Inside the rapidly organized ‘Hill Day’ for a legislative amendment on non-qualified donees

The Ministry of Finance is “quite seized” with the issue, said Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guibeault

Why It Matters

As soon as this week, the government could pass legislation that, sector advocates say, would make it harder for charities and foundations to fund non-profits, grassroots groups and international charities — directly contravening a promise made in the federal budget.

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Tanya Hayles’s frustration over non-profit funding woes took her from Toronto to Ottawa last week. 

Hayles is the founder of Black Moms Connection, a non-profit she started in 2015 dissatisfied with the lack of diversity in parenting groups. The initiative began as a Facebook page, but membership took off the following spring, growing from 400 to 4,000, fuelled by the swelling Black Lives Matter movement and the increasing outrage over the s

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