150 Profiles: Holly Procktor

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: Feather Maracle

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…

At odds or an opportunity? Exploring the tension between the social justice and social innovation narratives

This article is the seventh in a series on social innovation. In 2013, the team at Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Service invited me to join them as the inaugural John C. Eaton Chair of Social Innovation. The faculty has deep social justice roots and it created the position just as Ryerson became Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker…

À la recherche d’inspiration : ce que les Canadiens peuvent apprendre du secteur philanthropique européen

Le présent article est le premier d’une série consacrée à la philanthropie en Europe. Cette série est publiée dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre The Philanthropist et la Fondation Lawson. Les fondations canadiennes sont de plus en plus habiles à apprendre des autres. L’époque est révolue où beaucoup travaillaient de façon isolée, souvent sans se…

150 Profiles: Ilona Dougherty

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: Ilona Dougherty Current role in the sector: Managing Director, Youth & Innovation Project, University of Waterloo Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit…

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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…

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Book Review: Looking for Bootstraps: Economic Development in the Maritimes

Looking for Bootstraps: Economic Development in the Maritimes, by Donald J Savoie, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nimbus Publishing, 2017, ISBN 978-177108-481-9 Asked what he would do to run Canada more like a business, Pierre Trudeau famously quipped he would start by selling off the Maritimes. Trudeau was referring to the longstanding  ̶  and still continuing  ̶…

150 Profiles: Brian Braganza

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: Brian Braganza Current role in the sector: Board Director for Art Happening Bridgewater; Board Director for Twelve Canada, London, Ontario; volunteer and program facilitator…

150 Profiles: Jess Tomlin

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: Jess Tomlin Current role in the sector: President/CEO of The MATCH International Women’s Fund Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 18 years. What was…

150 Profiles: Senator Ratna Omidvar

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: The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont. Current role in the sector: Independent Senator for Ontario, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) at the Ted…