Malcolm Burrows

Head, Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Private Client Group

Malcolm Burrows joined Scotia Private Client Group in 2004 after spending 13 years with three Toronto charities.As past-chair and member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planning (CAGP), Malcolm has been instrumental in securing Scotia Private Client Group's position as the largest national service provider to private foundations and led the development and launch of Aqueduct Foundation, a public foundation with donor advised funds.

He is a nationally-known philanthropic planner and has worked extensively as a volunteer on tax and policy issues relating to the charitable sector. As past-chair and member of the Government Relations Committee of the CAGP he has contributed to the development of new charitable tax incentives, including the elimination of capital gains on gifts of public securities. He chaired Imagine Canada's tax policy working group that developed the Donation Stretch Credit Proposal. His tax policy work on gifts of private securities and taxable real estate has been published by C.D. Howe Institute. He is a member of the Technical Issues Working Group of the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Malcolm is the editor-at-large for the monthly newsletter Gift Planning in Canada and member of the editorial committee of the quarterly journal The Philanthropist (www.thephilanthropist.ca). He was instrumental in the creation of Charitable Options, a category of stock options approved by the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2000. He is a member of the boards of Medécins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Canada and The Muttart Foundation.

Malcolm received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters in Drama from the University of Toronto. He is active as a speaker, writer and volunteer in the charitable sector.

Malcolm Burrows

Head, Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Private Client Group