150 Profiles: Samyuktha Punthambekar

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: Mena Gainpaulsingh

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: Mena Gainpaulsingh Current role in the sector: CEO, Purposeful Fundraising; President-Elect, AFP Ottawa; Steering Committee Member, Prime Ministers’ Row Years working and/or volunteering in the…

150 Profiles: Josey Kitson

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: Josey Kitson Current role in the sector: Executive Director for World Animal Protection Canada Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 15 years. What…

150 Profiles: Layne

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: Layne Current role in the sector: The Auctionista Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  10 years. What was your first job in the…

150 Profiles: Sarah Kerr

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: Sarah Kerr Current role in the sector: Executive Director, SchoolBOX Inc. Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  14 years volunteering and working…

150 Profiles: Dulaa Osman

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: Dulaa Osman Current role in the sector: Fund Development and Volunteer Coordinator at International Development and Relief Foundation Years working and/or volunteering in…

Meet our illustrator: Paul Dotey

Paul Dotey, who recently joined The Philanthropist as an illustrator, has worked in publishing design for more than a decade, creating maps, books and illustrations for clients in Canada and around the globe. Dotey’s clients include Starbucks Coffee, The Globe and Mail, and the Drake General Store. Working from his studio in downtown Toronto, he’s…

A Chilly Time for Charities: Audits, Politics and Preventing Poverty

This article is the eighth in a series on Canadian Charities Working Internationally. SUMMARY: In this opinion piece, Philanthropist editor Gordon Floyd takes a look at the recent flurry of charity audits by CRA’s Charities Directorate and notes that many have been of charities, such as environmental groups, whose views are at odds with those…

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: Unlikely Allies Pursuing Conservation And Sustainable Development In Canada’s Boreal Regions

Summary: Canada’s boreal forest is one of the largest and most ecologically significant ecosystems on the planet and the source of supply for one of Canada’s most significant natural resource sectors. Recognizing this, forest companies and environmental organizations in Canada came together to create the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) in 2010, creating a unique and…