150 Profiles: Ruth Pelletier

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: Ruth Pelletier Current role in the sector: Community advocate and organizer through my work and volunteerism with several nonprofits. I am Past President and an…

150 Profiles: Mélanie Demers

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: Mélanie Demers Current role in the sector: Artistic and General Director of MAYDAY/Mélanie Demers, a dance company based in Montreal, Quebec. What was your…

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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: Nadia Ross

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: Nadia Ross Current role in the sector: Artistic Director, STO Union, a theatre organization based in Wakefield, Quebec. Years working and/or volunteering in the…

150 Profiles: Andrea Clarke

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: Andrea Clarke Current role in the sector: Director at À deux mains/Head & Hands, an organization providing medical, social and legal services and recreational activities…

150 Profiles: Guy Rodgers

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: Guy Rex Rodgers Current role in the sector: Founder and Executive Director of ELAN (English Language Arts Network), which represents English-speaking artists in Quebec….

150 Profiles: Richard Walling

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: Richard Walling  Current role in the sector: Executive Director, Jeffrey Hale Community Partners Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 30+ years What…

150 Profiles: Pietro Bozzo

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: Pietro Bozzo Current role in the sector: Executive Director, Dawson Boys and Girls Club Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: I have been…

150 Profiles: Daniel H. Lanteigne

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: Daniel H. Lanteigne Current role in the sector: Executive Director, REA Foundation Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  I have been working…

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Canadian Public Policy And The Social Economy Edited by Rupert Downing Victoria, bc: University of Victoria; 2012 isbn 978-1-5505-8453-0 This volume elucidates key themes of a unique five-year national social economic research collaboration engaging 350 Canadian researchers—both academics and practitioners. One of the strengths of the collaboration, in my experience as one of the 350,…