Funding Partners

Pembina Active Living (55+) gratefully acknowledges the support of our funding partners, whose financial support has enabled us to grow and develop and to meet the needs of the 55+ population in South Winnipeg.

1. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Support Services to Seniors

The WRHA provides Operational funding which allows us to hire personnel as well as funding for administrative costs like office supplies, printing, postage, etc.

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2. ESDC – New Horizons for Seniors

New Horizons for Seniors is a federal program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. These grants have funded the following programs and projects:
New program development: Watercolours, Line Dance, Urban Poling, Ballroom Dance, Meditation, Latin Dance, Older Adult Weight Training and Bellydance.
Programming equipment and materials: Watercolour art supplies, 10 sets of Urban poles, weight training equipment, 5 laptop computers and software, sound system, projector, screen and 100-cup coffee maker.
Term contract positions: Program Coordinator, Program Development and Design Officer, Coordinator of Volunteers
Branding and Design services: Website, Logo, Letterhead, Business cards, Membership cards, Signage, Brochure, Poster and Name tags.
Facility rental for programming, Book launch for our Writing group.

Making Connections: The project was designed to help PAL (55+) become more inclusive and representative of the community it serves, and had two distinct streams: fulfilling PAL (55+)’s commitment to the Indigenous Accord, and collaborating with ethno-cultural groups within its geographic area.

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3. MASC (Manitoba Association of Seniors Centres)

MASC, through their Executive Director, has given monumental support to PAL in every area of endeavour that it has undertaken. MASC funding has supported numerous initiatives like Board Orientation Seminars; intergenerational activities; a Community Health Forum; the first Membership Picnic; a volunteer appreciation lunch, a transportation assistance initiative and travel allowance for Board and Staff to attend MASC initiated conference annually.

In the area of human resource, MASC has provided guidance and counselling in applying for Federal and Provincial Grants while at the same time sending letters of support which added credibility to the organization’s applications. From 2009 to 2011, the Executive Director of MASC attended PAL Board of Directors’ meetings and other meetings of Standing Committees, which greatly strengthened this fledgeling senior centre.

Membership in MASC also allowed PAL to receive discounts to the cost of registration for various conferences. MASC also advertises the existence of PAL and publicly commends its growth.

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4. Government of Manitoba – Bridge Grant and Safe at Home Grant

The Manitoba Bridge Grant provided a one-time $15,000 grant to eligible Manitoba small and medium-sized businesses and organizations that were required to fully close their premises to the public as a result of Manitoba COVID-19 Prevention Orders. Pembina Active Living (55+) greatly appreciated this financial assistance in 2020/21.

 

The Manitoba Safe At Home Grant allowed PAL (55+) to provide much needed programming free of charge to older adults in our communities during January to March 2021. The impact of this was profound for many older adults who participated in our programs. Testimonials indicated that participants: felt an increased sense of control over their life and health, learned new things, improved their fitness level, uplifted their spirits, kept them motivated and inspired, and were generally appreciated for their positive effects on mental and physical well-being.

5. The Winnipeg Foundation

In 2020,  the Winnipeg Foundation has awarded a Stabilization Grant to Pembina Active Living (55+) in the amount of $34,828.

This support from the Winnipeg Foundation will allow PAL (55+) to transition some or all programming and socialization from in person to online through the acquisition of necessary software licenses and will help keep PAL (55+) financially viable at a time of unprecedented challenges and multiple lost revenue streams. It will also allow the PAL (55+) Board and Committees to continue to meet safely while observing physical distancing protocols that are recommended by the government and health officials.

6. City of Winnipeg – Wellness Grant.