150 Profiles: Jillian Kilfoil

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: Jillian Kilfoil Current role in the sector: Executive Director, Women’s Network PEI Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 10 years working, 15…

150 Profiles: Lourdes Juan

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: Lourdes Juan Current role in the sector: Founder and Director, Leftovers Foundation Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 5 years. What…

Investing in our democracy – a legacy for Canada 150

The year 2017 shouldn’t be so much about celebration as it should be about a turning point for our democracy. Whether influenced by Brexit, the Trump presidency, or the fact that 2016 marked the 11th consecutive year of decline in global freedom (Freedom House, 2017), it’s time for Canadians to take a serious look at…

150 Profiles: Chantelle Johnson

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: Chantelle Johnson Current role in the sector: Executive Director, CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.) Years working and/or volunteering in…

150 Profiles: Keenan Wellar

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: Keenan Wellar Current role in the sector: Co-Leader and Director of Communications at LiveWorkPlay.ca Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:…

Book Review: The Public-Private Nature of Charity Law

The Public-Private Nature of Charity Law, by Kathryn Chan, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, Hart Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-1-78225-848-3   The 19th century social reformer Lord Brougham, commenting on opposition to the establishment of a regulatory apparatus for charities, said: Th[e] law [of England] regards the inheritance of the poor as a matter of public, not…

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…