Family Day and Telethon’s

"I didn't ask anyone to make me a poster boy, because poster boys always end up on a dart board" - Anurag Kashyap  Today is Family Day in BC.  Yesterday was the 2017 annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon.  What do they have in common?  They are both family focused however they are designed to … Continue reading Family Day and Telethon’s

Social Entrepreneurism (Revision)

"The disabled of tomorrow will be those who lack access to technology today," Terry Wiens 2001 Today was gorgeous and well worth a good wheel along the water front.  Nanaimo's 50th anniversary World Championship Bathtub race weekend was going on so the water front was very busy.  While enjoying the sun I came across a gentleman … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurism (Revision)

Changing the Way We Think of Charity!

Charities and goodwill are changing, not only in Canada, but worldwide.  And they are changing for a wide range of reasons, some good and some bad.  Canada is now experiencing what has been referred to as "charity chill".  Charities who may have an ideology that is oppositional to our government are now being threatened through … Continue reading Changing the Way We Think of Charity!

Who Says Charity Has to be Non-Profit?

Where is it written that organizations who want to provide charitable work have to be a non-profit?  It isn't.  It was 1966 before charities were asked to file returns on their activities and to register with the Minister of National Revenue so that the receipts they issued could be verified.  That's less than fifty years … Continue reading Who Says Charity Has to be Non-Profit?