The tipping point for impact investing

This article coincides with the release of a new impact investing guidebook designed to help Canadian foundations begin investing their capital for greater impact. We are at a tipping point for impact investing by foundations in Canada. A growing number are using this approach to support organizations and projects that share their mission. They are…

The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action

This article is the second in a series on Indigneous Communities and Philanthropy. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2015, a group of Canadian philanthropic organizations and individual funders presented a collective Declaration of Action to the closing session of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa. Signatories pledge, among other things, to work towards reconciliation and…

Vital Signs: Connecting Community Needs To Community Philanthropy In Canada

Program Director, Community Foundations of Canada, Ottawa, Ontariointr o duction canadian Community foundations are key supp orters of the charitable sector across the country, which is one of the largest in the world. A key challenge for philanthropy in this vibrant environment is how to sort through competing priorities, identify highly strategic opportunities for support,…