Government of Canada proposes a ‘shocking and incomprehensible’ change on funding non-qualified donees

Why It Matters

For years, charities, non-profits, foundations and grassroots groups have called for an easier way for charities to work with “non-qualified donees” — organizations without charitable status. That seemed on the horizon with the steady progress on a senate bill, until now.

‘We can do much better’: Canada’s charitable advisory committee’s newest members on how they plan to transform the sector

Why It Matters

Members of the Advisory Committee for the Charitable Sector have the ear of the federal government and can influence regulatory reform for Canada’s social impact sector.

Explainer: The Effective and Accountable Charities Act (Bill S-216) – what you need to know

Why It Matters

Many critics see the current regulations on funding non-charities as a colonial form of control over already marginalized groups. This new bill proposes changes that would shift the power from funders to people on the ground.

Canada’s ambitious social policy spending may be over. Here’s how the 2022 federal budget lines up with the Liberals’ priorities.

Why It Matters

Mandate letters are detailed descriptions of a Prime Minister’s policy goals – and priorities – for their term. They give the social impact sector an idea of what issues the government may quickly fund, and what it may ignore outright.