Stories to expect in 2024 that could change how grassroots organizations operate

Why It Matters

As charities face declining volunteer numbers and inflation puts a dent in Canadians' donations, grassroots organizations need to look at the impacts of this in 2024 and find new income streams to help overcome it.

‘Major victory’ or disappointment? Mixed reviews on whether new CRA guidance will spur more granting to non-qualified donees

Why It Matters

Charity advocates celebrated in 2022 when the federal government changed the law, allowing foundations to grant to non-profits. However, new CRA guidelines suggest that many foundations must change their governing documents to benefit from the new latitude.

Battling burnout: CanadaHelps CEO sounds alarm on non-profit ‘wildfires’

Why It Matters

Social purpose organizations are starting to offer in-house solutions to combat mental and physical fatigue among their staff. However, they say without government and community support, those solutions won’t go far enough to keep staff ready to help others.

UPDATED: Artscape-owned properties to be part of receivership; managed properties to stay

Why It Matters

Almost 400 tenants have been waiting for updates since the receivership was announced in September. This is the first time tentative plans for various properties have been shared in detail.