Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation is the charitable arm of the Winnipeg Jets and the “charity of choice” for the MTS Centre. The organization was established in October of 1996 as the Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation, allowing Moose players, their partners, coaches, board members, and True North staff to contribute to the community of Manitoba in a concerted and centralized manner. With the acquisition of an NHL franchise in 2011, the Foundation has been renamed the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation and is tasked with the responsibility and privilege of continuing financial, volunteer and programming support in accordance with its desire to have a larger positive impact on the community. The foundation is a non-profit organization, which raises funds and provides grants to a variety of registered children’s charities in Manitoba. Over the past 15 years, the foundation has raised and disbursed over 2.3 million dollars! These funds have gone to over 52 different charities and not-for-profit organizations. In the 2011-2012 hockey season, the Winnipeg Jets True North foundation distributed over $1million to 44 children’s charities in Manitoba.
Continuity Care is a non-profit organization formed in 1995 by a group of dedicated parents, siblings and citizens who wanted to assist families, as well as others, in planning for the future of their family member with an intellectual disability. They were asking the question “What will happen to my child after I’m gone?” Adults with disabilities are outliving their parents. Siblings may reside in another community, may be looking after aging parents, or have busy families of their own. Demographic trends show that every generation has fewer and fewer siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews than the one before. This translates into fewer opportunities for extended family to provide support. Continuity Care is there to help. Families are strong and resourceful, but may need support in planning for the long-term security of their family member. We provide support, resources and tools to plan for each family and their unique set of circumstances. Continuity Care works effectively in partnership with families, community, government and service providers to ensure that families develop a future plan – www.continuitycare.ca.