TORONTO, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) today announced its monthly dividend payment of $0.175 per common share for the period April 1 to April 30, 2021. The dividend will be payable on May 14, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April
/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./ MONTREAL, April 14, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank of Canada ("National Bank") today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a group of agents led by National Bank Financial Inc. for the
EDMONTON, AB, April 13, 2021 /CNW/ - CWB Financial Group (CWB) is delighted to be recognized as number 28 on this year's Best Workplaces™ in Canada. Alongside hundreds of participating organizations headquartered in Canada, the honour marks the second straight year that CWB is ranked in the top
Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity: IGM Financial Experts Available for Commentary on 2021 Federal Budget
TORONTO, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - On April 19th, the 2021 Canadian federal budget will be delivered. IGM Financial Inc. (IGM) (TSX: IGM), through IG Wealth Management and Mackenzie Investments, has leading market commentators and personal finance experts who will be available to provide analysis of the budget and help put it in context for Canadians.    Topics/areas they can address include: Personal and corporate tax measures Programs for Canada's small and medium sized businesses Pensions and retirement income Impact on growth and financial markets Implications for the Canadian dollar Analysis of new infrastructure and social programs Available Spokespeople Include: IG Wealth Management:Aurele Courcelles, Assistant Vice-President, Tax & Estate PlanningJack Courtney, Vice President, Advanced Financial PlanningMarissa Loepkky, Director, Tax & Estate Planning Mackenzie Investments:Jules Boudreau, EconomistTodd Mattina, Chief EconomistBrent Joyce, Investment Strategist About IGM Financial Inc.IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's leading diversified wealth and asset management companies with approximately $248 billion in total assets under management and advisement. The company provides a broad range of financial planning and investment management services to help more than two million Canadians meet their financial goals. Its activities are carried out principally through IG Wealth Management, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel. IGM Financial is a member of the Power Corporation group of companies. SOURCE IGM Financial Inc.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Chartwell Retirement Residences ("Chartwell") (TSX: CSH.UN) announced today a cash distribution of $0.051 per Trust Unit. The cash distribution will be payable on May 17,  2021 to unitholders of record on April 30,  2021.
TORONTO, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ -- Employment in Canada increased by 634,800 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP® Canada National Employment Report.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Re
OTTAWA, ON, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in March 2021 as increased supply became available.
Manulife Investment Management appoints head of high-net-worth strategy for private markets
TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC     SEHK: 945 Commits to product innovation and offering to broader distribution and investor base BOSTON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Manulife Investment Management today announced that it has named Alex Catterick as Senior Managing Director, high-net-worth strategy, Private Markets. In this newly created position, Alex will be responsible for defining the private markets global high-net-worth (HNW) strategy and managing the development, launch and growth of new products designed for the HNW investor base. Manulife Investment Management offers private asset investment capabilities across private equity and credit, real estate, infrastructure, timberland, and agriculture to investors globally. With more than $100 billion in AUMA managed on behalf of clients including Manulife's general account, Manulife Investment Management's capabilities include recent milestones for investors such as closing US$1.5 billion in commitments to Manulife Private Equity Partners, L.P. in 2020, and closing approximately US$2 billion in capital commitments to the John Hancock Infrastructure Fund I in 2018. "We are thrilled to have Alex take the reins in this new role," said Steve Blewitt, global head of private markets, Manulife Investment Management. "We have one of the most diverse set of private market capabilities in the industry and high-net-worth investors represent one of the fastest growing channels. Alex's expertise will be instrumental as we enter this exciting new chapter for the business connecting high-net-worth investors with strategies that were historically only available for institutional investors." Alex joins Manulife Investment Management with more than two decades of experience in alternative investment, wealth management and capital markets. Most recently, he served as Regional Head of Alternative Investments at HSBC, where he led alternative investment distribution, product management and strategy across the Wealth Management and Private Banking platform in the Americas. "Alex's decades of experience in both high-net-worth and private markets allows us to expand and innovate our product structures to provide additional opportunities for HNW investors," said Ken Pogrin, chief operating officer, private markets, Manulife Investment Management. "Through this development, we hope to educate and provide access for investors who may be missing out on the significant diversification and return potential of private assets." About Manulife Investment Management Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation. We draw on more than a century of financial stewardship and the full resources of our parent company to serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. Headquartered in Toronto, our leading capabilities in public and private markets are strengthened by an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. We complement these capabilities by providing access to a network of unaffiliated asset managers from around the world. We're committed to investing responsibly across our businesses. We develop innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engage with companies in our securities portfolios, and maintain a high standard of stewardship where we own and operate assets, and we believe in supporting financial well-being through our workplace retirement plans. Today, plan sponsors around the world rely on our retirement plan administration and investment expertise to help their employees plan for, save for, and live a better retirement.   As of December 31, 2020, Manulife Investment Management had CAD$966 billion (US$758 billion) in assets under management and administration. Not all offerings are available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit  View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE Manulife Investment Management
KENORA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada's recovery as communities across the country, including those in Kenora, are dealing with the devastating impacts of
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Mattamy's newest Phoenix-area community will be called Aria Ranch, offering signature designs and meeting a wide range of buyer needs SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 14, 2021 /CNW/ - Mattamy Homes, North America's largest privately-owned homebuilder, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Ra
Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects for First Nations in Nova Scotia
CAPE BRETON, NS, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada's recovery as communities across the country, including those in Nova Scotia, are dealing with the devastating impacts of rising levels of homelessness and housing need. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, and Annie Daisley, Chief of the We'koqma'q First Nation, announced details of over $3.16 million in funding through the Projects Stream of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) for the immediate construction of 24 units of affordable housing for two First Nations communities in Nova Scotia. $1.02 million will go towards rapidly building 12 new homes in the Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation and over $2.14 million will ensure the creation of the same number of new homes in the We'koqma'q First Nation. Delivered by CMHC, under the National Housing Strategy (NHS), RHI provides capital contributions to develop new, permanent affordable housing by covering costs associated with modular multi-unit rental construction; conversion of non-residential to affordable multi-residential homes; and, rehabilitation of buildings in disrepair and/or abandoned to affordable multi-residential homes. Investments made under the RHI are expected to support thousands of construction-related jobs for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Quotes: "Our Government is taking steps, right now, to ensure that every Canadian has a safe and affordable place to call home. Our investments will go a long way to effectively support those who need it most by quickly providing new affordable housing units to vulnerable individuals and families, while addressing the unique barriers faced by communities such as First Nations in Nova Scotia. This is the National Housing Strategy at work." – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation "I'm pleased to see Waycohbah and Paqtnkek receive funding for housing projects that will have long-term benefits for their communities. Addressing the severe housing needs in Cape Breton and North Eastern Nova Scotia has been top-of-mind for me. The National Housing Strategy is a great tool that works towards ensuring more affordable housing for Indigenous peoples. This funding will provide immediate support to create safe and stable housing for First Nations in Nova Scotia while assisting those most vulnerable." – Mike Kelloway, Member of Paliament for Cape Breton—Canso "On the behalf of Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation, we are grateful and excited to receive the funding for 12 new module homes. I know housing is not just a problem here in Paqtnkek but across First Nation communities in Canada, this is a great step moving forward. This will be great for single people or single parents because they often get over looked on getting homes which normally go to the bigger families who are in need. So with this rapid housing Strategy it will be a great start on putting a dent in our housing problem. I would like to thank the Government of Canada and CMHC." – Chief Tima Francis, Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation "I would like to thank CMHC and everybody involved for helping address the serious First Nation housing crisis that's happening not only in my community, but all over Canada. Although we realize it's not a permanent fix, we realize this housing initiative will impact so many families with a magnitude that we don't even fully realize yet. On behalf of the community of We'koqma'q, I want to say wela'lioq – thank you." – Chief Annie Daisley, We'koqma'q First Nation Quick facts: Under the RHI Projects Stream $500 million was available through an application-based process, which closed on December 31, 2020. Funding was available to Provinces, Territories, and Municipalities, Indigenous governing bodies and organizations, and non-profit organizations.Nationally, at 4,700 units, the RHI has exceeded its initial target of 3000 permanent affordable housing units thanks to the support of the provincial, territorial and municipal governments as well as Indigenous governing bodies.The RHI has received significant interest from Indigenous groups, which resulted in nearly 40% of all units created under the program to be targeted to Indigenous peoples. The RHI takes a human rights-based approach to housing, serving people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and others who are among the most vulnerable, including: women and children fleeing domestic violence, seniors, young adults, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people dealing with mental health and addiction issues, veterans, LGBTQ2+, racialized groups, Black Canadians, and recent immigrants or refugees. Canada's National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year $70+ billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home—this includes more than $13 billion committed through the 2020 Fall Economic Statement.Associated links: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Rapid Housing Initiative  National Housing StrategyAs Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC's aim is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home they can afford, and that meets their needs. For more information, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook. SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation