Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Over 300 young adults have received bursaries to support their pursuit of post secondary education. This is just remarkable, and the stories by those who have benefited are truly amazing and inspiring.
Mack and Christi in this photo are two former recipients and they shared their stories with us at the event…Mack in a formal presentation from the podium and Christi in a casual way after dinner.
Minds in Motion and the Justin Eves Foundation truly make a difference in the lives of aspiring young adults. I encourage you to take a look at their website…you might decide that this is a place where you can help make a difference in your community.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Last week was the Molson/National Mentoring Program cohort 2 wrap up lunch with special guests Senator Mercer and Ferg Devins, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Molson Coors Canada. Thanks to Queen’s University student Emily Dimytosh for writing this guest post. Cheers! MolsonTonia
Above: The Queen’s NMP student team is joined by their mentors, NMP founder Mary Donohue, Ferg Devins and Senator Mercer to receive their awards
The professors that require National Mentoring Program Students to write the classic “How I spent my summer vacation” essay are in for quite the surprise.
From coordinating junior trade missions to South America to managing art shows and silent auctions, from drafting Board of Directors education packages to crafting marketing plans to increase volunteering, NMP Students’ summer jobs were anything but ordinary.
On Friday, November 6th, 2009 students were joined by their mentors, charities, Molson Coors Chief Public Affairs Officer Ferg Devins, and Senator Mercer to celebrate the end of the second cohort of Molson’s National Mentoring Program. This time last year, the 20 students from Wilfred Laurier University, Queen’s School of Business, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, and University of Alberta were each paired with a mentor from Molson Coors and partnered with a Canadian charity. Over the summer, students worked with their charity under the guidance of their mentor to solve a variety of business problems.
Senator Mercer shared his experience with mentoring, and congratulated the students on their accomplishments. Mr. Devins shared the history of the National Mentoring Program, and presented each student with an Award of Distinction. Following the awards presentation, students were able to share their summer adventures in corporate and non-profit partnerships.
On behalf of the National Mentoring Program students, I would like to thank all of the charities for opening their doors to us and the Molson Mentors for helping us through them. I would also like to NMP Founder Mary Donohue and Molson Coors for affording us this experience – it was truly the summer job of a lifetime!
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
I was thrilled to receive on behalf of Molson an Award of Distinction from Business Leader in the Arts for our participation with the Framework Foundation. The award recognised Molson for its participation Timeraiser events, which have raised more than 31,000 not-for-profit volunteer hours.
How do you raise 31,000 not-for-profit volunteer hours and support emerging artists by purchasing $160,000 worth of their work, all without costing you a dime??? In an art auction with a twist – Timeraiser allows young adults to give their time, skills and energy to not-for-profit organisations, instead of their dollars. Timeraiser purchases art at fair market value from emerging artists, which people then bid on using donated time, not dollars. The artists receive incredible exposure, the not-for-profit finds lots of great help, the spirit of community involvement grows and volunteers get a permanent reminder of the contribution to hang on their walls. Since 2004 Molson has supported Timeraiser and encouraged other corporations to get involved. Other blogs about Molson at Timeraiser.
It was a thrill to receive this award from the Business Leaders in the Arts. Other recipients of the award of distinction were Cineplex for The National Ballet of Canada; TD Bank for the Magenta Foundation; and Bordeaux Developments for Epcor Centre.
Have you ever participated in a Timeraiser event?
My name is Scott Ewart, I am the Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer for Molson. I work with Ferg Devins and Tonia Hammer and this is my first blog post!!!!!! I look forward to having conversations with you and you’ll hear from me again soonI