The face of charity is changing in Canada. Fresh, innovative humanitarian groups are hitting the ground, backed not by big corporate donors, but by average families. Micro-philanthropy is growing in popularity as Canadians, fed up with the bureaucracy and administration fees of corporate non-profits, go from simply writing cheques to changing lives on the ground themselves with grassroots charities. Learn more about the trend and meet families from across the country who are making a difference in the developing world in my upcoming article in Reader’s Digest Canada in December 2012. Stay tuned for more.