CFC welcomes Mawer Investment Management Ltd. as new Professional Development Partner and Lead Conference Sponsor

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Community Foundations of Canada is pleased to welcome Mawer Investment Management Ltd., a leading independent investment firm, as our Professional Development Partner and the Lead Sponsor at the CFC 2015 Conference, our network’s premiere professional development opportunity.

Mawer will continue to support Canada’s community foundation movement following the 2015 conference and leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 by investing in ongoing opportunities for professional development— including community foundation peer gatherings, regional and national workshops, and in-person and online learning labs. These opportunities will help community foundations build new skills, and network with peers, while activating our collective leadership, creativity and knowledge.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Mawer on board to drive professional development within our movement, and help our network’s 191 community foundations amplify the vital role they play in communities across the country,” says Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada.

The CFC 2015 Conference: The Wild, Wild Why, will draw 600 leaders in community philanthropy together from across Canada and around the world to Calgary to explore a fundamental question about our work: “Why?”

About Mawer
Mawer is an independent investment firm managing portfolios for a broad range of foundations and notfor-profit organizations, pension plans, strategic alliances and individual investors for over 40 years. The Firm manages in excess of $26 billion across all major asset classes.

About Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations, which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play.

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For more information please contact:

Anne-Marie McElrone
Vice President, Public Engagement
Community Foundations of Canada
Tel: 613.236.2664 ext. 304
Email: amcelrone@communityfoundations.ca

JP Bervoets
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Community Foundations of Canada
Tel: 416.319.8111
Email: jbervoets@communityfoundations.ca

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