Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the ClearWater Private Wealth

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the ClearWater Private Wealth Team! Although the holidays will look very different for everyone this year, we still have many things to be grateful for. Keeping this in mind, 2020 has been an exceptionally hard year for many people and unfortunately local charities have not been exempt from this hardship. This year, we have made a donation on behalf of our clients to a couple of charities that I have worked with over the years. I have personally seen how hard they continue to work to help provide assistance and resources to members of our community. With the large gathering restrictions that have been in place most of this year, Robb has pivoted his in-person experience to work on a school curriculum surrounding mental health awareness and resources that can be launched in cities across Canada. Robb has been a close personal friend of mine for years and has filmed a brief message for us above further outlining his cause.
The Robb Nash ProjectThe Robb Nash Project works with youth who struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, and many other systemic issues. In 2016, Robb Nash was named one of Washington Posts eleven most inspiring people. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robb and his team were able to tour through Canadian cities, inspiring young people to overcome adversity through his own personal story of resilience. Using music in the form of a rock concert, Robb has demonstrated that it is okay to talk about our struggles with mental health and to reach out for help. Since beginning his project, over 600 students across Canada have given him their suicide notes and even more have sent him photos of themselves destroying the notes after seeing his show.
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The Robb Nash Project’s Website
The second charity we have chosen to donate to is the YWCA Banff Thriving Futures Campaign. The goal of Thriving Futures is to raise funds to support YWCA programs, services, and critical operations during the pandemic and longer-term recovery. As most of us are aware, domestic violence has been on the rise throughout the pandemic. A decrease in donations means that many women and families who are used to relying on these resources have not been able to obtain them. Connie MacDonald is the current CEO of the Banff YWCA and has been a close friend of mine for a long time. She has also recorded a message with some additional context regarding her cause. We have attached links to both of these great charities, if you feel compelled to make a donation.


YWCA Banff – Thriving Futures Campaign Donations to YWCA Banff will support the Thriving Futures Campaign to raise necessary funds which sustain programs, services and critical operations during the emergency stages of the pandemic and longer-term recovery. As a bonus, a donor has offered to match every dollar raised by the YWCA, up to $100,000, which means your donation has double the impact to our organization and community.
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YWCA Banff’s Website