Canada 150 Profiles: Bruce MacDonald

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: Bruce MacDonald Current role in the sector: President and CEO, Imagine Canada Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: Working since 1983,…

Canada 150 Profiles: Elisa Levi

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: Elisa Levi Profession or current role in the sector: Consultant, Vice-Chair of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Years…

Signals of Transformation: What Will 2017 Bring for Canada’s Non-profit Sector?

In many ways, 2016 was a year of flux for Canada’s non-profit sector. Our lagging economy put pressure on non-profit organizations and charities to deliver essential services, creating a “structural deficit” along with new fiscal challenges for provincial governments (Emmett, 2016). Meanwhile, the Fort McMurray wildfire in May demonstrated the sector’s critical role in times…

A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

ABSTRACT: Whether 2010 is a real crisis or merely another difficult year, we have an unprecedented opportunity in the non-profit sector to begin doing things differently. Collaborations and perhaps even restructuring will see us through these challenging times, ensuring that our missions survive. To maximize the benefit to our communities, we need to begin talking…