Animal WelfareCorporate Philanthropy

Champion Petfoods gives back to pet rescues in North America,

Surprises long-time partners with donation of more than 420,000 meals for pets in need EDMONTON, AB–Award-winning pet food maker, Champion Petfoods, has donated more than 420,000 meals of ORIJEN® and ACANA pet food to 28 rescue organizations in North America, ahead of the holidays. Among the recipients is Second Chance …

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Corporate Philanthropy

Giving back in 2020: Western Financial Group fulfills promise to the community

HIGH RIVER, AB–Woven into the fabric of Western Financial Group is a spirit of giving back that is unique and brings a warm familiarity to the insurance brokerage’s history and culture. Like a quilt, Western was pieced together through acquisitions in cities and towns across Canada. With each addition, our …

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CharitiesCorporate Philanthropy

BMO Employees Rally Together to Combat Economic and Social Disparity

Company-wide, 10th annual Employee Giving Campaign to benefit the United Way among a wide range of organizations; Almost $190 million donated cumulatively during decade-long employee-driven campaign, including $22 million and counting in 2020 TORONTO–In a year that’s seen tremendous social and economic challenges, BMO employees across North America have come …

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Games + GamingIndustry News

Pollard Banknote Acquires Compliant Gaming, Charitable Market

WINNIPEG, MB–Pollard Banknote Limited has signed a definitive agreement, and closed the transaction, to purchase 100 percent of the equity of Compliant Gaming LLC, a leading provider of electronic pull-tab gaming systems and products to the charitable gaming market. Compliant was founded in 2014 and offers a broad range of …

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Awards

OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL PARTNER, SINAPI ABA SAVINGS AND LOANS, NAMED BEST BANK FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

TORONTO, ON–Opportunity International Canada congratulates Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans for their recognition as the 2020 Gold Winner for the Best Bank for Women Entrepreneurs, awarded by the International Finance Corporation and the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Finance Forum, and Best Company in Promoting Gender Equality, awarded by the …

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CryptocurrenciesFundraising Events

A Crypto Holiday Fundraiser?

VirgoCX to Hold Event in Support of SickKids Foundation TORONTO, ON–VirgoCX, a Toronto-based fiat-to-crypto trading platform, is supporting SickKids Foundation by exchanging cryptocurrency into cash donations. To further enhance this corporate initiative and fulfill its mission, VirgoCX hosted an online crypto fundraiser to support SickKids Foundation. The fundraiser included a …

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Education Programs

McGill’s Faculty of Education receives $7.3 million in philanthropic support

Two donations, one from the estate of Mary Marsh and another from The Molson Foundation, will support students and spur innovations in pedagogy MONTREAL, ON–At a time when school teachers everywhere are being challenged by the second wave of the pandemic and by technological advances that are changing where, when …

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Corporate Philanthropy

MaRS, CIBC launch inclusive design challenge

Opportunity to receive funding to help remove barriers to employment for Canadians living with disability TORONTO, ON–To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, MaRS and CIBC announced the launch of an inclusive design challenge to help remove barriers to employment faced by Canadians who live with disability. According …

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Corporate PhilanthropyHeathcare

Hydro One partners with ACT Foundation to provide critical lifesaving skills

With 80 per cent of cardiac arrests occurring at home, early CPR can increase survival rates TORONTO, ON–The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation in partnership with Hydro One’s support continues to provide students with the skills necessary to save a life. This year, the provincial collaboration is expected to bring …

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Awareness Campaign

Whose Face on the Five?

Two-thirds support replacing Wilfred Laurier as current face of the currency OTTAWA, ON–Sir Wilfred Laurier, Canada’s 7th Prime Minister, has graced the nation’s sky blue five-dollar bank note for almost 50 years. First appearing in 1972, the days of Laurier (also the namesake of a Coast Guard icebreaker, Wilfrid Laurier …

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