The law of unintended consequences is usually applied with ruthless precision when it comes to public policy. Governments often employ common sense solutions, only to understand months, years or decades later how their decisions created significant challenges for the very stakeholders or institutions they sought to help. And so it is with some federal political […]
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This is the third in our new Donor Connect series, an initiative designed to share giving ideas and to highlight the great work of the many not-for-profits supported by the Canada Gives’ family of foundation funders. In this piece, we highlight a Canada Gives Foundation account holder’s efforts to help Canada’s Afghan allies left behind […]
One of the joys of having significant wealth is the satisfaction that comes with being able to one day give some or all of it away—either through sustained philanthropy over a lifetime, or in the form of an estate gift. But while many wealthier families in Canada trust a family office to manage their financial, […]
This is the second in our new Donor Connect series, an initiative designed to share giving ideas and to highlight the great work of the many not-for-profits supported by the Canada Gives’ family of foundation funders. In this installment–an award program like no other in Canada. Dennis Perry grew up enjoying the wilderness of British […]
For the many wealthy Canadians who decide they want to give back in a more organized manner—often to enhance the impact of their philanthropy or because they want to involve the next generation in the process—they’ll eventually face a choice of how best to structure their charitable giving. While there are many options, it usually […]
This is the first in our new Donor Connect series, an initiative designed to share giving ideas and to highlight the great work of the many not-for-profits supported by Canada Gives donor clients. In this installment, we profile CAWST–a charity that provides clean water, sanitation and hygiene services to communities in the developing world–and the […]
The COVID-19 crisis has reminded us of many things. One is the unlimited kindness and generosity of our donor client community. They’ve stepped up to support countless charities and various non-profit organizations, almost all of which have seen their fundraising efforts directly impaired by the coronavirus pandemic and related social-distancing protocols. That’s the bright side […]
With the record deficits and aggressive new program spending of the 2021 federal budget, most headlines focused on the fact that Ottawa chose not to increase income, capital gains or corporate taxes. But what got far less attention was the funding devoted to helping the non-profit sector weather (what we hope) is the final stage […]
When most of us think of sizeable charitable gifts—or in some cases an estate gift—our minds turn to well-heeled philanthropists cutting hefty cheques in support of their favourite causes. And quite often, that is the case. But as experienced donors will point out, supporting the charitable sector isn’t merely about donating cash. Virtually any type […]
A recurring theme among Canada Gives’ donor advised fund clients is the sheer joy they experience from philanthropy. They often remind us that one of the most satisfying aspects of accumulating significant wealth is having the opportunity to give it away to the causes that mean the most to them. Building a lasting legacy, preferably […]
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