News Digest

Sector News Digest: August 11, 2020

This week: The Ontario government and others sever ties with WE, new report predicts dire future for Canada’s faith buildings and the Canadian Black Policy Network launches. Week three of the #WEScandal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff, Katie Telford, appeared before the House of Commons finance committee on July 30. Both…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

Nowhere to Go: Advocates Hope COVID-19 Will Force Governments to Finally Address Canada’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Earlier this spring, as Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood eased towards reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, a local non-profit and a group of private donors banded together to purchase a $7.2 million rooming house with 38 affordable rental units. It’s the third property acquired by the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) over a six-month period in the tenant-dominated…

News Digest

Sector News Digest – July 28, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: more on WE Charity, non-profits team up to fight youth unemployment, a feminist economic recovery plan for Canada, and health charities seek relief. The WE scandal continues The sector’s largest story continues to be the controversy surrounding WE Charity’s ties to the families of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

Art, After Virus: Seven Questions for a Sector on the Edge

A little more than a year ago, the Metcalf Foundation collaborated with The Philanthropist to curate a series on the public value of arts and culture in Canada. At that time, we were keen to highlight artists’ voices and illuminate the potency and variety of the arts’ contributions to Canada. As long-time cultural funders, we…