Sponsorship & Donations

The North West Company is proud of the active role we play within the communities. We strive to help make a positive progressive difference within each community we serve. One of the fundamental operating principles of The North West Company is our commitment to local organizations and programs.

To apply for sponsorship from The North West Company please follow two simple steps:

  • Review Sponsorship Guidelines
  • Complete Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsorship Guidelines

Funding Categories

The priorities of The North West Company are to focus on youth and elders in all communities, in the following funding categories:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Culture & Arts
  • Healthy Living
  • Environment
  • Youth & Education

Except in special circumstances, The North West Company does not provide funding or in-kind donation to the following:

  • Individual requests for personal donations / financial aid including elite sport or cultural competition
  • Travel, accommodations, meal expense, field trips
  • Groups, events and activities outside of Canada
  • Cash donations


In order to provide enough time to review and process your request, your sponsorship request form must be submitted six months prior to the start date of your event. Due to the high volume of requests, last minute requests will not be approved.

Review Process

All requests will be reviewed by the local store manager, as well as The North West Company Winnipeg Support Office. Requests should promote one or more of the five elements for a healthy community:

  1. Sports & Recreation;
  2. Culture & Arts;
  3. Healthy Living;
  4. Environment;
  5. Youth & Education

Due to the high volume of requests please allow four weeks for review and assessment. You will be contacted via phone or email once your request has been reviewed.

Sponsorship Application

Section A: Contact Info

Section B: Event Details

Audience Details:

Section C: Sponsorship Benefits & Requests

Request Example:

  • If you require food donation; what and how much do you require of each item?
  • If you requre volunteers for the event; how many volunteers and for how long?


We are proud to be supporters of the following Canadian and International organizations:

  • United Way of Winnipeg
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Heritage Winnipeg for Upper Fort Garry
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Charter for Business - Iqaluit
  • Yes! Winnipeg
  • Macdonald Youth Services
  • Nation Arts Centre – Northern Scene
  • Aboriginal Arts Program – Manitoba Theatre for Young People
  • BDC E Spirit Conference
  • Indspire
  • Urban Circle Training Centre – Project Makoonsag
  • Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak
  • Nishnawbe Aski Nation
  • Wii Chiiwakanak Learning Centre
  • Manito Ahbee
  • APTN Aboriginal Day
  • Winnipeg Folk Fest
  • Winnipeg Harvest
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • Misercordia Health Foundation
  • St Boniface College
  • Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies Endowment Fund
  • University of Winnipeg Opportunity Fund
  • Manitoba Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Festival Du Voyageur
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inter Cayman Islands Marathon
  • Diabetes Association of Barbados
  • Girls Scouts of Alaska
  • Susitna chapter for Rural Alaska Boy Scouts of America
  • Alaska Rural chapter ASAA - Alaska School Activities Fund Vaccinate Alaska Coalition
  • Cayman Island Diabetes Association