Helping Charities Speak Out: What Funders Can Do

For more information about the Charities and Democracy Project, visit <www.charities anddemocracy.net>. We would like to thank our foundation partners, particularly the Community Foundations of Canada that provided support for a longer study of this issue. For a complete list of our project partners, please see the IMPACS Web site at <www.impacs.org>. In September 2003,…

1998 Report to the Members of the Laidlaw Foundation

This article was developed from the Administrator’s Annual Report in which he included a thought-provoking outline of the Foundation’s proposed “Youth Engagement Programme Initiative”, successor to the successful programs for “Children at Risk” initiated in 1990. The past year has been one of reconstruction and evolution as Laidlaw Foundation continues to be an innovator, inspiration…

Social Investing: Using Capital to Promote Foundation Goals

Introduction Whether the economy is expanding or declining, the prospects of employ¬≠ment for unskilled, marginal or disadvantaged people are likely to remain poor. The general hardships of unemployment are multiplied for young people who have no experience and limited education and for minorities who face discrimination. Without work and the status and feeling of purpose…

Bookshelf

Canadian Social Welfare Edited by Joanne C. Turner and Francis J. Turner Published by Collier MacMillan Canada Inc., 1981, Toronto. REVIEWED BY NATHAN GILBERT Executive Administrator, Laidlaw Foundation In 1975, Andrew Armitage, a professor at the University of Calgary wrote the first introductory text on Canadian social welfare. Although far less ambitious an undertaking than…