150 Profiles: Debbie McInnis

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: Debbie McInnis Current role in the sector: Executive Director United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick Years working and/or volunteering in the…

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…

150 Profiles: Javier Schwersensky

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: Javier Schwersensky Current role in the sector: Chief Executive Officer at the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The WHS is one of…

150 Profiles: Vincent Masterson

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: Vincent Masterson Current role in the sector: International Education and Training Advisor at Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) Years working and/or volunteering…

150 Profiles: Guy Rodgers

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: Guy Rex Rodgers Current role in the sector: Founder and Executive Director of ELAN (English Language Arts Network), which represents English-speaking artists in Quebec….

150 Profiles: Nicole Gagliardi

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: Nicole Gagliardi Current role in the sector: Program Coordinator at Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough; Volunteer Board Director at YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Years working…