Book Review: Emerging Issues in Western Canada’s Non-profit Funding Regimes

Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada: Evolving Relationships in a Changing Environment, edited by Peter R. Elson, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2016, ISBN 9781442637009 Social, political, and economic environments in Western Canada have been changing quickly; it is essential that non-profit sector leaders across Canada pay close attention. A new book…

Recent Legal Developments

The last issue of the Philanthropist contained a brief discussion of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission’s Report on Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts (1992). British Columbia’s Law Reform Commission has also produced a Report on the subject and, like Manitoba it recommends substantial reform of the current law. There already exists some reform in this area, through…

Continuing Education and the Voluntary Sector

The Voluntary Sector in Canada A number of university continuing education divisions have been approached in recent years by non-profit, voluntary organizations with requests that they provide educational programs which would teach management skills or professional practice. Target audiences for these programs might be line staff, middle and senior managers, or voluntary board members. Usually…

From the Editor

In this issue we examine another aspect of volunteerism—the relationship between volunteer and unionized staff in charitable agencies. Clearly, both are essential to the organizations they serve but their co-existence creates employ­ment issues not found in the private sector. Two articles, the first by Ellen Campbell of the YWCA which looks at the management problems…