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WE Charity reacts to concerns, drops grant program management

TORONTO, ON–WE co-founders Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger made the following statement in response to the concerns raised about the outsourcing of the COVID-19 student grant program’s $900 million budget to the WE Charity. Here’s the founder’s official statement: “In recent days, there has been enormous interest in the creation …

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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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GoodLife Launches New Corporate Giving, Volunteer Program

Company pledging up to $550,000 to match employee donations to over one million causes globally LONDON, ON–On Giving Tuesday, GoodLife Fitness announced the launch of an all-new giving and volunteer program called GoodLife Gives. On the GoodLife Gives platform, employees will be able to donate to over one million causes …

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CIBC lauds its own: Laura Dottori-Attanasio honoured as Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year at 2019 Philanthropy Awards TORONTO, ON–CIBC congratulate Laura Dottori-Attanasio (second from left), the firm’s Chief Risk Officer, on receiving the prestigious Volunteer of the Year award at the annual Philanthropy Awards luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)’s Greater Toronto Chapter. The award recognizes …

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Vets Support Families on Remembrance Day by Building with Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON–Canadian Veterans will be strapping on their tool belts and donning their hard hats this Friday November 8 to lend a hand building the final phase of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s 16-townhome development at Leacross Landing in Orléans. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Canada, the third annual Veteran Build …

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Avison Young to hold sixth annual global Day of Giving

Employees across the company will participate in community activities on October 24 TORONTO–Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, announced today that it will hold its sixth annual global Day of Giving this Thursday, October 24. “On October 24, thousands …

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Fairstone Financial Inc. Employees Donate 1,300 Volunteer Hours to Charities Across Canada

Employees Volunteered Across Country during September; Company annual commitment to volunteering month now in its third year MONTREAL–Fairstone Financial Inc., Canada’s leading non-bank provider of responsible lending solutions, celebrates the success of the Company’s third annual “Community Matters” month which took place over the month of September. Over 350 employees donated …

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Samsung Canada Employees Give Back to Local Communities Across Canada

MISSISSAUGA–October marks Samsung Global’s Month of Giving, where employees from around the world give back to the communities that they serve. Here in Canada, all employees will come together and volunteer in support of local charities as part of the annual Samsung Day of Giving, on Friday, October 11, 2019. …

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CUPE city workers team up with Windsor-Essex food bank to deliver Thanksgiving dinners

WINDSOR–Members of Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 543) have packed up 600 hampers containing everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, as part of their sixth annual ‘Operation Giveback,’ in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. The dinner hampers will be distributed to families …

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