The Case Against Policy Advocacy Deregulation

Introduction Over the last year, many have argued in these pages that the rules restricting Canadian charities from intensive policy engagement should be relaxed or rescinded (Gibbins, 2015; Gibbins, 2016; McRae, 2016; Cave, 2016; Juneau, 2016; Northcott, 2016). Some go so far as to argue that restrictions on advocacy and political activity impose “unreasonable limits…

The Moral Imperative for Policy Advocacy, Part 2: Options for Reform

This is the second of three articles by Max Bell Foundation and their Senior Fellow, Dr. Roger Gibbins, addressing policy advocacy over the next few months. SUMMARY: This article sees the declaration by the newly elected Government of Canada for a more open relationship with charities as a welcome opportunity and it proposes three strategic…

Uncomfortable Advocacy

The Philanthropist published the Moral Imperative for Policy Advocacy by Dr. Roger Gibbins of the Max Bell Foundation on February 16, 2016. This is the first of three articles on policy advocacy and it presents a cogent case on the obligation of charities to engage in political activities. The second looks at alternative strategies for…

Charities Have a Moral Obligation to Help Develop Public Policy

SUMMARY: The election of the Trudeau Liberals follows several years of tension between the federal government and a sizeable group of Canadian charities, and flags an opportunity for the charitable, non-profit sector. Max Bell Foundation’s Senior Fellow Roger Gibbins has been examining the roles charities play in delivery of social programs and policy initiatives of…

The Moral Imperative for Policy Advocacy

This is the first of three articles by Max Bell Foundation and their Senior Fellow, Dr. Roger Gibbins, addressing policy advocacy over the next few months. SUMMARY: Dr. Roger Gibbins, a Senior Fellow at the Max Bell Foundation, focuses on shoring up the case for policy advocacy, on what charities should do: on why policy…

Index to The Philanthropist Volume 12

Index to The Philanthropist Volume 12 Cite as (1994-5), 12 Philanthrop. No., pp. PREPARED BY CLAUDIA WILLETS, M.L.S. Subject Index A ACCOUNTING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CICA Re-Exposure Draft 1994(Vo1.12,No.2), pp. 38-42. 1994(Vol.12,No.2), pp. 43-47. ALBERTA Charitable organizations. Fund-raising solicitation -Case comments 1994(Vol.12,No.2), pp. 36-37. ASSOCIATIONS. Europe Legal development: Legislative statutes 1995(Vol.12,No.4), pp. 45-57. B BIBLIOGRAPHIES…