Viewpoint: The 1981 Budget: Failure Of Process?

Viewpoint is a new feature of The Philanthropist where contributors may advance a particular view on subjects of interest to philanthropic organizations. The views expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect those of The Philanthropist. Readers are urged to respond to viewpoints expressed and, if appropriate, responses will be published to provide the opposing view….

Public Foundations: The Operating Experience

  The foregoing paper was delivered at the November, 1981 Charities Conference of The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. Following Mr. Coombs’ presentation, Claus Wirsig, President of The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, outlined the practical experience of his organization. The following represents a brief summary of his views. Factors Contributing to a Perceived Need for…

The Private Charitable Foundation: Roles and Responsibilities in Philanthropy

  I’ve been associated with The Devonian Group of Charitable Foundations and its predecessors since its beginning in 1955. Originally, these Foundations were interested in the acquisition and use of museum collections related to Western Canada; later, interest expanded to include acquisitions and collections from many areas of the world. These collections, which were acquired…

Submissions of The Association of Canadian Foundations to the Minister of Finance on the Budget Proposals of November 12, 1981

Editor’s Note: The proposed changes in the tax treatment of charities contained in the federal Budget proposals of November 12, 1981 (Resolutions 138 and 139) drew an immediate response from The Association of Canadian Foundations. The Association’s initial response was followed up by a brief submitted in December, 1981, analyzing the effect of the federal…

Revised Rules Relating To Minimum Disbursements For Charitable Purposes By Public And Private Foundations

RELEASE DATED APRIL 21, 1982 FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HONOURABLE ALLAN 1. MacEACHEN The Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, today announced revised rules relating to minimum disbursements for charitable purposes by public and private foundations, and to financial transactions between foundations and related persons. These rules are being…

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