Our partnership project is called “Evaluation of the role and actions of Canadian grantmaking foundations in response to the social inequalities and environmental challenges”. For the network of grantmaking philanthropy, our partnership project represents an important and uncensored innovation. For the first time, we have brought together key actors of Canadian philanthropy within a research program with a collaborative intention.

PhiLab Network Directors

Jean-Marc Fontan


Telephone: 514-987-3000 #0240

Peter R. ELSON


Telephone: 250-721-8068

Management Committee

Management Committee

This committee is the main decision-making entity. It follows-up on the project’s broad orientations, validates plans and work calendars, as well as the operational budget. It also offers support for large events and mobilizes resources to support data collection and the dissemination of results.

Operational Committee

The operational committee‘s mandate is to manage all operational dimensions of the organization: policies, programs and activities, informing the Network of each Regional Center’s progress, follow-up on and evaluate the implementation of the project, report to the partners and SSHRC when needed.

Evaluation Committee

The evaluation committee‘s mandate is to validate the project proposals and send comments on these proposals to the concerned teams and report to PhiLab’s various directors of their progress.

Regional Center Supervisors

Quebec Regional Center or Hub:

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Ontario Regional Center or Hub:

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Atlantic Regional Center or Hub:


Western Regional Center or Hub:


Indigenous Research Cluster:

  • Supervisor: Kris Archie
PhiLab's Administrative team


Benoit Martel and Katherine Mac Donald
Telephone : 514-987-3000, p. 8576