Major Gift News

Age of Union Alliance

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Nature Seekers

City:

Province:

International

Donation will support the protection of endangered leatherback turtles and their nesting grounds on Matura Beach in Trinidad and Tobago. Funds will help Nature Seekers patrol and protect the nesting site; collect data during nesting season; collect data and assess potential impacts of climate change on the turtle population; design and deploy artificial hatcheries; and increase community engagement.

September 2022

Joan Alston-Stewart (Estate of)

Gift:

$8,800,000

Recipient:

Land Conservancy of B.C.

City:

Victoria

Province:

BC

Donation is a bequest of three properties in the Blenkinsop Valley and funds to maintain the properties in perpetuity, as well as a $40,000 gift to Abkhazi Garden. The donation from the estate of Joan Alston-Stewart is to protect the urban greenspace surrounding the properties for birds and other wildlife.

September 2022

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

The donation, made by donors who chose to remain anonymous, is to the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and supported the opening of a renovated and enhanced lab space which includes a workshop equipped with advanced tools, a 3D printing lab, an electronics and instrumentation lab, and a machine shop.

September 2022

AstraZeneca Canada Inc.

Gift:

Recipient:

University of Alberta

City:

Edmonton

Province:

AB

This unspecified donation established an endowed chair in asthma and obstructive lung disease research.

September 2022

Aviva Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is part of a number of donations made by Canadian insurance companies in support of the Canadian Red Cross’ Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. In addition to its $100,000 donation, Aviva Canada announced it would double match all additional employee donations to the appeal.

September 2022

Sun Life

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is part of a number of donations made by Canadian insurance companies in support of the Canadian Red Cross’ Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal.

September 2022

BMO

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is to Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Love, Scarborough campaign, and is a part of a total $10,000,000 given by BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. BMO’s gift will help create the new Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre, an innovative community hub for chronic kidney disease prevention, education, and dialysis treatment – the first of its kind in Canada.

September 2022

CIBC Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is to Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Love, Scarborough campaign, and is a part of a total $10,000,000 given by BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. CIBC’s gift supports the creation of a breast cancer clinic.

September 2022

RBC

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is to Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Love, Scarborough campaign, and is a part of a total $10,000,000 given by BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. The gift comes from RBC Future Launch and supports a youth mental well-being clinic in the new Community Mental Health Hub.

September 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is to Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Love, Scarborough campaign, and is a part of a total $10,000,000 given by BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. Scotiabank’s gift supports the expansion and innovation of Scarborough Health Network’s emergency department at Centenary Hospital, which will be Canada’s first no-wait emergency department.

September 2022

TD

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation is to Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Love, Scarborough campaign, and is a part of a total $10,000,000 given by BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. The donation is through the TD Ready Commitment and supports a hemodialysis unit at General Hospital.

September 2022

Dominic Barton

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of British Columbia

City:

Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation is to UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, and establishes an endowed fellowship which awards two first-year international PhD students $20,000 each annually.

October 2022

Subhas and Uttra Bhargava

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Hospital’s Campaign to Create Tomorrow, and will support neuroscience research.

September 2022

BMO

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

First Nations University of Canada

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

This three year pledge will support Nisitohtamowin ᓂᓯᑐᐦᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ, a free online education course on colonial history in Canada from the perspectives of Indigenous peoples.

September 2022

Bosa Construction

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

British Columbia Institute of Technology

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

Donation is to BCIT’s INSPIRE campaign, and will support the construction of a new mass timber carpentry building.

September 2022

Canada Life

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Donation supports The Lead – Canada’s Diversity Gardens.

October 2022

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Gift:

$1,115,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

$865,000 will support the Schulich School of Engineering’s Pipeline Engineering Centre, and a further $250,000 will support a new endowed scholarship for students working in the areas of pipeline development, engineering, integrity, safety, policy and transformation.

September 2022

Create Properties

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

Donation is to the Hospital’s Bright Future redevelopment campaign and will support maternity services.

September 2022

Timothy Dattels

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Canadian Olympic Foundation and Alpine Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation supports Canadian alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross athletes and will provide coaching, training, support staff and service.

September 2022

Devlin DeFrancesco

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Devlin DeFrancesco and family are matching donations up to $250,000 made to the Racing for the Tiniest Babies initiative, which supports Sunnybrook’s DAN Women & Babies Program and neonatal intensive care unit.

September 2022

Desjardins Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Kids Help Phone

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will support the highest priority needs at Kids Help Phone, including the Back-to-School Campaign powered by Desjardins.

September 2022

Flato Developments

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Lindsay

Province:

ON

Donation will support the digital transformation of patient care and enhance services at the Hospital.

September 2022

William Hodgins (Estate of)

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Western University

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation is a legacy gift left by the late William Hodgins to the University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and will establish a number of student scholarships and awards for students in Arts and Humanities.

September 2022

Shiv and Sarita Jindal

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

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

September 2022

Nazem Kadri

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

London Health Sciences Foundation

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation supports London Health Sciences Centre’s Ambulatory Surgical Centre.

September 2022

Kimel Family

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will be given over 10 years and will extend the previously named Kimel Opportunities Fund which supports new research opportunities at the Bloorview Research Institute.

September 2022

Keith and Leanne Lavergne

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

London Health Sciences Foundation

City:

London

Province:

ON

Donation is to London Health Sciences Centre’s Division of Urology, and will establish a chair in urology which will advance the division’s research and development needs.

September 2022

Shoppers Drug Mart

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Women's Shelters Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is through the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart program.

September 2022

MacDonald Family

Gift:

$20,000,000

Recipient:

QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation

City:

Halifax

Province:

NS

The donation was made in honour of the late Colin and Belle MacDonald, and will support advanced cancer care technology as well enabling future innovation and discovery opportunities.

September 2022

Macquarie Group

Gift:

$3,200,000

Recipient:

Children's Cottage Society, Momentum, Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, and Calgary Police Youth Foundation

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Macquarie Group’s annual Brew-Off fundraiser raised over $1,700,000 for 5 local Calgary charities. The Macquarie Group Foundation will match the funds raised at the Brew-Off for an approximate total of $3,200,000 raised.

September 2022

Alek Manoah

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

KidSport Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah was named the first recipient of the Dove Men+Care sponsorship for sportsmanship by defending Alejandro Kirk from online comments regarding his weight. Manoah will donate the sponsorship proceeds to KidSport.

September 2022

Roslyn Margles

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

City:

Côte Saint-Luc

Province:

QC

The donation was made in honour of the late Max Margles, and more than half of the funds will support children’s programming at the library.

September 2022

Brian Mulroney

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Université Laval

City:

Quebec City

Province:

QC

Donation is to the University’s Faculty of Law, and will provide two scholarships in memory of Bernard A. Roy
and Jean Bazin, who both studied at the University alongside Mulroney.

September 2022

Nestlé Health Science

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Université de Sherbrooke

City:

Sherbrooke

Province:

QC

Through a partnership between Université de Sherbrooke and Nestle Health Science, Nestle Health Science donated $1,000,000 to support the establishment of an endowed Clinical Research Chair in Ketotherapeutics.

September 2022

Northpine Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Lionel Kelland Hospice

City:

Grand Falls-Windsor

Province:

NL

Donation is to help ensure compassionate end-of-life care is accessible through Lionel Kelland Hospice.

September 2022

Northpine Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Sakeenah Homes

City:

Mississauga

Province:

ON

Donation will help bring the Sakeenah innovative shelter model to underserved cities in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland.

September 2022

Orano Canada

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Victoria Hospital Foundation

City:

Prince Albert

Province:

SK

Donation is in support of the new Victoria Hospital Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.

September 2022

Orlando Corporation

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

ON

Donation will support the new Birchmount Hospital. The donation was part of a total $75,000,000 given by the Orlando Corporation to modernize Scarborough’s hospitals, with an additional $25,000,000 going to the University of Toronto to support the construction of a new building at the Scarborough campus for health training programs.

September 2022

Orlando Corporation

Gift:

$25,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation will support the construction of a new building at the Scarborough campus for health training programs. The donation was part of a total $75,000,000 given by the Orlando Corporation to modernize Scarborough’s hospitals, with an additional $50,000,000 going to Scarborough Health Network Foundation to support the new Birchmount Hospital.

September 2022

Mary Lou Owen

Gift:

$197,726

Recipient:

Delta Hospital & Community Health Foundation

City:

Delta

Province:

BC

Donation will allow for the purchase of a state of the art Central Monitoring System for the Hospital’s emergency department.

September 2022

Ozerdinc Grimes Family

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation will enable the launch of a new community-based clinic to provide specialized care and support for individuals who experience psychosis due to a schizophrenia spectrum disorder.

September 2022

Pick Family

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph

City:

Guelph

Province:

ON

Donation will establish a chair in sustainable cropping systems at the University’s Ontario Agricultural College.

September 2022

Power Corporation of Canada

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Centre Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation supports the new McGill Antimicrobial Resistance Centre.

September 2022

RBC

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to the Red Cross’ Pakistan Floods Appeal to provide aid for immediate and future humanitarian needs.

September 2022

John Ruddy

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Carleton University

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of a new endowment fund that will support Ravens Football. The fund will enhance and create supports for athletes, including academic mentorship, specialized coaching, recruitment programs, and financial aid.

September 2022

Sandra Schmirler Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hospitals of Regina Foundation

City:

Regina

Province:

SK

Donation is in support of the Foundation’s purchase of high frequency jet ventilators for its NICU.

September 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. Scotiabank is also providing its customers with additional assistance, which may include deferrals on payments, fee reimbursements, and easier access to funds, among other benefits.

September 2022

Shawn Mendes Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Wonder of Music Program, which supports music therapy activities at SickKids.

September 2022

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

22 theatre companies across Canada

City:

Province:

National

The Slaight Family donated $15,000,000 in varying amounts to 22 theatre companies throughout Canada.

September 2022

Tony Sottile and Barbara Robertson

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

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

September 2022

StateView Homes

Gift:

$126,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

StateView Homes announced it would match donations made to SickKids Foundation’s GetLoud Campaign up to $126,000.

September 2022

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

Simon Fraser University and the University of California, Los Angeles

City:

Vancouver and International

Province:

BC

Donation supports a collaborative three year program to enhance academic mobility for faculty, staff, and students travelling between the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for the Study of Hellenic Culture.

September 2022

TD Bank Group

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. TD is also giving an additional $50,000 to support community organizations in affected areas.

September 2022

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation

City:

Kamloops

Province:

BC

Donation supports the installation of antimicrobial copper surfaces and new equipment at the Hospital’s new emergency department.

September 2022

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Royal Ontario Museum

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

The donation was made through Teck’s Copper and health program and will be used in part to install high-traffic areas of the museum with antimicrobial copper surfaces, as well as an interactive digital educational program on the health benefits and importance of copper.

September 2022

Toyota Canada Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, and Toyota Financial Services

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

This combined donation from Toyota Canada Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, and Toyota Financial Services is in support of the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal.

September 2022

The FDC Foundation, the Lougheed Family Foundation, the Métis Nation of Ontario, Gerry Perdue, Power Corporation of Canada and Technica Mining.

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine University 

City:

Sudbury

Province:

ON

The donation is to help cover bursaries for medical students at NOSM University.

September 2022

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. $50,000 of the donation will be used to support a dollar-for-dollar donation matching program, that is open to Wawanesa employees, brokers, and the public.

September 2022

Darryl and Cassandra White

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

United Way Greater Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Darryl White, United Way Greater Toronto’s 2022 Campaign Chair, and his wife Cassandra have pledged to match all donations between $1,200-$9,999 made to the 2022 campaign up to a maximum of $1,000,000.

September 2022

Chip Wilson

Gift:

$100,000,000

Recipient:

B.C. Parks Foundation

City:

West Vancouver

Province:

BC

Donation is made through the Wilson 5 Foundation and will support the Falling Creek Sanctuary, Tiet’s Sanctuary, and Bourguiba Springs.

September 2022

Lynton Wilson

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

McMaster University

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

Donation supports the construction of a college of leadership and civic engagement at McMaster.

September 2022

George and Judy Woo

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

University of Waterloo

City:

Waterloo

Province:

ON

Donation is to the University’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and is a part of the School’s Seeing Beyond 2020 campaign.

September 2022

Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

The Unison Fund

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

Doantion will support the existing Unison Industry Assistance Program over the next 5 years, as well as a new program which will offer financial support to retired individuals in the music commuity and/or those that experience long-term medical challenges.

September 2022

Bob Williams

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Fort Whyte Alive

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

MB

Bob Williams announced he would be matching all donations made to FortWhyte’s new $35,000,000 Your True Nature Campaign to expand and renew its campus, up to $1,000,0000.

September 2022

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