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At Eastport, we aim to be your keel, as on a boat – your point of balance, giving you directional stability. We help you get beyond thinking of money as the deep and unpredictable water you’re in. With our knowledge as your ballast, money can be the body that buoys you, propelling your good and purpose-rich life.


Lawrencetown Skateboard Park

Eastport partner Andrew Parrott, along with Nico Manos & Laurie Bouchard are leading a grass-roots community initiative to have a concrete skatepark built in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

The community of Lawrencetown Beach is working towards a professionally designed and built skatepark. It will be a place to accommodate a large demographic, including the local community, beach visitors, skateboarders, surfers, young and old.

 Eastport has 13th Annual Turkey Drive

Eastport has 13th Annual Turkey Drive!

Eastport Financial held our annual turkey drive again this year, handing out over 400 turkey dinners to families so that they can celebrate Christmas at home. Another amazing time with so many great volunteers and business leaders throughout NS and NOW Newfoundland – who stepped up to show their neighbours they are loved and cherished this time of year. Thank you everyone!! Merry Christmas!

Difference Between a Foundation and a Charity in Canada

What Is the Difference Between a Foundation and a Charity in Canada?

If you’re looking to build a philanthropic legacy through the money you’ve earned with all your hard work, then this article will be of great benefit to you. While it is noble to engage in any charitable endeavor, it would be prudent to look into the different ways one can do so.

Jonathan given Queens Platinum Jubillee Award

Jonathan given Queens Platinum Jubillee Award

This year Canada is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking her 70th anniversary on the Throne. She was Canada’s longest reigning Sovereign and was the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee.

How Do You Setup a Foundation In Canada

How Do You Setup a Foundation In Canada?

Are you wondering how to set up a foundation, not-for-profit, or charitable organization in Canada? Well, you have landed at the right place!

In this article, we will take a look at what it takes to register a private foundation in Canada, how they differ from charitable organizations, and why they are beneficial for the overall economy.

Jonathan on The Perspective

The Perspective TV Show: Mike and Mitch speak with Jonathan regarding living a life of giving

Working with schools in underprivileged countries, missions that house displaced men, youth shelters and food drives for local families is just the tip of the iceberg for the JDWL Foundation.

Eastport honoured by Teen Challenge

Eastport honoured by Teen Challenge

Eastport was honoured to be presented with this plaque from Teen Challenge commemorating our 6 years of support.

We, at Eastport, consider it our privilege to help Teen Challenge in the important work they do transforming lives by freeing people from their addictions.

Indian Garden Farms Hiking Trail

Completed Indian Garden Farms Hiking Trail

The Jonathan David Wayne Lewis Foundation in partnership with Glen, Marylin, and Matthew Hebb, have completed the Indian Garden Farms Hiking Trail, in Hebbville! The scenic trail is 5km round trip and is open to the public.

 Eastport has 12th Annual Turkey Drive

Eastport has 12th Annual Turkey Drive!

On Dec 17 we had our 12th annual turkey drive. Our biggest yet, since the need was so high this year. All made possible by the many many volunteers and donors. We were able to provide a turkey dinner to 700 families in the HRM, Bridgewater and surrounding areas.

 Eastport has 11th Annual Turkey Drive

Love reciprocated – Eastport has 11th Annual Turkey Drive!

Each year, our staff generously donate their time to organize the Annual Eastport Turkey Drive. It’s one of the ways we give back to the community, and this year, despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we raised $21,350.00 and bought 650 turkeys, sacks of potatoes, stuffing, bread, frozen vegetables, and dessert!

We are grateful for the following testimonials of our efforts, and to these organizations for allowing us to be part of their Christmas outreach.

Teen Challenge

Making Teen Challenges' Christmas

Took some pizza and some ice cream sandwiches and a Christmas surprise (a gaming station...shhh...that was Ryan’s idea and a brilliant one at that!) up to the guys at the Teen Challenge Center today with Paul MacNeil, Ryan MacNeil and Tim Sleigh. Although we didn’t have much time to spend with the guys I think it was one of my favourite trips out of the past ten years up.

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

Support Million Dollar Bus

Huge news from campaign HQ with the Million Dollar Bus and special guest, Jonathan Lewis from Eastport Financial Group Inc! Thank you all for the continued support for our Campaign: bit.ly/buildhope


Bluenose Marathon

Bluenose Marathon

On June 8, 2019 our Eastport team of family and friends participated in the Scotiabank Bluenose marathon to support some fantastic charities. The organizations we focused on are; Teen Challenge, Souls Harbour, Youth Unlimited and the AOJ school in Guatemala.



Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge Thank You

We are so incredibly grateful for the people in our lives here at TC!!!! We are thankful that our friend, Jonathan Lewis has been bringing the "3S's" (Steak, Sports and Servants Hearts) to us for several years. We appreciate the friends that he has brought and partnered with to make it one of the most anticipated evenings of our students programs! The fellowship,encouragement and time that you share is an amazing gift. The steaks are an added bonus; thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and stomachs)!"



Teen Challenge Football

Teen Challenge Football

Had a great time in Memramcook hanging with the gang at the center and playing some Friday night football. The 9 yr dynasty of undefeated road trips came to and end with a score of 28-21 in favour of the guys at the TC center but spirits were lifted as always on both sides of the field!! Awesome men and Awesome time!!



Teen Challenge Newfoundland

Teen Challenge Newfoundland

Jonathan joined the board of Teen Challenge Canada in Newfoundland for a day on site at the new women’s center they just opened. This organization is freeing lives of addiction everyday and it’s fantastic to be a small part of it.

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