SPECIAL EDITION COVID-19

Major Gift News

Update May 15th

Canadian Medical Association Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

Through a strategic partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the funds will be distributed directly to municipalities to support their efforts to assist their most vulnerable residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAY 2020

The Lazaridis Family Foundation

Gift:

$8,500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

This commitment was split between Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Grand River Hospital, St. Mary’s General Hospital and the South Bruce Grey Health Centre to support the hospitals’ COVID-19 response funds.
MAY 2020

Equitable Life of Canada

Gift:

$4,500,000

Recipient:

Grand River Hospital

City:

Kitchener

Province:

Ontario

To purchase a new MRI scanner.
MAY 2020

The Peter Gilgan Foundation

Gift:

$3,200,000

Recipient:

St. Michael's Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift, and will support the expansion of the hospital’s COVID-19 testing capacity.
MAY 2020

Beiersdorf Canada

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

Supporting COVID-19 response efforts through Food Banks Canada, Canadian Red Cross, and Save the Children.
MAY 2020

Fortis Inc.

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Newfoundland & Labrador

As part of the company’s Community Matters Project, this gift will support 20 non-profit organizations to provide immediate financial support to frontline COVID-19 community response efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador.
MAY 2020

National Bank

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

To be split amongst ten organizations for mental health programming during COVID-19. Recipients include: a study by researcher Simon Coulombe at Wilfrid Laurier University; Revivre; Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation; Fondation Jeunes en Tête; Kids Help Phone; Wood’s Homes Foundation; Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation; BC Mental Health Foundation; Le Chaînon, and Canadian Mental Health Association – Manitoba and Winnipeg.
MAY 2020

Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation

Gift:

$480,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

In response to COVID-19, this commitment will support vulnerable populations through more than 50 shelters and food banks across
Ontario.
MAY 2020

Ledcor Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This commitment will support local food banks in the communities where its employees work and live in Canada and the US. In Canada, this includes: Vancouver, Langford, Kelowna, Kamloops, Kitimat, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Yellowknife, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, and Toronto.
MAY 2020

Westcap Management Ltd.

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Health Authority

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

Saskatchewan

To purchase over 330 iPads with data plans to distribute to SHA long-term care homes across the province.
MAY 2020

Douglas Dewar

Gift:

$235,000

Recipient:

South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation

City:

Penticton

Province:

British Columbia

To purchase a piece of medical equipment called a “C-Arm” to be used in tandem with the recently-acquired second specialized hip surgery table at Penticton Regional Hospital.
MAY 2020

Kia Canada

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

In response to COVID-19, Kia Canada has started the #PowerToGive Campaign to support Food Banks Canada. It is also working with its national network of dealers, helping connect them with their local food banks and agencies to lend additional assistance and support.
MAY 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

National Ballet of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to help the National Ballet weather lost revenues due to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

Interior Savings Credit Union

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This support is in response to COVID-19 and will be delivered through a $100,000 Community Relief Fund. Interior Savings has also introduced a new Community Impact Term Deposit. Members who invest in a one-year term will receive a 2% return on their investment and Interior Savings will add a matching two per cent to its Community Relief Fund, up to another $50,000.
MAY 2020

The Peter Gilgan Foundation

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Food Banks of Alberta

City:

St. Albert

Province:

Alberta

To help the organization respond to the increased demand due to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

Westland Insurance Group

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This commitment will help food banks across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan respond to increased demand due to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

Barry Craig and Sara MacDonald

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Huron University College at Western University

City:

London

Province:

Ontario

To support Huron College’s COVID-19 relief fund. Barry Craig is President of Huron University College at Western.
MAY 2020

Equitable Life of Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Region Ready

City:

Waterloo

Province:

Ontario

To support the Region Ready Campaign, which helps hospitals in the Waterloo Region respond to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

Manulife

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross & Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

City:

Various

Province:

Nova Scotia

In response to the recent shooting tragedy in Nova Scotia as well as COVID-19, Manulife is donating $50,000 to to the Canadian Red Cross Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund to meet immediate and longer-term needs of families and communities devastated by this event, and $50,000 to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia to provide access to programs during isolation measures related to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

National Bank

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support the hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Mental Heath Fund, to help children struggling with mental illness during COVID-19 through remote services provided throughout Quebec, including northern Cree and Inuit communities.
MAY 2020

Winnipeg Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Winnipeg Harvest

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

Manitoba

This gift was part of the first phase of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which launched March 12 and has given $2.1 million to more than 115 front-line agencies, including charities, personal care homes and homelessness initiatives.
MAY 2020

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