Regional Hubs

PhiLab has four regional hubs that manage partnership-oriented research across 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.

Hub main 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

Entretien avec Mme Marilyne Fournier, directrice générale du Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec (RABQ)

Témoignages sur l’implication bénévole en période de COVID-19 au Québec Entretien avec Mme Marilyne Fournier, directrice générale du Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec (RABQ) Directrice générale du Réseau de ...
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Joan Anderson Mission Bon Accueil

Entretien avec Joan Anderson, Vice-présidente, Service aux familles, Mission Bon Accueil

Témoignages sur l’implication bénévole en période de COVID-19 au Québec Entretien avec Joan Anderson, Vice-présidente, Service aux familles, Mission Bon Accueil Le 15 janvier 2021 Joan Anderson a travaillé dans ...
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Pascal Bergeron

Entretien avec Pascal Bergeron, président de la Fondation Coule pas chez nous

Philanthropie et résistance climatique Entretien avec Pascal Bergeron, président de la Fondation Coule pas chez nous Avant d’être une fondation, Coule pas chez nous a d’abord été une simple campagne ...
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Charitable Tax Law COVID-19

Editorial: Charitable Tax Law and a Fair and Just COVID-19 Recovery

This editorial 'Charitable Tax Law and a Fair and Just COVID-19 Recovery' introduces PhiLab's January 2021's Special Edition: Philanthropy and Charitable Tax Law For those of us who work within—or alongside—the ...
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Ontario Hub

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

Hub main email: philabontariohub@gmail.com

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

Ontario Hub Blog articles

Interview United Way Greater Toronto

Interview with Stephanie Procyk and Ruth Crammond from United Way Greater Toronto

Stephanie Procyk is the Senior Manager of Research, Public Affairs, Public Policy & Evaluation at United Way Greater Toronto.  She is an experienced researcher who works on developing implementable evidence-based cross-sector ...
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Political activities of charities

COVID-19 and the political activities of Canadian charities

As an important component of charitable tax law, the rules and regulations surrounding the “political activities” of charities are an area of continual discussion, debate, and disagreement in the sector ...
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2020 Geneva International Conference “Taxation and Philanthropy”

The 2020 Geneva International Conference « Taxation and philanthropy » is an international academic event organized by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the Université de Genève / University of Geneva ...
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Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy and Economic Returns?: A Summary

Corporate Philanthropy and Economic Returns?: A Summary of Economic Impact of Corporate Foundations: An Event Analysis Approach Summary by Jordyn Pimm, Ontario Hub PhiLab student Philanthropic intentions with corporate incentive? ...
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The T3010 Users Research Group

The T3010 Users Research Group: Ten years of experience in collaboration on data

T3010 USERS RESEARCH GROUP: INTRODUCTION For a long time, obtaining data about the charitable and nonprofit sector has been a challenge. The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable sector published ...
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Climate Disasters Canadian Red Cross

Climate Disasters, Philanthropy, and the State: The Transformation of the Canadian Red Cross, 2013-2019

Climate change is affecting weather patterns around the world. Natural disasters are now more frequent and more intense. And the increased impact of climate-linked natural disasters is already transforming the ...
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Western Hub

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

Hub main email: Fundersinthewest@gmail.com

Western Hub Blog Articles

Data Philanthropy

Review of Recent Literature on Data Philanthropy

Data has become a highly valuable asset that can assist the philanthropic sector in achieving its goals and growing its footprint. The use of data in philanthropy has come to ...
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Les données et la philanthropie

Editorial: The Power of Philanthropic Data

The Power of Philanthropic Data “Data really powers everything that we do.” Jeff Weiner, Board Member of the Grace Science Foundation and CEO of LinkedIn Data is important. From simple ...
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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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Atlantic Hub

The Atlantic Regional Hub is supervised by Kelly Vodden. 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

Environmental Philanthropy in Atlantic Canada

What’s Happening with Environmental Philanthropy in NL and Atlantic Canada?

By: Miranda Ivany, Atlantic Hub Mitigating environmental issues has become an increasingly important topic in the political realm, community and regional development, and sustainability-related issues. All government levels have attempted ...
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Editorial: Philanthropy, Climate Change & the Environment

Editorial: Philanthropy, Climate Change & the Environment

This is the editorial for our most recent special edition: Philanthropy, Climate Change & the Environment Philanthropic behavior is far reaching and exists on many levels as a means to ...
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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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