Behind the Mask of Altruism
A guest seminar on globalization, education and change with Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay
“NGOs are as Canadian as hockey,” declared a 1988 Parliamentary report. Few institutions embody the image of Canada's international benevolence like non-governmental organizations (NGOs) devoted to development abroad. But do the actions of Canadian NGOs match this perception? Recently, the altruistic image of NGOs has been disturbed by controversy about Canadian government-funded Corporate Social Responsibility partnerships between mining companies and Canadian NGOs.