150 Profiles: Katherine Carleton

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: Katherine Carleton Current role in the sector: Executive Director of Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada, the national association for Canadian orchestras Years working and/or volunteering…

150 Profiles: Sylvia Cheuy

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: Sylvia Cheuy Current role in the sector: Director, Deepening Community with the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and Volunteer Co-Chair, Headwaters Communities in Action…

150 Profiles: Sarah Kerr

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: Sarah Kerr Current role in the sector: Executive Director, SchoolBOX Inc. Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  14 years volunteering and working…

April 2017 Paul Dotey

Seven Years On and Seven Years Out: Revisiting “Patterns, Principles and Practices in Social Innovation”

This article is the second in a series on social innovation. “This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It’s also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the ability to perceive both.” – Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities Introduction In 2010, The Philanthropist published several…

150 Profiles: Marilyn Struthers

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: Marilyn Struthers Current role in the sector: Coach, writer, organizational consultant in my freelance company M. Struthers & Co. Years working and/or volunteering…

150 Profiles: Cathy Mann

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: Cathy Mann Current role in the sector: President, Cathy Mann & Associates – fundraising consultancy with a focus on social change/social justice philanthropy. Years…

150 Profiles: Keenan Wellar

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: Keenan Wellar Current role in the sector: Co-Leader and Director of Communications at LiveWorkPlay.ca Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:…

150 Profiles: Joanne Cave

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: Joanne Cave Profession (current role in the sector): Research and Evaluation Analyst at Homeward Trust Edmonton (and a part-time researcher with Mowat…

Social Impact Bonds: Reflecting on Emerging Global Practice

A UK-based non-profit pioneered the social impact bond (SIB), a tool used by some governments to fund preventive social programs, in 2010. Like other forms of social finance, SIBs have proliferated rapidly in recent years, reflecting significant enthusiasm amongst governments and the voluntary sector. While many introduced SIBs with fanfare, they have also drawn intense…