Education ProgramsFamily FoundationsSustainability Programs

Weston Family Foundation’s Homegrown Innovation Challenge offers $33 million in funding

Positions Canada as a leader in the future of food TORONTO, ON–When it comes to food, we like to think of Canada as a land of plenty, but our growing season is short, so despite abundant fresh water and vast expanses of arable land, as much as 80 per cent …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

Thistledown Foundation grants $26 million gift to Canada’s Children’s Hospitals

TORONTO, ON–Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) together with Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC) are thrilled to announce a $26 million investment from Thistledown Foundation to support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country. This historic gift recognizes the immense impact of the pandemic on Canadian children, youth, and their …

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Corporate PhilanthropyFamily FoundationsFundraising Events

Turtle Project Season 2 brings Anne Marie D’Amico Foundation closer to its $1 million fundraising goal

Meridian to match donations dollar for dollar up to $25,000 until December 10th TORONTO, ON–Top Canadian talent and performances for The Anne Marie D’Amico Foundation’s “Turtle Project Season 2” at Meridian Hall was a tremendous success, bringing the Foundation one step closer towards their goal of raising $1 million in …

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Cultural & HistoryFamily Foundations

National Gallery of Canada mourns the loss of philanthropist Donald R. Sobey

OTTAWA, ON–The National Gallery of Canada mourns the loss of Donald R. Sobey, one of Canada’s greatest cultural philanthropists who loved championing the country’s best contemporary artists and advancing the appreciation of fine art more broadly. Sobey’s contribution to the National Gallery of Canada has been invaluable. He served as …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

Slaight Family Foundation makes $30M Mental Health Commitment

TORONTO, ON–The Slaight Family Foundation has made a $30 million commitment to support 19 Canadian organizations offering mental health services across the country now and in the future. The initiative will provide new or enhanced services to address the growing mental health needs for some of Canada’s most vulnerable populations, …

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EnvironmentFamily Foundations

Weston Family Foundation awards $25M grants support Canadian Prairie Grasslands

TORONTO, ON–The Weston Family Foundation announced the launch of the Weston Family Prairie Grasslands Initiative with nearly $25M awarded to five organizations to collaborate on one of the largest prairie grasslands conservation efforts in Canadian history. “The Canadian prairie grasslands are some of the most ecologically valuable and threatened ecosystems …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

From One Couple to an Entire Community

$1 million donation from the Moez & Marissa Kassam Foundation will benefit hospital transformation and grassroots community health initiatives in East Toronto TORONTO, ON–Michael Garron Hospital Foundation is welcoming a generous investment of $1 million from Moez and Marissa Kassam, a Toronto couple who is deeply motivated to support quality …

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Corporate PhilanthropyFamily Foundations

Why Famtech Will Become a Major Trend

By Igor Rybakow Famtech is technology designed to help families on their path to prosperity and well-being. While the term is not widely used, the famtech industry already exists and is growing rapidly among start-ups and non-profit initiatives. They help families keep their finances in check, monitor health, plan and …

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Cultural & HistoryFamily FoundationsYouth Initiatives

Canadian Charity Bolsters Youth Creative Writing Workshops with Funding Boost

Toronto, ON–Toronto-based, 100 percent volunteer-led youth education charity, Ripple Foundation, has received $5000 in grants collectively from The Excellence in Literacy Foundation (ELF) and S.M. Blair Family Foundation to bolster its free creative writing programs to encourage creativity and literacy in youth across Canada. Equipped with the funding, Ripple Foundation …

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Family FoundationsHuman Rights

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative Launches Inaugural Program

TORONTO, ON–The Indigenous Innovation Initiative, hosted at Grand Challenges Canada is excited to announce the launch of its inaugural program, Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, on May 11th, 2020. The program will provide much-needed seed funding to innovative projects that will promote gender equality in Indigenous …

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