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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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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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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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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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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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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