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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.Read more
Posted: February 12, 2018
ELFEC's investment in SolarShare bonds this year has produced returns of 5% in our investment, but also f or 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:Read more
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 .Read more
Posted: January 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 details here .Read more
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 . 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.Read more
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 .Read more
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 to and check out more details at .Read more
Posted: September 13, 2017
Join Jeff Pym, ELFEC's executive director, as he discusses how to make a gift to the church that is right for you. Additional videos about planning your gift to the church are availabe in the resource materials .Read more
Posted: August 2, 2017
This month, ELFEC has written to Cineplex to seek expanded disclosure of the company’s workforce policies and practices. The letter is as part of a shareholder engagement with the company on decent work led by SHARE . Companies that pay living wages, provide secure jobs, encourage training opportunities and support diversity are better long-term investments. Disclosure helps investors understand how companies are approaching these decent work issues.Read more
Posted: July 13, 2017
Q2 2017 saw engagement with 5 companies held within our portfolio. Themes discussed included addressing the financing of climate risk with Royal Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Toronto-Dominion Bank, respecting international human rights with Agrium Inc. and business & reconciliation with Toronto-Dominion Bank. A full report by company is available here .Read more