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211 service goes nationwide with funding from the Government of Canada

Free, confidential service helps people impacted by COVID-19 to navigate available community and government supports OTTAWA–Everyone in Canada will soon have access to 211, a free, confidential information navigation service that connects people to critical government and community-based health and social services in their community thanks to funding from the …

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“It’s got to keep going without me.” – Terry Fox

Forty Years after Terry Fox was forced to stop his Marathon of Hope, The Terry Fox Run goes on virtually TORONTO, ON–Today, The Terry Fox Foundation honours Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope, which ended abruptly 40 years ago. While Terry was forced to stop, his dream of a …

Awareness CampaignCorporate Philanthropy

IKEA Canada launches Pride 2020 initiatives in support of LGBT+ inclusion from coast to coast

 Proceeds from limited-edition rainbow STORSTOMMA bags to support national partner Pflag Canada BURLINGTON, ON–For IKEA Canada, creating a welcoming, safe and accepting environment is part of its vision to create a better everyday life for all Canadians, including LGBT+ people from coast to coast. Though celebrations may look and feel …

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Rising demand for blood ushers in National Blood Donor Week, June 8-14

Donors praised for adapting to changes during COVID-19 OTTAWA, ON–National Blood Donor Week is an opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to all donors and partners across the country for their commitment, agility and lifesaving contributions to Canada’s Lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year. This year, however, Canadian …

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GivingTuesdayNow inspires Canadians to participate in global day of unity and generosity

OTTAWA, ON–As a part of a global initiative, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and CanadaHelps are asking all Canadians to show their generosity on Tuesday, May 5 during GivingTuesdayNow to aid in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. GivingTuesdayNow is designed to drive an influx of generosity in support of …

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Canadian Wildlife Federation Invites Canadians to Connect With Nature During City Nature Challenge Event

Join people around the world observing and sharing nature April 24-27 OTTAWA, ON–Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is inviting families, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to participate in the CITY NATURE CHALLENGE (CNC) happening this Friday to Monday in cities across Canada and around the world. The CNC event has been …

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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteer Canada asks us all to celebrate, and recognize our 13 million volunteers National Volunteer Week is here, and it’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the commitment, dedication, generosity and selflessness of Canada’s almost 13 million volunteers. The year’s theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.” And especially during …

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Hallmark Provides Canadians with Opportunity to Say “Thank You” with 150,000 Card Donation

Free three-card packs available for people to share gratitude with health care workers, teachers, postal service employees, delivery drivers, grocery store staff and other heroes TORONTO, ON–Hallmark Canada will give away 150,000 cards to provide Canadians with a way to share gratitude for people who are going above and beyond …

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 “Chalkboards for Change” Encourages Canadians to Help All Children Dream Fearlessly

MARKHAM, ON–Remember your childhood dreams? They may have been silly or unrealistic, but they were inspirational and helped you believe anything is possible. Around the world today, many children have big dreams; however, for the more than 260 million children who do not get to go to school, many obstacles …

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How Greenpeace is Shifting its Thinking About Campaigning

To nurture internal buy-in toward designing more mindset change campaigns, Mindworks has created participatory training that put local office leaders in the driver’s seat. By Nithin Coca Despite years of campaigning by environmental organisations around the world, awareness of and concern about climate change has not yet brought political action …