Investing in the potential of all people.

Senator Don Oliver Studio – Dalhousie arts Centre

The Senator Don Oliver Studio is a new state of the art practice and teaching studio designed to inspire musicians to higher levels of creativity and collaboration. In February 2020, Wade made a gift to the Dalhousie Performing Arts Campaign to honour Senator Oliver’s extensive ties to Dalhousie and celebrate his lifelong connection to the arts.

The James R. Pearcey Award for Entrepreneurship

In 2006, Wade established the James R. Pearcey Scholarship in memory of James R. Pearcey. James was a MUN Civil Engineering graduate and president of the class of 1993. The award goes to a student who shows promise in entrepreneurship.

Jared Butt says receiving the James R. Pearcey Award for Entrepreneurship changed his life. 

Memorial University Centre for Entrepreneurship

Wade is a founding supporter and donor of The Centre for Entrepreneurship. The Centre promotes entrepreneurship as a career path for students at MUN by exposing students to the experience of starting and operating a business.

QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation

The QEII Foundation contributes to life-changing experiences for patients and their loved ones by funding new technologies, medical research, innovation and professional education. Wade has been an ongoing donor and has served on the Board of Trustees since June 2015.

DC Makes – Discovery Centre

In 2016, Wade’s donation established the DC Makes program at the Discovery Centre in Halifax. DC Makes fosters an entrepreneurial mind-set in youth by providing a place to connect, plus the tools, resources, and mentors to support them. Wade also funds the Maker League Camps that run in conjunction with the DC Makes program.

Family SOS

Family SOS is a local, child-centred non-profit organization focused on building strong and healthy families. Their Courage to Give Back Awards recognize exceptional individuals in the community. Wade donates annually to support their efforts.

CAMSA Captains & Cooks

Wade supports and donates his time to Captains & Cooks, a unique fundraising event in Halifax. Local restaurants team up with the business community to host a day on the water with a gourmet lunch enjoyed on a beautiful boat. 100% of proceeds raised go to local charities.