Canada’s Charitable Sector: What to Expect in 2018

Three years ago, an anonymous donor approached Tides Canada program lead Wendy Cooper with some money and an open-ended request: find an innovative way to use the funds to support Indigenous youth. Cooper reached out to The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (“The Circle”), and a small steering committee of youth advisors…

Increasing Accountability: A Look at the United States

In an era when there has been disappointingly slow movement on the part of private philanthropy in both the United States and Canada to full accountability, the work of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in the United States has been exemplary. This paper focuses on some of the work undertaken by this non-governmental…

From the Editor

Canadians have become less generous. This disturbing conclusion emerges un­mistakably from this issue’s study by Hans Deeg, How and What Canadians Contribute to Charity and in C. R Webster’s Public and Private Philanthropy in the Eighties.That this decline in generosity is not confined to recessionary times is perhaps even more disturbing. Deeg’s compilation of statistics…

From the Editor…

When The Philanthropist was launched a year ago this fall it was with the intention that a vehicle of some kind was needed for an informed and construc­tive critique of the charitable and philanthropic scene in Canada. This need has been echoed by our readers; the Committee is most appreciative of the many letters of encouragement…