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Photo from streetview of the Woodnote building. When it opened in 2020, Woodnote was a milestone in nearly 10 years of work to reimagine the future of student housing. Located across from the iconic La Fontaine Park in Montreal, Woodnote has 144 rooms ranging from studios to four-bedroom apartments.

UTILE: A renewed approach to student housing to improve affordability for all

Throughout 2024, we will feature partners working on affordable housing solutions. We kickoff our partner spotlight series with UTILE.

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At the border of a lake surrounded by mountains, a large group of individuals stand in a circle around a fire pit. An Indigenous man with a long braid and a woman address them. This meeting happened at the Summer Institute, at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Yukon in 2019.

McConnell at a Glance

In recent years, McConnell has renewed its vision and mission, shifted our funding work to Communities, Reconciliation and Climate focus areas and announced a commitment to allocating 100% of our investment portfolio to impact by 2028. 

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Announcing winners of Great Canadian ESG Championships

As co-investors of the Great Canadian ESG Championships – a responsible investing competition developed and led by the Trottier Foundation – we are pleased to announce the winners of the $104.5M investment mandate, as well as the release of the Championship’s State of the Industry report, which takes a deep dive into the key trends […]

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Indigenous Beading - hands threading white, red, yellow and silver beads.

Impact Investing Report 2021

The 3rd edition of the Impact Investing Report is now available!  Our third annual Impact Investing Report provides an update on our 2021 allocation of our impact investing portfolio and shares some portfolio level data. It highlights the diversity of approaches with which impact investing managers are using capital to make extraordinary contributions to social […]

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COVID-19 as catalyst for increased collaboration and innovation in Canadian universities

Given the projected pace of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it now seems almost certain that university programs in Canada will be offered almost entirely by remote means of instruction during the fall semester of the coming academic year, at minimum. With start-up financial support from the McConnell Foundation, several leading Canadian universities have formed […]

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