The Development of a Successful Corporate Volunteer Program

This article was developed from a presentation to the Corporate Volun­teer Council of Metropolitan Toronto on September 14, 1988.  We all know that one of the critical components in any company’s success and profitability is the commitment of employees to the company. One way to develop that commitment is to show employees our commitment to…

Social Investing: Using Capital to Promote Foundation Goals

Introduction Whether the economy is expanding or declining, the prospects of employ­ment for unskilled, marginal or disadvantaged people are likely to remain poor. The general hardships of unemployment are multiplied for young people who have no experience and limited education and for minorities who face discrimination. Without work and the status and feeling of purpose…

Recent Tax Developments

Information Kit Relating to Non-Profit Corporations Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada has released an information kit on the incorporation, etc. of a nonprofit corporation. This kit covers essentially all of the documentation required in order to incorporate a nonprofit corporation under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act. It includes such documents as model by-laws,…

From the Editor

Government supervision of charities, an increasingly popular concern, leads off this issue. Les Vandor, our legal commentator, sounds a cautionary note about the extent of common law authority to treat directors of charitable corporations as trustees. Elsewhere in the volume, the Public Trustee of Ontario expresses his views on the subject in a practical way….

Index to The Philanthropist Volume VII

Cite as (1987) or (1988), 7 Philanthrop. No. pp. PREPARED BY CLAUDIA WILLETTS, M.L.S. Subject Index A ACCOUNTING Financial value. Calculation for training managers Fall 1987(Vol.VII,No.l), pp. 12-18. ACCOUNTING STANDARDS. Non-profit organizations Integration into CICA Handbook Fall 1987(Vol.VII,No.l), pp. 30-35. ACCOUNTING STANDARDS. Non-profit organizations Integration into CICA Handbook. Concerns of universities Spring 1988(Vol.VII,No.3), pp. 29-31….

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…

Public Awareness Programs for Philanthropy

This article is a condensation of a paper presented at an INTERPHIL con­ference in Bonn, West Germany on July 27-28, 1988. An unabridged text is available from The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 74 Victoria Street, Suite 920, Toronto M5C 2A5. I. General Introduction to Public Awareness Programs1 In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville, French politician and…

The Validity of Corporate Gifts

THE PHILANTHROPIST AWARD FOR PROFICIENCY IN LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS Honourable Mention 1987 BELLA R. MARTIN Student-at-Law, Vancouver I. Introduction Scope of the Issue As the number and scope of social programs in Canada increases, govern­ment alone cannot respond to the ever-growing demands of charitable organizations and, increasingly, the cost of providing such programs is…

A Study of Donors to a University Campaign

As government largesse in North America remains tight and to a degree capricious, publicly funded institutions such as hospitals and universities often turn to private sources to raise additional funds. Yet Sherry (1983) notes, “Gift exchange between the individual and the corporate group is less frequently described and less perfectly understood than other types of…