Shelley Price: Storytelling the philanthropic landscape – Collective restorying of giving and sharing through Indigenous perspectives

This Q&A is part of a series of interviews with six PhiLab researchers about their areas of study. PhiLab is a Canadian research network on philanthropy based in Montreal, on the campus of UQAM. *** Shelley Price, associate professor at the Gerald Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia You were born…

Shelley Price : L’histoire du paysage philanthropique – la remémoration collective du don et du partage dans une perspective autochtone

Ce texte fait partie d’une série d’entretiens menés auprès de six chercheurs de la communauté PhiLab sur leurs différents objets d’étude. PhiLab est un réseau canadien de recherche en philanthropie basé à Montréal, sur le campus de l’UQAM. *** Shelley Price, professeure associée à la Gerald Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University, Nouvelle-Écosse…

After-times: The sector’s role in post-pandemic Canada

Publisher’s note: In November 2020, the Agora Foundation board of directors established an Editorial Advisory Committee whose members could provide input and insights into our evolving coverage of Canada’s philanthropic sector. We have drawn on their considerable experience in our reporting. This spring, we asked contributor Emily Mathieu to canvass some members of the EAC…

Improved Indigenous relations, more data, modernized legal definitions: Sector advisory committee issues second report

An advisory committee on the future of the charitable sector has released far-reaching recommendations it believes could help Indigenous organizations better serve their communities and improve diversity within the sector’s own ranks. The second of three scheduled reports by the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS) highlights a spring in which the energy for…

Over-scrutinized, underfunded, and unsupported: How systemic anti-Blackness affects who gets grants and sector workers’ well-being

Chantal had been working at a Canadian foundation for about a month when she was asked to sit in on a volunteer committee’s grantmaking decision process, where the volunteers reviewed applications that had been shortlisted by staff members. The volunteers “over-scrutinized the applications from Black-led organizations,” Chantal said. “It felt like they were searching for…

Book review: Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love

Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love, edited by Nneka Allen, Camila Vital Nunes Pereira, and Nicole Salmon. Gail K. Picco Books, Civil Sector Press; 2020; 203 pages; ISBN 978-1-927375-63-1 Collecting Courage shines a spotlight on the painful experiences of Black fundraisers working in the charitable sector in Canada and the United States. The book features…

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The Philanthropist interview: Dahabo Ahmed Omer

Dahabo Ahmed Omer became the inaugural executive director of the BlackNorth Initiative last fall. Founded by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, BlackNorth challenges senior Canadian business leaders to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for members of the BIPOC…

StatsCan Releases Survey to Assess Diversity on Non-Profit Boards

Statistics Canada is launching its first, targeted attempt to measure diversity on governing boards in the charitable and non-profit sector.  It will release the voluntary, crowdsourced survey – designed collaboratively with sector representatives, academics, and StatsCan staff – on December 4. The survey will be available online until the end of the month. It asks…

StatCan lance une enquête pour évaluer la diversité des conseils d’administration des OBNL

Statistique Canada fait une première tentative ciblée pour mesurer la diversité des conseils d’administration du secteur sans but lucratif et de bienfaisance. Le 4 décembre, cet organisme lancera une enquête participative, sur une base volontaire (une enquête conçue en collaboration avec des représentants du secteur, des universitaires et le personnel de StatCan). L’enquête sera menée en…

Des leaders du secteur scrutent les structures de gouvernance « archaïques », en cette année marquée par la crise et par des appels à une plus grande inclusion

L’an dernier, Beisan Zubi a reçu au moins dix invitations à siéger au CA d’organismes à but non lucratif (OBNL). Elle les a toutes déclinées. Cette entrepreneure de Waterloo est déjà membre de trois CA, et elle craignait d’être invitée parce qu’elle est une femme de couleur, pas nécessairement à cause de sa qualification. « Je…