(August 18. 2020) As the COVID 19 pandemic brought the charitable sector to its knees, the debate about the growth of donor advised funds -- the fastest growing philanthropic vehicle in Canada -- has intensified. In its letter to the Federal government urging a $10B stabilization package, the Emergency Coalition of Canadian Charities put it bluntly, “The COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Growth of Donor Advised Funds: Charitable Boon or Parking Lot?
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(July 12, 2020) The impact of the global pandemic and ongoing protests to address systemic racism have made apparent the fissures of inequity in Canadian society and in societies the world over. The charity sector is not exempt from this hierarchy of wealth. Even among statements of generosity and intentions of altruism, questions arise about the amount of wealth … [Read more...] about The Charity Report releases ‘Where Wealth Resides’
(April 8, 2020) For16 years, as executive director and president of The Maytree Foundation, Ratna Omidvar focused on local, national and international efforts to promote the integration of immigrants. She spent four years as Distinguished Visiting Professor and Founder, Global Diversity Exchange at Ryerson University. In the 1990s, she was the Executive Director of … [Read more...] about Senator Ratna Omidvar on COVID-19 and its impact on the charity sector