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The Philanthropist interview: Danny Glenwright

Last month, Save the Children Canada announced that Danny Glenwright would join the organization as president and CEO on March 1, after six years as the executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada. Glenwright has more than 16 years of experience in the non-profit and media sectors and has travelled to more than 60 countries…

As Budgets Shrink and Social Needs Increase, the Charitable Sector Looks to Solve the Longstanding “Canadian Problem” of Direction and Control

Dave Blundell was trying to fund a maternity clinic in rural Eziama, in southeast Nigeria, to prevent mothers dying in childbirth and children being sent to orphanages. A casual project meeting with local officials was abruptly halted with instructions for Blundell and his team to return the next day. When he did, he found a…

Alors que les budgets fondent et que les besoins sociaux augmentent, le secteur de la bienfaisance cherche à régler le persistant « problème canadien » de direction et contrôle

Dave Blundell essayait de financer une clinique de maternité de la région rurale d’Eziama, dans le sud-est du Nigéria, afin d’empêcher que les mères meurent en mettant leur enfant au monde et que des enfants soient envoyés dans des orphelinats. Une rencontre décontractée avec des agents locaux, en vue de discuter du projet, a été…

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Virus That “Knows No Borders” Sees Canadian Aid Groups Responding Both Locally and Globally as Financial and Humanitarian Pressures Mount

Canadian non-profit staff who work with vulnerable communities around the world are urging the federal government to maintain international development and humanitarian aid and establish a stabilization fund to help them remain afloat during the crisis. Aid groups say Ottawa’s commitment to international aid is also the right thing to do in response to a…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

Des groupes d’aide canadiens interviennent au pays et à l’étranger alors que s’intensifient les pressions financières et humanitaires liées au virus qui « ne connaît pas de frontières »

Le personnel des OSBL canadiens œuvrant à travers le monde auprès des communautés vulnérables presse le gouvernement fédéral de maintenir l’aide internationale humanitaire et au développement, et d’instaurer un fonds de stabilisation pour que ces OSBL puissent traverser la crise. Des groupes d’aide soutiennent que l’engagement d’Ottawa envers l’aide internationale est un devoir face à…

Canada’s International Development Sector Hoping for Increased Aid Spending in 2020 After Years of Declining Contributions

There are few Canadian policy areas with a wider gulf between perception and reality than foreign aid. Canadians routinely and dramatically overestimate the generosity of a government that is perceived as being deeply altruistic, when, in fact, it is increasingly miserly. A Nanos poll done for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)…

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Policy Matters: Paul Hagerman

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

Policy Matters: Nabil Ali

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

With a little help from our friends: Lessons learned in community philanthropy from continental Europe

This is the eighth article in a series about European philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Lawson Foundation. In today’s globalized world, where many of our challenges know few borders, there is a growing need for collaboration, space to learn from one another and to co-create solutions. This series has provided…