150 Profiles: Anna Godefroy

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: Anna Godefroy Current role in the sector: Co-founder and Director of the Binners’ Project, a project of Tides Canada Years working and/or volunteering in the…

Legal Developments

JAMES PHILLIPS Faculty of Law, University of Toronto B.C. Law Reform Commission The Law Reform Commission of British Columbia has released its Report on Conflicts of Interest: Directors and Societies (1995). This follows its previous Consultation Paper on the subject, released in 1993 and discussed in (1994), 12 Philanthrop., No. 2, pp. 34-36. The principal…

Bookshelf

Charitable Contributions in the OECD-A Tax Study By Sheila Arvin McLean, Rona Kluger and Robert Henrey In collaboration with the member firms of Coopers & Lybrand (International) Published by INTERPHIL, 701 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-2045, U.S.A., 1990, pp. 173, US $35 REVIEWED BY COLIN GRAHAM Ernst & Young Modern charity law, with its…

The Mission Heritage Association: Catalyst for a Community

The recession of the early 1980s brought dynamic changes to British Columbia’s industrial and trade profile. The traditional sustaining industries in the Fraser Valley city of Mission (shake and shingle manufacturing, logging and lumber production) were in sharp decline, and many shops were closing their doors. Doom and gloom pervaded this quite river town and…

Recent Tax Developments

Legislative Amendments The proposed changes relating to political activities carried on by registered charities and gifts of shares and other intangible capital properties as well as works of art by the artist personally to registered charities, put forward in the Federal Budget of May 23, 1985, received Royal Assent on February 13, 1986. Interpretation Bulletins…