Sam Watts

Let’s develop capacity and capability

“The next time you're looking at a charity, don't ask about the rate of their overhead; ask about the scale of their dreams…and what resources they need to make them come true.” – Dan Pallotta Canada’s charitab...
Corrie Sirota with Myra’s Kids Foundation founder Jon Reider

New Day Camp Helps Families Cope with Grief

On Saturday, June 15, John Abbott College will be the site of a unique healing experience for grieving families. “I don’t think you should call it a grief camp though,” says Corrie Sirota, clinical director fo...
Sam Watts

Being Charitable in Times of Incivility

Think Philanthropically  “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart then you have the worst kind of heart trouble” - Bob Hope Turn on the news.  What do we see and hear?  Much of the reporting covers storie...
City Mice and Country Mice

City Mice and Country Mice

What We Choose To Remember Bloc-Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet provoked a viral reaction last month with his interview for La Presse Canadienne about Montreal and the ROQ (rest of Quebec). Blanchet l...
Sam Watts

When journalists identify the wrong scandal

Think Philanthropically The non-profit sector is an economic driver, contributing over 192 billion dollars to Canada’s GDP. Is it scandalous that a few non-profit executives appear to be overpaid?  Probably.  B...