2018 Canadian Impact Investment Trends Report

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The 2018 Canadian Impact Investment Trends Report reveals that impact investment continues to grow rapidly in Canada. This is the Responsible Investment Association’s third biennial impact investment survey, representing data as of December 31, 2017. The Report is based on self-reported data collected from 59 organizations by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and Rally Assets….
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Canada must encourage business to break its low-innovation streak

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PETER NICHOLSON CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED OCTOBER 23, 2018 Canada has been an economic success story for as long as the country has existed. In fact, the growth rate of Canada’s GDP per capita – the basic measure of raw economic performance – has matched that of the United States on average…
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It just feels wonderful to help

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Nicholson invited as guest of ‘An Hour To Give’ and reflects on business and giving back to the community A new radio show focused on philanthropy came by its name honestly last month, when it invited the President and CEO of The Foundation (WCPD) on for a segment to discuss the company’s contributions to the…
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Business in Vancouver hosts wealth event with WCPD

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Held at the Vancouver Club, Business Excellence series addresses strategic wealth management and philanthropic tax planning On November 8, Business in Vancouver presented a Business Excellence Series Panel discussion focused on the topic of strategic wealth management at the Vancouver Club. The expert panel included Peter Nicholson, CEO of the WCPD Foundation, Elyssa Lockhart, Partner,…
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AFP Philanthropy Awards celebrate the spirit of selfless giving by Ottawa individuals, groups and businesses

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24th annual dinner features a special Inspiration Award in honour of the late Jonathan Pitre BY: Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal.  Every day, there are business leaders and ordinary people who are “quietly and conscientiously” working behind the scenes to make our city a better place to live. They give of their time, money and/or expertise,…
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Crowds pack Rideau Club for second Entre-Nous

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Elevate International & The Foundation (WCPD) celebrate successful follow-up event promoting gender equality and philanthropic causes important to women Chairs were at a premium at the Rideau Club last month, when Elevate International and The Foundation (WCPD) once again teamed up to support gender equality and philanthropic endeavours that are important to women. On September…
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Report: Mineral sector contributed $72B to Canada’s GDP in 2017

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Our country’s profound connection with the mining industry was once again highlighted earlier this month with the release of a new report by National Resources Canada. Last year, the minerals sector contributed a whopping $72 billion to Canada’s GDP, the report said, with gold leading the way ($8.7B) as the most valuable mineral. Copper, Potash,…
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JFO raises $223K at annual golf tournament

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WCPD serves as Silver Sponsor and participates in 25th annual event at Rideau View Golf Club The Jewish Federation of Ottawa (JFO) raised more than $220,000 for charity this week at their 25th Annual Golf Tournament, with The Foundation (WCPD) proud to serve as a Silver Sponsor. The event attracted more than 140 golfers and…
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Mercy Ships Canada teams up with WCPD

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The Foundation (WCPD) sponsors Rideau Club event as charity embarks on fundraising campaign to outfit second vessel Dr. Sherif Emil reveals a photo to the crowd of a nurse anesthetist attending to a young boy. Using her right hand, she is squeezing a pump to administer ether, an anesthetic that hasn’t been used in developed nations for…
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Giving Guide expands to Vancouver

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The Foundation (WCPD), Founding Partner of the Ottawa Giving Guide, sponsors new philanthropic magazine to represent Canada’s third largest city The Foundation (WCPD) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Vancouver Giving Guide, a new publication dedicated to uniting and uplifting non-profits in the city. To be released in November, the Vancouver Giving…
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The Foundation (WCPD) affirms commitment to the arts

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Following creation of council for culture, WCPD supports OSM and other artistic institutions In a world so consumed with technologies of the future, it has perhaps never been more important to acknowledge institutions of our past. It is with this belief in mind that The Foundation (WCPD) continues to dedicate itself not only to assisting…
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