Generosity Brings Out Our Best

Don and Renata smile into the camera from their living room.

Don and Renata Hamagami are deeply grateful for the life they share. “We like to serve,” says Don. “It helps us to have more fun as a family knowing we’re trying to do something constructive.” This perspective has led them to make some unconventional lifestyle choices—like taking a humanitarian trip instead of a typical holiday,…

Read More

The Right Tool for the Job

Mature couple smile at camera standing outside in winter.

Fred and Marcie worked hard to balance family, careers, and a variety of commitments in their community. Life was busy, but they had finally made it to that phase people often call “comfortable”. They used this little bump in financial freedom to increase support for their church, as well as giving to a number of…

Read More

From Life Insurance to Philanthropic Legacy

Senior caucasian couple smile at camera from a home setting.

Imagine giving a large gift to charity. Are you picturing a secret, anonymous donation? A large novelty cheque and a photo opportunity? Of all the scenarios you might have imagined, I bet life insurance didn’t even cross your mind. However, a gift of life insurance can be a convenient, practical, and effective way to provide…

Read More

No Fear – Just Philanthropy

Black woman smiles at camera with arms crossed, standing outside in an urban setting.

Aliesha* is the sole shareholder of a holding company with an investment portfolio of publicly traded securities. She believes strongly in corporate social responsibility and every year her holding company gives cash donations to a variety of different charities. When her accountant suggested donating publicly traded securities instead of cash, Aliesha feared it would be too…

Read More

Increase Your Social Impact with Values Driven Generosity

Caucasian couple hold hands on a bench, smiling and looking off into the distance on a fall or spring day.

Unlike some financial decisions, giving to charity has always been deeply rooted in personal values. You support organizations that impact the people and places you care about, from wildlife protection to education to international relief and many causes in between. With more than 86,000 registered charities in Canada, generous people have a lot of opportunity…

Read More

The Impact of Generational Generosity

Young couple, Beni and Diana, smile at the camera. They are standing outside.

“Generosity is our family lifestyle, and something [with which] you inspire the people around you,” says Beni Cobaschi. It is a mindset he first learned while growing up in Romania. “As far as I can remember, my family was highly active in the church — my grandparents, and my parents,” says Beni. “They were always…

Read More

Abundance Canada Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

Imagine Canada Seal that states "Accredited Since 2022"

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 8, 2022:  Abundance Canada is pleased to announce that they have been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. With this achievement, they join a distinguished, and growing community of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to governance and operational excellence.   The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of standards for charities and not-for-profit organizations designed…

Read More

More Than Just Giving Back

Woman smiles at camera

People are passionate fans of a lot of different things, from hobbies to hockey to Sci-Fi. However, being passionate about a cause often brings to mind images of shouting into a bullhorn or holding a sign at a protest. But that’s not the case. Mary* is one of the most dedicated “fans” I know, quietly…

Read More

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

national day for truth and reconciliation logo

September 30, 2022 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is a statutory holiday for all federal employees and federally regulated workplaces. Some schools, businesses and different levels of government across the country are also choosing to observe the day, which is also known as Orange Shirt Day. The day honours…

Read More