- The charitable sector has a critical role to play in Canada alongside government social programs.
- Government policy should support a flourishing charitable sector.
Ray Pennings, Stephen Lazarus
October 2, 2009
A Canadian Culture of Generosity: Renewing Canada's Social Architecture by Investing in the Civic Core and the "Third Sector" is a Cardus discussion paper looking at a strategic response to flagging volunteerism, philanthropy and civic participation.
Brian Dijkema, Sean Speer
March 20, 2020
Cardus is offering a clear plan of action to equip Canada’s governments to supply immediate financial support to charities in order to protect their capacity to provide crucial front-line services during and after the immediate crisis.
June 22, 2021
Imagine Canada like a car: we’ve just had the rare experience of smashing our economy, culture, and society into a brick wall at high speed—whether through the disease itself or our response to it. And like crash-test engineers, we now have to perform the analysis. What did we learn? How did we fare? What performed better than expected, and what worse? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?
June 22, 2021
Join us as we Exit COVID: Toward what matters most.
August 5, 2020
From historic military meltdowns to last week’s barbecuing of the Kielburger brothers by a Commons committee, being too nice to ask hard questions invariably risks organizational catastrophe, Robert Joustra writes.
July 17, 2020
What questions didn't get asked, wonders Peter Stockland, when a 36-member cabinet assessed a $900 million plan with a mega-charity linked to the Prime Minister and his family?
November 6, 2021
“One of the largest influences on whether or not somebody gives, and gives regularly, is their religious commitment,” Cardus Vice-President of External Affairs Brian Dijkema tells The Catholic Register in this story about declining charitable giving in Canada. Photo by Katt Yukawa on Unsplash
July 20, 2021
Taxing today’s religious institutions because of residential-school horrors would be missing the point
July 19, 2021
Some want to channel public disgust about the indignities suffered by Indigenous children at residential schools to revive their long-standing grievance with the property-tax exemptions for houses of worship. Brian Dijkema points out why this would be a mistake.