News Digest

Sector News Digest: July 14, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: the widening WE-troversy, Atlantic Canada collaborations, new granting opportunities for Black-led groups, and COVID-related layoffs at Imagine Canada From WE to heat The steadily expanding controversy surrounding WE Charity and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows no sign of slowing. With Trudeau now admitting he did not recuse himself from a…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

Granting During the Pandemic: Foundations Face Increasing Calls to Increase Their Expenditures to Assist Struggling Charities

March 20 was the day the team at MakeWay (then called Tides Canada) mobilized. The Vancouver-headquartered public foundation had been reaching out to its community partners, many of which are in remote and northern communities. “People were just terrified,” says executive director Joanna Kerr. “[They said] they needed core funding. They needed it to be…

News Digest

Sector News Digest: June 30, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: calls for more diversity, WE controversy, the international response to COVID-19, and more. Addressing the lack of diversity in the sector In an open letter released June 20, Senator Ratna Omidvar urged government, charitable, and non-profit leaders to take action to increase diversity in the philanthropic sector. The first step:…

Lettre ouverte aux administrateurs, DG et PDG des organismes de bienfaisance et OBNL canadiens

Chers collègues, Tout d’abord, je veux vous remercier pour le travail que vous accomplissez, avec votre personnel et vos bénévoles, pour assurer la sécurité des Canadiens durant la pandémie. Vos efforts héroïques ne sont pas passés inaperçus et méritent notre reconnaissance. Je sais aussi que les Canadiens compteront sur vous lorsqu’ils aborderont lentement, mais avec…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

The COVID-19 Crisis Presents an Opportunity for Canada’s Charitable Sector to Disrupt the Status Quo: Sector Leaders

As Canada’s charities continue to respond to a severe pandemic-related financial beating, they are also confronting serious questions about their business models, their lack of crisis preparation, and their need for an effective collective voice. Sector leaders, as well as those delivering front line services, see the need for big changes ahead, especially in the…

Dans les coulisses de The Philanthropist à l’approche d’un demi-siècle d’engagement dans le secteur

En 2022, la revue The Philanthropist célébrera son 50e anniversaire. Au moment du lancement, en 1972, l’équipe de rédaction a exprimé l’espoir que cette publication « servirait de forum pour une critique éclairée et constructive de la sphère caritative et philanthropique au Canada ». L’an dernier, dans le cadre de notre planification pour l’avenir de The Philanthropist, le…