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Feminist Philanthropy

Special Edition: Feminist Philanthropy

Traditionally, charity has allowed women to carve a place for themselves in the public sphere and to gain a growing influence in certain areas whereas the government’s doors were closed off to them. Nowadays, their participation in philanthropy has become more than a vector for social and political recognition, it is a way to accelerate […]

Rural Philanthropy

Special Edition: Rural Philanthropy

There is a significant disparity that exists regarding the distribution of donations made by foundations between rural and urban areas, with the latter receiving the larger piece of the pie. A study published in 2008 by the Canada Revenue Agency (view here) stated that only 22% of charities were rural organizations (with over one out […]

Philanthropy's new financial vehicles

Special Edition: The new financial vehicles of Philanthropy

Fundamentally, philanthropy is an activity consisting of transferring financial resources, usually from private sources, towards social causes, of supposed general interest. While the notion of philanthropy can be traced back to Antiquity, modern philanthropy is distinguished by its profoundly utilitarian spirit, which causes it to seek maximum societal impact. In this search for impact, foundations […]

Special Edition: Philanthropy and Universities

Of all the institutions, Universities are without a doubt those that maintain the most privileged relationship with the philanthropic sector. Historically, the creation of many Canadian and American universities stem from acts of charity. Close to home, we have McGill University that was founded thanks to a legacy gift by James McGill. However, philanthropy can […]

PhiLanthropic Year

First Edition of the PhiLanthropic Year journal

The editorial committee is happy to announce the launch of the first edition of the annual journal “The PhiLanthropic Year” The PhiLanthropic Year is a publication specialized in the distribution of scientific and professional knowledge in philanthropy and more specifically, grantmaking philanthropy. The journal was created in response to the need to make available, in […]

Special Edition: Philanthropy and the Press

The expression “nothing ever changes other than the fact that everything changes” seems to be made to describethe reality of the media ecosystem. In fact, the history of the media illustrates a sector that is continuously forced to adapt itself, innovate and redefine its image in the face of social, political and economic pressures. This […]

Special Edition: Philanthropy and Taxation

To avoid beating around the bush, the taxation framework of private generosity is an issue of public interest. In addition to representing a financial cost for the public Treasury, the fiscal incentives given to charity explicitly encourage foundations to intervene on issues that concern society as a whole (education, health, the environment, etc.). Further still, […]

Special edition: Politics and Charity

The charitable sector and the State both influence and transform each other. On the one hand, the Canadian State shapes registered charities by imposing statuses upon them, framing their activities and establishing the fiscal environment in which they evolve. This set of legal and political mechanisms and regulations shape the Canadian charitable sector. It is […]