Foundation President & CEO Barbara McInnes announces retirement after 25 years

The Community Foundation of Ottawa celebrates the first 25 years of forever…

In 2012, the Community Foundation of Ottawa celebrated its first 25 years of working with the people of Ottawa to foster a smarter, more caring community. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Ottawa Convention Centre on November 19th, 2012, for our Silver Anniversary Celebration.

Read some of the media coverage of the Foundation’s silver anniversary celebration:

November 20, 2012 – Ottawa Citizen
Inspiring Philanthropy

November 16, 2012 – Ottawa Citizen
Community Foundation of Ottawa marks 25 years of caring and giving

CFO Board of Governors and staff celebrate Silver Anniversary with the Governor General of Canada and Mayor of Ottawa.

Top Row (left to right): Tim Redpath; Susan St. Amand; Eli Fathi; Grete Hale, CM; Brian Toller; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; Paul Hindo; Margaret Bloodworth, CM; Gordon Thiessen, OC; Dick Stewart, MSW; Scott A. Wilson

Bottom Row (left to right): Robin Madigan, CA; Judith Maxwell, CM; Barbara McInnes, CM

Top Row (left to right): Barry Lam; Bibi Patel; Dan Brunette; Christina McMahon; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa; Iona Green; Ron Olsen; Lisset Lopez; Janet Adams; Gary Zhao

Bottom Row (left to right); Anita James; Caroline Purver; Barbara McInnes, CM

Photo credit: Lori Hoddinott, Capital


CFO Becomes UNPRI Signatory

In November 2012, the Foundation became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), joining 1130 other member firms from 50 countries around the world with total assets over $30 trillion. UNPRI is a global association of asset owners and investment managers committed to investing responsibly. Together, they have developed a template of six Principles for Responsible Investing that emphasizes disclosure and transparency by corporations, and encourages investors to take a best-in-class approach rather than negative screening when selecting securities for investment. Learn more about the Foundation’s Responsible Investing Strategy.