150 Profiles: Marsha Brown

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: Marsha Brown Current role in the sector: Community engagement liaison and philanthropist. Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 25+ years. What was…

150 Profiles: Wendy MacDermott

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: Wendy MacDermott Current role in the sector: Executive Director, United Way serving Saint John, Kings, Charlotte What was your first job in the…

150 Profiles: Karim Ladak

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: Karim G. R. Ladak Current role in the sector: Passionate volunteer Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  40+ years. What was your…

150 Profiles: Dulaa Osman

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: Dulaa Osman Current role in the sector: Fund Development and Volunteer Coordinator at International Development and Relief Foundation Years working and/or volunteering in…

The End of Poverty: A Survivor’s Journal

This article is the third in a series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada. SUMMARY: In this personal narrative, social activist Michael Creek traces the changes in his life from its modest and ordinary beginnings to his long fight with cancer and a subsequent downward spiral that left him homeless and despairing. Creek also describes…

Tending a Social Innovation Garden: Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo and Creating the Space for Change

This article is the third in a five-part series on Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo. SUMMARY: Katharine McGowan discusses the achievements of Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo based on 30 open-ended interviews conducted with participants. Among her findings: virtually all participants valued the networking opportunities provided by the initiative; the majority valued the education they received; and most considered…