An Opportunity To Lead: South Asian Philanthropy In Canada

South Asians, originally from the Asian sub continent—including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka—are some of the most diverse ethnic minorities in Canada as well as some of the most financially stable. Based on the work of the South Asian Philanthropy Project, this article describes the philanthropic practices of the South Asian diaspora, outlining some…

Viewpoint: Public Engagement With Ethnic Canadians

Today, engaging ethnic Canadians is seen as a key strategy for major corporations, learning institutions, politicians, all levels of governments, and nonprofit community organizations. With the continuous rise in the number of Chinese and South Asian immigrants to the country, it is no longer enough to engage only the traditional Canadian populace. Involving ethnic populations…

Letter From The Editor

Welcome to the fourth 2010 issue of The Philanthropist. This issue discusses public policy and how various parts of the charitable and not-for-profit sector participate in public policy making—and how it should be done. It is an area in which the sector has generally failed to have substantial and sustained influence. Before I focus on…

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How To Change The World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas By David Bornstein Published by Oxford University Press, pp. 336, cloth, Cdn. $39.95 REVIEWED BY EDWARD J. WAITZER Chair, Stikeman Elliott LLP During the Roosevelt era, the standard method of naval fire employed a very heavy set of gears and a highly…

Making Your Fund-Raising Strategy Accessible

Look around folks! Most of Canada’s major cities are not longer predominantly Anglo-Saxon and never will be again. Toronto is one of the most dramatic examples. The diversity of cultures and races has turned Toronto into one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on the continent. These dramatic changes offer both a challenge and…

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The Heartbeat of a Trust-Fifty Years of the Sir Donabji Tata Trust By R.M Lata Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, India REVIEWED BY SHEHERAZADE HIRJI Member, Law Society of England and Wales In the Western world a pessimistic image of both human development and social and economic growth in the Third…