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Announcing the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill 

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Spotlight on Our Grantees

The European Climate Foundation (ECF)

ECF was created by a group of philanthropic foundations to collboratively invest in research, policy development, and advocacy in order to increase the political and policy viability of pursuing a net-zero carbon future. John McCall MacBain was...

The International Summer Research Program at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

One of two Swiss federal institutes of technology, EPFL is a highly-ranked public research institute and university specializing in natural sciences and engineering. Each summer, EPFL chooses 25 students from around the world and provides them...

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa through scholarships for masters level study for young African leaders at universities in South Africa. Mandela Rhodes Scholars exhibit leadership with a dedication...

The Loran Scholars Foundation

The Loran Scholars Foundation provides the top undergraduate award in Canada. The program, which is highly selective based on the three pillars of character, service and leadership, provides a comprehensive schedule of enrichment opportunities...

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre

The Ontario Education Leadership Centre engages and educates youth from grades six through twelve in the summer so that they can return to their schools with the skills and resources to make a positive difference with their peers, neighborhoods...
The Rhodes Trust

The Rhodes Trust

The Rhodes Scholarships enables exceptional post-graduate students to study at the University of Oxford on the basis of great academic achievement, character, leadership and commitment to service. Scholars are provided with support to develop...

Updates from the McCall MacBain Foundation

Now Hiring: Grants and Administration Officer

Toronto, Ontario (January 25, 2021)  The McCall MacBain Foundation is seeking a highly driven emerging professional to join our team as a Grants & Administration Officer. In this role, you will help manage our relationships with grantees doing outstanding work...

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Now Hiring: Grants & Administration Officer

Toronto, Ontario (November 9, 2020)  The McCall MacBain Foundation is seeking a highly driven emerging professional to join our team as a Grants & Administration Officer. In this role, you will help manage our relationships with grantees doing outstanding work...

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Our Impact

Meet the inaugural finalists of the @mccallmacbainscholars! These 50 Canadian students and alumni will attend final interviews for the McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada's first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship program for master's and professional studies.⁠

Just a few of the varied activities they're involved in:⁠
🌱 organizing climate action groups⁠
📘 editing and running student journals⁠
🤖 volunteering with artificial intelligence and robotics projects⁠
🗨️ establishing anti-racism initiatives⁠
😷 working on public health, data, and educational projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic⁠

While they have different interests and pursuits, what unites them is the inner drive to learn, lead, and make a positive impact in other people’s lives.⁠

At the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the McCall MacBain Foundation distributed $1,000,000 to support our communities through the crisis. In #HuronCounty, the Foundation's donation to the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health was used to purchase iPads for residents in long-term care homes, hospitals, retirement homes and hospices across the County earlier this summer.

Staff at the Huron Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services, one of the front-line services to receive iPads, shared: “Under pandemic protocols, new women coming into shelter must be isolated in their room for 14 days. At a period of intense crisis, relational connection is a critical aspect of healing and recovery; isolation only serves to exasperate further a woman’s loneliness, mental health and substance use. The use of iPads in each room is a means for communication with advocates and counsellors, other residents, family and natural supports outside of shelter and gives the ability to participate in therapeutic virtual groups we are offering.”

Thank you to all the front-line workers who are helping to keep us safe and connected.

#Philanthropy #COVID19 #HealthCareHeroes #GrantMaking #GatewayCentreofExcellenceinRuralHealth

Less than three weeks to apply for McCall MacBain Scholarships @McGillU!⁠

To join the first class of @mccallmacbainscholars in Fall 2021, you'll need to complete your application and references by September 24, 2020 at 4 PM EDT. Application link in @mccallmacbainscholars bio.⁠

You can apply BEFORE you start applying to graduate programs.⁠

#Scholarships #McCallMacBainScholarshipsatMcGill #McGill #mcgilluniversity

Today's #GranteeSpotlight is @newleaffoundationto, an innovator in Canada supporting the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of youth in marginalized communities. New Leaf Foundation offers programming that utilizes meditative practices, such as yoga and mindfulness, to support youth in custody, schools & underserved communities and their caregivers in fostering emotional regulation and resilience. The @mccallmacbain #Foundation is so proud to support New Leaf Foundation and grateful for the work they are doing in our communities. #Philanthropy #NewLeafFoundation #YouthAdvocacy #MentalHealth #GrantMaking

📷: New Leaf Foundation

The McCall MacBain Foundation is pleased to share that Natasha Sawh will serve as inaugural Dean of the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill.

As Director, Fellowships and Grants and the Strategic Lead, Education and Scholarships, Natasha was instrumental in envisioning and implementing the MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships, McCall Huron County Scholarships, John McCall MacBain Wadham College Scholarships, and McCall MacBain International Fellowships. She will continue to oversee these programs as Vice President of Scholarships for the Foundation.

#scholarships #mcgill #leadership #communityengagement #highereducation @mccallmacbainscholars

Applications are now open for the @mccallmacbainscholars at @McGillU! Click the link in their bio to start an application. ⁠
#scholarships #graduateschool #mcgill #leadership #communityengagement #applynow

Each year, graduating Loran Scholars recognize the teachers who have impacted their lives by nominating them for a Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award, supporter by the @mccallmacbain #Foundation. To celebrate #teacherappreciationweek, check out @loranscholar to learn more about this year’s nominated teachers! #Education #Leadership #Philanthropy #LoranScholars ...

How was your reading week? We enjoyed hosting @mcgillu student Joellyne Evaristo at the McCall MacBain Foundation for a day!

Joellyne is in her first year studying cognitive science. She spent the day with Grants Director Alex Conliffe (BEng’04) through the @mcgill.caps @mcgillalumni Job Shadow Program.

@mcgillarts @mcgillstuserv #iwd #internationalwomensday #cogsci #philanthropy #jobshadowing #iwd2020

Follow @mccallmacbainscholars to see where we’re headed on this week’s cross-country tour!

We’re visiting universities to discuss and promote our new McCall MacBain Scholarship, a full graduate scholarship with enrichment programming for students who want to make a difference in the world. Applications open in June.