150 Profiles: Patricia Thomson

As a way to mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist profiled Canadians from across the non-profit sector and put a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. As 2017 drew to a close, we published our final profile of 2017 — reaching our target of speaking with 150…

150 Profiles: Ashton Rodenhiser

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: Ashton Rodenhiser Current role in the sector: Board Chair, Art Happening Bridgewater in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 10 years….

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Book Review: The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, by Joel Solomon with Tyee Bridge. Gabriola Island, British Columbia, New Society Publishers, 2017, ISBN 978-0-865718-39-5  “Clean money is aligned with a purpose beyond self-interest . . . Money for regenerating ecosystems, that builds true security: long-term, safe, fair resilience (xiv). Used for investment, [money] drives…

150 Profiles: Karima Kadmiri  

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 : Karima Kadmiri Profession ou rôle actuel dans le secteur/Current role in the sector: Directrice de l’administration, des communications et du financement pour le…

Letter From The Editor

This issue of The Philanthropist focuses on “diaspora,” which became a popular term in the 1980s. Broadly defined, diaspora is the relocation of people away from their countries of origin, whether through choice or need, and for centuries Canada has seen an influx of immigrants from all corners of the globe. To orient us with…

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’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…