150 Profiles: Senator Ratna Omidvar

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. Current role in the sector: Independent Senator for Ontario, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) at the Ted…

Viewpoint: Sustainability—Illusion or Reality?

“Viewpoint” offers an opportunity for discussion of topics and opinions of particular interest to the philanthropic sector. This article was developed from a presentation to the 2001 Annual Conference of the Trillium Foundation. Achieving sustainability is the “Holy Grail” for many grantmakers. Some funders choose to focus on the power of public policy as the…

Making Your Fund-Raising Strategy Accessible

Look around folks! Most of Canada’s major cities are not longer predominantly Anglo-Saxon and never will be again. Toronto is one of the most dramatic examples. The diversity of cultures and races has turned Toronto into one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on the continent. These dramatic changes offer both a challenge and…