What the Numbers Say: The Giving And Volunteering Of The Foreign-Born in Canada

Introduction Individuals born outside Canada make up a significant proportion of the Canadian population. According to the 2006 Census, the foreign-born accounted for 19.8% of the total population of Canada (Chui, Tran, & Maheux, 2007). Fortunately for those interested in diaspora philanthropy, the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (CSGVP) provides significant insight…

Reconnecting Communities: Two Scenarios for the 21st Century*

This article was developed from a presentation to the National Conference for the Community Foundations of Canada, May 24, 1996. Two Scenarios for the 21st Century 1. A Polarized Society Marginalization of citizens-youth, minorities, low-skilled workers. Less social spending, but more spending on public security. Professional and technical workers with high skill are well compensated and…

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The Nonprofit Sector in the Mixed Economy Edited by Avner Ben-Ner and Benedetto Gui Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1993, pp. 276 REVIEWED BY BRUCE CHAPMAN Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Nonprofit firms, together with a wide array of co-operatives (i.e., consumer, producer, worker, and credit co-operatives) comprise an important part…

Making Corporate Donations Decisions

Introduction This paper has three objectives: (1) to review what we know about the nature and extent of corporate charitable giving in Canada today, and (2) to discuss the adequacy of existing explanations for these patterns of giving, in order (3) to develop an agenda for future research. This review will deal primarily with publicly…

A Study of Donors to a University Campaign

As government largesse in North America remains tight and to a degree capricious, publicly funded institutions such as hospitals and universities often turn to private sources to raise additional funds. Yet Sherry (1983) notes, “Gift exchange between the individual and the corporate group is less frequently described and less perfectly understood than other types of…

Training and Development: A Priority Investment

Although this paper, based on a speech to a conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association on June 6, 1987, decribes the benefits of training and development for business enterprises, Dr. Godkewitsch believes non-profit organizations derive comparable advantages.  Introduction • Training and Development Managers: do you have to wage an uphill battle every year for…