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Bruce Dewar

LIFT invests in building the capacity, sustainability and impact of non-profits, charities and social enterprises.

Bruce has more than 30 years of experience consulting with private companies, public agencies and not-for-profit organizations, including international projects spanning 12 countries.
Women In Trades Could Close Canada's Labour

Women In Trades Could Close Canada's Labour Shortage

The reality is, we face major labour shortages in trades in Canada. Between 2014 and 2020, we can expect 219,000 construction industry employees to retire. And in cases like Fort McMurray, the wildfires both decimate local economy and create a huge need for skilled trades to help rebuild the community.
07/13/2016 04:57 EDT
This Tax Season, Manage Your Donations Like Your Investment

This Tax Season, Manage Your Donations Like Your Investment Portfolio

By examining the actual return on investment of our charitable donations, we can better assess the tangible social impact of our donations. To do this, ask yourself, what social impact has my donation made? Or better yet, ask your charity of choice how the dollars you donated made a difference.
04/21/2016 04:13 EDT
Donors Need To Empower Charities To Get Out Of The

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

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.
11/30/2015 01:33 EST