‘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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Philanthropy in Ottawa: ‘It feels like this is happening to our neighbours’

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Ottawa’s Fresh Founders jump in to help the people of Ukraine BY: Sam Laprad for Ottawa business jounal The invasion of Ukraine is heartbreaking for anyone watching, whether in Canada or elsewhere. Local businesspeople, who could not just watch, have moved quickly to help. Members of Ottawa’s Fresh Founders, immigrants themselves, are working around the…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Breakfast program gets a big boost

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Who: Capital Integral Charitable Foundation The donation: $75,000 The recipient: Ottawa Network for Education  The inspiration: “We are not just another management company looking to make a dollar; we truly want to help our community. As we are locally owned, we believe that it is important for us to help with the needs of our next generation by paying it forward through…
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Canada must invest in critical minerals

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To meet climate goals, the country not only needs to use battery materials, it should become a key world supplier. by Pierre Gratton,  Brendan MarshallFebruary 10, 2022 Climate change is one of the key items on the agenda for this new session of Parliament which began Jan. 31 because the environment is one of the top issues for…
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Realtor hopes to make dreams come true

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BY: Sam Laprade for the Ottawa Business Journal. Who: Thom Fountain, Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group The donation: Over $100,000 worth of CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery Tickets The recipient: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation The inspiration: “I wanted to find a way to give back to my clients and help the community. Many of…
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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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