A Comparison of the Role of the Voluntary Sector in Canada and the United States

Introduction Statesmen, politicians and journalists have always enjoyed painting comparative word portraits of the United States and Canada showing a strong family resemblance.Both nations use English as the dominant language of commercial and social life; both have drawn immigrants from around the world to settle virgin wildernesses; and both are democracies in the western tradition….

Volunteers in a Unionized Agency: Partners or Threats?

In the last year or so, members of the labour movement have raised questions about the use of volunteers by voluntary agencies and the very role of volunteers and voluntary agencies in an era of unemployment. Their concerns arise from issues relating to job security for their members, particularly in public service unions. These are…

Institutional Investment in Foreign Markets

Introduction The subject of foreign investments is not new to us in Canada-we have been interested in having foreigners invest in our country for many years now. However, the subject ofthis paper is Canadian investment in overseas markets and I would like to cover three particular areas: • the benefits of international investment; • international…

Recent Tax Developments

Developments in this area since the last edition of The Philanthropist include such items as: the release of a revised form T3010, changes in sales tax exemption in Quebec, and the overturning on appeal of the decision in McBurney v. The Queen. Prescribed Forms to be Filed by Registered Charities Recently, Revenue Canada, Taxation has issued…

From the Editor

In this issue we examine another aspect of volunteerism—the relationship between volunteer and unionized staff in charitable agencies. Clearly, both are essential to the organizations they serve but their co-existence creates employ­ment issues not found in the private sector. Two articles, the first by Ellen Campbell of the YWCA which looks at the management problems…

Bookshelf

Canadian Directory to Foundations, Edited by Allan Arlett and Ingrid Van Rotterdam, Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Toronto, 1985, 27 4 pp., (price list at end of review) REVIEWED BY JOHN MABLEY Assistant Vice-President for Development, Dalhousie University Like previous editions, the sixth edition of the Canadian Directory to Founda­tions will serve as the…

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