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Ten Actions to Accelerate University Social Impact

Canadian university presidents collaborated for five years from 2017 – 2022 to accelerate their universities as a greater force for good. Supported by the McConnell Foundation, a group of 30 [...]

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Impact Investing Report 2021

Our third annual Impact Investing Report provides an update on our 2021 allocation of our impact investing portfolio.

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Year in Review 2021

For our first Year in Review, we shine a light on the work of our partners and share an overview of our finances for 2021.

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Funding and Partnerships Guide

Funding and Partnerships Guide

The guide provides information on what types of funding partnerships we engage in and how we assess proposals.

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Application Orientation Webinar Video and Slides (2022)

The application orientation webinar provides an overview of our focus areas as well as the new process for applying for McConnell Foundation funding.

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McConnell Foundation Sample Application and Instructions

This document provides instructions and a sample application for our focus area funding streams.

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Build Back Better: The Role of Post-Secondary Institutions in Supporting Community Resilience

COVID-19 has demonstrated our collective need for increased social, economic and environmental resilience. This pandemic has often been framed as a ‘rehearsal’ – only one of many future crises. In [...]

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Employee Social Purpose Lifecycle Tool

This is a tool for human resource professionals at post-secondary institutions whose strategic plans include commitments to community engagement, Indigenous reconciliation, social impact, sustainability, social justice, social change, and social [...]

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The Role of Universities in Society

The intersecting crises of the pandemic, soaring inequality, the climate emergency, and the urgent need to combat systemic racism, are driving universities to raise big questions about their role as [...]

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