(July 9, 2020)The Charity Report has just released Where Wealth Resides, a study about the top private and community foundations, and donor advised funds in Canada. The 20 private foundations have cumulative assets of 32 billion, yet only 8 of the 20 are public facing with websites. The McConnell Foundation, which has an extensive public presence and makes a wide range of … [Read more...] about Feature Interview: McConnell Foundation CEO Stephen Huddart
(July 6, 2020) Nine days after the federal government announced a plan to partner with charity to put up to 5,000 dollars into the pockets of 20,000 students, the partnership is dead in the water. And we're left wondering who benefitted from that particular skirmish, and what it says about charity in our time. Straight out of the gate, the June 25 announcement of a … [Read more...] about A week of WE. Now what?
(June 18, 2020) One of the reasons we don’t use as much Canadian data as we’d like at The Charity Report is the absence of … well… Canada data. But the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) provided some water to the Canadian data desert when it released some new estimates of the “top tail” of high net worth families in Canada. The report was created as a … [Read more...] about New PBO data on Canada’s 1%: Do we need a wealth tax?
Participants gather with Andrew Chunilall at the Community Foundations of Canada All In 2019 Conference in Victoria on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo by Jesse Gillett) (June 17, 2020) Andrew Chunilall became CEO at Community Foundations Canada in 2017, one of a very few people of colour at the leadership table in the philanthropy sector. Yesterday, he released a … [Read more...] about Charity, Philanthropy and the Structures of Racism
(June 9, 2020) Based in Iqaluit, the Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre has become the Community Food Centre Canada’s (CFCC's) 13th national partner. Qajuqturvik Community (pronounced ka-yuk-tor-veek) Food Centre has been working to increase healthy food access in the community since the 1990s and currently runs out of a stand-alone building with a fully … [Read more...] about Amidst pandemic challenges, Community Food Centres Canada establishes its first Arctic partnership