It’s been three years since Catalyst for Change, the report by the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector came out. With 42 recommendations meant to modernize the charitable sector in Canada, it was an important moment in the world of social purpose.
It also happened in an entirely different world — a world where the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t yet struck.
The pandemic has in many ways accelerated the need for modernization, from where and how (and how much) money flows to the digitization of charities’ work to treating the sector’s workers better.
To mark the three-year anniversary of Catalyst for Change, Future of Good’s editor Kylie Adair sat down with Senator Ratna Omidvar, the deputy chair of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector, to dive into progress, lack thereof, and where the sector should go from he
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