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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, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

$100,000 – $999,999

The Azrieli Foundation
Claudia and Graeme Hepburn 
The Hunter Family Foundation
Anita Lorelli and Mark Wallace
Mastercard Impact Fund, with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
RBC Foundation
TD Bank Group
Anonymous (3)

$50,000 – $99,999

Robert & Mary Pat Armstrong
Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
Crux Capital 
The John Dobson Foundation
Donner Canadian Foundation
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso 
Louis Family
Walt Macnee
Munford Family Foundation  
The Young Fund Hamilton Community Foundation 

$25,000 – $49,999

J. Armand Bombardier Foundation | Foundation J. Armand Bombardier 
Canadian Western Bank
Donald Family 
Forum Equity Partners
Francis Family Foundation 
The Geyer Family
GROW Fund at Toronto Foundation
Scott Lamont
Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation
Mackay Family and Strand Corp. 
John and Dana Montalbano
The Nicola Family Foundation 
The Petman Foundation
The Prosser Charitable Foundation
Brent Sutton and Lesley MacGregor
Miyo Yamashita and Michael Guerriere 

$10,000 – $24,999

Christina and Matthew Anthony
ATB Financial 
Michael Borden
The Arthur J. E. Child Foundation  
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group 
Fondation du Grand Montréal
The Scott Griffin Foundation
Ian Martin Group
Intact Financial Corporation 
Karl Jeam Legacy Loan Fund
The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
Longview Asset Management Ltd.
Susan McArthur
The O’Sullivan Family
Proactive Strategies Inc. 
Trottier Family Foundation
The Octavio Ventura Memorial Fund at Calgary Foundation 
Christine and John Yip
Anonymous (3)

$5,000 – $9,999

The D.R. Ashford Fund at Calgary Foundation 
Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program, funded by the Government of Canada
Forthlane Partners
Shamira and Karim Madhany
Willow & Grace Foundation
Zeller Family Foundation

$1,000 – $4,999

Brendan Calder
The Calgary Foundation 
Samba Chunduri
Carrie Church
Comtech Group Inc.
Radha Curpen and David Spivak
Genbridge Family Offices
Rob Hinley
Carsten Jensen
The JRG Family Fund at Calgary Foundation
Katalina Kovesfalvi
Dr. Paras Mehta
Nicolas Plourde
Fred and Cheryl Pynn
Lori Sterling 
Touchstone Institute
Shannon Townsend
Gail Jarislowsky
Anonymous (2)

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.

Aghar Family Loan Fund
Amal Umar Loan Fund
Canadian Western Bank Loan Fund for Medical Professionals
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
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso Fund for Women & Refugees
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso Fund for Women in Healthcare and Essential Work
Lifeline Syria Loan Fund for Syrian Refugees
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
The RBC Foundation Fund for Skilled Immigrant Youth
Toronto Pearson Loan Fund
Willow & Grace Foundation Loan Capital Fund for Women Newcomers
Windmill Team Loan Capital Fund

Community Bond Investors

Atkinson Foundation 
Cliff Cameron 
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada
The Catherine Donnelly Foundation 
Dragonfly Ventures 
Laurel Dykstra
Fairmount Foundation 
The Peter Gilgan Foundation 
Fern Gordon and Pierre Lavallée 
Green Shield Canada 
Hamilton Community Foundation
Inspirit Foundation
Institute for Canadian Citizenship
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 
Anita Lorelli and Mark Wallace
Walt Macnee
Zai Mamdani and the Mamdani Family Foundation 
Max Bell Foundation 
JoAnn McCaig 
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation 
Metcalf Foundation
MIL Ltd.
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 
The United Church of Canada Foundation
Toronto Foundation 
triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc & Eastern College Inc. 
William and Marta Vandermarel 
Willow & Grace Foundation
Norman Young & Janey Law 
Anonymous (5) 

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 
Alan Norris 
Sheila O’Brien 
Eric Prosser 
Sherali Saju 
Prem Singhmar 
Andreas Souvaliotis & Joseph Gisini 
Kumar Stenger 
Anonymous (3)

Alumni Campaign Supporters

Abayomi Adetola
Olusoji Adewole
Adegboyega Adewoye Oluwaseni
Akinyinka Akinoso
Norman Bulaga
Abhisek Chaterjee
Akosua Demanya
Forthlane Partners
Peter Ibiteye
Nnamdi Ndubuka
Dr. Onyebuchi Nwodo
Oluwatobi Ojo
Peter Olisa
Olubunmi Onare
Goke Oyetola
Shannon Townsend
Godwin Uantioje
Anonymous (4)

Gifts in Kind

Dr. John O’Dwyer
McCarthy Tetrault 
Ross Stockwell & Associates, Inc.