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Policy Matters: Lisa Wolff

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

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Policy Matters: Melanie Redman

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

A Day to Remember at the Annual Girls Conference/Une journée à se rappeler — le Congrès annuel des filles

Sophia Hanna is one of four winners of a 2019 writing contest for young women hosted by The Philanthropist and the Girls Conference. This article also appears in French below.  At the Annual Girls’ Conference, hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University and the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice, I interactively learned through both…

An Honest Reflection from a Black Girl’s Perspective

Malaya Douglas is one of four winners of a 2019 writing contest for young women hosted by The Philanthropist and the Girls Conference. This is my second time attending the Girls Conference at Mount Saint Vincent University, and it has improved since the first time.  The focus and themes are confidence building, leadership skills, personal and professional growth,…

GIRL emPOWERment

Lily Brigham-Gale is one of four winners of a 2019 writing contest for young women hosted by The Philanthropist and the Girls Conference.   I saw her sitting alone at a table, while all around her girls were talking and laughing in big groups of friends. I am a 16-year-old high school student from Bedford,…

Future Leaders and Aspiring Writers: Nova Scotia Girls Conference Celebrates Talented Young Women

The Alexa McDonough Institute launched the Girls Conference in 2012 to bring together girls and young women from across Nova Scotia to celebrate International Women’s Day (held annually on March 8). From its inception, the mission of the conference has been to help girls develop, appreciate, and celebrate their own abilities and talents – as…

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Policy Matters: Rachel Gouin

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

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…