Regional Hubs

Le PhiLab possède 4 centres régionaux qui gèrent des projets de recherche partenariale à travers le Canada.

Quebec Hub

The Quebec Regional Center (Hub) is supervised by Adam Saifer and the coordinator is Diane Alalouf-Hall. The hub is located in Montreal in the offices of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Email: philabquebec@uqam.ca

The Quebec Hub is PhiLab’s most senior Regional Center. It is structured into three components: Laboratory, Observatory and Academy.

The Observatory manages databases and short-term research projects by publishing more blog-like articles. It helps disseminate knowledge on the Canadian philanthropic ecosystem by making it accessible and serves as a relay for research projects from our affiliate international research centers. Regarding its Academy dimension, the Quebec Hub encourages students to take part in activities and supports the projects of those who, during their post-graduate studies, would like to perfect their abilities in research fields associated with the Canadian Philanthropy Partnership Research Network. To do so, the Quebec Hub offers internships, calls for content, supports its students in participating in student seminars, webinars and other events through different communications, often in collaboration with CRISES.

Quebec Hub Blog Articles

Claude Pinard Saputo

Interview with Claude Pinard, CEO of the Mirella et Lino Saputo Foundation

Interview with Claude Pinard Claude Pinard is the Executive Director of the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation, a private family foundation based in Montreal. The Foundation is dedicated to improving ...
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Invisible Causes Philanthropy

Editorial: Invisible Causes and Philanthropy

This article is the editorial of our Special Edition "Philanthropy and Invisible Causes", led by PhiLab's Quebec Hub in October of 2020. As I sat down to gather my thoughts ...
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Meghan Joy

Interview with Meghan Joy: Philanthropy and Seniors’ Care

Meghan Joy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. Her research interests include the politics of population aging, theories and practice of progressive politics ...
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Bridging the fields of feminist and systems practice

New Report: Bridging the fields of feminist and systems practice

We are happy to share a new report by PhiLab member Juniper Glass. She has co-authored a new piece based on 3 years of working with feminist organizations across Canada.  ...
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Ontario Hub

The Regional Center is supervised by Manuel Litalien and François Brouard and the coordinator is Andrea Kosovac Sykes.

The Hub is located in North Bay in the offices of Nipissing University.

Ontario Hub Blog articles

Podcast: Addressing the Plastics Crisis – Interview with Greenpeace Canada’s Sarah King

PhiLab is happy to share this Pullback Podcast episode for our Special Edition on Philanthropy, Climate Change and the Environment, a podcast co-produced by Kristen Pue, Ph.D., and PhiLab Ontario ...
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Interview Jean-Marc Mangin

Interview with Jean-Marc Mangin, President & CEO of Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Interview with Jean-Marc Mangin: Keeping up with the Sustainable Development Goals in a combined health, social and economic crisis Jean-Marc Mangin is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), a national ...
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Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Editorial: Philanthropy and Social Innovation

This editorial introduces our special edition on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. Consult the full edition here. Jonathan Durand Folco is an assistant professor at École d’innovation sociale Élisabeth-Bruyère de l’Université Saint-Paul ...
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Editorial: Philanthropy, SDGs and Covid-19

Planned originally as a special edition on Philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, in ...
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Andrew Chunilall Community Foundations Canada

Interview: Andrew Chunilall, Chief Executive Officer of Community Foundations Canada, on their work with the SDGs

Andrew Chunilall joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017, following a six-year tenure as Vice-President of Finance for the London Community Foundation and his long-standing service as ...
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Jennifer Brennan Mastercard Foundation

Interview with Jennifer Brennan, Head of Canada Programs at the Mastercard Foundation, on the SDGs

Jennifer Brennan is the Head of Canada Programs at the Mastercard Foundation. She has led public policy negotiations on behalf of Indigenous Nations advancing key issues including education and land rights ...
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Western Hub

The Western hub is co-directed by Iryna Khovrenkov and Lynn Gidluck. It is located in Regina and has its own website: Funders in The West

Western Hub Blog Articles

Indigenous Community Foundations

Event coverage – Indigenous Community Foundations: Filling the Void

The webinar 'Indigenous Community Foundations: Filling the Void' on September 24th was the first in a series of webinars on Indigenous philanthropy hosted by Indigenous Philanthropy Towards Self-Determination. The next ...
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Philanthropy Responds to COVID-19

Philanthropic Foundations Canada August 2020 Report – Philanthropy Responds to COVID-19

The Canadian Philanthropic Community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with innovation and receptiveness which saw an increase in funding from $99 million in May to over $116 million in ...
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Carnegie Foundation

The continuing influence of the Carnegie Foundation on Canadian post-secondary education

Community engagement - that often talked about yet just as often ill-defined third mission of Canadian post-secondary education - has been receiving renewed attention recently.  The pandemic has raised with ...
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self-determination SDGs COVID-19

Self-Determination and Philanthropy’s Response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Self-determination, the SDGs and COVID-19 In his article in the COVID-19 Special Edition of PhiLab's Philanthropic Year Journal, published last May, Adam Saifer argues that state-led nation branding, namely, “the ...
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Atlantic Hub

The Atlantic Regional Hub is supervised by Roza Tchoukaleyska. The coordinator is Brady Reid. They are located on Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Cornerbrook.

Hub main email: philab@grenfell.mun.ca

Hub Description

Our research in Atlantic Canada covers two interdependent domains. First, we will map the network of exchanges between foundations giving and receiving grants in Newfoundland. This includes the movement of money (who is making donations, who collects funds, how are they distributed?) and of information (how do national politics interact with local ideas, how do ideas travel between urban and rural areas?). Second, we will evaluate the rural capacity within the grantmaking ecosystem of Atlantic Canada. We expect to find differences between Atlantic Canada and peripheral and rural regions, and more urban Canadian contexts regarding the overall philanthropic context and the role of foundations in particular.

We wonder how location influences the willingness of donors to support philanthropic organizations and we will examine how interdisciplinary partnerships are formed between universities, governments, industries, the public and other NGOs in the objective of maximizing the impact of philanthropy on the sustainability of communities. The project’s two components combine an interest in the concept of “proof-based philanthropy” (sometimes coined effective altruism) and the ways to update follow-up and impact report systems in order for rural philanthropy to make progress.

Atlantic Hub Blog Articles

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Introduction to Design Thinking for Social Innovation: A Tale of Three Labs

Introduction to Design Thinking for Social Innovation: A Tale of Three Labs (NouLAB, EPILab, and PhiLab) The spring of 2019 was an experimental time for me. I was less than ...
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A Conundrum for Sustainability and Evaluating Philanthropy: How (and Whether) to Compare Environmental and Social Impacts

A Conundrum for Sustainability and Evaluating Philanthropy

A Conundrum for Sustainability and Evaluating Philanthropy: How (and Whether) to Compare Environmental and Social Impacts The United Nations has put forward a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for ...
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philanthropic innovation sustainability

Ongoing Case Research on Philanthropic innovation for sustainability

Ongoing Case Research on Philanthropic innovation for sustainability: A multiple case study on how foundations support Sustainable Development Goals Our ongoing research will explore the contribution of grantmaking foundations to ...
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Policy Making Evaluation and Effective Altruism

Evidence-Based Policy Making, Policy Evaluation, and Effective Altruism: Considerations for a Research Project on Social Impact Measurement in Atlantic Canada

Philanthropy is not one of my usual research interests, but becoming a part of PhiLab has given me the opportunity to consider intersections between philanthropy, my own background in political ...
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