Canada 150 Profiles: Sarah Kerr

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: Sarah Kerr Current role in the sector: Executive Director, SchoolBOX Inc. Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  14 years volunteering and…

Canada 150 Profiles: Dulaa Osman

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: Dulaa Osman Current role in the sector: Fund Development and Volunteer Coordinator at International Development and Relief Foundation Years working and/or volunteering…

Meet our illustrator: Paul Dotey

Paul Dotey, who recently joined The Philanthropist as an illustrator, has worked in publishing design for more than a decade, creating maps, books and illustrations for clients in Canada and around the globe. Dotey’s clients include Starbucks Coffee, The Globe and Mail, and the Drake General Store. Working from his studio in downtown Toronto, he’s…

A Chilly Time for Charities: Audits, Politics and Preventing Poverty

This article is the eighth in a series on Canadian Charities Working Internationally. SUMMARY: In this opinion piece, Philanthropist editor Gordon Floyd takes a look at the recent flurry of charity audits by CRA’s Charities Directorate and notes that many have been of charities, such as environmental groups, whose views are at odds with those…

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: Unlikely Allies Pursuing Conservation And Sustainable Development In Canada’s Boreal Regions

Summary: Canada’s boreal forest is one of the largest and most ecologically significant ecosystems on the planet and the source of supply for one of Canada’s most significant natural resource sectors. Recognizing this, forest companies and environmental organizations in Canada came together to create the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) in 2010, creating a unique and…

What The Numbers Say: Change Is In The Air: The Economic Realities Of Canada’s Nonprofit Sector

The nonprofit sector—Canada’s growing economic giant. Well, you won’t read that headline anywhere. Most Canadians are unaware of the role that the country’s nonprofit sector plays in our economy. However, data from Statistics Canada continues to show what a key player the nonprofit sector really is. It also shatters old stereotypes about nonprofit organizations relying…