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Today marks the fourth and final instalment in the State of Giving in Canada, an independent study conducted by the Angus Reid Institute into how Canadians support charity. To learn more about the study, you can check out my first article in the series. The final section of this study looks at how new Canadians—recent […]

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If you’re a millennial, you’re used to getting blamed for everything. Earlier generations seem to relish heaping abuse upon you. From homeownership to diamonds, millennials are apparently wiping out the cornerstones of adult consumerism. Articles that point the finger at your generation have achieved meme status. Google “millennials  are killing” and you’ll find many often […]

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What’s stopping you from supporting charity? If you’re like nearly one-third of Canadians, you want to do more for charity. But something is getting in the way. In last week’s post, I looked at the first of four parts that make up the independent study conducted by our partner, the Angus Reid Institute, the State […]

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Ethnic Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing Myanmar (also known as Burma) to escape mass atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces in what is considered ethnic cleansing and one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises. That’s why the Government of Canada is teaming up with charities and everyday donors to help. The Rohingya, a mostly […]

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The days are getting shorter, temperatures are about to take a dip, and the onslaught of back to school sales has begun: it’s the end of summer. As the kids lace up their new shoes and head to class, it’s important to remember that not every youth, family, neighbourhood, or town has access to the […]

Charity MattersHow To

How would you like to give $1,000 to your favourite charity? Sounds pretty great, but how many of us can really afford to write a big cheque to a charity whenever the impulse to give kicks in? Probably not many of us. But fear not, you can give like a wealthy philanthropist, it just takes […]

Charity MattersHow To

Watching the news in recent years, particularly in Western Canada, it would be easy to conclude that wildfires are becoming more frequent and more severe. The Fort McMurray fire required the evacuation of all of the town’s 80,000 residents. Prince George, British Columbia is currently inundated with evacuees from surrounding communities under threat of looming […]

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Canada 150 is upon us, stirring up celebrations across the country, along with controversy. For some, it’s a time to recognize the achievements and progress of our country and rally around our shared beliefs and aspirations. While on the other hand, it’s a challenging time for Indigenous groups as Canada 150 represents a fraught past […]