The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada sincerely thanks our members whose continuing support through their membership fees represents an important contribution to our mission and mandate.

We wish to mark the special contributions of our Sustaining Members for 2012 whose very generous support of The Circle is much appreciated:

J.W. McConnell Family FoundationThe  J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s core purpose is to improve the quality of life in Canada by building communities that help people develop their potential and contribute to the common good.

Muttart Foundation – The Muttart Foundation is a private foundation which supports charities in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Muttart Foundation’s philanthropy focuses on three areas: strengthening the charitable sector; early childhood education and care; management development and leadership.

Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation aspires to the ideal of a sovereign Canada that is dedicated to the security and well being of all Canadians and committed to tolerance, pluralism and democratic participation. The Foundation is dedicated to the development of sound and innovative public policies, founded on those values fundamental to Canadians, and designed to foster the continuing evolution of a dynamic and independent Canada.

The Circle also gratefully acknowledges our additional organizations who recognize the benefits of supporting The Circle in its important work:

Ontario Trillium Foundation – The mission of the Trillium Foundation is to help build healthy and vibrant communities by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives.

Stephen Couchman

Tribal Councils Investment Group (TCIG) Charitable Foundation – The Tribal Councils Investment Group (TCIG) Charitable Foundation seeks to contribute to First Nations’ self-sufficiency by generating wealth and being a major player in the Canadian and international economies. They achieve their vision by making long-term strategic investments that generate wealth, employment, and a sustainable capital fund.

United Way Of Winnipeg – United Way of Winnipeg’s vision is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. United Way of Winnipeg is at work in every corner of the city, creating opportunities for a better life for everyone. Each and every day, United Way has a profound impact on all our lives.

Winnipeg Foundation – The Winnipeg Foundation – Canada’s first community foundation – is committed to connecting donors with opportunities to support causes they care about, as well as identifying and responding to the changing needs of our community.


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