Arts & EntertainmentCorporate Philanthropy

Emerging artists energize 2021 Sobey Art Award exhibition at National Gallery of Canada

OTTAWA, ON – Inspiring new works from five of Canada’s leading emerging visual artists promise to energize and challenge visitors to the National Gallery of Canada starting on October 8, 2021 in the 2021 Sobey Art Award exhibition, on view until February 20, 2022. The Sobey Art Award exhibition is the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Corporate PhilanthropyIndigenous Peoples

Leading Canadian Foundations Increase Investments to Advance Reconciliation

TORONTO, ON–On the first anniversary of the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, we acknowledge not only the truth of the legacy of residential schools, but also the ongoing efforts at reconciliation. At the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015, Inspirit Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation and The Sprott Foundation …

Corporate Philanthropy

Kraft Heinz Canada partners with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to support grassroots hockey

The partnership is a $1 million commitment by Kraft Heinz Canada over the next four years TORONTO, ON–Kraft Heinz Canada announced today a partnership with the Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA) to help support the eradication of systemic racism in hockey through grassroots programming designed to diminish barriers and encourage participation …

Corporate PhilanthropyRetail

MEC sends $1M donation to Canadian outdoor community organizations

VANCOUVER, BC–Iconic Canadian outdoor retailer MEC (Mountain Equipment Company) commemorates its milestone 50th anniversary, renewing a retail legacy of expert outdoor advice, rock-solid gear, member rewards and social impact. MEC is proud to donate $1M to Canadian non-profit organizations that are doing critical work in the outdoors. Over the next …

Corporate PhilanthropyCOVID-19

Scotiabank supports international COVID-19 relief efforts

$250,000 given to the Canadian Red Cross for awareness, hygiene, and health measures TORONTO, ON–Scotiabank is joining the fight against the devastating crisis facing India as the country grapples with an overwhelming surge in COVID-19 cases. The Bank is donating $250,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help save lives …