How Canada’s non-profits are supporting the vaccination rollout

As troubling reports surfaced last year outlining the disproportionately high positivity rates of COVID-19 in racialized communities, Toronto-based resident doctor Vivek Govardhanam and some of his colleagues noticed a concerning trend: the information broadcast by public health units and governments wasn’t always reaching the most vulnerable people. He was thinking specifically of first-generation Canadians and…

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The Philanthropist interview: Dahabo Ahmed Omer

Dahabo Ahmed Omer became the inaugural executive director of the BlackNorth Initiative last fall. Founded by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, BlackNorth challenges senior Canadian business leaders to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for members of the BIPOC…

Back to School in a Pandemic: COVID-19 Left Educators, Parents, and Students Frustrated and Forced to Innovate Throughout the Fall of 2020

For the past decade, Right To Play’s Promoting Life Skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program, which is led by youth mentors, has been working with Indigenous communities to help youth build leadership skills, resilience, and physical and mental health. I work at Right To Play and, since COVID hit, I’ve watched as program managers and…

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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…