February Newsletter 2023

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Things are ramping up here at the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation for Social Democracy as we finalize the details of the events we have in store for you. Please read on to get the scoop on all our upcoming events and activities.

January Newsletter; Thank you!

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We hope you had a restful holiday season and are excited for the year ahead. We’ve got lots of good news to share with you this month.

Let’s start with a well deserved thank you. Thank you to those who supported us last year and helped us advance social democracy! You are carrying on our founder's legacy which is so meaningful to us. You allow us to imagine and strive for a better Canada where no one is left behind, which leaves us feeling very grateful here at the foundation. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors we say thank you for keeping Tommy’s dream alive.

Of note; to members and donors; your charitable tax receipts will be issued in the coming weeks with a hand signed thank you letter from our Executive Director.

December Newsletter 2022

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Our 2023 Plans Revealed! 

It’s been a wonderful year and we have much to celebrate here at the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation for Social Democracy. Please read this email thoroughly to ensure you don’t miss out on any of our exciting announcements.

Over the past year we have grown immensely as a foundation this year thanks to your support allowing us to launch the Alexa McDonough Women’s Leadership Centre, publish research on mental health in the workplace, host world class events, and create new scholarships and awards. We have a lot of momentum heading into 2023!

A note from author Beryl Young


I’m the author of the new book A Boy Named Tommy Douglas. I’m a senior citizen and have known about Tommy Douglas all my life, but it came as a great surprise to learn that there are no books for children to tell the little-known story that inspired his adult achievement of Medicare for Canada.

November Newsletter

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What an exciting few weeks we've had here at the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation for Social Democracy!

There's a ton of great content this month and we hope you find our newsletter uplifting and inspirational.

Let's start with our biggest event of the year. 

Annual General Report 2022


I’m writing to keep you informed of all the activities that we’ve undertaken over the past twelve months and provide you with a report this year-end on the status of our restoration project for our precious foundation and make a couple big announcements.

As you know in 2021, on the eve of our 50th Anniversary, a restoration plan was launched to ensure that this charity fulfilled Tommy Douglas’ vision for what we could accomplish. I’m very pleased to report our efforts have been a tremendous success thanks to an outpouring of support and a lot of work. We took Tommy's advice to heart and “dreamed no little dreams.”

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Alexa McDonough Womens’ Leadership Centre
Become a Member
BC Premier John Horgan's Keynote
Help Fund Educational Research
50th Anniversary Dinner Highlights
50th Anniversary Dinner Photos
Make a Donation
Lecture Series

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