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Wilson views corporate social responsibility not as an obligation, but as an opportunity, and considers that strategic philanthropy can cause important societal and economical gains. He frequently takes a hands on approach to philanthropy, including shaving his head to support Children’ Cancer Care, and scaling Mount Kilimanjaro to support Alzheimer’s research. He’s for many years made yearly trips with Youth with a Mission to Mexico to build houses for the poor. He’s chronicled his philanthropic views in some posts written for Alberta Venture magazine. Wilson has concentrated his philanthropic initiatives on his house states of Alberta and Saskatchewan. He’s a supporter of his alma mater, the University of Saskatchewan, and created the Wilson Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence there in 2007 to boost entrepreneurship in all Faculties in the University. He considers that pupils should study a core program of advertising, entrepreneurship and philanthropy beginning in elementary school. Special occasions hosted by Wilson have supported prostate cancer, David Foster Foundation Right to Play, Small Warriors, Boomer’s Heritage, 777 Run for Vision and Dare to Care as well as the Veterans’ Food Bank. He’s helping out the Tomorrow Project, a significant research project to find more concerning what causes cancer and associated prevention techniques. He’s active on financing research to the problem of domestic abuse and has financed the Wilson Center for Domestic Abuse Studies in the Calgary Counselling Centre. He additionally supports the sport of volleyball through the Rally Pointe volleyball center in Calgary. He’s traveled to Afghanistan to see front line Canadian troops, as well as General Walter Natynczyk, Defence Minister Peter MacKay, ice hockey legend Guy LaFleur and performer Paul Gross and has hosted events to support military members as well as their loved ones.