The Forks Foundation
It is nearly impossible to imagine Winnipeg without The Forks. It has become a place to celebrate our heritage. Future projects supported by The Forks Foundation will enhance the parkland character of The Forks and pay tribute to its rich history.
Established in 2004 as a registered charitable organization, The Forks Foundation provides a vehicle for people from all walks of life to contribute to The Forks vision of a special and distinct Meeting Place.
The Forks Foundation uses charitable donations to support new projects that identify, interpret and display the site’s historic legacies. Funds go to work to advance heritage, culture, arts, recreation and the environment - with initiatives aimed at encouraging present and future generations to enjoy and experience the diverse offerings that define The Forks.
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A Meeting Place
For over 6,000 years people have been meeting at The Forks. Growing from an ancient meeting and trading place where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, the history of Winnipeg stretches back millennia. Used continuously over time for gathering, celebrations, trading, transportation and settlement, the historic site at the centre of Canada is, at its heart, a place of reunion and rediscovery.
Generation after generation has returned to this site to reconnect and rejoice. Once, those celebrations took the form of feasts and storytelling after the day’s hunt. And then, the rekindling of relationships among the Cree, Ojibway, Saulteaux and Dakota as their nomadic lifestyle brought them back year after year to settle for a time, and move on.
Today, the vision of those who came before is realized yet again as new partners return us to our riverbanks. The destiny of The Forks is that of a meeting place. Once more, just as it has been for so many centuries, The Forks is a place to celebrate the human spirit of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The impact of The Forks on Winnipeg has been enormous and it has become a source of great community pride. The Forks Foundation’s work is guided by the belief that partnerships with the community are our most valuable asset.
We apply the following values in our work:
- We treat volunteers, donors, prospective donors and colleagues with respect;
- We work to ensure excellence in service, accountability and fiscal responsibility; and
- We respect the heritage and history of The Forks.
The Forks Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its donors and other stakeholders. The Foundation values the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognizes that maintaining this trust requires that we are transparent and accountable in how we treat the information shared with us.
During the course of our various projects, programs and activities, The Foundation may gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information can expect it will be carefully protected. The Foundation’s privacy practices are designed to achieve this.
The Foundation reports specific details of its funds and donors to the public. This information will be printed in our annual report, which will also be available online on our website. Anonymity is available when requested.
Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual, such as their name, address, birth date, e-mail address and phone number. Your personally identifiable information will never be rented, sold or shared with any third party. As a regular course of business, it may be provided to third parties that provide us with contracted services (such as mail houses, designers or printers) for a task.
Our Privacy Practices
Personal information gathered by The Forks Foundation is kept in confidence. Foundation staff is authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. We take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it from being lost or destroyed.
Questions, concerns or complaints relating to The Foundation’s privacy practices or the treatment of personal information, should be sent in writing to our Privacy Officer at:
The Forks Foundation
130 - 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3