David Johnston: Canada’s strong culture of giving is in danger

Opinion: The future of philanthropy in Canada is in doubt, writes the former governor general. How can Canadians be encouraged to donate more?
Volunteer holds box containing donated toys

Should you sell things you get for free?

Give-away websites allow participants to exercise generosity and build community, but some recipients are turning them into a way to make money

Where do all the royal visit flowers go?

The logistics of donating 100 bouquets collected during one day of the royal visit

What happened to the money from the ice bucket challenge?

The viral craze raised a cool $17 million for ALS Canada. How to spend that money has posed its own challenges.

One big cheque from Daryl Katz, many bigger questions in Edmonton

The Oilers’ owner faces a probe over his gift to the Alberta Tories
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New Carleton U donor deal gets thumbs down

Canadian Association of University Teachers isn’t happy
gay blood donation protesters

Carleton students right on blood ban

Canadian Blood Services needs to change its policies
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Thanks to a donor, Harvard now has a Falik Men’s Room

Wealthy alumni are buying up naming rights to universities’ bathrooms
The value of giving in the valley

Are members of organized religions inherently more generous?

Why faith may explain why Abbotsford, B.C., is Canada’s most generous city
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Donors scared off by Woodsworth departure

High severance package given to former president has alumni wary of giving.