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Supporting newcomers through storytelling and mentorship

Victoria Foundation grants support the community organizations helping newcomers to Canada establish a sense of belonging. From language barriers to finding a job or...

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Community foundations support more than 1,700 local projects for Canada’s 150th

(OTTAWA, ON) – The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is bringing people together and building a greater sense of belonging through hundreds of local projects...

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Highlights from the Belong 2017 Community Foundations Conference

Thank you once again to everyone who joined us for the Belong 2017 Community Foundations Conference. More than 750 community and philanthropic leaders from...

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Music, food and Indigenous art just a few ways southwestern Manitoba is celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial

Starting this August, folks passing by the corner of Rosser and 7th Street in downtown Brandon, Manitoba, will have reason to pause and look...

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Philanthropy leaders from across Canada and around the world gather to make our communities more welcoming and inclusive

(OTTAWA, ON)  – Building communities where everyone belongs. That’s the focus for more than 700 community builders and philanthropic leaders from across Canada and...

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Ottawa Mayor and Tourism Board extend welcome to Belong 2017 participants

With as many as 700 people expected to attend the 2017 Community Foundations Conference, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of...

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Watch a live stream of Belong 2017 on Facebook

Tune into Belong 2017 via Facebook Live With less than a week to go until the Belong 2017 Community Foundations Conference, we have some...

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Witness Blanket monument stands as a symbol of reconciliation at Belong 2017 conference

The first time that Sandra Richardson encountered artist and master carver Carey Newman’s “Witness Blanket”—a massive, mostly wooden 40-foot sculpture built from hundreds of remnants from...

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Governor General of Canada to open Belong 2017 Conference

We’re just three short weeks from welcoming 700 community and philanthropy leaders to Ottawa-Gatineau! Between the All My Relations gathering (May 9-11), pre-conference program...

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Community Foundations of Canada announces new CEO building on culture of shared leadership, innovation and growth

(OTTAWA, ON) – Ahead of its international conference in Ottawa-Gatineau this May, Board Chair Victoria Grant and President Ian Bird, on behalf of Community...

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65,000 community volunteers get behind local activities for Canada’s 150th

(OTTAWA, ON) – With Canada’s 150th upon us, tens of thousands of volunteers across the country are taking part in 2017 activities supported by communities participating...

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Two ecologically-minded projects put water at the centre of the sesquicentennial story

An important part of marking Canada’s 150th is paying tribute to something that’s been here a lot, lot longer—the Earth. Among many other priorities,...

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