Does an ‘extraordinary’ half-billion dollar donation offer new potential for affordable housing in Winnipeg?

Last Tuesday, the Winnipeg Foundation announced they will be the recipient of the largest-ever gift from an individual to a charity in Canada’s history.

Why It Matters

The Winnipeg Foundation, Canada’s largest community foundation, just announced they have been gifted one of Winnipeg’s largest apartment rental companies. How they choose to steward this asset could impact Winnipeg’s housing market in the coming years.


Sky Bridges, CEO of the Winnipeg Foundation, the country’s largest community foundation. (Courtesy: Winnipeg Foundation)

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When she passed away, Miriam Bergen left her city with an unprecedented gift. 

Last week, on Giving Tuesday, the Winnipeg Foundation announced they have received an estate gift, valued at $500 million from the late Winnipeg businesswoman and philanthropist — the largest gift ever given by an individual to a charity in Canadian history. 

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