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Monday, 20 April 2009 20:37

The Minaki Foundation is a registered charitable foundation (CRA# 119041473RR0001) created to operate exclusively as a charitable organization to administer and employ its properties, assets, and rights for the benefit of the community of Minaki and surrounding area in the Province of Ontario.  The Minaki Foundation provides assistance for community and area needs through its income from an investment portfolio and the generous donations provided by individuals and families.  Donations to the Minaki Foundation are tax deductable in Canada and the Foundation provides an official Canada Revenue Agency tax receipt for donations received. Donations may be sent to the Minaki Foundation, Box 109, Minaki, Ontario, P0X 1J0

The Minaki Foundation was established and incorporated in 1986, with an initial gift made by the ownership of Minaki Lodge, of $100,000 and a number of lots located in the Minaki townsite.  In 2003, the then new ownership of Minaki Lodge purchased a number of the townsite properties from the Minaki Foundation.  The funds raised were added to the Minaki Foundation investment portfolio.  Currently, the Minaki Foundation owns five properties within the community and also owns and operates the Public Dock in Town Bay. 

Community Projects:

Over the years, the Minaki Foundation has provided funds to help with the construction and upgrading of the Minaki Community Centre, the Minaki Fire Hall, and the Minaki Curling Rink as well as assisting with a variety of projects benefiting the community of Minaki. 

In recent years, the Minaki Foundation has provided funds to assist with:

  • operation of the Minaki Volunteer Fire Team (Minaki United Fire Fighters)
  • defibrillator training for volunteers responding to health emergencies
  • taking over ownership and upgrading of the public docks in Town Bay
  • purchase of an outdoor wood furnace for the Minaki Fire Hall
  • provision of a water purification system for the Minaki Community Centre
  • improvements to the heating system for the Minaki Community Centre
  • construction of the Medivac Helipad
  • first aid training for community members

How is the Foundation Run?

The Foundation is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, currently consisting of:

  • Bryan Rheault (Chairman)
  • Peter Barber (Treasurer)
  • Grace Tindall (Secretary)
  • Jan Gibson
  • Jane Campbell
  • Gord Smithson
  • Jessie McDonald
  • Matt Bruce