St. Michael’s Mission opens doors 24/7, creates innovative partnerships for clients

MONTREAL, QC–The pandemic has greatly changed the face of clients who visit shelters and other homelessness centres. For example, St. Michael’s Mission, which has been operating in downtown Montreal for 94 years, has seen a new profile added to that of its regular users. “We now get people who can …

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Pointe-à-Callière Foundation raises more than $1 M in donations

MONTRÉAL, QC–The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation is bringing 2021 to a close, having achieved outstanding results: the Foundation raised more than $1 M in donations over the course of the year, even though its two major fundraising events—The Montréal Builders Club and The Major Donors Evening—were postponed to next year. The Pumping …

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TORONTO, ON–Charity Intelligence released its 2021 Top 10 Impact Charities to direct Canadian donors, who are putting much greater scrutiny into their giving, to the charities making the greatest impact. Most charities claim that they “make a difference” in the lives of those they work with. Charity Intelligence’s rigorous analysis …

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Rethink Breast Cancer Celebrates 20th BCAM with Rebrand and Month-Long Programming

Rethink’s 20th Anniversary Pop-Up at Stackt Market celebrates impact-driven partnerships this breast cancer awareness month (BCAM) TORONTO, ON–Rethink Breast Cancer, the change-maker organization for all young people concerned about and affected by breast cancer is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout the month of October. Known for breaking through as a …


BC Cancer Research Centre in Vancouver re-named the L.J. Blackmore Cancer Research Centre

VANCOUVER, B.C.–Following an unveiling ceremony the BC Cancer Research Centre at 675 W 10th Ave. in Vancouver has been officially renamed the L.J. Blackmore Cancer Research Centre, named for the late Leon Judah Blackmore and the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation. Following remarks from Sarah Roth (President & CEO, BC Cancer …

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Canadians help fully vaccinate nearly 3.4 million people globally through COVID-19 donations – UNICEF Canada

TORONTO, ON–Canadians have donated over $8 million towards global vaccination efforts through the #GiveAVax campaign, which will be matched by the Government of Canada, resulting in nearly 3.4 million people able to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, UNICEF Canada announced today. For every dollar that Canadians give to UNICEF Canada’s campaign …


BC Cancer Foundation youngest board chair in their 86-year history

John McCarthy steps up as board chair VANCOUVER, BC–BC Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce their new board Chair, John McCarthy from Burnaby, B.C. He is the youngest Chair in the Foundation’s 86-year history at age 31. John first joined the BC Cancer Foundation Board of Directors in 2018, most …

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Canadians Challenged to Support Charities in Urgent Need of Help this Summer

The 7th annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge gives Canadians a chance to win $20,000 for their favourite charity TORONTO, ON–CanadaHelps, the country’s largest platform for donating and fundraising online, announced the return of its annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge for the 7th year. From June 1st through June 30th, every …

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Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Lends a Paw to Dogs with Wings

OAKVILLE, ON–Like many charities, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG) and Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society (DWW) have faced many challenges due to COVID-19. These challenges included figuring out how to safely train Dog Guides and Assistance Dogs, deliver them to applicants, breed future Dog Guides and Assistance …

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Canadian charities join forces to raise funds for India

OTTAWA, ON—As the devastation brought on by the second wave of COVID-19 continues to unfold in India, leading Canadian aid agencies – through the Humanitarian Coalition – are launching an appeal to raise funds and rush emergency assistance to people in need. The number of cases of COVID-19 has surpassed …