Targeted Beneficiaries

To the extent funds are available, the following organizations have been targeted by the FUND to receive financial support during the 2015-2018 charitable giving period: 

Human Services:
Canadian Friends Service Committee 
The Canadian Friends Service Committee, the Canadian peace and service agency of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), works with international, national, and local community partners to achieve a world where peace and justice prevail. Through its diverse, worldwide programs and activities, the Committee carries out its commitment to the Quaker testimonies for simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship.

Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI Fund
The Hospice Palliative Care Association (aka Hospice PEI) provides care and support to those living on PEI with or dying from a life-threatening illness and to those who are bereaved. The organization affirms life and embraces and focuses on quality of life for terminally ill persons by: striving to help clients and their families address physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical issues; providing support as they deal with loss, fears and hope; and by helping clients and their loved ones prepare for and manage self determined life closure and the dying process. 

PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada provides short-term settlement and integration services, language and employment assistance, and long-term inclusion and community integration programs for new immigrants and foreign students residing in Prince Edward Island. The Association also speaks publicly on immigrant issues and advocates on behalf of newcomers.

UPEI campus Food Bank (at the Chaplaincy Centre)
The campus food bank, housed at UPEI’s Chaplaincy Centre, has been in operation for the past 15 years and has helped roughly 50 students each year. This number continues to grow as students face higher costs of living and other financial hardships. Students facing financial hardship can obtain food items at the campus food bank.

History, Heritage & Environment:
Island Nature Trust
The Island Nature Trust is dedicated to the protection and management of natural areas on Prince Edward Island. The organization acquires lands to be held in trust for future generations, manages these lands as an example of appropriate and sustained use, and assists private owners who voluntarily seek to protect their lands.

Parks and People Association of PEI
Parks & People Association is a volunteer organization that promotes awareness, appreciation and conservation of Parks Canada natural and historic units and resources on Prince Edward Island. The Association supports conservation initiatives, creates recreational opportunities for adults and youth and helps Parks Canada celebrate the nation’s cultural and natural heritage.

UPEI Department of History
Through a planned giving agreement with UPEI, the Fund provides assistance to the UPEI Department of History by helping to support student activities such as the history club, experiential travel (in which students participate in history conferences and symposiums); by funding the delivery of speciality courses taught by Sessional and Term contract instructors; and by supporting history outreach activities such as historical research based lecture series targeted to a general audience.

Performing Arts:
ACCELERANDO Classical Music Performance Fund, Confederation Centre for the Arts Foundation
With initial funding provided by the Terra Nova Fund, Accelerando is the first and only Confederation Centre of the Arts endowment that focuses specifically in the realm of classical music appreciation and performance. The fund seeks to support live classical music performance and experiences, foster training and carer development of a new generation of young musicians, and create a culture of musical literacy and life-long appreciation of orchestral masterpieces, chamber music and other forms of ensemble performance.

Debut Atlantic
Debut Atlantic is one of this country’s most dynamic classical music touring organizations. Each year outstanding Canadian musicians tour the Atlantic Region as a Debut Atlantic artist.  Contributions to the Terra Nova Fund helps Debut Atlantic cove touring costs for musicians to come to PEI and bring to islands amazing live performances in large and small communities.

Indian River Festival
The Indian River Festival presents classical and other live musical events during an annual summer events.  The Festival brings to islanders and visitors an amazing calibre of musicians who perform in the majesty of acoustically magical St Mary’s Church. 

National Youth Orchestra of Canada
For more than fifty years, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada has enjoyed an iconic reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, providing the most comprehensive and in-depth training program available to our country’s best young classical musicians. As the bridge between music education and a music career, NYOC trains well-rounded and skilled orchestral musicians who are able to thrive in a variety of performance environments. Contributions to this organization will be used to support island youth who, through competitive audition become members of the orchestra.

PEI Symphony Orchestra
The PEI Symphony Orchestra brings orchestral music to the Charlottetown and other Prince Edward Island communities. It provides performance experiences for professional and non-professional musicians and budding soloists and exposes islanders and visitors to the breadth of symphonic repertoire.

Rock Barra Artist Retreat (Eligibility pending)
Rock Barra is a private artist’s retreat in northeastern PEI that supports contemplation and practice of the creative and healing arts. Each summer the retreat hosts a concert series that features local, emerging musicians as well as a wide range of workshops.

Singing Strings (Eligibility pending)
The Singing Strings provides individual and ensemble instruction to students (ages 6-18 years) who play string instruments. Each student has an opportunity to develop their performance skills by playing in one of three orchestras according to their skill level, regardless of age.

UPEI Department of Music
Through a planned giving agreement with UPEI the Fund seeks to support the UPEI Music Department Concert Series which each year offers a unique opportunity to hear musical artists with growing reputations on the local, regional and national level.

Media, Writing and Journalism:
Atlantic Journalism Awards for the administration of the Andre Dionne Award for Investigative Journalism
The Atlantic Journalism Awards recognizes journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada. Contributions to this organization will support the creation of an award recognizing outstanding achievement in investigative journalism.

Animal Welfare:
UPEI Atlantic Veterinary College
The Atlantic Veterinary College is committed to improving the health and welfare of animals and humans through excellence in education, discovery, professional practice and dedicated service to Atlantic Canada, the nation, and the world.

PEI Humane Society
The PEI Humane Society is the Island’s only shelter for homeless, injured, lost, and abused companion animals. Through operating a shelter and other programs it assists over 1600 companion animals each year.

Community Foundations:
Community Foundation of PEI
The Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island provides leadership and financial support for local community needs and initiatives that benefit communities on Prince Edward Island.

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