Major Gift News

407 ETR

Gift:

$170,788

Recipient:

Nature Conservancy of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports ecologically significant lands, including the Happy Valley Forest and MacMillan Nature Reserve on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

October 2022

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Oakville Community Club

City:

Oakville

Province:

MB

Donation supports the project to bring a day care facility to the Oakville, Manitoba community.

October 2022

Dominic Barton

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Waterloo

City:

Waterloo

Province:

ON

Donation will fund and support several initiatives including the Kiinomaagawin Zhoonia Award for Indigenous students; the Indigenous Opportunities Fund; the expansion of the School of Accounting and Finance’s International Study Trip program; and the construction of the Innovation Area, the Velocity entrepreneurship program’s new location.

October 2022

The Brandt Group of Companies and the John Deere Foundation of Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

The Brandt Group of Companies has partnered with the John Deere Foundation of Canada to donate funds to the Canadian Red Cross in support of communities impacted by Hurricane Fiona.

October 2022

Charles Bronfman

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is to the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and will go towards an annual discussion series focused on an exchange of perspectives on challenges and opportunities facing Canada.

October 2022

Canada Life

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Victoria Hospital Foundation

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation supports Victoria Hospital’s recently opened Manitoba Blue Cross Mental Health Assessment Unit, a six-bed unit within the Hospital’s Urgent Care department designed for individualized mental health assessments and care.

October 2022

Arnie J. Charbonneau Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

City:

Red Deer

Province:

AB

Donation will support programs, services, and the purchase of medical equipment for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other facilities in central Alberta.

October 2022

Theresa Chiang

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

The donation was made in memory of the late Dr. Wah Jun Tze and will create two dental suites within the University’s Faculty of Dentistry designed for patients with physical and intellectual disabilities.

October 2022

CIBC Foundation and Microsoft Canada

Gift:

$850,000

Recipient:

NPower Canada and March of Dimes Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

CIBC and Microsoft Canada announced a new Social Impact Alliance focused on closing the digital skills gap by providing new education and employment opportunities in the technology sector and ensuring equal access communities across the country. To support this goal, the CIBC Foundation and Microsoft Canada have committed $850,000 to NPower Canada and March of Dimes Canada to accelerate skills training and development, and create access to careers in technology. Funds will support NPower Canada’s Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator program, and March of Dimes Canada’s Skilling Up program.

October 2022

CMA Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund

City:

Province:

National

Donation will support community-led efforts to address the impact of COVID-19 on individual and community health. A portion of the donation will help develop a long-term fund to support Indigenous communities.

October 2022

Victor Dahdaleh Foundation

Gift:

$30,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation will launch an institute of genomic medicine.

October 2022

Victor Dahdaleh Foundation

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

York University

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will support upgrades to the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, provide operating funding to CIFAL York, and the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation initiative with a new operations facility.

October 2022

Affinity Credit Union

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

St. Frances Cree Bilingual School

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation will enhance science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics learning at the school’s new facility, which is set to begin construction in the winter of 2022.

October 2022

Children’s Ability Fund

Gift:

$866,000

Recipient:

Alberta Health Services

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

Donation will be used to purchase specialized equipment and increase access to communication tools, education and support for families and young children across several communities, particularly in rural and remote areas in Alberta Health Services’ North Zone.

October 2022

Patrick Daniel

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation will go to the establishment and funding of a research chair in psychosocial oncology at the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, which is a partnership between University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, as well as creating a collaborative space for psychosocial oncology research inside the new Calgary Cancer Centre.

October 2022

John and Myrna Daniels Foundation

Gift:

$52,000,000

Recipient:

University Health Network Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will create an emergency care centre for seniors at Toronto Western Hospital.

October 2022

Desjardins Group

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

HEC Montréal

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation supports the creation of a Financial Education Lab as a part of HEC Montréal’s Retirement and Savings Institute. The Lab will be devoted to experimentation in financial education, analyzing and understanding individuals’ financial literacy, as well as focus research on debt management and financial investments.

October 2022

Russ Edwards and Family

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Community College

City:

Brandon

Province:

MB

Donation supports the College’s Ag Belongs Here campaign, which raises funds for the School of Agriculture and Environment, as well as a new Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.

October 2022

FDC Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine University

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

FDC Foundation is matching all donations up to $10,000,000 made to NOSM University for student financial aid.

October 2022

The Fielding/Perdue Family

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences North Foundation

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

Donation will support the Northern Cancer Foundation’s capital redevelopment.

October 2022

FirstOntario Credit Union

Gift:

$230,000

Recipient:

Various Niagara and Hamilton Area organizations

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation will go to 8 different organizations in the Niagara and Hamilton Area that prepare and provide healthy meals and snacks in local elementary schools.

October 2022

Five Nations Energy Inc.

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Kingston Health Sciences Centre

City:

Kingston

Province:

ON

Donation will provide funding for new technology and innovation for hospital facilities, and ensure the continued care of the James Bay and Hudson Bay communities.

October 2022

Fleetex Transport Ltd.

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

ON

Donation will support equipment needs and ongoing redevelopment projects for William Osler Health System’s hospitals in Brampton and Etobicoke.

October 2022

Google Canada

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

ComIT

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is part of $2,700,000 Google Canada announced it will be providing towards grants helping Indigenous Peoples prepare for tech jobs and teaching media literacy to underrepresented communities. Over $1,300,000 will go to ComIT to help prepare Indigenous workers for careers in tech. An additional $670,000 will go to Actua.

October 2022

Google Canada

Gift:

$670,000

Recipient:

Actua

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is part of $2,700,000 Google Canada announced it will be providing towards grants helping Indigenous Peoples prepare for tech jobs and teaching media literacy to underrepresented communities. $670,000 will go to Actua to expand a program teaching youth from vulnerable groups about online safety and detecting misinformation. Additionally, over $1,300,000 will go to ComIT.

October 2022

Heavy Construction Association of Toronto

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports research on MRI-guided focal laser ablation treatment for prostate cancer patients.

October 2022

The Humberview Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

ON

The Humberview Group announced it would match donations up to $1,000,000 to William Osler Health System Foundation in support of equipment needs and ongoing redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System.

October 2022

Jack and Eileen Iwanicki (Estate Of)

Gift:

$2,800,000

Recipient:

University of New Brunswick

City:

Frederickton

Province:

NB

Donation will create funds which will support research excellence and create new opportunities for the University’s Faculty of Arts and philosophy department, as well as support scholarships for students majoring in environmental studies or philosophy.

October 2022

Joyce Family Foundation

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Trent University

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

Donation will create the University’s largest-ever endowed bursary to support local students with financial barriers to achieving their academic goals.

October 2022

Ana P. Lopes and Don Tapscott

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

ON

Donation is to Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Focus on Imaging Campaign, and will go toward a Cardiac Picture Archiving and Communication System, which will make cardiac diagnoses quicker and more efficient.

October 2022

Colleen and the late Bill Lyne

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation

City:

Winkler

Province:

MB

Donation is toward a development expansion of Boundary Trails Health Centre, and will support the construction of a cardiography suite.

October 2022

Magna International

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Newmarket

Province:

ON

Donation is to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation’s Here is Where Cancer Meets its Match Campaign.

October 2022

Manitoba Public Insurance

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences Centre Foundation

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

ON

Donation will support the research of Dr. Frederick Zeiler, which focuses on personalized treatment methods for traumatic brain injuries.

October 2022

McCain Foods Canada and the McCain Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

McCain Foods and the McCain Foundation are each giving $1,000,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Hurricane Fiona relief efforts.

October 2022

Frank and Julie McKenna

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

University of New Brunswick

City:

Frederickton

Province:

NB

Donation will establish a computer science scholarship at the University for Miramichi-area high school students enrolled in computer science or software engineering programs.

October 2022

Gulshan and Pyarali Nanji

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

This unspecified donation supports the Love, Scarborough campaign will establish a stroke centre at Birchmount Hospital, and expand diagnostic imaging at General Hospital.

October 2022

Nutrien

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation is to Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s UNESCO Ready Campaign, and supports the Park’s efforts to attain UNESCO World Heritage designation and become the first World Heritage site in Saskatchewan. Nutrien has become a premier partner as a result of the gift.

October 2022

Oakes Family

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Niagara Health Foundation

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation is to the It’s Our Future Campaign, which supports the construction of the new South Niagara Hospital.

October 2022

Jill and Gordon Rawlinson

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

YWCA Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

Donation supports the construction of YWCA Regina’s new Centre for Women and Families.

October 2022

Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Remai Modern

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation will support by-donation admission to the museum for the next 20 years.

October 2022

The Rogers Foundation

Gift:

$90,000,000

Recipient:

SickKids Hospital, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, and will sustain, advance, and expand its reach. The gift will allow the Centre to continue its work in perpetuity; supporting research, innovation and education funds.

October 2022

Bryan Rowntree

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is in honour of Bette Rowntree, the late wife of Bryan Rowantree, and supports the Love, Scarborough campaign. The gift will establish a palliative care clinical centre.

October 2022

SaskPower

Gift:

$100,036

Recipient:

United Way Estevan

City:

Estevan

Province:

SK

Donation was made during United Way Estevan’s annual fundraising telethon. Funds were raised through initiatives by SaskPower employees in Estevan, and then were matched by the Crown corporation.

October 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$1,600,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University’s Rotman School of Management and supports the CDL Apprentice Program, which will provide young, including two-spirit, transgender and non-binary individuals, with exposure to career opportunities in STEM, business and entrepreneurship. Funds also include a renewed sponsorship to advance programming for CDL’s core program for science and technology-based start-ups in Canada.

October 2022

Subramonian Shankar

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of New Brunswick

City:

Frederickton

Province:

NB

Donation establishes a computer science laboratory at the University.

October 2022

Sisters of St. Martha

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

St. Frances Xavier University

City:

Antigonish

Province:

NS

Donation will establish a scholarship for Indigenous students in the nursing program, and another for Indigenous students in the education program. The gift was announced an additional $250,000 to Cape Breton University to establish the same scholarships. Gifts to both St. Francis Xavier University and Cape Breton University received matching funding at each institution.

October 2022

Sisters of St. Martha

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Cape Breton University

City:

Sydney

Province:

NS

Donation will establish a scholarship for Indigenous students in the nursing program, and another for Indigenous students in the education program. The gift was announced an additional $250,000 to St. Frances Xavier University to establish the same scholarships. Gifts to both St. Francis Xavier University and Cape Breton University received matching funding at each institution.

October 2022

Joan Snyder (Estate Of)

Gift:

$67,500,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation is part of $100,000,000 the late Joan Snyder left to various organizations, including the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, the Calgary Zoo, and the Calgary Humane Society. At the University of Calgary, $35,000,000 is allocated to the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine; $30,000,000 will establish a fund for excellence in kinesiology; $2,000,000 is toward the previously established Joan Snyder Program of Excellence in Women’s Hockey; and $500,000 goes toward the University’s libraries and cultural resources to preserve art and various collections.

October 2022

TD Bank Group

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Barrie

Province:

ON

Donation supports the launch of an eating disorder care initiative, which aims to reduce patient wait times through improvements to operational efficiency and enhancement of education for medical professionals on early intervention strategies.

October 2022

Teck Resources Ltd.

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

British Columbia Institute of Technology

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

Donation supports BCIT’s Inspire Campaign. $1,400,000 will go towards capital funding for the health sciences centre, including the installation of antimicrobial copper, and $3,600,000 will go toward the trades and technology complex.

October 2022

Teck Resources Ltd.

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

District of Sparwood

City:

Sparwood

Province:

BC

Donation supports the development of Centennial Plaza in Sparwood.

October 2022

Teck Resources Ltd.

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Donation supports the construction of the new emergency department at Royal Inland Hospital, and also includes the installation of antimicrobial copper surfaces throughout the facility.

October 2022

Ian Telfer

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

University of Ottawa

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Ian Telfer performed the ceremonial coin toss to open the Panda Game, the annual football game between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Telfer is donating the 22-lbs gold coin used to the University, which is valued at $750,000.

October 2022

Ubisoft

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

City:

Saguenay

Province:

QC

Donation will support the construction a new École NAD-UQAC educational facility, which will offer a certificate program in technical game art. Funds will be given over 5 years.

October 2022

Gail Asper

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Opera

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is part of a combined $1,750,000 to the Manitoba Opera’s The Power of Voice Endowment Campaign. In addition to the donation from Gail Asper, Phil and Ilse Ens, Tannis M. Richardson and BMO Financial Group each contributed $250,000.

October 2022

Phil and Ilse Ens

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Opera

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is part of a combined $1,750,000 to the Manitoba Opera’s The Power of Voice Endowment Campaign. In addition to the donation from Phil and Ilse Ens, Tannis M. Richardson and BMO Financial Group each contributed $250,000, and Gail Asper gave $1,000,000 to the Opera.

October 2022

Tannis M. Richardson

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Opera

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is part of a combined $1,750,000 to the Manitoba Opera’s The Power of Voice Endowment Campaign. In addition to the donation from Tannis M. Richardson, Phil and Ilse Ens and BMO Financial Group each contributed $250,000, and Gail Asper gave $1,000,000 to the Opera.

October 2022

BMO Financial Group

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Opera

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation is part of a combined $1,750,000 to the Manitoba Opera’s The Power of Voice Endowment Campaign. In addition to the donation from BMO Financial Group, Phil and Ilse Ens and Tannis M. Richardson each contributed $250,000, and Gail Asper gave $1,000,000 to the Opera.

October 2022

The Bob and Sue Verwey Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Lakeridge Health Foundation

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

The Bob and Sue Verwey Family Foundation announced it would match donations up to $1,000,000 to Lakeridge Health Foundation’s Our Cancer Campaign, in support of a new Centre of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

October 2022

Peter Wall

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

University of British Columbia

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation will support newly launched research awards and fellowships focused on sustainability in the areas of urban development, water, energy, transportation infrastructure, environmental protection of oceans and waterfronts, and resource-intensive industry at the University. Funds will come from the Peter Wall Legacy Fund, for up to $4,000,000 per year. Additionally, a collaboration centre will be created within the University for the exchange of idea and collaboration on solutions.

October 2022

David Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund

Gift:

$3,500,000

Recipient:

Glenbow Museum

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation is to the Museum’s Glenbow Reimagined campaign.

October 2022

Grace and Richard K. Wong and Family

Gift:

$1,100,000

Recipient:

Chinese Canadian Museum

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation is to the Museum’s campaign to secure its operations and sustainability, and support renovations.

October 2022

Canerector Foundation

Gift:

$420,000

Recipient:

Centennial College

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will support scholarships and mentorships for students enrolled in skilled trades programs at Centennial College.

October 2022

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