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Sector News Digest: August 11, 2020

This week: The Ontario government and others sever ties with WE, new report predicts dire future for Canada’s faith buildings and the Canadian Black Policy Network launches. Week three of the #WEScandal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff, Katie Telford, appeared before the House of Commons finance committee on July 30. Both…

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Sector News Digest – July 28, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: more on WE Charity, non-profits team up to fight youth unemployment, a feminist economic recovery plan for Canada, and health charities seek relief. The WE scandal continues The sector’s largest story continues to be the controversy surrounding WE Charity’s ties to the families of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance…

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Sector News Digest: July 14, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: the widening WE-troversy, Atlantic Canada collaborations, new granting opportunities for Black-led groups, and COVID-related layoffs at Imagine Canada From WE to heat The steadily expanding controversy surrounding WE Charity and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows no sign of slowing. With Trudeau now admitting he did not recuse himself from a…

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Sector News Digest: June 30, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: calls for more diversity, WE controversy, the international response to COVID-19, and more. Addressing the lack of diversity in the sector In an open letter released June 20, Senator Ratna Omidvar urged government, charitable, and non-profit leaders to take action to increase diversity in the philanthropic sector. The first step:…

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Sector News Digest: June 16, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: stepped-up lobbying, Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, Alberta outreach, online Pride, and Black Lives Matter. Charities demand help Imagine Canada, stepping up its efforts to secure federal support for the philanthropic sector, is asking Canadians to contact their members of parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and Minister of…

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News Digest: June 2, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: more data on COVID-related revenue erosion, a focus on equitable stimulus, and pro-bono consulting for arts groups. Plunging revenue, plunging morale According to a new Imagine Canada report that compares the COVID-19 crisis to the 2008/09 recession, revenue losses are significantly higher for charities and non-profits this time. In 2008/09,…

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Sector News Digest: May 19, 2020

In this week’s Special News Digest: more data on the pandemic’s impact, foundations step up, and the roller-coaster policy response. New national, regional, and rural survey data Imagine Canada’s Charities & the COVID-19 Pandemic Sector Monitor report contains much-anticipated data on how the pandemic has affected the charitable sector. According to the survey, 35% of…

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Sector News Digest: May 5, 2020

In this week’s Special News Digest: Celebrating Giving Tuesday Now; more organizations make generous donations; federal relief for non-profits; online learning opportunities; and the impact of COVID-19 on arts organizations. Giving Tuesday and other COVID-19-related fundraising activity Today is Global Giving Tuesday, and the semi-annual appeal drive has particular resonance given the COVID-19 disruption. The…

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Sector News Digest — April 21, 2020

In this week’s Special News Digest: surveying the impact of the pandemic, online fundraisers, calls for policy overhauls and relief measures by First Nations, foundations and post-secondary institutions. New federal funding announcement After weeks of lay-offs and grim news, Canadian charities and non-profits finally have reason to celebrate. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of…

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Sector News Digest — April 7, 2020

Editor’s note: A lot has happened in the past two weeks. In addition to our continuing in-depth coverage of how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting charities and the non-profit sector, we’re also shifting the focus of our biweekly digest to the pandemic so we can provide you with the latest responses and resources. Non-profits eligible…