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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Our commitment to contributing to racial justice in Canada

The systemic racism against Black and Indigenous communities and people of colour (BIPOC) has taken on renewed significance for everyone working at the Foundation since the senseless deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Chantel Moore in New Brunswick, and so many others. These tragic incidents are representative of a brutal history and centuries of injustice […]

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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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Supporting local merchants and strengthening community resilience during COVID-19

OTTAWA, April 29, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis is putting thousands of small owner-operated merchants and restaurants in jeopardy. Having to pay fixed costs while revenues dwindle — in some cases to zero — they risk having to shut down and declare bankruptcy. That’s why the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (BIA) and Crowdfund Canada […]

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Extending retirement security to the non-profit sector: Interview with Alex Mazer of Common Wealth

Common Wealth is a business dedicated to expanding access to retirement security. This interview with founding partner, Alex Mazer, focuses on the Common Good Retirement Plan, currently in development. The transcript has been edited for length and clarity.   Could you briefly explain the scale of the financial security problem in the non-profit sector that […]

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Financial empowerment: taking individuals from survival to prosperity — Interview with Liz Mulholland of Prosper Canada

Prosper Canada is a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation. It focuses on developing and promoting financial policies, programs and resources that improve the financial health of people with low incomes. This interview with Liz Mulholland, CEO, has been edited for length and readability. […]

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