(November 29, 2021) The countdown to Christmas has begun and, for many Christians, so has the annual debate about the true meaning of the holiday. The legacy of Indian Residential Schools coupled with weaponization of the words of Christ by the evangelical right wing leaves Christianity in a crisis. The words of its founder, born in Bethlehem two centuries ago, are used are … [Read more...] about Episode 16 – Rev Michael Coren in conversation about his new book The Rebel Christ
(November 12, 2021) Cindy Wagman began her nonprofit career as a fundraising manager in a women’s shelter. Since that time, she’s been Development Director for the Canadian Women’s Foundation, The Kensington Foundation, Rotman School of Management, and Campaign Director for the Hot Docs Film Festival. For the past six and a half years, she’s headed up her own consultancy, The … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 15 – Cindy Wagman and Raise It!
(November 11, 2021) The news of Lee Maracle’s sudden passing in Surrey, BC in the early hours of November 11 at the age of 71 has left the many Indigenous writers she inspired and befriended in mourning today. Her impact on the development of Indigenous literature in Canada cannot be understated. She was named an Officer in the Order of Canada in 2018 … [Read more...] about Lee Maracle: Indigenous literary community mourns the loss of a shining star
(November 4, 2021) Justice Fund Toronto made its position on philanthropic reform clear today as it pulled an 18-wheeler up in front of Toronto City Hall with the unmistakable message "Charitable" Institutions in Canada are Hoarding $85,000,000,000 festooned on its big-rig side, and parked it there for the entire day. The word charitable was in quotation marks. The direct … [Read more...] about #MovetheMoney: Community organizing to protest hoarding by charitable foundations begins
By Yvonne Harding, November 3, 2021 Raise It! The Reluctant Fundraiser’s Guide to Raising Money without Selling your Soul, Cindy Wagman, YGTMedia Co. Publishing, October 19, 2021, 218 pp., $22.95 Cindy Wagman doesn’t waste any time throwing down the gauntlet in her new book, Raise It! The Reluctant Fundraiser’s Guide to Raising Money without Selling your … [Read more...] about Raise It! by Cindy Wagman: A guide to changing your mindset