Major Gift News

Anonymous

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

City:

Midland

Province:

ON

Donation will support the Foundation’s Impact Fund, addressing highest priority equipment and infrastructure upgrades at the Hospital. The donors were recognized as “Steve and Brenda”.

August 2022

Anonymous

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Southampton

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of the Foundation’s Bring Tom to Town CT scanner campaign, which aims to purchase a new CT scanner for Grey Bruce Health Services at Saugeen Memorial Hospital.

August 2022

Calgary Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

Donation will support the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p. Funds will be directed towards ii’ taa’poh’to’p goals, creating change in Calgary’s community and beyond, and other initiatives including widening pathways to education for Indigenous students entering university; strengthening connections between Elders and students; supporting and encouraging leaders in Indigenous engagement; preserving oral traditions, systems and processes; and developing physical acknowledgement and recognition on campus.

August 2022

Canerector Foundation

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Algonquin College

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to a skilled trades scholarship program at Algonquin College and will support up to 125 first year students in 13 skilled trades programs over the next four years.

August 2022

Concert Properties

Gift:

$7,500,000

Recipient:

British Columbia Institute of Technology

City:

Burnaby

Province:

BC

Donation is toward the construction of the new Trades and Technology Centre building at BCIT’s Burnaby campus.

August 2022

Desjardins Group

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

City:

Rouyn-Noranda

Province:

QC

Donation will support three socioeconomic development programs. $500,000 will go toward the continued activities of the previously named Desjardins Chair in Small Community Development; $250,000 will go to the Réseau des fermes, a specialized network for organic field crop farmers; and $250,000 will go to the Interdisciplinary clinic for teaching and research in healthcare and psychosocial services.

August 2022

Dove Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Catalyst Inc.

City:

Toronto

Province:

ON

The gift was announced alongside an advertising campaign focused on the message that “Aging is beautiful”. The campaign was launched a week after Bell Media cut ties with journalist Lisa LaFlamme, raising accusations of ageism.

August 2022

Grant Family

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Canoe Museum

City:

Peterborough

Province:

ON

Donation is from the late Shelagh Grant and the Grant family in support of the Canadian Canoe Museum’s campaign for a new museum.

August 2022

Jones Family

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Ottawa Hospital Foundation

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Donation is to Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s Campaign to Create Tomorrow, and to help find a cure for kidney disease.

August 2022

Herman Kassinger Foundation

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Ontario Tech University

City:

Oshawa

Province:

ON

Donation supports Ontario Tech University students through two endowments, as well the construction of Shawenjigewining Hall.

August 2022

Molson Coors

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Various BIPOC organizations

City:

Province:

National

Donation is a part of Molson Coors’ Project Justice Initiative, and will go to organizations dedicated to equity, empowerment, justice and community building. Molson Coors is allocating over $500,000 in grants to relieve educational costs for students from underserved communities seeking to finish college degrees through North America.

August 2022

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Hockey Alberta Foundation

City:

Red Deer

Province:

AB

Donation supports Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Grant Program, the Hockey Alberta Member Grant Program, and the Hockey Alberta Volunteer Recognition/Thank You Program.

August 2022

Paul Paletta

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

Donation to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice’s Children’s Hospice Project for the construction of a new facility dedicated to palliative care for children in Southwestern Ontario.

August 2022

Gene Pidwerbesky

Gift:

$1,980,000

Recipient:

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

SK

Donation helped to launch a new program at the Hospital, Harvest For Kid’s Health, which purchases urgently needed equipment.

August 2022

Scotiabank

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is to McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies and support the Experimental Empowerment & Development (SEED) Initiative, a unique experiential training and professional development program to help members of underrepresented local communities and newcomers to Canada build skills needed to pursue career paths. The Initiative will cover the tuition costs of up to 40 learners per year starting in 2023.

August 2022

Greg and Diane Slaight

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Pathstone Foundation

City:

St. Catharines

Province:

ON

Donation supports mental health care at Pathstone Mental Health in the Niagara community. Funds will help to reduce the waitlist at Pathstone, support staffing at the River House site, and support the Research & Education Institute.

August 2022

Greg and Diane Slaight

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Women's Place of South Niagara

City:

Niagara Falls

Province:

ON

Donation will support expanding prevention and intervention based-efforts as well as developing a pet shelter at Women’s Place domestic violence shelter, as the shelter cannot currently accommodate pets.

August 2022

Templeton World Charity Foundation Inc.

Gift:

$1,091,895

Recipient:

CIFAR

City:

Various

Province:

National

Donation supports the CIFAR program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness through funding for a series of neuroscience-focused Winter Schools, which will provide opportunity to train and connect the next generation of scientists.

August 2022

Tourmaline

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

STARS

City:

Calgary

Province:

AB

The donation from Tourmaline will be given over five years, and hopes to raise awareness for STARS in other municipalities.

August 2022

Fastfrate Group and Audrey’s Place Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Southlake Regional Health Centre

City:

Newmarket

Province:

ON

Donation will be given over 5 years from Fastfrate Group to Audrey’s Place Foundation who will use the funds to support Southlake Regional Health Centre’s HERE is Where Cancer Meets its Match campaign.

August 2022

Andy Dhugga, Kala Dhugga, and Paul Dhugga

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

ON

Donation will support Osler’s urgent capital needs.

August 2022

Sylvan Adams

Gift:

$29,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

City:

Montreal

Province:

QC

Donation is to the University’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in the Faculty of Education, and will launch a new sports science research institute. Approximately $24,400,000 of the funds will go toward the construction of the facility and purchasing equipment, while the remaining $4,600,000 will go to the development of the Institute’s sports science research program through the creation of research grants, scientific conferences, student fellowships, and international exchanges.

August 2022

Geoffrey Cumming

Gift:

$250,000,000

Recipient:

Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

City:

Province:

International

Donation is to the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, located in Melbourne, Australia, and will establish a centre to develop therapeutic drugs for future pandemic threats.

August 2022

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Lindsay

Province:

ON

Donation will support technological advancements at the Hospital which will better connect patients to care.

August 2022

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

ON

Canadian Red Cross’ annual fundraising campaign with Walmart Canada raised a total of $4,200,000. $3,200,000 of the funds are from a combination of Walmart customer donations and associate initiatives, and an additional $1,000,000 was contributed by Walmart Canada. The funds will help the Canadian Red Cross respond to more frequent and complex emergencies, and help strength resiliency in communities.

August 2022

TLC Landscaping

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Indwell

City:

Hamilton

Province:

ON

Donation is in support of Indwell’s SoHo project to create 138 new affordable housing units in the War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the Health Services building at site of the former Victoria Hospital on South Street in London. The donation will fund three of the units. Additionally, TLC announced that it will be matching its employees’ donations until the end of 2022.

August 2022

PetSmart Charities of Canada

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Province:

National

PetSmart Charities of Canada is granting more than $1,500,000 to various organizations across Canada to improve access veterinary care for Canadians and their pets, including $100,000 to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA, $125,000 to the Guelph Humane Society, and $85,000 to the Nova Scotia SPCA.

August 2022

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