CNIB celebrates vision for the future

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More than 500 people attended 100th year celebration at Canadian War Museum One hundred years ago, when the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) was founded, blind citizens in this country were not allowed to vote. This basic right was only achieved in 1930. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, a federal cabinet minister with…
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Kids, Cops & Computers raises nearly $400K at Celebrity Sports Mixer

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In today’s modern world, switching on the computer at home has become as routine as turning on the faucet to brush your teeth. It is more than a convenience, but rather an essential component of everyday life for school, business and social relationships. And yet, it is easy to forget that many children do not…
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Minerals and Metals to Play Significant Role in a Low-Carbon Future

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Published on http://www.worldbank.org The rise of green energy technologies required for a low-carbon future is expected to lead to significant growth in demand for a wide range of minerals and metals, such as aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals, according to a new World Bank report, “The Growing…
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Infinity Convention Centre brings Midas Touch to Ottawa Cancer Foundation dinner

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BY: Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal.  You might say that Dhadkan has a heart of gold, following its Midas Touch-themed benefit dinner held Friday at the new Infinity Convention Centre. The Indo-Canadian community-based organization, named after the Hindi word for heartbeat, has raised more than $10 million in charitable donations since it began 15 years…
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AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards celebrate some of Ottawa’s most tireless supporters

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BY: Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal.    Three sisters raise awareness over youth homelessness after the oldest comes face-to-face with a teenage girl begging for change outside their neighbourhood grocery store. A man toils away at a car dealership for 59 years while quietly serving as a shining example of service to his community. Thousands of…
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The Foundation WCPD marks anniversary ahead of Ottawa Philanthropy Awards gala

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BY: Caroline Phillips, Ottawa Business Journal.  While most people are philanthropic for altruistic reasons, such as their love for all mankind, there’s also a very practical reason for why people give back: to give their hard-earned dollars to charity rather than the Tax Man. For the past three decades, Ottawa-based boutique financial services firm The…
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Tazania Gov demands $190 billion in back taxes and fines

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Acacia Mining (LON:ACA), Tanzania’s No.1 gold producer, announced Monday that it will reduce operational activity at its Bulyanhulu Gold Mine. “The decision was driven by unsustainable cash outflows at the mine due to the concentrate ban and the operating environment,” officials said in a statement. Acacia is in the midst of a bitter dispute with…
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Ottawa Philanthropy Awards announce 2017 recipients

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The AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards has announced its seven esteemed award recipients that will be honoured at the big gala event on November 14. Presented by The Foundation (WCPD), which is serving as Title Sponsor for the second consecutive year, the AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards (known as “The Phils”) brings together some of the brightest…
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Mining giants losing their grip on global market as local governments push back

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DANIELLE BOCHOVE , Bloomberg News Outnumbered and outflanked, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. chief executive officer Richard Adkerson made an about-face. Only months before, Mr. Adkerson had dismissed the idea of selling a majority stake in the Phoenix-based company’s flagship Indonesian copper-and-gold mine to local investors. But, seated beside government officials in Jakarta last week, the veteran executive told…
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Foundation supports AFP Leadership Retreat

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In this country’s 150th year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) held its annual retreat in the nation’s capital last month, with the Foundation (WCPD) serving as a networking sponsor. The AFP Canadian Leadership Retreat brought together fundraising professionals, consultants and leaders from all across Canada to share ideas, discuss best practices and carve out…
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The benefits of a strategic investment approach to charitable giving

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By: Tim Cestnick, Special to The Globe and Mail. Published Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 Our family supports some children in Third World countries with a monthly donation. It costs us about $30 each month for each child. It’s amazing what Compassion Canada and World Vision can do with $30 each month to help a child…
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