2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: prepare, mark and honour

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on September 30, honours Survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, and their families and communities. This year we have partnered with Atikamekw artist Eruoma Awashish, who draws on the theme of healing in her work, to evoke three key moments in the long journey of […]

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Equity, diversity and inclusion in climate action in Canada: the role of philanthropy

Intersectionality and social justice movements are transforming the way climate change is addressed. For philanthropy to be part of this transformation, funders need to be involved in identifying the systemic barriers that individuals and communities face. In this way, they can work together to help overcome the obstacles to address the climate crisis.   In their […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

For Summer Solstice / National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honour our partners across the land and their work with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Read more

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Impact Investing Report 2021

The 3rd edition of the Impact Investing Report is now available!  Our third annual Impact Investing Report provides an update on our 2021 allocation of our impact investing portfolio and shares some portfolio level data. It highlights the diversity of approaches with which impact investing managers are using capital to make extraordinary contributions to social […]

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Great Canadian ESG Championships

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

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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