50 years of The Philanthropist Journal

This month our publication celebrates a milestone birthday. To kick off the new year, Leslie Wright, the executive director of the Agora Foundation, which publishes The Philanthropist Journal, looks back on five decades of (still timely) writing about the sector.

A coalition of the willing: Canada’s health charities fill the gaps in a system in crisis

Health charities play a key role in changing the status quo in our healthcare system. The pandemic has shown us “on the widest scale possible” why these charities need to collaborate and work together. We talked to the CEO of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada, Connie Côté, and the leaders of several of the 24 national health charities that form its membership, about their work and what lies ahead.



Diversity and Inclusion

Arts and Culture

First Person

The Philanthropist Interview: Janice Stein

Janice Stein was the founding director of the Munk School at the University of Toronto (1998 to 2014). She is currently the university’s Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Series on Arctic Inspiration Prize

Sector News Digest

  • Angela Long

    This month: the historic Indigenous child welfare settlement; Omicron pressure on non-profits; poverty and disability; and a new crop of environmental youth leaders. Indigenous child

  • Angela Long

    Choosing hope: Acts of reconciliation “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,” wrote Emily Dickinson. But for the Mi’kmaq of Atlantic

  • Angela Long

    1.5 degrees of separation Against the backdrop of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the Fondation du Grand Montréal, the Trottier Family Foundation, and the

  • Angela Long

    Upbeat Q3 data from StatsCan Organizations are optimistic about the future, according to Statistics Canada’s “Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, Third Quarter 2021.” Nearly 90%

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Personalities & Interviews

The Philanthropist Journal interview: Susan Phillips and Bob Wyatt

Susan Phillips, a professor in Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, and Bob Wyatt, executive director of The Muttart Foundation, are the editors of the comprehensive Intersections and Innovations: Change for Canada’s Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector, a free online resource published by Muttart.

Next-gen leaders

In this interview with Leslie Woo (CivicAction) and Adwoa K. Buahene (TRIEC), the two CEOs ask what “build back better” means – and for whom?

More articles From the Archives

Charity and public welfare in history: A look at Ontario, 1830–1950

Several historical works have described 19th-century Ontario as lacking a conception of public welfare, where the poor were largely left to the benevolence of religious charities. This assumption, however, ignores the complex web of relationships that characterized the delivery of social services in Ontario and in many English-speaking regions across Canada.