Philanthropy's role in a crisis

November 2021 – Philanthropy’s role in a crisis

Of course, when there is mention of crisis, COVID-19 immediately comes to mind. However, there exist many other crises, some which have been exposed or exacerbated by the pandemic, such as social inequalities, systemic racism, healthcare system, housing, labor, or economic crises. With COP26 omnipresent in the media lately, we cannot omit the climate crisis from the list either. Let us remember that in 2008, Environment Funders Network (then called the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network […]

Philanthropy & COP26

October 2021 : Philanthropy & COP26

In Glasgow, from October 31st to November 12th, 2021, the next edition of the Conference of Parties will take place. Under the rallying banner of “Uniting the world to tackle climate change”, this conference aims to achieve four broad objectives: reach the zero-emission and maximum 1.5-degree increase in temperature targets by 2050; adapt to protect […]

September 2021: Respectful community engaged research

This issue of the PhiLab Atlantic hub newsletter entitled, “Respectful community engaged research” considers how philanthropy is complimented by an engaged approach to research to guide responsive philanthropy in the Atlantic context. In a recent video posting from the PhiLab Ontario Regional Conference, Jean Marc Mangin (President and CEO of Philanthropic Foundations of Canada) begins […]

July 2021 – Representation of Community Foundations in Canadian Philanthropy

One hundred years ago, Canada’s first community foundation was set up in Winnipeg. Today more than 90% of Canadian communities have access to a community foundation. At the national level, they are supported by the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), founded in 1992 to create a national network to connect and support community foundations that were previously working independently. Since then, […]

Le Fonds Patrice Rodriguez pour soutenir la réflexion sur le changement social

Communiqué de Presse 23 juin 2021 La Fondation Béati, en collaboration avec un collectif de cinq personnes proches d’elle, annonce aujourd’hui la création du Fonds Patrice Rodriguez. Ce Fonds est constitué en mémoire du regretté Patrice Rodriguez pour marquer les cinq ans de son décès en juin 2016.  Remarquable développeur de projets sociaux et économiques […]

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 to develop and produce research reports, blog articles, interviews and other publications on the general theme of grantmaking philanthropy. While many organizations struggled to continue […]

March 2021 – Philanthropy & Food Security

In this special monthly edition, led by PhiLab’s Atlantic Hub, we explore the intersection of food security and philanthropy through innovative case studies and stories of resilient communities responding to the global health crisis.

The Second Edition of The PhiLanthropic Year now available!

We are happy to share the second edition of our annual, bilingual journal on philanthropy, The PhiLanthropic Year, with you. A big thank you to Shereen Munshi from The Circle for her continuous support, as well as all the authors for their contributions. We invite you all to share the publication within your networks! The PhiLanthropic Year is a […]

February 2021 – COVID-19: Revealing Social Inequalities

Pre-Covid, never in the history of humanity have profits and the concentration of wealth been so high. According to Forbes, the number of millionaires has boomed globally. With such accumulation of wealth came a golden age of philanthropy. This trend was accompanied by a widening gap between the rich and the poor, as well as a failure to eliminate inequalities. Then, COVID happened. It comes as no surprise that social issues of the past remain a challenge. The current crisis has accentuated the failures of our […]

The Quebec Hub Coordinator Role is Shifting Hands

As of March 1st, 2021, the Quebec Hub coordinator role will be passing from Diane Alalouf-Hall to David Grant-Poitras David Grant-Poitras has been with PhiLab since 2017. He started off as the Student Representative, mobilizing PhiLab’s students to participate in the Network’s many activities. He was also responsible for curating the content for our PhiLibrary, […]