Future Leaders and Aspiring Writers: Nova Scotia Girls Conference Celebrates Talented Young Women

The Alexa McDonough Institute launched the Girls Conference in 2012 to bring together girls and young women from across Nova Scotia to celebrate International Women’s Day (held annually on March 8). From its inception, the mission of the conference has been to help girls develop, appreciate, and celebrate their own abilities and talents – as…

Changing the Narrative: Policymaking By and For the North

In December 2016, following the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ meeting, the Government of Canada announced that it would replace Canada’s Northern Strategy: Our North, Our Heritage, Our Future with a new Arctic Policy Framework. In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “Canada is committing to co-develop a new Arctic Policy Framework, with Northerners,…

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Policy Matters: Daniel Boucher

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

Réflexions sur 20 ans de travail à Fondations philanthropiques Canada

J’ai travaillé pendant près de 20 ans au Canada dans le domaine de la philanthropie organisée. En l’espace de deux décennies, nous avons mis sur pied Fondations philanthropiques Canada (FPC), une plateforme qui dessert maintenant plus de 130 membres. Notre objectif est d’inciter les bailleurs de fonds à travailler de façon efficace, notamment en générant un…

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The Art of Impact: Reflections from Five Canadian Artists

This is the third article in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation. In this article, five highly-regarded artists from across the country and from a diverse range of disciplines reflect on the value they bring to their communities. The authors…

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Special Report: The Senate Wades into Charity Policy

Photo credit: Senate of Canada Just months after Ottawa set up an advisory body to look at the future of Canadian charities, a Senate committee this week released a 190-page report with a sweeping range of legal and policy reforms that, its members say, are necessary to ensure the health of a sector that generates…