Orleans Health Hub gets a $1M boost

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Philanthropy in Ottawa by Sam Laprade The donor: Gilles Desjardins, president, Brigil Construction The donation: $1 million   The recipient: Montfort Hospital Foundation, Orléans Health Hub   The inspiration: “I am very attached to Montfort Hospital. It is the place where I was born and where my wife and children were born as well. We are close to the Franco-Ontarian community…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Happy Roots makes happy child

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BY: Sam Laprade Who: Linsey Sherman-Zekulin and Mark Zekulin, Happy Roots Foundation  The donation: $1 million  The recipient: CHEO Foundation   The inspiration: “Our goal of focusing on infancy and preschool mental health is personal for us. We learned about this need in our community from Dr. Matheson, a psychiatrist at CHEO, who was undertaking a pilot project…
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Elevate’s Entre-Nous on encouraging women to be bold, be loud

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Social gathering returns to Rideau Club with goal of advancing women’s leadership, economic empowerment through networking, panel discussion, guest speakers BY: CarolinePhillips “When women come together, there is an energy that is unstoppable.” It was a casual, off-the-cuff comment made by guest speaker Rosey Edeh but her observation captured the spirit of Elevate International’s Entre-Nous networking event held at…
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So much for the electric vehicle revolution. You cannot make the machines without the metals that power them

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Gas and diesel aren’t the only commodities turning into luxury goods. Important opinion piece by Eric Reguly on the current scarcity and cost of critical minerals to power electric vehicles and the green economy.  WCPD is proud to play an important role in financing the discovery of these critical minerals.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-so-much-for-the-electric-vehicle-revolution-you-cannot-make-the/
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Foundation WCPD joins culture of innovation at Kanata North Tech Hub

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Latest Associate Partner brings tax reduction, philanthropy, and support for critical minerals to Hub350 community For Hub350 and Foundation WCPD, innovation runs deep. A mutual commitment to pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo has led to a new partnership between the two Ottawa-based organizations, with Foundation WCPD coming on board as the latest Associate…
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Children of Ukraine raises $128K – click below to watch the full concert

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A musical expression of solidarity, an intimate, beautiful, melancholic and emotive program created and performed by Paul Merkelo and 21 accomplished artists, including members of the Montreal Symphony orchestra, who have volunteered their participation to express their support for the children of Ukraine. Congratulations to UNICEF Canada & our very own Bita Cattelan. So far,…
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Government of Canada Trying to Focus Policies to Make Electric Vehicles Go

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Mining exploration and development is fraught with challenges: attracting risk capital, operating in remote locations and with limited infrastructure, permitting and regulatory certainty, to name a few. The extraction of critical minerals, indispensable in the electrification and high technology sectors, is particularly challenging, both for geographical reasons and from the perspective of financial viability. Read…
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‘A big team effort’: Roger Greenberg leads Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s $500M fundraising campaignMinto Group executive chairman says new Civic campus ‘is going to revolutionize health care in the City of Ottawa’

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BY: Caroline Phillips for the Ottawa Business Journal Not a day goes by when Roger Greenberg isn’t planning, preparing and continually working on the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign in our city’s history to build a new hospital campus that he believes will revolutionize health care for Ottawa residents. “I think about it all…
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‘He changed our city’: Local business leaders assess Eugene Melnyk’s legacy

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“He changed our city”The Foundation – WCPD wishes to express its condolences to the Melnyk family and thank him for his contributions to Ottawa. He was also a champion for philanthropy. Dan Greenberg, Peter JF Nicholson, Jim Watson, Bruce Firestone, Cyril Leeder and others reflect on his legacy in this Ottawa Business Journal story here.
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