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To improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model.
They include Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People, Physicians, Nurses, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, FASD Workers, Massage Therapists, Traditional Counsellors, Enaadamged Kwe, Circle of Care Workers, a Psychiatrist, Chiropodist, and Dentist.
The model of health care at Anishnawbe Health Toronto is based on our culture and traditions. The direction is provided by a volunteer Board made up of community members. Our center is accredited by Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). Health care services at Anishnawbe Health Toronto are provided by a wide range of professional and dedicated providers.
A progressive advocate, collaborator, and grantmaker for more than 70 years. The Atkinson Foundation was established in 1942 by Joseph E. Atkinson. He was the publisher of theToronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. More than $68 million has been invested in Ontario over seven decades to advance his vision of an equitable society. Atkinson aspires to be a: Responsive and proactive grantmaker. We’re open to new opportunities and also seek them out. Collaborative advocate for pragmatic solutions. We’re engaged in creating and promoting a shared vision of decent work. Creative partner in civic engagement. We’re about organizing and mobilizing people across interests, disciplines, and sectors. Strategic mission-based investor. We’re committed to working with other shareholders to have a collective impact.
The motivation for the Arctic Inspiration Prize is derived from our wish as immigrants to contribute to the future of our adopted country of choice with a focus on the Canadian Arctic and its major challenges in the face of rapid changes in the environment, culture, technology, and economy. The purpose of the Prize is to recognize excellence and encourage teamwork among diverse groups in order to use or expand Arctic knowledge and bring it into action for the decisive benefit of the Canadian Arctic, its inhabitants and therefore for Canada as a whole. The use of media and social network communication intends to put these actions in the spotlight in order to amplify their impact. It is our dream and hopes that in addition to our contribution, other individuals and organizations from north and south, will contribute and help make the Arctic Inspiration Prize a long-lasting success.”
Engaging hearts and minds to build a stronger community
“Our community is bigger than Banff – the 2013 flood made that obvious. Our community truly does stretch from Lake Louise to the edge of the mountains in Exshaw. We live in one town and work in another. Our kids play sports in one village and go to school in another. We buy pottery in one town – thanks to artists like Mayor Borrowman, and we visit the other for our annual mountain film fest – thanks to The Banff Centre. We gather in Lake Louise to cheer on our Alpine Racers. We gather in Canmore to cheer on our Nordic Racers. And we gather in Kananaskis to just go skiing and hiking. We are one valley, one big mountain community and we have much in common.”
For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment, and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 150,000 students every day in 1,328 schools.
The Calgary Foundation, established in 1955, facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area. It is the strategic partnerships with our generous fundholders and effective nonprofits that enable us to do great work and build a vibrant community. The strength and value of a community foundation are reflected in a strong, sustainable organization.
Canadian Feed The Children is a registered Canadian charity that reduces the impact of poverty on children. We are Committed to a world where children thrive free from poverty. Focused on achieving long-term, sustainable impact. Transparent in our pursuit of excellence in governance and stewardship of your funds. Catalysts of community-based change through development, not charity.
The Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class Canadian health care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional merit in Canada’s nurses. For over 50 years, we have helped nurses learn, investigate and advance nursing best practices.
We improve the delivery of health care in Canada by investing in nursing excellence that drives better patient care. We provide deserving nursing students and nurses with the financial support they need to pursue their educational goals. Our grants and scholarships range in dollar value and are awarded to new nursing students as they enter the profession and assist nursing leaders to pursue their education at the Masters and Ph.D. levels.
Our funding of nurse-led research supports an evolving base of nursing science. Nurse-led research that focuses on preventing the progression of a disease, improving the patient experience, and helping people manage better in their home communities is critical for safe and quality health care.
Through our scholarship and research awards, we strive for excellence that advances nursing knowledge in support of world-class Canadian health care. We’re also helping to cultivate the next generation of nurses to excel as clinicians, researchers, educators, and scholars.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s foundation for women and girls. For the last twenty years, we’ve been building a community that works together to stop the violence, end poverty and empower women and girls. We provide community organizations with grants I three key areas: Violence prevention, Economic development, and Girl’s Fund. We also recently lead a task force on the issue of human trafficking of women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The findings and recommendations are informing future funding opportunities within our organizations.
Committed to Gospel values, the Foundation strives to transform the lives of those most in need by proactively supporting creative initiatives in the areas of housing, adult education, and the environment. The mission of the Foundation is rooted in the following values: Dignity of the Person, Spirituality of Service, Innovative and Creative Ideas, Partnership, Synergy/Integration, Ecological Balance & Environmental Sustainability
CEGN is a national network of philanthropic foundations and other organizations that support efforts to transition toward a more sustainable world. Our members work with nongovernment organizations, community groups, and other charitable organizations to develop and deliver programs that can make our communities healthier and more resilient while protecting vital ecosystem services and the natural world.
Since 1907, the Central City Mission and Foundation have provided help and hope to the most vulnerable people in Vancouver’s inner city. Our history is a simple story about people who have been determined to help their neighbors, determined to soothe the pains of poverty on this city’s harshest streets. For more than 100 years, we’ve been bringing neighbors together to build a community of hope. We mobilize capital and invest in innovative community solutions that improve the lives of our neighbors in need. We’re different from other foundations because we invest all our resources, including both our capital and income, in pursuit of this mission. Central City Foundation is unique in our whole system, community-wide approach. Unlike other organizations that might focus on a single concern, we look at the many interconnected elements that come together in a community where hope can triumph over despair. We are a $36 million foundation with approximately 40 percent of our assets invested right here in our community – in social purpose real estate that provides significant community benefit and generates financial returns. We also support food security programs, health, social enterprises, prevention and treatment programs for children and youth, and more. It is our mission to help build a community in which people are safe, fed and adequately sheltered, well-educated, employed, healthy and empowered to participate in the decisions that affect their lives.
Our mission is to facilitate the flow of charitable funds to charities on behalf of clients and CGOV. The Foundation makes it possible for donor families to easily create and administrator a cost effective family fund. Make charitable giving easy for clients, make a meaningful impact on target charities
Serves a large catchment area, which includes 16 municipalities and two First Nation Territories: Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash atNeyaashiinigmiing. We are proud to work with these culturally diverse communities as a partner through our First Nations People’s Scholarship Fund, our community granting programs and outreach/ awareness events such as our recent presentation of the Right Honorable Paul Martin In 2014. In 2014, 9% of our overall grant disbursements were directed to First Nations projects, plus, the revenues generated from the Paul Martin Impactful Philanthropy event was used to start a new endowed fund to support aboriginal post-secondary studies for Saugeen First Nation’s youth.
The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is a public foundation created by the people of Nova Scotia to enable effective philanthropy. We work with private donors, communities, and charitable organizations to build the financial and social capital that our communities need, both today and tomorrow. We do that by stimulating charitable giving, establishing permanent endowment funds and supporting initiatives that make an ongoing difference in communities throughout Nova Scotia.
Inclusive. Forward-looking. Fair. Creative. Safe. Green. Fun. There’s no end of words to describe what we want our communities and country to be. But there’s one word that sums it all up. Vital. The vitality of our communities, or community vitality, is something community foundations care about a great deal. Community vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone. And it can be measured by how well people’s needs are being met: from our most basic needs—sustenance, shelter, health care, safety—to those that give quality to life, such as places and opportunities to play, learn and create.
We are the traditional people of the North shore of Lake Ontario and its tributaries; this has been Mississauga territory since time immemorial. Curve Lake First Nation people are the Mississaugas of the great Anishnaabeg.
The David Suzuki Foundation’s mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. Through a combination of sound science and active public outreach, we motivate Canadians to take action on the environmental challenges we collectively face. Canadians consistently name us as the most credible and reliable source of science-based environmental information and rank us above all other organizations in working cooperatively with business to resolve critical issues. We are building an influential community of environmentally aware citizens, and continue to grow the largest online and social media presence of any Canadian environmental organization.
The total membership of the community is steadily climbing with over 1071 members with a residential population of approximately 200. In the summer months, the population increases. The community has a growing population and a commitment to sustain and improves the quality of life for all its members, both on and off-reserve.
Dokis also provides a wide range of health, employment, and administrative services to it’s members as well as a sustainable lifestyle based on the richness of the natural resources under its care.
In addition to ongoing funding of public policy research, the Foundation supports environmental, international development, and social service projects. Every year, the Donner Book Prize honors the best book on Canadian public policy, and the Foundation’s lecture series features some of the world’s most influential speakers. The Foundation is guided by a Board of Governors composed of representatives of the Donner family and prominent Canadians from a variety of fields.
Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) exists to help the people of Edmonton and area by encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities. Through contributions from donors, the Foundation assembles and administers permanent pools of capital so the returns can be perpetually reinvested in our community. The Foundation complements and supports other charitable agencies. Trusted by donors as the first choice to create endowments. Recognized by charities as the primary source for grants that meet community needs, enrich people’s lives and build an enduring legacy of positive change. Acknowledged by community leaders as the right place for innovative and prudent investments in Edmonton’s future. Values – Its relationships with the community including donors, grantees, volunteers, and staff.Its role as a catalyst for building and strengthening our community;The integrity, autonomy, and independence of others. Openness, honesty, accessibility, fairness and mutual respect. Community leadership, visionary thinking, and innovation. Fiscal prudence through efficient and strategic practices.
Considering that the basis of sustainable development are inspired, in fact, by ancestral lifestyles and in order to firmly entrench traditional values into the realities of the modern world, First Nations have developed their own Sustainable Development Strategy. The Chiefs’ AFNQL adopted the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Strategy on November 12, 1997. In this first strategy, the creation of the FNQLSDI was the main objective. The Institute was created in 2000. In 2004, a second version of the strategy was produced. A third edition of the Strategy will be available shortly. Since, the FNQLSDI supports First Nation communities in their activities to protect and enhance the quality of the territories, the safeguard of the native culture and languages, the social and economic development as well as partnerships and recognition of First Nation interests and rights. The FNQLSDI also develops tools in order to support First Nation communities in the realization of their own sustainable development.
Our mission is to convene Indigenous Peoples, donors, and foundations to advance partnerships that can improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples globally, build communities of practice among donors, and address the challenges of our times. Values: IFIP educates its members and allies to practice a new paradigm of giving based on “The Four R’s of Indigenous Philanthropy” — Respect, Reciprocity, Responsibility, and Relationships.
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Vision: Enriching Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. Mission: In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.
A national, grant-making organization that supports young people (aged 18 to 30) in building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada. One way we do this is by funding projects that foster engagement and exchange between young people of different spiritual, religious and secular backgrounds.
To inspire pluralism among young Canadians of different spiritual, religious and secular beliefs.
Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth is an Ottawa-based transitional home for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, ages 16 to 29. They provide a safe, culture-oriented environment where women can celebrate their traditions and acquire skills that will help them in life. They offer a wide range of programs and services including cultural programs, financial planning, outreach supports, counseling, assistance finding permanent housing and more.
Aboriginal culture is the mainstay of our mission. Tewegan Housing believes that by connecting a woman to her cultural roots, she will gain the confidence, pride, and community she needs to succeed in life, so she can truly come ‘home.’
Established in 1937, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society.
The Foundation’s purpose is to enhance Canada’s ability to address complex social, environmental and economic challenges. We accomplish this by developing, testing, and applying innovative approaches and solutions; by strengthening the community sector; and by collaborating with partners in the community, private, and public sectors. We recognize that creating enduring change takes time, and involves more than granting.
The Foundation’s current areas of focus and emerging initiatives include Social Finance and Impact Investing, Sustainable Food Systems, Indigenous-Focused Philanthropy, Cities for People, and RECODE—catalyzing social innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education.
The Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) founded the Kocihta Charity to address the supply side gaps and human resource development challenges that have been identified by its corporate Leadership Circle partners. Indigenous communities and leaders are also desperately seeking support from organizations like Kocihta to address their human capital issues. The two organizations are separate and they have completely different but complementary missions and programs. Please see below for clarity of the differences between these two organizations.
The Laidlaw Foundation supports young people in being fully engaged in the civic, social, economic and cultural life of diverse and environmentally healthy communities. We accomplish this through grants and partnerships with other organizations active in the youth sector and by influencing policies that affect young people. Laidlaw Foundation invests in innovative ideas, convenes interested parties, shares its learning and advocates for change in support of young people being healthy, creative and fully engaged citizens. An inclusive society that values and supports the full engagement of its young people in the civic, social, economic and cultural life of diverse and environmentally healthy communities
“M’Chigeeng Anishinabek will be a vibrant, progressive, proud, united Ojibwe-speaking First Nation. Our people will be healthy, self-reliant, respectful of our obligations to Mother Earth, and culturally grounded, showing mutual respect and support for all people.”
Connecting Artists and Learning
MASC’s commitment – to provide schools and communities with experiences of artistic excellence and creative process that awaken creativity, deepen awareness, encourage understanding and give a vivid demonstration of Canada’s cultural diversity.
Working out of diverse cultural traditions, MASC artists offer workshops, performances, artist-in-residence programs and professional development in music, dance, drama, literary, media and visual arts. MASC programs are delivered in English and French, throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Québec to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, and to youths and adults in a variety of community settings (daycares, museums, NCC, festivals and seniors venues.)
The Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) seeks to improve elementary and secondary school education outcomes for Aboriginal Canadians through the implementation of specific programs and the application of appropriate research.
The Métis Women’s Circle is a dynamic group of women who share Aboriginal heritage and honor our traditional teachings. We work to build community among urban Aboriginal women and their families both locally and nationally.
From the time of our first campus — affectionately known as “the barn” — to today’s high-tech university grounds, environmentally-friendly buildings, and diverse educational offerings, Mount Royal has continually embraced change to meet the needs of the people and the community it serves.
The NAFC was established in 1972 to represent, nationally, the growing number of Friendship Centres emerging across Canada The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) is a network of 118 Friendship Centres and seven Provincial and Territorial Associations (PTAs) from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Friendship Centers are Canada’s most significant off-reserve Indigenous service delivery infrastructure and are the primary providers of culturally enhanced programs and services to urban Indigenous residents. For over half-a-century, Friendship Centres have been facilitating the transition of Indigenous people from rural, remote and reserve life to an urban environment. For many Indigenous people, Friendship Centres are the first point of contact to obtain referrals to cultural based socio-economic programs and services.
As the national body of the Friendship Centre Movement, the NAFC is democratically governed, status blind and accountable to its membership.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal peoples in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to, and participation in, Canadian Society; and which respect and strengthen the increasing emphasis on Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.
NATOA is a charity organization, and is committed to providing the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada with the resources and information that will help them efficiently create, manage, and operate trusts as a means to ensure the seven generations yet unborn, can benefit from the goals and dreams of the present generation. NATOA’s goal is to be a highly professional and relevant resource for the Aboriginal Peoples in becoming self-sustaining and vital economic communities.
The Pathy Family Foundation is a private family foundation based in Montreal. The purpose of our Foundation is to provide beneficial impact within our own community and in other communities around the world. We use the Foundation’s resources as tools to bring about positive social change and to leverage the impact of the funding beyond its initial purpose. Our goal is for our grant partners to be stronger, more effective, and more resilient by providing added value that extends to beyond solely funding projects. Our mission is to support organizations that provide critical aid to meet basic human needs, and that empower individuals and communities to generate and sustain positive social change. The Foundation invests in organizations that work with the following groups of people through three interacting and overlapping areas of focus – education, social protection, and community-based health:
PFC promotes the growth and development of effective and responsible foundations and organized philanthropy in Canada through the provision of membership services, resources, and advocacy. PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations. PFC was created as a nonprofit membership association in 1999 and became a registered charity in 2002. We seek to support Canadian philanthropy and our members.
The Royal Bank of Canada History site has been created to remember and celebrate our heritage and the generations of men and women who transformed our company into a leader in Canada and a growing force in countries around the world.
Over the years we have invested in the future by delivering quality products, creating jobs, protecting the environment, respecting diversity and making a difference in the communities that we serve. Our shared values of service, teamwork, responsibility, diversity, and integrity help guide our behaviors and decisions, inspire us to lead in diversity and inclusion and define what it means to be a responsible corporate citizen.
Today, approximately 79,000 client-focused and committed employees help us earn the right to be our clients’ first choice, differentiating us as an exceptional source of advice for the 16 million clients worldwide that we serve. We invite you to learn more about our history as we continue to write the next chapters of our journey.
The Real Estate Foundation is a philanthropic organization based in British Columbia, Canada. Our mission is to transform land use attitudes and practices through innovation, stewardship, and learning. Through grants, the Foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations working to enable positive change in BC communities.
We are a catalyst for social change in Canada. We are building new relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians — relationships built on a foundation of openness, dignity, understanding and hope. Reconciliation Canada is building new relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians – relationships built on a foundation of openness, dignity, understanding and hope. Our focus extends beyond the Indian Residential School experience to those communities who have received official apologies from the government of Canada, including the Jewish, Sikh, Chinese and Japanese peoples. Our initiatives engage people from every part of Canadian society in open and honest conversation about our diverse histories and experiences in order to build resilient and sustainable communities.
Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 38,950 students, including 2,300 master’s and Ph.D. students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. The university’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship is represented most distinctly by the Digital Media Zone, a place for students to collaborate and bring their digital ideas to the marketplace.
Saint Elizabeth has been delivering exceptional health care in people’s homes and communities and providing sustainable social contributions in Canada for over a century. As a national award-winning not-for-profit and social innovator, Saint Elizabeth is a known leader in pioneering health practices, spreading cutting-edge knowledge and delivering high-quality compassionate care.
Save the Children Canada is a member of Save the Children International, a network of 30 member organizations that operate programs and raise funds both domestically and internationally. The members of this network join together as a federation to pool resources, establish common positions on issues and strengthen our capacities to carry out life-saving and sustainable projects.
Save the Children International is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We strive to give children an environment in which their human rights and needs are respected and protected, so they can realize their fullest potential. To achieve this, our programs focus on child rights and protection, health and nutrition, clean water, education, sustainable livelihoods, emergency relief and survival.
Sisu Institute is a not-for-profit-organization that works with communities, stakeholders, governments, First Nations, and other not for profit organizations to identify ways to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. We provide communications and strategic planning support to those that are working to stop climate change and transition to 100% clean energy by 2050. By facilitating partnerships and collaboration, we help strengthen and amplify the work being done in communities across Canada.
Small Change Fund helps communities across Canada generate fast, flexible funding for projects that deepen our connection to nature. By helping you raise the funding and support you need, we can turn ideas into action and tangible impacts. We believe that large, complex problems are best solved by simple, local solutions. That’s why use our award-winning crowd-funding platform to connect donors and community leaders from coast-to-coast-to-coast to rally together to create a big impact with small change.
To be trusted stewards of valuable natural resources. Guided by our values, we will lead the way to deliver economic prosperity, improved social well-being, and a healthy environment for today and tomorrow.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 24 million customers worldwide through three key business lines.
To promote the effective delivery of career counseling through reputable and credible existing institutions (education, religious and community) to individuals involved in the process of career development. To work towards the professionalization of counseling and promote public education which clarifies the role and qualifications of counselors. To provide leadership in the philanthropic and charitable sectors. To help foster a sense of clarity and pride in the career counseling and career development profession, and to play a role in influencing the discussion of the link between education and work.
The Gordon Foundation is a private, philanthropic foundation based in Toronto, Canada. The Foundation undertakes research, leadership development and public dialogue so that public policies in Canada reflect a commitment to collaborative stewardship of our freshwater resources and to a people-driven, equitable and evolving North. Over the past quarter-century, The Gordon Foundation has invested over $27 million in a wide variety of northern community initiatives and freshwater protection initiatives.
To promote innovative public policies for the North and in fresh water management based on our values of independent thought, protecting the environment, and full participation of indigenous people in the decisions that affect their well-being.
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision.
The Lawson Foundation is a national family foundation that invests in and engages with ideas, people, and organizations that contribute to the wellbeing of children and youth and their development as active and engaged members of society.
We envision a Canada where all people have the opportunity to thrive and develop the capabilities to fully participate in and contribute to community and society. We invest in and engage with ideas, people, and organizations that contribute to healthy outcomes of Canadians throughout their life course.
The Sprott Foundation is dedicated to addressing the urgent human need, homelessness, and hunger in Canada. It is a leader in providing funding to non-profit ventures which deal with the challenges of hunger and homelessness. The Sprott Foundation has always believed that philanthropy should offer recipients the means to become self-sufficient. In this spirit, the Foundation concentrates on focused giving, offering support to well-defined projects in its specific area of interest and taking a pro-active approach in interacting closely with the grant recipients.
Tides Canada provides innovative philanthropic, financial, and project management services for change makers – philanthropists, foundations, activists and civil organizations.
As experts who share your values, we work on issues like water and oceans, environmental conservation, climate and energy solutions, food, the Arctic, social inclusion and civic engagement.
United Way of Winnipeg is an autonomous, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprising no fewer than 24 members chosen from the community. The organization builds upon a long history of bringing together diverse partners at the local level to initiate action on community issues. United Way of Winnipeg is not sectarian or political. United Way of Winnipeg is a mission-driven organization. In support of its vision, Board members, volunteers, and staff are all motivated by a shared goal:
“To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.”