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Posted: May 5, 2018
We are recruiting for a Gift advisor - deadline for application is 29th June 2018. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join ELFEC’s professional team as a part-time Lutheran Planned Giving Advisor.  You will find satisfaction in this role if you: • Feel comfortable working in the environment of a Christian denomination• Can speak with confidence about money and giving• Enjoy meeting people in churches and homes• Are good at cultivating and maintaining professional relationships• Can work in a coordinated team with minimal direct supervision If you are interested, please find more... Read More
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. 
Posted: October 26, 2017
If you missed our webinar this week on How to Responsibly Invest as an Individual with Brian Barsness, CIM, Director, Investment Services at Kindred Credit Union you can still learn from his expertise and insights by listening to a recording of the webinar. The webinar link can be played directly in Chrome or Firefox to stream recording directly or downloaded at this link https://recordings.join.me/V-HWJNQZyUGCP6izjmCgYQ. A copy of Brian's slides are available for download as well by clicking here.                  This event is part of Canada's 4th annual RI week, coordinated by RIA.  
Posted: October 16, 2017
Q3 2017 saw engagement with 9 companies held within our portfolio.  Themes discussed included climate risk with Fortis Inc, decent work with Royal Bank of Canada, and business and reconciliation with TransCanada Corporation. A full report by company is available here.  
Posted: October 6, 2017
We are hosting a webinar on Responsible Investing (RI) for individuals .. limited attendance, so reserve your spot now! Congregations can be responsible investors by opening a fund with ELFEC, but individuals can’t.  Many people tell us that they are frustrated by the lack of good answers when they ask their financial advisor how to incorporate environmental or social concerns into their portfolio.  So we are hosting a webinar that addresses the question “How can an individual be a Responsible Investor?”  If you want to tune in and learn about this subject, register by sending Krista an email... Read More

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