Welcoming Manulife as CKX Catalytic Partner

In November 2014, more than 400 leaders and community change-makers from across Canada descended on Toronto for the inaugural CKX Summit to explore how individuals, institutions and communities build and share community knowledge in the pursuit of social change.

Over the past year, the team at CFC, alongside our CKX partners and participants, have worked to build on the energy, momentum and enthusiasm generated at the summit and explore what’s next for the CKX platform. Together, we’ve mapped out an ambitious and exciting three-year journey that will take CKX across the country and culminate at a second national CKX Summit in Toronto in 2018.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Manulife will be joining us on this journey as our CKX Catalytic Partner. Over the last two years, Manulife has made a catalytic contribution to CKX through its vision, thought-leadership and sponsorship of our inaugural summit. With this announcement, we look forward to continuing to build on this important work together by acting on our shared commitment to the emerging field of community knowledge, and by continuing to create opportunities and spaces for community organizations, academic and research institutions, governments, funders and grantmakers, and engaged citizens to come together in the spirit of collaboration and openness.

Thank you to the teams at Manulife for their continued vision, dedication and support.

To learn more about this new partnership and next steps for CKX visit CKX.org

About Manulife

Manulife LogoManulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions. They operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. They provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2014, Manulife had 28,000 employees, 58,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers. At the end of September 2015, they had $883 billion (US$708 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months made more than $22 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers. Their principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where they have served customers for more than 100 years. With their global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, they trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

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