LIFT’s investors and supporters join a partner network of socially responsible people and organizations that support our mission. We are a partnership of like-minded people who believe in not simply donating to charity, but in creating prosperity for all Canadians. We invest in social change by selectively allocating our resources, expertise and money to social purpose organizations with unrealized growth potential that can affect meaningful, measurable and scalable outcomes.
LIFT is looking for partners who passionately believe that vulnerable and at-risk Canadians deserve access to the tools they need to prosper in society. These partners also believe in enabling social purpose organizations to expand their service offering. We look forward to welcoming a broad range of supporters as we work with social purpose organizations to improve the health and productivity of Canadians and their communities.
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. BMO remains one of Canada’s largest corporate benefactors. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.
Fulcrum Capital Partners is a leading private investment management firm providing flexible capital solutions to Canadian middle-market companies. Fulcrum Capital manages over $500 million. It’s investments typically support management buyouts, acquisitions, going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, corporate growth, financial restructurings, and project and property financings.
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2012, TD donated over $65 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD community giving focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment.
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is Canada's largest credit union by membership with 504,000 members, total assets under administration of $14.6 billion and 50 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia. Coast Capital Savings is an active corporate citizen and since 2006, has contributed over $33 million to the communities where they work and live.
RBC believes in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them. RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, RBC contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide to support community activities and organizations.
KPMG LLP is one of Canada’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms with extensive experience in governance, accounting, evaluation and performance measurements. KPMG is committed to making communities stronger, more vibrant and better places to live and work. KMPG's national Community Leader strategy drives positive change and supports social innovation in our communities.
Alexander Holburn is a leading full-service Vancouver law firm. Alexander Holburn will provide LIFT with legal services relating to intellectual property, privacy and other areas to support not-for-profit organizations to build capacity and improve operations.
Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry and is one of Canada’s largest executive search firms, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. Boyden Canada consists of a dynamic team of experienced search professionals who will support LIFT to provide executive search recruitment and organizational structure services to strengthen LIFT and its partner social purpose organizations.
brand.LIVE is one of Canada's pre-eminent event production companies, specializing in activating brands through live experiences. brand.LIVE will provide brand management expertise and resources to support LIFT’s partner not-for-profit organizations.
Centrifuge Media Lab is a strategic communications company specializing in the fields of health, medicine, and science. Centrifuge will join LIFT’s partner network to provide marketing communications strategy, branding, website development and design, technical writing and illustration, and other services.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Since 1984, Cisco has led in the innovation of IP-based networking technologies such as routing, switching, security, telepresence systems, unified communications, video, and wireless. All of these technologies are made possible due to the evolution of the network.
Civilis is a management consulting firm based in Montreal, which specializes in providing services to the not-for-profit sector and socially-responsible corporations. Civilis will provide a range of expertise, including strategic planning, capacity building, organizational development and change management to support LIFT and its partner not-for-profit organizations.
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, its 167,000 people are united by their shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. Ernst & Young makes a difference by helping people, clients and wider communities achieve their potential.
Hyphen Communications is a full-service branding, advertising, film production and creative services company, located in Vancouver. As part of LIFT’s partner network, Hyphen will provide a range of expertise, including video production, branding, design, copywriting, and other services.
Infocus Management Consulting is a full-service management consulting firm that provides objective advice, expertise and specialized skills to improve business performance of its clients. Infocus will provide management consulting services to support LIFT and its partner not-for-profit organizations.
KPMG LLP is one of Canada’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms with extensive experience in governance, accounting, evaluation and performance measurements. KPMG will work with LIFT over next three years to provide pro bono skills and resources to strengthen our ability to support not-for-profit organizations to improve the health and productivity of Canadians and their communities. LIFT’s venture philanthropy approach aligns with KPMG’s national Community Leader strategy, and its commitment to sustainability and affecting social change in the communities where it operates.
NATIONAL is Canada’s leading full-service, bilingual communications and public affairs firm working with private, public and not-for-profit clients. NATIONAL will work with LIFT and its not-for-profit partners to provide communications services to improve the health and productivity of Canadians.
Patio Social is a communications agency that provides a unique mix of strategic communications, social media and marketing insights. Patio Social will provide communications and social media services, including digital audits, social media strategies, social media platform management, training and other digital communications services, to LIFT and its not-for-profit partners.
pm-volunteers.org is a grassroots initiative of the project management community, which mobilizes high-value, skilled, volunteer project management services for its not-for-profit and charitable organization partners. As part of its partnership with LIFT, pm-volunteers.org will connect experienced volunteer project management professionals with LIFT’s not-for-profit organizations to support a variety of projects.
Score Marketing Inc. is a Vancouver-based boutique agency specializing in sponsorship marketing, with primary focus on Canadian brands and properties. As part of LIFT’s partner network, Score will provide pro bono sponsorship services and strategy development to improve the operations and impact of not-for-profit organizations across Canada.
Social Synergy Design is a graphic design and branding agency tailored to meet the needs of socially minded organizations with big goals and small budgets. With over 15 years of experience, Social Synergy Design has built great working relationships based on exceptional service and creativity. Social Synergy Design donates a percentage of its fees to not-for-profit organizations.
The TwentyTen Group is a progressive strategic marketing and sponsorship firm with a proven track record of elevating the potential of sport, culture and community both nationally and internationally. Operating in Toronto and Vancouver, the firm supports LIFT and its partner not-for-profit organizations by providing sponsorship marketing strategy, evaluation, development, and implementation to optimize revenue, manage intellectual property and maximize brand value.
Timothy Edgar is the owner of Timothy P Edgar Inc., a successful search company that has occupied a unique niche in British Columbia for over 30 years. Edgar will support LIFT and their partner not-for-profit organizations with human resources and executive recruiting expertise.
Megan MacMillan is the director of communications for West Point Grey Academy. MacMillan has joined LIFT’s partner network to provide a range of communications services, including writing and editing, along with expertise in health and nutrition.
Garth Pinton was a founding partner of Pinton Forrest & Madden, one of Canada’s leading executive search firms. Pinton will work with LIFT to provide a range of human resources expertise, including management and employee needs identification, recruitment and retention, job search strategies, coaching and mentoring.
Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF) brings strategic resources to charities and social enterprises working to improve the lives and prospects of children and young people living in poverty in the UK. LIFT and Impetus-PEF, the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the United Kingdom, collaborate on best practices and share learnings and sector information.
The Young Women in Business (YWiB) network is a non-profit society for emerging female leaders in Western Canada. The network acts as the central forum to connect ambitious young women from a variety of careers, industries, and backgrounds. LIFT and YWiB will collaborate on opportunities that will contribute to the success of both organizations.