Give to our Scholarship Fund and Receive a Therapeutic Game
WHEAT Institute is excited to announce its first scholarship fundraiser in collaboration with the Winnipeg Foundation and the inimitable WHEAT grad, renowned local writer and puppeteer, Janine Tougas. Having recently had a playful and transformative learning journey through the WHEAT Institute Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate, Janine has a heartfelt desire to help the institute. To this end, she has devised a very unique and special way to contribute to the WHEAT Institute Indigenous Students Scholarship Fund.
By donating, you are contributing to the development of two scholarship funds in perpetuity named after two important people, who have served as inspiration to Darci Adam, the founder of the WHEAT Institute. They include prairie realist artist Bea L. Anderson, Darci’s grandmother, and Elder Harry Bone, ground-breaking educator and member of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Elders’ Council. These scholarship funds will assist artists and Indigenous students in furthering their training in therapeutic use of the arts.
Please note that E-transfers sent directly to the Winnipeg Foundation will result in an automatic e-donation receipt, which cannot be exchanged for a game.
We are grateful for your support in making training in the therapeutic arts more accessible to all! Thank you for your consideration and support! If you wish to share this initiative please download the fundraising information below!
Interested in Simply Giving?
WHEAT Institute, in partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation, offers the opportunity for supporters to make tax-deductible contributions to the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Scholarship Fund. All gifts are greatly appreciated and contribute to the development of excellence in the therapeutic use of the arts. Should you wish to receive a game and make a contribution greater than $200, please make these payments in separate transactions, so that you will receive both the game and a tax-deductible receipt for the amount over $200.
Gifts may be made online or by mail directly to:
The Winnipeg Foundation
1350 One Lombard Place
Scholarships – available soon
Bea Louise Anderson Memorial Scholarship, $400
Bea L. Anderson, Darci’s grandmother, was an artist. A lifetime of experimentation with watercolour, ink, pastels and oil began with a childhood fascination with shadows and a set of the three primary colours housed in tiny china cups. Bea’s artistic gift was nourished throughout public school as she chalked classroom murals, won art competitions and became known as “the Artist of the School.” Inspired by the prairie landscape and faces from diverse cultures, Bea was fascinated by the stories these images told. Over 2,000 of her works are hung throughout the world. Tutor and mentor, she was a founder of the North Regina Artists Guild, living her belief that everyone has an artistic, creative capacity.
The Bea Louise Anderson Memorial Scholarship will go to a student in high academic standing, with demonstrated artistic abilities, meeting program entrance requirements. Preference will be given to students of prairie origin from Alberta, Manitoba or Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will show evidence of a commitment to bettering the lives of people from diverse cultures.
Applicants must already be accepted into their program of choice at WHEAT Institute. Please contact Stephanie at for the Scholarship Application Form. Award recipients will be determined on or before June 15th. Funds will be applied to second term tuition.
Make an online contribution to this fund here.
Elder Harry Bone Award, $400
The Elder Harry Bone Award was created in recognition of the ongoing work of Elder Harry Bone in promoting and protecting Indigenous culture, rights and worldview. Member, and former Chief and Director of Keeseekoowenin Ojibway, he has also worked as a CEO at the West Region Tribal Council and as a Director of the Manitoba Indian Education Authority. Federally, he was Director of Native Programs and Vice-President of Aboriginal Cultural Centres of Canada. He is currently a member and Chairperson of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Elders Council.
Elder Bone writes and speaks about the traditional laws and customs of Indigenous people from the perspective of Indigenous people, thus reclaiming words and injecting new power into them. To hear Elder Bone speak is to feel inspired by compassion, reason, humility and grace in the service of human dignity. His distinguished achievements in leadership, scholarship and public service reflect his tireless and trendsetting work in advancing Indigenous education in Canada. In the spirit of the life and ongoing work of Elder Harry Bone, the recipient of this award will be an Indigenous student with demonstrated excellence in leadership and/or scholarship, and/or public service, and/or arts and culture. Students must meet all other requirements for entry into the WHEAT program of their choice.
Make an online contribution to this fund here.