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By: The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation's weekly radio program, where hosts Robert Zirk and Sonny Primolo speak with people and organizations who are working together to make Winnipeg better.

Building capacity and celebrating volunteerism
Last Thursday at 6:37 PM

Volunteer Manitoba has a long history of supporting, celebrating and building capacity for volunteerism in our province. Its newest program, Support2Support, is designed for leaders in Winnipeg's charitable sector, providing instruction and coaching on building resilience in times of stress and uncertainty so that non-profit leaders can help to support their organizations.

BeCause Radio spoke with Jackie Hunt, Executive Director of Volunteer Manitoba, to learn more. 


Our Next 100: Baljot Rai
#7
Last Thursday at 5:51 PM

Baljot Rai is a Grade 9 student at St. Paul’s High School and Youth in Philanthropy participant. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Baljot shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years.

About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them. This series is an audio adaptation of their aspirational essays, collected in the second special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years. You can find the essays on our...


Our Next 100: Jessica da Silva
#6
Last Thursday at 3:53 PM

Jessica da Silva is the Director of Youth Agencies Alliance. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Jessica shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years.

About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them. This series is an audio adaptation of their aspirational essays, collected in the second special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years. You can find the essays on our website at wpgfdn.org/next100, or r...


Our Next 100: Peter Koroma
#5
05/27/2021

Peter Koroma is the Founder of Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Peter shares his vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years.

About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them. This series is an audio adaptation of their aspirational essays, collected in the second special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years. You can find the essays on our website at wpgfdn.org/next100, or read...


Engaging audiences through live theatre
05/27/2021

Since 1958, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre has been engaging Manitobans through live theatre. BeCause Radio spoke with Camilla Holland, Executive Director of Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, to learn more about its programming and plans for its upcoming 2021-22 season called "A Time & A Place".


Promoting sustainable futures for charities
#65
05/27/2021

Learn more about Agency Funds at The Winnipeg Foundation, and how they help provide some financial stability for local charitable organizations, enabling staff to plan for the future.

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/1960s/promoting-sustainable-futures-for-charities/


Working together for better outcomes
05/27/2021

Learn more about the history of collaborative efforts between The Winnipeg Foundation and United Way Winnipeg. 

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/incredible-impact/working-together-for-better-outcomes/


Our Next 100: Her Honour, The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M.
#4
05/20/2021

The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M., is Manitoba’s 25th Lieutenant Governor. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Her Honour shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years.

About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them. This series is an audio adaptation of their aspirational essays, collected in the second special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years. You can find the essays on our website at wpg...


Using art to help make clinical care experiences better for patients and visitors
05/20/2021

Artists in Healthcare Manitoba has been bringing music and art to patients and visitors in hospitals and health centres for the past two decades.

BeCause Radio spoke with Shirley Grierson, Executive Director of Artists in Healthcare Manitoba, to learn more about its programming and how it's continuing to provide art therapy programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Creating outstanding performances in Winnipeg and beyond
05/20/2021

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is one of The Winnipeg Foundation's first arts grant recipients, in 1961. Since then, RWB has continued to create outstanding performances in Winnipeg and beyond.

BeCause Radio spoke with Tara Birtwhistle, Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, to learn more about the organization and its recent digital production of The Magic Flute.


Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Manitoba
05/20/2021

May is Asian Heritage Month, and the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba is celebrating through a lineup of virtual events recognizing and celebrating the contributions and achievements of Asian-Canadian communities in Manitoba, as well as hosting a series of panel discussions which address and combat anti-Asian racism.

BeCause Radio spoke with Yenny Trinh, President of the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, to learn more.


Inspiring action for human rights through art
05/13/2021

Artivism and Witness Blanket: Preserving a Legacy are two new exhibits at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights highlighting art that has sparked activism and action for human rights around the world.

While the museum is currently closed to visitors because of public health orders, the exhibits are running until January 16, 2022, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is continuing to provide online programming and tours in the meantime.

BeCause Radio spoke with Maureen Fitzhenry, Media Relations Manager at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, to learn more.


Our Next 100: Noreen Mian
#3
05/13/2021

Noreen Mian is the Executive Director of the Rainbow Resource Centre. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Noreen shares her vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years.

About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them. This series is an audio adaptation of their aspirational essays, collected in the second special centennial edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Building a vision for our next 100 years. You can find the essays on our website at wpgfdn.org/next100, or r...


Our Next 100: Josh Ruth and Eddie Ayoub
#2
05/13/2021

Eddie Ayoub is an artist, a 30-year participant in Winnipeg’s art community, and Artistic Director of Wanda Koop’s community art organization, Art City. Josh Ruth is a self-proclaimed art enabler who, as Managing Director of Art City, is in service of anyone seeking opportunities to express themselves creatively. In this instalment of Our Next 100, Josh and Eddie share their vision for Winnipeg's next 100 years.

About Our Next 100: We invited community members representing various sectors and Cause areas to share their visions for Winnipeg’s next 100 years, and the potential role philanthropy might play in achieving them. This s...


Learning, growing and healing through art
05/06/2021

Learn more about how the arts contribute to the well-being of individuals and are part of a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/1960s/learning-growing-and-healing-through-art/


Expanding scope supports a growing city
05/06/2021

In the fifth episode of our Foundation Focus series, we chronicle the history of The Winnipeg Foundation in the 1960s.

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/1960s/expanding-scope-supports-a-growing-city/


Exciting growth, troubling divisions
05/06/2021

The fifth episode of our Way Back Winnipeg series, written by Jim Blanchard, focuses on Winnipeg in the 1960s.

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/1960s/exciting-growth-troubling-divisions/


Our Next 100: Sky Bridges
#1
04/29/2021


Sharing stories and celebrating philanthropy in action through art
04/23/2021


Fostering social engagement and connection among older Manitobans
04/15/2021


Providing more than food to those in need in our community
04/15/2021


Responding to urgent needs
04/01/2021

In the fourth episode of our Foundation Focus series, we chronicle the history of The Winnipeg Foundation in the 1950s.

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/1950s/responding-to-urgent-needs/


Challenges and celebrations as Winnipeg grows
04/01/2021

The fourth episode of our Way Back Winnipeg series, written by Jim Blanchard, focuses on Winnipeg in the 1950s.

For a print version of this story, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/1950s/challenges-and-celebrations-as-winnipeg-grows/


Providing education and training opportunities for Indigenous students
04/01/2021


Making an impact by supporting deserving students
03/25/2021


Keeping learners connected on their education journeys
03/11/2021


Providing supports and resources for newcomer parents and their children
03/11/2021


Supporting the war abroad, rebuilding at home
03/04/2021


Building a reputation for reliability
#64
03/04/2021


Making an impact by tackling food insecurity
02/25/2021


Providing treatment and care for Manitobans with cancer and advancing cancer research
02/25/2021


Celebrating a loved one through a gift to The Foundation
02/18/2021


“Peter Below”
02/18/2021


Facilitating mentorships that encourage young people to dream big
02/18/2021


Supporting programs that help kids be kids
02/11/2021


Fresh air camps of Lake Winnipeg
02/11/2021


Living through the Great Depression
02/04/2021


Increasing prominence and support for community
02/04/2021


Rebuilding from Great War, on the cusp of the Great Depression
02/04/2021


Supporting the city she loved
01/28/2021