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The Philanthropist Interview: Janice Stein

This article is part of a new occasional series of interviews with a diverse range of Canadian thought-leaders, probing the challenges, risks and opportunities confronting the charitable/non-profit sector as it looks to rebuild and potentially re-position in response to the pandemic. In a video posted to the YouTube channel of the Munk School of Global…

The Philanthropist — Entrevue avec Janice Stein

Dans une vidéo publiée en juillet sur le canal YouTube de la Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Janice Stein dit vouloir déstabiliser ses étudiants et bouleverser leur façon d’envisager le processus de prise de décision. Dans notre questionnaire sur la reprise après la COVID-19, elle demande la même chose au secteur de…

The Philanthropist — Entrevue avec la sénatrice Ratna Omidvar

The Philanthropist Journal commence aujourd’hui une nouvelle série occasionnelle : une série d’entrevues avec un éventail de Canadiennes et de Canadiens qui sont des leaders d’opinion, afin d’examiner les défis, les risques et les possibilités auquel le secteur à but non lucratif et de bienfaisance est confronté alors qu’il cherche à effectuer sa relance et potentiellement…

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The Philanthropist Interview: Senator Ratna Omidvar

The Philanthropist Journal today begins a new occasional series – a series of interviews with a diverse range of Canadian thought-leaders, probing the challenges, risks and opportunities confronting the charitable/non-profit sector as it looks to rebuild and potentially re-position in response to the pandemic. The first instalment features Senator Ratna Omidvar, a veteran of the Canadian…

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Sector News Digest – October 20, 2020

This week: Bolstering recovery by learning from COVID-19; MakeWay says no way to Alberta’s public inquiry; many fear that rent and mortgage relief may come too late for small businesses, non-profits, and charities. 211 goes national All Canadians will soon have access to 211, thanks to a federal grant to United Way Centraide Canada. The…

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Sector News Digest – September 8, 2020

This week: UNICEF laments state of Canadian youth, McConnell Foundation pauses granting, new Canadians hold promise for giving and volunteering, and one in five Ontario charities may fold. Canada’s youth face hardship UNICEF on September 3 released Report Card 16, an annual report measuring the state of children and youth under age 18 in wealthy…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…