Happier People Give More

Have you ever experienced joy from an act of kindness, helping others in need, or making a charitable contribution? Extensive research shows that spending money on ourselves does not significantly increase our sense of happiness or well being. A Harvard Business School study (link below) suggests that giving to others is directly correlated with an increased sense of happiness. The Harvard researchers write: "Happier people give more and giving makes people happier, such that happiness and giving may operate in a positive feedback loop."

There's lots of opportunity in your local community - get involved!

https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/feeling-good-about-giving-the-benefits-and-costs-of-self-interested-charitable-behavio

Supporting our community

Franco Caligiuri of Capital Core Financial standing proud while presenting a $6000 donation on behalf of the MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE FOUNDATION to the coaches of African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA) - a non-profit soccer training centre for youth.

This donation will help support the team by providing funding for underprivileged players in the form of jerseys, new equipment and travel expenses. Team sports are a great way at-risk youth to engage in positive activities under the guidance of inspired and committed coaches who truly care.

Thank you to the Million Dollar Round Table for their extremely generous donation! Capital Core Financial are proud members and grateful long-standing supporters of this organization.  

What a great way to start 2019!

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Feeding our Community

Giving back is a big part of our company philosophy at Capital Core Financial. We believe that helping others ignites our spirits and drives us to become better versions of ourselves.

This month we had the opportunity to partner-up with an amazing local organization - A Better Life Foundation. Our team took over the famous “Save on Meats” restaurant located in the Lower Eastside of downtown Vancouver in order to cook and serve food to many local residents living on the streets who never experience a 3 course meal.

Our $5,000 donation provided a hearty 3 course meal for over 160 people that evening, and will continue to provide an additional 1,000 meals throughout the year!

The event, Plenty of Plates was an amazing experience, bringing together our team and some friends, and connecting us with our community in the downtown eastside. We chatted, cooked, cleaned, and served food and non-alcoholic beverages to a lot of hungry people.

While we were able to provide hot meals and a warm space that evening and into the holidays,  this is an-ongoing issue for our community in the downtown Eastside. Together we can make a difference. We encourage you all to support this organization.  Engage your team, friends, families, and clients - get involved!

Thank you Mark Brand for creating this opportunity, to Evan Sidwell for hosting the evening, to the staff at Save on Meats for their guidance in the kitchen, to Olivia Leigh Nowak for capturing the even on camera, and of course to our support team and friends who joined us for this incredible experience.     



Embrace the rain

Wanna know the secret to coping with the grey, damp rainy weather here in Vancouver?

Shift your mindset and embrace it.

Get outside. Get excited to get wet.  Bring a friend.

Hiking and Jogging in the rain is an awesome experience when you surrender to it.  The forest seems to breathe and the fog creates an almost mystical experience (mystical...haha).  Plus, rain in the city = snow in the mountains. Mind blown!

For those of you who don't snow angel, snowshoe, ski or snowboard - you really are missing out.  The mountains during the winter are an amazing, inspiring place to play - especially for children.  

Don't be that guy/girl that's always complaining and suffering about the weather.  You're more adaptable than that.

Acknowledge your choice point. Shift your mindset and develop a positive attitude towards the winter season. Commit to yourself and make time for playtime.

That feels good right?

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Things to do in Vancouver during the Winter Season


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Good morning Vancouverites!

We decided to put together a ‘Top 5 Things To Do in Vancouver’ during this unique snowy winter season.

Call a friend, grab the kids, and get bundled up! Vancouver is an awesome city all throughout the year so take time this winter to appreciate some of our unique local activities.

Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink! Check the website for operating hours: (http://www.robsonsquare.com). Skate rentals are $4.

Snowshoeing at a local mountain! Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Cypress are all incredible places to snowshoe.  If you haven't tried this awesome activity - get to it!!! It's a winter wonderland up there and snowshoeing is super fun!

Train Ride in Stanley Park! This 2km adventurous ride through Stanley Park is a must for all locals and visitors, especially during the snowy season!  It’s a festive and fun activity for the whole family. http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park-miniature-train.aspx

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens.  Over 1 million lights throughout the gardens, lots of fairies, gnomes and a even a miniature world! This magical wonderland is sure to boost your spirits during the holiday season. http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/festival-of-lights.aspx

The Vancouver Christmas Market! An authentic German-inspired Christmas Market celebrating its 7 year anniversary! Traditional foods, drinks, and a wide variety of cultural gifts and entertainment! This market is awesome!! http://vancouverchristmasmarket.com/about/

Sometimes the greatest adventures are in our own backyard!

Attitude > Intelligence

Attitude > Intelligence

A reminder to stay focused, maintain a positive attitude, and practice gratitude. Positive attitudes are infectious! Unfortunately, so are negative attitudes. Take some time to speak with your team about the importance of maintaining a healthy attitude in the office.

https://amp-weforum-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/heres-why-your-attitude-is-more-important-than-your-intelligence?fbclid=IwAR0IKoophrWJLmGCV9ulXGOlms6EJ7Cq2KBZqtaq2vQ8pAKZEdB7D57uzXA

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Gratefulness

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What are you grateful for? When was the last time you thought about what truly matters in your life? What makes you feel good?

It’s easy to intellectualize, but to truly experience that feeling requires effort and consideration.  It also heightens/broadens your awareness.

Acknowledging what you are grateful for is a powerful exercise that makes you feel more present.  There’s so much less (more?) going on in this moment.

Right now I’m grateful for

-This Moment
-This Breath
-Loving Relationships
-My Team
-The Mountains
-Apple Crumble
-Human Potential


Dress for the Cause!

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Some of the Capital Core Financial team wearing pink in support of Breast cancer Research!

We are proud to be participating in this years "Dress for the Cause" which raises awareness and funds to support breast cancer research. We have raised $400 so far!

Please consider making a contribution to our Capital Core Financial Team page to help support this cause (link below).

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers).

In 2017, an estimated (from cancer.ca):

-26,300 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2017.

-5,000 women died from breast cancer. This represents 13% of all cancer deaths in women in 2017.

-On average, 72 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer every day. -On average, 14 Canadian women died from breast cancer every day.

-230 men were diagnosed with breast cancer and 60 died from breast cancer.

https://bcsc.akaraisin.com/ui/dressforthecause018/team/192779

Disability Insurance Coverage

Are you adequately covered in the event of an injury or sickness? Who would cover your monthly living expenses (mortgage/rent, groceries, vehicle expenses, children,etc)? A halt or reduction in income can be financially devastating for most people,.

We believe strongly in the value of both Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance coverage. Protect your most valuable asset (YOU) - speak with your financial advisor on how to obtain Disability Insurance coverage.  

https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/insurance/disability.html