Donation ProgramsMarket Research

In Lieu of….Tracking Canada’s Obituary Donation Request Trends

By Steve Lloyd Over the past year I’ve been reminded too often that a published obituary may be when deceased individuals ask for donations to be made in their name. Sometimes, it’s the family that decides to honour a charity or nonprofit by requesting donations in the name of the …

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Corporate PhilanthropyDonation Programs

BMO Employees Donate $31 Million to Charitable Partners in 2023

BMO’s employee giving campaign ranks number one globally by United Way Worldwide TORONTO, ON–BMO says 88 per cent of its employees have donated $31 million to the United Way and thousands of other community organizations across North America, exceeding the bank’s industry-leading Employee Giving campaign by $3 million. “BMO’s commitment …

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Donation ProgramsLeadership

Global welcomes one of the ‘Cookie Queens of Canada’ as Senior Consultant

Global welcomes one of the ‘Cookie Queens of Canada’ as Senior Consultant in Dunnville, Ontario TORONTO, ON–There are some fundraisers you deeply admire, and Penny Banks is certainly one of those individuals. Penny wears her fundraising heart on her sleeve. She connected with Global Philanthropic Canada in 2022 when she …

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Aeroplan, Partners Helping Children and Families Flying for Essential Hospital Care

Aeroplan points donated to the Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation Program will be matched by Aeroplan and its partners TD, CIBC, and Avis Budget Group MONTREAL, QC–Aeroplan’s yearly Points Matching Week in support of the Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation Program begins today and will run until Oct. 8, 2023. …

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Donation ProgramsTax Planning

Comment: Budget 2023 and changes to the alternative minimum tax

Be careful when donating publicly listed securities by  Amanda J. Stacey, Troy McEachren High-net worth clients who plan to donate publicly listed securities (e.g. public company shares, ETFs, mutual fund units, etc.) to charity should be aware—and wary—of proposed tax changes in the 2023 Federal Budget. Introduced in 1986, the …

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Peter Doig, $1 Million Donation to MMFA

MONTREAL, QC–On June 4, the second edition of Bruce Bailey’s Canadian Fête Champêtre, organized by Canadian collector, major patron and friend of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), W. Bruce C. Bailey, was held to raise funds for this major Quebec institution. The benefit event, on Bailey’s enchanting country …

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Communities Across Canada Raise More Than $5.7 million in support of McHappy Day

Extended by popular demand, Canadians can still purchase exclusive McDonald’s Canada x Peace Collective collection featuring nostalgic McDonaldland® characters to support RMHC TORONTO, ON–Canadians from coast to coast to coast united to celebrate the 28th annual McHappy Day®, McDonald’s Canada’s annual fundraising event aimed at raising donations for Ronald McDonald …

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Food Banks Canada providing 13.5 million meals thanks to Walmart Canada campaign

MISSISSAUGA, ON– Food Banks Canada launched Walmart Canada’s 6th annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change national fundraising campaign in support of food banks across the country, contributed $6.8 million, the equivalent of 13.5 million meals to help feed families and individuals from coast to coast to coast. Walmart Canada matched customer …

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Amazon Canada donates $250,000 to Peel Region organizations

Amazon Peel Community Day sees employees gather with local dignitaries to unveil Amazon Community Teaching Kitchen at Seva Food Bank and Amazon Senior Wellness Space at Indus Community Services TORONTO, ON–Amazon Canada hosted the first Amazon Peel Community Day in partnership with Seva Food Bank and Indus Community Services. The …

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal launches POP, a brand-new program for non-profit organizations

MONTRÉAL, QC–The Palais des congrès de Montréal, in keeping with its focus on the community, is launching a brand-new program specially designed for non-profit organizations in the city. This initiative will allow non-profits that assist disadvantaged groups to access unused facilities at the Palais on a periodic basis. As well …

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