A Season of Giving

We’re donating to charities across Canada.

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Our Recipients

HomeSpace Society

Alberta

HomeSpace provides safe, appropriate and affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians. We have a strong growth mandate to build more specialized, permanent, affordable housing to continually address the affordable housing crisis in our city.

The Catholic Family Service

Alberta

The Catholic Family Service delivers programs and services designed to help people work through issues like marital problems, family breakdown, trauma, and abuse. Our mantra is humanity above all else, which means we don’t turn anyone away.

Elim Christian Care Society

British Columbia

At ELIM, we bring the best in housing, wellness, and care together to deliver an exceptional aging in place experience for older adults, because everyone deserves to feel the embrace of a caring Christian community.

Food Banks Canada

Ontario

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. We support a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger.

Edmonton Humane Society (SPCA)

Alberta

The Edmonton Humane Society enriches the lives of people and companion animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement. Its vision is to be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare.

Good Shepherd Centres

Ontario

Good Shepherd has been a compassionate presence in the Hamilton area for 60 years. It provides emergency food and clothing, daily hot meals, shelters, community mental health programs and more.

The United Church Foundation

Ontario

The mission of The United Church of Canada Foundation is to help you make powerful, meaningful gifts to the ministries and causes that are most important to you, helping them grow into the future. Together, we can continue to change Canada for the better.

William Osler Health System Foundation

Ontario

The Osler Foundation inspires its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home. We work to get your hospitals the funds they need to provide the best possible patient care.

The Chilliwack Hospital Foundation

British Columbia

The Chilliwack Hospital Foundation is a partner in improving and advocacy for Chilliwack General Hospital. It aims to be instantly recognized as an organization with an excellent reputation as working for the benefit of Chilliwack General Hospital.

Daily Bread Food Bank

Ontario

Daily Bread Food Bank is one of Canada’s largest food banks. It supplies food to nearly 200 food programs across Toronto, and is a key thought leader locally, provincially and nationally on issues about hunger, life on low income, housing, and income security.

United Way Edmonton

Alberta

United Way creates pathways out of poverty in its community by working together with funded partners, government and community organizations. Its community programs provide support to families every day.

Archdiocese of Halifax Yarmouth (Emergency Shelters Project)

Nova Scotia

The purpose of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is to propose Jesus Christ by fostering a communion of vibrant parish communities that equip the saints to carry out the mission of Christ in the world.

United Way of Greater Toronto & York Region

Ontario

United Way Greater Toronto sustains a vital social safety net across Peel, Toronto and York Region. Its network of 280 community agencies is there during times of stability and crisis, providing hundreds of thousands of people with much-needed support, close to home.

The London Food Bank

Ontario

The London Food Bank’s mission is to help a generous community share its food resources. It acts as a front-line agency assisting those struggling to make ends meet, and a food warehouse that works with other agencies that assist people in need.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ontario

The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. We believe no family should have to deal with their child’s medical crisis alone.

South Shore Community Service Association (aka The Bonny Lea Farm)

Nova Scotia

Bonny Lea Farm is an all-inclusive residential, vocational and therapeutic service provider for adults with intellectual disabilities. It takes an enhanced holistic and individualized approach for each of its participants to support them in reaching their goals and potential.

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

British Columbia

Canuck’s Place Children’s Hospice is a place of comfort and compassion where children can receive expert clinical care while experiencing the simple joys of being a child with their families at their side savouring their time together.

Ottawa Network for Education

Ontario

ONFE strives to help secondary students make informed career choices and transition successfully to post-secondary studies and fulfilling careers. Its programs include supporting health and learning, helping students overcome learning difficulties, and teaching essential skills to high school students.

Variety - the Children's Charity

British Columbia

Variety helps children around the world across a global network of 40 chapters in 10 countries. Their promise is to fund and deliver life changing programs that give children around the world a better future.

Open Door Outreach

Prince Edward Island

Open Door Outreach helps PEI women who are incarcerated and addicted experience freedom and real change. Its services help women experience personal transformation, including personal mentoring, group programs and assistance with transitions into the community post release.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Ontario

Each year, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and its community, raises crucial funds that help drive world-class cancer research forward and set new standards of care.

Manitoba Council for International Co-operation Inc.

Manitoba

MCIC engages and collaborates with Manitobans for global sustainability. It supports connections and capacity development, engages the public to be active global citizens, supports international cooperation and maintains and strengthens organizational wellness.

Community Kitchen Program of Calgary Society

Alberta

The Community Kitchen Program of Calgary operates a self-empowering model to address the needs of marginalized Calgarians.

Chilliwack Community Services

British Columbia

Chilliwack Community Services is a multi-service agency providing support-focused programming to people of all ages. For over 90 years, we have been dedicated to meeting social and community needs in Chilliwack and the surrounding areas.

Mission Possible Compassionate Ministries Society

British Columbia

Mission Possible is a community economic development agency in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and addresses barriers to employment by providing supportive, transitional employment for those who are ready to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.

Caring & Sharing / Angel Tree Food Bank

Nova Scotia

The Caring and Sharing Food Bank is a registered charity that provides food to those in our community who are in need and require assistance.

Feeding Others of Dartmouth

Nova Scotia

Feeding Others of Dartmouth (FOOD)’s mission is to provide a free nutritious hot meal to adults in need within the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Martha's Table Community Program

Ontario

Martha’s Table is a community centre within the social welfare network of the City of Kingston and  provides a unique home where respect, compassion, caring and social interaction occur, with nutritious meals and snacks.

Chestermere Regional Foodbank

Alberta

Bringing our community together to increase awareness and provide access to resources with compassion and dignity.

East Hants Family Resource Centre

Nova Scotia

The East Hants Family Resource Centre in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia is dedicated to nurturing and supporting healthy family life through free quality child and family development programs.

Inn Out of the Cold Elgin-St. Thomas

Ontario

The Inn provides supplies such as shelter, hot meals, showers and clothing for up to 300 different individuals and families.

Centre 105

Ontario

Centre 105 Drop-In Day Program is an outreach ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, located at Trinity Anglican Church in Cornwall, Ontario.

The Mississauga Food Bank

Ontario

Founded in 1985, Mississauga Food Bank is the largest food bank in Mississauga. It aims to relieve hunger in Mississauga by providing and promoting access to healthy food for people in need.

Covenant House, Vancouver

British Columbia

Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.

Quest Outreach Society

British Columbia

Quest is committed to helping our most vulnerable neighbours transition from dependency to self-sufficiency: to live better, to be healthier and to participate in their communities.

Raising the Roof

Manitoba

Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through collaborative investment in local communities and public education.

Scott Mission

Ontario

Founded in 1941, Scott Mission is a Christian charity that serves  poor and needy people in downtown Toronto.

About the Community Impact Grant

The Community Impact Grant is our signature Canadian giving program. Grants are made to specific projects that make a positive and sustained impact on the community, by benefiting youth, vulnerable and under-represented people or by supporting our communities’ unique cultural programs. We administer the grants under the auspices of our charitable trust owner, Allchurches Trust Limited.

We congratulate the 2021 Community Impact Grant recipients.

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The 2021 Community Impact Grant recipients are:

Dixon Transition Society

Dixon Transition Society helps to reduce the impact of domestic violence by providing a haven for women and children in Burnaby, British Columbia

Dixon Transition Society’s mission is to raise awareness about domestic violence and to provide a continuum of services including safe housing, support and counselling for women and children impacted by violence. Their vision is to see women and children free from violence. The PEACE Program aims to provide individual and group counselling sessions over the coming year for 100 children and youth aged 4-19 who have experienced a form of domestic abuse.

YWCA NWT

YWCA NWT provides safe and affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable families in the Northwest Territories by way of transitional and emergency housing, or shelter from family violence.

The mission of the YWCA is to build safe and equitable communities where women, girls and families can realize their full potential, with the vision of equality for women and girls in a safe Northern society. Through their food security program, the YWCA aims to provide meal kits and grocery cards to 120 families (including 200 children) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Simon House

Located in Alberta, Simon House guides and empowers men to achieve long-term recovery from addiction and its effects. Through their core values of compassion, acceptance, respect, integrity, accountability, and innovation, Simon House strives to lead the way in addiction treatment and lifelong recovery.

Simon House has recognized that the Indigenous culture and peoples need support now more than ever. With Indigenous leadership on their staff, they desire to do more in the community by supporting men suffering from alcoholism and substance dependencies. Through the Indigenous Care and Outreach Support Program, Simon House will strive to provide care and rehabilitation to 220 men over the coming year.

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) plays a key role in supporting not just those living with schizophrenia, but their families and caregivers too.

Their goal is to provide all Albertans affected by schizophrenia with access to their programs. SSA uses education, support programs, public policy and research, to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. Their “We Care Too!” program builds awareness by supporting and educating youth who are living with a parent or sibling who has schizophrenia, starting with the first group of 10 youth aged 12-18.

BGC Winnipeg

BGC Winnipeg operates 11 community-based Clubs and numerous youth development programs offered free of charge during the evening and after school hours, to over 3,400 children and youth, ages 6-18.

Their mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Through the Trauma Recovery Project, BGC Winnipeg will give frontline staff the skills they need to support the mental health needs of the youth that attend their Clubs. The program will provide 50 front line staff with training and provide counselling from a qualified professional for 50 at risk youth.

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Anglicans in Action

Anglicans in Action is an organization of parish members from several Anglican churches in St. Catharines, Ontario. Their goal is to encourage and facilitate a coordinated response among their churches to address justice issues and social needs in the surrounding community.

Their “Meals to Go” program will provide food to those who are suffering from food insecurity in St. Catharines and Thorold and educate recipients by providing recipes for these inexpensive, nutritious meals so that the meals can be replicated. They hope to expand their service by providing weekly meal bags for single people who are homeless or in a room without cooking facilities.

MABELLEarts

MABELLEarts connects people to each other and the places we call home. They work toward community-led social and economic development on Mabelle Avenue; a low income, high-density tower community in Central Etobicoke. 4,000 people live on this block, with more than half living below the poverty line. Food insecurity is a serious problem for the residents.

The MABELLEpantry will transition from an emergency food bank to a sustainable model that serves a winder community and creates more opportunity for more people to benefit. The goal is less overall reliance on the pantry thanks to the wider community subsidizing the pantry through pay-what-you-can or similar model and more community members earning from the pantry through related programs.

Kids’ Health Links Foundation

Since 2004, Kids’ Health Links Foundation has delivered programs to empower youth and teens living with chronic conditions, grief, mental health, and other life challenges, and their health professionals, by connecting them through a community of support and practice. Their programs are offered at no cost to users.

Their project, Upopolis Grief Island, is for adolescents (ages 10-18) who have lost a loved one, parent. sibling, friend or close relation. They will offer grief and bereavement support via a safe, secure platform monitored by accredited professionals. They will also offer collaboration between the grief professionals and medical practitioners.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy to empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

Their mission is to change what it is to be blind, enabling Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose. Through the Employing Canadian Youth with Sight Loss program, youth aged 15-29 with sight loss will build essential employment skills and gain employment experience. CNIB aims to directly impact 25 participants in 2021 and increase their capacity to 35 by the end of 2022.

Action Nouvelle Vie

Founded in 1993 in Longueuil, Quebec, Action Nouvelle Vie helps families living with poverty, with a special focus on the well-being of children. Through various programs and services, they provide support to more than a thousand families on a weekly basis.

‘‘Le 2159'' intervenes with at risk youth (17-25 years) in preventing and countering delinquency, homelessness and sexual exploitation. This transitional housing program provides housing stability, psychosocial support and educational workshops, and can house 16 permanent residents, with an additional room for emergencies. The Lighthouse Keeper Initiative will add an on-site mental health clinical nurse to the intervention team and will have a more effective impact on the young people they help.

Elementary Literacy Inc.

Elementary Literacy Inc. is a New Brunswick-based not-for-profit organization that provides early literacy, evidence-based programming, matching students in grades 1-3 with volunteer tutors. These free literacy programs are offered to children with learning disabilities, Indigenous children, children from immigrant families and children from historically disadvantaged or low socioeconomic backgrounds. In response to COVID-19, they adapted their traditional in-person tutoring programming to a virtual format.

Their new Elf @ Home literacy program focuses on improving phonological, phonemic awareness and decoding skills in children with gaps. They have now finished development of their new Elf@Home - Vocabulary Program and new funding will ensure it is rolled out to children in Grades 1-2 in early 2022.

Harvest House

Harvest House has developed an all-encompassing model that gives individuals the means to transition out of homelessness, addiction, abuse, poverty, and mental health struggles to become thriving members of society.

They are developing a Centre of Excellence for Skills and Employment and will provide services to anyone who enters their community centre, and the homeless community as a whole. They will give practical opportunities to help people move beyond their current struggles and showcase to the community that life transformation is possible, and that there is a long-term response to homelessness.

We welcome your grant application

Grant applications are accepted each summer. We look forward to reviewing your organization’s application and learning more about how your initiative will make a lasting impact upon our community.