Great Canadian ESG Championships

McConnell joins the Great Canadian ESG Championship: a $90M competition to identify Canada’s best approaches to responsible investing

Learn more

Year in Review 2021

  A first edition As the McConnell Foundation celebrates its 85th year, we are grateful for the vision and generosity of J.W. McConnell, whose original gift has allowed us to continue to work in partnership with many organizations to advance a resilient, inclusive and sustainable society that can successfully address its complex challenges. With this […]

Learn more

Electrifying! Innovative community investments for Earth Day 

McConnell funding partner, Tapestry Community Capital (Tapestry) supports organizations to bring their socially and environmentally impactful projects to life through community investment.

Learn more

Our new Funding and Partnerships Guide! 

As part of our ongoing efforts to be more responsive, accountable and transparent, we recently changed our application process to make applying for funding easier and more accessible. Our next step is to share our Funding and Partnerships Guide. With helpful background and information on our funding protocols and decision making criteria, we hope this […]

Learn more

A message from our CEO on the crisis in Ukraine

We all watch with heavy hearts the humanitarian disaster unfolding as war grips Ukraine. To date, more than 3.6 million people have fled the violence, many of them women and children.  War, violence and abuses of human rights, whether in Canada or anywhere in the world, call on us to reflect on our humanity and ask […]

Learn more

Application Orientation Webinar

We invite you to mark your calendar for Thursday, January 20 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST for the Application Orientation webinar on our new application process.     This will be an opportunity to explore the new application process and learn how it works with our focus areas. There will also be time […]

Learn more

A Holiday Message from Lili-Anna Pereša

Another unusual year has passed as we continue to adapt to our pandemic reality. The holiday season is approaching with, I hope, moments of comfort and wonder.   The holiday season is approaching with, I hope, moments of comfort and wonder. Witnessing the exceptional work of all our partners, I can feel, and am in […]

Learn more

Solutions Finance Accelerator: Profile series

Discover the nine members of the Solutions Finance Accelerator (SFA). These nine organizations have developed innovative financial tools during 2020 and 2021 that are contributing to a vibrant social finance market. They are disrupting the traditional means of structuring their business models, be it by leveraging technologies or applying new financial mechanisms to advance the […]

Learn more

Kaleidoscope Social Impact: Empowering community development through innovative finance

The Solution Finance Accelerator, whose first cohort ran from 2020-2021,  contributes to a vision of a vibrant social finance marketplace with efficient and effective investment capital flowing to social and environmental development at scale. The SFA aims to expand the Canadian social finance marketplace by supporting a group of impact investing intermediaries to develop and […]

Learn more

Community response to COVID: How the CNIB adapted to serve

Community Response to COVID-19 McConnell’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was created to provide short-term support for community organizations facing increased demands, and to help them respond to new opportunities during the first few months of the pandemic. The fund was designed to respond to the immediate and unprecedented need to support community organizations as they […]

Learn more