Charities

We are proud to support initiatives in Thunder Bay and the District of Thunder Bay thanks to the support of our generous donors!

 

Learn more about the winners and their projects: 

2017 Grant Recipients 

Boys and Girls Club

Playground Enhancement

Replacement of older wooden structure with a new composite plastic model for safety purposes

 

 

CAHEP receiving a grant for the Inside Out Art Studio

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project

Inside Out Community Art Studio

Inside Out is a community-driven art space in downtown Fort William that offers free, weekly arts programming.

 

 

 CAHEP receiving a second grant for the Inside Out Art StudioCommunity Arts & Heritage Education Project

CFC Canada 150th Grant - Inside Out Community Art Studio

Inside Out is a community-driven art space in downtown Fort William that offers free, weekly arts programming.

 

George Jeffrey Children's Foundation

Making Specialized Care More Accessible

A mobile assessment kit will make specialized augmentative communication care more accessible throughout our region.

 

 

Grace Ministries receiving a grant

 Grace Ministries of Thunder Bay

 Plumbing and Electrical Upgrades

Installation of a backflow valve, installation and plumbing of a hand wash sink and the plumbing and wiring of a soup kettle.

 

 

Handicapped Action Group Incorporated

Donor Directed Grant

Handicapped Action Group Inc. received a donor directed grant to continue with existing programming and create new projects.

 

 

 

Hospice Northwest receiving a grant

 Hospice Northwest

Developing an Effective Marketing Plan as a Key to Sustainability

We will hire a Marketing Consultant to review/refresh our existing marketing play, thus reaching & supporting more clients

 

 Isthmus (Formerly Blessings in a Backpack)

 Donor Directed Grant

 Isthmus received a donor directed grant to continue running their existing programming in Thunder Bay.

 

 

 

Magnus Theatre 

Donor Directed Grant 

Magnus Theatre received a grant to continue running on-going programming, as well as develop new programming.

 

Marathon Public Library 

Create and Discuss

Developmentally disabled adults will meet monthly, to discuss books, and movies and to create a craft project.

 

 

 Northern Spay Neuter Program 

Donor Directed Grant

The Northern Spay Neuter Program received a donor directed grant to support on-going programming.

 

 

Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre 

Sharing the Legacy

A project that will celebrate of Northwestern Ontario’s aviation heritage through a series of learning opportunities and events, and will grow the awareness of this heritage through promotional materials.

  

Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre 

CFC Canada 150th Grant 

The Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre received a grant from the Community Foundations of Canada from the Canada 150th Fund to support on-going programming and projects. 

 

 

Ontario Nature (Federation of Ontario Naturalists)

I (Heart) Ontario's Nature

Connecting Children and youth with nature through our mobile education trailer.

 

 

 

Our Kids Count receiving a grant for the 'Pop In Kitchen' Project

OurKids Count

Pop-In Kitchen

Connecting children and families through an innovative cooking program: ‘‘Pop-In Kitchen’.

 

 

 

Our Kids Count receiving a grant for the 'Take Back the Kitchen' project

Our Kids Count

Take Back the Kitchen

Take Back the Kitchen is a collaboration between schools & OKC; it addresses food security & feeds children ages 9-11.

 

 

Our Kids Count receiving a grant for the 'A Night Under The Stars' Project

 Our Kids Count

A Night Under the Stars

Providing an overnight camping and fishing experience for families living in need or with a demonstrated need for support.

 

 

Shelter House receiving a donor directed fund

 
Shelter House Thunder Bay

Donor Directed

Every year, the Shelter House receives funds through the Christopher Jean Memorial Fund. Additionally, an Agency Endowment Fund was established in 2014 by two of our generous donors.

 

Shelter House receiving a grant for their replacement stove.  
Shelter House Thunder Bay

Replacement Stove for Shelter Kitchen

Our Shelter’s stove is in desperate need of replacement.

 

 


Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Sports Wheel Chairs

Purchase of six sports wheelchairs for people with physical disability to use for tennis, basketball and other accessible sports.



St. John Ambulance Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario

Camp 911 First Responders

Camp 911 is a week long summer camp for youth ages 10-14 that focuses on first aid and emergency services.

 

 

St. John Ambulance Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario

Therapy Dogs

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs enrich the lives of the elderly, ill and children by providing unconditional love and support.

 

St. Thomas Anglican Church - Family Giving Centre

St.Thomas Family Giving Centre

Providing for those in our community that for whatever reason cannot provide for themselves.

 

 

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

YAG in the Schools

Art practice development and exhibition skill-building for youth through community-based workshops with an art mentor.

 

 

Thunder Bay & District Humane Society

Donor Directed

The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society received a donor directed grant to continue running existing programming and create new projects. 

 

 

Thunder Bay & District Humane Society

Canine Wellness Playground

To implement a Canine Wellness Playground to address behavioural concerns and increase adoptions.

 

The MS Society- Lake Superior District

Developing an Effective Marking Plan as a Key to Sustainability

To have the ability to print quality marketing materials in house

 

 

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Association

Side by Side: Story Telling Through Music

“Side by side” provides elementary school students the opportunity to participate in co-creating a new piece of music with TBSO musicians and local Indigenous artists and storytellers.

 


TBSO receiving a grant for 'Music in the Dark'

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Association

Music in the Dark

The TBSO & Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) are partnering for the first time to present a program of dramatic music with emphasis on the auditory sense as means of expression & understanding, in an environment that fosters understanding among patrons of varying abilities.

 

TBSYO receiving a grant for the 'Canadian Youth Composer' project

Thunder Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra 

CFC Canada 150th Grant - Youth Canadian Composer

Commissioning an original piece by a local youth composer and learning the piece as an orchestra.

 

 

TBSYO recieving a grant for 'Prepping the Masters'

Thunder Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra 

Prepping the Masters

We will provide professional musicians to mentor TBSYO players in preparation for a special concert

 

 

Underground Gym

Donor Directed

The Underground Gym received a donor directed grant to continue running existing programming and develop new programs as well. 

 

 

Wesway

Lift Reclining Chair

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and/or related dementia with mobility issues need this chair for their comfort and safety.