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Posted: October 16, 2018
Q3 2018 saw engagement with 10 companies held within our portfolio.  Themes discussed included Investing in Reconciliation with significant progress made with NFI Group (formerly: New Flyer Industries), WSP Global Inc and TransCanada Corporation. Other themes included investing in decent work and Just TransitionA full report by company is available here.
Posted: October 12, 2018
Learn more about our recent impact investments during this lunch and learn webinar.  In 2017/18 our Board revised our investment policy to include Impact Investments as part of our Fixed Income strategy. Since then our investment committee has been working hard to find and evaluate suitable investments. Impact investing refers to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Todate, we have made 4 investments within our portfolios and we would like to share with... Read More
Posted: September 20, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Smith has joined the ELFEC staff team as a Giving Advisor.  In her new role, Kathryn will work throughout the territory of the Eastern Synod.  Her primary mandate is to encourage and assist people to make planned gifts to the church in all its expressions. Kathryn’s rare combination of theological education, knowledge of the church and employment experience will be a huge asset in working with congregations and their members.  We expect that she will expand the service LPG has been able to provide in recent years. Kathryn would welcome the opportunity... Read More
Posted: July 24, 2018
Q2 2018 saw engagement with 12 companies held within our portfolio.  Themes discussed included Accountable and Effective Governance with Fortis Inc, as well as Investing in Decent work with Telus Corp, TD Bank and Royal Bank of Canada. Another theme is Investing in Reconciliation with WSP Global Inc, TransCanda Copr and NFI Group (formerly: New Flyer Industries)  . A full report by company is available here.
Posted: April 25, 2018
It is also a community program! Breakfast is prepared every Sunday throughout the year at St. David Anglican Lutheran Church in Orillia. In addition, on Christmas morning there is a special breakfast. Learn more.
Posted: April 16, 2018
Q1 2018 saw engagement with 7 companies held within our portfolio.  Themes discussed included gender leadership gaps with Sun Life Financial, protecting and preserving clean water with Pembina Pipeline Corporation, and investing in a just transition with Royal Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank of Canada and TD Bank. A full report by company is available here.  
Posted: April 9, 2018
Learn to find and apply for grants from local, provincial and national foundations as well as government agencies. Every participant receives a binder filled with grant program information. Sponsored by the Eastern Synod at no cost to participants. Workshop topics include: Government and foundation grants your parish may be eligible for Grants available from the Eastern Synod and ELFEC Ontario Trillium Foundation—the new application process How to develop effective grant proposals Event Date: Saturday Oct 20, 2018 More details and registation.
Posted: February 12, 2018
ELFEC's investment in SolarShare bonds this year has produced returns of 5% in our investment, but also for every $1000 Solar Bond we purchased, about 30 kWh of solar energy is produced for Ontario - that is 7.5M kWH! What can 1 kWh of clean electricity do? Take a look to get a sense of our impact:  
Posted: January 15, 2018
Q4 2017 saw engagement with 7 companies held within our portfolio.  Themes discussed included protecting and preserving clean water with Pembina Pipeline Corporation, decent work with Royal Bank of Canada and TD Bank, and business and climate rick with Fortis Inc. A full report by company is available here.  
Posted: January 12, 2018
Each year SHARE develops an engagement plan in consultation with us, outlining where we will focus our collaborative efforts to improve corporate sustainability performance. A short public summary of the themes we’re discussing with Canadian companies is now available here. 

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