Thousands of Aboriginal youth in Manitoba are getting a chance to engage in sports and extra-curricular activities over the summer and after school thanks to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.
Manitoba’s PlayNow.com commits 15% of revenues to Aboriginal youth programing, via the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) and the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council (MASRC). These organizations are receiving $125,000 annually for three years starting 2015.
“The hundreds of young people we work with every day at WASAC are proud of where they are from, proud of who they are, and want to give back,” said Trevor LaForte, executive director at WASAC. “This new support means more role models and leaders in our neighbourhoods and more activities where kids can find belonging, be healthy and have fun.”
One of WASAC’s programs is Adventure Summer Kids Camp, which provides Aboriginal children ages 7-12 in Winnipeg the opportunity to attend a summer camp. Registration, transportation, nutrition, and equipment are all provided at no cost. Over 1,800 children from over 70 schools participate in sports, recreation, cultural activities, crafts, educational games, daily swimming and a weekly field trip. The Kids Camp operates at the Old Exhibition Grounds.
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We aim to partner with our communities in meaningful, impactful ways that add lasting value to the lives of Manitobans. Liquor & Lotteries has developed a range of unique programs that allow us to connect with your community in ways that make the most of our resources and yours. About 600 organizations each year are supported in the areas of arts and culture, sports, health, environment, education and tourism.
-Peter Hak, Acting CEO
We support nonprofit community and charitable organizations in arts and culture, health, environment, education, sports and tourism. We support many of your favourite festivals and have a deep impact in your community through capital project funding, charitable poker tournaments, asset donations and many other community programs.
Employees, friends and family volunteer at our sponsored events and independently in their communities. We encourage and acknowledge volunteerism and community fundraising. It contributes to work-life balance, offers a chance to spend time with family and friends, and makes a difference in our communities.
From organizations in arts and culture to health, the environment, education, sports and tourism, last year we supported 600 nonprofit community and charitable organizations. Through sponsorships, capital programs, asset donations and many more community programs we are working with you to make a difference in your communities.
To save you time, please check your organization’s eligibility before applying to a program. The following applies to all of our programs. We'll contact you about 30 days after we receive your application.
The organization has a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity number or non-profit designation and can demonstrate sound financial practices.
The organization is based in our province or has a Manitoba division.
The majority of funds raised, stay in our province and primarily benefit Manitobans.
The event or project is broad-based and appeals to large audiences reaching as many Manitobans as possible.
The event or project has significant economic gains for the host community.
The event or project provides benefits to urban, rural and/or northern regions of the province.
Focus on arts and culture, health, professional and amateur sport or broad based provincial initiatives.
Provide branding/recognition opportunities and demonstrates a reasonable return on investment.
Are event and activity driven.
Reach a targeted audience specific to our business objectives.
Have a direct business relationship to one or more of our brands.
Provide an opportunity for product education.
Provide a volunteer opportunity for our employees.
Are community or neighborhood initiatives and take place at one of our sites.
Research, ongoing and large capital funding or endowment campaigns or projects.
Core funding and or ongoing operational costs.
National fundraising campaigns.
Political parties, initiatives or candidates.
Organizations with a controversial mission.
Initiatives or events that are national or international in scope where Manitoba is not the host.
Events located outside of Manitoba or that are for people outside of Manitoba.
Fundraising events by religious organizations that limit accessibility or community inclusion.
Pledge based fundraisers.
Conferences, seminars and workshops not tied to our organization or business objectives.
Events or organizations of a narrow scope.
Fraternal or advocacy organizations.
Federal, provincial, municipal and city departments.
Community based teams or clubs and events (Scouts, choirs, athletic tournaments, individual athletes or teams, 4H).
Financial support is a maximum contribution of $2,000 using the formula of $20 per volunteer. For example, a festival with 75 volunteers would receive $1,500 (75 x $20). Branded shirts are also provided for volunteers to wear during the event. As part of our support, we seek the exclusive title sponsorship of “Volunteer Sponsor.”
When a new Charity of Choice is sought due to the current campaign nearing completion, an Invitation for Partnership is sent by the ECHO Board to selected charities in Manitoba. The invitation is made to charities registered on Volunteer Manitoba’s CONTACT database as supporting children/youth and meeting other Charity of Choice criteria. www.contactmb.org
For more information, please contact the ECHO Board Chair, Trent Crawford, at 204-957-2500 ext.4927.
Please review the Basic Eligibility criteria above before submitting your application.
Applications must be received by June 30th for placement during the following calendar year (i.e. all requests for Jan. - Oct. 2018 must be received by June 30, 2017). If selected, groups will be notified by the end of September.