Foundations

The Slaight Family Foundation, one of Toronto’s most wide-reaching and generous philanthropic family foundations, is divvying up $30 million to 19 Canadian organizations offering mental health...
Though the streets may seem awfully quiet with a lack of marches this International Women’s Day, there is no shortage of virtual events aimed at bringing positive change and empowering women...
The Tragically Hip will receive the Music Canada-sponsored Humanitarian Award at this year’s 50th annual Juno Awards ceremony. The Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists...
The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival will look a little different this year without the usual frenzy of activity coming from the Rideau Canal. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the dragon boat races...
Today is the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, where Bell supports mental health initiatives in Canada by donating five cents for: every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #...
NB. This interview for Samaritanmag first ran in March 2014, and has been republished following his death Jan. 23, 2021 after being admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with...
Black Eyed Peas rapper and solo artist will.i.am has launched a $5 million American Dream Fund campaign to encourage STEAM education for students in underserved communities. The GoFundMe...
Singer/actor Tom Jackson hasn't let the global COVID-19 pandemic stop him from doing the 33rd annual Huron Carole charitable concert series. While the 72-year-old Companion of the Order of...
While the release of Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes' fourth album Wonder today is a really big deal, what may actually end up being a bigger deal are the positives that may come out of his Wonder...
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has unveiled the first grant recipients from the $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund created to battle environmental destruction. The Earth Fund will distribute $791...

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