Petro-Canada launches new foundation to support family caregiver organizations

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One in four Canadians say they have been an unpaid caregiver for a friend or family member living with aging-related issues, disability, or a medical condition. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an even heavier burden on caregivers.

Candid conversation: Here’s what Stephen Huddart has learned about power and privilege in philanthropy

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Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.

Full video: Stephen Huddart on how the social impact sector can rise to the challenge of COVID-19

Why It Matters

Stephen Huddart has worked as president and CEO of the McConnell Foundation for almost a decade — and has even more decades of experience in the social impact sector, giving him a unique vantage point on what’s evolved and changed through the years, what still needs to change, and what the sector needs to do to seize the current opportunity to build back better.

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Can donor-advised funds save Canada’s social impact sector?

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Donor-advised funds (DAFs) represent an important tool in Canadian philanthropy. DAFs have been a more flexible model for faster responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, but almost no data exists on their efficacy — and severe transparency problems undermine their credibility.

Are Product Donations Actually Philanthropic?

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No industry will be left unchanged by technology, including philanthropy. With titans like Google and Box providing ‘free accounts’ to charities and non-profits, how is modern-day giving evolving? In this series, we unpack how the tech sector's product donation trend is shaping a new philanthropic landscape, and why this is essential to understand.