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Sector News Digest — March 24, 2020

Editor’s note: The charitable sector is responding rapidly to the expanding impact of the pandemic, in terms of outreach, operations, and advocacy. In the coming weeks, The Philanthropist will provide up-to-date coverage, as well as our usual reporting and commentary on other news of relevance to foundations, charities, and non-profits. Charities respond to COVID-19 In…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

A Leading Role: How Philanthropy Can Support Arts and Culture in Canada

This is the sixth and final installment in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation.   A few years ago, at the Metcalf Foundation, we began to think about developing a new granting stream for our performing arts program. Recognizing the value of including…

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Sector News Digest — November 5, 2019

This column is part of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas, please…

Senators Ratna Omidvar and Terry Mercer

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…

The Personal Philanthropy Project: Research Helps Move the Dial on Charitable Giving Attitudes and Behaviours (Part 2)

The Philanthropist published this article, which is the second in a series of three about the Personal Philanthropy Project, in two consecutive issues. Part 1 explored the results of the Project’s online survey. Imagine Canada’s Personal Philanthropy Project aims to build stronger communities through philanthropy. It has been conducting quantitative and qualitative research to investigate…

Funding Terrorism And Charities (parts 1, 2, And 3)

Summary The following article was prepared by Blake Bromley for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 in support of his personal testimony in Ottawa on October 26, 2007. This article will be published in 3 consecutive issues of The Philanthropist: the first installment will be the…

Tides Canada Initiatives Society: Charitable Venture Organizations: A New Infrastructure Model For Canadian Registered Charities

Introduction In 2008, the Tides Canada Initiatives Society (tci) began a project to consider a mod—el support structure for charitable activities that is variously and perhaps erroneously termed “fiscal sponsorship,” a support or “umbrella” organization, or a “facilitator” organization. None of these terms adequately describes the multi-faceted structures that currently exist in Canada in support…