Des leaders du secteur scrutent les structures de gouvernance « archaïques », en cette année marquée par la crise et par des appels à une plus grande inclusion

L’an dernier, Beisan Zubi a reçu au moins dix invitations à siéger au CA d’organismes à but non lucratif (OBNL). Elle les a toutes déclinées. Cette entrepreneure de Waterloo est déjà membre de trois CA, et elle craignait d’être invitée parce qu’elle est une femme de couleur, pas nécessairement à cause de sa qualification. « Je…

The Philanthropist — Entrevue avec la sénatrice Ratna Omidvar

The Philanthropist Journal commence aujourd’hui une nouvelle série occasionnelle : une série d’entrevues avec un éventail de Canadiennes et de Canadiens qui sont des leaders d’opinion, afin d’examiner les défis, les risques et les possibilités auquel le secteur à but non lucratif et de bienfaisance est confronté alors qu’il cherche à effectuer sa relance et potentiellement…

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The Philanthropist Interview: Senator Ratna Omidvar

The Philanthropist Journal today begins a new occasional series – a series of interviews with a diverse range of Canadian thought-leaders, probing the challenges, risks and opportunities confronting the charitable/non-profit sector as it looks to rebuild and potentially re-position in response to the pandemic. The first instalment features Senator Ratna Omidvar, a veteran of the Canadian…

Sector Leaders are Scrutinizing “Archaic” Governance Structures in a Year Marked by Crisis and Calls for Greater Inclusion

Over the past year, Beisan Zubi has received at least 10 invitations to sit on boards of non-profit organizations. She’s turned them all down. The Waterloo-based entrepreneur already serves on three and was worried she was being invited because she’s a woman of colour, and not necessarily because of her qualifications. “I think I’m a…

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Sector News Digest – October 20, 2020

This week: Bolstering recovery by learning from COVID-19; MakeWay says no way to Alberta’s public inquiry; many fear that rent and mortgage relief may come too late for small businesses, non-profits, and charities. 211 goes national All Canadians will soon have access to 211, thanks to a federal grant to United Way Centraide Canada. The…

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Book Review: Philanthropic Foundations in Canada: Landscapes, Indigenous Perspectives and Pathways to Change

Philanthropic Foundations in Canada Landscapes, Indigenous Perspectives and Pathways to Change, ed. Peter R. Elson, Sylvain A. Lefevre and Jean-Marc Fontan, PhiLab, Canada, 2020, 323 pp.   “A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction.” Mary Douglas in her forward to The Gift, Marcel Mauss[1]   Philanthropic Foundations in Canada: Landscapes, Indigenous…

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Sector News Digest – October 6, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: Ontario non-profit reforms still alive, rural Canada’s moment, and calls for better ESG reporting. Reforming Ontario’s non-profit laws Ontario MPPs have voted to save the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) from an automatic repeal, with a new expiry date of December 2021. In the session’s transcript, Lisa Thompson, Minister of…

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Book Review: The Corporate Social Mind: How Companies Lead Social Change from the Inside Out

The Corporate Social Mind: How Companies Lead Social Change from the Inside Out, by Derrick Feldmann and Michael Alberg-Seberich, Fast Company Press, Austin, Texas, 2020; 232 pp: ISBN: 978-1734324808 Are the most successful corporations those that focus primarily on the financial value they create for shareholders? Or can they be even more successful if they…

Throne Speech a mixed bag for the charitable sector

The federal Liberals have pledged to create one million jobs through “direct investments in the social sector and infrastructure,” including affordable housing, and also promised to launch an action plan for women in the economy that includes a national childcare system. The plan, delivered yesterday by Governor-General Julie Payette in a speech from the throne,…