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The Federal Budget Resolutions of November 12, 1981 and Their Effect on Charities in Canada, Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 1983, Toronto, Ontario 95 pages The Centre’s Budget Study Committee, volunteers with special expertise in tax law as it affects foundations and operating charities, made an intensive study of the proposals of the November…

Duties and Responsibilities of Directors

Most people accept a position as director on the board of a charity on the basis of their commitment to the charitable endeavour, usually with scant regard for the legal responsibilities of such a position. Yet, while directors may focus their atten­tion on the altruistic promotion of charitable activities, they also have definite legal responsibilities…

Viewpoint: Social Policy in Difficult Times: A Time for Discrimination

Viewpoint expresses the particular views of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions ofThe Philanthropist Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. Unlike the popular doomsayers who have presented us with such inspiring titles as The Sinking Ark, The Coming Dark Ages and How to…

The Role of the Public Trustee

The Public Trustee of Ontario appears to have been given a general supervisory role with regard to charities in Ontario that is unique in Canadian law. As far as I can determine, no other province of Canada has legislation similar to that of Ontario in the charities field and no other Public Trustee of any…

Health Services Research: New Directions

  JOHNHOEY Chief, Department of Community Health, Montreal General Hospital and Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine, McGill University SUZANNE COUET Senior Research Associate, Centre de Coordination des Ressources de Sante, Department of Community Health, Montreal General Hospital Health Services Research: A Framework “The field of health services research is concerned with the application of bier…

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs

For many years now, the dominant approach to health care has been to see disease as being caused by a specific agent and to believe that medical intervention such as immunization, antibiotics or surgery will rectify the problem. This approach has been successful in many ways, especially in the area of infectious diseases, but it…

New Tax Proposals for Charities

C. ARTHUR BOND, Secretary, The Association of Canadian Foundations On May 17th, 1983, the Department of Finance of the Government of Canada issued a discussion paper containing draft legislation proposing broad changes in the tax treatment of both charitable foundations and charitable organizations. While the proposals reflect the agreement reached in Apr 1982 with the…

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