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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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Partner Perception Survey 2023

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Strengthening First Nations self-governance with CFNG

The Centre for First Nations Governance works through research, community development and training to uphold First Nations’ right to self-governance.   Since 2008, the Centre for First Nations Governance (CNFG) has delivered nation-rebuilding workshops to citizens and leaders in over 200 First Nations. Today, the Centre supports First Nations as they work their way through a […]

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Our October newsletter

In the October Newsletter, find out about our most recent partners or renewed partnerships.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on September 30, honours Survivors of residential schools, the children who never returned home, their families and communities. Collective commemoration of our tragic and painful history, and the effects of residential schools, is a vital component of the reconciliation process. 

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Our latest news – September 2023

In our September newsletter, find out about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events in Ottawa and Montreal, on September 30. For our Climate focus area, we present a new report, prepared by Dunsky, on Deep Energy Retrofits for the Residential Sector, Opportunities for philanthropy. Our Reconciliation focus area will be updating its funding strategy; […]

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

    We wish to express gratitude to all our partners and shine a light on:   First Nations Technology Council   Centre for First Nations Governance    Keepers of the Water   The Circle on Philanthropy    Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

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McConnell commits $30M in capital transfers to Indigenous-led foundations

In March 2023 the McConnell Foundation celebrated 20 years of work in reconciliation, collaborating with Indigenous partners. As we mark this milestone, McConnell is moving forward with a $30 M capital transfer to community-focused Indigenous-led foundations, beginning with a transfer of $10 M to the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF).  This decision is an opportunity to shift […]

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June 2023 Newsletter

View the June newsletter to find out about: Our most recent partners, National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations, Our net-zero carbon action plan, An update on our 2022 impact investments, Climate news, Financing opportunities. Read the newsletter

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Impact Investing update 2022

Last year was a period of reflecting, recommitting and re-envisioning for the McConnell investment team, together with its partners and many members of the sector. Our full annual impact report will be published in the fall of 2023 with a revised format, including an overview of our new impact targets and management approach that we […]

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