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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New networking event at Rideau Club aims to inspire more women into leadership roles

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Inaugural gathering features talks from female CEOs of The Urban Element, ONFE   – BY: Caroline Phillips Dozens of female leaders in the business and non-profit sectors took the elevator ride up 15 floors on Tuesday to the Rideau Club in order to attend the first of a new series of networking events geared toward women. The inaugural Entre Nous…
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Sens Foundation, CNIB shine on ‘An Hour to Give’

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The Foundation (WCPD) donates show on 1310 News to two worthy organizations making a difference in the community All too often, foundations, non-profits and volunteers work tirelessly in the background without any hope or desire for recognition. Fortunately, thanks to a new radio show known as “An Hour to Give”, The Foundation (WCPD) was able…
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The Global Philanthropy Report

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The Global Philanthropy Report, conducted by researchers at Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society with funding from UBS, is the most comprehensive analysis to date of global philanthropic practices and trends. Key findings: The global philanthropy sector is young and growing fast, with 72 percent of foundations established in the past 25 years….
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