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By Jim Phillips, Bruce Chapman, David Stevens

ISBN-10: 0773520961

ISBN-13: 9780773520967

The first component to the publication includes an summary of the charitable quarter in Canada, a sociological evaluation of altruism in numerous societies, a dialogue of altruism in a number of philosophical and non secular traditions, an fiscal research of "rational voluntarism," and an review of the connection among the charitable zone and the welfare kingdom. the second one part includes 5 papers at the criminal definition of charity, either basic (the jurisprudence of the Federal court docket of allure and a suggestion for rethinking the idea that of "public benefit"), and specific (the political reasons doctrine, faith as charity, and a statement at the fresh significant ideally suited court docket choice at the that means of charity). The 3rd part offers with the tax prestige of charities: papers review the present tax credits procedure and one bargains with the management of charities through the Canada Customs and profit corporation. the ultimate part comprises essays on charities and enterprise, at the law of fund-raising, and on wanted reforms in non-profit company legislation. At a time while the government is set to embark on quite a lot of coverage projects to aid and control the non-profit area, those essays are worthy examining for a person occupied with the way forward for the charitable quarter in Canada. individuals comprise Neil Brooks (Osgoode corridor legislations School), Cara Cameron (McGill), Bruce Chapman, Kevin Davis (Toronto), Abraham Drassinower (Toronto), David Duff (Toronto), Richard Janda (McGill), Will Kymlicka (Queen's), Andrée Lajoie (Montreal), Mayo Moran (Toronto), Charles-Maxime Panaccio (office of Mr Justice Charles Gonthier), Jim Phillips, Jane Allyn Piliavin (Wisconsin-Madison), David Sharpe (Attorney-General's place of work, big apple State), Lorne Sossin (Osgoode corridor legislation School), David Stevens, and Jen-Chieh Ting (Academia Sinica).

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Those working full-time tend to donate less than those working part-time. Those who are married or living common-law are more likely to donate than those who are single, separated, divorced, or widowed, and they also make generous contributions. They are outperformed, however, at least in terms of amounts donated, by widows and widowers. Volunteering The most recent statistics on Canadians’ volunteering behaviour appeared in Statistics Canada’s National Survey on Donating, Volunteering and Participating (1997).

1998. Individual tax-filers earn a tax credit for their donations equal to 17 per cent of the first $250 claimed and 29 per cent of any amount beyond $250 up to a maximum amount of 75 per cent of personal income. 5 billion). See ccra, Tax Statistics on Individuals: 1997 Edition, which analyses individual tax returns for 1995. The median is often used instead of the average, or mean, as the most representative statistic. It is the middle amount, meaning that precisely half of all donors gave less than the median and half gave more.

30 The survey devoted considerable attention to what prompted people to become involved in volunteering. For each volunteer event that a respondent reported, the survey asked how that person became involved. The answer in 44 per cent of all cases was that someone in the organization asked him or her to volunteer. 31 More than half of all volunteers (57 per cent) said that they volunteer for only one organization. Only 7 per cent volunteered for more than three organizations. 32 Three-quarters of all volunteer events and more than three-quarters of all volunteer hours related to five types of charity.

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