Giving Back

LOOK: Vancouver's Young And Successful Give Back

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Surrounded by the philanthropic legacy of her mother Jacqui Cohen while growing up, it's no surprise that Kasondra Cohen-Herrendorf, heir to the Army ...

5 Things To Check Before Donating To Charity

Jasper Lament | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jasper Lament

Each year, 50 per cent of charitable giving through CanadaHelps happens in December, equating to $35 million in donations to worthy causes. December 31 is the most popular day of giving, with $3.6 million donated on this day alone. Some individuals have a charity which they donate to year after year; others vary their charitable giving among an array of organizations. So what do people need to consider before deciding which charity to share their goodwill with this year?

Boy Spends Birthday Feeding Those In Need

CBC | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A boy in Victoria, B.C., celebrated his 11th birthday this weekend by dishing out chicken curry and rice pilaf to hundreds of people in need. &qu...

The Amazing Power of Giving Back

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Hon. David C. Onley

Whether you're a billionaire, a small business owner, a student, or a retiree, I hope that you will make it a New Year's resolution to volunteer in your community. I can promise you that the personal benefits will be at least as great, and probably more long-lasting, than giving up chocolate or joining a gym!

Vancouver Organization Changes The Way You Give

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Everybody wants to give back, to make a difference, to leave an impression on the world. But it's hard. So many aspects of life can get in the way. ...

We Day: An Inspiration For Change

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Inspired and compelled by celebrity luminaries including The Barenaked Ladies and Serena Ryder, as well as some particular youth favourites such as Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers, the feeling at We Day 2013 in the Air Canada Centre was electric.

We Should All Try Harder to Be Better

Lacey Haynes | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Lacey Haynes

The idea that you are a singular, impermeable being is totally bogus. The choices you make impact more than just you. Whether you see it now, later or never, all of your actions have consequences -- some insignificant, some wondrous and some dire. Everyday, you should -- we all should -- try harder to be better.

One Woman's Journey to Self Discovery and Giving Back

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Amber Rehman

After a life long battle with depression, anxiety and panic, Patricia turned to the universe for answers to cope with her unhappiness. She did the unthinkable and listened to her inner voice and did something most of us would not dare to do. Patricia quit her job to pursue her "Kick Ass Dreams."

How Walking Can Help a Child in Need

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Danisha Bhaloo

It can be difficult fundraising for any cause, let alone one that's not in your own backyard. That's the number one concern of potential donors I've approached over the years for the World Partnership Walk (WPW), Canada's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for international development.

Tis the Season to Give. Here's Why! #WhatWouldYouGive

Amber Rehman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Amber Rehman

In late November TELUS asked their Facebook friends a simple question; if you could give anything to anyone, what would you give? To give is one thing, but to involve the average person and allow them to be part of the sharing is a beautiful thing.

I Volunteer...as a Baby Hugger

Kathryne Grisim | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Kathryne Grisim

I often said to myself, when I retire, this is something that I really want to do. And then one day, I thought "what the heck am I waiting for? I could do this right now." So, almost 20 years after my own daughter's hospital stay, I was accepted to be a volunteer "baby hugger." And I am quite sure that I get far more than I give.

Star Power: How Cody Simpson Wants to Be Remembered

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Cody Simpson is not your stereotypical teen star -- self-entitled or shrouded in scandal. Cody is thoughtful and genuine. Even after his rise to super pop stardom, 3.4 million Twitter followers and a sold-out "Welcome to Paradise" headline tour, Cody still travels with his Dad -- he is, after all, just 15 years old.

The Slacker's Guide To Success -- Step 13: Helping Others Helps You

Ken Rabow | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada
Ken Rabow

Most people feel something missing in their lives. So, how do we bring meaning into our lives? How do we begin to feel truly alive? Do something crazy! Help someone else. Choose to make one small positive change in the world. When we start thinking about helping others, we raise not only their hopes but our own heart vibrations. Our hearts rise up beyond the petty slights and missteps of daily life and begin to focus on a bigger picture.

'If You're Looking At Just A Roof, That's All You'll See'

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Impact

Stewart Hardacre, like many young adventurers, wanted to bask in the glory of travel, and extended his trip to Machu Picchu by volunteering with Hab...

Pass The Torch Gets Kids Feeling The Caribbean Carnival Vibe

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Impact

The Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, is a three-week explosion of Caribbean music, dancing, arts, cuisine and culture that takes place ...

These Canadians Are Making Our World A Better Place

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch and Lisa Yeung | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Impact

We have an innate desire to give. Research has shown we crave selflessness and the accompanying feeling of happiness. According to a recent study cond...

Not Just Reading the News, but Making a Difference

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The question we hear most frequently from people ready to make a difference is: "Where do I begin?" In our contributions to Impact, we'll tackle some of these questions, using our experience working with communities in Canada and all regions of the world, and in the context of news that's happening right now. This new online community has the potential to bring us together and start making the news instead of just reading it.

When Profit and Social Responsibility Collide

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

We fuelled a belief in our capitalist society that you can't make a profit without harming the world -- and that the only people who can do good for our world don't make a profit. "Giving back" has become one of the most fashionable lines -- as if to imply that we really must have stolen something as we were making a profit!

Want to Travel the World? Here's How.

Elia Saikaly | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

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Teach Your Kids About Giving And Charity When They're Young

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

As we go about our busy days -- fretting about deadlines, school lunches, car payments and credit card bills -- it can be difficult to make charity a ...