Giving Tuesday

The Road To Ending Food Waste

Katharine Schmidt | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Katharine Schmidt

No one wants quality, safe food to be wasted. A greater focus on food rescue efforts can increase the amount of all types of foods, and especially desirable perishable products, to ensure all families can put a wholesome meal on the table.

On Giving Tuesday, Consider This Chicken-And-Egg Situation

Megan Radford | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

This Giving Tuesday, for the fifth year in a row, Canadians have an opportunity to double their gift when they donate two hens and a rooster. Burnbrae Farms, a 5th generation family-owned company, will match your gift up to $10,000.

This Giving Tuesday, Let's Own Our Canadian Identity

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

Though Canada is far from immune to the forces of intolerance, we generally still self-identify as generous, socially conscious citizens. In this moment of unease and unrest, it's heartening that we see ourselves as the world's helpful, conscientious neighbor. Well Canada, this week we have the chance to put our money where our identity is.

On Giving Tuesday, No Gift Is Too Small

Simona Flumian | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Impact
Simona Flumian

On November 29th, I invite you to join me in a global initiative that encourages everyone to donate to a campaign for which they care about: Giving Tuesday. While you may be tired from taking advantage of the many great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I am confident that you won't be too fatigued to step up and make a difference with your donation.

Think Holiday Spending's Gone Too Far? Then This Day's For You

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Impact

T'is the season to be giving.

After Black Friday Madness, Take The #GivingTuesday Antidote

CBC | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Business

After the frantic consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there's a day for charity and volunteering to encourage people to think about their c...

5 Ways To 'Give Smart' This Giving Tuesday

World Vision | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

For me, Giving Tuesday isn't a stand-alone event. It marks the beginning of my holiday giving, and fits right in with the spirit of the coming season, alongside sleigh bells, choirs, or the laughter of children as they make their annual wish lists.

Donors Need To Empower Charities To Get Out Of The 1980s

Bruce Dewar | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Impact
Bruce Dewar

Unfortunately, it remains part of Canada's culture of philanthropy to think charities should spend all their money directly on programs and that "administrative" spending is wrong and should be discouraged. There's a double standard, with different expectations of businesses than of charities when it comes to investing internally.

5 Great Ways to Help Out Charities This #GivingTuesday

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Giving Tuesday offers an alternative to the glut of consumerism. Created by not-for-profits as a way to promote charitable giving, Giving Tuesday tries to infuse a drop of altruism into the season. Unlike the Friday and Monday preceding it, it's not all about parting with your money.

Canadian Charities Help Give Back On #GivingTuesday

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact

In the midst of this season of shopping, there are some (jingly) reminders that it's important to give back to those in need — but we readily welcom...

Giving Tuesday and #Unselfie: A Welcome Antidote to Black Friday

Colin Smith | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Colin Smith

Like Black Friday, Giving Tuesday originated in the U.S. but it has a completely different aim. Instead of a day of consumerism, it's a day of charity. It's a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering that encourages all of us to join together with charities, companies and other individuals to rally around our favourite causes. Not a bad idea huh?

This Season, It's Worth Remembering How Much One Gift Can Accomplish

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

While "Giving Tuesday" hasn't fully migrated north to Canada, the idea behind it is appealing. With all the ads and other reminders to shop and give at this time of year, I think it's worth stepping back for a moment to consider how and why we give and also the far-reaching results certain gifts can generate.