Volunteering: A Catalyst For Citizen Engagement, Social Inclusion, And Resilient Communities

Introduction How can we better understand the role volunteering plays in strengthening citizen engagement, social inclusion, and building resilient communities? Reflecting on some of the transitions within the voluntary sector and trends in volunteer engagement that have emerged over the past five years will help us map out where we want voluntary action to be…

Going, Going, Gone: Dismantling The Progressive State

Now that some time has passed since the March 2012 federal bud get, it might be useful to step back and assess what it says about where the government is taking us. Reaction has been pretty muted. The “centrist punditry” generally saw this as an incremental budget, business as usual, “balanced” and “mature.” For Globe…

Letter From The Guest Editor

Imagine Canada, which was founded in 2005, is a national bilingual charitable organization that supports and strengthens charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve. Over the last two years, as part of an initiative entitled “A National Engagement Strategy,” we have had the privilege of facilitating a…

Bookshelf

Fundraising with Life Insurance By Michael Mears Published by Voluntary Action Directorate, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada, June 1991 REVIEWED BY GEORGE V. FORSTER Financial Planning Consultant, Toronto This 18-page booklet, published by the federal government, is a useful introduction to the role of life insurance in fund raising for charities. Fund raising through life insurance…

From the Editor

For the spring of 1992 we have description, prescription, and comment, as well as the usual reading list. Professor Jim Phillips comments on the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the Everywoman ‘s Health Centre Society case. The Court held that activities that are socially or politically controversial-in this case an abortion clinicmay…