Bold(h)er: The Continued Resilience of Canadian Small Business

Bold(h)er: The Continued Resilience of Canadian Small Business

How is the Canadian government supporting its small businesses in the wake of changes mandated by COVID-19? Continuing on in a special Bold(h)er series on women and innovation in the face of the pandemic, our host Lisa brings pressing questions from fellow small business owners to Canada’s Minster of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng. From highlighting stories of trailblazing innovation and collaboration among all sectors to how essential it is to keep trade...
Giving Comes in Many Forms

Giving Comes in Many Forms

There are a wide variety of giving options for donors, from cash to publicly traded appreciated securities and other types of capital items. According to BMO’s survey, Canadians Want to Give, but What’s Holding Them Back?, the most popular way to give is by cash (for 87% of donors), and more than half (54%) volunteer their time. It’s worth noting that over one-third (35%) make donations in kind (such as appreciated securities), which may have tax implications for the donor. Canada has one of...
Meet Julia: She’s a Corporate Leader

Meet Julia: She’s a Corporate Leader

Julia Taylor’s career spans many years at non-profits, where she has been a role-model, a change-agent and a trailblazer. During her tenure at the YWCA, she managed a $40 million-dollar budget, and was a leading advocate of women’s equality and had a huge impact on the lives of many, many women – a large majority of them from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2002, when she was named as the first female president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee—whose membership was almost all male—she set the...