150 Profiles: Owen Charters

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Owen Charters Current role in the sector: President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, and adjunct faculty in non-profit management at the…

150 Profiles: Marsha Brown

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Marsha Brown Current role in the sector: Community engagement liaison and philanthropist. Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 25+ years. What was…

150 Profiles: Celine Trojand

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Celine Trojand Current role in the sector: Lead Organizer at Organizing for Change, a.k.a. movement wrangler Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit…

150 Profiles: John Hallward

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: John Hallward Current role in the sector: Founder and chairman of GIV3 and president of a social enterprise research firm; Sector 3 Insights…

Focusing on rights can help us eliminate poverty

Maytree and The Philanthropist started our series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada a little more than a year ago. For us, it was an opportunity to explore ideas about solving poverty using a human rights approach, and to share them with other organizations working in this field. Human rights include civil, political, economic,…

Point/Counterpoint: Limited life foundations ensure greater social impact

Resolved: Founders and directors will help their foundations have greater impact if they commit their entire endowments during a limited period of time, spending down their resources rather than managing them in perpetuity. Point: Lars Boggild Canadian philanthropic foundations regularly look for ways to be more impactful on the issues they care about. Approaches ranging from…

150 Profiles: Josey Kitson

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Josey Kitson Current role in the sector: Executive Director for World Animal Protection Canada Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 15 years. What…