From Crisis to Opportunity: Moving Beyond Laissez Faire Philanthropy!

Canada’s voluntary sector is under great stress. Protracted constitutional negotiations and continuing economic difficulties have put considerable pressure on the federal government to contain spending on, or devolve responsibility for, a range of human service programs embracing the broad categories of health, education, welfare, and culture. However, from a fiscal standpoint, devolving program responsibilities to…

Viewpoint: Agenda for a Changing Society

There is a deep disquiet in Canada. Cynicism is widespread, as is pessimism about the ability of this country to meet the needs of the individuals and groups that compose it. People are angry that opportunities are denied or unfulfilled unfairly; entitlements are not honoured. All our citizens do not participate fully in creating our…