Posted: March 27, 2017
For Canadian Lutherans 2017 is a very big year. We’re all aware that this is the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. But did you know that it is also the 20th anniversary of Lutheran Planned Giving? Read more !
Posted: February 1, 2017
ELFEC’s Board of Directors are pleased to share a few strategic changes to our investment portfolio to better our fulfill our mandate as Responsible Investors. Recent changes included: Exiting our holdings in the Montrusco Bolton Canadian Equity Income Pooled Fund. Purchasing individual stocks modelled on the Equity Income Strategy. Selling bonds issued by two companies involved in tar sands oil production. Selling shares in oil and gas companies involved in the Exploration and Production (E&P) sub-sector. Re-investing capital by purchasing shares in a renewable energy company. As well... Read More
Posted: January 24, 2017
Q4 2016 saw engagement with 10 companies held within our portfolio. Themes discussed included respecting international Human Rights with Agrium Inc and Goldcorp Inc, addressing the financing of climate risk with Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank, and investing in Decent Work with Magna International Inc, Dollarama Inc and CGI Group Inc.A full report by company is available here.
Posted: November 11, 2016
ELFEC grant money provided to National Worship Conference, helped to offset travel bursaries and extra honorariums for special guests who joined the conference from Six Nations in Brantford, who shared with attendees their experiences of music camp and the important work of building right relationships between our Lutheran/Anglican Churches and our brothers and sisters at Six Nations. A full report can be read here.
Posted: October 8, 2016
Q3 2016 saw engagement with 12 companies held within our portfolio. Themes discussed included respecting international Human Rights with Agrium Inc and Goldcorp Inc, addressing the financing of climate risk with Bank of Nova Scotia and Royal Bank of Canada, and Protecting & Preserving Clean Water with Peyto Exploration and Development Corp.A full report by company is available here.