Since 2015, conflict, climate change, and economic shocks have caused a steady increase in global hunger. And COVID-19 has only made things worse. What can the Canadian charitable and non-profit sector do to help?
A true pandemic recovery must include a mental health recovery plan, particularly for the hardest-hit marginalized youth. The In This Together campaign is working to make that plan a reality.
Two new books look at grantmaking practice and urge innovation in the post-COVID world of philanthropy. Both provide a window into the thinking and activism of a new generation of grantmakers and investors.
A partnership between Raven Capital, the Lawson Foundation, and the federal government leverages an impact-investing strategy from the clean energy sector to tackle the diabetes epidemic in Indigenous communities.
Melody Hyde Swan travaille en première ligne. Elle est diététiste et occupe depuis cinq ans le poste de coordonnatrice de la promotion de la santé au
The Under Layered Suspicion report examines three Muslim charities that had their tax-exempt status revoked after audits by the Canada Revenue Agency. The details of the audits paint a picture of a community that is deeply anxious about its relationship with the system’s overseers and is constantly under pressure to prove it is not a threat.
The Collectif des fondations québécoises contre les inégalités, a group of public and private foundations operating mostly in Quebec, has created a framework and series of commitments to combat inequality.
The executive director of Youth LEAPS calls for sector leaders to take urgent steps to address inequity, starting with increasing the disbursement quota.
This is the second in a series of profiles about past winners – “laureates” – of the Arctic Inspiration Prize.
John Tusa, the author of On Board, has a breadth and depth of arts board experience on both sides of the Atlantic that would be hard to match. What he gleaned from these experiences fills the pages of this detailed, honest, mostly modest, wise, and fascinating book.
Over-scrutinized, underfunded, and unsupported: How systemic anti-Blackness affects who gets grants and sector workers’ well-being
While many charities and foundations have made commitments to anti-racism, this insider’s look at the sector tells a different story of how systemic anti-Blackness, along with gender, religious, and other forms of discrimination, affects who gets funded and the well-being of the sector’s workers.
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
Northern light: The Arctic Inspiration Prize invites southerners to shift their gaze northward – with a few conditions
Every year, AIP laureates receive original artwork. The piece pictured at right – Once the Darkness Is Realized by Blake Lepine, an artist from Carcross Tagish First Nation in the Yukon – is one of the pieces from 2019.
For the North and by the North. Six little words that mean so much. Since 2012, when the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) was established, these
Sector News Digest
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%
In the latest News Digest, we are publishing a special pre-election issue, with a survey of advocacy campaigns on a range of federal issues that matter to Canadians, and which the charitable and non-profit sector are working on.
This week: Calls to revoke Catholic charities’ tax exempt status; Indigenous approaches to climate action; doubling down on the carbon benefits of conservation; and the Alberta inquiry on foreign influence stumbles to the finish line.
Mary Simon named Governor General; using radio to share residential school stories; new ONN survey; fresh StatsCan data on the sector’s performance; a case for funding community infrastructure; and a US court ruling on donor privacy.
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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.
Mona-Lisa Prosper is the director of the Black Entrepreneur Startup Program, recently launched by Futurpreneur Canada to address systemic barriers faced by Black entrepreneurs.
In this interview with Leslie Woo (CivicAction) and Adwoa K. Buahene (TRIEC), the two CEOs ask what “build back better” means – and for whom?
Shelley Price: Storytelling the philanthropic landscape – Collective restorying of giving and sharing through Indigenous perspectives
This Q&A is part of a series of interviews with six PhiLab researchers about their areas of study.
Charitable status is a legally privileged status. The law in numerous ways, ranging from the trivial to the noteworthy, confers legal advantages upon charities. These legal advantages are often misunderstood.
The purpose of this article is to present an overview of the history of voluntary sector-government relations in Canada. This is a rich history, which is often overlooked and chronically underappreciated.
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.
In 1999, the Metcalf Foundation collaborated with The Philanthropist to curate a series on the public value of arts and culture in Canada. Now, in the midst of the pandemic, there is a new urgency to the challenges facing the arts.
Rachel Chen is an audience strategist for Indiegraf; a master of information student at the University of Toronto, and a freelance writer
Angela Long is a freelance writer currently working on a book about rural journalism in Canada.
Kareem Shaheen is a journalist based in Montreal. Previously, he was Middle East correspondent for The Guardian, based in Beirut and Istanbul.
Christina Palassio is a non-profit communications professional and freelance writer. When she tweets, she does so at @mcpalassio.
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