2013

Moving forward in partnership with Indigenous youth

The Globe and Mail recently published an op-ed written by Erin Montour and Stephen Huddart of the Foundation. This editorial argues that Indigenous youth are poised to change their future, and that community organizations must establish meaningful relationships with them to help make that happen. The piece, entitled “Indigenous Partners Not Prisoners,” provides examples from […]

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New Publication: Good Sport

The Foundation’s Sport for Development initiative drew upon sport’s ability to shape both individual character and communities at large. Over the years, this initiative supported hundreds of community-based sport projects; influenced the development of provincial and national sport policy; and promoted the skills development of community sport leaders. It is currently winding down. Good Sport […]

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Support for Early Childhood Development

The Foundation and the Government of Manitoba are working together to establish a million-dollar Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund, the first of its kind in Canada. In a partnership with United Way of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council and the business community, the fund is being seeded by a $500,000 investment from the Foundation, […]

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JUMP Math in the News

Grantee JUMP Math has been making headlines. The October issue of Scientific American Mind contained an article by founder John Mighton. It cites a randomized controlled study funded by the Foundation – showing that students progress twice as fast when using JUMP as they do when taught by conventional means. As math scores decline across […]

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Farms to Cafeteria Canada Report

According to a new report released by Foundation grantee Farm to Cafeteria Canada, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is growing in almost every province and territory in Canada. The report Local Foods: Canadian Schools, Campuses, and Health Care Facilities Speak Up (2013) is the first Canadian survey of its […]

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Food Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs promoting healthy, local and sustainable food

The Foundation is partnering with Food Secure Canada to offer Food Business Boot Camp, a program combining online and in-person training as well as one-on-one coaching and mentoring from food business experts. It is open to non-profits, charities, cooperatives and small businesses. This program, which includes a series of eight webinars and a two-day workshop […]

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Ontario Government Supports Social Enterprise

The Ontario Government recently released Impact: A Social Enterprise Strategy for Ontario, a report that outlines Ontario’s thriving social enterprise sector and the government’s plans to support a new generation of social innovators. A number of our grantees and partners were highlighted for their contribution to the social enterprise movement, including JUMP Math, Social Venture […]

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Reviving Reciprocity: All My Relations Gathering

The Circle of Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is holding its 3rd annual gathering October 21-23 in Toronto. This gathering will allow those engaging in the Aboriginal philanthropic sector in Canada to connect with one another and gain access to new research, innovation and learning. Click here for details. As a contribution to this […]

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Announcing The Kathleen Laing Memorial Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the creation of The Kathleen Laing Memorial Scholarships to support students leaving the foster care system and entering post-secondary education. Annually, five students from across Canada will be awarded scholarships of $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years. The scholarship is named in honour of Mrs. Kathleen Laing, […]

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Community Foundations of Canada Releases Vital Signs Report

Community Foundations of Canada has released Vital Signs, an annual national report focused on issues in our communities and our country. This year’s edition, Fertile Ground: Sowing the seeds of change in Canada’s food system, explores our relationship with food and asks how communities can mobilize locally to build a better food system for the future. […]

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