The Founding of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy

[As The Philanthropist enters its 28th year of publication, it may be of interest to readers to know something of the history of those people and organizations which have played major roles in the journal’s survival as a unique organ of information for Canadian philanthropies and their legal and financial advisors. Among these is the…

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The Major Corporate Gift: A Fundraiser’s Guide Edited by Julia Gorman Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Toronto, Ontario, 1989, pp. 44, Associates $6.95, Others $9.95. This manual (a collection of four papers presented at a one-day seminar sponsored by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy in February, 1988) provides much useful information on techniques…

From the Editor

The question of charities and their money remains of pressing interest to donors, recipients and regulators. Several contributors participate in the discussion in this issue. Len Wcstenholme makes a proposal to regulate fund raisers. John Macfarlane points out the dangers in focusing exclusively on finances. Professors Bennet and DiLorenzo argue that charities that branch out…

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Canadian Directory to Foundations (incorporating The Canadian Index to Foundation Grants), Eighth Edition Edited by Allan Arlett and Norah McClintock Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Toronto, Ontario, 1988, pp. XXXV, 689. Foundations arc a vital component of philanthropy in Canada. In 1986, the last year for which accurate statistics are available, the foundations…

From the Editor

Tax reform is here and this issue addresses some of the effects that it will have on the charitable sector. Our regular feature “Recent Tax Developments” addresses the question of how tax reform would affect individual donors and Lee Stratton of Blake, Cassels & Graydon examines the impact of the proposed multi-stage sales tax. Professional…

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The Federal Budget Resolutions of November 12, 1981 and Their Effect on Charities in Canada,¬†Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 1983, Toronto, Ontario 95 pages The Centre’s Budget Study Committee, volunteers with special expertise in tax law as it affects foundations and operating charities, made an intensive study of the proposals of the November…

Conference Listings

Volunteer Sector Programs, York UniversityVoluntary Sector Management in Hard Times: Problems of Supervision and Leadership in the 1980’s. June 23, 24, 25, 1981 Three day residential workshop to provide in-depth study and practice in management skills. Held at York University. Strategic Planning Fall 1981 (to be announced) Three day workshop in which participants can develop…