Category Archives: Non-profits

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 […]
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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 […]
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It Just Keeps Coming Back

I’ve been an activist for the rights of the disabled for over 50 years.  I have watched, participated and benefitted from some of the many changes that have taken place in my life time. The other thing I have witnessed repeatedly is that for every two step forward we wind up with one step back. […]
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Change – A Five Stages Process

I was just reading an article by by Tucker Max.  For those of you that don’t know who he is you can always check his website but in many ways he is the Hunter S. Thompson of the digital age.  That is all I will say except to mention he is also kind of a […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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