H&L Magazine: Sitting in the most amicable of dragon’s dens with panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and bustling harbour from the 31st floor of his Fiore Group of Companies in Vancouver, CEO Frank Giustra is as down-to-earth as he is resolute. The 59-year-old billionaire philanthropist and businessman made his fortune transforming Yorkton Securities into a major force in the world of international mining finance for which he became president and later CEO; founded Lions Gate Entertainment in 1997, and is a major shareholder in Thunderbird Films. Giustra is passionate, pragmatic and opinionated.
STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINES
The Radcliffe Foundation practises direct-impact philanthropy by taking a private-sector approach to aid delivery. We develop partnerships with NGOs and governments around the world to make a strategic impact in the lives of families and children in need. Learn more about the causes and the partners we support through the stories below.
SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
The Syrian refugee crisis is unprecedented. Homes, hospitals, and schools have all come under attack. Entire cities have been reduced to rubble. More than 12 million people - half of Syria's pre-war population - have been killed, injured, or forced to flee. The political instability caused by such dislocation makes the refugee crisis an issue of global consequence. Violence, illness, and malnutrition are prevalent. Syrian children have endured years of deprivation and displacement - they have known nothing but war. Adolescents have been raised amid continuous conflict. There are 13 million children deprived of education as a result of conflict in the region, and many of them live in these camps. We can make a difference to the lives of children and families fleeing war.
Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative: The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative met in Ottawa this week for a three-day launch event that brought together 90 participants, including sponsorship groups, international delegates, partners and government officials interested in Canada’s private sponsorship model for refugees.
Giustra Fellowship Program: A $1 million gift by Canadian philanthropist and Crisis Group Trustee Frank Giustra has enabled Crisis Group to grant two-year research fellowships to three young regional experts. The new Giustra Fellows will assist in our mission to prevent deadly conflict, with a focus on the plight of refugees and the displaced.