Philanthropy in Ottawa: Construction community rallies behind The Royal Ottawa

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BY:Sam Laprade for the Ottawa Business Journal Who: Ottawa’s construction industry, led by PCL and EllisDon The donation: $220,000 The recipient: The Royal Ottawa’s C-PROMPT Clinic The inspiration: “Everyone I spoke with felt they were a part of something special.” –Matthew Rinfret, PCL/ED project director for the Centre Block rehabilitation project As the severity of…
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Donald Sobey among philanthropists to back ventilator project

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Peter Nicholson & WCPD proud to participate in innovative and life-saving effort Please read article here: https://pictouadvocate.com/2020/05/12/donald-sobey-among-philanthropists-to-back-ventilator-project/ Philanthropists from across the country are rallying to support a team of Canadian physicists and engineers who are part of an international initiative to create an easy-to-build ventilator that can help treat COVID-19 patients. The ventilator project has been…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Mierins Family Foundation donates $250K to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts

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BY: Sam Laprade for the Ottawa Business Journal    Who: The Mierins Family Foundation The donation: $250,000 match donation The recipient: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund The inspiration: “We knew it was not an option to do nothing. We want to show our gratitude to the frontline health-care workers at The Ottawa…
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Foundation WCPD closes historic $33.3M offering

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Amid the COVID-19 crisis, flow-through share deal with Skeena Resources ‘truly exceptional’ and shows ‘commitment to Canadian charities’  During this time of economic uncertainty, the Foundation WCPD recently closed a $33.3 million flow-through share offering with Skeena Resources Limited, the largest deal in the firm’s history. Since 2006, Foundation WCPD has performed more flow-through offerings than…
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Nonprofits Struggle to Survive Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Willie Briggs, a volunteer with Catholic Charities, helped with the distribution of pantry items at a San Francisco food bank last week.ALEJANDRO LAZO/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL  By Ian Lovett and Alejandro Lazo – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAN FRANCISCO—Catholic Charities of San Francisco is still open. The century-old organization is offering free meals for seniors, conducting outreach…
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Nicholson Sr. to Chair Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

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Recently launched institute to advise on future government policies related to climate change The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is an unparalleled collaboration of experts from a diverse range of disciplines and organizations across the country. They undertake rigorous and independent research, insightful analysis and broad engagement to bring clarity to the climate challenges and…
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How mining fuels charities

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While the discovery of minerals and precious metals can build communities, it can also have significant benefits for donors   When Shawn Khunkhun arrived at a remote area of Manitoba, he remembers being employee number five. After years of prospecting and raising capital, it was time to drill a promising bit of a wilderness north…
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Culture of kindness

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The Foundation (WCPD) supports the OSM’s Opening Night Concert as a Presenting Sponsor, as it continues to recognize the importance of music and culture for all of society Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Earlier this month, The Foundation WCPD gave…
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Crucial Donors: How Major Individual Givers Can Best Support Nonprofits

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The largest source of philanthropic support for nonprofits in the United States is giving from individual donors. Of the total charitable giving in 2018, individual donors contributed 68 percent. However, the recent decline in giving among small- and medium-gift givers means that major donors are becoming critically important to nonprofits. Based on survey responses from…
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Nicholson honoured for innovation in philanthropy

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The Foundation (WCPD) had the distinct honour of serving as co-presenter at a recent event at the Chabad Westmount in Montreal, which brought together more than 250 guests to discuss the future of philanthropy. Hosted by Rabbi Yossi Shanowitz and Rabbi Ariel Stern, the event, entitled “Celebrating and Advancing Impactful Giving”, featured a panel discussion…
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INFOGRAPHIC: Metals and minerals used in renewable power generation

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The world is rapidly transitioning to low-carbon technologies to combat climate change. However, these technologies require large amounts of minerals. To meet this demand, more mining and mineral recycling will be needed. Why will a low-carbon future be more mineral intensive? You can learn more about it here.    
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