Federal advisory committee on the charitable sector lacks transparency and diversity, say some, leading to more “conservative” finding on DQ debate
The federal Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS) has the ear of Diane Lebouthillier, the federal minister responsible for Canada’s charitable policy. Their findings on key policy decisions, like the disbursement quota, have the potential to shape federal policy for years to come.
A DQ hike isn’t enough — here are 7 other things that need to change for more money to flow to Black and Indigenous groups
Funding to groups led by and serving Black, Indigenous and people of colour receive miniscule amounts of Canadian philanthropic dollars. A disbursement quota hike would not automatically mean more funding for these organizations — who are serving some of the most pressing needs.
Canada's disbursement quota changes could mean billions in extra grants. Why don't smaller charities care?
The needs of philanthropic organizations with multimillion dollar annual disbursements are very different from a small charity with a handful of staff – yet the former dominates consultation requests, the narrative, and committee meetings on disbursement quota changes.