History Professor Dominique Marshall was one of the collaborators of a new book on Canada’s voluntary sector. It was just published under the auspices of Carleton’s Master in Non profit management, under the leadership of Dr. Susan Phillips. The full publication is available online as well as the chapter by Prof. Marshall, “Four Keys to Make Sense of Traditions in the Nonprofit Sector in Canada: Historical Contexts.”
About the Book
For far too long, Canada has lacked a comprehensive resource examining Canada’s charitable sector. That has now ended.
The Muttart Foundation has spent many years focusing on building the capacity of charities in this country. The publication of this collection is another contribution to that effort. By understanding more about itself, the sector can continue to develop and find new ways to serve Canadians and those in need outside our nation.
The authors of these essays bring different perspectives on the role and inner workings of Canada’s charities. Collectively, they bring an unprecedented insight into the work of organizations whose diversity is exceeded only by their desire to serve.
About Prof. Dominique Marshall
Dominique Marshall is professor of history at Carleton University. She teaches and researches the past of social policy, children’s rights, humanitarian aid, refugees, disability, and technology. She coordinates the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History, which supports the rescue of archives of Canadian development and aid; co-directs the Carleton University Disability Research Group and the International Development Research Centre–funded program Gendered Design in STEAM; and is a co-investigator of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council–funded Local Engagement Refugee Research Network and a member of its Archives, Living Histories and Heritage Working Group. She has written about Canadian social policies and poor families, the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations, the Conference on the African Child of 1931, and the history of OXFAM in Canada.