The Future of Funding

Background The process of social development in Ontario today has been significantly influenced by thousands of voluntary and self-help associations involved in social action and human service activities and programs. In addition, a well educated highly informed public, assisted and stimulated by both the public and private sectors, has become a potent force in both…

Approaches to Corporate Philanthropy

From the Proceedings of the Working Conference on Company Contributions sponsored by The Conference Board in Canada and held in Toronto, September 10th and October 1st, 1971. The Role of Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Over the years tradition has become an integral part of philanthropy. As a matter of record, when corporations started taking over…

The Construction of Charitable Gifts

The purpose of this article is to compare the construction by the court in Re Faraker 1 of a testamentary gift to a charitable body which has apparently ceased to exist with that of Re Finger’s W.T.,2 and to consider which interpreta­tion carries out the testator’s intentions most effectively. Where a charitable institution named in…

Case and Comment: Discriminatory Conditions re Rattray

When an institution is given property upon terms which it regards as objection­able an obvious solution is to disclaim the gift. This course of high principle does however carry with it the consequence that the gift is lost. This is particularly serious where the donee is a university, and the gift is designed to provide…

From the Editor

We were interested to find, when the first volume of the Novia Carter Report arrived on our desk the other week, that it discusses many of the issues with which The Philanthropist has been concerned since its inception in the fall of 1972. Our initial subscribers will recall in the first issue the study of charitable…

Cases and Comments: Gifts To Charities Which Do Not Exist

A problem which is illustrated by two recent cases arises where a testator makes a gift to a charity which does not exist. The error may be the result of misdescription by the testator, or he may have described the charity correctly but not known that it had ceased to exist, or the charity may…

From the Editor

The publication of a spring issue of this little magazine reflects the con­tinuing growth of public interest in Canadian philanthropy. We include the further papers we promised from last year’s colloquium at the Guild Inn, Scarborough. This occasion was a first of its kind; and yet within a year there will be held another symposium…

Bookshelf

The Future Of Foundations Edited by: Fritz Heimann Background Papers for the Fortyfirst American Assembly at Arden House, Harriman, New York, November 2-5, 1972. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1973. v & 278 pages including Index.) The American Assembly is a non-partisan educational forum which, since its establishment at Columbia University in 1950, has…

Philanthropy And The Church

A newscaster has just given me the finest news I’ve heard in years! With Bora Laskin as our new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada I am greatly heartened as I look to the future. The dictum “the law was made for justice” finds fulfilment in this man’s deep humanitarianism. That he is…

Une Fiducie Bien Speciale

Ce bref article entend considerer l’application et les efiets en droit quebecois des dispositions testamentaires etablissant des legataires seulement fiduciaires ou simples ministres pour des fins de bienfaisance. L’article 869 du Code Civil de la Province de Quebec edicte: “Un testateur peut etablir des legataires seulement fiduciaires ou simples ministres pour des fins de bienfaisance…