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News 12 October 2022

Updating our Communities funding strategy

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Announcing winners of Great Canadian ESG Championships

As co-investors of the Great Canadian ESG Championships – a responsible investing competition developed and led by the Trottier Foundation – we are pleased to announce the winners of the [...]

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Updating our Communities funding strategy

We are pleased to share that we have updated the strategy for our Communities focus area. Going forward, we aim to support community resilience through amplifying the leadership of equity-deserving [...]

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McConnell to adjust active funding in response to impact of inflation

In August of this year, annual inflation reached 7 per cent. Rising costs have placed an enormous strain on the resources of non-profits. With household budgets strained, economic hardship has [...]

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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 [...]

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Announcing our Indigenous Housing Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that Dominique Collin has joined the Foundation for an 18-month fellowship focusing on Indigenous housing. The McConnell fellowship program enhances our capacity to respond to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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