Canada 150 Profiles: Peter R. Elson

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:  Peter R. Elson, PhD Profession (current role in the sector): Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University and Adjunct Assistant…

Canada 150 Profiles: Joanne Cave

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: Joanne Cave Profession (current role in the sector): Research and Evaluation Analyst at Homeward Trust Edmonton (and a part-time researcher with…

Canada 150 Profiles: Don McRae

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: Don McRae Profession (current role in the sector): Retired Research Curmudgeon Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: I worked…

Canada 150 Profiles: Miia Suokonautio

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. Profession (current role in the sector): Executive Director, YWCA Halifax Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 25+ years – which…

Canada 150 Profiles: Michael Creek

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: Michael Creek  Profession (current role in the sector): Director of Strategic Initiatives at Working for Change  Years working and/or volunteering in…

Qu’est-ce que l’innovation sociale?

Cet article est le premier d’une série consacrée à l’innovation sociale. En Colombie-Britannique, des douzaines de pêcheurs de la région du Lower Mainland qui utilisent des bateaux de pêche appartenant à leur famille ne peuvent plus capturer des prises de la taille exigée par les grossistes. Ils ont donc formé une association dirigée par ses…

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…