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.

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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.

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For further information:

Leslie Wright

Publication Manager

The Philanthropist

902-634-0403

leslie@thephilanthropist.ca

 

Marnie Grona

Director, Marketing & Communications

Imagine Canada
416-597-2293, ext. 244
mgrona@imaginecanada.ca

Gordon Floyd is co-editor of The Philanthropist, and Board President of the National Alliance for Children and Youth, ‎among other volunteer roles. He has been CEO of Children's Mental Health Ontario and interim CEO of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.

Susan Manwaring is a Partner at Miller Thomson LLP and the National Lead of the Social Impact Group - Experts in Charities and Not for Profit Law. She is co-editor of The Philanthropist.

Malcolm Burrows is Head, Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Wealth Management, and co-editor of The Philanthropist.