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WEBINAR: Did the charitable sector get it right on the AMT?

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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This fall, the charitable sector mobilized against the government’s plan to reduce donation tax breaks for wealthy Canadians. 

Some advocates said this effort was essential to ensure charitable donations don’t continue to drop, and some argued this advocacy poses risks to the sector’s reputation and future fundraising efforts with average Canadians. 

The proposed tax changes will impact a minority of donors and charities, according to experts. 

But the debate raises more significant questions relevant to all: Have charities become too reliant on big gifts? Does our tax system offer more generous donation incentives to rich donors? Does sector advocacy on behalf of high-income donors risk impacting trust with everyone else? 

Join us to learn from: 

  • Bernadette Johnson, advocacy director of Imagine Canada
  • Karel Mayrand, CEO of the Community Foundation of Montreal
  • Tina Thomas, CEO of the Edmonton Community Foundation
  • Shirley Tillotson, professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, and author of Contributing Citizens:  Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State,1920-66.
  • Olivier Jacques, assistant professor at the University of Montreal

The webinar will be moderated by Gabe Oatley, Future of Good’s philanthropy reporter. The discussion will build upon a three-part series exploring the sector’s response to the AMT proposals.


February 28
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Future of Good
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