New forum to delve into topics on the front lines of Canada’s nonprofit sector

The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada create Sector Pulse

The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector.

Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their interests and work together to discuss various issues that inform our public policy work, communication efforts, and research and knowledge agendas.

“We are delighted to bring together a diverse group of people who will assist us in ensuring that the digital content produced by The Philanthropist continues to be leading edge,” said Gordon Floyd, Editorial Director at The Philanthropist. “Over the past two years, we have made major changes to this publication and Sector Pulse will continue our efforts aimed at seeing The Philanthropist maintain its place as the foremost journal for sector leaders in Canada.”

The forum will serve as an advisory body to The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada, with members who are a part of non-profit communities in many parts of the country.

Sector Pulse members reflect the diversity of the sector in terms of organizational size, cause, culture, and age. Imagine Canada and The Philanthropist anticipate that their perspectives, insights, and strategic thinking as part of this collaboration will help strengthen and enhance the network of social good across Canada.

“Imagine Canada is committed to remaining deeply connected to the people and issues facing the sector,” said Owen Charters, Board Chair of Imagine Canada. “Sector Pulse and our new relationship with The Philanthropist will further enhance our understanding of the current trends and realities that affect the social good landscape.”

Sector Pulse members will gather four times per year.

Sector Pulse members:

Lori Barker Director of Development

Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic


Beth Bilson Professor of Law

College of Law, University of Saskatchewan


Peter Broder Policy Analyst & General Counsel, Muttart Foundation

Executive Director, Pemsel Case Foundation

Book Editor, The Philanthropist


Malcolm Burrows Head, Philanthropic Services, Scotia Wealth Management

Editorial Director, The Philanthropist


Owen Charters President & CEO

Boys and Girls Club of Canada


Debbie Douglas Executive Director

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


Lois Fine Director, Finance & Information Technology

YWCA Toronto


Gordon Floyd Past President & CEO, Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Editorial Director, The Philanthropist


Juniper Glass Principal

Juniper Glass Consulting


Barbara Grantham President & CEO

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation


Jason Kelly President, Cachet Consulting & Management Services Inc.

Chair, Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association


Tricia Khan Donor Engagement Officer

Doctors Without Borders (MSF)


Myna Kota Advocacy Strategist

Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada


David LePage Principal

Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd


Susan Manwaring Partner & National Lead of the Social Impact Group, Miller Thomson LLP

Editorial Director, The Philanthropist


Clare Northcott Business Program Manager

Family Plus Life Solutions


Denise Ouellete Directrice générale
Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul de Montréal
Wanda Brascoupé Peters Executive Director

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada


Susan Phillips Professor & Supervisor, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Graduate Program, School of Public Policy & Administration

Carleton University


Patti Pon President & CEO

Calgary Arts Development



Julia Sánchez President & CEO

Canadian Council for International Cooperation


Bobby Sahni Partner & Co-Founder

Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing


Dick Vollet President & CEO

St. Paul’s Foundation


Sharon Wood President & CEO

Kids Help Phone Canada


Tara Worme Executive Director

Amiskusees: Semaganis Worme Family Foundation


The Philanthropist

Founded in 1972 and funded by the Agora Foundation, The Philanthropist is a free online journal for practitioners, academics, supporters and others engaged in the non-profit sector in Canada. | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities. Our three broad goals are to strengthen the sector’s collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and build the sector’s capacity to succeed. | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


For further information:

Leslie Wright

Publication Manager

The Philanthropist



Marnie Grona

Director, Marketing & Communications

Imagine Canada
416-597-2293, ext. 244


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