Communities Foundation Invests $170,000 to Infrastructure Projects Across Canada!
Dec. 21, 2021
The Western Financial Group Communities Foundation (WCF) is wrapping up 2021 by awarding 34 projects across Canada with $5,000 Infrastructure Grants totaling $170,000!
Each year we ask our team members to nominate a charity or project within their community to receive this grant; historically, those entries were chosen by a random draw. We then select a designated number of projects to be awarded the $5,000 grant. Kenny Nicholls, President & CEO of Western Financial Group and Western Communities Foundation, announced to our team members that we can award every nomination with the grant because of the amount of funds raised this year.
“These organizations and projects were selected and nominated by our teams across Canada. It is extremely touching to be able to end our year giving back to all of these projects, which will enhance each of our communities.” - Laurette LaPlante, Communities Foundation Director.
Indigenous Infrastructure Grant
Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society (Nanaimo, BC) - Building of new Indigenous Healing House Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation (Pembroke, Petawawa ON) - Construction of the new cultural center Ktunaxa Nation Council (Cranbrook, BC) - Operation Street Angel for the purchase of a new industrial washer and dryer, and construction of outdoor shelters.
Association of Manitoba Municipalities Infrastructure Grant
The Rural Municipality of Cartier - Cartier Health Centre - Accessibility Upgrades Rural Municipality of Hamiota - New Town Christmas Decorations
Western Community Infrastructure Grant
Wawanesa Sponsorship Infrastructure Grant Town of WillowBunch - Upgrades to the rink ice plant
Intact Sponsorship Infrastructure Grant Town of Beaverlodge - Beaverlodge Firefighters Association, new fire hall.
SGI Sponsorship Infrastructure Grant YMCA Brandon - Childcare facility expansion
187 Foothills Canadian Air Cadets (High River, AB) - Renovation of septic and water system Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC (Coquitlam, BC) - Sasamat Outdoor Centres, Waterfront Revitalization Project Board of Education of SD 38 (Steveston, BC) - Dixon Park Outdoor Learning Centre Board of Education of SD 60 (Fort St John, BC) - Clearview School Playground Board of Education of SD 60 (Fort St John, BC) - Charlie Lake Elementary School Playground Chase Christmas Hamper Society (Chase, BC) - Chase Food Bank, New Van City of Langford (Westshore, BC) - Park Restoration College of the Rockies (Cranbrook, BC) - Healthy Education Technology Upgrades Gellatly Nut Farm Society (West Kelowna, BC) - Park Restoration Humane Society of North Battleford (North Battleford, SK) - New Building Project Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation (Langley, BC) - Foundry Project Lloydminster Interval House Society (Lloydminster, SK) - Building Expansion Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation (Lloydminster, SK) - Additional Family Sober Living Complex Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation (Lloydminster, AB) - Community Theatre Expansion Nanton Lancaster Society (Nanton, AB) - WWII Harvard Aircraft Restoration Network Ministries Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, BC) - Building Restoration Cloverdale Community Kitchen (Cloverdale BC) - Kitchen Expansion Parkland Humane Society (Gilbert Plains, MB) - Renovation of Space Praire Rose School Division No. 8 (Medicine Hat, AB) - Seven Persons Outdoor Classroom Lazarus House Recovery Program (Wyatt Dowling, Regent Ave, MB) - Lazarus House Expansion Shelbourne Community Kitchen (Shelbourne, BC) - Building Renovation Souris Hillcrest Community Corp. (Souris, MB) - Reach for the Top, Roof Restoration Surrey Hospitals Foundation (Clayton Crossing, BC) - Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre, Spyfy Camera Town of LeRoy (LeRoy, SK) - Town Beautification Project Township of Laurentian Valley (Pembroke, Petawawa, ON) - Outdoor Skating Trail Advancements Village of Saanichton (Saanichton, BC) - Bike and Ride Construction