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January 2018 Special Edition: First Nations, Culture, Equality and Philanthropy

  It is sociologically unthinkable to approach grant-making philanthropy and yet ignoring the issue of inequality. In the first place it is because foundations are the result of the financial accumulation of certain individuals, but it also because these organizations claim to overcome inequalities and to resolve injustices. Therefore, PhiLab...

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Cartographie des systèmes philanthropiques urbains

Montréal, Québec, Gaspé (2017) Par Sylvain Lefèvre, Benoît Lévesque, Fanny Valois Nadeau, Emmanuelle Gagné, Vincent Martineau, Etienne Jean-st Laurent Pour l'Institut Mallet   La préparation du prochain sommet de l’Institut Mallet de novembre 2017, intitulé « La culture philanthropique au cœur de la ville », a suscité une série de réflexions sur les liens entre les villes et...

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New article: Partnerships between the State and Philanthropic Foundations in Quebec: genesis, contestation and post-mortem of a reform of public action

By Lefèvre, S. & Berthiaume, A. (2017), PhiLab   In Quebec, relations between State and voluntary sector have been played in pairs since the 1960s. However, in the last decade, a third player executed a pivotal role: the philanthropic foundations. At the heart of these new relations are formal partnerships between government and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation. These...

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Special Edition -December 2017: Philanthropy and religion

In this holiday season reigns a collective effervescence that encourage mutual help and makes particularly visible many impulses of solidarity. It is difficult to miss the commitment of many volunteers for people in need, especially since December 5th was International Volunteer Day, which highlights the contribution of volunteering to the socio-economic development of communities. The holidays...

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Joyeuses Fêtes! Happy Holidays!

Merci pour votre présence et votre soutien. Nous vous souhaitons nos voeux les plus sincères pour la période des Fêtes ! Thank you for your presence and support. The PhiLab team offers you their most sincere wishes for the holiday season!    

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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.


2018.01.26

Blog january 2018 - An Indigenous-philanthropic partnership that didn’t work, and what we can learn from it

By Juniper Glass Biography: Juniper Glass, MPNL, is principal of Lumiere Consulting, a research associate with the Montreal Research Laboratory on...

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2018.01.26

Blog january 2018: Philanthropy and (In)equality: What We Know

By Kristen Pue, PhiLab   What does research tell us about the relationship between philanthropy and (in)equality? In this blog post, I discuss three...

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2018.01.06

Blog décembre 2017: La Fondation de la JOC dans une société en transformation

Par David Grant-Poitras, PhiLab   La Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne (JOC) est un mouvement d’éducation populaire qui permet aux jeunes de s’organiser...

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