Awareness CampaignGovernment

GIV3: Charitable Foundations Are Accumulating Great Wealth as Charities Struggle

Time for the federal government to require foundations to increase their granting, says GIV3 Foundation MONTRÉAL, QC–A new public campaign: launched this week. It asks the Federal Government to stop allowing charitable foundations from accumulating greater wealth, and to increase their percentage of assets granted to our struggling charities …

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Movember Launches World’s First Online Parenting Program Aimed at Fathers

New survey shows 89 percent of Canadian dads feel more engaged with their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet nearly 50 percent feel there is a lack of online resources aimed at fathers TORONTO, ON–Men’s health charity Movember has launched the world’s first online parenting program designed with dads in …

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Whose Face on the Five?

Two-thirds support replacing Wilfred Laurier as current face of the currency OTTAWA, ON–Sir Wilfred Laurier, Canada’s 7th Prime Minister, has graced the nation’s sky blue five-dollar bank note for almost 50 years. First appearing in 1972, the days of Laurier (also the namesake of a Coast Guard icebreaker, Wilfrid Laurier …

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Multi-media Campaign Addressing the Impact of Gender-Based Violence on Canadian Society

Aura Freedom Launches Relentless Resilience TORONTO, ON–Funded by the Government of Canada, Aura Freedom has launched Relentless Resilience, a bold multi-media awareness campaign based on a 155 page report of the same name published by Aura Freedom in February of 2020. Relentless Resilience will educate Canadians on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) …

Awareness CampaignCharities

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 …

Awareness CampaignCOVID-19

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 …