150 Profiles: Carissa MacLennan

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, 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: Carissa MacLennan Current role in the sector: Strategist, Coach and Facilitator Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  Eighteen years. What was your first…

150 Profiles: Marilyn Struthers

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, 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: Marilyn Struthers Current role in the sector: Coach, writer, organizational consultant in my freelance company M. Struthers & Co. Years working and/or volunteering…

150 Profiles: Don McRae

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, 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: Don McRae Profession (current role in the sector): Retired Research Curmudgeon Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: I worked for…

What’s The Law: The New Not-for-Profit Corporations Acts

The increased focus on governance in the corporate world has resulted in new regulations in the nonprofit sector. One of the major changes is occurring in the area of corporate law. Federally, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act1 (CNCA) was proclaimed in force on October 17, 2011, and will replace Part II of the Canada Corporations…

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…

Mergers And Amalgamations In The Canadian Nonprofit And Charitable Sector

Abstract: Difficult times and an increasingly competitive charitable sector are forcing some nonprofits and charities to consider organizational changes and collaborations. For some, a merger, the most integrated form of cooperation, is the most appropriate option. Unfortunately, many nonprofit mergers are handled poorly and the costs of the merger are far greater than expected; the…

Considerations in Corporate Giving

This article is an edited version of a paper presented at the National Symposium on Charity Law, May 10, 2007, Toronto.  This article addresses certain tax aspects of corporate giving, specifically, the tax aspects of giving that are specific to corporations as opposed to individual donors. Accordingly, it is not an exhaustive review of the tax…