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Sector News Digest – March 23, 2020

This week: responses to anti-Asian hate crimes and the lack of giving to Black-led organizations, CanadaHelps hits a milestone, more drama from the WE saga, and the dearth of digital philanthropy. Responding to anti-Asian racism and the Atlanta shootings The Toronto chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council and Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers…

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Sector News Digest – March 9, 2021

This week: IWD in the time of COVID, the WE controversy resurfaces, a more equitable approach to the vaccine rollout, and the sector’s asks in the federal budget. “Choose to challenge” on IWD Last International Women’s Day, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) tweeted that the world had reached a milestone of 100,000…

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Sector News Digest – February 9, 2021

This week: the sector celebrates Black History Month; the case for better Holocaust education; setbacks for advocates of guaranteed basic income; and developments in the campaign for a home in government for sector representatives. Celebrating Black History Month 2021 It’s Black History Month in Canada. Here are some of the ways charities, non-profits, and the…

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Sector News Digest – January 26, 2021

This week: record-breaking online giving; the pandemic and economic racism; vaccination for Indigenous communities; and the sector’s kudos for the new U.S. president. Giving it up for 2020 Despite a grim economy and much hardship for many non-profits, online giving turned out to be a bright spot in a tough year. CanadaHelps reports that Canadians…

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Sector News Digest – January 12, 2021

This week: pandemic pressure on women’s shelters; Nova Scotia non-profits facing rising demand; new forecasting tools for fundraisers, and an announcement about The Philanthropist’s masthead. Some of our own news to share Danny Glenwright, our managing editor since August 2016, as well as executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada, is taking on the role…

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News Digest — December 15, 2020

This week: Statistics Canada attempts to measure diversity in the sector, Black Canadians don’t receive enough funding, FAFIA and YWCA Canada celebrate International Human Rights Day, and GivingTuesday donations rise. Measuring diversity Statistics Canada launched a survey attempting to measure diversity on governing boards in the charitable and non-profit sector on December 4. The voluntary,…

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Sector News Digest – December 1, 2020

This week: New ideas for corporate community investment, a seat at the cabinet table, Giving Tuesday news and the case for non-profit mergers. Wake-up call A new study by Imagine Canada – Wake Up Call: Navigating New Pathways for Corporate Community Investment in Canada – outlines 10 trends identified by leaders in the non-profit world…

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Sector News Digest – November 17, 2020

This week: Senate report in government’s court, stresses at Kids Help Phone, a lifeline for the Legion, and the latest tangles in the WE saga. Senate wants answers The Senate earlier this month formally adopted its 2019 report on the state of the charitable sector. The document, entitled Catalyst for Change, makes 42 recommendations, ranging…

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Sector News Digest – November 3, 2020

This week: Indigenous housing, the economic plight of single people in Canada, and mentorship for Black youth and young adults. Are singles Canada’s forgotten poor? Investments in progressive, universal income policies like the Canada Child Benefit and the GIS top-up for seniors have lifted thousands of Canadians above the poverty line. But a new Policy…

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Sector News Digest – October 20, 2020

This week: Bolstering recovery by learning from COVID-19; MakeWay says no way to Alberta’s public inquiry; many fear that rent and mortgage relief may come too late for small businesses, non-profits, and charities. 211 goes national All Canadians will soon have access to 211, thanks to a federal grant to United Way Centraide Canada. The…