17 Aug 13

DNT TXT N DRV

It’s 35 minutes that tells you to save a second. And a life. Recommended to me yesterday by a friend, I just finished watching “From One Second to the Next,” […

16 Aug 13

Studies show…

wishart has a disproportionate number of really bright clients, and Jim McKay, an environmental waste management activist is definitely amongst the brightest of the bunch. Which is to say that it […

08 Aug 13

Constant Contact: Gift Planning in Canada

I wrote this article for “Gift Planning in Canada.” It appeared in their July 30th issue along side articles by people I very much admire, namely Janet Gadeski, Ken Ramsay […

06 Aug 13

I know where you can get Girl Guide cookies this summer

It’s a Special Day for Bonita Glen Camp! You’re invited to an OPEN HOUSE which will honour my grandmother and great grandmother Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to […

01 Aug 13

Children are precious in August

At 16, Benjamin had been in and out of foster care for most of his life and was having behaviour issues at high school and in his group home. His […

While the Duchess gives birth to a boy, The Guardian gives birth to a brilliant idea
23 Jul 13

Guardian: Friend or Foe

Target marketing in a mass media publication, the UK’s Guardian newspaper once again proved itself adept at garnering worldwide attention at next to no money. Even (and maybe, particularly) in […

23 Jul 13

Horsing around for Breast Cancer

The weather was perfect and it was my niece’s 19th birthday. What better way to celebrate Caitlin’s coming of age by watching her and a stellar field of athletes (both […

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01 Jul 13

Children are precious in July

Happy Canada Day! From wishart’s calendar-style Annual Report for Peel Children’s Aid Foundation: Jessica came into care at the age of six after suffering abuse at the hands of her […

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16 Jun 13

Children are precious on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day from Logan and all the other soon-to-be-famous songsters out there!

07 Jun 13

Hello, Hamilton City Council: Arts is an investment, not an expense

In today’s Spec, is an editorial encouraging more investment in the arts be made by Hamilton’s City Council. We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we designed the mind-blowing, crazily-animated, Prezi-based […

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01 Jun 13

Children are precious in June

Emma had struggled academically due in part to a stressful family situation. She loved drawing and her teachers saw real potential in her art. With the help of Peel Children’s […

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12 May 13

Children are precious (Happy Mother’s Day, Catherine!)

Last time we checked, kids need moms. Dads, too, of course, but today is Mother’s Day and to them goes our love. Working on an annual report is never easy […

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01 May 13

Children are precious in May

wishart’s hard-working administrator, Laurie Peterson, loves this picture Dwellephant drew for the wishart-designed calendar-style Annual Report because it reminds her of all the reasons she loves being a mother. Created […

01 Apr 13

Children are precious in April (no foolin’)

Sarah was quickly approaching 21 (the age when foster children no longer receive support – both financial and emotional from Children’s Aid). Concerned about how she would cope with the […

01 Mar 13

Children are precious in March

Loving the little happy face replacement for a halo, from wishart’s calendar-style Annual Report for Peel Children’s Aid Foundation comes this feature for March about ‘Sports for Kids': Born to […

01 Feb 13

Children are precious in February

From our unique, calendar-style Annual Report for Peel Children’s Aid Foundation comes this feature for February about ‘The Village': Struggling with behavioural issues, Daniel had been suspended from school on […

PHOTO CUTLINE: Marci Prebianca and her husband Paul own and operate Marci’s Bakery in upper Stoney Creek. The bakery specializes in brownies, cookies, muffins and mixes that are gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan.
21 Jan 13

Stoney Creek baker rebounds from loss to offer healthy alternatives

Here’s a great news story about someone who I’ve known for years (and years… and years!!!) and who is working tirelessly to create the greater good one muffin at a […

13 Jan 13

‘Staggering’ amounts of food wasted worldwide, study finds

How distressing is this? From the LA Times (by way of today’s Hamilton Spectator) comes this article that leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. Even so, it’s […

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01 Jan 13

Happy New Year: Children are precious!

It goes without saying that children are precious, but dare we say (as we resolve to make this an even better year) that children really ARE precious and we should […

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17 Nov 12

Barefoot no more; the shoemaker finally has shoes

It’s been said that the son of a shoemaker has no shoes or, in days of old, that the cobbler’s children went unshod. Well, despite the fact that wishart prides […

16 Nov 12

Bulk of charitable giving is not earmarked for the poor

Written by Ginia Bellafante and written for the BIG CITY feature in the New York Times (Sunday, September 9, 2012, p A27), this article is a MUST READ for anyone […

13 Nov 12

On philanthropy and haircuts by Janet Gadeski

This article written by my friend, Hilborn president, Janet Gadeski is too important not to share. Please take two minutes to read it! On philanthropy and haircuts Nov 12, 2012  […

10 Nov 12

Lest We Forget (With an entirely unexpected connection to James Bond)

Hot women, cool gadgets, and a baddie intent on world domination… such is what we’ve come to expect from Bond movies and the latest, Skyfall, does not disappoint. In fact, […

05 Nov 12

National Philanthropy Day

I just received word that Parliament has just given its approval of a bill to make permanent Nov. 15 as National Philanthropy Day! Canada is the first country to permanently […

02 Nov 12

Oh, baby!

It’s garnering headlines the world over and no wonder… A box in which parents can leave their babies anonymously and without any legal risk opened Wednesday in a town in […

28 Sep 12

God Bless Paul Henderson

He played over 1,000 games in his professional career with the NHL & WHA, during which he is credited with scoring 376 goals. But it was Paul Henderson’s goal for […

28 Jul 12

Sick girl opts for orphanage over Bieber

It’s my birthday tomorrow (whether it’s ‘whoo hoo’ or ‘uh-oh,’ I don’t know) but my wish is to be as selfless as Isabelle Tonn. From today’s Canadian News Wire:   […

15 Jul 12

Bullies on the Bus: On second thought

I can’t get it out of my head. That video: “Making the Bus Monitor Cry.” I’ve already commented on it once in this blog but this Op-Ed article from the […

10 Jul 12

Websites: Tell Your Story In a Second

Again, from The Millenial Impact Report which is hot off the press… While this may seem like a no-brainer, our focus group respondents echoed these feelings when shown examples of […

09 Jul 12

In a world saturated with social media buzz, websites still rule

This just in… According to a US survey, 65% of Millennials (those between the ages of 20-35) go to a nonprofit’s website to learn more about the organization, as compared […