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The Paterson Foundation was started in 1970 by Senator Norman McLeod Paterson. Since then, the Foundation has been a devoted supporter of community organizations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario and other regions across Canada. In 2019, The Paterson Foundation adopted a policy to focus mainly on granting to charitable organizations in Northwestern Ontario

The Paterson Foundation is a private, charitable Foundation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario. Its Board of Directors meets twice a year to make decisions on applications received and to deal with other Foundation business.

Grants are made to charitable organizations with the major emphasis on projects and programs in the areas of education, health care, religion, social welfare and the arts.

Grants will not be made to individuals. Organizations which do not possess a charitable registration number from Revenue Canada are also exempt. It is rare that the Foundation will consider a grant for deficit financing. Read More

Click here to read an article about Senator Norman McLeod Paterson written by Alan M. McPherson.

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