Major Gift News

AbbVie

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to establish a new endowed chair in enthodermatology at the University’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. The establishment of the chair is in response to address gaps and inequities in dermatological research, education, and patient care.

JUNE 2022

Sylvan Adams

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Université Laval

City:

Quebec City

Province:

QC

Donation is to the University’s Graduate School of International Studies, and will establish a scholarship fund in international studies.

JUNE 2022

Agnico Eagle

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Centre Culturel La Ronde

City:

Timmins

Province:

ON

Donation is to Centre Culturel La Ronde’s fundraising campaign to construct a new building, after a fire damaged the previous building in 2015.

JUNE 2022

Alair

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Alair has announced a sponsorship with SickKids Foundation and has pledged $100,000 over five years.

JUNE 2022

Amazon Canada

Gift:

$205,000

Recipient:

Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre

City:

Kitchener

Province:

ON

Donation is from Amazon Canada’s Refugee Support Program. Funds will help provide counselling and mental health supports for refugees at the Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre.

JUNE 2022

Anonymous

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Justice Institute of British Columbia

City:

New Westminster

Province:

BC

Donation was made in two $100,000 gifts, and will support Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Primary Care Paramedic, and Advanced Care Paramedic programs through the acquisition of equipment.

JUNE 2022

April 1 Foundation of Vancouver

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Vancouver Art Gallery

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation has allowed for the Vancouver Art Gallery to offer free admission to all visitors aged 18 and under for the next five years.

JUNE 2022

ATS Automation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Conestoga College

City:

Cambridge

Province:

ON

Donation is to Conestoga College’s new skilled trades campus in Cambridge. Through a combination of financial and gift-in-kind contributions, ATS has committed support to the College until 2026.

JUNE 2022

BASF

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

University of Alberta

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

BASF has partnered with the University of Alberta and funded a five year research project focused on clubroot resistance in canola to help protect crops from new strains of the disease.

JUNE 2022

David and Susan Bender

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Huron Hospice Residence

City:

Clinton

Province:

ON

Donation supports Huron Hospice’s fundraising goal of $1,600,000, and will to add two more beds to the facility.

JUNE 2022

Bhalwani Family Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is made to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s Familial Cancer Clinic, and will support universal genetic testing for cancer patients. The donation will also establish a fund to provide financial support to cancer patients seeking genetic testing who do not meet funding criteria set by the Ontario Ministry of Health, or do not have access to OHIP.

JUN 2022

Lloyd Bonang

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Health Services Foundation of the South Shore

City:

Bridgewater

Province:

NS

The donation from Llyod Bonang and his team at South Shore Ready Mix is in support of Health Services Foundation of South Shores’ South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project, which will expand the Hospital’s Emergency, Day Surgery, and Endoscopy departments, and add renal dialysis and MRI services.

JUNE 2022

David Braley

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

Mackenzie Health Foundation

City:

Vaughan

Province:

ON

JUNE 2022

BVD Group

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of improving health care in Brampton and Etobicoke.

JUNE 2022

Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Windmill Microlending

City:

Province:

National

Donation will allow Windmill Microlending to offer more than 500 low-interest loans to internationally educated immigrants and refugees, and their families.

JUNE 2022

CIBC

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is made to York University’s Schulich School of Business and will establish a new research chair in sustainable finance.

JUNE 2022

Co-op

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation is in support of program expansion and resource management at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The donation helps to further Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s aims to become Saskatchewan’s first UNESCO world heritage site.

JUNE 2022

Calgary Real Estate Board

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

The donation will be given in installments over three years, and will allow Ronald McDonald House to create an additional 60 suites for families in need.

JUNE 2022

Dennis Day

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation will support enhancement to equipment, technology, programming, and research at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

JUNE 2022

Donald's Fine Foods

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Supporting the 34th annual Chinese-Canadian RISE for BC’s Kids event, Donald’s Fine Foods announced it would match all donations up to $200,000 made in May through mid-June.

JUNE 2022

Joan Eakin and Chris Hoffmann

Gift:

$3,500,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to the University’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and supports the endowment of two permanent Chairs in qualitative health research.

JUNE 2022

First Nation Bank

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation is in support of the construction of the St. Frances Cree bilingual school, and will fund the nēhiyawitwāwin: A Culture, Identity and Learning Partnership & Elders’ Cultural Teaching Center.

JUNE 2022

Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation's Fortune Leadership Council

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

City:

Markham

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Hospital’s fundraising priorities and needs.

JUNE 2022

Mitchell Goldhar

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Mackenzie Health Foundation

City:

Vaughan

Province:

ON

Donation supports Mackenzie Health’s Ultimate Campaign.

JUNE 2022

Guzzo Family

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Jewish General Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation will support priorities at the Jewish General Hospital, with particular focus on the Hospital’s digital health initiatives.

JUNE 2022

Happy Roots Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is for an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic at the Hospital. Funds will support a team providing clinical care, community training, and research.

JUNE 2022

Harden Family

Gift:

$220,000

Recipient:

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation

City:

Hawkesbury

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation’s There’s No Place Like Home campaign, and will enable the purchase of a third echocardiogram machine for the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

JUNE 2022

Heavy Construction Association of Toronto

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will fund the Focal Therapy Program led by Dr. Sangeet Ghai, Trachtenberg/Haque Chair in Image Guided Prostate Therapy Research and Dr. Nathan Perlis, of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery. The donation was made in honour of Heavy Construction Association of Toronto’s Executive Director Peter Smith and his wife Maureen Smith.

JUN 2022

Hennick Family Foundation

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Ontario Museum

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will support a multi-year revitalization plan at the Museum.

JUNE 2022

Scott Higgins

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Business and Education Partnership Waterloo Region

City:

Waterloo

Province:

ON

Donation supports the Youth Creativity Fund, a new fund which will provide youth from grades 5 to 12 with grants up to $1,000 for creative problem solving ideas.

JUNE 2022

David Himmelman and Tim O'Regan

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Health Services Foundation of the South Shore

City:

Bridgewater

Province:

NS

Donation is in support of Health Services Foundation of the South Shore’s redevelopment project.

JUNE 2022

Elisabeth Hofmann

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

Donation will support research and patient care through Trillium Health Partners’ Institute for Better Health.

JUNE 2022

HBNG Holborn Group

Gift:

$30,000,000

Recipient:

Mackenzie Health Foundation

City:

Vaughan

Province:

ON

Donation supports Mackenzie Health’s Ultimate Campaign.

JUNE 2022

iA Financial Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Indspire

City:

Ohsweken

Province:

ON

Donation will be given in $200,000 installments per year over the next five years, and will be used for bursaries for Indigenous students.

JUNE 2022

IODE Alberta

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Alberta Council of Women's Shelters

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Donation is in support of delivering training to frontline shelter workers to support children involved in domestic violence.

JUNE 2022

Jarislowsky Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Acadia University, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (in collaboration with l'École Nationale d'Administration Publique), Trent University, University of Lethbridge, and Vancouver Island University.

City:

Province:

National

The Jarislowsky Foundation is investing $10,000,000 in the creation of five new endowed chairs focused on government, politics, and public service at universities across Canada.

JUNE 2022

Donald K. Johnson

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

National Ballet of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Made in honour of the late Anna McCowan-Johnson, the donation will support the National Ballet of Canada’s initiatives to acquire and produce new works, and to create a new position focused on education and community outreach.

JUNE 2022

Moez and Marissa Kassam Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Sinai Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will allow for the creation of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fellowship at Mount Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health at Sinai Health.

JUNE 2022

Lallemand Inc.

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

HEC Montréal and the University of Oxford

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is in support of Measuring Beyond, a joint initiative between HEC Montréal and the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford which will focus on environmental, social, and governance measurement standardization.

JUNE 2022

Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation

Gift:

$25,000,000

Recipient:

City of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports a new waterfront public art trail, which will be located in parks at Villers Island in Toronto’s Port Lands. $10,000,000 of the donation will commission two permanent art works, and up to $15,000,000 will create a new non-profit organization to manage the art trail.

JUNE 2022

Longo Family Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Humber College

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to Humber College’s Unlimited Campaign, and will focus on an endowment to enhance student success and support diversity through the Longo Family Scholarship Program in Small Business Entrepreneurship; an endowment to support experts and visiting professors who will deliver a training and mentorship program and provide start-up funds for students through the Longo Family Leader-in-Residence in Small Business Management program; provide seed money for business creators and scholarship support to high school students through the Longo Family Be Your Own Boss Workshops and Video Pitch Competition; and a student-led consulting business offering free professional business management advice, named the Longo Family Advisory: Student Business Consulting.

JUNE 2022

Master Packaging

Gift:

$550,000

Recipient:

Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation

City:

Moncton

Province:

NB

Donation will support the purchase of a 3D Diagnostic Unit to assist with the early detection of breast cancer at the Katherine Wright Centre.

JUNE 2022

MNP Canada

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Central Okanagan Foundation

City:

Kelowna

Province:

BC

The donation, originating from the Kelowna partners of MNP Canada, will support the Family Hub Program. $50,000 will be given each year for three years.

JUNE 2022

David and Joan Moore

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Trent University

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

Donation will establish a recurring four year scholarship for three students from outside of North America.

JUNE 2022

Northpine Foundation

Gift:

$20,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Foundation’s Love, Scarborough campaign and will create an emergency department at Centenary Hospital, an diagnostic imaging concourse at General Hospital, and a centre for surgical quality excellence.

JUNE 2022

Paletta Family

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

Hamilton Community Foundation

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

The Paletta Family has committed $50,000,000 to Hamilton Community Foundation, which will establish a new fund. $25,000,000 of the gift has been committed for the future.

JUNE 2022

John and Adrienne Peacock

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

St. Francis Xavier University

City:

Antigonish

Province:

NS

Donation supports the renovation of the University’s Amelia Saputo Centre for Health Living.

JUNE 2022

St. Francis Xavier University Alumni Association

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

St. Francis Xavier University

City:

Antigonish

Province:

NS

Donation supports the renovation of the University’s Amelia Saputo Centre for Health Living.

JUNE 2022

RBC

Gift:

$450,000

Recipient:

Red River College Polytechnic

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation will allow Red River College Polytechnic to offer a new program in the IT sector.

JUNE 2022

The Rotary Club of Wellington

Gift:

$409,500

Recipient:

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Picton

Province:

ON

Donation is to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back The Build campaign, which aims to build a new hospital.

JUNE 2022

Amelia and Lino Saputo Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation will support innovative teaching at the new Office of Education Technology and Learning Collaboration for Health (Ed-TECH) at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, under the Amelia Saputo Community Outreach for Dementia Care.

JUNE 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Okanagan College

City:

Kelowna

Province:

BC

Donation will support two programs delivered by Okanagan College which aim to help Indigenous and female high school students develop computer and business skills, the Gateway to Tech and Gateway to Community and Business programs.

JUNE 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$900,000

Recipient:

Pathways to Education

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

JUNE 2022

Carolyn Sifton Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Brockville and District Hospital Foundation

City:

Brockville

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of an MRI at the Brockville General Hospital.

JUNE 2022

Sitka Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Pender Island Conservancy

City:

Various

Province:

BC

The $100,000 donation initiated a matching campaign announced by Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Pender Islands Conservancy.

JUNE 2022

Anonymous

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Pender Island Conservancy

City:

Various

Province:

BC

JUNE 2022

StarTech.com

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

City:

Windsor

Province:

ON

Donation is in the form of a $1,500,000 sponsorship agreement which will rename the Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA and Library.

JUNE 2022

Subway Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

Subway Canada will commit $500,000 from its Never Miss Lunch donation day, during which the company donates $1 from every footlong sandwich sold across Canada in support of child hunger initiatives.

JUNE 2022

Taggart Parkes Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is made to Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s Campaign to Create Tomorrow, which aims to build the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.

JUNE 2022

Tata Consultancy Services

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to the University of Toronto’s Urban Data Centre at the School of Cities, and will be given over five years in support of adding core staff and expanding operations.

JUNE 2022

TD Bank Group

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Mount Royal University

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation is to Mount Royal University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in support of the Institute’s Growth Catalyst program.

JUNE 2022

Teck Resources Ltd.

Gift:

$12,000,000

Recipient:

Nature Conservancy of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation efforts in British Columbia; most of the funds will go to the Collaboration Conservation Impact Fund.

JUNE 2022

Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke

Gift:

$7,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to the University of Toronto’s Defy Gravity campaign, and will support the construction and ongoing operations of a new venue for the University’s Faculty of Music.

JUNE 2022

George and Helen Vari Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Nipissing University

City:

North Bay

Province:

ON

Donation will establish a scholarship and bursary fund for students identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour, as well as a fund supporting the future Simulation Centre at the University.

JUNE 2022

Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission, BASF, SaskCanola, British Columbia Blueberry Council, and Manitoba Canola Growers

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

University of Saskatchewan

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation is to establish a new chair in Pollinator Health Research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine within the University of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission and BASF each contributed $250,000; SaskCanola contributed $150,000; and British Columbia Blueberry Council and Manitoba Canola Growers contributed $50,000 each for a five year funding commitment for the new Chair.

JUNE 2022

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$212,000

Recipient:

Black Opportunity Fund and SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the establishment of the Sickle Cell Disease Patient Amenities Fund at SickKids, as well as supporting safer and easier access to at home medication through SickKids’s capsule shredder program.

JUNE 2022

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of disaster relief and providing help to communities in need. Additionally, as a part of the Canadian Red Cross’ 19th annual campaign with Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness, Walmart customers are invited to donate to Red Cross in stores and online throughout July.

JUNE 2022

Waterloo Brewing and Mammoth Mug

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Wilfrid Laurier University

City:

Waterloo

Province:

ON

Wilfrid Laurier University announced sponsorship deals with Waterloo Brewing and Mammoth Mug which will establish five new athletic scholarships for students.

JUNE 2022

Westman Communications Group

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

Donation is in support of Assiniboine Community College’s Centre for Creative Media. $50,000 will go toward student financial awards, and $100,000 will go toward the facility.

JUNE 2022

Donald and Jo-Anne Wilkin Fund at the Brant Community Foundation

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

County of Brant

City:

Brant

Province:

ON

Donation is to the County of Brant’s campaign for the construction of the new Cainsville community centre.

JUNE 2022

Donald K. Johnson

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

ON

Made in memory of the late Anna McCowan-Johnson, the donation is to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Aspirant Program.

JUNE 2022

Teck Resources Ltd.

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Nature Conservancy of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s purchase and management of the Next Creek Watershed within in the Darkwoods Conservation Area in British Columbia.

JUNE 2022

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