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Sector News Digest – October 20, 2020

This week: Bolstering recovery by learning from COVID-19; MakeWay says no way to Alberta’s public inquiry; many fear that rent and mortgage relief may come too late for small businesses, non-profits, and charities. 211 goes national All Canadians will soon have access to 211, thanks to a federal grant to United Way Centraide Canada. The…

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Sector News Digest – October 6, 2020

In this week’s News Digest: Ontario non-profit reforms still alive, rural Canada’s moment, and calls for better ESG reporting. Reforming Ontario’s non-profit laws Ontario MPPs have voted to save the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) from an automatic repeal, with a new expiry date of December 2021. In the session’s transcript, Lisa Thompson, Minister of…

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Sector News Digest – September 22, 2020

This week: WE fallout, charities and trust issues, new or increased funding from CanadaHelps and Chagnon, and a big win against SLAPP suits. WE fallout On September 9, founders Craig and Marc Kielburger announced that WE Charity would cease operations in Canada and that they would step down from the global organization they started in 1995….

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Sector News Digest – September 8, 2020

This week: UNICEF laments state of Canadian youth, McConnell Foundation pauses granting, new Canadians hold promise for giving and volunteering, and one in five Ontario charities may fold. Canada’s youth face hardship UNICEF on September 3 released Report Card 16, an annual report measuring the state of children and youth under age 18 in wealthy…

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Sector News Digest: August 25, 2020

This week: Freeland’s to-do list, recovery ideas from Alberta’s non-profits, pandemic fallout for Indigenous artists, and making summer fundraisers work despite social distancing  Charity reform and the new finance minister Senator Ratna Omidvar, who co-chaired the Red Chamber’s committee on charitable reform, is calling on the new Liberal finance minister to move quickly on long-sought…

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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…