Economy

Funding announcements – Food Rx Fund

Funding announcements – Food Rx Fund   Food Rx: COVID-19 Patient Food Security Fund, from the Nourish initiative, will provide targeted funding over the next three months so that health care organizations can increase their capacity to meet the needs of their patients for whom the pandemic has created, or is exacerbating, food insecurity.   […]

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund now closed

The McConnell Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is now closed to applications. Since its launch on May 5, 2020, the Fund has received an overwhelming response.  If you have started a draft application in our granting portal but have not yet submitted, please do so prior to June 5. The team is continuously reviewing applications […]

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Supporting Alberta businesses and strengthening community resilience during COVID-19

EDMONTON, May 14, 2020 – Many communities are looking for ways to support local businesses that are struggling to survive the COVID-19 lockdown and the reopening of the economy. In response, Community Wealth Sharing, an initiative of the McConnell Foundation, is launching a pilot project to support Alberta businesses by working with ATB and its […]

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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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Highlights from spring federal budget

Foundation staff kept an eye on the federal budget of March 19, given the potential implications for many in the social sector. The Social Finance Fund, first announced late last year, was a major highlight. We learned that professional investment managers will be in charge of the Fund, and will look for a minimum of […]

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