harvest

With non-essential travel restricted this summer, my wife and I have rediscovered the joy of our own backyard. This is certainly a change of pace from the usual schedule of visits and activities, but it has given us a chance to relax, reconnect, and appreciate the fruit trees, shrubs and grape vines we’ve planted over…

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Ken and Colleen

As an engineering student at the University of Calgary, Abundance Canada client Ken Godard never expected one of the most valuable lessons he’d learn would be about generosity. “I was a young man putting myself through University and I didn’t qualify for any student loans,” he explains. A strict budget allowed him to cover his…

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Henry Friesen

Savings jars have been around since ancient times, and even though e-transfers and banking apps might be more convenient, families all over the world still use them to teach children about money. Abundance Canada client Henry Friesen will never forget the lessons he learned from the savings jar that sat in his family’s kitchen cupboard.…

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David Barker

We all need some good news right now, and I love hearing stories of neighbours helping neighbours, random acts of kindness for frontline workers, and celebrities giving back. The media has been highlighting big generosity lately, but you don’t need a multi-million-subscriber channel to start your own generosity trend. You just have to be willing…

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Homeless Woman

A highly respected surgeon and physician specializing in women’s health, Dr. Annette Epp is no stranger to fundraising galas. She enjoys donating to a variety of causes, and her Generosity Plan™ with Abundance Canada allows her to fulfill her charitable goals in a strategic manner. However, Annette knows the importance of not just donating generously…

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Bieber Family

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’d love to give more but I’m just too busy”? When we think of generosity as something we must do in addition to our everyday lives, giving can become stressful instead of joyful. As a young doctor and busy teacher raising a growing family, Abundance Canada clients…

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Brad Family

Generosity doesn’t just start all of a sudden when we decide we have accumulated “enough”; it is shaped by experiences throughout our lifetime and deeply influenced by the people around us. Growing Up Amidst Generosity My family didn’t talk about charitable giving while I was growing up, but their actions spoke volumes about the joy…

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Generosity on Two Wheels

You know that feeling when you hear a story that makes you smile? My friend Simone* recently shared a beautiful story of generosity that made my week, and I hope it brings joy to yours as well. It all started a few weeks ago when Simone was washing up the dinner dishes and her 10-year-old…

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Launch Your Generosity

Last weekend people from around the world live-streamed NASA’s launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the first manned spaceflight to launch from North America in nearly a decade. The images of Mission Control and the launch site had me marveling at how much technology has changed since the Apollo missions. When someone mentioned Newton’s famous…

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Generosity Hat trick

I was out shoveling my driveway this past March when my neighbour Harvey pulled over and rolled down his window to chat. Newly retired and on his way home from goaltending a shinny hockey match (it was just days before city arenas in Calgary closed due to COVID-19) he was keen to tell me how…

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