How and What Canadians Contribute to Charity

Preface In 1975 Professor Samuel A. Martin of the Business School of the University of Western Ontario published his landmark volume, Financing Humanistic Service, an in-depth analysis of previously unassembled data relating to philanthropy in Canada. Professor Martin’s work was, and remains, an invaluable reference for all those in both the public and private sectors…

Public and Private Philanthropy in the Eighties

Introduction Patterns of funding social services have altered drastically during this century. In the early decades, government provided a rudimentary level of care for the indigent elderly, for orphaned children and for the destitute. The provision of other services was deemed to be the responsibility of the voluntary sector. “Social services” included both social assistance…

New Tax Proposals for Charities

In the following pages we reproduce a press release from the Department of Finance announcing the intention of the Minister of Finance to introduce new rules regarding the tax treatment of charities, which will be effective for taxation years commencing after 1983. Although the legislative and regulatory proposals are not yet available, it is evident…

Recent Tax Developments

Discussion Paper Proposals In response to criticism by registered charities of its Discussion Paper of May 17, 19831 proposals, the federal Department of Finance asked The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy to form a committee consisting of representatives from all major sectors of the charitable field to meet with officials of the Department so that it…

From the Editor

Canadians have become less generous. This disturbing conclusion emerges un¬≠mistakably from this issue’s study by Hans Deeg, How and What Canadians Contribute to Charity and in C. R Webster’s Public and Private Philanthropy in the Eighties.That this decline in generosity is not confined to recessionary times is perhaps even more disturbing. Deeg’s compilation of statistics…

Bookshelf

Canadian Social Welfare Edited by Joanne C. Turner and Francis J. Turner Published by Collier MacMillan Canada Inc., 1981, Toronto. REVIEWED BY NATHAN GILBERT Executive Administrator, Laidlaw Foundation In 1975, Andrew Armitage, a professor at the University of Calgary wrote the first introductory text on Canadian social welfare. Although far less ambitious an undertaking than…

Viewpoint: Corporate Philanthropy in Difficult Times

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Philanthropist Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. ARDEN R. HAYNES President, Imperial Oil Limited During my business career I have developed one or two fairly strong opinions about…

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