Climate

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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Fair Finance Fund: Growing local innovations for a sustainable food system

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 […]

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Reclaiming the power of food — Interview with Jane Rabinowicz of SeedChange

SeedChange works to improve farmers’ livelihoods, increase biodiversity, and promote seed and food sovereignty — critical components in the health of people and of the ecosystems that sustain us. This interview with Jane Rabinowicz, Executive Director, has been edited for length and readability. SeedChange, as reflected by its name-change from USC (Unitarian Service Committee) Canada […]

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For Greta, with gratitude

You’ve made us realize that it is time for a rethink, and for courageous action. In 1946, Albert Einstein, spurred by the knowledge that the threat of nuclear annihilation meant that humanity needed to displace war as a means of resolving human conflict, ran an ad in the New York Times that read in part: […]

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Job opportunity: Senior Program Officer

The McConnell Foundation is currently recruiting a Senior Program Officer to join its team on a full-time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and managing a portfolio of grants related to our strategic orientations, including our focus on advancing reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples […]

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How forests fight climate change – Interview with Daimen Hardie and Zach Melanson of Community Forests International

Community Forests International is a New Brunswick-based environmental non-profit, working to connect people and their communities to the forests that sustain them. This interview with two of the co-founders, Daimen Hardie and Zach Melanson, has been edited for length and readability. You operate in rural Africa (Pemba Island, in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar in […]

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Join McConnell Foundation to help make a difference in Canada

The McConnell Foundation is currently recruiting a Program Officer to join its team in Montreal on a full-time, permanent basis. The successful candidate would be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and a portfolio of grants related to our strategic orientations, including our focus on building a low-carbon economy in Canada.  As […]

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Accelerate action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals : ESDC launches call for proposals

The Government of Canada launched a call for proposals on an ongoing basis under the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program for 2019-2020 to support and leverage the work of stakeholders furthering Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Organizations interested in receiving up to $100,000 in grant funding for one-year projects aimed at building awareness, increasing […]

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Ode to the Hospital Tray

Take a close look. You may see a hospital tray… but we see a platform. McConnell’s Nourish initiative believes that food is fundamental to patient, community and planetary health and wellbeing. Join the movement: www.nourishhealthcare.ca

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The Revised Canada Food Guide

An essential step toward sustainable food systems Canada’s new Food Guide was finally released this week. The Guide goes beyond recommending what to eat, and provides simple guidance on how to eat, such as cooking from scratch when possible. Many view the Guide as an essential step towards more sustainable food systems, because of its […]

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