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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Foundation WCPD closes historic $33.3M offering

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Amid the COVID-19 crisis, flow-through share deal with Skeena Resources ‘truly exceptional’ and shows ‘commitment to Canadian charities’  During this time of economic uncertainty, the Foundation WCPD recently closed a $33.3 million flow-through share offering with Skeena Resources Limited, the largest deal in the firm’s history. Since 2006, Foundation WCPD has performed more flow-through offerings than…
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Nonprofits Struggle to Survive Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Willie Briggs, a volunteer with Catholic Charities, helped with the distribution of pantry items at a San Francisco food bank last week.ALEJANDRO LAZO/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL  By Ian Lovett and Alejandro Lazo – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAN FRANCISCO—Catholic Charities of San Francisco is still open. The century-old organization is offering free meals for seniors, conducting outreach…
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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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Ottawa Philanthropy Awards celebrate extraordinary contributions made by volunteers and donors

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Some 400 people attend AFP Ottawa’s 25th annual awards dinner held at National Arts Centre              BY: Caroline Phillips – Ottawa Business Journal  This year’s winners of an Ottawa Philanthropy Award don’t have to be reminded that it’s always better to give than to receive. The seven generous and caring individuals, groups…
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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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The Foundation (WCPD) enters promotional partnership with golfer Myles Creighton

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Ottawa – The Foundation (WCPD) is proud to announce that they have entered into a promotional partnership with Digby, Nova Scotia native Myles Creighton. As part of the new partnership, Myles will proudly wear The Foundation (WCPD) logo on his apparel while competing on the PGA Tour China and PGA Tour Canada during the 2019…
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