The Founding of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy

[As The Philanthropist enters its 28th year of publication, it may be of interest to readers to know something of the history of those people and organizations which have played major roles in the journal’s survival as a unique organ of information for Canadian philanthropies and their legal and financial advisors. Among these is the…

A Brief History of The Philanthropist

The following brief history of The Philanthropist was produced at the request of several subscribers and contributors who were interested in the background of the journal. It is published in the hope that it will be of interest to all readers and supporters as the journal celebrates its 25th Anniversary. In the late 1960s a…

The Philanthropist: Suggested Topics for Articles

Here are a number of topics that relate to Canadian charities. We invited volunteers to write articles on them. Anyone wishing to address one of these topics-or any other that may be of interest to the charitable sector-should get in touch with the Editor at the address shown on the inside front cover, or by…

Submissions to the Ontario Law Reform Commission Project on the Law of Charities

THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF ONTARIO Presented for public comment in conjunction with the Public Trustee’s address “Administrative Considerations in Charities Law. A Viewpoint of the Public Trustee” at the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario’s Continuing Legal Education program Charities and the Tax Man and More held October 16, 1990 in Toronto. The submissions were written by Eric…

A Brief History of The Philanthropist

The following brief history of The Philanthropist was produced at the re­quest of several subscribers and contributors who were interested in the background of the journal. It is published in the hope that it will be of interest to all readers and supporters. In the late 1960s a small group of lawyers established themselves as…

Memo: Public Trustee’s Notice For Ontario Charities

Pursuant to the Charities Accounting Act, charities are required to provide to the Public Trustee the following documentation and information: 1) Notification of inception. A copy of the complete Letters Patent or other documents that bring the charity into existence. Please notify us of any Supplementary Letters Patent or changes in the terms of the…

John M. Hodgson Honoured by Law Society

On March 24, 1988 John M. Hodgson, co-founder, l6-year member of the Editorial Board, and present Chairman of the Management Committee of The Philanthropist, received the Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada which is awarded to recognize outstanding service within the legal profession. Mr. Hodgson was honoured for his outstanding work in the…

John D. Gregory Appointed Editor of The Philanthropist

Following a meeting of the Management Board on May 26, 1988, Chairman John Hodgson announced the appointment of John D. Gregory as editor of The Philanthropist. John has been Book Editor of the journal since 1986. The new editor is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A., LL.B), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.Econ.), and…

Application for Registration: A Revenue Canada Taxation Perspective

Prepared by the Communications Directorate, Revenue Canada Taxation … Some for releife of aged impotent and poore people, some for maintenance of sicke and maymed souldiers and marriners, schooles of learninge, free schooles and schollers in univsities, some for repaire of bridges portes havens causwaies churches seabankes and highewaies, some for educacon and pfermente of…

Submissions of The Association of Canadian Foundations to the Minister of Finance on the Budget Proposals of November 12, 1981

Editor’s Note: The proposed changes in the tax treatment of charities contained in the federal Budget proposals of November 12, 1981 (Resolutions 138 and 139) drew an immediate response from The Association of Canadian Foundations. The Association’s initial response was followed up by a brief submitted in December, 1981, analyzing the effect of the federal…