Darren Pries-Klassen, CEO From the Corner Office Concern for the welfare of others has long been a core virtue in most of the world’s societies. Parents today, regardless of faith, wealth, or background, want our children to grow into “good people” who are kind, generous, and think of others before themselves. But how do we…

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Kitchener, Ontario: On May 11, 2018, Allister Penner, Board Chair at Abundance Canada (formerly Mennonite Foundation of Canada), announced a change in title of the Executive Director, Darren Pries-Klassen, to Chief Executive Officer. With the goal of positioning Abundance Canada more broadly within Canada, it was the consensus of the board that this new title…

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The month of May is officially ‘Legacy Month’, and to help you prepare your legacy, we have gathered some valuable information, stories and news about will and estate planning on our website and through our social media pages. Click here to read the May Generosity Matters e-newsletter >

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Darren Pries-Klassen, Chief Executive Officer From the Corner Office [May is Legacy Month at Abundance Canada, and throughout the month we are sharing a variety of information about will and estate planning on our website and through social media. We invite you to share, like, and comment.] Reticent to face our own mortality and influenced…

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When Rebecca discovered her third-grade class would be spending their field trip at a local donation centre, she wasn’t very excited. She didn’t really think they’d learn a lot from going through old clothes and household items. However, as they toured the facility, they talked about what it means to be homeless. Some of the…

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Whether we are under a snowfall warning or we are enjoying tulips poking their heads through the ground, the calendar tells us that Spring is officially here. The lessons learned during these springtime preparations can extend far beyond the confines of our garden. Click here to read the April Generosity Matters e-newsletter >

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Does your financial plan include giving? The question sounds almost like an oxymoron. After all, isn’t financial planning about accumulating money?  Certainly, we want to support our families and protect against unforeseen expenses, but Canadians are also well-known for our generosity. We love to help others by giving our time, talent and resources. There is…

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