(July 6, 2020) In what's become the latest charity controversy, 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. At issue … [Read more...] about Charity Controversy: A week of WE. Now what?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
(June 21, 2020) The number of right wing extremist hate groups operating in Canada has tripled in recent years, according to an Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) report released on June 19, 2020. The Environmental Scan of Right-wing Extremism in Canada interim report represents one of the most comprehensive efforts to date to assess the scale of … [Read more...] about Right wing extremist groups growing in Canada: Muslims and the prime minister key objects of their scorn
(June 19 2020) Like so many other adjustments we've had to make for the coronavirus, the lack of widespread gay pride celebrations will be missed this year. In its place we feature the photos below, taken at prior pride parades around the world. A few years ago, George Clooney said, "“At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against … [Read more...] about Love is love – celebrating gay pride
(April 22, 2020) On April 21, 2020, the Prime Minister announced $350 million in funding "to support vulnerable Canadians through charities and non-profit organizations that deliver essential services to those in need. "The investment will flow through national organizations that have the ability to get funds quickly to local organizations that serve vulnerable populations," … [Read more...] about Federal government designates $350 million to three national charities in order to get funds ‘quickly to local organizations that serve vulnerable populations’
(April 1, 2020) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s March 30th announcement that the wages of people working for businesses, non-profits and charities could be reimbursed by up to 75% if the businesses, non-profits or charities could show a 30% loss of revenue brought a sense of relief to some leaders in the charity sector. “The plan will have a huge impact on us,” says Andy … [Read more...] about COVID-19 stabilization plan: Diversity of funding models means no one size fits all