Book Review

Modernising Charity Law: Recent Developments And Future Directions Edited by Myles McGregor-Lowndes & Kerry O’Halloran Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, u.k. & Northampton, ma, usa isbn 978-1-84980-250-5 Adam Aptowitzer Those of us who work in the area of charit y law in Canada understand that the foundation of our work is the 1601 preamble to the Statute…

What’s The Law: Eliminating The Disbursement Quota: Gold Or Fool’s Gold?

Introduction The federal budget in March 20101 announced the elimination of a significant part of the disbursement quota for charitable organizations and changes to related provisions. The reform of the disbursement quota came after a substantial effort by associations representing charities, such as Imagine Canada and the Canadian Bar Association, to reform the disbursement quota. Charitable…

Letter From The Editor

Welcome to the Spring 2010 issue of The Philanthropist. Our February issue focused on some of the big challenges facing the Canadian nonprofit sector. We heard from you that you like the approach and look of the “new” Philanthropist, and that these are indeed the big questions facing the sector. In this issue, we explore…

Editorial

Welcome to the second issue of The Philanthropist online. The first, in May 2009, has been well received, with good suggestions for further improvements. The Philanthropist is intended to serve the voluntary/nonpro)t/charitable sector in Canada; to do so, we need to hear from you. The editorial in the May issue highlighted changes for The Philanthropist–…

Judging the VSI: Reflections on the Relationship Between the Federal Government and the Voluntary Sector

Introduction1 In June 2000, the federal government announced the Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI), a joint endeavour undertaken with representatives from the voluntary sector that was intended to investigate and strengthen the relationship between government and the voluntary sector. With the experience of the United Kingdom as a backdrop,2 representatives from the Canadian government and the…

Index to The Philanthropist, Volume 15

PREPARED BY CLAUDIA WILLETTS, M.L.S. Subject Index A ACCOUNTABILITY. Voluntary third sector Broadbent Report 2000(Vol.15,No.3), pp. 4-6 2000(Vol.15,No.3), pp. 7-13 ADVOCACY SEE POLITICALADVOCACY AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE Charitable organizations. Charitable purpose based on theory of public benefit as a legal definition of basic human “goods”. Proposal for inclusion in theory of aesthetic experience 1999(Vol.15,No.1), pp. 5-39 Alliance…

Consultation Paper on Total-Return Investing by Trustees

COMMITTEE ON THE MODERNIZATION OF THE TRUSTEE ACT, Law Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouvera 1. Investment Strategy and the Distinction Between Capital and Income The purpose of all investment is to acquire gain. It is no different in the case of a trust. Trustees invest the trust property in order to bring about an increase…