Brian Iler

Brian Iler is a contributor to rabble's Pro Bono column. He is a partner at Iler Campbell LLP where he advises many of Ontario's co-operatives, non-profits and charities. Iler is counsel to the Ontario Co-operative Association and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a founding director of the TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative, which erected the wind turbine at Exhibition Place in Toronto, and the Community Power Fund, which provides financing for community-based sustainable energy projects. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Social Innovation, he advised it on its recent purchase of 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, and the Community Bond offering made to finance it. He is a member of the Ontario Non-profit Network's Expert Advisory Panel and author of much of its critique of the new Ontario Non-profit Corporations Act.

Brian Iler
Dec 18, 2020
The Kielburgers at a WE Day event (Image: Paul Williams/Flickr)

Reflections on the WE fiasco

An apparently hugely successful charity and social enterprise empire, WE Charity found itself vilified in the media, resulting in the loss of donors and the eventual closing of its Canadian operation.


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