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

ESG Recognizes the Philanthropy Observatory

PhiLab is happy to announce that the Philanthropy Observatory (Observatoire de la Philanthropie) has been officially recognized by the École des sciences de la gestion (ESG) the 8th of April, ...
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Entretien Thierry Durand

Entretien avec Thierry Durand, Directeur général de Convergence action bénévole et du 211 

Entrevue avec Thierry Durand Première partie : Regard sur un centre d’action bénévole atypique  Par Charles DuprezDuprez, candidat à la maitrise en responsabilité sociale et environnementale à l’UQAM  Convergence action bénévole offre des services à ...
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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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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

Community-based Philanthropy

Research Project: The Evolution of Community-based Philanthropy

The Evolution of Community-based Philanthropy: Initial Insights into a Comparison of Community Foundation Peak Organizations Research team: Leigha McCarroll, Ph.D. Candidate (Carleton University), Dr. Megan Conway, Post-doctoral Fellow (Carleton University), ...
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Personne âgée en temps de COVID

COVID-19 Management in Long-term Care: Governments Outperformed Nonprofits, So Where Do We Go from Here?

We set out to understand whether long-term care home (LTCH) provider type made a difference for COVID-19 outcomes. Our recently published paper, “Does the Profit Motive Matter? COVID-19 Prevention and ...
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PhiLab’s Ontario Hub Regional Conference 2021

The Role of Grantmaking Foundations in Restructuring Ontario’s Philanthropic Action Throughout and Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis  May 12th – 14th, 2021  You can watch the conference here: PhiLab's Ontario Hub is ...
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COVID-19 Social Inequalities

Editorial – COVID-19: Revealing Social Inequalities

This editorial introduces the Special Edition COVID-19: Revealing Social Inequalities led by the Ontario Hub Pre-Covid, never in the history of humanity have profits and the concentration of wealth been so high. According to Forbes, the number of ...
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Steven Ayer

Pullback Podcast: Interview with Steven Ayer – The Fallout from COVID-19

The Canadian Philanthropy Partnership Research Network partnered with Pullback Podcast for this collaborative episode on COVID-19’s impacts and the prospects for a just recovery. Pullback is a podcast about everyday ...
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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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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

May 2021 – Spotlight on PhiLab researchers

To call the past year tumultuous would be a severe understatement. Despite the many changes that were required to adapt to the new COVID-19 reality, PhiLab’s researchers and students continued ...
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chercheur.e.s du PhiLab

Mai 2021 – Les chercheur.e.s du PhiLab en vedette

Qualifier l'année écoulée de tumultueuse serait un grave euphémisme. Malgré les nombreux changements nécessaires pour s'adapter à la nouvelle réalité de COVID-19, les chercheurs et les étudiants de PhiLab ont ...
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Community-based Philanthropy

Research Project: The Evolution of Community-based Philanthropy

The Evolution of Community-based Philanthropy: Initial Insights into a Comparison of Community Foundation Peak Organizations Research team: Leigha McCarroll, Ph.D. Candidate (Carleton University), Dr. Megan Conway, Post-doctoral Fellow (Carleton University), ...
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Community-based Philanthropy

The Evolution of Community-based Philanthropy

The Evolution of Community-based Philanthropy: Initial Insights into a Comparison of Community Foundation Peak Organizations Research team: Leigha McCarroll, Ph.D. Candidate (Carleton University), Dr. Megan Conway, Post-doctoral Fellow (Carleton University), ...
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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

Atlantic Hub Regional Conference

Mapping the Landscape: Philanthropy and Community Investment in Atlantic Canada June 7th & 8th, 2021 1:3o pm - 4:30 pm (Atlantic time) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Newfoundland time) PhiLab's ...
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Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador

Hubs of a New Normal – Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador

Bringing new life and community health hubs to old buildings of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador The Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland is a very isolated area, both ...
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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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