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Vivian Krause
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA
Vancouver researcher & writer. I work from my dining room table, using Google on my own nickel. Not part of any political party, any industry, or any campaign.
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If you've been reading this blog, you'll know that I've been concerned for several years now about the monkey business at the CHIMP Foundation. Turns out, I'm not the only one. In CHIMP's financial statements for 2020, Deloitte issued a Basis for Qualified Opinion. Deloitte was "unable to obtain sufficient... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Imladris Foundation (2008-2019) Real Champions Foundation (2010-2015) Pacific Light Foundation (2012-2014) Mighty Oaks Foundation (2012-2019) Glen Lamond Foundation (2003-2014) Pacific Spine Foundation (2014-2020) 4 What Matters Foundation (2006-2014) Delicate Balance Foundation (2010-2019) Foundation for Public Good (2011-2020) Timothy Foundation (2010-2020) Planted Community Foundation (2014-2019) Virtual Vancouver Foundation (2010-2020) Hope Springs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
2010 - December 7 - House of Commons, Natural Resources Committee 2012 - February 9 House of Commons, Natural Resources Committee 2012 - June 12 - Senate Committee on National Finance 2016 - November 1, Senate Committee on National Finance 2018 - October 16, House of Commons Access to Information,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
For many charities, 2020 was tough. Hard to raise money. But not for Charitable Impact Foundation, commonly known as "CHIMP." Last year, CHIMP, based in Vancouver, reported almost $150 million in tax-receipted donations. To put that into perspective, consider that CHIMP, a relatively new charity, raised five times as much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
First e-mail to Blake Bromley & replies from him & CHIMP (April-May2018) e-mail to Blake Bromley & John Bromley RE 2,000 Gifts for $19 or Less (Sept2018) Letter to Blake Bromley RE Monkey Business DRAFT (Oct-Nov2018) e-mail to Blake Bromley RE Chimp 2018 Tax Return (21May2019) Letter to Blake Bromley... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
January 29, 2021 Dear Mayor Hurley & Council, As we know, just before Christmas, The City of Burnaby announced plans to buy Fortius Sport & Health Centre for $26.6 million. The sale is scheduled to close very soon, on Monday, February 1, 2021. As I said in my initial letter,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Here are pages of financial statements and mortgage documents showing loans to Fortius Foundation for a combined total of more than $130 million. An important point to note is that these loans were not concurrent. Later loans were used to pay off earlier loans. $16 million from an unidentified lender... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
These files were provided by the Canada Revenue Agency on November 25, 2020. The financial statements and tax return for Fortius Foundation was provided March 25, 2021. New Dimensions Foundation (2007-2013): New Dimensions Foundation Tax Returns New Dimensions Financial Statements New Dimensions 2007, New Dimensions 2008, New Dimensions 2009, New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Letters to Mayor Mike Hurley and the Council of the City of Burnaby: January 15, 2021 (30 pages) Fortius Sport & Health Centre: Examples of Sham Donations & Gifts January 22, 2021 (20 pages) January 29, 2021 (2 pages) To download all three letters in one file, click here. To... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2021 at Rethink Campaigns
Located in Squamish, B.C., Quest University Canada (“Quest”) is one of the few private, secular universities in Canada. Since opening in 2007, Quest has welcomed about 500 students annually from 40 countries around the world. For a pricey $35,000 per year, Quest offers an under-graduate education in Liberal Arts. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Association for the Advancement of Scholarship Almoner Foundation C&R Foundation Canadian Education Forum Charitable Impact Foundation ("CHIMP") Delicate Balance Eden Glen Foundation Foundation For Public Good HSEF Renaissance Academy Howe Sound Samaritans Global Charity Fund Loyalty Foundation Prescient Foundation Quest University Canada Foundation QUC Residents Housing Foundation Sea to Sky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
A total of $425 million in tax-receipted donations. That's what was reported by ten of The Bromley Charities that were most closely involved in funding the start-up of Quest University. That figure includes only $30.5 million of the $79 million reported by Theanon Foundation and none of the of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
For four years, I have been following the financial activity of a group of registered charities run by Blake Bromley. On the basis of my extensive research, it appears to me that these charities are part of a massive tax fraud scam whereby tax-receipted donations have been reported for hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Here's are the supporting documents referred to in my appeal to Blake Bromley to discontinue foreclosure against Quest University: $34 million Parcel A & Lot 12 $15 million Assignment of proceeds from sale of property (2008) $11.4 million Theanon Land Sales $9.4 million Theanon Foundation land sales (2012) $10.5 million... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
1. Almoner Foundation Almoner Foundation Financial Statements (2005-2019) Almoner Foundation Balance Sheets (2005-2019) Quest Student Residences $21 Million ASSET (2011) Almoner Foundation Receipts & Disbursements (2005-2019) Economic Dependence on QUEST University Quest Lease Revenue $10 MILLION (2011-2018) Almoner Foundation Gains & Losses on Exchange (2007-2012) Almoner Foundation Tax Returns (2005-2014)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
e-mail to WE Charity, July 14, 2020 Letter to Kielburgers, July 17, 2020 WE Charity, Top 50 Canadian Donors WE Charity Canadian Donor Foundations (by year) Pages of the 2019 U.S. tax return for WE Charity showing gifts for US$118 Million Pages of the U.S. tax returns of Allstate Foundation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Here are the U.S. tax returns for We Charity: WeCharity 2002, We Charity 2003, We Charity 2004, We Charity 2005, We Charity 2006, We Charity 2007, We Charity 2008, We Charity 2009, We Charity 2011, We Charity 2012, We Charity 2013, We Charity 2014, We Charity 2015, We Charity 2016,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
The Fortius Sport & Health Centre in Burnaby B.C. is a spectacular complex that is helping Canadian athletes to raise their game. The registered charities involved in the start-up of Fortius have received $100 million in tax-receipted donations. New Dimensions Foundation and Imladris Foundation reported $26 million and in 2019,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Back in 2001, at a cost of $1.7 million, 240 acres (97 hectares) of land were purchased for the site of Quest University in Squamish, B.C. Today, the University owns 60 acres of the original 240. The balance was sold or transferred to property developers and a series of registered... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Regarding the early financial history of Quest University, here are my letters to Blake Bromley and John Bromley (951 pages) who is President & CEO of Charitable Impact Foundation ("CHIMP"). Also here is my letter of April 30, 2020 to the Board of Governors of Quest University Canada. Open Letter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Acclaim Health & Community Care Service Addictions & Mental Health Ontario Arctic Watch Beluga Foundation B.C. Pets & Friends Society Canada West Military Museums Canadian Abuse & Abandoned Animal Protection Canadian Inland Mission Inc. Carlton Trail Health Foundation Inc. Church University & Triumphant Assoc. Columbian Friends Compagnons De la Pointe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Fifty Bromley Charities, A Timeline An Overview of 50 Charities: Aggregate Assets, Revenue & Expenditures Gifting Between Charities (2000-2019) Fifty Gifts for More Than $500 Million Tax-Receipted Donations Stated Purposes of Bromley Charities Fees Paid (2003-2020) - Updated March 17, 2021 Property Not Used in Charitable Activities Land & Buildings... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
Last updated November 6, 2020. 4 What Matters Foundation Almoner Foundation Amazing Grace Foundation Association for the Advancement Scholarship Benefic Foundation Bienfaisance Foundation of Canada C & R Foundation Canadian Education Forum Charity Research & Development Charitable Impact ("CHIMP") Foundation Delicate Balance Foundation Eden Glen Foundation Fortius Foundation Foundation for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at Rethink Campaigns
On Friday, October 26 2019, Edmonton Star reported that the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) had "dropped" the author of this blog (Vivian Krause) as its keynote speaker for a conference that begins today, Monday October 27, 2019, in Banff Alberta. The IABC, like any organization, has a right... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Rethink Campaigns