Canada 150 Profiles: Ada Tsang

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Ada Tsang Current role in the sector: Co-Founder and Vice-President of Talent and Strategy at Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Nonprofit; Project and…

Canada 150 Profiles: Peter R. Elson

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name:  Peter R. Elson, PhD Profession (current role in the sector): Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University and Adjunct Assistant…

The Canadian Income Tax Act and the Concepts of Charitable Purposes and Activities

Recent high profile debate over regulation of registered charities’ political activities is only part of broader sector concern about onerous Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements with respect to other aspects of registered charities’ operations, such as reporting obligations, and constraints over foreign activities or on operating through intermediaries.  Additionally, what is required and reviewed under…

New forum to delve into topics on the front lines of Canada’s nonprofit sector

The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada create Sector Pulse The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their interests and work together…

Nouveau forum consacré à l’étude de sujets cruciaux pour le secteur sans but lucratif au Canada

The Philanthropist et Imagine Canada créent le groupe « Pouls du secteur » The Philanthropist et Imagine Canada créent aujourd’hui le groupe « Pouls du secteur » (Sector Pulse), formé d’experts de différentes régions canadiennes qui se réuniront régulièrement pour explorer les enjeux touchant le secteur sans but lucratif et de la bienfaisance au Canada. Pour les deux organismes nationaux, « Pouls…

The changing landscape for nonprofit policy advocacy

SUMMARY: How should nonprofit organizations (charities or otherwise) respond to changing political environments, leverage digital tools, maximize their impact on policy change, and assert themselves as thought leaders? In her article, Joanne Cave discusses the implications of recent elections and draws a roadmap for effective advocacy during times of political stability. She offers 10 policy…

Infrequently Asked Questions: Campus Clubs in the Non-Profit Sector

SUMMARY: Graduate student Benjamin Miller believes that non-profit organizations (NPOs) and Canada’s non-profit sector as a whole could benefit from recognizing campus clubs as unique members of the non-profit sector, and by engaging, supporting, and learning from them. Working with campus clubs may help to unlock important areas of common interest among students, post-secondary institutions,…