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Financial Supporters

Windmill Microlending relies on the generous support of both public and private sector funders for loan program delivery, loan capital pool and special projects. Windmill would like to recognize the following supporters, without whom its program would not be possible:

Public Funders

Government of Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) generously supports Windmill’s loan delivery and operational costs benefitting immigrants across the country. The Windmill (formerly IAF) loan fund received early and generous contributions from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

Province of Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development generously supports Windmill’s loan delivery costs for loans benefitting immigrants in Ontario.

Government of Alberta

The Alberta Ministry of Labour generously supports Windmill’s loan delivery costs for loans benefitting immigrants in Alberta.

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Government of Quebec

The Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS) of Quebec generously supports the work of Windmill through the Prêts pour la reconnaissance des titres de compétences étrangers (PRTCE) program to support foreign-trained professionals to have their qualifications recognized in Quebec.

Transformational Partners


Scotiabank, through the ScotiaRISE program, supports Windmill to provide professionally skilled women immigrants with career mentoring and financial support to secure meaningful employment.

ScotiaRISE is Scotiabank’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups. ScotiaRISE partners with organizations that provide the tools people need to improve their education and employment prospects, adapt to changing circumstances, and increase the likelihood of financial success.

Visionary Contributors

$1M+ Cumulative

RBC Foundation
The Rossy Foundation
TD Bank Group

We are proud to acknowledge the following generous contributions to Windmill Microlending from individuals, foundations, and corporations that are equal to $1,000 or more, from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

$100,000 – $999,999

Adam Felesky 
Walt Macnee 
Munford Family Foundation 
The Rossy Foundation
TD Bank Group

$50,000 – $99,999

Crux Capital 
The John Dobson Foundation
Donner Canadian Foundation
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso 
The Peter Gilgan Foundation 
Power Corporation of Canada
RBC Financial Group  
R. Howard Webster Foundation
The Young Fund Hamilton Community Foundation 
Anonymous (2)

$25,000 – $49,999

Robert & Mary Pat Armstrong
The Birks Family Foundation
J. Armand Bombardier Foundation | Foundation J. Armand Bombardier 
Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program, funded by the Government of Canada
Donald Family 
Tony & Shari Fell
GROW Fund at Toronto Foundation 
Claudia and Graeme Hepburn 
The Koerner Foundation 
The McLean Foundation
John and Dana Montalbano 
The Prosser Charitable Foundation 
Shorcan Energy Brokers Limited  
Talent Beyond Boundaries 
Toronto Pearson International Airport 
Miyo Yamashita and Michael Guerriere 

$10,000 – $24,999

ATB Financial 
Canadian Western Bank
The Arthur J. E. Child Foundation  
Cineplex Media 
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group 
The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
The Scott Griffin Foundation 
The Hunter Family Foundation 
Karl Jeam Legacy Loan Fund
Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation
Longview Asset Management Ltd. 
Susan McArthur 
The Petman Foundation 
Cathy J. Richards & Friends Foundation 
Viewpoint Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Pat Cochrane
The Ian Martin Group
The Maja Foundation at Calgary Foundation 

$1,000 – $4,999

Vladimir Ahmad
Artemis Canada
Brendan Calder
The Calgary Foundation
Carrie Church
Claude Cossette
Radha Curpen and David Spivak
EO Forum Determined
Brian Felesky
Genbridge Family Offices
Intact Financial Corporation
Gail Jarislowsly
Carsten Jensen
The JRG Family Fund at Calgary Foundation
JSS Barristers
Katalina Kovesfalvi
Shamira and Karim Madhany
Dr. Paras Mehta
Geneviève Morin
La Fondation Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation
Nicolas Plourde
The Rebanks Family
Walied and Deena Soliman
Vital Toronto Fund at Toronto Foundation

Loan Fund Supporters

Donations to loan funds allow donors to target their donation to their priorities, while tracking and monitoring their donation’s impact. Thank you to our Loan Fund Supporters.

Canadian Western Bank Loan Fund for Medical Professionals
Cathy J Richards & Friends Foundation Loan Capital Fund for Women Newcomers
Data CM Loan Fund for Immigrant Women
Donner Canadian Foundation Loan Fund for Women
GROW Loan Fund for Women
Ian Martin Group Fund for Engineering and IT Professionals
Karl Jeam Legacy Loan Fund
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso Fund for Women & Refugees
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso Fund for Women in Healthcare and Essential Work
Lifeline Syria
Patricia Cochrane Loan Capital Fund
Richardson Foundation Loan Capital Fund
Scotiabank Healthcare and Essential Worker Named Loan Fund
Stollery Charitable Foundation Loan Fund for Edmonton Constituents
Susan McArthur Loan Fund for Women in Engineering and IT
The Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation Named Loan Fund for Quebec Healthcare Professionals
Toronto Pearson Loan Fund
2020 Windmill Team Loan Capital Fund

Community Bond Investors

Atkinson Foundation 
Cliff Cameron 
Cathy J. Richards & Friends Foundation 
The Catherine Donnelly Foundation 
Dragonfly Ventures 
Fairmount Foundation 
The Peter Gilgan Foundation 
Fern Gordon and Pierre Lavallée 
Green Shield Canada 
Hamilton Community Foundation
Inspirit Foundation
Intact Financial Corporation 
Dr. Noor Jaffer 
Carsten Jensen 
Dr. Kabir Jivraj 
Dr. Anish and Mrs. Pooja Kirpalani 
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation 
The Lawson Foundation 
Janet and Bill L’Heureux 
Zai Mamdani and the Mamdani Family Foundation 
Max Bell Foundation 
JoAnn McCaig 
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation 
Walt Macnee 
Metcalf Foundation 
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
Munford Family Foundation 
Oakville Community Foundation 
Ottawa Community Foundation 
The Rebanks Family 
Julie Scott 
Jon Shell and Jaimie Donovan 
Andreas Souvaliotis 
TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 
Toronto Foundation 
triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc & Eastern College Inc. 
William and Marta Vandermarel 
Norman Young & Janey Law 
Anonymous (2) 

Line of Credit Guarantors

Peter Aghar 
Bruce & Carmen Alger 
Avi Amir 
The Auxilium Foundation 
Frank Boyd 
Wayne & Eleanor Chiu 
James & Inez Collie 
The Counselling Foundation of Canada 
Edmonton Community Foundation 
Adam Felesky 
Brian Felesky 
Jim Gray 
Inspirit Foundation 
Dr. Noor Jaffer 
Greg Jones 
Moez Kassam 
D. Keith MacDonald 
Alan Norris 
Sheila O’Brien 
Eric Prosser 
Sherali Saju 
Prem Singhmar 
Andreas Souvaliotis & Joseph Gisini 
Kumar Stenger 
Anonymous (3)

Gifts in Kind

Bennett Jones 
JSS Barristers 
The Printing House