COP 15 and philanthropy's role

December 2022: COP 15 and Philanthropy’s Role

COP 15 is underway, what role for philanthropy? The good news is that leaders and representatives from around the world are meeting in Montreal under China’s leadership to evolve the conversation, decisions, and commitments to reduce the impact of human activities on Earth’s ecosystem biodiversity. This is positive news, given the importance of biodiversity for […]

The PhiLanthropic Year Volume 4 – Openness & Transparency

Initially, the case for openness, transparency and accountability can seem relatively straight forward: simply provide more information in an open and accessible fashion. Yet, as the 2022 edition of The PhiLanthropic Year illustrates, there is a lot of action beneath what would otherwise appear to be a calm exterior. We hope that this edition of […]

November 2022 – Canadian Philanthropy Abroad

Since the inception of the Canadian Philanthropy Partnership Research Network in 2014, PhiLab researchers have explored a myriad of topics and questions around the Canadian philanthropic sector. Naturally, most of this research—whether theoretical or empirical, exploratory or case-based, nation-wide or community-specific—has been situated firmly within the legal and symbolic boundaries of the Canadian nation-state. The fact […]

État des lieux sur la philanthropie subventionnaire québécoise

Nouveau livre par le PhiLab Québec

État des lieux sur la philanthropie subventionnaire québécoise Le nouveau livre du PhiLab Québec, publié par les Presses de l’Université du Québec, est maintenant en librairie! Sous la direction de Diane Alalouf-Hall , Caroline Bergeron, Jean-Marc Fontan Dans l’opinion publique comme dans le domaine scientifique, la définition de la philanthropie est loin d’être univoque. Cet […]

War Ukraine Canadian Philanthropy

May 2022 – War in Ukraine: The Role of Canadian Philanthropy

The role played by philanthropy in times of humanitarian crisis is as much a demonstration of human ingenuity as it is one of care and solidarity. As in response to other devastating crises such as the Syrian civil war and the war in Afghanistan, Canadian philanthropy has quickly mobilized its efforts and resources to support […]

Philanthropy & Perpetuity

April 2022: Philanthropy and Perpetuity

Is perpetuity the default setting for grantmaking foundations in Canada? This special edition on perpetuity challenges this assumption. It is, however, not an easy topic for the booming sector of philanthropy in this country, as it raises a deep structural issue, whereby grantmaking foundations could be part of the problem they wish to solve. In other words, it questions the very reason behind their existence […]

PhiLab’s 2022 National Conference

Re-imagining Philanthropy will be an opportunity to participate in the writing of a narrative that proposes mapping out a philanthropy that draws on different traditions – Indigenous and non-Indigenous, Western and non-Western across Turtle Island to reinvigorate the age-old traditions of giving and sharing, caring and solidarity, and to reinvigorate the values of equity, respect […]

February 2022: Philanthropy & Collaboration

This issue contains a bouquet of discussions and perspectives on the topic of collaborative philanthropy, a multi-faceted concept that includes collaboration across philanthropic organizations (both giving and receiving) and between these organizations and others with an interest in philanthropic activities and outcomes, including post-secondary institutions. As the curator of this issue, the Philab Atlantic Hub […]

January 2022 : Philanthropy for the Animals

This Special Edition is PhiLab’s first effort to address the many complex entanglements of philanthropy and animal welfare. The range and scope of these contributions reflects the fact that the relationship between humans and nonhuman animals cuts across all aspects of our lives. Animals provide companionship and, for many, can take on the role of […]

philanthropy & mental health

December 2021 : Philanthropy & Mental Health

Canadians are currently dealing with a mental health crisis: terrifying suicide rates among youth, an opioid overdose epidemic, high rates of mental illness in senior nursing homes, and all of this amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to address mental health issues, Canada needs collective action, and the philanthropic sector is well-positioned to play […]