Mark your calendars – the Philanthropy Awards are back for an in-person celebration.

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The 2021 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards – commonly known as the “Phils” – are making a triumphant return November 10, bringing honourees and guests together in-person for the first time in nearly two years.  The annual awards ceremony recognizes extraordinary philanthropic efforts within the Ottawa community, both by individuals and companies alike. The various awards…
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Congratulations Business in Vancouver’s inaugural BC500 List

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The Foundation WCPD wishes to congratulate those that were selected to Business in Vancouver’s inaugural BC500 List, an ambitious undertaking that highlights the leaders, innovators, visionaries and trailblazers in a variety of industries. Our firm, specializing in charity flow-through shares with an immediate liquidity provider, is proud to serve as a sponsor of this new publication We…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: $50,000 donation to match 50 years service

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BY: Sam Laprade for The Ottawa Business Journal Who: Kelly Funeral Homes by Arbour Memorial  The donation: $50,000  The recipient: Various charities in Ottawa   The inspiration: “Throughout my career at Kelly Funeral Homes, it has always been about giving back to the community in which we serve,” says John Laframboise, director of community relations at Kelly Funeral Homes by…
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Canada needs an EV battery supply chain strategy

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The country could be more than just a supplier of raw materials for massive battery market By Nelson Bennet for Business In Vancouver. Even before U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order two weeks ago that aims to make half the vehicles sold in the U.S. zero-emission by 2030, business intelligence groups and global organizations…
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Mining for good: The hidden benefit to Canadian charities

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When a new mining operation begins, we understand the economic benefits. But what if I told you that exploration is not just having an impact on our economy, but also on Canadian charities?  When a new mining operation begins, we understand the economic benefits. Follow the link to read the column by Peter Nicholson in…
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Triple Your Charitable Donations? The Time Is Now. Here’s Why.

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By Peter Nicholson As a Canadian, when was the last time you thought about mining? In the year 2021, amid the cell phones, computers, solar panels and electric cars, you may not consider the critical minerals that make technology possible. Now I’ll take it a step further — what if I told you that mining…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Giant Tiger roars in support of mental health

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BY: Sam Laprade for The Ottawa Business Journal. Who: Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. The donation: $20,000 The recipients: Family Services Ottawa The inspiration: “We believe in making a tangible and lasting difference in the communities we call home. As communities across Canada look towards post pandemic recovery, the need for mental health services and support is greater than it…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Indigenous youth get assist from former NHL players

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BY: Sam Laprade for Ottawa Business Journal Who: Former NHL players John Chabot and Shawn Rivers  The goal: $100,000  The recipients: Indigenous youth via First Assist The inspiration: “I am Indigenous and I feel it is important to give back. Although the graduation rates in the Indigenous communities we work in have greatly improved, we are still well below…
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WCPD Foundation Proudly Presents Semi-final round of the Concours Musical International de Montreal, 2021

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Considered as one of the great cultural achievements in Canada, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to raise awareness for classical music through the discovery of young talent in an international competition context. The CMIM also seeks to support young musicians from all over the world who wish to pursue an international…
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