Corporate PhilanthropyDonation Programs

Charity partners with Staples Canada on Back to School 2021

Exclusive brands, the latest technology help start the new school year with confidence RICHMOND HILL, ON–Back for its 16th year, Staples Canada’s annual Staples for Education school supply drive will take place from August 14 to September 19. Staples stores throughout Canada will partner with a charity in their community …

Human RightsLeadership

Cuso International Announces the Appointment of Nicolas Moyer as its new CEO

OTTAWA, ON–Cuso International, one of Canada’s longest serving international development organizations, today announced the appointment of Nicolas Moyer as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1st, 2021. Initiated by a group of visionary university students six decades ago, today Cuso International’s operations extend through Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central …

Animal WelfareAwareness Campaign

Canadian fast-food companies failing when it comes to chicken welfare says new global report

TORONTO, ON–COVID-19 shone a spotlight on animals, their role in our food system and the close links between animal welfare and human welfare. The intensive, crowded conditions on most farms means many animals are denied space, natural light and the freedom to move around. This is true for the billions …

Corporate PhilanthropySustainability Programs

Lowe’s Canada Reports on its Sustainability Journey

Retailer’s Corporate Responsibility Report shows how it supported communities, helped protect the environment in 2020 BOUCHERVILLE, QC–Following the June publication of Lowe’s Companies’ 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, which covers the global performance of Lowe’s Companies Inc, Lowe’s Canada released today its 2020 Canada Corporate Responsibility Highlights. These illustrate how the …

Animal WelfareCorporate Philanthropy

PetSmart Charities of Canada Grants $350,000+ to Help Combat Pet Food Insecurity Nationally

BURLINGTON, ON–Despite food insecurity receiving national attention, pet food insecurity is another crisis that often goes unnoticed. According to Humane Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 42 percent increase in demand for community services, including pet food banks. However, Humane Societies and SPCAs across Canada have experienced an up …

Corporate PhilanthropyInternational Campaigns

Enterprise Holdings Awards $7 Million to Nearly 700 Nonprofits Working to Advance Social and Racial Equity

ST. LOUIS, MO–Enterprise Holdings Foundation is awarding its inaugural local Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward grants to nearly 700 nonprofit organizations addressing social and racial equity gaps facing youth and families in communities across the globe. Combined, the grants total more than $7 million in 2021. Today’s announcement is another step …

Children's ProgramsFundingYouth Initiatives

Hockey Canada Foundation $1 Million to Support Return for Young Canadians

Funding applications for registration fee subsidies open to Canadian families on August 1, 2021 CALGARY, AB–The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund and its all-star team of ambassadors are returning for a second season to give young Canadians and their families an assist with registration fees, and get them back in …

Indigenous PeoplesLeadership

Indigenous Educator to Lead First Ever Coast Salish-Owned Charitable Foundation

NANAIMO, BC–The newly-formed Kw’umut Lelum Foundation, created by Kw’umut Lelum Child and Family Services, today announced the hiring of Sharon Hobenshield, Ha-Youly, as Executive Director. “I am excited to be part of this new Foundation that is breaking new ground in self-determination,” said Dr. Hobenshield. “I really believe in Indigenous …

May/June 2021 Issue

Nonprofit Boards Emerging Stronger Post-Pandemic

In the Spring of 2020, as we were managing the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, Volunteer Canada’s blog identified key information on the Board’s role in a crisis and questions around risk management. As we move from crisis management to recovery, both in the short and long term, there …

May/June 2021 Issue

Mina Benson Hubbard Ellis (1870-1956)

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography and one of the oldest non profits in the world. Because they advance geography and support geographers across the world, one of Canada’s most unusual and ambitious explorers came to …