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Having a conversation about giving with a child may seem a little awkward, but it is beneficial in the long run. It helps them become mindful of important issues and active members of the community. Research also shows that talking to children about charity has a greater impact on them than role modelling alone. Though […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Every now and then we discover individuals doing amazing things for charity (check out Maya Farrel’s story on how she swam across Lake Ontario). We discovered another amazing group performing a similar feat for a great cause. Gould Lake Outdoor Education staff in Kingston, Ontario are paddling from their hometown to Ottawa, in what they […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Earlier this summer, we saw this story of a young athlete’s attempt to swim 52 km across Lake Ontario for charity. When we discovered that the young philanthropist, Maya Farrell, is part of our Chimp community, we had to reach out and learn more about her remarkable experience. The inspiration behind the swim came from […]

Charity Matters

Philanthropy can be taught in many ways. For children and youth, it can be taught right where learning happens: in school. For the elementary school students at Vancouver Hebrew Academy (VHA), being charitable is one of the most important concepts taught throughout their curriculum. Their vision is to inspire all students who walk through its doors […]

Charity Matters

On July 9, 2016, Chimp went out to celebrate the community at the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party. To amplify the positive vibes of this event, we partnered with Vancouver-based artist and photographer Eyoälha Baker from the Jump for Joy Photography Project and photographed friends, families, and individuals expressing their happiness by jumping for […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to share the story of LGBTQ activist and refugee, Danny Ramadan. His incredible journey from Syria to Vancouver is available in part one and part two of our On Purpose series. Although he faced challenges coming to Canada, his poignant story inspired many Canadians to address the issue […]

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Giving Tuesday is just around the corner — and with it, the beginning of giving season. North Americans give more generously throughout December than in any other month, which makes the last third of the year prime fundraising time for Canadian and US charities. For charities looking to maximize giving season donations, the single most […]

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Recently, I had the good fortune of participating in the Digital Storytelling Conference. And I was honoured when asked to facilitate the Charity Luncheon beforehand. There were so many great questions that came up over our sandwiches, that I wanted to share them here. More so, I wanted to harness the power of community to […]

How To

Recently, I had the good fortune of participating in the Digital Storytelling Conference. And I was honoured when asked to facilitate the Charity Luncheon beforehand. There were so many great questions that came up over our sandwiches, that I wanted to share them here. More so, I wanted to harness the power of community to […]