The Pendle Award for Philanthropy was established in 2010 by the Community Foundation of Mississauga as an initiative of the planning committee for the tenth anniversary celebration of the Foundation to be held throughout 2011. This award has been named in honour of the Pendle Fund donors, one of the earliest gifts and largest funds held by the Foundation. Since then, they continue to be inclusive, thoughtful and strategic in awarding the grants from the Fund. The Pendle Fund donors demonstrate that philanthropy can truly transform our community.

Joanne Winkworth and Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. - 2021Pendle Award for Philanthropy Recipient.

It was our honour to award the 2021 Pendle Award for Philanthropy to Joanne Winkworth and Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

Joanne Winkworth

Pendle awarded posthumously to fund holder Joanne Winkworth. The award was presented to her sister, Jean Dunk, and close friend, Diana McCabe.


Novo Nordisk Canada Inc

The 2021 Corporate Pendle Award was awarded to fund holder Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. The award was presented to Marsha Rosenberg, Stakeholder Relations Manager, and Andrew Robertson, External Affairs, Sr. Manager.


Read more about our 2021 Recipients


Past Recipients

Ray Lessard 2011

Tom Cooney 2012

Brad Shoemaker 2013

Robert and Joanne Wordham 2014

Gary Reamey 2015

Winston Meyer 2016

Merle Zoerb 2017

Chief Emmanuel Mbulu 2018

Cliff Silveira and KMB Law 2019

Joanne Winkworth and Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. 2021

About the Pendle Award for Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of Mississauga has a vision for the future. In our vision, our community is able to include, and offer opportunities to, everyone. It has the knowledge and ability needed to shape its own future. We are ready to address pressing problems like hunger, unemployment and housing. And all of our citizens are able to benefit from the best our community can offer; the arts, recreation, health care, education, safe and inclusive neighbourhoods and a healthy environment.

The donors and volunteers of the Community Foundation of Mississauga have demonstrated a shared passion for that vision.

If you know an individual, organization or corporation that you would like to see recognized for their  outstanding contributions to building community vitality through their support of the Community Foundation of Mississauga, we invite and encourage you to submit a nomination form so that they can be considered to receive the Pendle Award for Philanthropy.

Pendle Award for Philanthropy Overview

2019 Nominations are now closed.

Pendle Award Committee

The Community Foundation of Mississauga
1100 Central Parkway West, Unit 15, Lower Level
Mississauga, ON  L5C 4E5
email: [email protected]
phone: 905-897-8880       fax: 905-897-7509