Five Counties Children’s Centre

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

Donation will help reduce wait times and provide priority treatment services for children and youth.

December 2023

Schroeder Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation supports the Love, Scarborough campaign.

December 2023

Shorey Family

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Hospital Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is to help the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital meet its current and future needs.

December 2023

Sun Life

Gift:

$700,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

In partnership with the SickKids Foundation, Sun Life is committing $700,000 over three years to help create the BALANCE program, a type-2 diabetes prevention and pediatric weight management initiative using a 12-week group-based mental health framework to teach youth how to adopt and sustain healthy behaviour change.

December 2023

Walker Wood Family

Gift:

$45,000,000

Recipient:

Georgetown Hospital Foundation

City:

Georgetown

Province:

ON

The Walker Wood Family donated 105 acres of land on Trafalgar road appraised at approximately $45 million.

December 2023

Scott Campbell, Reid Campbell, Marc Campbell, David Campbell

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Hospital Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is to help the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital meet its current and future needs.

December 2023

Marilyn Beamish, Bob Beamish

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Hospital Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is to help the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital meet its current and future needs.

December 2023

Ian Cockwell, June Cockwell

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Hospital Foundation

City:

Oakville

Province:

ON

Donation is to help the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital meet its current and future needs.

December 2023

Archie Verspeeten

Gift:

$20,000,000

Recipient:

London Health Sciences Foundation

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation supports cancer patient care, and cancer research. The gift will rebrand and rename the London Regional Cancer Program to the Verspeeten Family Cancer Centre.

December 2023

Azrieli Foundation

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

CHU Sainte-Justine, SickKids Foundation

City:

Various

Province:

National

Donation supports a partnership between CHU Sainte-Justine and SickKids for the advancement of Precision Child Health, and will establish a discovery and research pipeline between Canada’s paediatric hospitals, resulting in better outcomes, improved quality of life and tailored medical care for children.

December 2023

Anonymous

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation will fund a substance use treatment program’s piloting of an innovative approach to treatment.

December 2023

Brian Mulroney, Mila Mulroney

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

CHUM Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation supports cancer research, care, and teaching.

December 2023

iA Financial Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

I Challenge Diabetes

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is part of a total $500,000 given to various Canadian charities as a part of iA’s 7th annual philanthropic contest and supports the Diabuddies School Tour project, a campaign that aims to raise awareness about diabetes, reaching almost 3,000 students in schools across Canada.

December 2023

Neil Faulkner (Estate of)

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation

City:

Palmerston

Province:

ON

Donation supports the Foundation’s campaign to bring an MRI machine to the Palmerston and District Hospital.

December 2023

David Hudson, Catherine Hudson

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Barrie

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Keep Life Wild campaign and supports the expansion of the RVH cancer centre.

December 2023

iA Financial Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hope for Dementia

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is part of a total $500,000 given to various Canadian charities as a part of iA’s 7th annual philanthropic contest and supports the Intergenerational Learning Program, which aims to reduce the risks of dementia in seniors and raise awareness among youth about dementia.

December 2023

Brian Mulroney, Mila Mulroney

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

December 2023

Brian Mulroney, Mila Mulroney

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

IRCM Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation will support projects aimed at improving care, developing more effective treatments and training the next generation of scientists.

December 2023

Policaro Group

Gift:

$236,787

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

December 2023

Steve Robinson

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

ON

Steven Robinson announced a matching gift up to $1.25 million. Funds will support the development of a multi-storey tower at Peel Memorial.

December 2023

Sylvie Villeneuve, Yves Tremblay

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Ottawa Hospital’s Campaign to Create Tomorrow.

December 2023

Sylvan Adams

Gift:

$100,000,000

Recipient:

Ben-Gurion University

City:

Province:

International

Donation is part of an effort to rebuild Israel’s southern region following the events in October, 2023. Funds will focus on key areas: the future of the Negev and Israel, technological advancements, climate change, sustainability, and global health.

December 2023

Abel Tesfaye

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

United Nations World Food Programme

City:

Province:

International

Donation supports humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

December 2023

Breast Cancer Canada

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

McPeak-Sirois Group

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation supports the Programme Accès-recherche Dr. André-Robidoux, which aims to make clinical research more accessible to patients living outside major urban areas.

December 2023

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