Giving & Philanthropy

Is Your Financial Advisor Discussing Charitable Donations? Here's Why You Should Ask:

Posted on: Feb 12, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of managing finances, it's easy to overlook the impact of charitable giving. Yet, philanthropy isn't just about generosity—it can also play a significant role in your financial strategy.

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Giving & Philanthropy

What is a DAF? A Quick Guide

Posted on: Jan 25, 2024

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a philanthropic vehicle that allows individuals, families, and organizations to make charitable contributions to a fund, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants to charities from the fund over time.

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GiveWise Ethos

Reflections on Canadian Hospitality and the Power of Connection

Posted on: Dec 1, 2023

View a letter from our Executive Director Tammy Kyte as she contemplates Canadian culture and our practices of hospitality. May you be inspired and challenged to reflect on your own personal practices and values as you embark on this holiday season.

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News & Announcements

GivingTuesday is just Around the Corner

Posted on: Nov 1, 2023

GivingTuesday is just around the corner this month, and you might be wondering, "What exactly is it?" Well, we're glad you asked! GivingTuesday stands as the globe's most extensive initiative promoting generosity, and its core mission is to integrate giving into our daily lives.

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Giving & Philanthropy

Doris Olafsen: A Life Defined by Joyful Living and Joyful Giving

Posted on: Oct 5, 2023

Meet Doris Olafsen, a true example of the transformative force of philanthropy. Her journey from modest beginnings to becoming the founder and director of DO Philanthropy Inc. is nothing short of inspiring.

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GenerosityWORKS

BC Wildfire Relief Fund Update

Posted on: Sep 22, 2023

The 2023 BC wildfires have caused devastation that is difficult to summarize, and many families will continue to be affected long-term. We desire to help, and so we put together the BC Wildfire Relief Fund, simply to offer a way to give that people can be confident in. View an update on the 2023 BC Wild Fire Relief Fund.

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GenerosityWORKS

Effective Disaster Relief: Making a Lasting Impact through Informed Giving

Posted on: Aug 22, 2023

In the face of the unprecedented wildfire devastation Canada is grappling with, the question "How can we help?" becomes not only relevant but imperative. The scale of destruction is immense, leaving us deeply affected as we witness the reports pouring in from across the country. For those of us fortunate enough not to be directly affected, the urge to assist often gets entangled in uncertainty. "Whom should I contribute to? How does my contribution truly assist those in dire need? How much of my donation truly reaches them?"

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News & Announcements

Embarking on the GiveWise Journey through My Personal Lens: The founding story of Tammy Kyte

Posted on: Aug 1, 2023

In 2018, a phone call came that would alter the course of my life forever. The proposition was to embark on the journey of establishing a new organization with a noble mission: to transform lives through transparency, efficiency, and accessibility in generosity. 

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GenerosityWORKS

Generosity Champion: Sharon Thielmann of Harbour Side Youth

Posted on: Jul 1, 2023

This month, we have got a fascinating story to share about Harbour Side Youth Foundation (HSY) and the incredible journey that the founder Sharon Thielmann has been on that led her to establish HSY.

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