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Policy Matters: Kate Cornell

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

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The Art of Impact: Reflections from Five Canadian Artists

This is the third article in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation. In this article, five highly-regarded artists from across the country and from a diverse range of disciplines reflect on the value they bring to their communities. The authors…

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…