150 Profiles: Lynn Bevan

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Lynn Bevan Current role in the sector: Lawyer. Donor. Volunteer. Advisor.  Alternate Discrimination and Harassment Counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada….

From the Editor

This issue has something for everyone. Those who are responsible for the development and implementation of policy in non-profit organizations will be interested in W.H. Hurlburt’s dis­cussion of Alberta’s new statute governing non-profit corporations. The Alberta approach is yet another in the continuing attempts of governments to regulate non-profits effectively and appropriately. Another continuing problem,…

From the Editor

In this issue, we continue to explore the debate concerning the impact of tax reform. Blake Bromley discusses tax reform from a philosophical perspective and questions the proposed shift from tax deductions to tax credits for charitable contributions. On a practical level he asserts this shift will unnecessarily cost the Treasury lost revenue. On a…

From the Editor

Tax reform is here and this issue addresses some of the effects that it will have on the charitable sector. Our regular feature “Recent Tax Developments” addresses the question of how tax reform would affect individual donors and Lee Stratton of Blake, Cassels & Graydon examines the impact of the proposed multi-stage sales tax. Professional…

From the Editor

In this issue, we continue our “return to the basics” in two articles. First, Barbara Doherty offers advice to lawyers on how to organize the practice to take into account the unique requirements of non-profit corporations. Second, our regular contributor Laurence Murray and Sally Farr of The Trillium Foundation describe in detail how grantors can…

From the Editor

In any field, it is important to stay on top of technical requirements. In some cases this means a periodic refresher course in the basics, in others keeping abreast of new developments. This issue will assist readers in meeting both objectives. We are pleased to be able to offer readers the first of five articles…

From the Editor

The development of philanthropy in Canada has created a need for a structured approach by philanthropic organizations to all areas of their operations from the management of paid staff to fund raising. The responses to this need have been varied, as may be seen in the differing perspectives of contributors to this issue. Professor Jacke…