Atlantic Hub

The Atlantic Regional Hub is supervised by Roza Tchoukaleyska. The coordinator is Brady Reid. They are located on Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Cornerbrook.

Hub main email: philab@grenfell.mun.ca

Our research in Atlantic Canada covers two interdependent domains. First, we will map the network of exchanges between foundations giving and receiving grants 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.

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

Project Supervisor: Roza Tchoukaleyska

Team members: Joan Cranston (Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation), Dawn Pittman (Western Regional School of Nursing)

Partners: Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation

Project Description: 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.

Blog Posts

Rural Philanthropy Atlantic Canada

Connecting the dots: The philanthropic sector and regional development opportunities in Atlantic Canada

Born and raised on the island of Newfoundland, I have experienced first-hand the spirit of giving that people in this region embody. In a recent interview with Arthur Bull, former ...
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PhiLab interviews: Arthur Bull – Former Chair of Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia

May 21st, 2019 Interview conducted by Brady Reid Arthur Bull lives on Digby Neck. His past positions include Chairperson of the Coastal Communities Network, Co-Director of the Rural Communities Impacting ...
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Philanthropic Organizations to the Rescue? Alternative Funding Solutions

PhiLab is proud to present a new book chapter by one of our research members, Ryan Gibson : Philanthropic Organizations to the Rescue? Alternative Funding Solutions Book: Service Provision and ...
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Interview with Valerie Lemieux – Executive Director of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation

Philanthropy, democracy, and listening to voices that have been silenced October 25th, 2019, 10:30 am - 12 Montcrest Blvd., Toronto, ON Interview conducted by Brady Reid Interview edited by Katherine ...
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