With COVID-19, there’s a before and after
Who hasn’t thrown stones into a stream to see the waves it causes and their intertwingling? The COVID-19 global pandemic is a huge rock that creates a multitude of intertwined waves.
Few events have the power to generate an impact of this magnitude. It affects everyone, all organizations and institutions, including the world of philanthropy and society as a whole.
As a result of the pandemic, needs are emerging from everywhere. It is not only the poorest people in our society who are affected, but the entire population. And everyone must react, adapt and do their part.
Whether it is in health, education, the economy, culture or politics… we need to change our ways, not only to react to the crisis situation, but also to adapt to the changes and the “new reality” that is slowly taking hold.
Unlike a stone thrown into the water, we are not the ones who can just stop throwing stones. We can just help by taking public health measures and getting involved in our community. More than ever, solidarity and a sense of community, key elements of philanthropy, are in evidence.
In this Newsletter, we present you with a set of texts illustrating reflections and examples of philanthropic practices in response to the pandemic. We invite you to share your comments with us.
- Philanthropy and the Coronavirus crisis: Making the shift towards a preventive model, by Diane Alalouf-Hall, Jean-Marc Fontan and David Grant-Poitras, Quebec Hub
- Infographic: Philanthropy and the Coronavirus crisis: Making the shift towards a preventive model, by Diane Alalouf-Hall, Jean-Marc Fontan and David Grant-Poitras and Katherine Mac Donald, Quebec Hub
- Philanthropy during COVID-19: The urgency of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lens, by Adam Saifer, Quebec Hub
- L’architecture collective des solidarités à l’épreuve de la COVID-19, by Sylvain A. Lefèvre, Quebec Hub
- Les trois horizons de la réponse philanthropique au Québec : chronique des cinq premières semaines de COVID-19, by Nancy Pole, Quebec Hub
- La philanthropie et les projets internationaux selon la Fondation KBF CANADA, by Benoit Fontaine, Fondation KBF Canada
- La mobilisation face au coronavirus par le secteur philanthropique Brésilien, par Lidia Eugenia Cavalcante, PhiLab International
- Interview: Jessica Cytryn and Rachel Cheng of the Montreal Restaurant Worker Relief Fund, by Katherine Mac Donald, PhiLab Canada
- 211 Teams playing critical role during COVID-19 Pandemic , by Lynn Gidluck, Western Hub
- Action publique, comportements et philanthropie en contexte de COVID-19 : quelques réflexions à partir du Sénégal, by Dr. Sambou Ndiaye, PhiLab International
- La crise provoquée par la COVID-19 et l’impact financier en philanthropie, by François Brouard, Ontario Hub