According to many investment industry leaders, financial advisors in Canada are facing a significant business threat. As enormous wealth continues to transfer between generations—Manulife has estimated the figure at approximately $1 trillion between 2016 and 2026—advisors run the risk of losing long-standing client relationships when family assets pass from the wealth builder generation to their […]
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Generational succession isn’t just a consideration for wealthier families looking for the most effective way to pass wealth to their heirs. It has a major impact on advisors, as well. Financial planning and portfolio management firms—even lawyers and accountants—spend years (sometimes decades) building relationships with wealth builders. But when those individuals pass away, their children […]
The thousands of Canadian philanthropists who give generously each year to their preferred causes share some common characteristics. Namely, their kindness is selfless and their dedication to making a difference tends to be utterly relentless. They give not only because they can, but because it’s a key part of their personal identity. National Philanthropy Day […]
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 […]
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 […]
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