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50 years, 50 moments (part 3)

On the occasion of The Philanthropist Journal’s 50th year of publishing, we look back at 50 notable moments, movements, and trends that have affected the non-profit and charitable sector in Canada. Part 3 focuses on the long road to improving sector–government relations.

50 years, 50 moments (part 2)

On the occasion of The Philanthropist Journal’s 50th year of publishing, we look back at 50 notable moments, movements, and trends that have affected the non-profit and charitable sector in Canada. Part 2 focuses on the pivotal moments that have shaped philanthropy and funding.

Will eliminating ‘direction and control’ close the funding gap?

Bill S-216 would amend the contentious language in the Income Tax Act that requires registered charities to exercise “full direction and control” over their “own activities” when they work with partners that don’t have formal charitable status. In the second part of an ongoing series – exploring a range of views, experiences, and concerns – we examine the concern that the sector may be hiding behind direction-and-control to “mask a more deeply rooted issue in a white-led philanthropic sector.”

A coalition of the willing: Canada’s health charities fill the gaps in a system in crisis

Health charities play a key role in changing the status quo in our healthcare system. The pandemic has shown us “on the widest scale possible” why these charities need to collaborate and work together. We talked to the CEO of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada, Connie Côté, and the leaders of several of the 24 national health charities that form its membership, about their work and what lies ahead.