Viewpoint: Public Engagement With Ethnic Canadians

Today, engaging ethnic Canadians is seen as a key strategy for major corporations, learning institutions, politicians, all levels of governments, and nonprofit community organizations. With the continuous rise in the number of Chinese and South Asian immigrants to the country, it is no longer enough to engage only the traditional Canadian populace. Involving ethnic populations…

What the Numbers Say: The Giving And Volunteering Of The Foreign-Born in Canada

Introduction Individuals born outside Canada make up a significant proportion of the Canadian population. According to the 2006 Census, the foreign-born accounted for 19.8% of the total population of Canada (Chui, Tran, & Maheux, 2007). Fortunately for those interested in diaspora philanthropy, the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (CSGVP) provides significant insight…

What’s The Law: Registration Of Ethnocultural Charities

Organizations that provide settlement services for immigrants and ongoing support for immigrant communities play a vital role in Canadian society. These organizations provide benefits—including assistance with housing, language training, employment preparation, and social services for new immigrants, as well as ongoing programs designed to support disadvantaged communities and eliminate discrimination—that are now recognized as accruing…

The Moral High Ground: Perceptions of Wage Differentials Among Executive Directors of Canadian Nonprofits

Introduction There is a considerable, albeit inconclusive, literature on whether workers in the nonprofit sector are paid less than their counterparts in the private and public sectors. For example, a large national study in the U.S. showed positive and negative differentials for some occupations and industries, but no systematic differences that are sector wide (Leete,…

Staying Relevant in the Face of Demographic Change

This article was developed from a presentation to the Annual General meeting of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy on December 6, 1999 in Toronto. I am no expert in fundraising or ethnic marketing or any such specialized subject. This article is based on my experiences since arriving in Canada about 16 years ago. It draws on…

Case Comment: Anti-Discrimination, Freedom of Property Disposition, and the Public Policy of Charitable Educational Trusts

A Comment on Re Canada Trust Company and Ontario Human Rights Commission. The author wishes to thank Lesley Midzain for valuable research assistance in the preparation of this comment and John Gregory, Patrick Macklem, Lesley Midzain, Kent Roach and Ralph Scane for helpful comments.  Introduction Colonel Reuben Wells Leonard, sometime soldier, engineer, railroad entrepreneur, mine developer,…

Counterpoint: A Response to “Stigmatizing the Disabled Through Fund-Raising Appeals”

The Philanthropist welcomes and, if appropriate, will publish responses to any of its articles or features. (Reference: The Philanthropist, Vol. VI, No.1, Spring 1986, p.41) After reading the article “Stigmatizing the Disabled Through Fund-Raising Appeals” in the Spring ’86 issue of The Philanthropist, I feel I must respond to Mr. Toole’s discussion of coping/succumbing images as…