LIFT’s investors and supporters join our partner network of socially responsible people and organizations that support our mission to help not-for-profit organizations to become sustainable and more effective at delivering measurable social impact. We look forward to welcoming a broad range of supporters as we work with not-for-profit organizations to improve the health and productivity of Canadians and their 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.
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.
Odgers Berndtson is an international executive recruiting firm with Canadian offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax. Odgers Berndtson will join LIFT’s partner network to provide executive search recruitment and organizational structure services to strengthen LIFT and its partner not-for-profit organizations.
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.
Cathy Brown has years of experience in the technology sector, holding various senior positions. Cathy is actively involved in the community, having served as a partner with BC Social Venture Partners and on the board of Potluck Café, a social enterprise. Brown will provide a range of services, including strategic planning, web development, IT strategy and fund raising.
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.
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.