Government Has a Role in Strengthening Canada’s Charities and Non-Profits: Senators Mercer, Omidvar

Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector is the second largest in the world. More than 24 million Canadians — about two-thirds of the population — donated to a charity or non-profit organization in 2013. But, as generous as Canadians are, there are still underlying challenges in the charitable and non-profit sector, which is in danger of…

The Ties That Bind: Four Case Studies of Issue-Based Networks

This is the fourth article in our series about the role of networks in the non-profit sector. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and the Ontario Nonprofit Network. Networks take on many forms and go by different names, such as coalitions or alliances. Canada is full of examples of groups of organizations, individuals, and communities…

Unlocking demand for social innovation: the case of Telefónica Foundation in promoting STEM vocations in Spain

This is the seventh article in a series about European philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Lawson Foundation. To bring about change and entrench it in our societies, there is a need for more social innovation at scale. It is possible: history is rich in examples of social innovations that have…

Beyond Synergy: Charities Building the Future Canadians Want

The charitable sector is an important force in meeting Canada’s social, economic, cultural, and environmental objectives. As a big part of the economy, the sector can contribute to growth, innovation, and job creation. As a social mission sector, it is expert in delivering social, economic, and environmental solutions, especially at the community level. But fundamental…

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150 Profiles: Marcus Youssef

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: Marcus Youssef Current role in the sector: Artistic Director, Neworld Theatre; Chair, Vancouver Creative Space Society; Canadian Fellow, International Society of Performing Arts; Editorial…

150 Profiles: Stacey Godsoe

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: Stacey Godsoe Current role in the sector: Project Officer, “Pathways to Justice”, Be the Peace Institute Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 20 years….

150 Profiles: Joanne L. Murray

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: Joanne L. Murray Current role in the sector: Executive Director, John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. Years working and/or volunteering in the…

150 Profiles: Kharoll-Ann Souffrant

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. Nom/Name: Kharoll-Ann Souffrant Profession ou rôle actuel dans le secteur/Current role in the sector: Travailleuse sociale, conférencière, bénévole et étudiante à la maîtrise…