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Sector News Digest – November 17, 2020

This week: Senate report in government’s court, stresses at Kids Help Phone, a lifeline for the Legion, and the latest tangles in the WE saga. Senate wants answers The Senate earlier this month formally adopted its 2019 report on the state of the charitable sector. The document, entitled Catalyst for Change, makes 42 recommendations, ranging…

Back to School in a Pandemic: COVID-19 Left Educators, Parents, and Students Frustrated and Forced to Innovate Throughout the Fall of 2020

For the past decade, Right To Play’s Promoting Life Skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program, which is led by youth mentors, has been working with Indigenous communities to help youth build leadership skills, resilience, and physical and mental health. I work at Right To Play and, since COVID hit, I’ve watched as program managers and…

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The Philanthropist Interview: Janice Stein

This article is part of a new occasional 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. In a video posted to the YouTube channel of the Munk School of Global…

The Philanthropist — Entrevue avec Janice Stein

Dans une vidéo publiée en juillet sur le canal YouTube de la Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Janice Stein dit vouloir déstabiliser ses étudiants et bouleverser leur façon d’envisager le processus de prise de décision. Dans notre questionnaire sur la reprise après la COVID-19, elle demande la même chose au secteur de…

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Sector News Digest – November 3, 2020

This week: Indigenous housing, the economic plight of single people in Canada, and mentorship for Black youth and young adults. Are singles Canada’s forgotten poor? Investments in progressive, universal income policies like the Canada Child Benefit and the GIS top-up for seniors have lifted thousands of Canadians above the poverty line. But a new Policy…

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…

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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…