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Sector News Digest — January 28, 2020

Delays persist with Ontario non-profit reform. Revelations about the release of federal funding for social finance. And the growing importance of employee-driven philanthropy. Continued delays on Ontario non-profit reforms The Ontario Nonprofit Network reports that the provincial government has once again delayed the proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). The reason? Technical issues….

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

“The most private public inquiry I have ever seen’’: Alberta non-profit leaders concerned about the fall-out from Jason Kenney’s “anti-Alberta” probe

When Jason Kenney strode to the podium to announce his inquiry into “anti-Alberta” activities by environmental advocates who receive foreign funding, he had the inquiry’s answer in his prepared remarks. “For over a decade, a well-funded foreign campaign has defamed Alberta’s energy industry and sought to land-lock our oil,’’ the Alberta premier said. “The reputational…

Canada’s International Development Sector Hoping for Increased Aid Spending in 2020 After Years of Declining Contributions

There are few Canadian policy areas with a wider gulf between perception and reality than foreign aid. Canadians routinely and dramatically overestimate the generosity of a government that is perceived as being deeply altruistic, when, in fact, it is increasingly miserly. A Nanos poll done for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)…

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Book Review: Truth Be Told: My Journey through Life and the Law

McLachlin, Beverley. Truth Be Told: My Journey through Life and the Law. Simon & Schuster, 2019 ISBN 978-1-9821-0496-2   After 20 years as a law student, lawyer, and judge, Beverley McLachlin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. She was 46, a widow, and the mother of 13-year-old Angus. In 2000, she…

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Sector News Digest – December 17, 2019

Canadians continue to respond enthusiastically to Giving Tuesday appeals. A new Ontario program cuts red tape for the non-profit sector. And reaction to the next chapter in the federal Liberals’ big housing strategy. Giving Tuesday is still giving More than 23,000 Canadians donated over $5 million to 6,400 charities during this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign…

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Sector News Digest — December 3, 2019

This column is part of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas, please…

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Six histoires de l’innovation sociale au Québec

Voici le dernier article de notre série consacrée à l’innovation sociale. Celle-ci est publiée dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre The Philanthropist et La fondation McConnell.  Comme tout écosystème digne de ce nom, celui de l’innovation sociale au Québec est riche et diversifié. Cet article offre les portraits de six organismes dans ce secteur qui ont développé des modèles novateurs et porteurs…

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Six Stories of Social Innovation in Quebec

This is the final installment in our series about social innovation. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and McConnell Foundation. Like any ecosystem worthy of the name, social innovation in Quebec is rich and diverse. This article offers a glimpse into six organizations that have developed new models that bring hope…