Press Releases

Demystifying the Financial Complexities of Aging: 3 Part Workshop for Seniors & Adult Children on Financial Literacy and Legacy Planning

August 31, 2016, Calgary, AB - Dexterity Consulting is partnering with Simply More Inc., RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities, Lifehouse Cares and Kerby Centre to offer a three-part series on financial literacy for seniors. 

What started off as a basic conversation about charity solicitations to an aging parent quickly turned into a deeper discussion on what adult children and aging parents need to know to as they go into their sunset years. With the dramatic increase in Calgary’s aging population, the “sandwich generation” is being torn between their children living at home and their aging parents requiring care. Through this interactive workshop we explore some of these inherited responsibilities, and really simplify the financial complexities of aging.

Celebrating 100 Year Old Neighbours on Neighbour Day – Water for Riley Unveils the Finalist Designs

Calgary, Alberta -  One year ago, Water for Riley announced the unique partnership among neighbours that have existed side-by-side for 100 years that had never actually done anything together until now.   Water for Riley is the brainchild of , a resident of Kensington district and member of the Hillhurst-Sunnyside community.  Bringing together businesses, charities, academic institutions, The City of Calgary, The Calgary Foundation, Place2Give Foundation and local residents, the multi-phased Water for Riley project is now entering its mid-point.

A competition was held this past academic year for ACAD and SAIT students to design a public drinking fountain that is as much a functional utility as it is a piece of art.  The students’ designs have been displayed at various venues around the community including elementary schools, art galleries, and the community centre.  Last month, the 21 designs were reviewed by a jury with expertise in engineering, architecture, design and urban planning. The jury shortlisted a final three designs. Those three will be unveiled at Framed on Fifth on June 18th at 2pm.


The “Sandwich Generation” are adults aged between 30 and 50 who are responsible for bringing up their own children while also caring for their aging parents. This group has unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to taking part in the planning of their family’s financial legacy.

This full-day workshop will focus on financial literacy for older adults and planning a legacy and is open to seniors and their adult children.  

“Kerby Centre is partnering with several other organizations to bring this information to older adults and their families,” says Kerby Centre CEO Luanne Whitmarsh. “Too often these plans are made without including everyone in the conversation and that can lead to problems, confusion, and hurt feelings down the road.”

Experts in family dynamics, wealth management and philanthropy will lead participants through an interactive workshop addressing:

  • The inter-generational conversations on wealth and inheritance
  • Flags to look for when supporting aging parents in their financial management
  • Articulating your legacy so that your "kids" hear you
  • Organizing and sourcing the documents you should have on hand

#YMM Fire Fund - Fort McMurray Aid

May 5, 2016

Donations can be designated to support the relief fund directly through

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Place2Give has created a #YMMFire Fund to assist in the organizations who are working on the front-lines of the #YMMFire and agencies supporting the individuals and families that have been displaced as a result of this natural disaster.

FundRazr and Dexterity Ventures Inc. Announce Partnership Launching on National Philanthropy Day

Monday, November 9, 2015- FundRazr and Dexterity Ventures Inc. have partnered to make it easier than ever for North American charities to harness the power of crowdfunding so individuals can contribute to the causes they care about.

Now FundRazr users can select any charity from Dexterity Ventures Inc.’s trusted database of over 1.5 million charities across North America and create a customizable fundraising campaign in minutes, for free. The partnership launches on National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2015, providing charities with an exciting and engaging way to kick off the giving season.

“Our partnership with Dexterity Ventures Inc. gives FundRazr customers the ability to start a crowdfunding campaign and raise money for any registered non-profit in the US and Canada,” says FundRazr CEO Daryl Hatton. “I’m excited that with this partnership, we have made it so easy for anyone and everyone to safely and securely help their favorite cause or respond to disasters around the world.”

FundRazr’s existing technology enables easy social sharing and team collaboration systems meaning thi

Place2Give Foundation launches

Charity giving card released in time for holiday season

November 4, 2015

Calgary, Canada – The Place2Give Foundation has launched a new way to give the Gift of Charity in time for the holiday season –

“We’re excited to give everyone another way to pay it forward this holiday season,” said Gena Rotstein, CEO of Place2Give’s parent company Dexterity Ventures Inc. “ is simple and streamlined, and most importantly it offers individuals and corporations the ability to participate in social change.”

Investing in early childhood literacy together to build tomorrow’s workforce


October 21, 2015

CALGARY, AB – Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary Economic Development, with the Calgary Public Library Foundation and Place2Give Foundation today announced a historic collaboration, Give to Grow, a campaign to improve early childhood literacy in Calgary.

The Give To Grow campaign launching during Small Business Week, October 18-24, 2015, will invite local small businesses to engage and donate to support early childhood literacy. The program seeks to encourage local business and citizens to support four local charities that specialize in early literacy programs: Calgary Public Library, Calgary Reads, CanLearn and Further Education Society.

Dexterity Ventures Inc. receives B Corporations status

October 9, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) is proud to announce the company’s recent recognition as a Certified B Corporation. A global movement comprised of organizations from over 40 countries and more than 100 industries, ‘B Corps’ are selected for their ability to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Women entrepreneurship and business support event to be held in Calgary

SheEO founder to lead women’s only event

June 18, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) is presenting an event on empowering women entrepreneurs on Wednesday, June 24. ‘In Conversation with…Vicki Saunders’ is a women’s only event which will discuss the state of women’s entrepreneurship in Canada and the world.

Vicki Saunders, the event’s special guest, is the founder of SheEO, an organization which mentors, guides and accelerates women-led ventures in Canada. Saunders is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded and run ventures in Toronto, Europe and in Silicon Valley. She has decided in this next stage of her career to support women investors and entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to connect and support one another.

Dexterity Ventures Inc. releases GIVE_api v. 2.0

API provides access to North American charity data

May 7, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) has released the newest version of the GIVE_api, which provides access to the information that DVI has gathered on more than 1.6 million charities across North America. The XML/JSON web service gives developers the ability to quickly add philanthropy into a web or mobile based application.

A free tool, developers can use the GIVE_api to facilitate giving and social good for their customers, employees, vendors, and partners. Users can search for, obtain information about, and give to the charity of their choice with our GIVE_api integration.