Since the inception of the Canadian Philanthropy Partnership Research Network in 2014, PhiLab researchers have explored a myriad of topics and questions around the Canadian philanthropic sector. Naturally, most of this research—whether theoretical or empirical, exploratory or case-based, nation-wide or community-specific—has been situated firmly within the legal and symbolic boundaries of the Canadian nation-state. The fact that a Canadian Philanthropy Partnership Research Network prioritizes engaging with phenomena within the Canadian context should come as no surprise.
And yet, our world is a global one, defined by the cross-planetary flow of capital, people, media, and ideas (Appadurai, 2015). As a result, the social, economic, and ecological challenges we face are fundamentally global in nature, even if the most glaring injustices are spatially segregated. Similarly, philanthropic action and organizing impacts, and is impacted by, these transnational forces and “flows”. Thus, PhiLab must also look at the impact of Canadian philanthropy abroad.
In addition to focusing on the work that Canadian foundations do around the globe, this global-local lens—and the contributions in this Special Edition—raises additional questions: How are philanthropic communities in Canada shaped by our interconnected world? On the contrary, what can we learn about Canadian philanthropy by exploring philanthropic practices across the globe? And finally, what might a global-local lens teach us about social, economic, and environmental problems we address through our work as researchers and practitioners in the philanthropic sector?
- Editorial : Philanthropy Abroad, by Adam Saifer, Quebec Hub
- Video: Sage des partenaires, La Fondation Dufresne et Gauthier
- Philanthropy from a transnational and grassroots perspective, by Jacqueline Colting-Stol, Quebec Hub
- La lucha es un poema colectivo : réflexion d’un terrain de recherche en contexte autochtone, by Andréanne Brunet-Bélanger, Quebec Hub
- Fellowships et scholarships des organisations financées par la famille Rockefeller de 1915 à 1970, by Pierre-Yves Saunier, Quebec Hub
- Philanthropy of Newcomers – Remittance, Diaspora Philanthropy, and Diaspora Development Aid, by Catherine Pearl, Reza H. Chowdhury, Tashfeen Hussain, and Linda Symmes, Western Hub
- Une collaboration innovante au service du développement de la philanthropie africaine : Entrevue croisée de Rouguiétou Khady Sow et Aude Anquetil, by Anaïs Del Bono and Amina Wazoumi, International Hub
- La philanthropie ivoirienne à l’épreuve de la COVID-19 : de l’engagement aux difficultés rencontrées, by Jean Claude Kouadio, International Hub
- Co-constructing an anti-racist agenda for Canada’s international cooperation sector par Fondations communautaires Canada, by The Philanthropist, PhiLab partner
- Series: Canadian Charities Working Internationally, by The Philanthropist, PhiLab partner
November 2022 Newsletter: Canadian Philanthropy Abroad
- Special Edition: The role of Canadian Philanthropy
- PhiLab Podcast Season 2: Ep. 1 – The Role of Philanthropy in the World of Journalism
- Featured Philanthropic Profile
- Featured Alliance Article