Ok Toronto – let’s do something special on the dance floor! Paul and Mark Etherington invite you to the 2018 motionball Toronto Gala on February 2nd. They are taking over Liberty Grand for their annual black tie affair all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation! What to expect? For starters, casually sip crafted cocktails, […]

Etherington Brothers Awarded The Meritorious Service Decorations Medal

The Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) are given to those who perform exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country. This February, the Etherington brothers are being presented this tremendous award for their volunteer work with motionball for Special Olympics over the past 15+ years. Unbeknownst to many, Paul, Mark, and Sean are 100% volunteers, spending over 40% of their […]

Tuesday Talks with Brian Etherington: The Who and Why of Philanthropic Giving

  Canadians have proven themselves to be generous; carry a sense of duty towards their fellow citizens in need and have a clear understanding that to address philanthropy is to engage in moral biography. Speaking as our guest to the Board of Directors of a national Canadian charity, Dr. Paul Schervish, of the Centre on […]

Philanthropic Giving in Canada Part 6 – Recap

As we have noted in the first article of this series, the three most significant motivating factors behind a donor’s gift are a compassion for those in need; a belief in the cause and the tax effectiveness of the gift. Charities and “not for profits” need to develop an understanding of and respect for the […]

Philanthropic Giving in Canada Part 5

Example: The Gift that Keeps on Giving  Assume you are considering making a charitable gift of $1 million.  If you made that gift today, you would receive an income tax credit for this amount and receive a refund of $500,000, leaving a net cost of $500,000. You could also just make a gift today of […]

Philanthropic Giving in Canada Part 2: What? Immediate or Deferred

If financial planning is the art of wealth accumulation then estate planning is the science of its successful distribution. ​ Planned Giving is where the donor’s legacy thinking and objectives meet the tax efficiencies supported by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). CRA’s definition of a gift: “Voluntary transfer of property without valuable consideration”  Is the […]

We have hired our new Client Service and Underwriting Assistant

We are very pleased to welcome Shaheeda Nagil to the Etherington Generations team as our new Client Service and Underwriting Assistant. Shaheeda brings with her many years of experience in the insurance world and will be a valuable addition to our organization.

We are hiring for a Client Service and Underwriting Assistant

Etherington Generations is looking to hire someone with fantastic customer service skills, who enjoys working with people, is organized, efficient, savors resolving servicing challenges and has some experience in the insurance industry. To download a pdf of the posting please click here  

Reforming Canada’s prescription drug program

Did you know that Canadian’s spent more than $28 Billion on prescription drugs in 2012 – ranking us with the second highest per capita drug costs in the world!  This is a serious issue facing Canadians and benefit plan sponsors alike. Andre Picard from the Globe & Mail wrote an excellent article on the Canadian […]

Great Heart & Stroke Foundation Health Assessment Tool

Visit the attached link from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada and click on the “Assess Your Risk” button for an excellent health risk questionnaire. Click here