Letter From The Editor

The comprehensive article featured in this issue of The Philanthropist discusses the availability of tax-exempt status for organizations that are not registered charities but, rather, are nonprofits established for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure or recreation, or for any other purpose except profit. This topic has become increasingly relevant in the last few years because…

Young Jamaican-Canadians As Diaspora Philanthropists: A Case For Intergenerational Collaboration

In 2012, Jamaica celebrated its 50th Anniversary of Independence and nationhood. Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee was marked by a series of celebrations in Jamaica and across the Jamaican Diaspora. In Canada, a not-for-profit organization, Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc., was established to plan and execute a year-long program of celebratory events and activities in Toronto and the Greater…

Changes In Motivations And Barriers Around Giving: The Increasing Importance Of Concerns About Charity Efficiency

Introduction Identifying changes in donor motivations and barriers is important for many reasons, including helping fundraisers adapt requests for support to changing circumstances and providing charity leaders and other stakeholders with insight into emerging sector issues. In this column, I draw on data from the Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (CSGVP) to give…

L’innovation Sociale Dans Le Contexte Du « Modèle Québécois »: Acteurs, Composantes Et Principaux Défis

Authors: Juan-Luis Klein, Jean-Marc Fontan, Denis Harrisson, et Benoît Lévesque1 Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), Université du Québec à Montréal mots clés : Co-construction; Gouvernance; Économie sociale; Économie plurielle; Innovation sociale; Modèle québécois; Québecintr o duction ce texte vise à d onner un aperçu de l’appro che développée par le Centre de recherche…

What The Numbers Say: Change Is In The Air: The Economic Realities Of Canada’s Nonprofit Sector

The nonprofit sector—Canada’s growing economic giant. Well, you won’t read that headline anywhere. Most Canadians are unaware of the role that the country’s nonprofit sector plays in our economy. However, data from Statistics Canada continues to show what a key player the nonprofit sector really is. It also shatters old stereotypes about nonprofit organizations relying…

Six Enjeux Concernant L’économie Sociale Au Québec Et Au Canada

Yves Vaillancourt Introduction À la suite d’une demande de son comité éditorial, j’ai accepté d’écrire de temps en temps des articles en français dans la revue bilingue The Philantropist / Le Philanthrope. Pour le premier article, j’ai tenu compte d’une suggestion à l’effet que je livre une vision d’ensemble des principales questions auxquelles se trouve…