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Seana O'Neill was sitting on her dock on Clement Lake in Wilberforce, Ontario, in the early summer of 2002, when she realized that once she returned to Toronto for work her Haliburton-area...
Bryan Adams was recently honoured with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Juno Awards in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, which he was unable to accept in person when the...
When executives with the Canadian branch of the Baskin Robbins ice cream parlour chain went looking for a cause to support, they followed their U.S. counterpart and chose firefighters, the very men...
It might be Global Medic’s quick-draw approach to disaster response that has led some to brand them as cowboys in the aid world. It could also be the piss and vinegar commitment its executive...
Harvey McKinnon has made a lot of money for a lot of non-profits. By his own estimation, the author of 2008’s 11 Questions Every Donor Asks and founder of Canadian fundraising consultancy...
Abbas Jahangiri permits himself a wry smile as he recalls his startling switch from Toronto-based entrepreneur to philanthropist maintaining an almost inhuman schedule performing humanitarian works...
For musician/producer Darcy Ataman, founder of Canadian Artists for African Aid Inc., a.k.a. “Song For Africa,” what began as his  “little contribution to the world” is...
Sometimes losing something that means everything can lead to a calling that means so much more. Such is the case for Wendy Huntbatch who in 1993 founded the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs, British...
In 2010, unless your name is Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, it’s unlikely anyone is going to declare you a pioneer. Though she’s not quite as famous, Toronto-based fashion designer Izzy...
Whether abandoned by overwhelmed pet owners, saved from slaughterhouses or discarded due to disability, an unusual collection of animals have lucked out in finding forever homes at the Snooters Farm...

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