“Join me in imagining our country as it could be… a smart and caring
nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their
talents to their fullest potential.”
David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Patron, Community Foundations of Canada.
When His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, gave the opening address at the Community Foundations of Canada 2011 Conference, he spoke passionately about his desire to make Canada a smarter and more caring nation.
What does Smart and Caring mean to Canadian community foundations?
The Governor General’s call to service has a special meaning for community foundations, since he is the patron of our network, Community Foundations of Canada. But, more importantly, his aspirations for our country mirror those of community foundation from coast to coast.
For more than 90 years, Canada’s community foundations have dedicated themselves to building better places to live, work, and play. All across Canada, member community foundations are challenging themselves to develop a vision for their communities. Each might be unique, but all are united in looking ahead to how we can contribute to building a smart and caring nation as Canada approaches its 150th birthday in 2017.
In the meantime, we hope you will take a moment to learn more about this initiative by visiting the Community Foundations of Canada website.
View this message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.