Context Setting Article For The Philanthropist: Tides Canada Initiatives/Novita Interpares

Uncommon Solutions For The Common Good “We are in challenging times for nonprofits… We need the organizational structures that will allow everyone to be more efficient and smarter with the money that is available. Fiscal sponsorship [Charitable Venture Organization] is one of these.” – Kathleen Enright, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Every nonprofit and charitable organization,…

Legal Developments

JAMES PHILLIPS Faculty of Law, University of Toronto B.C. Law Reform Commission The Law Reform Commission of British Columbia has released its Report on Conflicts of Interest: Directors and Societies (1995). This follows its previous Consultation Paper on the subject, released in 1993 and discussed in (1994), 12 Philanthrop., No. 2, pp. 34-36. The principal…

Recent Tax Developments

Tax Reform Stage II: Some Implications for Charities As part of its tax reform package, on June 17, 1987 the federal government announced a proposal to replace the existing federal sales tax with a broad-based multi-stage sales tax (MSST), to be implemented only after exten­sive consultation with the provinces and the private sector. Although the…

The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Developing and Monitoring Social Legislation: A Case History

Introduction In April 1984, Canada entered a new era in its treatment of young offenders. The Young Offenders Act became law, replacing the Juvenile Delinquent Act of 1908. The new Act represents a major change, both in values and approach, to the field of juvenile justice. Demonstrating a change in fundamental prin­ciples, it moves away…

The Future of Funding

Background The process of social development in Ontario today has been significantly influenced by thousands of voluntary and self-help associations involved in social action and human service activities and programs. In addition, a well educated highly informed public, assisted and stimulated by both the public and private sectors, has become a potent force in both…