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Video of the October 3, 2017 webinar

FOUNDATIONS COLLABORATING: WHEN IS IT THE SMART THING TO DO?  With Nancy Pole and Juniper Glass, PhiLab Collaboration between grantmaking foundations has become more popular in recent years. Based on a field and literature scan that we conducted for PhiLab, we offer some insights into how this is happening in Canada.  What are foundations' top 4 reasons for collaborating with...

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Dossier spécial rentrée des classes: Philanthropie et éducation

L’éducation est sans contredit l’une des sphères d’activité les plus investis par les fondations. D’après les données de 2011 fournies par Imagine Canada, 84% des grandes fondations canadiennes ont fait des dotations dans le secteur de l’éducation et de la recherche. L’influence exercée par la philanthropie dans l’éducation est appelée à croître. À l'occassion de la rentrée des classes, nous...

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Special Edition: Philanthropy and Culture

Philanthropy and culture are two worlds that share a long-standing affinity. Even if contemporary philanthropy has diversified its sectors of activity, support for cultural development remains a privileged area of intervention. Moreover, a neo-liberal trend is taking place in which the state is taking a turn to the austere, bringing on an increasing plea for generosity to finance cultural...

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New article - ethnographiques.org

Le choix des donataires. Ethnographie d’un comité de sélection d’une fondation philanthropique atypique Sylvain Lefèvre & Annabelle Berthiaume, PhiLab “The deserving few. Ethnography of a grant selection committee in an atypical philanthropic foundation”. In many ways, the Mauges Foundation corresponds to the ideal type of philanthropy for social change, characterized by a...

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Special edition - philanthropy and ethnocultural diversity

Issues related to the ethnocultural diversity of our societies are not neglected by philanthropic institutions. The social integration of visible minorities, racism, racial inequality and the rights of immigrants are few examples of areas of intervention that challenge them. This special edition discusses the ways in which foundations intervene in pluralism and, conversely, how pluralism...

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Who are we?

The Montreal Research Laboratory on Canadian Philanthropy (MRLCP) was originally created in 2014 to host a three-year SSHRC Partnership Development project entitled “Social Innovation, Societal Change, and Canadian Grantmaking Foundations”. As we grow, the Laboratory will develop into a hub for research, networking, and knowledge mobilisation on Canadian foundations, where evidence-based research will be translated into practice that can benefit multiple stakeholders, including governments, universities, the philanthropic sector, and affiliated or partner organisations.


2017.09.28

Du soutien aux « Lumières » à la réforme scolaire : essor de la philanthropie américaine en éducation

Par Maxim Fortin, Doctorant en Science politique à l’Université Laval S’il y a un secteur dans lequel la philanthropie a décidé d’investir, c’est bien...

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2017.09.08

Philanthropie culturelle à Montréal : La place des arts ou l’impasse des arts ?

Par Diane Alalouf-Hall, PhiLab   La richesse et la diffusion des arts et de la culture ne sont jamais aussi évidentes que durant l'été à Montréal,...

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2017.07.28

« 25 000 tuques » : un maillage symbolique

Par Éliane Brisebois, collaboratrice, PhiLab Blog PhiLab, juillet 2017 Automne 2015. Dans la foulée des vagues migratoires entraînées par la guerre en Syrie,...

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