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The Business Council of Manitoba exists to make Manitoba a preferred place to live, work, and invest – we care about the health, wellbeing, and safety of all Manitobans. The Business Council of Manitoba CauseConnector is a resource page to connect people with the means to help with a charity campaign they feel passionate for. 

Let’s work together and make Manitoba a better province for all. 

Cypher Environmental’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Support of the WildLife Haven

Harry J. Enns Wetland Discovery Centre at Oak Hammock Marash Capital Campaign

YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids Campaign

There are many family and youths that would benefit from a membership at the YMCA-YWCA and you can help provide that for them by sponsoring a youth or a family membership for the year!

Youth membership sponsorship — $400
Family membership — $1,400

The Peguis Selkirk Treaty Monument

The Peguis Selkirk Treaty Monument, situated on the Legislative Grounds, will serve as a lasting tribute to the first Treaty in Western Canada between First Nations and the Crown, as well as the subsequent numbered Treaties with Canada.

The monument is intended to promote reconciliation between First Nations and non-Indigenous Manitobans by highlighting the spirit and intent of the Treaties, emphasizing the themes of respect, coexistence, cooperation, and conciliation that were present during the Treaty negotiations between Chief Peguis, allied Chiefs, Lord Selkirk, and his Scottish settlers.

Located on the grounds of the Legislative Building, it will be the first and only acknowledgement on the grounds of First Nations contributions to the founding and development of Manitoba.

The Monument has been supported by the Manitoba Government and all Opposition parties, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.


The Monument will feature a 3.6m bronze statue of Chief Peguis and inscriptions commemorating him and other signatory Chiefs — Mache Wheseab, Le Sonnant; Mechkaddewikonaie, La robe noir; Kayajieskebinoa, L’Homme Noir; and Ouckidoat, Le Premier — as well as King George III, and Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk. The inscription will also acknowledge Treaty violations and enroachement on First Nations lands.


The Friends of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty Inc. are working to erect the Treaty Monument on the Grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building and are looking for support to reach their fundraising target. The Province of Manitoba has already made a significant contribution.

Please email John D. Perrin, Co-Chair & Treasurer, Friends of the Peguis Selkirk Treaty Inc., at jdperrin3@outlook.com to find out how you can support this historic project.

About Toba Centre

Toba Centre for Children & Youth (formerly Snowflake Place) opened in 2013, offering this safe, neutral, family-friendly setting and in 2015, two forensic interviewers began conducting interviews of children and youth. 

Since that time, they have conducted over 2,500 interviews and been witness to the challenges that children and families face when attempting to navigate the systems responding to child abuse. They are currently evolving their centre into a fully functioning child advocacy centre for Manitoba. 

There is no impact without action.

The We Will Capital Campaign will raise $15 million to fund the renovations required to develop the space for the very specific needs of a high-functioning, multi-disciplinary child advocacy centre in a calm and serene setting.

Christy Dzikowicz, Executive Director

John Bockstael BCM

Connecting Member
John Bockstael

John Bockstael is the CEO of Bockstael Construction Limited, a fourth-generation company and one of Manitoba’s largest regional general contractors. John is a committed member of the Business Council of Manitoba and a member of the Toba Centre’s We Will Capital Campaign Cabinet. 


Their Mission

Inspiring generosity to create the best health care experience for all Manitobans. In partnership with over 56,000 donors since 1976, the Health Sciences Centre Foundation supports the important work of HSC Winnipeg, Manitoba’s hospital. 

Through the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, donors’ gifts promote innovation and help to advance vital medical research; purchase state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat patients; train the next generation of medical and research leaders; enhance HSC Winnipeg’s facilities; and implement programs  to enhance the patient and family experience. 

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Operation Excellence is a $100 million campaign to revitalize and refocus Health Sciences Centre as a surgical centre of excellence and innovation. 

It is a comprehensive six-year, three-phase, initiative to redevelop a number of key spaces on the HSC campus; acquire the most advanced imaging and surgical equipment available with a focus on emerging, minimally invasive technologies; and implement state-of-the-art software systems to better manage surgical referrals and wait lists. 

Contact: 204-515-5612

Connecting Members

Tina Jones

Tina Jones is the CEO of Jones & Company Wine Merchants. She is a dedicated member of the Business Council of Manitoba, and the Chair of the Manitoba Health Sciences Centre Foundation where she has raised record funds. 

John MacAulay

John MacAulay is a Distinguished Member of the Business Council of Manitoba and a Director on the Manitoba Health Sciences Centre Foundation Board.