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Gas plant trial date set — for just ahead of next Ontario election

May 26, 2016

“Fallout from the cancelled generating stations in Oakville and Mississauga could still be dogging Premier Wynne as she gears up for another crack at office…”

— Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

Edmonton Tool Library seeks donors

May 23, 2016

“The future Edmonton Tool Library is seeking financial backers so they can secure a location and move towards opening later this year…”

Metro Edmonton

Local 4-year-old boy uses birthday to donate to Fairbanks Animal Shelter

May 22, 2016

“Gunnar Sudsbury is only 4 years old but he already knows the value of service to his community…”


A closer look at Thin Ice: the magical weight loss vest that siphons heat off your body to burn calories

May 19, 2016

“It seems like something out of science fiction or a bad infomercial. A wearable that lowers the temperature when pressed on the skin to help the body burn more calories and, in the process, cut more fat out of those problem areas?”

Yahoo! Tech

The Story of Savannah & Frankie

May 15, 2016

“Their’s is a special bond. Savannah’s mom knew a dog would help her daughter, Savannah, deal better with autism if she had a companion…”

— Andrea, Life With Dogs

Thin Ice smart vest cools your body down to burn fat

May 13, 2016

“Imagine a vest that you put on and you just start burning calories? Well, apparently it exists and it’s called Thin Ice…”

— Michael Sawh, Wareable

Seven kittens, mom cat left at Georgian Triangle Humane Society’s doorstep

May 13, 2016

“The Georgian Triangle Humane Society is reminding residents to call them and make a plan instead of leaving kittens on their doorstep after hours…”

— John Edwards,

UC San Diego to participate in White House’s National Microbiome Initiative

May 13, 2016

“On May 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a new National Microbiome Initiative , a coordinated effort to better understand microbiomes…”


Has PayPal soured on crowdfunding?

May 12, 2016

“Does PayPal’s announcement that the company will eliminate its Purchase Protection coverage for crowdfunding payments indicate a lack of confidence in crowdfunding?”

— Andrew Friedman, Tradestreaming

Giz Gadgets: High-Tech Gadgets That Were Inspired By Nature

May 12, 2016

“Each new week brings with it an abundance of new gadgets — whether devised by tech giants like Google and Samsung or pushed by hopeful entrepreneurs to Kickstarter, they run the gamut from useful to niche to tech that nobody really needs…”

— Hayley Williams, Gizmodo

Thin Ice System Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For World’s First App-Connected Weight Loss Clothing Line

May 12, 2016

“Today the Thin Ice System, world’s first app-connected smart clothing line for weight loss, launched its second round of crowdfunding via a proprietary campaign on its website,…”

Club Industry

Thin Ice: Wearable Weight Loss Vest

May 11, 2016

“Many of us would like to lose some weight. I know that personally I’ve got more than a few pounds to lose…”

— Justin Jelinek, Tech Aeris

Canada the only G8 Country without national school meal plan

May 9, 2016

“A low-cost school breakfast club has had a “significant positive impact on students” and reduced late attendance of participants by 22 per cent, a new study shows…”

— Gerry Bellett, The Vancouver Sun

10 things you need to know in markets today

May 5, 2016

“Tom Hayes, the former banker convicted for his role in rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), is trying to raise money for an appeal against his conviction using a crowdfunding platform…”

— Oscar Williams-Grut, Business Insider

Tom Hayes: Libor trader’s supporters launch crowdfunding campaign to overturn conviction

May 5, 2016

“Supporters of Tom Hayes, the former UBS and Citigroup trader who last year became the first person to be jailed for rigging Libor rates, have launched an online fundraising initiative in a bid to raise enough money to pay for a new appeal against the conviction…”

— Dan Cancian, International Business Times

Ex-trader Tom Hayes seeks crowdfunding cash to fund appeal

May 5, 2016

“Tom Hayes has instructed solicitor Karen Todner to lead the next stage in his appeal, it was announced today, as he turns to crowdfunding to raise his legal fees…”

HITC Business

Supporters of Former UBS trader Tom Hayes Look to Raise £150,000 on Fundrazr For New Appeal

May 4, 2016

“Supporters of Tom Hayes, a former UBS Group AG trader serving 11 years in prison for rigging Libor, are looking to raise £150,000 ($218,000) on crowdfunding platform Fundrazr for a new appeal…”

— Samantha Hurst, Crowdfund Insider

Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes is crowdfunding to raise £150,000 to appeal his conviction

May 4, 2016

“Tom Hayes, the former banker convicted for his role in rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is trying to raise money for an appeal against his conviction — using a crowdfunding platform…”

Yahoo! Finance

Hands Off HRI: Campaigners launch online crowdfunder to fund legal challenge

May 4, 2016

“Campaigners have launched an online appeal to raise money for a legal challenge to stop the closure of Huddersfield’s A&E…”

Huddersfield Examiner

Supporters of jailed Libor trader Hayes make crowdfunding appeal

May 4, 2016

“Supporters of Tom Hayes, a former star trader serving an 11-year jail sentence for conspiring to rig Libor interest rates, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise 150,000 pounds to pay for a fresh attempt to appeal against his conviction…”


Libor latest: Tom Hayes appoints new lawyer, and he’s making good progress on crowdfunding the legal fees

May 4, 2016

“Tom Hayes has instructed solicitor Karen Todner to lead the next stage in his appeal, it was announced today, as he turns to crowdfunding to raise his legal fees…”

— Hayley Kirton, City AM

Supporters of jailed Libor trader Hayes make crowdfunding appeal

May 4, 2016

“Supporters of Tom Hayes, a former star trader serving an 11-year jail sentence for conspiring to rig Libor interest rates, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise 150,000 pounds to pay for a fresh attempt to appeal against his conviction…”

— Kirstin Ridley, Reuters

Supporters of jailed Libor trader Hayes make crowdfunding appeal

May 4, 2016

“Supporters of Tom Hayes, a former star trader serving an 11-year jail sentence for conspiring to rig Libor interest rates, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise 150,000 pounds ($218,000) to pay for a fresh attempt to appeal against his conviction…”

Daily Mail

Man jailed over Libor seeks ‘miscarriage of justice’ review

May 4, 2016

“Tom Hayes, serving 11 years for rigging Libor rates, has hired a high-profile lawyer to take his appeal to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigates suspected miscarriages of justice…”

The Guardian

Jailed Libor trader turns to crowdfunding to pay for his appeal

May 4, 2016

“Former UBS trader Tom Hayes, who is currently serving 11 years in prison for his part in rigging the key interbank rate Libor, has resorted to crowdfunding to fund his appeal…”


Tom Hayes Taps Crowdfunding to Raise $218,000 for Appeal

May 4, 2016

“Tom Hayes, the former UBS Group AG trader serving 11 years in prison for rigging Libor, has turned to crowdfunding to raise 150,000 pounds ($218,000) for an appeal…”

— Suzi Ring, Bloomberg

Jailed Libor ‘scapegoat’ Tom Hayes tries to crowdfund appeal

May 4, 2016

“Tom Hayes, the former UBS trader serving an 11-year sentence for Libor fixing, has launched a crowdfunding effort to raise £150,000 for an appeal…”

— Joanna Bourke, Evening Standard

New ways to finance innovation projects

April 28, 2016

“Traditional bank loan now join crowdfunding, the crowdlending and different kinds of platforms for which the Colombian financial system is not fully prepared…”

— Manuel Guerrero, Las2 Orillas

The World’s Littlest Freedom Fighters: Norfolk Island Is Battling Australian Colonization

April 27, 2016

“Norfolk Island will be colonized by Australia in July. Renowned lawyer Geoffrey Robertson explains why he is representing the island’s 1700 people who are desperate to remain free…”

— Geoffrey Robertson, The Daily Beast

Financing evolves to let companies capitalize on the crowd

April 22, 2016

“Before Guusto co-founders Skai Dalziel and Joe Facciolo tried crowdfunding to raise money for the online gift-giving startup they’d spend two years building, they tried the usual venture-capital routes…”

— Derrick Penner, Montreal Gazette

Norfolk Island group crowdfunding fight for self-government ‘taken in hostile takeover’

April 22, 2016

“A Norfolk Island political group has started a crowdfunding campaign to help restore self-government, which they say was taken in ‘a hostile and illegal takeover’…”

— Georgia Hitch, ABC News

Financing evolves to let companies capitalize on the crowd

April 22, 2016

“Before Guusto co-founders Skai Dalziel and Joe Facciolo tried crowdfunding to raise money for the online gift-giving startup they’d spend two years building, they tried the usual venture-capital routes…”

— Derrick Penner, The Vancouver Sun

SIU report on Andrew Loku will be released: Wynne

April 21, 2016

“Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’ll release the confidential police watchdog investigation into the shooting death of Andrew Loku…”

— Shawn Jeffords, 24 Hours Toronto

Redding eyes inclusive playground at Kids Kingdom

April 20, 2016

“After 22 years, Redding’s popular playground at Enterprise Park is due for a complete transformation…”

City of Redding

Hands Off HRI: Law firm Irwin Mitchell joins fight to save Huddersfield A&E

April 20, 2016

“Yogi Amin, a specialist in public law, will represent the #HandsOffHRI campaign in a bid to derail a hospital shake-up plan which could close the emergency department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI)…”

Huddersfield Examiner

Kids Kingdom in need of community effort

April 20, 2016

“After 22 years, Redding’s popular playground at Enterprise Park is showing signs of wear and is due for an overhaul…”

City of Redding

FundRazr Founder Daryl Hatton Presents Sponsifi

April 18, 2016

“Daryl Hatton, es fundador y CEO de la plataforma de crowdfunding de Canadá FundRazr, cuya compañía organizó campañas de 1.032 canadienses en 2015, recaudando más de $ 3,8 millones y más de $ 25 millones para campañas de crowdfunding 37.000 desde su fundación…”

— Eva Gomez, CrowdEmprende

ReFood serves up thousands of meals, reducing food wastage

April 12, 2016

“Two thousand meals. That’s how many Danison Buan serves up in a typical week…”

— Allen Tung, SFU News

Put Up Your Dukes! 2016 ‘Aprons For Gloves’ Boxing Tryouts Set For April 23/24

April 11, 2016

“Tryouts for this year’s Aprons For Gloves industry boxing matches are on the horizon. These details are copied from our inbox…”

Scout Magazine

Metro Vancouver cancer patient’s diagnosis may have doctors ‘scratching their heads’

April 11, 2016

“Brice Royer was told four years ago that the tumour in his stomach would likely kill him…”

— Tara Carman, The Vancouver Sun

Marathon run for Ardee woman’s Lyme disease campaign

April 8, 2016

“Elaine Griffin is an Ardee native artist and musician now based in Westport, Co Mayo…”

Meath Chronicle

Ardee locals join forces to raise Lyme Disease awareness

April 7, 2016

“An Ardee native who suffers from chronic Lyme Disease is using this weekend’s Connemara half-marathon to help raise awareness about the condition – and her Ardee-based brother is helping fundraise for the cause…”

This is Ardee

Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association looking for fighters for fifth annual Restaurant Rumble

April 6, 2016

“Chefs, servers, mixologists, barbers, and anyone who is in any way associated with the service sector: the Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association wants you…”

— Lucy Lau, The Georgia Straight

What to eat to have a healthy bowel

April 5, 2016

“The microbes that live in our intestines from birth are enormously important in almost every aspect of our being…”

BBC News

The buzz about spelling bees

April 5, 2016

“In elementary school, I was never known for my athletic prowess. You could always count on me being one of the last kids chosen for a team…”

— Sheryl Rooth, The Londoner

What You Need to Know About Crowdfunding Right Now

March 31, 2016

“Once a niche funding source for personal projects and products no consumer would ever want to buy, crowdfunding has evolved into a legitimate, common form of capital for startups and innovative businesses…”

— Robert Gold, Profit Guide

End-of-life animal sanctuary needs new pet ambulance

March 30, 2016

“When you operate an end-of-life sanctuary for old, sick and terminally ill animals; trips to the veterinarian are constant, and often urgent…”

— Darcy Matheson, VanCity Buzz

Life in transition: A transgender artist shares his journey to becoming his true self

March 30, 2016

“Imagine being trapped in a body that just feels wrong, like it’s not yours. That’s how Los Osos artist RawfeyL Gene Burge felt from an early age…”

— Glen Starkey, SantaMaria Sun

Why I Dropped Everything to Help Refugees in Greece

March 30, 2016

“I woke up from a dream, and in it I was drowning. When my eyes opened, I wasn’t drenched in sweat or gasping for air. I was simply lying on my back, looking up at the beige, cracked ceiling of my West End apartment…”

— Nicolle Hodges, Montecristo Magazine

Inspiring Powerful Change This Earth Day: Trent University to Host International Environmental Conference

March 30, 2016

“This year on Earth Day, the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences (IIES) program at Trent University is bringing together experts, researchers, and people from across the world interested in creating transformative change for a three-day conference aimed at bringing together Indigenous teachings and traditional knowledge to address complex global environmental issues…”

Nation Talk

Inspiring Powerful Change This Earth Day: Trent University to Host International Environmental Conference

March 29, 2016

“This year on Earth Day, the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences (IESS) program at Trent University is bringing together experts, researchers, and people from across the world interested in creating transformative change for a three-day conference aimed at bringing together Indigenous teachings and traditional knowledge to address complex global environmental issues…”

Trent University

CHICAGO REDUX? Anti-Trump agitators raising money for WI clashes

March 28, 2016

“Opposition to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is building in Wisconsin ahead of the state’s April 5 primary election, and several groups are gearing up to raise havoc at upcoming campaign stops…”

— Victor Skinner, The American Mirror


March 26, 2016

“The Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community and Farm has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to sweeten its beekeeping program…”

— Shannon Waters, My Prince George Now

Nicolle’s First Hand Experience with Refugees

March 25, 2016

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CTV News Vancouver

VIP guest visits Bomber Command Museum

March 24, 2016

“The Bomber Command Museum was graced by a VIP guest last Thursday. Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force took a trip to Nanton to see the pieces of history the Bomber Command Museum of Canada is preserving…”

Nanton News

Forrest Gump? Not. But he’s riding for Chinatown

March 24, 2016

“The city’s impending cleanup of Chinatown has sparked a variety of responses from the community…”

— Amy Wu, Californian

Rescued North Shore Rescue member doing ‘really well’

March 23, 2016

“Four months since one of North Shore Rescue’s core members was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, things are going “really well” for Jay Piggot…”

— Brent Richter, North Shore News

The past 10 years have seen tremendous growth and outreach to queer youth

March 23, 2016

“Edmonton’s Queer Prom is the prom you wished you had gone to as a teen. The prom started modestly, about 10 years ago, as a project of the Pride Centre’s Youth Understanding Youth program…”

— Ashley Dryburgh, VUE Weekly

Shtisel TV Show

March 23, 2016

English Subtitles For Shtisel TV Show Season 1 & 2

Shtisel TV Show

Dancers chosen for dream trip to perform in Las Vegas

March 23, 2016

“A ONCE in a lifetime opportunity is taking Widnes dancers to the world’s entertainment capital…”

— Barbara Jordan, Runcorn and Widnes World

Vocal advocate Jessie pushes back at latest setback

March 19, 2016

“Just as Jessie Huggett was finding her voice as an advocate, a medical setback stole her ability to speak…”

— Patrick Jodoin, Ottawa Sun

Trio saddle up in support of former teammate Matt

March 15, 2016

“FRIENDS who met at a local football club are cycling 400 miles across four countries for an ex-teammate who has cancer…”

— Chris Smith, Stratford Herald

Is fermented food a recipe for good gut health?

March 13, 2016

“Fermentation as a way of preserving food dates back thousands of years, but it is now being held up as a potentially important source of friendly, health-giving bacteria.”

— Philippa Roxby, BBC News

Rainpal On Discovery Channel

March 11, 2016

“The sleek unique wiper for your visor that attaches in 2 seconds. Check out Rainpal’s key features at”

Discovery Channel

Ajax to Ajax – cycling in support of Matt

March 10, 2016

“FRIENDS who met at a Warwick football club are cycling 400 miles in support of an ex-teammate who has cancer…”

Leamington Observer

Qatar animal shelters ask for help after rain damage

March 9, 2016

“Two of Qatar’s largest volunteer-run animal shelters have asked for financial help and other forms of assistance after this week’s rain partially flooded their facilities…”

— Peter Kovessy, Doha News

Rainpal, wiper for motorcycle helmet that recharges via USB

March 9, 2016

“Rainpal is an accessory that may interest many riders, especially those in rainy weather…”

Yahoo News

RAINPAL, The Wiper of Biker

March 8, 2016

“Adam Aarons is an inspired Londoner who combines his enjoyment of the bike in English renowned wet weather…”

GQ Magazine

It’s a windscreen wiper… For your motorbike helmet

March 7, 2016

“Rainpal looks like a well-thought-out invention. It fits to just about any helmet, it gives you multi-speed visor wiping, wiper delay and visor cleaning spray, and it’s tested up to 100 mph…”

— Loz Blain, Gizmag

Police reveal details of COP tragedy

March 7, 2016

“With two sleds full of teenagers wrecked partway down the Canada Olympic Park bobsled and luge track, a survivor scrambled up the hill to warn the third…”

— Damien Wood, Calgary Sun

Gregory Gunn’s mother wants officer who killed her son to attend funeral

March 4, 2016

“The mother of a man shot to death by a Montgomery officer wants the officer to attend her son’s funeral…”

— Erin Edgemon, Alabama News

Hull brain tumour mum Leigh Lancaster-King: £30k could buy me time with my daughter

March 3, 2016

“A TERMINALLY ill mum is desperately trying to raise £30,000 to fund treatment which could prolong her life after being told she might only have nine months left to live…”

— Joanna Hunter, Hull Daily Mail

Anti-Fascists Crowdfund Protestors Who Took on KKK

March 2, 2016

“Anti-fascist activists have raised more than US$25,000 to support anti-KKK protesters arrested after a rally in Anaheim, California turned violent…”


Finchley family left ‘homeless’ after basement work causes house to collapse

March 1, 2016

“A couple with two young children have told of their on-going “nightmare” after botched basement work caused their house to collapse and left them homeless…”

— Hannah Al-Othman, Evening Standard

Couple’s shock at £300k bill after house collapsed around them

March 1, 2016

“A COUPLE whose home collapsed around them after builders botched a cellar conversion have been billed £300,000 for its demolition…”

The Sun

Family face £1million bill after rogue builders who caused their home to collapse in botched basement extension go bust WITHOUT paying compensation

March 1, 2016

“A family has been left with bills of more than £1million after a cowboy builder’s work to extend their home caused the property to collapse…”

— Emily Smith, Daily Mail

What We Know About the Stabbings at a Ku Klux Klan Rally in California

February 29, 2016

“Around noon on Saturday, an SUV carrying members of the Ku Klux Klan pulled up to a park in Anaheim, California…”

— Allie Conti, Vice

My Microbiome – and The Future of Clinical Research

February 27, 2016

“Recently, I signed up to be a participant in a fascinating research study that exemplifies how clinical research is being transformed by technology…”

Democrat & Chronicle

Rescue me: New Canadian pup needs a leg up

February 25, 2016

“Every month, the Vancouver group Big and Small Rescue Society takes in unwanted puppies and dogs impounded at shelters in the Los Angeles area…”

— Darcy Matheson, VanCity Buzz

Darlington Jazz Festival Fundraising Campaign

February 25, 2016

“Darlington Jazz Festival takes place over a weekend between 21st and 24th April this year…”

Northern Jazz News

Full Speaker Lineup and Program for 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit Announced

February 25, 2016

“With the newly released equity crowdfunding regulations across Canada and the emergence of marketplace lending and investment bank 2.0 platforms, 2016 is anticipated to be a year of exponential growth…”


The ‘chicken pox’ that was actually deadly meningitis: Baby girl spent five days fighting for her life – despite just a 20% chance of survival

February 23, 2016

“A baby girl sent home from hospital with ‘chicken pox’ is lucky to be alive after battling the most deadly form of meningitis…”

— Anna Hodgekiss, Daily Mail

Incredible survival of six-month-old girl with meningitis given a 20 per cent chance to live after being wrongly diagnosed with chicken pox

February 23, 2016

“A six-month-old baby girl incredibly survived meningitis – just hours after she was allegedly sent home from hospital with a wrong diagnosis of “chicken pox”…”

— Sophie Evans, Mirror

Rainpal Looks like Another Interesting and Funny Visor Wiper Idea

February 18, 2016

“Rain is clearly one of the top enemies of a rider, and Rainpal is a new visor wiper project that struggles to get rid of at least one of the shortcomings that come with riding in the wet…”

— Florin Tibu, Auto Evolution

Public market breaks ground

February 18, 2016

“The Gibsons Public Market broke ground on its 7,000-square-foot addition this week, with $2.3 million in funding secured for the project…”

— Christine Wood, Coast Reporter

Caldwell family raising money to help six others injured in bobsled mishap

February 16, 2016

“Family members of twin teens killed earlier this month are raising money to help the recovery of survivors of the deadly sledding accident…”

Calgary Herald

Family of Calgary twins killed in tragic sledding accident raising money to help other teenage victims

February 16, 2016

“Family members of twin teens killed earlier this month are raising money to help the recovery of survivors of the deadly sledding accident…”

— Damien Wood, National Post

Calgary mom of twin teens killed in Canada Olympic Park sledding crash pleads for help for survivors

February 16, 2016

“Long, uncertain and painful rehabilitation, both physical and psychological, lies ahead for survivors of a deadly sledding accident, the mother of twin teens who lost their lives says…”

— Damien Wood, Calgary Sun

Chassidic Couple Framed for Drug Charges in Ukraine

February 12, 2016

“An engaged Chassidic couple have found themselves in hot water after they were arrested when authorities in the Ukraine Airport found two pounds of marijuana in their luggage…”

Only Simchas

Caldwell family creates fund to assist sledding crash survivors

February 11, 2016

“On the day of the memorial service for twin brothers Evan and Jordan, the Caldwell family announced the establishment of the Caldwell Fund to assist those injured in Saturday morning’s crash on the sliding track at Canada Olympic Park…”

CTV News Calgary

Caldwell family releases statement following twins’ funeral

February 11, 2016

“The family of twin boys who died in a crash on the Canada Olympic Park bobsled track Saturday have released a statement following their funeral Thursday…”

Metro Calgary

Friends and family remember twin brothers killed at Canada Olympic Park

February 11, 2016

“Those closest to two Calgary twins stood in front of over 2,000 mourners Thursday sharing memories of Jordan and Evan Caldwell…”

— Sarah Offin, Global News

Family, friends say good-bye to twins killed in tragic accident

February 11, 2016

“There wasn’t a dry eye in the Worship Centre Thursday afternoon as friends and family of Jordan and Evan Caldwell gathered at the Centre Street Church in northeast Calgary to say goodbye…”

660 News

The Truth About Crowdfunding

February 10, 2016

“The study analyzed data for campaigns from five of the largest U.S., U.K. and Canada-based crowdfunding platforms in 2015…”

— Pete Prestipino, Website Magazine

And there is no greater mitzvah of redeeming captives

February 9, 2016

“Hani, if 9 children is at immediate risk of going to jail Ukrainian for many years and we need your help…”


#Startland aims to help refugees get a toe hold in the tech sector

February 8, 2016

“It might not be the first thing on their minds when arriving in Vancouver but once Syrian refugees start looking around for opportunities — perhaps in B.C.’s hot tech sector — an initiative called #Startland will be there for them…”

— Allison Dempster, CBC News BC

Couple ‘Framed’ on Drug Charges in Ukrain, Pidyon Shvuim Fund Launched

February 8, 2016

“Arrested on charges of smuggling drugs, a soon-to-married Israeli couple have found themselves in a real-life nightmare after they were arrested in a Ukrainian Airport with two pounds of marijuana in their luggage…”

Crown Heights

Scientists Are Outsourcing Their Work — to You

February 4, 2016

“You don’t need a Ph.D. to do scientific research. Or even a B.S. For more than 100 years, the general public has been pitching in to help scientists with everything from counting birds to recording earthquake tremors…”

— Melanie Radzicki McManus, How Stuff Works

Engaged Couple Arrested in Kiev

February 4, 2016

“Funds are still desperately needed for the legal support of an engaged frum couple who were arrested in Ukraine on drug charges which family members say were planted. Trial is set for February 25…”


The code to refugee employment

February 3, 2016

“Leave it to the high-tech startup community to tackle the issue of refugee employment in new, innovative ways…”

— John Hua, Global News

How a Camera Flash Saved a 4-Month-Old Baby’s Life

February 2, 2016

“Who knew a photo could save a life? It happened for Andrea Temarantz and her 4-month-old son Ryder after the Phoenix…”

— Grace Gavilanes, People

Camera flash helps mom spot cancer in baby’s eye

February 1, 2016

“An Arizona mom may have helped save her son’s life by spotting something unusual in his baby photos…”

— Ashley Welch, CBS News

Mom Discovers Baby Has Rare Eye Cancer While Looking At Picture

January 31, 2016

“Because of a camera flash, a mother in Arizona found that her baby boy has a rare type of eye cancer, prompting her to seek medical help and save her son’s life…”

— Alyssa Navarro, Tech Times

Rainpal Wants to Make Riding Bikes in Rain Less Dangerous with its Electric Wiper for Helmets

January 30, 2016

“As they say riding a motorcycle is an art by itself and riding it in rain is definitely an art filled with perils…”

— Mahit Huilgol, Technology Personalized

Fundraiser established for Jacksonville teen battling Gulliain-Barre Syndrome

January 30, 2016

“An 18-year-old Jacksonville girl is battling a rare syndrome that impacts one out of every 100,000 people…”

— Ryne Turke, WLDS AM

Report delivers insight into the crowdfunding market that is poised to grow at 26.87% CAGR to 2020

January 29, 2016

“Crowdfunding market helps fund a venture outside an entrepreneur’s social circle without giving up equity or accumulating debt…”


B.C. tech sector rallies to train Syrian refugees how to code

January 29, 2016

“There would be 25,000 refugees entering Canada by the end of February, and the director of Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s Living Labs wasn’t convinced they would all crack the code to enter the job market successfully…”

— Tyler Orton, Business in Vancouver

How mother saved baby son’s life by spotting hidden cancerous eye tumor in flash photo

January 29, 2016

“A camera’s flash helped save the life of a four-month-old boy in Arizona. Ryder Temarantz’s mother Andrea said that beginning in December, she noticed a ‘white glow’ in her son’s left eye whenever she took a picture using a flash…”

— Kelly McLaughlin, Daily Mail

Arizona mother who noticed glow in her baby boy’s eye in camera flash helps doctors identify and treat his rare cancer

January 28, 2016

“An Arizona mother who noticed a strange glow in her baby boy’s eye in pictures has helped doctors save him from a rare cancer, she said Thursday…”

— Tobias Salinger, Daily News

Camera Flash Detected Baby’s Eye Cancer, Arizona Mother Says

January 28, 2016

“The flash of a camera helped save the life of Ryder Temarantz, a 4-month-old baby boy from Scottsdale, Arizona…”

— Avianne Tan, ABC News

Camera flash reveals cancer in Scottsdale boy’s eye

January 27, 2016

“They say ‘the eyes are the window to the soul.’ Your eyes might also be giving you a sign there could be a greater health issue…”

— Rich Prange, 12News

Refood launches crowdfunding campaign to fight food waste

January 26, 2016

“Fed up with seeing the amount of food waste growing in Vancouver, and the percentage of people going hungry increase, one determined man from New Westminster, Danison Buan, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to tackle food waste head on…”

— Jess Fleming, VanCity Buzz

Local @PinkPolkaDotPrj Changing Lives in Uganda

January, 2016

“Jean Bowers describes herself a Maker of Things. “I’m an introverted art nerd with a day job that kind of fell into this amazing opportunity to make a change in girls lives,” says founder of the Pink Polka Dot Project…”

Cool Cleveland

Data Reveals: Rewards Crowdfunding is the New Seed-Funding

January 26, 2016

“Data provided by TheCrowdfundingCentre asserts that crowdfunding is the vehicle driving an “unprecedented” global wave of innovation…”

— JD Alois, Crowdfund Insider

Looking beyond dieting for weight loss and health

January 25, 2016

“Reducing the amount you eat will lead to weight loss, but it is your gut bacteria that plays a major role in your overall health…”

—Rod Tucker, The Pharmaceutical Journal

Grief counselors help students cope with second-grade classmate’s death

January 25, 2016

“Grief counselors are on hand at a Monitor Township school to help students cope with the recent death of a 7-year-old classmate…”

—Cole Waterman, Michigan Live

Gas plants defence fund now tops $60K for former Liberal aide

January 25, 2016

“Fundraising efforts to help pay the legal bills of a former Liberal aide charged in connection with the gas plants affair have brought in more than $60,000…”

—Robert Benzie, Cambridge Times

Bay County girl, 7, dies days after being struck by SUV

January 24, 2016

“A 7-year-old Auburn girl recently struck by an SUV has died of her injuries…”

—Cole Waterman, Michigan Live

Bay County girl, 7, in critical condition after being struck by SUV

January 24, 2016

“A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle, police say…”

—Cole Waterman, Michigan Live

More than $11,000 raised for injured Inuk dancer in Cuba

January 22, 2016

“Called ‘Napu’s Poutine,’ this dish quickly sold out — which is what you want to see at a fundraiser to help its namesake…”

Nunatsiaq Online

Family rallies around Vermilion racer in coma after New Year’s Day crash

January 20, 2016

“New Year’s Day was like any other race day for veteran driver Mark Fisher. Fisher, 42, of Vermilion got up early to get ready to drive to Sandusky, where he was driving in the Hangover Race, an annual tradition at Sandusky Speedway…”

— Allie Shultz, The Chronicle Telegram

Thailand accident victim Lucy is making progress

January 19, 2016

“THERE have been encouraging signs of recovery for a young car crash victim in the last week. Lucy Hill, of Laburnum Drive, Whitefield, was seriously injured when a car hit her moped in Thailand on January 9…”

— Dale Haslam, Bury Times

Introducing The Hub — a multi-faceted, in-town community facility

January 19, 2016

“The building tucked in behind Town Hall, near Main Street and Elm Street businesses, is coming to new life as The Hub — a multi-faceted community facility with the advantages of its in-town location…”

— Greg Reilly, NCA Advertiser

Fundrazr: 7 Steps to Nailing the Number 1 Key to Campaign Success

January 18, 2016

“Crowdfunding portal and software provider Fundrazr recently unveiled some key advice for crowdfunding campaign success…”

— Samantha Hurst, Crowdfund Insider

New Westminster man has a plan to curb food waste

January 18, 2016

“In the grocery industry, produce that is bruised or otherwise cosmetically unappealing is called excess food, and it usually ends up in landfills…”

— Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight

Less Than a Third of Crowdfunding Campaigns Reach Their Goals

January 18, 2016

“Overwhelmingly, crowdfunding campaigns do not meet their fundraising goals. Between 69 and 89 percent of projects — depending on the platform — fail to reach their targets, according to a new report…”

— Catherine Clifford, Greenwich Time

Crowdfunding: Con game or community builder?

January 17, 2016

“With the rise of crowdfunding websites, asking for help ­­­— or charity — has never been easier. Once upon a time it was taboo or tacky to ask people for money…”

— Cheryl Chan, The Province

Daphne Bramham: Rescuing food to feed the hungry

January 15, 2016

“Every year in Canada, the equivalent of 300 million meals are simply thrown away. Close to a third of all fruits and vegetables grown don’t even make it to stores because they are just not pretty enough for picky consumers…”

— Daphne Bramham, The Vancouver Sun

Family of Critical Graduate in Thailand Make Urgent Appeal to Western Travellers

January 15, 2016

“The family of critical graduate Lucy Hill have issued an urgent appeal to Western travellers who may be able to donate vital blood…”

— Megan Cassidy,

Lucy Hill: Injured Briton in Thailand ‘safe’ after blood donor drive, doctor says

January 13, 2016

“A British tourist who was injured in a moped accident in Thailand and needed transfusions of blood type that is uncommon in the South East Asian country is now ‘safe’, a Thai doctor has confirmed…”

itv News

Radcliffe travel agency PR World Travel comes to rescue of family of backpacker Lucy Hill injured in Thailand

January 13, 2016

“A RADCLIFFE travel agency came to the aid of a woman whose daughter was seriously injured in a road crash abroad…”

— Dale Haslam, Bury Times

Help these women breathe

January 13, 2016

“Last month, two Sault women got the call they’d been waiting for from Toronto General Hospital; both Ronna Dawson and Lindsay Wonnacott were good candidates for lung transplants…”

— Nadine Robinson, Saultstar News

Family of British Tourist Lucy Hill Overwhelmed as People Cue up to Give Blood in Chiang Mai

January 12, 2016

“Lucy Hill, 21, the injured backpacker who inspired hundreds of people to donate blood at a Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital is out of immediate danger…”

Chiangrai Times

Facebookers band together to help injured woman with rare blood type find transfusion

January 12, 2016

“A young British woman with an extremely rare blood type has been potentially saved after Facebook users set up a blood transfusion following an accident…”

9News AU

This backpacker is fighting for her life, and she needs a matching blood donor

January 12, 2016

“IT began as an exciting overseas trip for a young graduate just beginning her gap year. But it’s already taken a tragic turn for the worse…”

News AU

Rucksacktouristin rettet bester Freundin das Leben

January 12, 2016

“Eine britische Rucksack-Touristin hat in Thailand hunderte freiwillige Helfer auf den Plan gerufen: Nach einem schweren Unfall benötigte die 21-Jährige dringend Blutspenden…”


People line streets to donate rare blood to graduate fighting for life after Thai car crash

January 11, 2016

“Dozens of people queued outside a Thai hospital for hours to help a graduate who is fighting for her life after a horrific road accident…”

— Alexandra Rucki, Irish Mirror

Britin wird bei Thailand-Reise verletzt und sucht verzweifelt nach Blutspendern

January 11, 2016

“Eine Touristin, die derzeit durch Thailand reist, braucht dringend Hilfe. Bei einem Unfall wurde sie schwer verletzt und muss deswegen mit Bluttransfusionen versorgt werden…”

— Zum Thema, Online Focus

Urgent appeal as Lucy Hill from Bury fights for life in Thai hospital after road smash

January 11, 2016

“A BURY woman is fighting for her life after a road smash in Thailand, sparking an urgent appeal for help…”

— Dale Haslam, Bury Times

This backpacker is fighting for her life, and she needs a matching blood donor

January 11, 2016

“IT began as an exciting overseas trip for a young graduate just beginning her gap year. But it’s already taken a tragic turn for the worse…”

Courier Mail

Desperate Facebook plea for rare blood type after gap year student is knocked off moped in Thailand

January 11, 2016

“A girl has put out a desperate plea for blood after her best friend was knocked off her moped while travelling in Thailand…”

— Ashitha Nagesh, Metro UK

Beckett grad in critical condition in desperate need of blood donor

January 10, 2016

“A Leeds Beckett grad is in desperate need of a blood donation following an accident while travelling…”

— Emily Willson, The Tab

Graduate fighting for life in Thai hospital after horrific road accident just one week into her gap year

January 10, 2016

“A graduate is fighting for her life in a Thai hospital after a horrific road accident just a week into her gap year…”

— Alexandra Rucki, Mirror UK

Global appeal to find donor for British crash victim with rare blood type

January 10, 2016

“The family of a woman involved in a serious moped crash in Thailand have made an urgent appeal for people with the same rare blood type as her to come forward…”

itv News

Family in plea for rare blood to help gap year graduate fighting for her life in Thai hospital after moped crash

January 10, 2016

“A graduate is fighting for her life in a Thai hospital after a horrific road accident just a week into her gap year.”

— Alexandra Rucki, Manchester Evening News

Ottawa historian says men buried in Vimy potato field deserve proper graves

January 9, 2016

“It’s about respect. And for Ottawa historian Norm Christie, that’s all it need ever be — respect for 44 Canadian soldiers who were inadvertently left in a temporary potato-field grave when the Great War ended.”

— Michael Platt, Ottawa Sun

A British Woman Enjoying A Gap Year Trip To Thailand Is Currently In A Critical Condition In Hospital After A Car Collided With Her Moped

January 8, 2016

“21-year-old Lucy Hill, from Bury, was rushed to Rajavej Chiang Mai Hospital just six days after she arrived in Bangok, where she has since received three blood transfusions…”


Family Holds on to Faith after Fire Destroys Home

January 7, 2016

“Briana Hudson was in a terrible accident in 2011. Her doctors thought she would never walk again and be in a vegetative state for the rest of her life…”

Fox 5 Atlanta

‘Invest Local BC’ Launched by Community Futures SN

January 7, 2016

“Community Futures Stuart Nechako has launched a new crowdfunding platform for small businesses and startups across BC…”

My Prince George Now

Crowdsourced funds flood in for Laura Miller’s legal defence

January 6, 2016

“Within two days, the crowdsourcing bid to fund the legal defence of the former executive director of the B.C. Liberals has more than doubled to about $33,000 as she faces criminal charges related to past duties in Ontario.”

— Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail

Canadian historian on a mission of respect for First World War soldiers buried in a potato field

January 6, 2016

“It’s about respect. And for Ottawa historian Norm Christie, that’s all it need ever be — respect for 44 Canadian soldiers, including 10 from southern Alberta…”

— Michael Platt, Calgary Sun

Former premier Dalton McGuinty staffer crowdfunding to pay for defence against criminal charges

January 5, 2016

“One of former Ontario premier Dalton’s McGuinty’s one-time staffers is crowdsourcing funds to cover the costs of her legal defence against criminal charges…”

— Ashley Csanady, National Post

PayPal’s Mobile Charitable Donations Rose 28% in 2015

January 5, 2016

“As 2015 came to a close, PayPal saw a significant increase in its mobile charitable donations. The company estimates that 10% to 20% of mobile donations came within the last three days of the month as people tried to quality for last-minute tax breaks before December 31.”

— John Oldshue, Low Cards

Ex-Liberal staffer charged in gas-plant scandal to crowdsource legal costs

January 4, 2016

“A former Ontario Liberal political staffer facing criminal charges related to the gas-plant scandal is turning to crowdsourcing to fund her legal defence…”

— Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail

Former B.C. Liberal exec director Laura Miller crowdfunds to fight criminal charges

January 4, 2016

“Laura Miller, former B.C. Liberal executive director and former Ontario premier’s deputy chief of staff, started a campaign to raise cash for a legal defense…”

— Emily Jackson, Metro News

Recover Our Vimy Heroes fundraising campaign gets help in Alberta

January 4, 2016

“Efforts are under way to give proper burials to 44 Canadian soldiers, including 10 from southern Alberta, who historians believe are lying in a makeshift mass grave in northern France after fighting at Vimy Ridge…”

— Allison Dempster, CBC News Calgary

Sault woman with serious lung ailment needs community support in securing transplant

January 1, 2016

“Ronna Dawson was someone who ‘liked to get out and about.’ Swimming, camping, canoeing and cycling, were prime parts of her life while growing up…”

— Jeffrey Ougler, Saultstar News

Sault woman joined by son, moving south for transplant

January 1, 2016

“Ronna Dawson is bravely facing the challenges of a double lung transplant. Apart from all that will be involved with the operation, it has become necessary for Dawson to put her Sault Ste. Marie home up for sale.”

— Darren Taylor, SooToday News

How B.C. Businesses Can Innovate And Grow Throughout 2016

December 30, 2015

“It seems like every business has an innovative product or service, or are adopting innovation mindsets to help level up to survive and thrive in a world where margins are getting thinner and customers are overwhelmed with choice…”

— Nikolas Badminton, Huffington Post

It was a year of change in Peterborough in 2015

December 30, 2015

“One way to appreciate how hard it is to predict the future is to look back to the past. It’s not just events that escape our forward vision. The effects of those events often tumble along like misguided dominoes, creating new and unexpected actions of their own…”

Peterborough Examiner

‘Tiny home’ fundraising campaign for Vancouver family reaches the ceiling

December 29, 2015

“A Vancouver woman who has been living in second-stage transitional housing for 17 months with her daughter may soon have a space to call home…”

— Cheryl Chan, The Province

Rescuing the rescuer

December 28, 2015

“Friends and family of a search and rescue volunteer and paramedic stricken with a rare cancer have launched a Rescue the Rescuer campaign…”

— John Manchester, Castanet

‘Rescue the Rescuer’: $104K raised for volunteer medic battling cancer

December 27, 2015

“When North Shore Rescue volunteer and married father-of-two Jay Piggot was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, financial considerations were far from his mind…”

CTV News Vancouver

Adopt-a-School: Meet Jessica Ouellet — a success story

December 25, 2015

“As we’re busily recovering from the bounty that is Christmas, or maybe even planning to hit a few Boxing Day sales, it somehow seems even more pressing to stop for a moment and think about others in need, the less fortunate who live outside our orbit…”

— Shelley Fralic, The Vancouver Sun

Fox-1Cliff and -1D Matching Contributions Offer

December 25, 2015

“In this season of giving, we’ve had a generous offer for matching funds up to $1,000 for those that contribute to the Fox-1Cliff and -1D crowdsourcing campaign between now and December 31st…”


Body on a table: Tragedy of the Afghan father who was shot in the leg when he popped out to buy some bread and then decapitated in U.S. hospital airstrike on the operating table

December 24, 2015

“It was bad luck that Baynazar Mohammad Nazar was even in the hospital in the first place. For the second time in a few days that the father-of-four had been in wrong place at the wrong time…”

— Flora Drury, Daily Mail

Peterborough mosque reopens after arson, donates fundraiser money

December 24, 2015

“Peterborough’s local Muslim association has reopened its mosque after an arson involving a molotov cocktail and its leaders say they are donating $110,000 from an online fundraiser to a nearby women’s shelter and centre for children with special needs.”

— Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail

Alexx Calise partners with producer Warren Huart for new album, Addition by Subtraction

December 23, 2015

“With three albums to her credit — Morning Pill (2007), In Avanti (2010), and AC3 (2011) — Alexx Calise has more than proven herself as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist.”

Guitar Girl Magazine

Peterborough mosque hit by arson following Paris attacks re-opens

December 23, 2015

“A Peterborough mosque that was damaged in an arson attack in November re-opened its doors Wednesday following a massive crowdfunding effort that raised over $100,000 in just three days.”

CBC News Toronto

Son of sheriff killed wants Hwy 3 twinned

December 22, 2015

“The son of an off-duty Alberta Sheriff killed in a collision near Grassy Lake that also took the life of a woman says he’ll be pushing to see Highway 3 twinned following the latest traffic fatality…”

— Alex McCuaig, Medicine Hat News

Non-profit group hopes to employ homeless, high risk youth

December 19, 2015

“A non-profit organization helping Saskatoon’s financially distressed is set to open in the new year…”

CBC News Saskatoon

Mosque donations to go to Peterborough YWCA Crossroads shelter, Five Counties Children’s Centre

December 16, 2015

“Surplus funds raised for the city’s mosque after it was set ablaze will go to Five Counties Children’s Centre and the YWCA Crossroads Shelter…”

— Jessica Nyznik, Peterborough Examiner

Adopt-A-School: Providing hope to students who had none

December 16, 2015

“With a donation from the Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School fund, new computers from Future Shop, and with help from others in the community, Kim Leary’s Homework Club at Britannia Secondary was saved…”

— Gerry Bellett, The Vancouver Sun

Peterborough’s Muslim community creates fund for YWCA and Five Counties Children Centre

December 15, 2015

“Women and children will benefit from a nearly $80,000 donation made by the Muslim Community…”

My Kawartha

Nightmare in Waco: Bikers’ Sans Justice

December 14, 2015

“Law and order, not tempered by justice, is tyranny. And the light of justice is conspicuously missing in Waco…”

— Candy Chand, Huffington Post

Rescue sanctuary for unwanted animals needs a Christmas miracle

December 14, 2015

“To the animals that call it home, it is a little piece of heaven on earth. Nestled on three-acres of farmland in Mission, about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver, SAINTS Rescue is often the final home for unloved animals.”

— Darcy Wintonyk, VanCity Buzz

Mosque leaders to announce Tuesday who will get surplus from post-fire fundraising

December 13, 2015

“Money raised to help rebuild the fire-damaged mosque will be donated to various charities on Tuesay morning…”

My Kawartha

Coinciding with Mental Health Week, Childhood Anxiety Is The Topic Of New Campaign Aimed at Early Intervention

December 11, 2015

“Michelle Tucker, a Washington, DC based Author, discusses her latest book and School Assembly Program, Hank Was Worried…”

KTVN 2 News

Thousands of dollars raised for NSR member with cancer

December 11, 2015

“More than $70,000 has been raised to help a member of North Shore Rescue who was recently diagnosed with cancer…”

News 1130

Man with stomach cancer sparks chain of kindness by helping homeless single mother

December 10, 2015

“The internet went crazy with love and support when Brice Royer, after being diagnosed with stomach cancer, put an ad on Craigslist in which he offered unconditional love for $0…”


Community urged to ‘rescue the rescuer’

December 9, 2015

“Nearly three dozen red jacket-clad rescuers arrived unexpectedly at the doorstep of one of their own, Jay Piggot, a paramedic and member of NSR’s elite helicopter team who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma.”

— Justin Beddall, North Shore News

Christians, Muslims work together to bring African refugees to Ajax, Pickering

December 9, 2015

“People of different faiths with a common goal have come together to bring refugees from Africa to the Ajax-Pickering area…”

— Kristen Calis, Durham Region

North Shore Rescue looking to rescue one of their own

December 8, 2015

“The men and women of North Shore Rescue dedicate their lives to helping others, so when it was one of their own that needed help, they came out in force.”

— Shawn O’hara, VanCity Buzz

North Shore Rescue coming to the aid of one of their own

December 7, 2015

“The team at North Shore Rescue is used to coming to the aid of people in distress, but this time they are rallying around one of their own…”

News 1130

Puppy needs £12k of surgery after hit and run

December 7, 2015

“A mother in Hampshire is trying to raise £12,000 for life saving surgery on a puppy that was left for dead after a hit-and-run…”

itv News

North Shore Rescue rallies behind volunteer medic in ‘fight for his life’

December 7, 2015

“Every week, North Shore Rescue members pull out all the stops to help strangers lost in the wilderness. Now, they’re calling on strangers to help rescue one of their own…”

CTV News Vancouver

North Shore Rescue helps one of their own

December 6, 2015

“Help rescue a rescuer. That’s the challenge North Shore rescue is issuing, as they work to help a fellow team member beat cancer…”


Rescue The Rescuer Press Release

December 6, 2015

“In the past few days, a pivotal member of North Shore Rescue received a diagnosis of aggressive, hard to treat cancer after the discovery of a tumour near his liver. It is currently inoperable, and without removal, will be fatal.”

— Curtis Jones, North Shore Rescue

‘Rescue the rescuer’: North Shore Rescue fundraises for volunteer with cancer

December 6, 2015

“As a volunteer medic on North Shore Rescue’s helicopter squad, Jay Piggot has helped many who found themselves stranded in the mountains around Vancouver over the past five years.”

— Emily Jackson, Metro News

This rescue mission hits home as colleagues rally to support North Shore Rescue volunteer battling cancer

December 6, 2015

“Saving lives is nothing new for Jay Piggot and his colleagues, but their most recent rescue operation is different…”

— Dan Fumano, The Province

FundRazr & Heritage Education Funds Collab to Launch Crowdfunding Initiative

December 4, 2015

“FundRazr, a Canadian crowfunding website, recently teamed up with Canadian provider of Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) Heritage Education Funds, to launch a crowdfunding initiative geared towards helping fund student education plans.”


Heritage launches eGifting program for RESPs

December 4, 2015

“Toronto-based Heritage Education Funds Inc. is bringing the crowdfunding spirit into its registered education savings plans (RESPs) with the launch of the Heritage eGifting program.”

— Tessie Sanci, Investment Executive

Craigslist ad for ‘unconditional love’ sparks chain of kindness for homeless woman

December 3, 2015

“In March 2015, Royer posted an ad on Craigslist, selling “unconditional love” for $0. After his post went viral, Francesca Murray, a homeless, single mother, read it and was inspired by Royer’s positive attitude and willingness to serve others.”

— Terri Peters, Today Show

After mosque is burned, Canadian Muslims pray in a synagogue

December 3, 2015

“In Canada, congregants of a mosque that was set on fire are now praying in a nearby synagogue. Their story is one of hope in dark times, as anti-Muslim acts on the rise following the Paris attacks.”

— Chloé Lauvergnie, The Observers

FundRazr partners with education savings provider to establish education crowdfunding

December 3, 2015

“As crowdfunding grows in popularity, it seems it was only a matter of time before organizations working in the education sector would take notice.Heritage Education Funds, a Canadian provider of Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), is teaming up with FundRazr, a Canadian crowdfunding site to launch the Heritage eGifting program.”

— Jessica Galang, Betakit

Crowdfunding for RESPs: Toronto company launches ‘simple solution’ to raise money for child’s education

December 2, 2015

“Don’t have enough money to make a contribution to your child’s registered education savings plan? Why not tap into friends and family? A Toronto company is promising to bring crowdfunding to the RESP world. Heritage Education Funds Inc., Toronto-based a provider of RESPs, is launching what it calls the Heritage eGifting Program.”

— Garry Marr, Financial Post

Brice Royer’s offer of unconditional love sparks chain of kindness

November 30, 2015

“A man’s mission to spread love and happiness to everyone around him just keeps on growing. When Brice Royer, 31, discovered he had stomach cancer, he took his doctor’s advice to heart.”

CBC News

Puppy ‘hit by car and left to die’ is rescued by Ash Vale family

November 30, 2015

“With fractures to his spine, legs and jaw, a six-month old puppy survived against all the odds after it was believed he was hit by a car and left on the street to die…”

— Charlotte Neal, Get Surrey

Bringing refugees to Parrsboro

November 30, 2015

“As Canada moves ahead with its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of February, 2016, a group of local citizens is well on the way to bringing one of those families to Parrsboro.”

— Andrew Wagstaff, Amherst News

Vancouver man pays it forward to single mom living in shelter

November 29, 2015

“There were tears of joy at a Vancouver church this afternoon. Francesca Murray and her daughter Charlotte thought they were attending a silent auction this weekend to support a friend and celebrate his birthday.”

Global News

Investors go to boot camp

November 26, 2015

“As the technology industry continues to boom it draws in more investors into emerging and innovative business opportunities. While they may assume their money will be met with welcome arms, this may not be the case…”

Wealth Professional

Sick dog abandoned on street is former police K9

November 25, 2015

“A sick, stray dog picked up in Clayton County was discovered to be a retired police dog. According to a post by Partners for Pets, Master Blaster’s original handler became sick several years ago and the dog had to be re-homed.”

— Mandi Milligan, Fox Carolina

When a local mosque was burned down, a town raised $80k to rebuild it in less than a day

November 23, 2015

“On Nov. 15, 2015, residents of Peterborough, Ontario woke up to the kind of news that makes your heart sink…”

— Eric March, Upworthy

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

November 19, 2015

“Teen brothers were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson. Jefferson High School had posted “JHS Remembers Alex and William Trimble” on its website Thursday.”

Gainesville Times

Teen Brothers Killed in Car Crash

November 19, 2015

“A horrific accident in Jackson County claimed the lives of two teenage brothers. It happened Wednesday night at the intersection of State Route 11 and Old Pendergrass Road.”

— Patty Pan, Fox 5 Atlanta

Jackson County teenage brothers killed in car wreck

November 19, 2015

“Less than three weeks later and less than 30 miles away, it happened again. A Georgia high school community is grieving for two brothers killed in a wreck.”

AJC News

Faith manages: Peterborough rebuilds as mosque fire deemed a hate crime

November 17, 2015

“Politicians, police and community leaders rallied to support Peterborough’s Muslims on Monday after a weekend arson attack damaged the Ontario city’s only mosque, shook the community and left it without a permanent place to worship.”

— Affan Chowdhry, The Globe and Mail

Mosque Torched, Shitty Remarks, and Other Ways Canadians Responded to the Paris Attacks

November 16, 2015

“In the three days since the terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead, the international response to the incident has been swift. Within hours of the attack, support poured in from all over the world, Canadians among them.”

— Jake Kivanc, Vice

Trudeau ‘deeply disturbed’ by mosque fire in Peterborough, Ont.

November 16, 2015

“Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Officers said the fire was deliberately set at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday in the city, located about 125 kilometres northeast of Toronto.”

— Kendra Mangione, CTV News Vancouver

Peterborough churches offer space to arson-stricken mosque

November 16, 2015

“Peterborough police call the firebombing of the city’s only mosque a hate crime, while local residents managed to quickly raise enough money to repair the house of worship.”

— Fakiha Baig, Toronto Star

Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $70k in One Day to Restore Arson-Hit Peterborough Mosque

November 16, 2015

“Within 48 hours of learning that Peterborough’s only mosque had been deliberately set afire, residents have rallied to restore the Muslim community’s place of worship.”


The Only Mosque In Peterborough Was Deliberately Set On Fire

November 15, 2015

“The small Muslim community in Peterborough, Ontario is on edge after its only mosque was damaged in a fire that police say was set deliberately. Locals quickly raised tens of thousands of dollars to help the mosque rebuild.”

— Craig Silverman, Buzzfeed News

Fire at Peterborough, Ont.’s only mosque was a hate crime, say police

November 15, 2015

“Justin Trudeau condemns attack as crowd-funding campaign to fix Peterborough’s only mosque exceeds its goal.”

— Colin Perkel, Maclean’s

Theater shooting jurors raising funds in support of 7/20 Memorial effort

November 5, 2015

“Four of the jurors who served on the movie theater shooting trial are now banding together to raise money to support efforts to build a permanent memorial in Aurora.”

— Marshall Zelinger, Denver 7 ABC

Sugar Land firefighter creates ‘I’ve got your back’ decal in support of law enforcement

September 2, 2015

“Captain Greg Hopper with the Sugar Land Fire Department knew he wanted to do something after the tragic death of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. ‘I need to find a way to show them that I support them,’ Hopper told KPRC 2 News.”

— Gianna Caserta, Click 2 Houston

Father wanted in alleged abduction of four Vancouver children

August 27, 2015

“The mother of four Vancouver Island children allegedly abducted by their father overseas says she’s living a nightmare. Alison Azer’s four children were legally allowed to travel to France and Germany earlier this month, but they did not return as scheduled last week.”

The Globe and Mail

B.C. woman says dad abducted 4 kids overseas

August 26, 2015

“International police are searching for four Vancouver Island children allegedly abducted by their father overseas. Alison Azer says in an online fundraising campaign that her ex-husband, Dr. Saren Azer, is a Kurdish Canadian who took their kids to the Middle East.”

Global News

Saren Azer Wanted In Alleged Abduction Of His 4 Children

August 26, 2015

“The mother of four Vancouver Island children allegedly abducted by their father overseas says she’s living a nightmare.”

— Gemma Karstens-Smith, Huffington Post Canada

Four B.C. children allegedly abducted by father and taken to Middle East

August 26, 2015

“Four young children from the Comox Valley have been allegedly abducted by their biological father and taken to the Middle East, prompting a Canada-wide Arrest Warrant and an online plea from their mother.”

— Jill Slattery, VanCity Buzz

Saren Azer, missing with his 4 children, wanted on abduction charges

August 26, 2015

“A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a Vancouver Island man who failed to bring his four children home to his ex-wife following a European trip.”

CBC News British Columbia

Friend Dedicates Her Races in Memory of Brampton Teacher Robin Meehan

June 9, 2015

“Walker, 38, a long-distance runner, will dedicate three ultra-races – totaling some 250 kilometres – in memory of her childhood friend Robin Meehan, a Brampton teacher who died in March, three days after giving birth to her third child…”

— Radhika Panjwani, Inside Halton

School Staff to Raise Cash for Nepal Orphans

June 2, 2015

“School staff will take part in a 20-mile sponsored walk to raise money for a Nepal Orphanage. Gattons Infants School, in Burgess Hill, had been sponsoring a little boy named Prayash, who lived at the Surya Children’s Centre…”

West Sussex Gazette

PetFundr: New Crowdfunding Site Funds Animal Projects

May 25, 2015

“As a young girl, Darcy Wintonyk didn’t watch Saturday morning cartoons like other kids her age. Instead, her parents would catch her in front of the TV watching sad infomercials for the SPCA and humane society, tears streaming down her face…”

VanCity Buzz

Petrolia Woman is Lacing Up Her Sneakers

May 25, 2015

“When Nancy Walker’s legs get heavy as she labours toward the 100-kilometre finish line of an ultra marathon this July, she’ll be able to turn her thoughts toward the person she’s running for…”

— Brent Boles, The Observer

Loveland Mom Gives ‘Flash Mob’ Treatment

May 10, 2015

“Loveland resident Sarah Portillo wanted other mothers to get the thrill she got Mother’s Day 2013 when she received a gift basket at the hospital…”

— Shelley Widhalm, Reporter-Herald

Local Woman Organizes Mother’s Day Surprise

May 6, 2015

“Sarah Portillo has spent hundreds of days in the hospital with her daughter Lily, who was diagnosed with a rare metabolic condition shortly before her first birthday…”

— Anna Gauldin, The Denver Post

Frogbox: New Social Enterprise Scholarship

May 2, 2015

“Doug Burgoyne’s reusable moving box rental company was hitting its stride when Burgoyne was suddenly diagnosed with a rare and fast-growing cancer. Frogbox had secured financing from celebrity investors on the CBC television show Dragons’ Den not once, but twice…”

— Jenny Lee, The Vancouver Sun

Campaign Looks to Prove Plant-Based Diets Are Better for Dogs

April 27, 2015

“Despite their personal commitment to cruelty-free living, many a vegan is still the owner of an omnivorous dog. Lots of people are unsure if it’s actually ok for canines to subsist solely on veggies…”

— Hannah Sentenac, Latest Vegan News

Support Pours in for Port Hawkesbury Mother After Tragic Blaze

April 13, 2015

“Family, friends, neighbours and complete strangers continue to rally around Amanda Bagley, the Port Hawkesbury woman who was seriously injured, and whose nine-year-old son Oaklee died, after a residential fire…”

The Chronicle Herald

Target Canada Employees Fundraise To Get Wheelchair For Co-Worker Bradley Goodyear

March 13, 2015

“It’s no secret Target Canada employees will soon be out of a job. And while they may have several reasons to be distraught, employees at this St. John’s, N.L. store aren’t letting the bad news get them down.”

— Maham Abedi, Huffington Post Canada

$4K Raised For Family of Teen Battling Cancer

March 13, 2015

“A crowdsourcing campaign to raise $5,000 for the family of a local teen with cancer collected more than $3,927 in its first three days this week. Bonnie Marvin’s daughter, Ella Marvin-McCoy, is 17. She was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma and will need treatment in Toronto.”

— Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner

‘The Year I Lost My Limbs Was The Most Brilliant of My Life’

January 22, 2015

“In a few weeks Alex Lewis went from being the owner of a pub, to becoming critically ill and a quadruple amputee. Yet he still describes the past year as the best he’s ever had.”

— Kathleen Hawkins, BBC News

Fundraising Bid Launched to Replace Kettering Autistic Boy’s Stolen Xbox

January 21, 2015

“A fundraising campaign has been launched to help replace an eight-year-old’s Xbox and a laptop computer which were stolen from a home in Kettering several days ago.”

— Michael Whelan, Northampton Shire Telegraph

Family Fights on For Tiny Georgia, Diagnosed With Rare Disorder

January 20, 2015

“When Georgia was about four months old, Langille noticed that she wasn’t tracking movements with her eyes. And then the seizures, the frightening infantile spasms, started. […] Many trips and long stays at the IWK eventually led to a diagnosis just a few months ago of glycosylation type 1P, the rarest of genetic diseases that affects Georgia’s entire body.”

— Francis Campbell, The Chronicle Herald

‘The Future is a Little Bit Scary’: FundRazr Draws in Support For Delta Toddler

January 19, 2015

“Natalie is 18-months-old and looks like any other child her age: bright, shining eyes and a toothy, toddler grin. […] But the sad and difficult truth is that Natalie’s muscles will soon begin to waste.”

— Stephanie Ip, The Province

Fundraising Page Set Up For Cop Charged With Murder

January 19, 2015

“Dominique Perez is one of two cops charged in the shooting death of homeless camper James Boyd. This past week, an online fundraising page was set up to raise $100,000 to help pay for Perez’s legal defense.”

KRQE News 13

Crowdfunding Helps Parents of B.C. Baby Fighting For Her Life

January 16, 2015

“The Penticton girl was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect, which required she go into surgery last week at B.C. Children’s Hospital. The procedure went well but Jolene went into cardiac arrest shortly after, suffering damage to her liver and kidneys, and is now on dialysis in the Intensive Care Unit.”

— Maria Weisgarber, CTV News Vancouver

Bats and Bacteria: Students, Scientists Turn to Crowdfunding For Research Projects

January 13, 2015

“A Calgary grad student is taking a page out of Zach Braff’s playbook and is asking the public to fund her personal project. Not to film an indie movie, but rather to study the migratory habits of bats. […] ‘They are very innovative in the way they have done it, and I think it bodes well for how other types of longer-term studies and research can be done,’ FundRazr founder Daryl Hatton told Yahoo Canada News.”

— Matthew Coutts, Yahoo Canada News

MPs and Candidates Try New Ways of Using Tax-Credits to Raise Money

January 9, 2015

“Members of Parliament and their riding associations are getting creative in their fundraising activities as they look to sock away cash for the 2015 federal election campaign, including turning to professional sporting events and online crowdfunding to lure supporters and dollars.”

— Jason Fekete, Ottawa Citizen

Family Facing Eviction Gets Apartment After Campaign Garners Attention

January 8, 2015

“An Evanston family who faced eviction this week is preparing to move into a new home after an online campaign started by a friend caught the attention of a building owner who had previously rejected the family’s apartment application.”

— Stephanie Kelly, The Daily Northwestern

Baby Boy Battling Rare Form of Cancer

January 8, 2015

“The parents of a seriously ill baby are trying to raise £500,000 to help in his fight to beat cancer. Fourteen-month-old Jenson Pashley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a rare cancer which only affects around 100 children in the UK each year.”

— Dan Cain, West Sussex Gazette

Campaign to Help Get Seriously Ill Barnsley Man Home From Thailand

January 6, 2015

“A campaign has been launched to help get a Barnsley man back home after he fell seriously ill on holiday and is facing medical costs of tens of thousands of pounds.”

Doncaster Free Press

Our Community: Miss Canada Globe Hopeful Seeks Support

January 2, 2015

“Atong Liz Deng is hoping to use the Miss Canada Globe beauty pageant as a platform to promote health, fitness and other causes. Atong Deng, who goes by her middle name, Liz, is a refugee originally from South Sudan, which has suffered through internal conflict since its independence in 1956. ”

— Pedro Arrais, Times Colonist

The 6 Waves to Watch in the World of Crowdfunding

September 25, 2014

“In this new environment, raising capital became the greatest challenge for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). They needed new platforms. Enter crowdfunding…”

— David Drake, Entrepreneur

Pregnant Widow of Avalanche Victim A.J. Cleary Moved by Support

March 11, 2014

“The online component of the fundraiser alone has raised more than $40,000 in less than 24 hours. ‘I can’t even believe it. I wasn’t even expecting this at all,’ said Elward. […] ‘I don’t know what I would have done without it. I think I would still be in my room under the covers.’”

CBC News British Columbia

Eight-Year-Old’s ‘Heart of Gold’ Helps Pay Off Student’s Lunch Debt

March 3, 2014

“Donations have increased tenfold since Cayden Taipalus – a third-grader […] – launched a campaign two weeks ago called ‘Pay It Forward: No Kid Goes Hungry.’ His mom, Amber Peters, said nearly $7,000 worth of donations have purchased hot lunches for more than 300 students with plans to reach another 5,000 this week.”

— Kami Dimitrova, ABC News

Online Campaign Launched to Create a Legacy Fund in Honour of Tim Jones

January 24, 2014

“An online fundraising campaign has been launched to set up a memorial fund in memory of Tim Jones, the longtime North Shore Rescue team leader who passed away unexpectedly. A FundRazr page titled “In memory of Tim Jones” says the fund will ensure Tim’s vision lives on.”

— Yuliya Talmazan, Global News

Brain Surgery Leaves Rome Torti With Paralysis

December 18, 2013

“‘But everyone has been amazing,’ [said Rachel Torti.] ‘Just with nice thoughts and positivity. But then there have been people … I don’t even know if I will ever know who they are because they have donated anonymously. And then others, people who you have never heard of, businesses, have just been so unbelievably generous. It is amazing. We can never thank these people enough. They have given us a chance and that is all we could ever ask for, it is all that matters.’”

— Amy Remeikis, Brisbane Times

Seahawks Fans Plotting To Fly Banner Above Candlestick Park Sunday

December 3, 2013

“Seahawks fans, who call themselves the 12th man, have raised $1,800 through the website FundRazr to fly a plane with a banner attached that reads ‘GO HAWKS-12’ over the stadium. […] The organizer had sought only $1,300 for the prank, but was discussing on the site the possibility of upgrading to a larger banner after surpassing the original goal and getting contributions from 100 fans.”

— Bill Disbrow, CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service

Growing Companies is Part of Nurturing The Tech Ecosystem

October 28, 2013

“A case in point is Daryl Hatton of, a four-year-old Vancouver startup that facilitates crowdfunding campaigns. Hatton had plenty of previous experience as an entrepreneur — but he also knew from that experience he didn’t know everything. ‘To compensate for this fact of life, I actively work to surround myself with very smart, very experienced people […]’”

— Bill Tam, The Vancouver Sun

WikiLeaks Launches Site For Edward Snowden’s Legal Defense

October 28, 2013

“Wikileaks has set up a new website, Free Snowden, to collect money to defend National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. […] It has raised $21,660 and 116 bitcoins (about $22,950 at today’s market price) for the whistleblower’s ‘legal defense and its associated public campaign.’”

— Adrienne Jeffries, The Verge

Online Fundraiser Aids Stranded Trailer Park Resident

October 15, 2013

“Stephen Chalmers — stranded without power in a Surrey trailer park for more than a month — is finally getting a new home, thanks to an outpouring of generosity from strangers contributing to an online fundraising campaign. In less than a week, more than $5,000 has been raised for Chalmers to help him purchase a new trailer and move into a new park.”

CBC News British Columbia

FundRazr Pushes Crowdfunding to Next Level With Social Platform

October 7, 2013

“How do you out-kick Kickstarter, and out-indie Indiegogo? FundRazr wants to take the next step, and let organizations put crowdfunding onto their own webpages. It’s about building your brand rather than building Indiegogo’s brand.”

— Ivor Tossell, The Globe and Mail

Memorial Planned for Jewish Mother Killed by Car on Yom Kippur

October 3, 2013

“Orly Ohayon’s aunt launched a FundRazr campaign to raise funds for her niece’s treatment and rehabilitation. As of Wednesday, 1054 people had donated $66,445, more than 40% of the $150,000 goal.”

— Anne Cohen, Jewish Daily Forward

FundRazr Introduces Crowdfunding as a Service

September 20, 2013

“FundRazr’s CrowdFunding as a Service Technology (CFaaST) will give customers the ability to run a fully functional crowdfunding service on their own branded site, rather than on aggregation sites like KickStarter or Indiegogo.”

— Rob Lews, Techvibes

Vancouver Firm The Subject of Crowdfunding Reality TV Show

September 17, 2013

“As Fundrazr allows campaigns to run 100 days, much longer than the bigger platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, the hope is the TV show will bring exposure to these campaigns and also the platform itself, with Fundrazr being [The Crowdfunder Show’s] preferred platform for now.”

— Candice So, IT

Fatal Crash Near Synagogue Leaves Neighbors Outraged

September 13, 2013

“Orly’s cousin Karen Brown started a fundraiser on for Orly and the family. As of Sunday night, 190 contributors have raised over $9,500 in seven hours.”

First Coast News

Hope The Kitten Makes Amazing Recovery After Horrific Torture, Needs Your Help

September 13, 2013

“They set up an account to crowdfund donations for Hope’s medical expenses, and as of Friday afternoon, have raised nearly all of their $8,000 goal on the FundRazr site. […] It’s a new version of their critical care fund that gives Tail Wagger’s 1990 the ability to help when pet owners brings in animals who need of medical care they can’t afford.”

— Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post

Vancouver’s FundRazr Campaigns to Hit Airwaves

September 10, 2013

“‘After careful review, FundRazr was the first proven crowdfunding platform that met our requirements [for the Crowdfunder Show] for ease of use, flexible campaign lengths, strong customer service and tight social media integration,’ [said executive producer Jordan Whelan.]”

— Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver

Greeley Horse Ranch Underwater

September 7, 2013

“Wanderer set up a fundraising webpage, and in just over a day, people had given more than $26,000 to help the Langes rebuild. […] ‘When people in the agricultural industry or the horse business get in trouble,’ Leslie said, ‘there will be somebody there to help you. It’s a big family.’”, Colorado’s News Leader

Injured Logger Fights to Survive

September 4, 2013

“More than 90 people have chipped in money via the website FundRazr to help McCoskey’s parents […] Almost $7,000 had been raised as of Thursday night. Terry McCoskey said the financial and spiritual support from friends, family members and even anonymous donors has been ‘mind-boggling.’”

Chillicothe Gazette

Keian’s Battle: Family Touched by Outpouring of Support For Sick Son

August 19, 2013

“Friends started a campaign on the crowdfunding website FundRazr to help the Blundells cover bills and living costs while they spend every day with their ailing son. Well-wishers have donated more than $32,000 so far. ‘We have complete strangers and people I haven’t seen since high school and they’re coming out of the woodwork and showing support, it’s amazing,’ [said Blundell.]”

— Jeff Lawrence, CTV News Vancouver

6 Top Crowdfunding Websites: Which One Is Right For Your Project?

August 6, 2013

“[FundRazr] is dedicated to raising money for anything from personal causes to nonprofits to entrepreneurial projects. […] Deep social network integration to connect to people in your network, cheap and convenient transaction fees with funds going directly to your PayPal, can be used to fund anything, anywhere.”

— Kate Taylor, Forbes

Community, Monetary Support Strong for Fallen Marshfield Firefighter

July 22, 2013

“Debora Taylor launched the campaign through the crowdfunding platform FundRazr [and has] generated over 100 contributions totaling more than $13,000 as of Monday afternoon. ‘Your smaller communities really gather strongly and rally around that department and help them however they can,’ [said] Bryan Zinanni, the organization’s state coordinator.”

— Scott Harvey, KSMU

Crowdfunding Websites Trying To Cash In On A Crowded Field

June 25, 2013

“Dianne Buckner is the host of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, a member of CBC News’ business team, and writes a regular column about small business on…”

Speakers Spotlight

‘Crowdfunding’ Sites Pay Medical Bills, Raise Hopes

January 18, 2013

“More and more people are turning to crowdfunding sites such as […] FundRazr […] and others to ask friends, and friends of friends, to consider making a donation. […] These can include situations such as fundraising for a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, aftercare following an accident, fertility treatments, or even replacing a pair of eyeglasses held together with duct tape.”

— Cheryl Alkon, USA Today

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