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.
Enhancing the lives of children and families.
The Radcliffe Foundation supports a wide variety of local initiatives aimed at educating young people and helping people who face disadvantages. These initiatives include the Boys Club Network in Vancouver (which offers at-risk youth face-to-face mentorship); Frank Giustra Business Scholarships (which assist deserving students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business program at Douglas College); the Sarah McLachlan School of Music (offering after-school music education at no cost to under-served kids in Vancouver); and Queen Elizabeth Scholars (supporting young entrepreneurs, public servants, community leaders, and academics).
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.