Cultivating Change

A blog about making an impact and why that matters

Relationships and Trust

The importance of relationships in philanthropy is perhaps overlooked by some and undervalued by too many. A recent SSIR article titled Relational Philanthropy explores this

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JABFF In the Media

James A. Burton & Family Foundation Seeks Feedback From Local Organizations on New Community Hub in Niagara-on-the-Lake

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO — In an exciting development for Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), the James A. Burton & Family Foundation, under the leadership of NOTL resident Jim Burton, is conducting a comprehensive consultation and needs assessment to explore the feasibility of establishing a community hub.   This initiative aims to support the region’s creative,

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Increased Provincial Funding for The Lighthouse

As the lead donor in converting a small emergency shelter and soup kitchen into The Lighthouse community services and supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, the James A. Burton Family Foundation (JABFF) extends heartfelt gratitude to the government of Ontario for its $200-million increase to the provincial homelessness prevention program. This funding boost marks

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Support Family Enterprise

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, accounting for approximately 50% of private sector GDP and close to 7 million jobs. Simply put, family enterprise matters. Help us build the future of family enterprise in Canada by donating to Family Enterprise Foundation today. *NEW* See our matching fund opportunity! →

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The Otter Art Club on healing and finding community through art

Kierstin Saturday, July 30, 2022 “We always say there’s an art of survival, and being creative helps us survive,” said Ojibway artist Travis Shilling. The Otter Art Club‘s guiding principles for community programming are rooted in healing, nature and Indigenous ways of knowing. For Shilling and professional photographer Naomi Woodman,

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