S’intégrer au tissu social du Québec : les apprentissages tirés de la trajectoire de la Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon (2000-2018)

La plupart des philanthropes mettent sur pied une fondation dans le but de redonner à la société. Ils investissent leur argent, leurs compétences, leur expérience et leurs connaissances dans ce qui leur semble le plus utile et satisfaisant (Fondations philanthropiques Canada, 2015). Tôt ou tard, ils apprennent toutefois que la société ou la communauté qu’ils…

Becoming a Part of Quebec’s Social Fabric: Lessons from the Chagnon Foundation’s Growth Trajectory from 2000-2018

Most philanthropists create a foundation as a way to give back to society. They commit their money, skills, experience, and knowledge to what promises to be most useful and satisfying (Philanthropic Foundations Canada, 2015). Sooner or later, however, they learn that the society or community they wish to serve has very specific opinions and expectations…

Reconcilable Differences?: Philanthropy, Decolonization, and Existing While Indigenous

This article is the first in a renewed collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The goal is to highlight Indigenous philanthropy and share Indigenous perspective and wisdom on reciprocity as well as Indigenous-focused work happening in the philanthropic community.    As a Métis person who grew up on my…

With a little help from our friends: Lessons learned in community philanthropy from continental Europe

This is the eighth article in a series about European philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Lawson Foundation. In today’s globalized world, where many of our challenges know few borders, there is a growing need for collaboration, space to learn from one another and to co-create solutions. This series has provided…

Strategies for a Caring Society

This article was developed from a paper presented at “Investigating in the Whole Community: Strategies for a Caring Society”, a conference organized by The Trillium Foundation of Ontario, which took place October 15-16, 1998 in Toronto. Introduction Building community capacity is about far more than addressing social problems. It is about both social intervention and…

Reconnecting Communities: Two Scenarios for the 21st Century*

This article was developed from a presentation to the National Conference for the Community Foundations of Canada, May 24, 1996. Two Scenarios for the 21st Century 1. A Polarized Society Marginalization of citizens-youth, minorities, low-skilled workers. Less social spending, but more spending on public security. Professional and technical workers with high skill are well compensated and…

1998 Report to the Members of the Laidlaw Foundation

This article was developed from the Administrator’s Annual Report in which he included a thought-provoking outline of the Foundation’s proposed “Youth Engagement Programme Initiative”, successor to the successful programs for “Children at Risk” initiated in 1990. The past year has been one of reconstruction and evolution as Laidlaw Foundation continues to be an innovator, inspiration…