From the Editor

Canadians have become less generous. This disturbing conclusion emerges un­mistakably from this issue’s study by Hans Deeg, How and What Canadians Contribute to Charity and in C. R Webster’s Public and Private Philanthropy in the Eighties.That this decline in generosity is not confined to recessionary times is perhaps even more disturbing. Deeg’s compilation of statistics…

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…

Viewpoint: Corporate Philanthropy in Difficult Times

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Philanthropist Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. ARDEN R. HAYNES President, Imperial Oil Limited During my business career I have developed one or two fairly strong opinions about…

Assisting and Working with Social Service Agencies in Difficult Times: The Role of the Private Sector

JOHN N. ECONOMIDES Assistant Treasurer and Chairman, Corporate Donations Committee, Imasco Limited As background to this article readers should understand that what I have to say is essentially restricted to the policy and practices oflmasco and to my 10 years’ experience as Chairman of the company’s Corporate Donations Committee. The Committee reports to the Executive…