Establishing a Parallel Foundation: Why? Why Not? How?

This article was developed from “Fit To Be Tithed: Risks and Rewards for Charities and Churches”, a seminar offered by the Department of Continuing Legal Education of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, November 1994. Introduction In these times of donor fatigue and government cutbacks, a growing number of charitable organizations are considering whether…

From the Editor

The philanthropic¬†sector of our society is changing rapidly for economic, social and political reasons. Contributors to this issue help us better to understand some of those reasons and prepare us to cope with change. Jane Burke-Robertson discusses creating a parallel foundation, as many hospitals have done over the years. Such an organization may promote stability…

Parallel Foundations and Crown Foundations

This article has been developed from a paper delivered at a seminar on Current Issues in the Law of Charity for Universities and Hospitals. The seminar was presented to clients of the National Affiliation of Cassels Pouliot Douglas held at the offices of Cassels, Brock & Blackwell in Toronto on December 2, 1992. It included…

Public Foundations: The Operating Experience

  The foregoing paper was delivered at the November, 1981 Charities Conference of The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. Following Mr. Coombs’ presentation, Claus Wirsig, President of The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, outlined the practical experience of his organization. The following represents a brief summary of his views. Factors Contributing to a Perceived Need for…