An Action Framework For Children And Youth In Canada

The National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY) brings together diverse nonprofit organizations in a collaborative network dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing national leadership and knowledge, mobilizing, and linking practice and research to policy development. Summary The National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY), in conjunction with its…

Charities and Compliance With Anti-Terrorism Legislation: The Shadow of the Law

A. Introduction This article examines Canada’s recent legislative initiatives to combat terrorism, and their impact on Canadian charities and those who advise them. It will demonstrate that recent anti-terrorism legislation directly affects many Canadian charities and their activities both inside and outside Canada. Charitable activities that were until recently thought to be commonplace and uneventful…

European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organizations

Convention opened for signature in Strasbourg on April 24, 1986. (European Treaty Service (ETS) No. 124) Introduction The beneficial role played by voluntary and non-profit bodies is recognized in practically all countries of the world today. The freedom of peaceful assembly and the freedom of association with others are fundamental human rights. The legal status and…

From the Editor

The focus of the last issue of The Philanthropist was on the question of politics and charity. We understand that the appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal on the decision by Revenue Canada to revoke the charitable registration of the Manitoba Foundation for Canadian Studies which published Canadian Dimension is still pending and that a…