CAGP CanadaEstate Planning

National Campaign Urges Canadians to Think Differently About Giving and Leave a Gift to Charity in Their Wills

Will Power™ is a multi-year national effort to inspire Canadians to create positive change in the world while still supporting loved ones OTTAWA, ON–Nearly 500 charities, financial advisors and legal professionals from across Canada are coming together for the launch of Will Power, a national public education effort designed to …

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Corporate PhilanthropyHuman Rights

BMO Donates $500,000 To Organizations Responding to Tragic Events in Afghanistan

TORONTO and CHICAGO—BMO Financial Group is donating $500,000 to support organizations responding to the needs of those affected by the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. BMO’s donation will be distributed among organizations that are supporting refugee resettlement in North America for Afghans that have fled the country, and local on-the-ground humanitarian …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Guest Editor – Paul Nazareth

Paul Nazareth has worked in Canada’s philanthropic sector for over 20 years. Currently, Vice President, Education & Development at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), he was previously VP at the charity CanadaHelps. Paul has been a philanthropic advisor with a national wealth management firm and spent 15 years …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Ernest Thompson Seton Plaque

Municipality of North Cypress-Langford, Manitoba World-renowned naturalist, artist and writer Ernest Thompson Seton was born in England. In 1882, he joined his brother on a homestead near Carberry, Manitoba and began to keep scientific records. He often referred to his time here as the “Golden Years” of his life and …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Why Going Digital is Core to Mission

By Marina Glogovac COVID-19 has forced many charities to begin or accelerate their online fundraising and activities. This shift includes small charities that may have been slow to adapt, as well as large charities that were already online and need to ramp up operations. Today, however, most organizations still lag …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Triple Your Charitable Donations? The Time is Now. Here’s Why.

By Peter Nicholson As a Canadian, when was the last time you thought about mining? In the year 2021, amid the cell phones, computers, solar panels and electric cars, you may not consider the critical minerals that make technology possible. Now I’ll take it a step further — what if …

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July/August 2021 Issue

The Surprising Connection Between Wills and Social Media

By Christine Kang Estate planning and social media is not a pairing you would immediately nor easily make. In fact, until COVID-19 hit, the creation of wills was a heavily paper-dependent and traditional process, with all signings required to be in person. But when it comes to gathering information on …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Five Ways to Steward a Diverse Group of Donors

By Roxanne Tackie Now, more than ever, Canadians are having conversations regarding social justice, diversity, and inclusion; and the non-profit and philanthropic sectors have been called on to respond. Truly, the work of becoming a more inclusive sector not only benefits our communities, but it also benefits our organizations — …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Church Crisis, Foundations Opportunity

By Reverend Graham Singh Today’s crisis around the church, residential schools and so many of Canada’s historic institutions presents both a challenge and opportunity for Canada’s granting foundations and charities. For many Canadians, the church feels dangerous these days — even, toxic. A much needed conversation including Black Lives Matter, …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Advancing Indigenous-Led Philanthropy in the Gift Planning Conversation

By Sharon Redsky In order to look to the future, we have to reflect on the past. It is important to acknowledge that Canada was founded on the reciprocity of Indigenous peoples and recognize that much of the wealth accumulated has been through the dispossession of land, agriculture production, and …

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