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…

Nouveau forum consacré à l’étude de sujets cruciaux pour le secteur sans but lucratif au Canada

The Philanthropist et Imagine Canada créent le groupe « Pouls du secteur » The Philanthropist et Imagine Canada créent aujourd’hui le groupe « Pouls du secteur » (Sector Pulse), formé d’experts de différentes régions canadiennes qui se réuniront régulièrement pour explorer les enjeux touchant le secteur sans but lucratif et de la bienfaisance au Canada. Pour les deux organismes nationaux, « Pouls…

Danny Glenwright Appointed as Managing Editor

The Philanthropist is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Glenwright as Managing Editor. He replaces long-time Managing Editor Norah McClintock, who stepped down earlier this year. Glenwright is the Executive Director of Action Against Hunger/Action contre la Faim Canada, a Toronto-based humanitarian organization. He comes to The Philanthropist with leadership experience in the not-for-profit…

A Chilly Time for Charities: Audits, Politics and Preventing Poverty

This article is the eighth in a series on Canadian Charities Working Internationally. SUMMARY: In this opinion piece, Philanthropist editor Gordon Floyd takes a look at the recent flurry of charity audits by CRA’s Charities Directorate and notes that many have been of charities, such as environmental groups, whose views are at odds with those…

The Broadbent Report: An Overview

As incidents of corporate improprieties came to light during the early 1990s and concern about government profligacy spread throughout the western world, pressures grew to improve accountability and governance practices in the public and private sectors. By mid-decade, these pressures encompassed the voluntary sector as well. In Canada’s private sector, these pressures prompted a wholesale…

Viewpoint: The Voluntary Sector in Canada’s New Social Contract: More Responsibility But No Voice?

“Viewpoint” offers a forum for personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the views of the authors’ organizations. The Issues The federal government is reducing funding and considering other measures to restrict the advocacy activities of “interest groups”, which are primarily voluntary organizations. Some provincial governments are repeating the same themes. A significant effect of…