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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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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