2021 Grant Recipient
Our 2021 grant recipient was Heartwood Healing Centre (formally The Laurel Centre). This non-profit agency provides long term trauma therapy – free of charge – to adults who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence. In 2010, with the merging of The Laurel Centre and Men’s Resource Centre, the organization was due for a brand review.
“The Change in the Making Grant we received from Relish was truly a game changer for us. In 2020, as part of our 3-year strategic plan, we identified the need to increase our profile and presence in the community. A big part of this was recognizing the need to refresh our brand to better reflect our future. Thanks to their amazing team, we have a new name and a refreshed brand that tells a meaningful story of who we are. Change is hard but their dedication, support, guidance, and patience gave us the confidence we needed to navigate this process. A huge THANK YOU to Relish for your creativity, hard work and guidance.”
Heather Leeman, E.D.
Heartwood Healing Centre
2020 Grant Recipient
The recipient for our 2020 community grant was Toba Centre for Children & Youth (formally Snowflake Place). Toba Centre is Manitoba’s only Children’s Advocacy Centre that offers a central community model for victims of child abuse. They are designed to facilitate multi-system collaboration and foster best practices in child abuse investigations to ensure that victims receive sensitive and immediate support in a setting that puts their needs first.
“Thank you, Relish! At Snowflake Place we are so grateful for having been the recipient of Relish’s Community Grant! It was a game-changer. Not only is the team at Relish extraordinarily talented, they really took the time to learn about our work, and they care. They have gone above and beyond, and their work has helped us lay the foundation for a whole new beginning.”
Christy Dzikowicz, E.D.
Toba Centre for Children & Youth