Centre de l’Atlantique

Le Centre Régional de l’Atlantique est dirigé par Roza Tchoukaleyska la coordination est effectuée par Brady Reid. Ils sont situé sur le Grenfell Campus du Memoral University à Cornerbrook.

Courriel central du Hub: philab@grenfell.mun.ca

Nos recherches dans le Canada atlantique portent sur deux domaines interdépendants. Premièrement, nous ferons la cartographie des circuits d’échange entre les fondations octroyant et recevant des subventions à Terre-Neuve. Cela inclut les mouvements d’argent (qui fait des dons, qui collecte les fonds, comment est-il dispersé?) et d’information (comment les politiques nationales interagissent avec les idées locales, comment les idées voyagent-elles entre zones urbaines et rurales?). Deuxièmement, nous évaluerons la capacité rurale dans l’écosystème d’octroi de subventions du Canada atlantique. Nous nous attendons à ce que le contexte philanthropique en général et le rôle des fondations en particulier diffèrent du Canada atlantique et des régions plus périphériques et rurales des contextes canadiens plus urbains. Nous nous demandons comment les attachements au lieu influent sur la volonté des donateurs de soutenir des organisations philanthropiques et nous examinerons comment des partenariats transdisciplinaires sont formés entre les universités, le gouvernement, l’industrie, le public et d’autres ONG dans le but de maximiser l’impact de la philanthropie sur la durabilité des communautés. Les deux volets du projet intègrent un intérêt pour l’idée de «philanthropie fondée sur des preuves» (parfois appelée altruisme efficace) et sur la manière de mettre au point des systèmes de suivi et de production de rapports sur les impacts pour faire progresser la philanthropie rurale.

Groupe #1: The role of philanthropic activity in supporting social sustainability in rural Newfoundland

Responsable de projet: Roza Tchoukaleyska

Membres de l’équipe: Joan Cranston (Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation) , Dawn Pittman (Western Regional School of Nursing)

Partenaires: Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation

Description de Projet: This project will examine the role of philanthropic activity in supporting social sustainability in rural Newfoundland. A new health care social enterprise is being established in the town of Port aux Choix and the region of the Great Northern Peninsula. Through this project we will examine the potential of this social enterprise to spur philanthropic giving, create new partnerships with grant making foundations, and identify new models for community-based service provision in rural areas.

Group #2: Rural Philanthropy: Mapping patterns of charitable giving in NL and the Atlantic Region

Project Supervisor: Kelly Vodden

Team members: Leith Deacon, Darren Sheppard (Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation), Miranda Ivany

Partners: Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation (IBEC)

Project Description: The objective of this proposal is to contribute to knowledge generation in the philanthropic landscape of rural Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). We seek to map existing patterns of giving in NL and the Atlantic region, as well as to understand how the underlying cultural and historical contexts of these regions influence individual’s perceptions of the environmental sector and the potential implications it may have for philanthropic opportunities in this sector as a whole. More specifically, we will employ a case-study approach to examine the nature of philanthropic giving in the environmental sector to determine the potential for and of suitability of obtaining a charitable designation for small ENGOs in NL as a means of entering into the philanthropic ecosystem. Results will be used to enable the Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation (IBEC) to make an informed decision about their charitable status and the implications on their organization’s long-term sustainability. Further, this case study will be used to explore the nascent nature of philanthropic giving in the environmental sector in both NL, and in Atlantic Canada  as a whole by providing a curated set of examples and explanations which help provide an understanding of the unique challenges and barriers (and perhaps opportunities) that exist for small rural ENGOs in NL and Atlantic Canada. Knowledge gained from the IBEC experience will be documented and widely shared within both the ENGO community in NL and Atlantic Canada more broadly through the PhiLab Atlantic Hub to help ENGOs that are going through, or may go through, a similar decision-making process in the future. Given the currently limited nature of philanthropic giving within the province this project and the understanding to be gained is expected to be particularly important.

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