Grants

Discover the impact the foundation is making in our community

First Exposure was established with the support of a $5 million dollar grant from the Vohra Miller Foundation

In 2021, the Vohra Miller Foundation announced its partnership with the University of Toronto to create First Exposure, an innovative new research network and information hub for maternal, reproductive and child health. First Exposure’s mission is to equip families and health providers with evidence-based information about the risks and impacts of early-life exposure to medications, environmental pollutants and other substances during pregnancy and lactation. 

2020

The University of Toronto’s Institute for Pandemics was established with the support of a $1 million dollar grant from the Vohra Miller Foundation

The Institute for Pandemics is the world’s first academic centre dedicated to preventing, preparing for, fighting and recovering from pandemics. Forged by front-line experience fighting COVID-19, drawn from deep history in public health and health systems, and ignited by the vision of tech-savvy supporters, the Institute is urgently committed to help Canada and our planet.

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The Emily Stowe Society at Women's College Hospital received a $75,000 grant from the Vohra Miller Foundation

Named in honour of Dr. Emily Stowe, Canada’s first woman doctor and the founder of Women’s College Hospital,  the Vohra Miller Foundation supported scholarships for racialized girls and women who are severely underrepresented in health sciences and research. 

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Vohra Miller Foundation donated $25,000 to support Indigenous Health and Accessible Healthcare via the Anishnawbe Health Foundation

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Anishnawbe Health moved quickly to develop its Mobile Healing Unit to provide COVID-19 testing and wrap-around healthcare services in an accessible way for the community – particularly those experiencing homelessness or precarious housing. 

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The Crossroads Refugee Clinic at Women's College Hospital received a $75,000 grant from the Vohra Miller Foundation

After resettlement in Canada, refugees often face significant barriers to accessing healthcare and have difficulty navigating the health system. Women's College Hospital's Crossroads clinic provides comprehensive medical services to newly arrived refugee clients in Toronto. 

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The Stop Community Food Centre received a $15,000 donation from The Vohra Miller Foundation

The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.

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The Vohra Miller Foundation donated $25,000 to The Daily Bread Food Bank

The Daily Bread Food Bank, one of Canada’s largest food banks, strives to end hunger in our communities, and change the way people think about poverty.

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The Seva Food Bank received a $5,000 donation from The Vohra Miller Foundation

The Seva Food Bank  aims to address the challenges of food security, poverty reduction and economic renewal for low-income families living in Mississauga.

 

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The Compass Food Bank received a $5,000 donation from The Vohra Miller Foundation

The Compass Food Bank provides a safe and welcoming place for people to come to for help. They offer immediate assistance with food, then work with clients on the challenges that often come along with a low income.

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The Vohra Miller Foundation donated $10,000 to The Toronto Foundation for Student Success

Toronto Foundation for Student Success' mission is to remove barriers for children so that every child is nourished and able to learn. By providing food, medical care, emergency funds and after school programs for children in need, they are able to help them succeed. The donation was used to purchase gift cards instead of meals when schools were closed during the first wave of COVID-19. 

Montreal West Children’s Library received a $20,000 donation from the Vohra Miller Foundation

The Montreal West Children's Library fosters a life-long love of learning by encouraging and supporting literacy of all kinds within an inclusive community space. The donation was used fund a new ramp and accessible entrance. 

2019

The Vohra Miller Foundation donates $25,000 to support Lymphoma Canada

Lymphoma Canada focuses on lymphoma research, education and awareness in Canada. It also provide support for patients and their families as well as advocate for equal access to treatment across Canada.

Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit Indigenous School received a $6,000 donation towards their nutrition program

Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit is the only Indigenous focused school in Toronto. For many students, the meals they eat at the school are the only ones they have access to in a day. The nutrition program prepares everything in-house from the freshest ingredients and provides hot meals and snacks daily. 

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The Compass Food Bank's diapers program was funded by the Vohra Miller Foundation via a $6,000 donation

Researchers found that needing diapers and not being able to buy them was a leading cause of mental health problems among new moms. Thanks to this donation, clients will be able to leave with up to 24 diapers a week.

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The Stop Community Food Centre's New Beginnings Maternal Health program was funded via a $10,000 donation by the Vohra Miller Foundation

The New Beginnings is a pre- and post-natal nutrition and support program at the Stop Community Food Centre. It offers information, education, and support through group workshops with opportunities to talk individually with a team of nurses, dietitians, settlement workers, counsellor/therapist, and family support workers. Pregnant parents who visit the centre to attend this program were able to get a fresh prepared meal.