150 Profiles: Bryan Salazar Roldán

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Bryan Salazar Roldán Current role in the sector: B.C.L./LL.B. Candidate at McGill University and Montréal City Ambassador at Apathy is Boring for their…

Learning How to Do Succession Planning from Younger Leaders

This article is the third in a series about intergenerational leadership. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and Connect the Sector (CTS). Millennials are the most talked about group in today’s workforce. A lot of this interest has to do with the fact that millennials (the demographic cohort following Generation X)…

150 Profiles: Cheryl Zaw

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Cheryl Zaw Current role in the sector: Executive Director of Inuvik Youth Centre What was your first job in the sector or a defining moment?…

150 Profiles: Jeff Dyer

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Jeff Dyer Current role in the sector: CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary What was your first job in the sector or a…

150 Profiles: Farah Fancy

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Farah Fancy Current role in the sector: Co-founder of Le Groupe Herencias based in Montreal, that inspires with arts to create more inclusive societies through…

150 Profiles: Kiri Bird

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Kiri Bird Current role in the sector: Manager, Local Economic Development Lab, an initiative of Ecotrust Canada and RADIUS SFU What was your…

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…

Unpacking the Social Innovation Strategies of Canadian Foundations

This article is the fifth in a series on social innovation. Social innovation has become a popular policy buzzword globally, prompting strategies across all levels of government, as well as in business and philanthropy. Unfortunately, as many of us interested in philanthropy have noted (Lorinc 2017; McGoey 2015; Pue et al. 2015; Policy Research Initiative 2010), it…

Book Review: Regulating Charities: The Inside Story

Regulating Charities: The Inside Story, Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Bob Wyatt, eds, New York, Routledge, 2017, ISBN  978-1-315563-92-3   Regulating Charities: The Inside Story is a text that is not about the regulation of charities; it is about the inside story(ies) that illustrates why there is no regulation of charities. This comment is not a criticism…