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GIVING CHALLENGE

Now is the time to help your community flourish forever! Give to the Winkler Community Foundation between November 14-20 and help us reach our Giving Challenge Goal. Every gift made during this week will be stretched by The Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba government and local business sponsors – increasing the amount the Winkler Community Foundation receives. As our community foundation, we make it our business to learn about our community’s needs.  Growing the Winkler Community Foundation (WCF) COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND allows WCF to support charities that address these areas of need.  Allowing us to be a catalyst of local agency and action. It is the Foundation’s goal to raise $75,000 per year to grow the Community fund to $1 million by 2025. A fund of $1million in assets allows the foundation to grant over $50,000 annually; to provide support and have a greater impact on our community through local charities and projects.

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Peer to Peer

At the end of August, we had the opportunity to match many of our first-year university students with returning students in a Peer-to-Peer program. The purpose of the program is to connect first-year Gordon Wiebe Award recipients with an experienced student, attending the same institution and ideally the same faculty, who is also a Gordon Wiebe Award recipient. The goal is to connect new students with someone who can understand what they are going through. They can help navigate with systems, spaces or emotions that arise during the transition to urban life as a post-secondary student. They can support with managing change. And hopefully, they can be someone to ask the seemingly obvious but important questions. We want to see all students succeed. This is one way the Winkler Community Foundation can support our Gordon Wiebe Award recipients.

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