When you invest with the Jubilee Fund you create a Social Impact.
Social Impact through Jubilee Fund are all the positive outcomes gained from reducing poverty in Manitoba.
Thanks to Jubilee Fund investors and donors, we can offer loan guarantees, direct loans and bridge financing for non-profits and social enterprises focused on poverty reduction, allowing them to reach more people and provide more services for marginalized individuals and families in Manitoba.
View our Social Impact Report to learn more.
Explore the poverty-reducing non-profit partners Jubilee Fund investors have helped support:
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The Jubilee Fund Inc. was pleased to provide a new direct loan to Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation Inc. in 2020! Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation Inc. (Portage CRC) is a charitable organization that acts as… Read more →
The Momentum Centre is a non-profit training centre that helps Indigenous and new Canadian youth between 18 and 30 engage in meaningful and ongoing careers that they are passionate about. They work with youth caught in the cycle of poverty and/or exiti… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund Inc. was pleased to provide a new loan guarantee to Springfield Learning Centres Inc. in May 2019. This loan guarantee helped Springfield Learning Centres Inc. add 21 new subsidized child care spaces, including five new infant spaces t… Read more →
Heart Housing Inc. was formed by a small group of people who are “test driving” a collaborative, non-profit, affordable housing project in Winnipeg. The focus of Heart Housing Inc. is to improve living conditions for immigrant families in Winnipeg by p… Read more →
Gary Gillis opened GGR Mould Remediation Services in 2008. The company’s primary services include removing mould from areas behind drywall, crawl spaces, floor joists and attics. Gary and his employee Gloria Young are Government certified in mould and… Read more →
GD-02 Workers Co-operative is a co-operative that is engaged in a “turn around” venture, seeking to re-establish a profitable furniture manufacturing operation. It is located in East Kildonan, Winnipeg. The business employed about 25 people and had pre… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund provided start –up capital for this business venture. This was also the first project supported by the Jubilee Fund.
West Broadway Development Corporation was formed in 1997 to deal with safety and housing issues and neighbourhood planning. In 2006 with help from a Jubilee Fund Loan Guarantee, the Organization had the opportunity to purchase a vacant building that wo… Read more →
Vision of Independence Inc. (VOI) is a not-for profit charitable organization, that provides housing and programs to persons with intellectual disabilities. VOI provides residential, day, and supported independent living programs in Winnipeg and Portag… Read more →
Since 1992 Keewatinowi Awasiak Opi-Ki-Wak Inc. (KAO) has provided childcare services to post-secondary students in Thompson. The non profit day care serves 12 infants and 28 preschool age children and employs 11 staff and one Inclusion Support Worker…. Read more →
275/277 Furby is the scene of a student housing project for University of Winnipeg students. The apartment block houses mainly single parents with young children. The attached house is a female dorm house with individual rooms for single students and n… Read more →
In 2002, the Jubilee Fund provided financing for the purchase and renovation of 457 Young Street, a 2-½-storey abandoned apartment building. Kinkora Development Ltd. undertook the project in consultation with the University of Winnipeg. The Jubilee Fun… Read more →
Some projects supported by Jubilee are not high profile and do not immediately produce benefits for the community. This is the case with our loan guarantee for SAM Properties Holding Inc. Jubilee provided support for the well-known non-profit housing p… Read more →
This project received support from the Jubilee Fund in 2001.
Most Winnipeggers are familiar with the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co-op story. Starting in a church basement Tall Grass Prairie soon had a successful store in the Wolseley neighbourhood. The unexpected immediate success they experienced was welcome, but… Read more →
Sunny Mountain Day Care was founded in 1985 and became operational when they moved into the basement of the North YMCA. After 29 years the Centre now operates four locations in Winnipeg and is licensed for 224 children, 12 infants, 95 preschoolers and… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund partnered with the Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) and the University of Winnipeg to provide affordable housing in an emerging part of the City. The Jubilee Fund provided the financing for two houses that were moved and renovate… Read more →
The Sudan Humanitarian Relief Organization and the Sudanese Association of Manitoba came together in 2006 to purchase a building located at 129 Dagmar Street. The building was purchased to provide support services and a safe place for the 3,000 Sudanes… Read more →
SISTARS Community Economic Development Co-op Inc. (Sisters Initiating Steps Towards a Renewed Society) was formed in October 2004 and incorporated in April 2005 by sixteen women who wanted to make a change for themselves and others in the Point Douglas… Read more →
Recognition Counts is a program of SEED Winnipeg that provides budget planning and financial supports to skilled immigrants wishing to work in their fields of expertise in Manitoba. The program offers financial counselling and budget preparation. It al… Read more →
It is not news that Jubilee supports day care and after school care organizations. We have a long list of similar organizations we have assisted to complete renovations, and buy materials to open a new site or expand the number of spots in an existing… Read more →
River Area Co-operative Day Nursery Inc.(RACD) was founded in 1974, as a non-profit pre-school child care facility in Winnipeg’s Mayfair “Island Area” near the Forks. It is licensed by the Province, operating as a cooperative and provides both evening… Read more →
The story of Pollock’s Hardware Co-op is a tale of community ingenuity and development. A timeless North End institution, the store has been operating since 1922 and has earned the reputation for being one of the few remaining retail outlets that sells… Read more →
The original board members of Peg City Car Co-op had an idea, but no credit. Grants were found to cover some of the start-up costs, but they were still short of their goal. Jubilee Fund was happy to make up the shortfall and in just a few years, Peg Ci… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund provided the financing that was applied toward the purchase of 627 Selkirk Avenue to house the Career Action Pathing Centre. This is a program run by the North End Community Renewal Corporation. The Centre seeks to provide support and… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund facilitated financing to help cover renovation costs for Panda Bear Co-operative Daycare, a parent owned and community based child daycare service in East St. Boniface. The daycare had experienced rising expenses over the past few year… Read more →
In 2002, The Jubilee Fund supported a small business for a sole proprietor operating as Organic Planet. The business was an immediate success and it was determined an expansion was necessary to open a deli across the street from the existing store. How… Read more →
Northern Star Worker Co-op began in the 1980’s as a women’s sewing club hosted by the North End Women’s Centre. As skill levels increased the workers began to create works of art in the form of Star Blankets, which became very popular. In 2002 the Jubi… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund provided a loan guarantee to the North Kildonan Little Thinkers daycare to assist with renovation costs and leasehold improvements.
The North End Housing Project Inc. is a non-profit organization whose objective is to purchase and renovate older houses and then lease these homes to local residents. This creates a pool of quality, affordable housing in the North End and local employ… Read more →
Neechi Foods Co-op operated Neechi Foods Community Store for 23 years prior to opening the Neechi Commons in March of 2013. Neechi Commons sold a variety of speciality products, in – house prepared foods, Aboriginal Arts store, Bakery and a Grocery sto… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund provided a loan guarantee to the North End Community Renewal Corporation to purchase 510 Selkirk Avenue and convert it into Murdo Scribe Centre. The building originally was Manuel’s Furniture, but in recent years it served as a storage… Read more →
In 2005, a popular restaurant in the Exchange District, Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse was purchased by its employees to become Mondragon Worker Cooperative. The Jubilee Fund was able to assist the employees to purchase the restaurant from the p… Read more →
The new Merchants Corner facility features 30 units of Rent Geared to Income housing and is an educational hub hosting the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Inner – city Studies and CEADA- Pathways to Education Program. It also includes a common s… Read more →
Manitoba Green Retrofit(MGR) has been growing rapidly and is producing excellent results. Jubilee provided a loan guarantee for working capital the social enterprise required to take on a contract from Manitoba Housing to refresh several Manitoba Housi… Read more →
Kings Park Day Care was forced to relocate, which prompted a move to a new location in a strip mall where the group required financial assistance to complete renovations prior to receiving certification from the Province of Manitoba. Jubilee Fund provi… Read more →
Kikinaw Housing Inc. with a direct loan from the Jubilee Fund, purchased two derelict houses, which were demolished to construct two new high efficiency fourplexes. The units are targeted to house people with low incomes. Jubilee also provided a loan f… Read more →
Jean Nicholas moved to Winnipeg four years ago after spending three years in Quebec. There, he started a hair salon business. After meeting his future wife, Therese, he decided to take a chance and move to Winnipeg to learn English. After working a few… Read more →
The twenty one – three bedroom garden apartments targeted for low and modest income tenants, was built by Kikinaw Housing Inc. in West Broadway. The units opened in Fall 2009. They are energy efficient, with green design choices, universal access and a… Read more →
Garden Grove Child Care Program has grown since it was first licensed for 30 school age spaces in 1981. As the years passed, they continued to add more and more spaces to their facility to respond to the increased need for child care. Today the Centre… Read more →
Originally housed in a church basement, the centre was in jeopardy of closing or at best moving from Weston because the space they were leasing was being sold and no other community or commercial space was available. With the help of the City of Winnip… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund provided bridge financing to Elmwood Community Resource Centre in order to replace approved funding that was delayed during a Federal Election campaign. Funding allowed Elmwood Community Resource Centre to operate their Aboriginal Yout… Read more →
The Jubilee Fund provided support to the Downs Children Centre daycare in 2008! The Downs Children Centre (DCC), a not-for-profit registered charity, who provide daycare services on a part-time and full-time basis for 50 children, operating from 5:30 A… Read more →
When a new student residence opened at the University of Winnipeg in 2009, the need for an enhanced campus dining experience was heightened for both the students on the University meal plan as well as to meet the existing demand for daily cafeteria ser… Read more →
Elements Restaurant is an initiative of Diversity Foods and University of Winnipeg housed in the Richardson’s Science Centre. The Jubilee Fund provided a loan guarantee to assist with operational and start-up costs. Elements has completed payments on… Read more →
Cornish Child Care Centre is located in the Winnipeg Regional Housing Authority apartment block at 25 Furby Street. It was established in 1986 and is run by an elected Board of Directors. The centre has 35 clients, with the majority living in various M… Read more →
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute of Manitoba Inc. (CBTI) is a not- for profit clinic established in 2002. From its two offices in Winnipeg, CBTI provides affordable psychological treatment. Cognitive behaviour therapy is a goal-oriented therapy bas… Read more →
The Christ Apostolic Church and Centre are incorporated as a non-profit, non- denominational, multicultural organization. The congregation is comprised of newcomers to Canada from Nigeria, Sierra Leonne and Ghana. The Rehoboth Centre within Christ Apos… Read more →
In May of 2016, the Centre was notified by the School Division that the school they had occupied since 1984 would be closing and their current lease would not be renewed. They were offered three classrooms at Royal School, which required renovations to… Read more →
The Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association formerly known as Intervention Manitoba, received a loan guarantee from the Jubilee Fund to assist with the purchase of two homes. They are a non profit service provider of Supported Living Homes for Indiv… Read more →