By Way of Introduction… (1997 reprint)

[The following editorial from Volume 1, Number 1, of The Philanthropist, was written by Bertha Wilson, at that time with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto, an active member of the Wills and Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association and first editor of this journal. Editor Wilson subsequently served as a distinguished Justice of the…

From the Editor

We were interested to find, when the first volume of the Novia Carter Report arrived on our desk the other week, that it discusses many of the issues with which The Philanthropist has been concerned since its inception in the fall of 1972. Our initial subscribers will recall in the first issue the study of charitable…

From the Editor

The publication of a spring issue of this little magazine reflects the con­tinuing growth of public interest in Canadian philanthropy. We include the further papers we promised from last year’s colloquium at the Guild Inn, Scarborough. This occasion was a first of its kind; and yet within a year there will be held another symposium…

Foundations In The Seventies

On May 1st, 1973 the Brora Centre sponsored an all day conference at the Guild Inn in Scarborough, Ontario to discuss the subject “Foundations in the Seventies”. Attendance was limited by invitation and approximately forty peo­ple were present including representatives of the Foundations, representatives of Government both Federal and Provincial, members of the Charities Com­mittee…

By Way Of Introduction…

It took the British Government ten years to review the state of charity in the United Kingdom and come up with the Charities Act of 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. II, Ch. 58), a whole new constitution of English charity: three of those years for the sittings of the Nathan Committee to hear evidence and…