Major Gift News

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Acadia Alumni Association

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Acadia University

City:

Wolfville

Province:

NS

Donation supports the Build: The Student Centre campaign.

April 2024

Anonymous

Gift:

$170,000

Recipient:

Canadian Cancer Society

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

An anonymous donor agreed to match all donations up to $170,000 made during the annual Daffodil Month fundraising campaign.

April 2024

Anonymous

Gift:

$120,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Humane Society

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

An anonymous donor is matching donations up to $120,000 on the Ottawa Humane Society’s Day of Giving. Funds will go towards shelter and care, medical treatment and rehabilitation, spay/neuter programs, community education and outreach initiatives.

April 2024

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

An anonymous donor will match all donations up to $1 million made in support of the André Lewis Choreography Endowment Fund.

April 2024

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Safe Haven Foundation

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation will support the renovation of Haven’s Harbour, a shelter in Calgary which provides housing and supports for youth graduating from Haven’s Way.

April 2024

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

City:

Saint John

Province:

NB

Donation will go toward reducing MRI wait times.

April 2024

Armstrong Family Foundation, Jo-Ann Armstrong, Jim Armstrong

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

City of Elliot Lake

City:

Elliot Lake

Province:

ON

Donation is through the Armstrong Family Foundation and supports the reopening of Centennial Area in Elliot Lake.

April 2024

Aviva Canada

Gift:

$6,000,000

Recipient:

Nature Conservancy of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports targeted restoration, conservation, and opportunities for carbon removal projects. The donation will also support a study on the carbon sequestering power of tidal marshes in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

April 2024

BMO

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Okanagan College

City:

Kelowna

Province:

BC

Donation is to the Our Students, Your Health campaign in support of Okanagan’s Certified Dental Assistant program. $150,000 will go toward Okanagan’s dental suite, and $100,000 will kickstart a hands-on learning pilot program that will enable people to become CDAs while they continue to work.

April 2024

BMO

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation of Montreal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation supports medical research and innovation in Thoracic Surgery through the creation of a Research Chair in Thoracic Surgery, Transplantation, and Regenerative Medicine.

April 2024

Boeing

Gift:

$17,000,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Investment supports programs, services, and operations focusing on the expansion of the Saskatoon Aviation Learning Centre, to advance Indigenous aerospace training and education in Saskatchewan.

April 2024

Bruce Power

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Huron Hospice

City:

Clinton

Province:

ON

Donation supports the Moments Matter Even More campaign, and will help build new bedrooms at the Huron Hospice Bender House.

April 2024

Cavian Group, Frank Cairo, Troy van Haastrecht

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

University of Waterloo

City:

Waterloo

Province:

ON

Donation supports the launch of the Future Cities Institute founded by CAIVAN (FCI). The FCI will focus on four main areas of research: housing, modelling, mobility and sustainable infrastructure, and how they intersect with future sustainability, economic, societal, health and technological goals.

April 2024

Canada Life

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

The Health and Homelessness Fund For Change

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Health & Homelessness Fund for Change, a fund managed by the London Community Foundation which supports solutions to address London’s homelessness crisis.

April 2024

Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community of Mississauga

Gift:

Recipient:

Food Banks Mississauga

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

The Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community of Mississauga announced a five-year partnership and a contribution of funds to provide 250,000 meals in support of Food Banks Mississauga. The specific contribution amount is unspecified.

April 2024

Di Brina Family Holdings

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Cambrian College

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

Donation is to Cambrian College’s School of Business and will be used to create an endowment to support various initiatives.

April 2024

Marshall Eliuk

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

BC Cancer Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation is toward a new cancer therapy suite in Kelowna, which will increase BC Cancer Kelowna’s capacity to deliver drug treatments, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy by 40%. Donation will also create infrastructure to offer early phase clinical trials.

April 2024

Farm Credit Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Second Harvest Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is toward food rescue and redistribution efforts for Canadians, and will contribute 1.5 million meals across the country.

April 2024

Grant Thornton

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

University of Prince Edward Island

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

PE

Donation supports UPEI’s campaign to revitalize the Robertson Library.

April 2024

UPEI Alumni Association

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

University of Prince Edward Island

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

PE

Donation supports UPEI’s campaign to revitalize the Robertson Library.

April 2024

Hann-Kelly Family

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

Ontario Tech University

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

Donation supports the establishment of a research chair in disability and rehabilitation research within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

April 2024

Hydro-Québec

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Kahnawake Cultural and Arts Center

City:

Kahnawake

Province:

QC

As a part of project agreements between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and Hydro-Québec on the joint ownership of the Hertel–New York Interconnection Line, Hydro-Québec is pledging a $10 million donation to the new Kahnawà:ke Cultural Arts Center.

April 2024

iA Financial Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

HEC Montréal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is over 10 years and will support the research activities of the Chair in Sustainable Finance.

April 2024

Innovation Federal Credit Union

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

City of Meadow Lake

City:

Meadow Lake

Province:

SK

Innovation Federal Credit Union will match donations up to $1 million toward the new Meadow Lake arena and recreation facility.

April 2024

James Smith Cree Nation

Gift:

$116,000

Recipient:

Village of Weldon

City:

Weldon

Province:

SK

Donation supports the Weldon Playground Project.

April 2024

Kiwanis Club of Barrie

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Youth Haven

City:

Barrie

Province:

ON

Donation supports the New Haven for Youth Haven campaign, which is raising funds to build a new emergency shelter.

April 2024

Don McDougall, Marion McDougall

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

University of Prince Edward Island

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

PE

Donation is to UPEI’s Faculty of Business.

April 2024

METRO Inc.

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Montreal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Half of the donation supports innovation among the next generation of pharmacists through the modernization of technology and equipment. The remainder will go toward the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine the development of research projects focused on agri-food production and animal health.

April 2024

Karl Paschek

Gift:

$120,000

Recipient:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District, Boys and Girls Club Cornwall/SDG

City:

Cornwall

Province:

ON

Donation will fund programs and initiatives at the Boys and Girls Club Cornwall/SDG, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District.

April 2024

Alexander Paterson, Paterson Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

City:

Thunder

Province:

ON

Donation supports the construction of the new waterfront gallery.

April 2024

Petro-Canada

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

UHN Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is from the Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation and will go towards the development of an online Caregiver Training Platform to support family caregivers transitioning from the hospital to the home setting.

April 2024

Pfizer Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

McMaster University

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

Donation is to McMaster’s Global Nexus, and supports a project aimed at addressing critical gaps in health equity in the development and delivery of vaccines.

April 2024

PharmaChoice Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Terry Fox Foundation

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

PharmaChoice Canada matched donations up to $100,000 made on the anniversary of Terry Fox launching his cross-country Marathon of Hope.

April 2024

Procter & Gamble

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

EcoSchools Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Procter and Gamble’s brands Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders and Native have partnered with EcoSchools Canada, which included a $100,000 donation to support environmental education and leadership in schools.

April 2024

Joseph Remai

Gift:

$25,000,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation supports Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the new Saskatoon campus.

April 2024

Flin Flon Rotary Club

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

City of Flin Flon

City:

Flin Flon

Province:

MB

Donation supports the construction of a new pool complex.

April 2024

Stark & Marsh

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Southwest Facility Foundation

City:

Swift Current

Province:

SK

Donation is over 10 years and supports a project to create new recreational facilities in Swift Current.

April 2024

TD Bank

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Newmarket

Province:

ON

Donation is to the HERE is Where Cancer Meets Its Match campaign, and was allocated for a PET-CT Simulator Scanner at the hospital.

April 2024

TD Bank

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is over three years and supports the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Collaborative Care project, a collaborative health program between West Park Healthcare Centre and Black Creek Community Health Centre.

April 2024

Procter & Gamble

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Proctor & Gamble’s laundry brand, Tide, announced a $400,000 donation over two years from its Loads of Hope program to support laundry programs at Ronald McDonald House and Family Room locations across Canada.

April 2024

Tribute Communities

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is toward the Centenary Fracture Clinic and the Love, Scarborough campaign.

April 2024

Joyce Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Niagara College

City:

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Province:

ON

Donation is a part of Niagara College’s new Together campaign, and will create a bursary program for skilled trades, nursing, and healthcare students.

April 2024

McCall MacBain Foundation

Gift:

Recipient:

Niagara College

City:

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Province:

ON

The undisclosed gift will launch the ConfideNCe program, a student-focused initiative to address anxiety and stress for students in applied health programs, and to provide resources after graduation.

April 2024

Rethink Charity Foundation, Founders Pledge, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Roads University

City:

Victoria

Province:

BC

Donations totaling over $3 million from Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, Founders Pledge’s Climate Change Fund and Rethink Charity Foundation’s RC Forward Climate Change Fund will seed a ultradeep geothermal research program through the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University.

April 2024

Lynn Belzberg, Brent Belzberg, Deena Soliman, Walied Soliman

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto Metropolitan University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

The Belzberg and Soliman families each donated $50,000 to the Lincoln Alexander School of Law to create a scholarship to support law students who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to bridging divides to bring communities together.

April 2024

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$1,800,000

Recipient:

BGC Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is from the Walmart Foundation and supports BGC Canada’s Kid Food Nation cooking program.

April 2024

goeasy Ltd.

Gift:

$1,400,000

Recipient:

BGC Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is over three years to BGC Canada’s Food Fund to help address the rising issue of food insecurity amongst Canadian households. goeasy’s ‘Feed their Future’ program will help provide 350,000 meals and snacks to children across the country attending BGC Clubs.

April 2024

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