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From community development to environmental causes, Partnerships for Change celebrates the Canadian communities and organizations that are joining together for direct action and sustainable change.

Blending Philanthropy and Investment Makes an Impact

Donors and foundations are seeking new ways to increase the impact their funds have on social and environmental issues, leading to integrated solutions.

Glennon Doyle on the Power of Connecting with Other People

Glennon Doyle, author and founder of charitable organization Together Rising, shares her insights on what it takes to make a meaningful difference.

COVID-19 Inspires New Approaches to Corporate-Community Partnerships

Volunteer Canada’s recent research on the impacts of COVID-19 shows what non-profits need — both in terms of funding, and in terms of volunteer power.

Together, We Can Finance a Sustainable Tomorrow

Jay-Ann Gilfoy, CEO of Vancity Community Investment Bank, on the importance of values-based banking for organizations and the communities they serve.

How Indigenous Communities Are Ensuring Food Security

CTFC’s partnerships with Indigenous communities across Canada are building sustainable, self-sufficient food systems to end food insecurity for good.

Canadians Can Make a Positive Impact with DAFs

Nicola Elkins from the Benefaction Foundation explains why donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a great option for Canadians who want to make a difference.

Black Opportunity Fund: Grassroots Funding with Long-Term Impact

Colin Lynch from Black Opportunity Fund shares his insights on how partnerships with organizations will make a meaningful difference for Black Canadians.

Food Banks Canada: Partnerships for Purpose

When need is high but many can’t contribute to charities, a clear purpose and track record of relieving food insecurity is what sets Food Banks Canada apart.

Why Investing in Community Housing Is a Good Idea

Supporting affordable housing helps to create healthy, economically-stable communities — and contributes to post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

Supporting Youth and Economic Recovery: A Win-Win

Wage funding programs like those from ECO Canada make building a strong workforce of young environmental professionals easier than ever.

We can Build Back Better if We Put People and the Planet First

A strong recovery from COVID-19 will require more than a vaccine: it will demand measures that restore health to our society, our economy, and our planet.

An Open Letter to Erin O’Toole

An open letter to leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Erin O’Toole, from the Small Change Fund about the value of local environmental groups.

See the Value in Your Values with Responsible Investments

Mary Robinson from the Responsible Investment Association discusses what it means to invest with purpose and why it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Outcomes Funding Can Help Non-Profits Unlock New Capital

Non-profits need help unlocking new funding to pay for the social programs they deliver as communities deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impact Investing and the Business Case for Sustainability

The Co-operators, efforts to integrate and embed sustainability into their business are informed by their long-term vision.

On the Quest for Cleaner Energy with Carbon Capture Technology

Over five years, Shell’s Quest carbon capture and storage facility in Alberta captured the amount of CO2 equal to the annual emissions from about 1.25 million cars.

Venture for Canada Is Building a Better, More Innovative Canada

Venture for Canada is helping developing the entrepreneurial generation that Canada needs by providing crucial funding and mentorship to startups.

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