Hybrid organizations: The Canadian landscape

Should an organization be able to have social impact and generate profit? Sarah G. Fitzpatrick looks at the development of hybrid organizations in Canada – and how any further development would benefit from a comprehensive analysis of whether there is a need or space for hybrid organizations.


Reimagining Philanthropy in Canada

Diversity and Inclusion

Case Studies & Guides

Vélorution: Democratizing cycling

Vélorution’s leaders and volunteers believe that bicycles can transform lives. They want to drive a bike revolution by providing participants with bikes and teaching them how to ride and repair them.

Decolonization and Reconciliation

Series on Mission Transition

Mission Transition: Confronting the biggest challenge of the 21st century

With average global temperatures on course to rise by 3.6°C by the end of the century, there is an urgent need for worldwide action to ensure a sustainable future for the planet and its inhabitants. In this series, contributor Diane Bérard examines why organizations should make the socio-ecological transition a core driver of their strategy – and how to do it.


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The cy-près doctrine: The court’s discretionary power to vary the terms of charitable gifts

This is the third in a series of articles focused on various aspects of charity law that have been a burden on the Canadian charitable and non-profit sector for 70 years. The articles are written by members of the Canadian Bar Association’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, who deal with these issues on behalf of their clients on a regular basis. In this piece, Anna C. Naud looks at the doctrine of cy-près.

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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.