About the Foundation The McConnell Foundation is a private Canadian philanthropic foundation that contributes to diverse and innovative approaches to address community resilience, reconciliation and climate change. We do so through funding and investment partnerships, strengthening capabilities, convening, and collaborating with the public, private and non-profit sectors.   About the Reconciliation Focus Area The McConnell […]

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

As a first step in our commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions in our portfolio, in 2022 McConnell’s Board approved the removal of all assets involved in the production, distribution and retailing of oil, gas, and coal, considered part of scope 1 and 2 emissions. Specifically, we committed to divesting our portfolio of companies that […]

The McConnell Foundation envisions a future in which our economy and social systems promote the thriving of all people, and in which the natural environment is stewarded for generations to come. We see all sectors working together to address climate change, to help foster reconciliation, and unleash individual creativity and organizational resources to solve social […]

Today is Winter Solstice, a day of significance in many Indigenous cultures. To close the series Reconciliation through the Seasons, which marks 20 years of Reconciliation work at McConnell, we are highlighting the work of our partner the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund. 

We are pleased to announce that after 12 years in operation at the McConnell Foundation, Innoweave has moved to MakeWay Foundation. The move signals a new chapter for Innoweave and an opportunity to evolve and provide more capacity strengthening support for the charitable and nonprofit sector.   Innoweave has contributed over $8 million in capacity strengthening […]

Points of light As the year draws to a close, I am reminded of the fragility of peace, and the importance of connectivity and community, as we face society’s challenges. Words are not easy to come by in these very troubled and highly sensitive times. My thoughts are with all those affected by violence, both […]

We are seeking consulting services to execute a GHG emissions accounting and analysis of our investment portfolio in 2023, and provide recommendations to improve our methodology and our Climate Action Plan, as part of our commitment to Net Zero by 2050.     

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