Westland Foundation approaches sponsorship opportunities as partnerships designed to meet the needs of both the sponsor and the Foundation.
A sponsorship association with the Westland Foundation is an opportunity to support scholarships for inner-Winnipeg students while raising the profile of your company or business.

Carbone Partners with Westland Launching First Culinary Arts Scholarship

Carbone Restaurants Brands Inc. (Carbone) partners with the Westland Foundation launching their first Culinary Arts scholarship for inner-Winnipeg students.

Carbone is a lively neighbourhood restaurant, started by a group of friends in Winnipeg that saw an exciting way to share the love of pizza in their community. That love started back in 2010, and now Carbone is offering the only authentic coal-fired pizza experience in all of Canada with four locations in Winnipeg and an expanding fast-casual pizza franchise, FAST FIRED by Carbone.

Carbone wants to give back to the community where it lives and support its future people, those with a passion for Culinary Arts. It found a natural fit with the Westland Foundation Education Fund scholarship, which brought into being the Westland-Carbone partnership.

The partnership has two components. The first component is Carbone's scholarship for Culinary Arts. This scholarship awards $1,000 to three Westland Foundation Scholars in the Red River College Culinary Arts program each year.

Students within Westland's catchment area are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Application forms and deadlines are at: https://westlandfoundation.ca/the-wfef-scholarship/application-forms/.

The second partnership component is Carbone's donation to the Westland Foundation Education Fund (WFEF) endowment. This donation aims to grow the scholarships for inner-Winnipeg students who wish to attend any post-secondary program at Red River College, University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg.

Carbone's president and CEO Benjamin Nasberg says, "As a local business, Carbone is not only playing an active role in keeping our economy strong but also making it sure that it supports our community's education needs."

Carbone's first scholar Carmela Mayoralgo says, "My passion for cooking stems from watching my father cook since I was little. I learned in the program that to be successful, I should be not only passionate about cooking but also be ready for the financial requirements. Thank you to Westland and Carbone for helping me pay my student loan and work towards my dream of owning a restaurant someday."

Westland sincerely thanks Carbone for this new partnership supporting inner-Winnipeg students and their pursuit of higher education.

Westland encourages Winnipeg businesses to partner with it in supporting its broader mission, which is to provide full post-secondary scholarships to every inner-Winnipeg student.

For further sponsorship opportunities, please email Marilyn Camaclang at info@westlandfoundation.ca.
(L-R) Barry Adamson (Energy East), Carla Morris (Central Region), former city councillor and Westland's honorary board member Mike Pagtakhan and John Prystanski

TransCanada Invests In Education and Training In Communities

TransCanada is pleased to invest in education and training in communities where they do business. Through their community efforts, they aim to promote capacity-building, develop the next generation of community leaders, and provide a skilled workforce for the industry.

TransCanada is delighted with their recent sponsorship of the Westland Foundation. The sponsorship enables them to support the education and training of Westland’s diverse group of Inner Winnipeg Scholars.

Carla says, “TransCanada believes in the importance of post-secondary education. With the scholarship, Westland prepares the way for Inner Winnipeg students to participate in the ever evolving job market.”

Carla personally provides mentoring and networking opportunities to women in skilled trade and engineering programs. As a woman working in a highly technical environment, she is very much in support of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as in skilled trades.

Carla is inspired to work everyday with a team of people committed to the company’s values. She is proud of TransCanada’s leadership in the responsible development and reliable operation of energy infrastructure in North America as well as its commitment to being a good neighbour and a trusted community partner everywhere they operate.

Carla encourages other companies to continue to be a catalyst in improving our communities. She reminds us that we all live and work in these communities, contributing to the communities’ success benefits us all.

Carla says, “Be present, be involved, and be an example. Don’t underestimate the value of being involved  in our communities at any levels!”

TransCanada Corporation has been a table sponsor at Westland’s Annual Breakfast Fundraiser. In 2016, TransCanada intensified its involvement in Westland by sponsoring the Job Finding Program. TransCanada is also a proud sponsor of the 2019 Fundraising Breakfast.

On behalf of the Westland Scholars, a huge thank you for TransCanada’s unwavering support!