John Lorinc

John Lorinc

John Lorinc is a Toronto journalist and editor. He writes about cities, business, technology, local history, and public policy for various media, including SpacingThe Globe and Mail, and Corporate Knights. He began reporting for The Philanthropist in 2017 and has written about sector issues ranging from rural and sports philanthropy to debates around charity policy. John is also a contributing editor to The Philanthropist Journal. Outside his coverage of the sector, he was the Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy in 2019/2020, working on a series about smart cities and democracy. John is also the Toronto non-fiction editor for Coach House Books and has worked on several Toronto-focused anthologies, including The Ward (2015), Any Other Way (2017), and Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place (2021).

Written By John Lorinc

The advocacy riddle

How do we ensure the sector has a significant voice in affecting public policy? New research shines a light on the sector’s advocacy efforts, the related challenges, and the structures needed to make that advocacy both broad-based and nimble.

The non-profit sector and the Ontario election

With the Ontario provincial election just a couple of weeks away, a number of issues are top of mind for the non-profit sector, including long-term care, the healthcare workforce, housing, education, and the environment.

A post-pandemic agenda for the environment

Canada’s leading funder groups together with The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada have launched an ambitious drive to push the climate agenda to the forefront of charitable activity in Canada.

A brewing showdown over disbursement quotas

During the pandemic, as charities have grappled with the double burden of increased demand for services and reduced capacity to fundraise, some have asked why Canada’s foundations – public and private – aren’t drawing more from their investment accounts to support the causes they funded in the before-times.

Welcome to our new website!

The Philanthropist Journal unveils its new website, the culmination of almost two years of planning, outreach, and collaborative design by Sasha Endoh and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo.