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Sixty-five per cent of Fortune 500 companies support their employees in giving. Does yours?   Employees are increasingly looking for purpose and meaning at work, beyond compensation for doing their jobs. Team members of all ages, and millennials in particular, want to participate in — and be supported in — giving back and creating social impact […]

Charity Matters

In the month since the tragic image of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi’s body, washed up on a Turkish beach after his liferaft sank, brought greater awareness – and action – to the refugee crisis in Syria and other parts of the world, we’ve seen a steady influx of stories and images reinforcing the severity of the […]

Charity Matters

It’s the calm before the storm at the narrow annex of Queen Alexandra Elementary School. Volunteers scurry around to get the last bags lined up on the long school tables. Each plastic bag contains an assortment of food items: canned tuna, ready-made meals, apple juice and fresh fruit. “We have Backpack Buddies today”, a loudspeaker […]

Charity Matters

To help you make the most of your donation, Chimp has picked four charities delivering effective care to refugees right now. On top of that, Vancouver BMW Ducati is generously matching every dollar you give up to $100 per donation. Give now Over the last few weeks, disturbing images of refugees crammed on makeshift boats, […]

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If you’ve recently visited the Vancouver Aquarium, the Central Library or strolled along the False Creek seawall, you probably came across a scenario like this: a brightly painted piano played by a random stranger surrounded by a small crowd of bystanders tapping their feet to the rhythm. What you stumbled upon is Vancouver’s latest public piano […]

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“It’s a really awkward weight, very unbalanced and hard to carry,” says Nate Lepp, Executive Director of the Africa Community Technical Service Society (ACTS). The words come out laboured as he’s struggling to balance a large, yellow jerry can filled with water on this head. Alongside him, roughly 40 Vancouverites are making their way down […]

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Competition is heating up for Tech’s Got Talent, a Vancouver tech sector fundraising event co-hosted by Chimp and Plenty of Fish. Twenty tech companies have signed up to take their best talent out of the office and put them in the spotlight where they’ll lip synch their hearts out for a good cause. Each participating […]

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Collaboration is a powerful tool in addressing challenges and driving change — in fact, it’s what makes us humans special. And it makes perfect sense! When we team up, we combine our collective strengths and resources to maximize reach and impact. That’s the idea behind the Humanitarian Coalition (HC), a public foundation that helps survivors […]

PeopleCharity Matters

At first, the symptoms of Tyler Maskell’s illness were subtle: sleeplessness, anxiety, and missed school days. His mom Liane thought “it’s just the teen years hitting” and had some heart-to-heart conversations with her son. As Tyler’s behaviour became increasingly erratic, however, it became clear to the Maskells that something was seriously wrong.  A few month before […]

Charity Matters

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Scott Harrison (above, right) into the Chimp offices. The founder and CEO of charity: water, the New York-based charity working to bring clean water to developing nations, shared details about his charity’s unique approach, and how that has led to its success. He launched charity: water with two […]