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Twas the Season to Be Jolly and Give!

Philanthropic Businesses is a Facebook Group I formed over the Christmas Holidays, spurred on by my phenomenal experience attending the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Convention (CAPS) that took place in Ottawa this past December. Giving back to both charitable organizations and non profits was a consistent theme for many of the business owners attending this conference. So much so that it elevated my desire to know more about; what charitable organizations were being supported and why.

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Honour Your Father and Your Mother

“Honour your father and your mother” is one of the Ten Commandments, which served as the primary inspiration for the building of Ottawa’s Jewish Home for the Aged, better known as Hillel Lodge. “The Lodge” as it is affectionately known has grown from its original 29 bed facility on Wurtemburg street in the Sandy Hill area – built in 1965, to its current 121 bed facility now located on Nadolny Sachs Private in Ottawa’s west end (built in 2000).

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Talking about Philanthropy: it takes two to tango

What kind of conversations are you having with your financial advisor about your core beliefs, your values, the reasons you like to give and give back? Does your advisor know which of the causes you support are the most important to you? Have you talked about the ways that strategic charitable giving can help you to make the most impact, both now and in the future? Or do most of your conversations revolve around how to reduce taxes?

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Magnifying Your Charitable Gift

It surprises me how often I think about the types of care I wish had been in place when my Mother was dying of cancer, over twenty five years ago. We adored our Mother. She was the one who all our friends wanted to share their experiences with to get her support and sage advice about; boyfriends, girlfriends, troubles with their parents and other challenges we were all facing as adolescents and young adults.

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My YMCA Story

This may come as a surprise to you that, since the beginning of its origins, the YMCA’s main value and therefore mission/vision is; the desire to be socially active and engaged in all community needs. Surprised? Many see the YMCA “only as” another gym and place where children take their swimming lessons. The Y’s vision of a healthy living for all has made it easier for people to access their many activities allowing the body, mind and spirit to be healthy.

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