Philanthropy Matters

In 1991, I had the good fortune to appreciate the transformational impact of philanthropy. With a little hard work and a lot of luck, early in my career as a Financial Planner, I had achieved reasonable degree of success – that is, success as I defined it at that point in my life.

Then, at 31, it slowly dawned on me that I owed a huge debt of gratitude to those I had never known. I realized that if it were not for the wisdom, wealth and hard work of so many Canadians who came before me, that I, and millions of my fellow Canadians, would not be enjoying the quality of life that makes us the envy of so many around the world. That’s when I decided I needed to contribute in some way and make a difference.

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From the Blog

  • Moments in Time Part II October 17, 2016 Last year I wrote about an incredible experience I shared with my daughter – together we watched the sun comes up on Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the most easterly point of Canada. Last month I thought why not continue our daddy/daughter bonding time and drive to the southernmost tip of mainland Canada, Point Pelee National Park. Interestingly, 27 U.S. states ...
  • Which Charity September 6, 2016 With the over 86,000 registered charities in Canada, I am often asked “Which one should I support?” It’s an excellent question but, like many great questions, there is no easy answer. I touched on the subject this past March in my blog, “Doing Good Better”. However, I recently read an excellent article by Seth Godin. Godin has been referred ...

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