Canada 150 Profiles: Princess Alexander

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Princess Alexander Current role in the sector: President of Alexander Learmond consultancy, Vice-Chair, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Program Advisory Council, Ted Rogers School of…

Canada 150 Profiles: Sylvia Cheuy

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Sylvia Cheuy Current role in the sector: Director, Deepening Community with the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and Volunteer Co-Chair, Headwaters Communities in…

Reconciliation in Philanthropy: Learning By Doing

In Dene culture, preparing fish requires careful and acquired skills with a knife. I watched an elder a few times before picking up the knife to try myself. I hesitated, but the elder told me “you just have to do it, it’s the only way to learn.” I was embarrassed when I mistakenly cut through…

From Confusion to Co-Creation:  Bridging the Community-Academy Divide in International Research Collaboration

Research collaborations are almost always seen as desirable. Studies that compare practices across international boundaries and that engage researchers and practitioners require individuals to relate to one another across a vast array of cultures, languages, professional practices, and research expectations. Such partnerships can in turn produce new skills and expertise, improve access to funding, and…

Canada 150 Profiles: Carissa MacLennan

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Carissa MacLennan Current role in the sector: Strategist, Coach and Facilitator Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  Eighteen years. What was your…

Canada 150 Profiles: Kimahli Powell

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Kimahli Powell Current role in the sector: Executive Director of Rainbow Railroad Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 15 What was your…

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