News Digest

Sector News Digest – July 28, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: more on WE Charity, non-profits team up to fight youth unemployment, a feminist economic recovery plan for Canada, and health charities seek relief. The WE scandal continues The sector’s largest story continues to be the controversy surrounding WE Charity’s ties to the families of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance…

News Digest

Sector News Digest: June 16, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: stepped-up lobbying, Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, Alberta outreach, online Pride, and Black Lives Matter. Charities demand help Imagine Canada, stepping up its efforts to secure federal support for the philanthropic sector, is asking Canadians to contact their members of parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and Minister of…

News Digest

Sector News Digest: May 5, 2020

In this week’s Special News Digest: Celebrating Giving Tuesday Now; more organizations make generous donations; federal relief for non-profits; online learning opportunities; and the impact of COVID-19 on arts organizations. Giving Tuesday and other COVID-19-related fundraising activity Today is Global Giving Tuesday, and the semi-annual appeal drive has particular resonance given the COVID-19 disruption. The…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

Atlantic Canadian Service Charities Face New Pressures in the Wake of COVID-19

Editor’s note: The charitable sector is responding rapidly to the expanding impact of the pandemic, in terms of outreach, operations, and advocacy. In the coming weeks, The Philanthropist will provide up-to-date coverage, as well as our usual reporting and commentary on other news of relevance to foundations, charities, and non-profits. Read more of our COVID-19 coverage.  One day last week, Melanie Sturk was sitting in her…