A Balancing Act: Supporting the Arts in Canada

This is the second article in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation. In Canada, we support the arts using what is sometimes called a “mixed” or “balanced” model. This means that non-profit arts organizations rely on a combination of public,…

eyeGo to the Arts: A Simple Plan Brings the Next Generation to the Arts

Editor’s Introduction This article is the second in a series of short articles that describe projects or programs in Waterloo Region. The previous article, D.B. Scott’s “Demand and Supply: The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Lets the Arts Community Define What’s Important and Valuable.” was published in Vol. 20, No. 4. Waterloo Region is a…

From the Editor

Volume 15 opens with a long essay on the place of art in the law of charity. The author, Kevin James, won the 1998 Philanthropist Award for this contribution to the journal. This award was established in 1987 through private donations and is designed to encourage students in law and commerce to explore the legal,…

From the Editor

This issue talks about change, imminent change and proposed change. Imminent change affects a number of Ontario hospitals and hospitals in other parts of the country. A number of provinces have been closing or merging hospitals to save money. Many of these hospitals have parallel foundations to manage their fundraising and, often, their long-term financial…

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Women Who Give Away Millions: Portraits of Canadian Philanthropists By Iris Nowell Published by Hounslow Press, Toronto, 1996, pp. 398 REVIEWED BY BETSY CLARKE Consultant in Philanthropy and Senior Associate, Bouza & Associates It is relatively new for fund-raising professionals in Canada to consider women as a separate category of major donors, i.e., people who…

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The Charity and Not-For-Profit Sourcebook By Arthur B. Drache Published by Carswell, Toronto, 1995 REVIEWED BY JAMES PHILLIPS Faculty of Law, University of Toronto At first glance The Charity and Not-For-Profit Sourcebook appears to be a new and very useful service to lawyers and others working in these areas; an addition to the growing number…

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The Art of the Volunteer: Volunteerism in the Professional Performing Arts in Canada L’Art du benevoles: le benevolat dans les arts professionnels du spectacle au Canada By Margaret Genovese Published by The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, Toronto Sponsored by the Department of Communications, Government of Canada 50 pp. (English), 50 pp….