150 Profiles: Cathy Mann

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: Cathy Mann Current role in the sector: President, Cathy Mann & Associates – fundraising consultancy with a focus on social change/social justice philanthropy. Years…

150 Profiles: Arti Freeman

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: Arti Freeman Profession (current role in the sector): Grantmaker Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 25 Can you describe a…

150 Profiles: Miia Suokonautio

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. Profession (current role in the sector): Executive Director, YWCA Halifax Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 25+ years – which is…

Letter From the Editors: A Preview of the Year Ahead  

Happy new year 2017 and welcome to our 45th year of publishing. Since 1972, The Philanthropist has fostered discussion and debate on issues that matter to the non-profit sector, and provided information about the sector’s important contributions to our communities, our country, and our world. More than 530 authors have contributed to the journal since…

Charities Have a Moral Obligation to Help Develop Public Policy

SUMMARY: The election of the Trudeau Liberals follows several years of tension between the federal government and a sizeable group of Canadian charities, and flags an opportunity for the charitable, non-profit sector. Max Bell Foundation’s Senior Fellow Roger Gibbins has been examining the roles charities play in delivery of social programs and policy initiatives of…

The Moral Imperative for Policy Advocacy

This is the first of three articles by Max Bell Foundation and their Senior Fellow, Dr. Roger Gibbins, addressing policy advocacy over the next few months. SUMMARY: Dr. Roger Gibbins, a Senior Fellow at the Max Bell Foundation, focuses on shoring up the case for policy advocacy, on what charities should do: on why policy…

Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project: A Unique Platform for Youth

This article is the sixth in a series on Indigenous Communities and Philanthropy. SUMMARY: The Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project (OIYPP) supports Indigenous youth living in Ontario to engage in their communities through projects that promote environmental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being. In addition to access to small grants of up to $5,000, youth have…

The funder’s view: Three Suncor employees share their stories

This article is the fourth in a five-part series on Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo. SUMMARY: Cathy Glover, with Suncor Energy Foundation, explains how a confluence of forces, including the desire to make an impact with a signature cause, began the then-10-year-old foundation’s journey to Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo. Kim Nordbye and Bryan Jackson, two Suncor Energy Inc….