Twinkle Gala burns bright for NICU

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There are few causes more emotional than support for neonatal care. And yet, while premature or critically ill babies are society’s most vulnerable patients, we often miss the mark in ensuring these newborns receive the fundraising they deserve, according to Dr. Pradeep Merchant, perinatologist and site chief of neonatology at the Civic campus of the…
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WCPD helps launch Ottawa Giving Guide

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The WCPD Foundation has come on board as a Founding Partner and Sponsor of Ottawa’s first ever ‘Giving Guide’ , an annual publication seeking to unite the city’s robust philanthropic community. The landmark guide is in collaboration with the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Ottawa Chapter. Published by OBJ…
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Win-win tax strategy: donating stocks to charity

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By: PAUL BRENT. Special to The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Mar. 24, 2017  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Each year Ottawa seems to tighten up the tax rules a bit more by closing loopholes and seeking a bigger haul…
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WCPD wins grant for Lake Joseph Centre

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When Avesta Alani lost her sight, her ambition went with it. She was only 8 years old at the time. Alani, who is gifted academically, aspired to do great things. But blindness impacted her beyond how she physically saw the world. “A lot of those ambitions were locked in my mind,” she said.  “They turned into dreams….
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Breakfast uplifts less fortunate during holiday season

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As we enter the home stretch of the holiday season, WCPD Inc. seeks to uplift those in our community that help the less fortunate. Earlier this month, WCPD Inc. purchased a corporate table at the Christmas Cheer Breakfast in support of the Shepherd’s of Good Hope Foundation. Peter Nicholson, the Founder and President of WCPD…
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WCPD sponsors ‘best philanthropy awards to date’

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Ottawa’s philanthropic community is buzzing following a near record turnout at its annual gala,  with its chief organizer calling it “definitely the best Philanthropy Awards to date”. The 22nd Annual AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards, otherwise known as The Phils, filled the Shaw Centre to the brim last month with many of the nation’s capital’s movers and…
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Nicholson donates Bauer Tour to philanthropists

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A group of Canadian philanthropists enjoyed a beautiful day of cycling in Niagara wine country last month, courtesy of a donation by Peter Nicholson, the President of WCPD Inc and the WCPD Foundation. At the cycling group’s helm was Steve Bauer, a legendary figure in the sport, who is the only Canadian to ever win…
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WCPD takes swing at global poverty

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On August 22, WCPD Inc. proudly participated in the 2016 World Partnership Golf Tournament in support of Aga Khan Foundation Canada. As the only national golf event dedicated to fighting poverty in Asia and Africa, the WCPD team was proud to hit the links and help raise money for this worthwhile cause. Golfers enjoyed perfect weather…
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How investors can profit from the resource rout

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By : THANE STENNER; Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 7:17PM EST\ Last updated Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 7:17PM EST As the year draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of the year that was, and to think about what worked, what didn’t and why. This year, it isn’t exactly…
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WCPD Foundation nears $100M in giving

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As we enter the home stretch for 2014, the WCPD Foundation is nearing a substantial landmark: $100 million in total donations, assisted by flow-through shares. While clients of Wealth, Creation, Preservation & Donation Inc. (WCPD) have given generously this year, it has also been healthy for their investment portfolios. “Flow-through shares are an exceptional vehicle…
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WCPD supports launch of CMHR

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Wealth, Creation, Preservation and Donation (WCPD Inc.) attended the grand opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) last month after helping to secure millions in donations. The big event in Winnipeg, representing years of development and more than $350 million in investment, was indeed the hottest ticket in town, with museum staff turning…
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WCPD supports at-risk youth in Bahamas

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When it comes to racing cars on a professional circuit, crossing the finish line first is all that matters. But for dozens of under-privileged children in the Bahamas, the journey to the track is far more important than winning. This month, Wealth, Creation, Preservation and Donation Inc. (WCPD) made a contribution to an innovative program…
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