Ottawa Philanthropy Awards highlight unprecedented community leadership

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The Foundation WCPD returns as Presenting Sponsor for 5th straight year  The 2020 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards, also known as the ”Phils,” are back, but with a twist. To recognize the unique nature of this year, the Ottawa Philanthropy Awards have created a one-time award to acknowledge the incredible efforts of our community towards a…
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Ottawa youth Logan Hussein launches virtual birthday fundraiser for CHEO

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BY: Caroline Phillips Logan’s Heroes event sets $200K fundraising goal with help from The Foundation WCPD, Syntax Strategic, Virtually Fitness, Ottawa Business Journal, Gabriel’s Pizza, Atomic Lavender, Soloway Write Lawyers, Mattamy Homes & others. Each year, Logan Hussein and his family host an annual birthday bash at their Ottawa home to raise money in honour…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Chef cooks with kindness during a crisis

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BY: Sam Laprade for Ottawa Business Journal    Who: Chef Joe Thottungal, owner, Thali and Coconut Lagoon The donation: More than $55,000 from donors and vendors The recipients: Vulnerable Ottawa residents The inspiration: “I measure success on how I support my neighbour and fill someone’s heart with a meal. When we care about other people…
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Building Courage, Together: How One New Canadian Landed Work She Loves

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For Jaipreet Kaur, a new mentoring program in Ottawa has helped her forge her dream career. Trying to land a career you’re passionate about can be challenging for anyone. But it can be especially difficult if you’re emigrating from northern India to Canada with a science degree, a dream of working in the nonprofit world,…
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WCPD plays leading role in Weizmann’s ‘Movie under the stars!’

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Sold-out event to support Weizmann Canada’s Women for Science initiative, to empower, celebrate and promote women in science. “We are so grateful for WCPD’s support of Weizmann Canada’s Women for Science. Not only did this event help to shine a bigger spotlight on science in this critical time, it also was a meaningful investment in enabling the…
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Philanthropy in Ottawa: Farm Boy gives CHEO Foundation one million reasons to smile

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BY: Sam Laprade Who: Farm Boy and its customers The donation: $1,000,000 The recipient: CHEO Foundation The inspiration: “CHEO is accomplishing so much for our community, so it was only natural that at Farm Boy we also make children a pillar of support in the Ottawa area.” – J.J. Hochrein, director of marketing, Farm Boy …
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Donation provides matching funds to Federation emergency campaign

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Peter Nicholson explains his firm’s tax strategy to maximize charitable giving and why he – as a non-Jew – supports Ottawa’s Jewish community. By Michael Regenstreif, Editor of Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.  Read full article here: https://ottawajewishbulletin.com/jewish-ottawa/donation-provides-matching-funds-to-federation-emergency-campaign  
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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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