Ontario government abruptly ends youth funding program, leaving non-profits in lurch

Why It Matters

Many funders have adopted trust-based philanthropy principles in recent years, working to respect grantees as equal partners, while providing clear and transparent communication. But a group of non-profits say the Ontario government and a private foundation failed to uphold this standard earlier this year — and that youth are the ones who will suffer.

Canada’s lone ‘mega-foundation’ gets court approval for early sale of billions in Mastercard stock. Could it boost Indigenous-focused impact investing?

Why It Matters

The Mastercard Foundation’s staggering size means even a modest change to its investment strategy could have a big impact both domestically and abroad.

Scorecard: Social impact leaders give the budget a five out of 10

Why It Matters

The federal government’s annual budget sets the tone for the government’s relationship with the social purpose sector. Leaders’ reactions give us a sense of how that relationship will go this year.

New ad hoc coalition will advocate for charitable sector in advance of 2024 federal budget

Why It Matters

The non-profit sector is looking for changes to how the federal government distributes and regulates funding. A collaborative approach to pre-budget consultations will amplify that message.