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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Critical minerals crucial to global green economy

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Canada, a top producer of critical minerals, launches mapping initiative with United States and Australia to research and identify resources of the future Three of the world’s top mineral producing countries have formally launched a landmark initiative aimed at researching and discovering critical resources needed for the world of tomorrow.  The Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative, or CMMI,…
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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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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Local lawyers raise the bar for the Ottawa Food Bank

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BY: Sam Laprade for the Ottawa Business Journal https://obj.ca/article/local/philanthropy-ottawa-local-lawyers-raise-bar-ottawa-food-bank Who: Several Ottawa law firms and the County of Carleton Law Association The donation: $98,000 The recipient: The Ottawa Food Bank The inspiration: “The need in Ottawa has never been greater. Although the event has been running for a few years, all of us in the law community knew this…
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BHP moves nickel and copper HQ to Toronto as Canada emerges as new clean-tech mining hotspot

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Both metals expected to see increased future demand due to electric vehicle industry growth Author of the article: Gabriel Friedman – Financial Times Australia’s BHP Group Ltd. is moving its exploration headquarters for nickel and copper — two metals expected to see increased future demand because of electric vehicle industry growth — to Toronto. The…
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Tobi Lütke and Fiona McKean support community COVID-19 relief efforts

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BY: Sam Laprade for Ottawa Business Journal. Who: Fiona McKean and Tobi Lutke, Thistledown Foundation  The donation: $750,000 The recipients: United Way East Ontario, Ottawa Food Bank and Community Foundation of Ottawa  The inspiration: “We’re not out of the woods yet but there is hope on the horizon. Let’s do this.” – Fiona McKean, founder and chairperson, Thistledown…
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New Study: Ongoing Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis On the Charitable Sector

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Nearly a year into the pandemic, how does the COVID-19 crisis continue to affect charities’ ability to carry out their mission? While most charities have been able to adapt and innovate to continue to offer services and programs to their communities since the onset of the pandemic, the situation remains challenging. For the vast majority…
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