Academic journal article Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

Editorial / ÉDitorial

Academic journal article Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

Editorial / ÉDitorial

Article excerpt


This is the first time that ANSERJ has dedicated itself to a special issue. Complementing this publication and the edited book Les Fondation philanthropiques: de nouveaux acteurs politiques? is the research by PhiLab on philanthropy and community foundations that has generated important knowledge on grantmaking organizations in Canada and elsewhere.

This special issue starts with Sylvain Lefěvre and JeanMarc Fontan presenting multiple frameworks to analyze philanthropic foundations in Canada. They profile both well-known and emerging philanthropic typologies as well as the sociopolitical context in which these typologies have emerged. Iryna Khovrenkov and Lynn Gidluck then report on the first study of its kind to review the untapped research potential of administrative data on Canadian foundations. With the pending online filing of T3010 reports by registered charities in 2018, a new era of comprehensive data analysis will likely emerge.

François Brouard and Juniper Glass present an intriguing conceptual paper to assist in understanding the ecosystem in which foundations operate when reporting and sharing information. Next, Juniper Glass and Nancy Pole collaborate to present multiple case studies and key informant interviews as they examine the nature of cooperation among grantmaking foundations. Nazita Lajevardi, Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, James Stauch, and Nicole Rigillo, and then combine their talents to provide an analysis of grantmaking foundations in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands and outline lessons for Canadian foundations.

We hope that this special issue will whet your appetite to learn even more about Canadian foundations.

Peter R. Elson & Jean-Marc Fontan, guest editors


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