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Sector News Digest – November 17, 2020

This week: Senate report in government’s court, stresses at Kids Help Phone, a lifeline for the Legion, and the latest tangles in the WE saga. Senate wants answers The Senate earlier this month formally adopted its 2019 report on the state of the charitable sector. The document, entitled Catalyst for Change, makes 42 recommendations, ranging…

Renewed Commitment from the Philanthropic Sector – and Ottawa – is Necessary to Address the “Unfinished Business” of Reconciliation: Sector Leaders

At the beginning of a new term of Parliament and almost a dozen years after former Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a historic apology for Canada’s residential schools policy, Marie Wilson has a simple but critical question: what’s happened to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action? As one of the TRC commissioners,…

News Digest

Sector News Digest — October 23, 2019

This column marks the introduction of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas,…

Illustration by Paul Dotey

Leaning into Funder Collaboration at the 2019 CEGN Conference

It was a big number or, more precisely, a yawning gap. In 2010, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted a 10-year strategic plan with 20 targets, one of which called on signatories to protect at least 17% of all terrestrial areas and inland waterways, as well as 10% of marine areas, within…