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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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The path to net-zero carbon: Our action plan

Acting on the net-zero carbon imperative For decades, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that to avoid catastrophic climate-related risks to our natural and physical environment, we must limit the global rise in temperatures to no more than 1.5°C above the pre-industrial era. In its most recent report in 2023, […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations 2023

Activities across Turtle Island to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day:   Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Mawita’jik Competition Pow Wow on June 23-25 Montreal – outdoor concerts begin at 3 p.m. on June 21 at Cabot Square Ottawa – join the Summer Solstice Festival celebration starting June 21at 4 p.m. Toronto – join the Annual Sunrise Ceremony on […]

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Our May newsletter

  Our May newsletter includes highlights from the Montreal Climate Summit, two climate webinars and SVX for the new Impact Investing Accelerator.   Read the newsletter

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Long-time partners: the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society & McConnell

To mark 20 years of the McConnell Foundation partnering to forward reconciliation work, we wish to honour our partner the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society). The Foundation first began funding reconciliation activities in 2003 with the Caring Society’s Caring Across the Boundaries, an initiative that fostered partnerships between First Nations’ communities […]

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An Update on our Investment Strategy

As a private charitable foundation, we have the privilege and the responsibility to deploy all of our assets to help advance our mission to foster a resilient, inclusive and sustainable society that can successfully address its complex challenges. The scale and the urgency of the issues facing our three main focus areas of Communities, Reconciliation […]

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Funding Opportunity: Community Services Recovery Fund

Applications are now open for the Community Services Recovery Fund. This new fund will support projects to help charities, Indigenous governing bodies and non-profits to modernize and adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic. The Community Services Recovery Fund, a one-time $400-million investment, is aimed at strengthening the community sector and support post-pandemic recovery […]

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