Charity and Lottery: The British Experience

Introduction The British are historically avid supporters of charity, giving around £1 billion each year to local, national and international causes. They give to street collectors rattling tins, to national television appeals, via their payrolls, by purchasing second-hand clothes in charity shops and in a host of other ways. However, current evidence points to a…

Legal Developments

This issue deals with two important recent decisions. In England, the Charity Commission has released its long-awaited decision on whether the Church of Scientology constitutes a religion. In Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal has given its decision on whether assets of the Christian Brothers in Canada are available to satisfy judgments against the order…

Staying Relevant in the Face of Demographic Change

This article was developed from a presentation to the Annual General meeting of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy on December 6, 1999 in Toronto. I am no expert in fundraising or ethnic marketing or any such specialized subject. This article is based on my experiences since arriving in Canada about 16 years ago. It draws on…

Case Comment: Christian Brothers Decision Exposes Charitable Trust Assets to Tort Creditors

Introduction The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions in Christian Brothers of Ireland in Canada ( Re) released on April 10, [2000] O.J. No. 1117, Number. C. 29290 (also available on the Internet at www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2000/ april/christian.htm), is likely to create serious problems for charities across Canada concerning the protection of their charitable trust property from…

From the Editor

In this issue, Arthur Drache and Laird Hunter complete their reflections on their proposal for a Canadian Charity Tribunal. Part I of this article appeared in our previous issue. Part II is an in-depth analysis of the role that such a tribunal would fill. Now that the federal government is interested in implementing certain changes…

Bookshelf

Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Change By Chuck Collins, Pam Rogers, and Joan P. Gamer Published by W.W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2000 Don’t Just Give It Away- How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving By Renata J. Rafferty with Foreword by Paul Newman Published…

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