Industry News

Drax Foundation Gives More Than $4.6 Million to Boost Communities

Latest round of donations will provide more than $960,000 committed to Canadian organizations VANCOUVER, BC–Drax released an annual report for its Drax Foundation and Community Fund that shows more than $4.6 million has been donated to support communities across Drax’s global operations. The renewable energy company focused on funding organizations …

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Corporate PhilanthropyIndigenous Peoples

CO-OPERATORS PARTNERS WITH INDIGENOUS ORGANIZATIONS TO LAUNCH YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAM

Program supports Co-operators reconciliation strategy, a multi-year commitment to truth and reconciliation TORONTO, ON–Co-operators launched its Indigenous Youth Employability Initiative, a $1 million commitment to support cultural safety, personal resilience, and employability of Indigenous youth at Co-operators, the broader co-operative sector, and beyond. The employability component is a core component …

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Donation ProgramsMarket Research

In Lieu of….Tracking Canada’s Obituary Donation Request Trends

By Steve Lloyd Over the past year I’ve been reminded too often that a published obituary may be when deceased individuals ask for donations to be made in their name. Sometimes, it’s the family that decides to honour a charity or nonprofit by requesting donations in the name of the …

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FundraisingIndustry News

Stephen Thomas Ltd Launches STella! Digital Fundraising Division

Launch follows ST’s recent acquisition of digital services division of Deloitte Canada’s fundraising services group TORONTO, ON–ST (Stephen Thomas Ltd), Canada’s premier full-service marketing, brand and fundraising agency, today proudly announces the launch of STella!, its new digital fundraising division. Following ST’s recent acquisition of the digital services division of …

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LeadershipMarch April 2024

Q&A with Julie Quenneville, CEO UHN Foundation

Foundation Magazine sits down for a Q&A with Julie Quenneville. Here’s the conversation. In your experience, what motivates donors to choose the foundation for their philanthropy, especially for legacy gifts? In my experience, donors choose UHN Foundation for a few key reasons. Firstly, they believe in our mission—it aligns with …

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March April 2024

New Research Shows Landscape of Philanthropic Foundations in Canada

By Sara Krynitzki and Dr. Michele Fugiel Gartner Many in our sector may be surprised to learn that data on foundations in Canada is extremely limited — this includes data produced by government, in academia, and even by our own sector. This is despite the fact that roughly 1 in …

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March April 2024

Surprise! Charitable Giving Actually is on the Rise

By Laurie Fox We’ve all heard it, the bleak predictions for the future of charitable giving in Canada. The narrative that fewer Canadians are giving, younger donors aren’t giving as much as previous generations…you know the stats. But this narrative is missing one big thing… The number of charitable gifts …

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March April 2024

Q&A with PhilanthPro Solutions founder Nicholas Palahnuk

Foundation Magazine spoke with the founder of a new technology solution for wealth management services, a system which connects financial planning and philanthropy. Nicholas Palahnuk, CFP®, CIM®, an Investment Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager, leads The Palahnuk Group. The Palahnuk Group’s vision is to transform the lives of clients through …

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March April 2024

Five Lives: What We Do – March/April 2024

Each issue Foundation Magazine provides a mini-profile of five people whose work and commitment make Canada a more liveable country. We thank them for their service. Heather Norris has been the President and CEO of the Ottawa Network for Education since 2019. Last year, the Ottawa Network for Education invested …

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March April 2024

Plaques In Philanthropy – Animals in War

This memorial includes three plaques and a statue, as well as animal footprints in the cement. For centuries, animals have demonstrated an enduring partnership with humans during times of war. They have served as means of transportation, beast of burden, messengers, protectors and mascots. Still today, dogs use their unique, …

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