Canada 150 Profiles: Princess Alexander

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Princess Alexander Current role in the sector: President of Alexander Learmond consultancy, Vice-Chair, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Program Advisory Council, Ted Rogers School of…

Canada 150 Profiles: Sylvia Cheuy

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Sylvia Cheuy Current role in the sector: Director, Deepening Community with the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and Volunteer Co-Chair, Headwaters Communities in…

Reconciliation in Philanthropy: Learning By Doing

In Dene culture, preparing fish requires careful and acquired skills with a knife. I watched an elder a few times before picking up the knife to try myself. I hesitated, but the elder told me “you just have to do it, it’s the only way to learn.” I was embarrassed when I mistakenly cut through…

From Confusion to Co-Creation:  Bridging the Community-Academy Divide in International Research Collaboration

Research collaborations are almost always seen as desirable. Studies that compare practices across international boundaries and that engage researchers and practitioners require individuals to relate to one another across a vast array of cultures, languages, professional practices, and research expectations. Such partnerships can in turn produce new skills and expertise, improve access to funding, and…

Canada 150 Profiles: Tracey Robertson

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: Tracey Robertson Current role in the sector: Strategy Lead for Prosperous People, Ontario Trillium Foundation and part-time faculty, MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University and…

Canada 150 Profiles: John Wong

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th, 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: John Wong Current role in the sector: Fund development and non-profit management consultant. Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  13…