Charity Matters

Every afternoon, I get an email from Google full of headlines and links to charity- and philanthropy-related stories written throughout the day. In one of these emails, two headlines in particular caught my attention; they were stacked one on top of the other and were saying entirely opposite things about the same charity, Tides Canada. This […]

Charity Matters

Good news. Canadians are a pretty charitable lot. Statistics Canada recently released findings from their Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, and nearly 24 million people, or 84% of Canadians over 15 donated to a charitable or non-profit organization. Not such good news: While the number of Canadians who give is high, the average donation […]

Charity Matters

While Canada is looking to increase tax incentives for charitable giving, the United States is doing the opposite; President Obama’s tax plan would see charitable deductions cut. At first consideration, Canada’s policy appears more generous to the public. But is it? The proposed tax adjustment in the US will limit wealthy taxpayers to writing off […]