Canada’s Nonprofit Sector: The People Challenge

Imagine Canada’s National Engagement Strategy document (Imagine Canada, 2011) states that improving conditions to attract and retain paid staff is one of four priorities. Issues related to human resource management are not new in the nonprofit sector. In a seemingly endless cycle, every few years we identify our strengths and our challenges, as we have…

Book Reviews

Uncharitable: How Restraints On Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential by Dan Pallotta Medford, Mass: Tufts University Press isbn: 978-1-58465-723-1 in recent years, there has been increasing discussion ab ou t the “blurring” of the lines that separate the charitable sector from the private sector. To many people, the argument goes, the concept of “charity” is no…

The Moral High Ground: Perceptions of Wage Differentials Among Executive Directors of Canadian Nonprofits

Introduction There is a considerable, albeit inconclusive, literature on whether workers in the nonprofit sector are paid less than their counterparts in the private and public sectors. For example, a large national study in the U.S. showed positive and negative differentials for some occupations and industries, but no systematic differences that are sector wide (Leete,…

Issues of Compensation in the Volunteer Sector: A Salaries and Benefits Survey of Regina’s Charitable Human Services Agencies

Introduction For some time now the issue of salary levels in community-based agencies has been a focus of discussion among community stakeholders and at the United Way of Regina. In January 2002 the Director of Community Services at the United Way, Karen Rowan, recruited Professor Luc Thériault of the University of Regina to work with…

Viewpoint: The Arts, Post-Secondary Institutions, Learning and Living

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Philanthropist. Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. This paper was first presented to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May 31, 1986,…