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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Prince’s Charities Canada supports the Canadian charitable work of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Our work is focused on The Prince of Wales’s core interests and includes improving the lives of disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, improving the built environment, regeneration of heritage, environmental sustainability and support for Indigenous communities and the armed forces.

Through program innovation and collaborations we expand The Prince of Wales’s charitable vision across Canada.  Our goal is to transform lives and build sustainable communities from coast to coast to coast.

A facilitator

We work with existing Canadian charities already connected to The Prince and help arrange opportunities for charitable organizations in Canada and the U.K. to work together.

A communicator

We share with Canadians The Prince’s charitable vision and help build understanding for his lifetime of charitable work in Canada and around the world.

A connector

We use our unique convening power to bring the right people and resources together to help create new initiatives or re-formulate existing ones.

Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) is a registered Canadian charity.  Founded in 2011, we are not a grant-making body but rather work with existing organizations to deliver help in areas where needs are not already being met.

Our work focuses on four main themes: youth and education, responsible business, global sustainability and the built environment.

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“Another reason that I am drawn to Canada is the opportunity to support Canadians in making a difference through their service to others: whether it is to build more sustainable communities, to help disadvantaged and at-risk youth find opportunities, or to work towards developing Canada’s vast natural resources in a way that is harmonious with Nature and leaves something behind for our grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales


The Prince’s Role

HRH The Prince of Wales is a social entrepreneur.  He is a leader in identifying charitable needs and providing innovative solutions that address those needs.  His charities focus on a wide range of issues and globally raise around 175 million dollars annually.

PCC was created by The Prince to expand his charitable reach in Canada.  It was motivated by his strong connection to the country and his deep appreciation for Canadians.  He is committed to supporting initiatives that align with his own core values and is dedicated to transforming lives and building stronger communities from coast to coast to coast.

In advance of the 2014 royal visit, Canadian media personality George Strouboulopoulos travelled to London to talk with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Clarence House, his official London residence. They discussed The Prince’s charitable vision, his Canadian charitable work and why he established PCC.  Watch the interview here.

In his own words: Prince Charles on his charities and love for Canada
published in The Globe and Mail, May 2014

Why The Prince of Wales is an underrated entrepreneur
published in The Globe and Mail, March 2017

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Governance

The work of Prince’s Charities Canada is overseen and supported by a number of individuals who share a commitment to promoting the charitable work of The Prince of Wales in Canada.  Time, ideas and money are all given to help expand and enhance the work of His Royal Highness across this country.

The President & CEO of Prince’s Charities Canada is Amanda L. Sherrington.

 

Prince’s Charities Canada Board of Directors:

The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, CM, CVO, OOnt. (Chair)
Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Larry Adoranti
Retired Vice President, Taxation and Corporate Secretary, Samuel Son & Co. Ltd.

Justin Fogarty, B.A , LL.B , LL.M
President and Chairman, Regent Law Professional Corporation

James Furse
Operations Director, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation (PWCF)

Kim Samuel Johnson
President and Chair, The Samuel Family Foundation, and Professor of Practice, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Robert Vaux
President, Wittington Investments

Prince’s Charities Canada advisory council:

The Hon. David Onley, OOnt. (Chair)
Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

The Hon. John Baird, PC
Senior Business Advisor at Bennett Jones and former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jennifer Brennan
Executive Director, Samuel Family Foundation

His Excellency Gordon Campbell, OBC
Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phillip Crawley, CBE
Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail

Edna Elias
Former Commissioner of Nunavut and member of the Inuit Uqausinnginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit

Eva Haller
Philanthropist

F. Mark M Fell
Head, Global Ultra High Net Worth Services, RBC

The Hon. Gary Filmon, PC, OC, OM, LLD
Former Premier of Manitoba

The Hon. Myra Freeman, CM, ONS
Former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

Robert Ghiz
Former Premier of Prince Edward Island

Tamara Gordon
Founder and Vice President of the Tamara Gordon Foundation

General (Retired) Rick Hillier, OC, CMM, ONL, MSC, CD
Former Canadian Chief of Defense Staff

Senator, The Hon. Serge Joyal, PC, OC, OQ
Canadian Senator

Fredrick Mantey
Former Cabinet Secretary and Clerk of the Executive Council, Government of Saskatchewan

The Hon. Audrey McLaughlin, PC, OC,
Former Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Sir Andrew Pocock
Former British High Commissioner to Canada and Permanent Representative to ECOWAS

The Hon. Dr. Steven Point, OBC
Provincial Court Judge, Former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and Former Chief of the Skowale First Nation

Nathan Tidridge
Teacher and Constitutional Expert

Prince’s Charities Canada ambassadors:

George Stroumboulopoulos
George Stroumboulopoulos
Ambassador, Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network

Melissa Grello
Melissa Grelo
Ambassador, Campaign for Wool

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